Dr. Richard Mcgee

Medical Oncology
Blanchard, ID
52 years experience male

Locations

True North Oncology

Edmonds, WA

Address

809 Hemlock Way, Edmonds, WA
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Specialties
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Medical Oncology

Hematology

Hematology and Oncology

Internal Medicine

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94 Answers
10 Agrees
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Patience, time: The effects of radiation therapy take time to resolve. Appetite is one that may take some time and may be slowed in recovery by other continuing medi... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Depends on cause: Pulmonary bleeding has many causes and the cause of the bleeding needs to be established. The danger lies in the causes and less so in the bleeding i... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Yes: Mouth cancers are usually identified by a white discoloration (leukoplakia), reddened areas which may bleed, or rarely a dark blue or brown area whic... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Not likely: Active filariasis can be transmitted from donor to recipient.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Yes: Depends upon the specify virus and any underlying other conditions of the patient.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Different types: Myelogenous leukemia- overproduction of the immature or mature myeloid cell types- those cells that would normally mature into neutrophils, platelets,... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Depends: I believe disability is based upon the impairement caused by the cancer and not on the exact type of cancer. So some squamous cell cancers might caus... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
No: I would tell you to avoid it completely. Tongue cancers are associated with papilloma virus, tobacco use (smoking, chewing), poor dental hygiene, poo... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Very Low: Carcinoid tumors are solid masses and unless they have died (necrosed) the chance of one bursting is very very unlikely.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Yes: Certainly during and shortly after radiation treatment to the abdomen, the bowel can be irritable and this would be felt as cramps. However, many oth... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Yes: Prolonged B12 deficiency can result in neurologic damage which is at best only partially reversible.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Factor VIII level: Hemophilia a results from the relative deficiency of factor viii coagulation protein. There are several degrees of severity depending upon the residu... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
This : This is just too specific a situation to be able to give you a meaningful and helpful answer without actually seeing your husband and reviewing all hi... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Yes: Turmeric with slaked lime has been used in home remedies to stop bleeding.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Possibly: Oral iron supplements do not cause skin color changes. Iron injections into muscle or skin can result is iron deposits in the skin causing color chan... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Polycythemia: Too many red blood cells. It can be serious and dangerous if too high. You should see a doctor to see if you need treatment.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
See doctor, get test: Leukemia is usually easy to identify with a physical exam, a history, and simple blood tests. On occasion, slightly more detailed testing is required... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Unimportant usually: Radiologist code intended to indicate slight excess fluid in the lower part of the lung field (posterior if lying down) due to the influence of mild e... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Change type: Itching can sometimes be eliminated by changing the type (i.e., manufacturer or method of preparation) of the ivig. Sometimes IV steroids such as Dec... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Many possibilities: It depends on how long have you had it, constant or not, location on head, precipitating events, any associated neurologic symptoms, worse in AM or PM... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Yes: My worries are: 1) why do you need extra iron at all? What's the reason? 2) over the counter iron tablets contain very little absorbable iron. Mor... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Not usually: Basal cell is usually a painless pearly appearing nodule in sun exposed areas of skin. It can get very big and produce an ulcer in the center. The s... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Multiple causes: Infection- systemic viral or bacterial, oral gingivitis, parotiditis, sialadenitis Cancer- Lymphoma of any type, oral or pharyngeal cancers, rarely ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Yes: Oral iron intake is usually limited only by your gastric and bowel tolerance of the dose from gastritis to constipation to loose bowels.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Probably not if pill: Oral iron tablets- generally no iv iron- generally yes- ferritin measurements will be affected for weeks.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Poor iron absorption: The concern is that the calcium salt can combine in the stomach/ intestine with the iron in a way that makes the iron less available for absorption. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Yes: Hemochromatosis is caused by genetic predisposition to excessive iron storage. It can be treated with removal of iron- usually by recurrent phlebotom... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Usually No: Causes of hemolytic anemia include inherited metabolism or cell membrane disorders and acquired, e.G from antibodies. In either case the average surv... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
No: Not from the mouth cancer itself. If the cancer is advanced enough to require chemotherapy, then as a result of some of the chemotherapy drugs, ferti... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Maybe: It all depends upon finding the cause- then treatment can be formulated. How important this is depends upon the severity of the anemia and all of you... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Not likely: No specific foods but usual treatment for pv is regular phlebotomy to induce iron deficiency and limit rbc production. Taking iron supplements would ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Not likely: Complications from this procedure are very rare.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Sometimes: There are a portion of melanomas that have a genetic inheritance, e.G, the dysplastic nevus syndrome. We are not yet certain about exactly how the in... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Higher cancer risk: Mouth, tongue, throat, esophagus, lung, bladder and stomach cancers are all associated with use of tobacco. Smoking increases the risk of all these... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
No: I have never heard of any heart cancer related directly to alcohol.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Possibly: Low back pain might be caused by testicular cancer in abdominal or pelvic lymph nodes, pelvic or lower abdomen back muscles, low lumbar vertebrae or i... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Destruction: These can be scraped off the skin but will usually return. They can be inhibited sometimes with topical corticosteroids but most often they are remov... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Not that we know: The radiation energy from a cell tower is very low unless you are on the tower at the antenna. The current controversy is whether cell phone itself c... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Sometimes: If the radiation field encompases the ovaries or a single remaining ovary, then with usual treatment intensity, there is a high liklihood of infertil... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Brachytherapy : Brachytherapy alone seldom causes nausea or severe fatigue. The symptoms are often seen in extended field external beam therapy, whereas brachytherap... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Bowel-vagina fistula: Most commonly this is because of a connection between the rectum and the vagina- the cause is serious. You should see a gyn or rectal surgery special... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Prob error in test: May be test error in you or Mom. Likely that Dad has transmitted F V Leiden to you as expected. Either he or your Mom likely also has F II (20210A) m... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Yes: I know it sounds stupid- get more rest. Studies suggest fatigue is also improved by regular mild exercise- walking, getting outside, doing active t... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Probably no: If you have pernicious anemia you do not absorb B12 effectively. That is easily fixed with either B12 injections or large B12 oral doses daily. Unfo... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Many possibilities: Causes are: 1) errors in collection/ handling of blood specimen 2) drugs /medicines including some over the counter 3) immune reactions to infection... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
About 17-19 years : Usually- High school- 4 years College- 4 years Medical School- 4 years Residency- 2-3 years (Internal Medicine or Peds) Oncology fellow- 2 yea... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
? Hyperventilation: Anxiety can cause excess rapid breathing which classically causes tingling around mouth and in extremities. Breathing into paper bag or mild anti-anx... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Possibly: It depends upon the cause of the 1cm lesion.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Not likely: Gilbert's syndrome is an elevated total and indirect bilirubin unrelated to any disease and is caused by an inherited difference in bilirubin metaboli... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
None: Normal urine should have no or only a very few (.
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Thank you notes
Dr. Eileen Johnston
Dec 2, 2012
I endorse this doctor. I have known Dr. McGee for nearly a decade and consistently find him to be intelligent, compassionate and devoted to excellent patient care.
Dr. George Birchfield
Dec 2, 2012
I endorse this doctor. Dr. McGee is well versed in the nuances of oncology and takes very good care of his patients. His years of experience is hard to beat.
Dr. Robert Takamiya
Dec 2, 2012
Dr. McGee is meticulous and cares deeply for his patients. He is extremely well versed in the medical literature. I strongly endorse Dr. McGee.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Graduated 1971MD

Medical/Graduate school

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, MD
Graduated 1971MD

Residency

University of Washington Medical Center

Residency

National Institutes of Health
Completed 1975

Residency

National Institutes of Health
Completed 1975

Awards

Top Doctor, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
Statesman Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology
Top Oncologist and Hematologist , First Place, Idaho - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Society of Hematology
American Society of Internal Medicine
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