Dr. Raymundo Romero

Medical Oncology
Los Angeles , CA
24 years experience male

Locations

Office

Los Angeles , CA

Address

1700 E Cesar E Chavez Ave, Suite 2600, Los Angeles , CA
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Cigna

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Medical Oncology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

159 Answers
202 Agrees
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Need Physical: Talk to your radiation oncologist, it may all be due to the side effects of radiation. A physical exam is in order to make sure there are no signs of ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Depends: In general chemotherapy is started 4 weeks after surgery, ofcourse if surgical wound is well healed and there are no signs of infection. Again, in gen... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Endoscopy: Upper endoscopy for diagnosis. If h pylori +, get treatment with triple therapy (2 antibiotics/1 acid reducer). To check that you cleared infection th... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
A FEW: Breast cancer is 100 times less likely in men. It represents 1% of all breast cancers diagnosed in the us. In numbers it's about ~ 2000 cases/year.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
YES: Hpv type 16 is the one responsible for throat cancer. It is believe that it is due to oral sex. The good news is that cancers caused by this virus ten... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
DEPENDS: There are 3 main modalities to treat lung cancer: surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. It all depends on stage of disease. It also depends on histolog... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Need A Plan: Successful weight loss is a combination of 1. Exercise at least 5x/wk - 30 min or more, 2. Calorie count, 3. Substitute all sugar drinks for water, ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
ITS POSSIBLE: Everyone is different, some shave now, others wait until they notice hair loss and others until they notice bald spots. The timing is a personal matt... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
NO: You will be instructed to take a clear liquid diet and not to eat after the evening prior to the procedure. The most important part is to drink all th... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
IT'S A RISK FACTOR: Repeated abdominal surgeries might increase the likelihood of developing abdominal adhesions. In simple terms like cobwebs. These can sometimes be the... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
CALL YOUR DOCTOR NOW: Yes, certain medications can predispose you to GI bleeding for example: aspirin, motrin, coumadin, (warfarin) Plavix to name a few. Call your healthca... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Yes: 5-fu + Cisplatin is a regimen for metastatic cancers ei: anal, biliary, head & neck, esophageal and gastric to name a few. Although they may be other... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
YES: Tasigna (nilotinib) - was initially used as sencond line treatment for CML for patients resistant or intolerant to imatinib. Now it is indicated for ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
YES: Navelbine (vinorelbine) is chemotherapy. It works by not allowing cancer to divide. Its indicated as a single agent or in combination for lung cancer.... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
MAGIC MOUTHWASH: Mouth sores can be a sign that your white blood cells have dropped. Get labs drawn. For relief of symptoms while discomfort resolves several combinat... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
A COMBINATION: There is no specific test but a group of test: imaging (ultrasound, ct scan or mri), blood test (AFP) and biopsy for tissue diagnosis. All three neces... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
PROBABLY NOT: It is better not to take this supplement during chemotherapy since it is not know if it interacts with your chemotherapy (ei: increase toxicity or dec... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
YES: It is known as ~ primary peritoneal carcinoma. Now there are other cancers that can start in the peritoneum like mesothelioma and others that can spre... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
YES: Any polyp found on colonoscopy should be removed and reviewed by pathologist. Remember the purpose of the colonoscopy is not to detect cancer but poly... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
MAYBE: Prolactinomas can be treated with oral medications. If visual complaints, then there is a surgical option - transphenoidal removal, basically through... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
MORPHINE: Ask your treating oncologist or palliative care specialist for morphine. This medication can help with the sensation of shortness of breath (dyspnea).... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
It's a start: Fatty liver = steatosis can lead to non alcoholic steatohepatitis which is a chronic inflammation of the liver, this in return can lead to liver cirrh... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
OPTIONS: First i would start treatment if your doctor recommended it. Not everyone experiences hot flashes , some that do can tolerate them, in others it may ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
TWO MAJOR ONES: Adriamycin (doxorubicin) and Cytoxan is a great combination regimen used in breast cancer. The major long term side effects for both of these drugs ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
It's normal to worry: Many women get called back after their screening mammogram. The diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound is only a way to evaluate more closely and area of... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
PROBABLY: The main reason might be that the amount of calcium in antacids is not enough to meet the required 1000 - 1200 mg/day recommended for bone health. As ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
NEITHER: These two chemotherapy agents are typically used in breast cancer, but in other cancers as well. I assume you mean brain metastasis. Unfortunately che... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
NO ONE KNOWS: Hpv is transmitted sexually, hpv infection has no symptoms, the reality is that most infections are cleared by our immune system. The bad news is that... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
HERE IT IS: 1st: nothing such as thoracic or chest cancer. Both are anatomical descriptions of the area above the diaphgram. There are many cancers that can occur... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
EXCELLENT: Hairy cell leukemia is rare. In about 90% of people with hcl one treatment can put them in remission for a very long time. Although hcl is considered ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
NO: Curcumin (turmeric) is a spice that is reported as having anti-inflammatory properties. I have read a few studies that have looked into the possible ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
YES: Yes, but rarely. Only about 10% of pancreatic cancers are associated with a hereditary component. For example: hereditary breast ovarian syndrome with... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
VARIES: There is no specific symptom. Symptoms vary, for example: fevers, night sweats, weight loss, fatigue, weakness and shortness of breath to name a few.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
NONE: There are many types of cancers and they have no correlation with white blood cells, unless you're referring to blood cancer known as leukemia, then t... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
TALK: First of all, talk to your doctor. He/she can decide what screening exams and labs are necessary. If there is a diagnosis of cancer already then you ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
2 Issues Here: I think your question is "in someone with cancer, can it spread to the bones?". Yes, with certain cancers that have a high propensity to spread to bon... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
These are 2 options: Xeloda (capecitabine) - is an oral chemotherapy drug that can be used for certain metastatic cancers alone or in combination with other chemotherapy d... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Antibiotics: I assume you mean "fever" when you say "hyperthermia". Patients with ascites are at risk for spontaneous bacterial peritonitis. This is infection of t... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
DEPENDS: Not all cll patients require treatment up front. Its a chronic disease and it is not curable. Treatment is offered if symptomatic or changes in blood... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
YES: There is no specific symptom. Symptoms vary, for example: fevers, night sweats, weight loss, fatigue, weakness and shortness of breath to name a few. ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Don't Know: 85% of cancers are sporadic. When it happens in young patients (<50 yrs) we need to consider hereditary syndromes (ei: brca1 mutation) and familial sy... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
HOPEFULLY: These are simple first steps to help in resolving constipation. 1. Drink plenty of fluids 2. Include fiber in your diet 3. Exercise good luck.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
TALC - risk: I believe you are referring to the use of talc and risk of ovarian cancer. Yes, it is believed that there might be a correlation or increased risk wit... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
OF COURSE: Daily calcium requirement is between 1000 - 1200 mg. A cup of milk only provides 300 mg. You can easily find calcium supplements of 400, 500 and 600 m... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
YES: Hpv infection has no symptoms, it's transmitted sexually, there is no test to detect infection in men. Hpv 16 is associated with penile, anal and head... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
NEEDS SPECIALIST: Your father needs to see an Oncologist, he will define if he has Smoldering or Active disease. Then discuss with him treatment options and if he might... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
SEE A DOCTOR: There are MANY causes of chronic cough, for example: post nasal drip, reflux, allergies and even exercise induced asthma. Knowing the cause will allow... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
TAKE IT AS PRESCRIBE: FEMARA (letrozole) is an aromatase inhibitor that decreases estrogen production. Most common side effects are hot flushes, joint pain and fatigue. If ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
BOWEL REGIMEN: Have your oncologist prescribe a stool softner and maybe a laxative to get you going. Also keep hydrated. Unfortunately, pain meds cause constipation.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
YES: Yes, sounds right. Xeloda (capecitabine) is a 5-FU oral prodrug given with Oxaliplatin IV usually for colorectal cancer. This regimen is known as XELO... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Romero is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Romero is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I take Turmeric so I'm glad to know this, esp since cancer runs on both sides of my family! I'm also a massage therapist, personal trainer, RHIA, Hypnotherapist, Holistic Nurtitionist, and graduated...Read More
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I was very worried about my best friend who was diagnosed last week At least I now have an idea and a little piece of mind
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Loma Linda University School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1999MD

Awards

Top Oncologist , Second Place, California - Summer
2013
Top Oncologist , First Place, California - Summer
2014
HealthTap Scholar

Affiliations

Comprehensive Hematology Oncology Centers
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