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Dr. Raymundo Romero

Medical Oncology
Los Angeles , CA
23 years experience male

Locations

Office

Los Angeles , CA

Address

1700 E Cesar E Chavez Ave, Suite 2600, Los Angeles , CA
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Insurances accepted

Cigna

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Blue Cross of California

Blue Shield of California

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Medical Oncology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

159 Answers
202 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
CORRECT: Not only breast cancer prevention but all cancers. According to the american cancer society 70% of cancer risk is in your hands! not smoking, not drin... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
DEPENDS: Only if the cancer has spread to the brain then there might be a risk for seizures.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 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. ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
NO SPECIFIC REASON: Here are 3 possible reasons: 1) Most clinical trials use this sequence, although it has been given after in other studies as well 2) Etoposide is a sh... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
IV IRON: Another option for persons who can't tolerate oral iron is intravenous iron. Quick way to replenish body iron stores. There are 3 formulations: Venofe... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
OTHER OPTIONS: Depends on cause, but assuming ITP (Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura) you have more options: oral Promacta, (eltrombopag) Injected Nplate, chemothe... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
YES: Hypogonadism - low levels of testosterone production in men. It's a endocrine (hormone) condition. See a endocrinologist.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
CALCIUM + VIT D: The daily calcium requirement is between 1000 - 1200 mg. You can easily find calcium supplements of 400, 500 and 600 mg and taking 2 a day will help y... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
Depends on reason: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy is typically given in a situation where mastectomy is indicated but with treatment the tumor is shrunk to allow breast conser... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
See your doctor: Lymph nodes enlarge for two main reasons. An inflammatory (ei: infection) or infiltrating process (ei: cancer like lymphoma). See your doctor, a cours... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
Help with diagnosis: Note: in general oncologists are also hematologist. They will help with finding an underlying cause for blood clots. Yes, cancer can be one cause but ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
A few years: I would guess 10-15 years at best. It`s a process. Initially compounds are used on cancer cell lines, then animal models and finally in human trials k... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
Bone Marrow Biopsy: Excellent question. I understand why you ask. Bone scan is a test to look at conditions that affect the hard outer part of the bones. The bone marrow,... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
SIMPLE: Same mechanism just different part of the bowel being affected. Either the small or large bowel.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
PROBABLY: A biopsy is typically available as soon as 3 days to 1 week based on pathology lab work load and complexity of case. Your doctor might tell you 2 week... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
MANY CAUSES: Upper GI bleed can be from esophagitis, esophageal varices, esophageal tears, cancer, polyps, gastritis, errosions and ulcers.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
SOON: Congratulations! you got the chemotherapy out of your way. Now focus on feeling better, rest, eat, exercise and be patient. If you developed numbness ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
EASY ~ TELL HIM: Most importantly is to inform your healthcare provider and get evaluated soon.
A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
IT'S A RISK: Elevation of blood sugar (hyperglycemia) and development of diabetes has been reported in people who use lupron (leuprolide). No specific percentage,... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
Unlikely: Most likely you may have osteoarthritis. See your doctor who will be able to exclude other causes and prescribe you something to help you feel bette... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
NO: Anal and oral cancer share one risk factor in common: the human papilloma virus (hpv). A family history of colon cancer does increase the risk of colo... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
MANY: There is no specific symptom but here are some: bleeding, fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath, dizziness, chest pain, vomiting blood, blood per rec... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
TAKE PRECAUTIONS: It is well documented that pts with cll and lymphoma are a subgroup of cancer pts who are at higher risk of severe complications: encephalitis & menin... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
You need a test: The best thing yo can do at this time is do a over the counter urine pregnancy test. Based on that see your doctor.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
HIGH: A positive family history places you at higher risk than the average person. Skin, prostate and breast can be screened for. For kidney and brain cance... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
NO: He should not wait, but he should obtain a 2nd opinion from a radiation oncologist and an oncologists. There are nonsurgical options based on stage. A... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
Chemotherapy: Adjuvant chemotherapy is the treatment for stage iii colon cancer after surgery. Your oncologist will decide on what regimen.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
YES: Untreated, active or relapsed acute leukemias can lead to many complications. Ei: kidney failure, liver failure and cardiac arrest typically known as ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
COMPLICATED: Lung cancer is not the only cancer associated with smoking. Smoking can increase your risk of mouth, tongue, oropharinx, esophageal, stomach, pancreat... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
You can't: Leukemia occurs sporadically and is not a common cancer. There are risk factors for example: exposure to radiation, some chemotherapy drugs and geneti... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
I don't know: The reality is that all women are at risk. 1 of every 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in there lifetime. Get your mammograms done.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
DON'T KNOW, BUT . .: There has recently been some interest in turmeric (curcumin) the spice that is used in currie that gives it the dark yellowish color. It is noted that... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
Possible Side Effect: Xeloda (capecitabine) is an oral chemotherapy drug, the most common side effects are diarrhea, nausea, hand-foot syndrome (redness, swelling, cracking... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
Have DOC take a look: I agree with previous answer, most likely what you are seeing are hemorrhoids, but rectal prolapse needs to be excluded and in a woman a rectocele. Se... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
LIVER TRANSPLANT: Liver transplant is the best option for cure. You need referal to a transplant center and be seen by a multispecialty team. Since it may take time to... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
WHY WAS IT CHECKED?: Tumor markers are not used to diagnose cancer. A biopsy for tissue diagnosis is the gold standard. Ca 19-9 normal range is 0 - 37 depending on your ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
YES: Any change should be addressed by your doctor. Rectal bleeding can be many things ei: hemorrhoids or colitis. Of course rectal bleeding can also be a ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
DEPENDS ON GENDER: The top 3 cancers in men in the us are: prostate, lung and colon. For women: breast, lung and colon.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
NO: Ultrasound is not how cancer is diagnosed. Gallbladder polyps is a risk factor for cancer and is an indication for cholecystectomy especially if symto... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
2 Ideas!: 1) keep hydrated, drink plenty of fluids 2) you may need a port-a-cath, easy access for chemotherapy and IV fluids, i recommend it.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
2 TYPES OF INFECTION: Although both are transmitted by mosquitoes and symptoms include fevers and headaches, they are different. Wnv = virus, malaria = parasite. Wnv is en... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
DON'T KNOW BUT . . : Two cancers that are more prevalent in asians are liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma) due to hepatitis b and gastric (stomach) cancer due to h py... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
OTHER OPTIONS: There are medical treatments. See an endrocrinologist he can prescribe either bromocriptine or cabergoline. If no response then surgery would be indic... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
TREATMENT: See a hepatologist (liver specialists) who will perform a blood test to detect the genotype and viral load. Based on this it will be determined if you... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
Its OK: Not everyone who takes iron notices changes in there stool color, not everyone gets constipated. As long as your are taking them, thats important.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
YES: It is well known that kidney cancer spreads to bones. In the last few years many new treatments have been introduced for a very uncommon cancer. Ther... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
HOPE NOT: See your doctor who will perform a complete history and physical and help you figure out what may be bothering you.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
HOPEFULLY NOT: The best exam is an upper endoscopy which allows for direct visualization on the stomach and for biopsy if a suspicious lesion is seen.

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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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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! very prompt, thanks, I am a 66 year old female and love this websit

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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