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Re: [MOL] adenoid cystic carcinoma






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From: <GRINLISA@aol.com>
To: <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Sent: Friday, October 06, 2000 10:03 AM
Subject: [MOL] adenoid cystic carcinoma


> Hi, my name is Lisa.  I was diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma of the
> sphenoid sinus (primary) a little over a month ago.  Found out this week
that
> it has metastized (sp?) to my lung.  I am still waiting for radiation
> treatment from the inital diagnosis, and will need to travel across the
> country for proton beam radiation because the original tumor is located
> around my optic nerve.  Does anyone know if radiation is also used for the
> lung at the same time, or is it unlikely to have radiation in two places
on
> my body at once?  From what I understand, there are no clear indications
that
> chemotherapy will benefit this particular cancer, but radiation has a good
> success rate when the cancer has not spread.  Also, I think probably the
next
> step will be to see if it has also spread to bones.  How is this
determined,
> and should I request a test to see if there is indication that is is in
bones
> yet?  Thanks for any information.
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