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What is adenocarcinoma? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 24-Jan-2014
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User:Hi there... Can you please explain me in simple terms what "adenocarnicoma" means?
Doctor:it means cancer in simple terms
Doctor:the cancer can be anywhere in the superficial lining
Doctor:are you there?
User:And what does mucinous adenocarnicoma mean?
Doctor:it is a type of cancer with mucin in it
Doctor:mucin is a chemical
Doctor:or a body substance
Doctor:mostly in the ovary
Doctor:all right?
User:My Mom's biopsy report says mucinous adenocarnicoma inflitarting from rectum
User:Does this mean the cancer cells in rectum are created a lump?
Doctor:it means there is a cancer in the rectum that is spreading to surrounding area
Doctor:and not forming or creating lump
User:okay, so the rectum is infected?
User:with cancer?
Doctor:that is right
Doctor:there is cancer in the rectum
User:okay... Can radiation and chemo help to get rid of cancer or does the orgn need to be removed?
Doctor:radical resection or organ needs to be removed
Doctor:followed by radio/chemo depending on the response
User:okay.... Thank you doctor
Doctor:my pleasure
Doctor:shall we end the chat now?
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