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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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Can't answer: Not aware of any such thing. Perhaps you misunderstood what someone said?
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
No: In humans there are almost no contagious cancers and bladder is not one of them.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
No: Lovenox (enoxaparin) is a low molecular weight Heparin (lmwh). Unfractionated Heparin (UFH) and all other lmwhs must be injected to be effective. Th... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Many possibilities. : Possible causes are: 1) infection- viruses, e.g., mono, herpes, hiv; bacteria e.g., strep, staph, etc; inflammation from autoimmune disorders 2) pri... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Depends: Routine blood cultures are usually read at 24 and 48 hours and then again at 7 days and 14 days depending upon the organisms that are growing. Newer ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
No but related: Ice chewing called pagophagia is caused by iron deficiency and can be fixed quickly with iron supplements. Iron deficiency is usually due to blood los... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Yes: P63 is positive in lung squamous cell cancers usually while ttf1 (thyroid transcription factor) is positive frequently in lung adenocarcinomas. Both ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Not likely: If you are otherwise feeling well, then these are normal values.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Maybe: Depends on you. The hair falling out is often troublesome, messy, and somewhat prolonged (days to weeks). Some people prefer just to shave it off an... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
See your Doc: There are many possible causes for shortness of breath from worse anemia to lung blood clots to heart disease. You should be under the care of a doct... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Not likely: Most lymphomas present with enlarged nodes somewhere. It may require cts of chest/ abdomen and specific blood test (esr, flow cytometry) and bone mar... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
It is very rare: Heart cancer either primary to the heart muscle or pericardium (surrounding tissue) is very rare. Even metastatic cancer from another site spreading ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
No: Constipation does not cause bowel cancer. However, bowel cancer can often cause constipation, so any change in your bowel habits should prompt a dis... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Yes: In some circumstances delivering radiation therapy more than once a day may be used to shorten the course of treatment or modify the side-effects of t... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
No: In humans we have not demonstrated contagiousness in the usual sense of the term. In other animal species we are aware of several types of leukemia t... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Not necessarily: There are many possible causes of a high white blood cell count including infection, allergic reactions, medication effects, other types of "inflammat... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Delayed treatment: Testis cancer is one of the most curable of all cancers, even when it is very advanced. The key to cure is early identification, careful assessment o... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Usually yes: Birth control- oral contraceptives (ocp) ? Condoms? Foam? Iud? Subq q shots? I assume ocp is your issue- answer is yes unless you have also had... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Sometimes: The issue is usualy being sure it is a bone cyst and not something more sinister- so imaging is one way to help decide this- sometimes a simple xray p... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Be a friend: Just by sitting and talking with them and letting them tell you about how they feel and what they hope and fear, you can help them. Also suggesting o... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Hbg electrophoresis: The usual approach is to perform a hemoglobin electrophoresis. On occasion other more esoteric specific testing may be required depending on the pati... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Not likely: If you have chronic ebv viremia, you should not be donating any blood products including bone marrow or stem cells since the viremia could be transmit... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Usually no: Et is usually caused by development of an altered blood stem cell clone that has mutated growth genes such as jak-2. It can be controlled with severa... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Not likely: However, thrombocytosis can be associated with many things that do cause pain with breathing including pulmonary embolism of blood clots, malignancies... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Anytime: If we are speaking of pills I do not know of any best time. If we are speaking of B12 injections, again anytime is ok. Oral B12 requires an acid env... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Not usually: I have never seen weight gain from any Heparin formulation
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Possibly: Xanthopsia is a very rare. It is most commonly associated with digitalis overdose but has been reported in vitamin deficiencies, jaundice, or cataract... 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
No: Anemia causes fatigue, shortness of breath, paleness or pounding in head, throbbing in ears, even headaches with exertion. Whatever is causing night ... 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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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Yes: Yes. But that is a very high dose and your body will discard most of it without use unless you are having trouble absorbing it. I am not aware of an... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Not usually: It is unusual to get a bruise from a mosquito bite even if the platelet count is quite low. It all depends, however, on how low the platelet count an... 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 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Infection, sarcoidos: While cancer is the major concern, other things such as infection (tb), fungus, or sarcoidosis might look like this. A biopsy should give the answer ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Not usually: Insulin needles are small in bore and short since Insulin is given into the subcutaneous (subq) tissue. B12 is given into muscle so the needle bore i... Read More
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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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Not likely: I can not think of any reason why the B12 would have any effect on this sort of bleeding.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Hand exercise: Get a soft rubber ball and exercise your hand and forearm by squeezing it many times each day- over the course of weeks your muscles will get stronger... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
It depends : Symptoms of breast cancer vary by stage from localized to breast to generalized to body. Some symptoms may fluctuate between better and worse over sh... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Not actually: Radiation may cause apparent enlargement of brain tumors on imaging and edema (swelling) around the tumor as it dies so what is seen on the scans may ... 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Go to blood bank: At the blood donation center they will screen your eligibility. In my experience, the most frequent reason to be vigilant is iron deficiency -- from ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Bruising or bleeding: Hallmarks of platelet disorders are easy bruising or prolonged bleeding after small cuts. Symptoms are often exaggerated after taking Aspirin. Some ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Uncertain: Very wide range of possibilities here from deep bruise to localized vein thrombus to a process called erythema nodosum- inflammation related usually t... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Usually biopsy: Solitary thyroid nodules may be benign, especially in women but the usual way to proceed is a simple ultrasound directed biopsy to confirm this is ben... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Probably infected: Old wound may be unrelated or area may have been a spot susceptible to infection. If there is pus and swelling and skin irritation this is more likel... 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 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Not likely: In my experience switching entirely to or adding Welbutrin seldom if ever improved the depression and rarely improved the decreased libido. The depre... 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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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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