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Dr. Murthy Andavolu

Hematology and Oncology
Rancho Mirage, CA
33 years experience

Locations

Office

Rancho Mirage, CA

Address

35280 Bob Hope Dr., Ste 101 and 102, Rancho Mirage, CA
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Specialties
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Hematology and Oncology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
Facial Paralysis and: Facial paralysis and loss of taste sensation and numbness of the face.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
Biopsy: A ct scan or chest X-ray can show the tumor and / the fluid caused by mesothelioma. A biopsy of the tumor can confirm mesothelioma.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
Before or atfer?: Not after it is diagnosed. It can be prevented or its risk reduced by taking high fiber diet. But once it is already diagnosed, changing diet does not... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
YES: The highh doses of chemotherapy (and whole body radiation) used in bmt often causes infertility.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
Yes: Rarely. But possible. Need to have them evaluated and removed, if there is a suspicion. By putting a thin needle in the nodule and taking fluid for ex... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
Usually: If not surgically removable, it is usually lethal.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
Not really: Tongue ulcers do not turn into cancers but they may be cancers to begin with.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
No diff: Not different. But some medication used to tx kidney cancer can cause problems with blood sugar control in diabetics.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
No: Not usually. In fact if it is malignant, one might lose weight.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
Yes: Hemangiomas in the stomach and small intestine can do that.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
No: No, but obesity could.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
Endometrial biopsy: By having a biopsy of the endometrium done by a gynecologist.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
Scan and biopsy: Blood tests can measure levels of adrenal hormones. Ct and MRI scans can show the tumor and biopsy can confirm.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
Secretory: An adrenal adenoma usually does not produce the usual adrenal hormones (corticosteroids or mineralocorticoids) but if does, it is called hyperfunction... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
No: If it is radiation to the thyroid, it never becomes normal and need to have life long thyroid supplementation.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
Not usually: But a particular form, which is part of a genetic syndrome (men i) is genetic.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
Scan and biopsy: A scan of the chest should show it and a biopsy should confirm it.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
No: They are not the same......Adenomas are benign tumors in the colon and carcinoid tumors are not benign.....They could be low grade cancers but usually... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
Years: It is almost always in years, depending on the extent of disease. It is a wide range, anywhere from a year and a half to 12-15 years.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
No: Fibroadenomas of the breast can remain for years without becoming cancerous.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
No: There is no relationship between carcinoids and asbestos.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
Could be: A particular form of kidney cancer which has a genetic mutation called von hippel lindau's gene mutation is genetically mediated kidney cancer.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
Yes: It is called radiation pneumonitis. Not an infection but it is damage caused by the radiaton to the lung tissue.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
No: No, anemia is lack of sufficient blood/hemoglobin in the system. It does not spread from person to person but some forms of anemia (ex. Thalassemia) c... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
Yes: It is very safe as no opening of the skull is involved.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
Scan and biopsy: A ct scan should show the swelling and a biopsy should confirm it.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
Suspicion of cancer: When there is pain, rapid increase in size or infection with fevers etc and there is a family history of ovarian cancer.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
No: Bone cysts are benign and do not spread.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
Yes: Depends on the size.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
YES: Yes, it can spread by blood and lymphatics, usually to lungs.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
No: Not usually. There are no specific genetic syndromes that predispose pts to sarcoma unlike breast cancer, ovarian, colon cancer etc. Having said that,... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
Biopsy: Any suspicious looking skin lesion, esp if it grows fast or changes in color or starts bleeing, needs to be biopsied. It will reveal melanoma if prese... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
Non cancerous: Dilation of blood vessels forming a swelling but not a cancer.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
Yes: Yes, if they produce adrenal hormones in excess.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
NO: No insulinoma causes low blood glucose.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
No: They are not caused by stress. They are benign tumors of unknown cause.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
Cance of soft tissue: It is an aggressive/high grade cancer of the soft tissues usually arising in the bones.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
Benign: It is a benign tumor in the milk ducts (of the breast).
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
Mutations: Genetic mutation(s) in the tumor can make it grow faster suddenly.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
No: They are usually benign and do not recur if completely removed.

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Mar 30, 2015
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Mar 31, 2015
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Osmania University, Gandhi Medical College, India
Graduated 1989MD

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