Dr. Steven Ginsberg

Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
Burien, WA
39 years experience male

Locations

Highline Cancer Center

Burien, WA

Address

16233 Sylvester Road, Burien, WA
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Medicare

Medicaid

Group Health Cooperative

Regence

United HealthCare Insurance Company

UnitedHealthcare

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Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

Hematology and Oncology

Doctor Q&A

759 Answers
319 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
Yes, but unlikely: A very large splenic infarction can be fatal, but this is unusual. The underlying cause of the infarction needs to be determined, and treatment sugges... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
Two: Sickle cell anemia occurs when 2 abnormal hemoglobin genes are present and a person's body produces sickle cell hemoglobin exclusively. 1 sickle cell ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
Maybe: Colon polyps may, on occasion, contain cancers. That is why we are screened by colonoscopy, and polyps are removed during colonoscopy.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
Cervical cancer risk: Hpv is a risk factor for cervical cancer and anal cancer. You should be screened annually with a pap smear and an anorectal examination. Here is a lin... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
Many answers: This question is very broad and we do not know in the majority of people. Certain exposures to cancer causing agents, and genetic predispositions are ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
Maybe: A routine pelvic examination (i presume you mean physical examination) can sometimes detect ovarian cancer, but not always. If you have symptoms of pe... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
See below: Mesothelioma is almost always fatal. If caught early, it may be treated with chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. That is the best chance for cure.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
See below: Anemia has many causes. Iron deficiency is just one. Anemia may not respond to iron if iron deficiency is not the cause, or if there is ongoing blood ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
None: Blood sugar and hemoglobin are not related. However, people with longstanding diabetes, who develop kidney problems, can become anemic.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
See below: Pernicious anemia results from the inability to absorb vitamin B12 normally due to a lack of intrinsic factor, a substance required for adequate B12 a... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
Many causes: A low white blood count has many possible causes. It can be related to medications, other medical conditions. It needs to be evaluated by a physician ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
Maybe: This procedure is usually done under local anaesthesia. Some people may need a sedative, analgesic, or anti-anxiety medication. The best thing to do w... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
Yes: Hemolytic anemia is treated with medications such as Prednisone or rituximab. It can also be treated with removing the spleen.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
Yes: Propranolol has been studied in infantile hemangiomas and found to decrease the size, color and elevation. There are side effects.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
6 months: You should wait at least 6 months before trying to conceive, and possibly at least a year if you received chemotherapy. There is about a 2% chance tha... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
Unusual stuff: Holly. These are unusual things, and fairly vague. You should seek a health care professional to further evaluate this.
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A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
Many things: This can be many things. Depending on when you had kidney cancer, the stage and treatment, kidney cancer can lead to subcutaneous (under the skin) nod... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
Probably not: There is no evidence to support this theory.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
It's possible: You should be seen by a health care professional, get interviewed, examined, and possibly have a chest x-ray. Lung cancer is rare at your age, but can... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
See your doctor: You and your doctor need to devise a plan. Mammogram should be the first step, along with a biopsy if the area can be felt. Other tests (mri, ultrasou... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
Colonoscopy: Colonoscopy is recommended to begin at age 50. Further recommendations are made depending on the findings of the first colonscopy.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
Not sure: There are many breast cancer drugs available for metastatic disease. Several drugs have been recently approved for use. These include lapatinib, pertu... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
Older individuals: Esophageal cancer is most common after the age of 50. Smoking and alcohol intake are associated with an increased risk for esophageal cancer.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
Depends: This depends on the type of transplant, and the time since the transplant. Most of the precautions are to prevent infections, such as not working in s... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
See below: Fatigue, shortness of breath, looking pale are signs of anemia.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
It depends: The size and characteristics are important indicators of whether a nodule is cancerous. Previous chest x-rays or scans would also be helpful. If the n... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
It depends: Survival of tongue cancer, as in all cancers, depends upon the stage and the treatment administered, as well as the underlying health of the person wi... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
See below: Mammograms have not been associated with dangers. In conjunction with self-examination and health care examination, this is the best screen for breast... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
It will grow: It will grow and spread, and possibly cause damage to skin and other structures, depending on it's anatomic site.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
No answer: There is no easy answer to this question. Tobacco chewing is a risk factor for all oral cancers. It is bad for you and the habit should be discontinue... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
It depends: There are cancer genes that can increase the risk for family members. A geneticist can obtain a detailed family history and recommend if any testing n... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
Rare: Leukemia is generally rare, though some types are more common than others. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is the most common in this age group.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
Probably OK: Doctors use clinical trial data to answer questions. Unfortunately, there is no information available to accurately answer this question. However, mis... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
Restate: Your question is not quite clear. Perhaps you can restate it. Is your hemoglobin 11.3? If so, that is not unusual for your age and being pregnant. Yo... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
See a doctor: There are many causes of abnormal bleeding. Bleeding from the ears and nose requires a doctor evaluation. Please call your doctor as soon as you can t... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
See below: You are at higher risk for breast cancer because your mother has had breast cancer. You should consult your health care provider and come up with a sc... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
Lower if not using!: Tobacco use is a cause for mouth cancers, lung cancer, bladder cancer, breast cancer, etc. It is bad for you. Please consider quitting or seeking help... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
Many reasons: There are many possible reasons. Liver disease seems most probable. Is there a history of hepatitis or alcohol excess? Work through this problem with ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
It depends: Treatment for prostate cancer depends on many factors. If the disease is localized to the prostate, radioactive seed implants, prostate radiaion, or p... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
Yes: Blood typing is typically done by a blood bank. Your doctor's office may be able to draw the blood and have it sent for typing.
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A female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
Urgent medical care: Your symptoms sound very serious. You need to seek immediate emergency medical attention.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
Seek health care: You should seek professional advice and you may need psychiatric evaluation to get over your cancer concerns.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
A stomach infection: H. Pylori is a bacterial infection of the stomach that can cause ulcers. It has also been associated with a certain type of lymphoma of the stomach.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
Yes: Cervical cancer is strongly linked to human papilloma virus (hpv) infection. This infection is acquired during sexual contact with a person already in... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
Not sure: I'm sorry kylej3, but i don't understand your question. There is no average rate that i know of. Pass and fail are not terms commonly used to describe... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
Not 1 disease: Bone cancer is not just 1 disease. Most bone cancers arise from another site in the body. Bone marrow cancers are different. Bone cancers usually pres... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
Maybe: There are many different types of brain tumors. Only with knowledge of the type of tumor, can your question be answered.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
Yes: Fibroid tumors may lead to increased blood loss and can lead to anemia.
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A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
Yes: Cancer can involve lymph glands.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
Many possibilities: Lung cancer symptoms may include shortness of breath, chest pain, cough, blood in the sputum, weight loss.
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Testimonials
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Nov 20, 2013
Excellent physician!
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May 23, 2013
Dr Ginsberg a doctor whom went out of his way to see a patient that he knew didn't need be seen in his field. Dr Ginsberg went the extra mile to help me feel more comfortable with trusting doctors aga...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Ginsberg is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Nice to finally see a description. All you see on the internet as a symptom is "bloating".
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I. Had esophagus CANCER. Now breathing problems.low iron.dr isn't sure
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Thanks for your quick reply! I've had a lot of stuff ruled out. I'm getting Ct scan on lymph nodes.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1984MD

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1984MD

Residency

KINGS COUNTY HOSPITAL CENTER

Awards

Top Oncologist and Hematologist , First Place, Seattle, WA - Winter
2013
Top Oncologist and Hematologist , First Place, Washington - Summer
2013
Top Oncologist and Hematologist, First Place, Washington - Spring
2014
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