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Dr. Amir Faridi

Hematology and Oncology
Foreman, AR

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Hematology and Oncology

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Treatment: There are mainly 2 types of acute leukemia. Myeloid and lymphoid. Treatment depends on certain features on bone marrow. That can categorize you in low... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Side effects: Side effects are same either neo or adjuvant. It also depends on type of therapy use. Nausea, vomiting, hair loss, lowering blood counts, lower immuni... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Radiotherapy: Mostly local skin burn, redness and local pain. Late side effects of possible development of cancer.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Testicular cancer : Potentially curable . If left untreated can metastasize to locally in lymph nodes or distantly to other organs specially lungs.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Prognosis: Obviosly prognosis is not good in this situation. Usual treatment is palliative to keep patient comfortable. Radiation therapy can help neurological s... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Protein intake: There is no set limit or recommendation or restriction for protein intake. Just eat healthy balance diet.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Sentinel node: Your surgeon will give a dye to look for these mother node or sentinel node, if they are negative then they don't have to look for whole nodal area. U... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Benign: Non malignant but need to be watch closely with repeated colonoscopy.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Esophageal cancer: Like most cancers esophageal cancer staging also depends on depth of tumor, nodal involvement and metastasis. Advance stage means deeper, larger tumor... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy used for esophageal cancer is usually platinum based, different combination. Either cisplatinum/ 5 fu or carbo/ taxol (paclitaxel). There... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Adjuvant: I assume you are talking about breast cancer. Patient need to be closely followed every 3-4 months initially and then biannually with physician and im... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Gall bladder cancer : Gall bladder cancer can be locally advanced involving other surrounding organs or spread to blood stream to other organs. Prognosis in this situation ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Depends: On size and location. Some times after resection, biopsy of lymph nodes and other imaging studies depend on stage of disease.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Hair loss: Depend on site of radiation. If it is given in brain then yes other wise radiation alone doesn't cause hair loss
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Transplant: Most of the time transplant is done to achieve complete and longer remission.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Depends on staging: Median survival of about 27-30 months in metastatic disease who response to proper treatment.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Uterine cancer: Treatment for uterine cancer mainly hysterectomy and bilateral oophorectomy. After this surgery you can't have babies.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Labs,bone marrow : Cbc, review of peripheral blood smear, bone marrow aspiration and biopsy with flow and cytogenetics.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Differentterminology: Nodule is growth which could be benign or malignant. Fibrosis is hardening of lung tissue.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Aleve (naproxen): Too much and consumption on regular basis can effect kidneys as well gastric ulcer can develop, resulting in GI bleed.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Prognosis: Survival depends on many factors but most important of that is bone marrow cytogenetics, that can differentiate one to low, intermediate or high risk.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
NSAID: Aleve, (naproxen) ingdocin, Motrin all available, need to be careful with too much consumption.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Lipomas: Usually are benign growth and non painful.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Histology: Adenoma is any benign growth. Myelolipoma usually called for fatty tissue growth.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Practitioner: Nurse practitioner can see you and can prescribe treatment while oncology nurse usually deliver chemotherapy or radiation but in actual she can not pr... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Mammogram: It is imaging study of breast tissue. It can be painful.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Adjuvant treatment: Depends on type of surgery and aggressiveness of disease. Usually recommends to decrease the chances of local and systemic recurrence.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Smoking can cause number of cancers including mouth cancer.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
No known cause: No certain risk factors.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
No: There is no data that tongue piercing can cause cancer.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Hepatic mets: I think you mean what cancers can cause hepatic mets. It usually happens when cancer spread through blood circulation in liver. Many different type of... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Depends on stage : Median survival 9-10 months. 3 year survival about 25%.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Pathology: Hernia is benign happened secondary to abdominal muscle weakness while testicular cancer is malignant growth.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Yes: You can give medication through ng tube.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Survival: It depends on stage. Localized early stage cancer can be curable
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Thyroid cancer: Potentially good prognosis on treated patients depending on type. If left untreated can grow locally or can spread to other places.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Cell type: Myelogenous arrive from different bone marrow cells called myeloid cells while lymphoid is lymphoid cells. Actual difference is if they are acute or c... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Depends on stage: Early stage disease has excellent prognosis.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Depends on stage: For early stage excellent prognosis.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Consult endocrinolog: Dizziness can be due to many reasons. With weight gain, I am concerned you have some hormonal issue. Also high blood pressure can be associated with t... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Gbm: Yes but location and neurological compromise in most cases didn't allow that.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Leukemia : Exposure to radiation, chemicals like benzene, previous exposure to chemotherapy and genetic are some but not all causes of leukemia.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
ADR Oma: Usually consider slow growing and no immediate mortality.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Pituatary tumor: Tumor which release somatostatin or growth hormone.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Rectal cancer: Staging for rectal cancer depend on depth of tumor, nodal involvement and spread to other organs. Early stage( stage1), smaller tumor without involvem... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Adenoma: Adenoma is benign growth.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Depends on stage: Median survival 6-7 months. Also depends on response to treatment.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Skin cancer: Melanoma can be lethal if advance.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Depends on stage: Median survival 27-30 months in stage 4 disease after appropriate treatment.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Imaging: Different imaging studies. Mammogram is usually to see breast tissue. If there is any cyst in breast sometimes ultrasound is ordered to see if this is... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
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Top Oncologist and Hematologist , First Place, Arkansas - Summer
2013
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