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Dr. Carl Van Wey

Radiation Oncology
Castro Valley, CA
46 years experience

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Castro Valley, CA

Address

20126 Stanton Ave, # 101, Castro Valley, CA
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Radiation Oncology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

24 Answers
6 Agrees
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Van Wey
Radiation Oncology 46 years experience
A few hints: Nothing totally counteracts the pain. It is helpful to favor soft or liquid foods; avoid very hot or cold drinks; try to maintain your weight as best... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carl Van Wey
Radiation Oncology 46 years experience
Grade 3 astrocytoma: Yes; the current standard of care for grade 3 or grade 4 glioma is max debulking surgery followed by about 6 weeks of radiation along with simultaneou... Read More
A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Van Wey
Radiation Oncology 46 years experience
Stage four: It usually indicates that the cancer has spread to "distant" sites through the blood stream to organs such as lung, bone, liver, brain, etc., and is u... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Van Wey
Radiation Oncology 46 years experience
No: Gi bleeding can come from many causes, but the most serious is cancer. That is why it needs to be evaluated with endoscopy including biopsy of anythi... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Van Wey
Radiation Oncology 46 years experience
Depends on site: The effects of radiation are totally dependant on the part of the body being treated, except mild to moderate fatigue is common to all sites. Reddeni... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Van Wey
Radiation Oncology 46 years experience
Depends: This is a short acting form of fentenyl similar in potency to imediate release morphine. Works best if used for "break-through" pain that is not reli... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Van Wey
Radiation Oncology 46 years experience
Radiation side effec: It all depends on the type of chemotherapy and the part of the body being radiated. In my experience, most patients report that the radiation was eas... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Van Wey
Radiation Oncology 46 years experience
Radiation seeds: There is usually no sensation caused by the seeds once they are implanted. The radiation they give off however, can cause some temporary burning sens... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Van Wey
Radiation Oncology 46 years experience
Pancreas cancer: Yes; it is often combined with chemotherapy if the tumor is too large to surgically remove, or it is often given following surgery, if it can be remov... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carl Van Wey
Radiation Oncology 46 years experience
Yes: They are improving gradually, mainly due to better treatments as well as earlier diagnosis. For most cancers, earlier stage means higher chance for c... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Van Wey
Radiation Oncology 46 years experience
Needs evaluation: The lump needs to be seen by an md, and if suspicious, biopsied.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Van Wey
Radiation Oncology 46 years experience
Needs evaluation: Your md will probably refer you to a GI specialist for endoscopy. There are many causes for maroon stools, but cancer could be one of them.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carl Van Wey
Radiation Oncology 46 years experience
Breast cancer: Multiple clinical trials over decades show that lumpectomy alone is not adequate treatment for most (not all) patients, because there is often more ca... Read More
A 72-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Van Wey
Radiation Oncology 46 years experience
Prostate cancer: There is no treatment for prostate cancer that doesn't have some side effects or risk of complications. Both surgery and radiation are considered by ... Read More
A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carl Van Wey
Radiation Oncology 46 years experience
Cyberknife: Cyberknife is a brand of machine that delivers stereotactic radiosurgery. Many other machines do the same thing, and is a highly focused intense radi... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Van Wey
Radiation Oncology 46 years experience
Not that I know of: Not sure what you mean by "natural". Cancer of the nose is usually treated like other skin cancers and involves surgery or radiation, or combination ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Van Wey
Radiation Oncology 46 years experience
Lumpectomy radiation: Almost all patients who have a lumpectomy need radiation afterwards because of the risk of residual microscopic cancer. A couple of exceptions are in... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Van Wey
Radiation Oncology 46 years experience
Radiation therapy: Our specialty used to be called radiation therapy, but is now called radiation oncology. The actual procedure is called radiation therapy and is give... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Van Wey
Radiation Oncology 46 years experience
Depends: I'll defer to a medical oncologist regarding cost of chemo. Cost of radiation can very from about $3000 for a 2 week course for simple bone metastesi... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Van Wey
Radiation Oncology 46 years experience
Yes: Yes; but it is fairly mild. Most patients can continue their normal activities, including most jobs, except heavy manual labor. You may feel like ta... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Van Wey
Radiation Oncology 46 years experience
Yes, but: It usually is only done if some other study is suspicious, such as a ct scan for jaundice or abdominal pain. A biopsy is often attempted at the same ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carl Van Wey
Radiation Oncology 46 years experience
It may: It can if the tumor is large enough, but the recommended way is via endoscopy with biopsy, since it can usually detect them when smaller.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Van Wey
Radiation Oncology 46 years experience
Probably not: Cancer can only be diagnosed with a biopsy. Most lumps and most biopsies are benign, meaning not cancer. If it does show cancer, her prognosis or ch... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Van Wey
Radiation Oncology 46 years experience
Pretty good: Pretty good at diagnosing cancer, but not as good as the permanent sections that take a day or two, as they need chemical stains to be more accurate, ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Van Wey is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Van Wey is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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This was very helpful. Thanks!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Nebraska College of Medicine, NE
Graduated 1976MD
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