Dr. Helmy Guirgis

Hematology and Oncology
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48 years experience male

Locations

Internal Medicine/ Hematology/Oncology Practice

Dana Point, CA

Address

24806 Sea Crest Drive, Dana Point, CA
Directions

Practice website

Fax

(949) 493-7775

About

Bio

Dr Helmy Guirgis graduated Bachelor of Pharmacy from University of Alexandria, Egypt. He obtained his PhD in pharmacology at St Andrews University, Scotland. In 1975 he graduated from Creighton Medical School in Omaha Nebraska, USA. He did his hematology/oncology training at City of Hope, Duarte, CA and at the University of CA, Irvine. Dr. Guirgis served as a visiting clinical professor at University of California, Irvine. He is the author of many publications on vitamin C and cost/survival of anticancer drugs. He travels the world on medical missions. Dr Guirgis plays chess and tennis, swims, enjoys music and dancing. He is happily married to Susan, the proud father of twins and grandfather of 8 grandchildren.

Specialties
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Hematology and Oncology

Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

Arabic

Doctor Q&A

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
It can stabilize: The extent of involvement by amyloidosis is important.. The heart, kidneys, pituitary....Bone marrow... Mild involvements could go on for years...With... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
It depends: The size, grade, location and treatment are all factors to be considered.... Age....These factors also determine the treatment approach. The exact rea... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
Not so far but...: I agree that so far, there is no evidence in adults. However, it is not yet clear whether prolonged cellular usage for many years by youngsters will c... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
NO: Glioblastoma is an aggressive primary brain cancer. Sometimes we use drugs like morphine or similar to alleviate pain and headache. So constipation c... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
It depends: It is in the eyes of the beholder..... Eyes of the reader of the pet or MRI of the brain ...Changing the machine... Treatment... Certain endogenous ho... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
Listen: Forget about terminolog & rash. You need immediate treatment and close follow-up by rheumatolist and hematolist. It is not just the pain and swelling.... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
Why askng?: Why do you take the risk? Take multivitamin therapeutic once or twice daily for prevention. Vitamin B12 is important, might need to take a shot 500-... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
Not at all: There are 3 reasons for anemia 1- loss of blood (which contains iron} usually through the intestine in the stools. 2- bone marrow failure to make blo... Read More
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
Reduce testerone: Advanced prostate cancer treatment is based on reducing testerone level by orrchiectomy or by drugs. The first drugs to use are the luteinizing horm... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
Wisdom and love: Try to listen. Be patient. Be cool. Consult with drs in psychiatry and psycholgy. Seek help from the mental health arena. Bring the family together t... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
Very slim: It is a very rare side event. Just if any sudden dimness of vision or change in eye sight, consult asap. It has been reported regardless of dose, fre... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
Opinions may differ: If the suspected lesion is large enough, you might need to go a surgeon to get enough biopsy or do a proper excision. Changes in size, border, color... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
It depends: What type of pain? What stage is the cancer? Ovarian cancer presents among other complaints with abdominal pain. It rarely goes to bone. Pain in the t... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
Insightful question!: Some cancers shed, send their cells or even grow simutaneously far away. At an early phase and stage, tumor cells are detected in the blood and bone m... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
Good if...: Prognosis is not appreciably affected by degenerative and surgery disc disease. Do you smoke? How is your blood pressure, heart, lung.....? Any his... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
Physical exam: You need an examination. These symptoms are worrisome....Point to gastrointestinal promblem....Do you smoke, drink? Do you have heart burn, nausea, vo... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
Any fever?: How are you feeling? Why did you do the blood work? Elevated w count reflects inflamation, infection or other disease..... Any lymph node swelling i... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
Easy diagnosis but: I do not want to give your disease one label. You could have more than one disease. Pain or heart burn?High thyroid needs treatement. Diarrhoea relate... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
May be infection?: Do you have fever? Could be tonsillitis? Just go to your doctor.Throat culture might be hlepful. At times, we just prescribe an antibiotic. Follow-up ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
Just relax: The size and appearance of the cyst are impotant.If it is indeed a cyst and under> say 8 cm, wo do not remove, we watch...Time, decrease in size and ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
Possible...: It all depends on the pathology report (her2 status..) and treatment provided. No guarantees in life but ! not knowing all the details, she has at lea... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
How are you feeling?: Any fever, infections? Good news: you do not have anemia. Platelet count is also normal. Total white cells number is acceptable. I believe that you m... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
More information?: You certainly need follow-up. Blood testing including calcium..Thyroglobulin, tsh.., thyoid scans.. What type of thyroid cancer? Pathology? Removing ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
It is not normal: Anemia if this magnitude is abnormal and should be investigated asp for her safety and safety of the unborn. Did she have anemia in the past? Any bloo... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
Reasonable Request: How was treated? ...How are the results of ct scans, pathology report....? In any case, she seems to have an early disease. It is her wish to have bre... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
More information?: It is high..Do you smoke, do you live at high altitude? Taking diuretics?Do you have headache? Other complaints? What is cbc? White cells and platelet... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
Tell us: Have you had fever, sweats, sore throat, infection, weight loss? Are you a smoker? What is your hemoglobin and platelet count? Node biopsy could tell... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
X -ray, EKG: Do you have fever, cough, chest pain? Any history of asthma, heart disease, allergy, smoking...? Are you on any medication? Inhalers? Pulmonary funct... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
On the right track: We detect, confirm and follow iron deficiency anemia by Ferritin levels. Your doctor will do that for you. Most importantly why are you iron-deficient... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
Please see MD: Any weight loss? Any nodes or lumps? How high is the fever? The trial of fever, night sweats and pain is worrisome and raise many questions. Infect... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
Smart question: I wondered about that myself. It could be the balance between blastic (forming) and clastic (dissolving) bone which determines the lighting process. U... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
They do not but: Cancer develops when immunity surveillance decreases by age, infections and genetic alterations..... Etiology of lung cancer in non- smokers is uncl... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
Primary brain tumor: This is a serious aggressive cancer in a critical location of the brain. Location in the brain stem usually makes it inoperable. Consult with your can... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
Probly not: Keratosis is sometimes referred to as actinic or senile. It is a pathological change in the cell. Avoid sun exposure. Age and family history are risk ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
No, where, why ?: Lipoma is a mass of fat cells, usually not related to lymph nodes. Surgery is recommended for many reasons mainly 1- cosmotic reasons 2-on patient's r... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
Please read: These problems are possibly separate and unrelated. Hypertension and osteoporosis are not uncommon in 62 yo. Did you mean the platelet count was 65... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
Get treated: The causes of elevated blood pressure are too many.... The answwr is simple, get treated. Stiff arteries, high cholesterol. Overweight, diabetes, fam... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
Thyroid functions?: A hot nodule is less likely to be cancerous than a cold one. Hot nodules still can be cancerous, inflammtory or infectious. Even if they are not, they... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
It is uncommon..: There is an increasing number of younger patients in the europe and us diagnosed with throat cancer. Human papilloma virus has been a culprit, through... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
You Need a check up: Please see a doctor. Swollen lymph nodes could be sign of infetion, inflammation or cancer. The question is simple: do you have fever, fatigue, loss... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
More information?: You need further evaluation: weight, blood count, blood glucose, liver enzymes, thyroid function... Any depression? Hepatitis, gastritis? Go to md, le... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
Fumarate, gluconate: Iron tablets help in iron-deficiency anemia. Taking the tablets with food or after eating reduce the side effects of abdominal pain. Both fumarate and... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
Need work-up: I am concerned. Please see a doctor? Reflux, gastritis, fever, infection, ulcer? Have you lost weight? Blood count and general chemistry? See a docto... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen): Low dose check with gynecologist, , 5 grain or 300 mg. Few tablets a day. Do not exceed. Safer after the first trimester. Keep hydrated. Tak... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
Non-aggr. is good !: Chondrosarcoma is cancer of the cartilage. Non-aggressive indicates that it is low grade. I suspect (and hope) that it is still localized. Surgery by ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
Yes,: The cure rate for non-hodgkin lyphoma is high and getting higher by the newer medications. It starts in the lymph nodes. Cure rates depend on 1- stage... Read More
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A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
Tell us more: How did they find the suspected node? By scan ? Please tell us your age, ct or pet scans findings. Consult with your dr about the need for biopsy for ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
It depends: What type of cancer....Is it lymphoma ? Then drugs and/or chemo regardless of the stage.... If adenocarcinoma, it all depends on the stage, early st... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
Yes and No: There are known risks for endometrial (uterine) cancer. Some drugs like estrogen and tamoxifen. Family or genetic predisposition obesity less: hypert... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 48 years experience
Not to worry but: There is some blood loss during delivery as well as during menstruation. Taking iron and calcium is a good idea during pregnancy , nursing women and ... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Guirgis is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Guirgis is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks so much for our quick reply;after mastectomy:6sessions chimio;5weeks radio;she's begun hormono..tamoxifen shell be takingit for5years
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Family history includes my mom who died of breast cancer at age 51 and my paternal grandmother who was diagnosed late 40's but still alive
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Thanks they did it to see why i have a elevated wbc for 6 years now not sure what kind they think meyloproliferitive new biopsy tomorrow

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Creighton University School of Medicine, NE
Graduated 1975MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Alexandria Faculty of Medicine, Egypt
Graduated 1963MD

Residency

Internal Medicine
Completed 1975

Awards

Top Oncologist and Hematologist , First Place, Arizona - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Unversity of CA, Irvine, clinical faculty
American scociety of clinical oncology
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