Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein

Hematology and Oncology
Saint Louis, MO
32 years experience male

Locations

Office

Saint Louis, MO

Address

660 S. Euclid Ave, CB 8007, Saint Louis, MO
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My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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SAINT LOUIS, MO

About

Bio

Dr. Stockerl-Goldstein is a medical oncologist specializing in stem cell transplantation and the treatment of hematologic malignances. He is involved in clinical and translational research in hematologic malignances and stem cell transplants with a specific focus on multiple myeloma, amyloidosis and related disorders. Dr. Stockerl-Goldstein is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis and is a member of the Siteman Cancer Center. He serves on the multiple myeloma guidelines committee for the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

Specialties
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Hematology and Oncology

Licenses

United States: Missouri

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471 Answers
607 Agrees
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
Yes for many: Breast carcinoma is curable as long as it has not metastasized to other organs {stage 4}. The probability of cure is dependent on factors such as st... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
Low red blood cells: Anemia means you have a low red blood cell count. There are many causes for this such as iron or vitamin deficiencies, bleeding problems, infections,... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
Not uncommon: There are many causes for anemia--blood loss, iron or vitamin deficiencies, chronic diseases and cancers so it is not an uncommon problem. It is impor... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
Possible: Pneumonia can be a life-threatening problem especially if left untreated. You should see a doctor if you are having symptoms of pneumonia.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
Check with your MD: Not all chemo causes hair loss. Some drugs will cause hair thinning, some will just slow the rate of growth and some have no effect on hair. Check w... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
Remission: Remission is a term meaning that there are no visible signs of a cancer (on exam or scans) but we know that it can often take many more cycles of chem... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
Multiple options: There are a variety of options for treating multiple myeloma. The main therapy is chemotherapy but radiation treatments are sometimes used for locali... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
Save umbilical blood: Cord blood banking refers to umbilical cord blood. The umbilical cord that is attached to the placenta after a birth contains bone marrow forming ste... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
No: Hiatal hernias are not related to colon cancer risk.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
Ask the center: It will definitely depend on the center and your distance from the transplant center so ask your doctor or nurse. In general most transplant centers ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
Anemia: Anemia means you have fewer red blood cells than normal. The job of the red blood cells is to carry oxygen and as the number of red blood cells decre... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
Chronic leukemia: CML is a type of chronic leukemia that is associated with a specific genetic change called the philadelphia chromosome. This genetic change in the c... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
medications: There are many medications your doctor can prescribe for nausea. Talk to your hematologist.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
Blood stem cells: Most of the time stem cells are taken from the blood so there is no need to take them from the iliac crest. When bone marrow is harvested there is mo... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
Websites or MD: Your doctor may be able to refer you to a myeloma specialist. Alternatively you can call or check the websites of the international myeloma foundatio... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
Varies: This varies but for people who are cured of their cancer and don't die from a complication of the transplant they are expected to have a normal life ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
There are many: It depends on the type of transplant. If you get your own cells (autologous) there is no risk of rejection and no need for rejection medicines but th... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
No: Stage 4 adenocarcinoma of the lung is not curable. Radiation can be used to treat some of the symptoms related to the cancer.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
Source of the cells: The terms are often used interchangeably. In a bone marrow transplant the cells are taken from the bone marrow. For a stem cell transplant the cells... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
Cure: Most bone marrow or stem cell transplants are done to cure the underlying problem such as a blood cancer or bone marrow failure. In some situations t... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
There are many: The exact risks are dependent on the type of transplant chemotherapy or radiation given, who the donor is (self or somebody else) as well as how close... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
No relation: Bed sores have no relation to the development of amyloidosis.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
No: There are no clinical trials that support this. The treatment for primary amyloidosis uses certain chemotherapy drugs.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
Yes: This can happen but usually myeloma causes a decrease in the kidney function. Some patients with myeloma can also have a protein deposited in the kid... Read More
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
Otolaryngologist: Probably the best would be an ENT physician.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
Treatment options: As mentioned it depends on the clinical situation. Sometimes treatment is just with observation, transfusions when needed. Drugs called growth factor... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
It can: Some types of amyloidosis can cause the heart or kidneys to function poorly. This could lead to fluid retention and weight gain.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
Usually not: The liver is not usually affected by myeloma however clusters of myeloma cells can rarely deposit in the liver. These are called plasmacytomas.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
There are risks: There is a risk of dying of a complication of a bone marrow transplant. The risk is dependent on whether the cells are your own or from a donor. Als... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
Variable: It depends on factors such as stage of disease, chromosome changes and other medical problems. Age may also impact survival as older patients may not... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
Some: Some antihistamines can help with nausea and vomiting. Diphenhydramine (benadryl) is often used.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
No: By definition a benign tumor does not spread through metastasis.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
Possibly: Your hair will only fall out if it is in the field of radiation.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
Yes: Yes, that is possible. A is dominant so it is possible for your siblings to be type o with the same mother and father.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
Varies: Patients with pancreatic cancer may have no symptoms until the disease is advanced which is one oif the reasons it is so dangerous. Symptoms can incl... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
Nothing you can do: We do not know a way to prevent leukemia.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
Variable: This is variable but can include fatigue, shortness of breath, fevers, night sweats, easy bruising or bleeding. There may also be no symptoms.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
Depends: If your uterus was not removed then you can still get uterine cancer. If you still have your uterus you should continue to get pap smears.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
In many cases: Yes, in, many cases the chemotherapy and/or radiation will cause infertility. This will depend on the drugs and doses used and the gender of the pati... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
Blood transfusions: Blood transfusions are the best and fastest way to correct anemia in patients with acute leukemia. Drugs to try and help the bone marrow produce more... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
Possible infection: Difficulty urinating is often a sign of infection. This is more common in women. If you are a man it could be related to your prostate . Also, so... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
Not likely: There are many reasons to have arm pain and leukemia is fairly low on the list. There can be bone pain associated with leukemia in general.
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A member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
Need more info: Sorry to hear about your father. There is not enough information to answer this. Please ask the question again with more details. What is the sta... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
How low: Low blood counts (white blood cells or red blood cells?) and low platelet counts can be a sign of a bone marrow problem, bleeding problem, serious inf... Read More
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A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
See leukemia expert: Sorry to hear about your brother. This type of leukemia (AML) is an aggressive leukemia that usually is treated with multiple chemotherapy drugs th... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
Stem cell problem: Myelodysplastic syndrome is a problem with the bone marrow forming or blood stem cells where the bone marrow does not function normally. There is a di... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
GERD: It sounds like you may have gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd). You should see your primary care physician or a gastroenterologist for an examina... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
Thyroid: Levothyroxine is used for thyroid hormone replacement. If you are not taking your prescribed medication you may have a thyroid level that is too low.... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
See your MD: There are many reasons for a rash. Most commonly it is an adverse reaction to a medication. It can be a side effect of some chemotherapy drugs. Rar... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
Other symptoms: Are you having any symptoms besides the loss of appetite? Have you been losing weight? Knowing more details as well as other chronic medical problem... Read More
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excellent answers. Dr Keith truly understands his field of expertise
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Stockerl-Goldstein is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Stockerl-Goldstein is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Ok--fair enough. There may be some value. It is the rupture of that fleeting soft plaque that can happen at any time. Anyone is at risk over the age of 50. Have a happy.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Hospice RN sending a big hug and thanks from Colorado. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year
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My wife have itp, and we live in the netherlands. Prednisone didnt work so they removed the pleed? (organ) was this to fast?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UCLA School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1991MD

Awards

Most Influential, First Place, St. Louis, MO - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, St. Louis, MO - Winter
2013
Top Oncologist and Hematologist , First Place, Missouri - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Society of Hematology
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
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