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What exactly is invasive adenocarcinona sclc

By Anonymous September 24, 2017 - 1:15pm
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In 2015 I was diagnosed with a rare nslc of the right ureter /bladder..had surgery to remove the cancer and reroute it in bladder as well section if bladder removed..in April 22- 2017 was diagnosed with nsclc of right lung they removed the right upper and middle lobes as they were fused together I didn't have my surgery until August 23-2017 the results came back invasive adenocarcinoma and I just had the port put in now waiting to have more ct scans done..then waiting to start chemotherapy with combination of altima and cisplatin then follow up with clinical trial.. When they removed the 2 sections if lung they also scrapped it.should I be worried about this coming back again and if the surgeon got it all why are they wanting to do aggressive treatments um abit confused ..hope you can give me any info thank you

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Hello. Thank you for posting today.

Your doctor/surgeon is the best one to answer these questions. We can give you some general information. *When carcinoma cells grow into the deeper layers of the lung, it is called invasive or infiltrating carcinoma. At this point, the cancer cells can spread (metastasize) outside of the lung to lymph nodes and other parts of your body. Invasive carcinomas are considered true lung cancers and not pre-cancers. The below link is a good resource for understanding lung cancer pathology. Copy/paste.


As a class, NSCLCs are relatively insensitive to chemotherapy and radiation therapy compared with SCLC. Patients with resectable disease may be cured by surgery or surgery followed by chemotherapy. Local control can be achieved with radiation therapy in a large number of patients with unresectable disease, but a cure is seen only in a small number of patients. Patients with a locally advanced unresectable disease may achieve long-term survival with radiation therapy combined with chemotherapy.

I hope this information, while general, will help. As I say, your doctor is the best one to talk to about the specifics of your condition. I wish you well starting your treatment. Keep us updated.


September 24, 2017 - 3:19pm
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