Doctor Q&A for Dr. Richard Orr

A male asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
44 years experience Surgical Oncology
Depends: Depends on 1) overall health and 2) symptoms. Unless a 97 year old is EXTREMELY healthy, I would not work up this goiter unless truly symptomatic. Eve ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
44 years experience Surgical Oncology
You may be confused: INR is a measure of blood clotting and is often kept at about 2 if you are on warfarin. An INR of 11 would be EXTREMELY dangerous and put you at very ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
44 years experience Surgical Oncology
Not very: On the whole, women who are childless have a higher risk of breast cancer than do women with many children. But that risk is modest. Most childless ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
44 years experience Surgical Oncology
Not normal: Cancer cells have several differences from normal cells. Here are a few major ones. For example, normal cells die at the appropriate time (we call th ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
44 years experience Surgical Oncology
Impossible question: Some rare tumors do OK, others poorly. Depends on exactly which tumor type
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
44 years experience Surgical Oncology
Minimal: The Mohs procedure itself has few complications. Occasionally a wound infection and rarely, significant bleeding. But the procedure often takes a whil ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
44 years experience Surgical Oncology
See answer: 1) well-differentiated: papillary or follicular - great prognosis 2) Medullary: intermediate prognosis may be associated with familial syndromes call ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
44 years experience Surgical Oncology
Variable: Depends on 1) whether the tumor is estrogen receptor positive, 2) stage of the cancer. If metastatic, it works better for bone and soft tissue metast ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
44 years experience Surgical Oncology
Variable: Requires that the tumor has the oncogene Her-2-Neu. If that oncogene is present (it will be recorded on the pathology report that has the estrogen/pr ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
44 years experience Surgical Oncology
Most likely not: Probably not in a person as young as you if 1) they are not growing, 2) they have been stable for years, 3) you don't have symptoms of fever, weight l ... Read More
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