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Dr. Robert Warner

Hematology and Oncology
Council Bluffs, IA
41 years experience

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Office

Council Bluffs, IA

Address

One Edmundson Place, Suite #100, Council Bluffs, IA
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Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Hematology and Oncology

Languages spoken

English

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
Hematology and Oncology 41 years experience
Sarcs are malignant: Osteosarcoma is a cancer starting in bones, most commonly in children/young adults, while osteochondroma is a non-cancerous bony spur, most often occu... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
Hematology and Oncology 41 years experience
Yes: There is no data that enuresis in children predisposes a person to bladder cancer, however bladder cancer can have enuresis as a presenting symptom. I... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
Hematology and Oncology 41 years experience
Hopefully never: Humans have no way of getting iron out of our systems except blood loss; we regulate iron by how much we absorb in our small bowel. If someone is not ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
Hematology and Oncology 41 years experience
A great tool: Monoclonal antibodies are anticancer agents designed to bind to a unique protein (the antigen) on cancer cells. Ideally, this antigen is found only on... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
Hematology and Oncology 41 years experience
Usually: All oncologists follow proven guidelines (usually nccn or asco), so the treatment for any cancer should be pretty much the same in portland, oregon or... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
Hematology and Oncology 41 years experience
No medical reason: There is no medical contraindication for this, the only reason not to would be if you have philosophical reasons against it.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
Hematology and Oncology 41 years experience
Too many: About 1.5 out of every 10, 000 children under the age of 16 develops cancer each year, so about 11, 000 new cases of childhood cancer are diagnosed th... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
Hematology and Oncology 41 years experience
Several: Hemoglobinopathies and enzymopathies are the most common anemias that are hereditary, such as sickle cell anemia, hemoglobin c disease, thalassemia. A... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
Hematology and Oncology 41 years experience
No: Nose bleeding is common because of the thin membrane covering the vessels of the nose. Dry conditions are the most common predisposing factor; anticoa... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
Hematology and Oncology 41 years experience
Usually: Depending upon the treatment required for the cervical cancer, women can usually have a child after this diagnosis and treatment. Reversal of the fill... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
Hematology and Oncology 41 years experience
Me too: Cancer is very common, so i don't think you have an unreasonable fear. Fortunately, there are several things to improve our childrens odds. Not smokin... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
Hematology and Oncology 41 years experience
Maybe: Coughing blood is a classic sign of lung cancer, but may also be seen with acute infections, chronic bronchitis, or even dental disease. This should a... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
Hematology and Oncology 41 years experience
Prevent complication: Early hematologic intervention is necessary to determine the degree of disease (trait vs disease) and the fesability of bone marrow transplantation an... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
Hematology and Oncology 41 years experience
Moderation: Of course, diet is only one variable in preventing cancer, but a very important one. Fiber, antioxidants, and lots of fluids is a good baseline; avoid... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
Hematology and Oncology 41 years experience
Books and website: When someone you love has cancer: a guide to help kids cope by lewis; because...Someone i love has cancer by the acs; www.Experienceproject.Com/groups... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
Hematology and Oncology 41 years experience
Usually iron: The most common cause of anemia in patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome is blood loss causing iron defficiency. Many other causes of anemia are p... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
Hematology and Oncology 41 years experience
Some: Transiently many patients will have some trouble focusing; somewhat like when ones eyes are tired. Steroids which are commonly used with chemotherapy ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
Hematology and Oncology 41 years experience
Probably: If you are a man between the ages of 15 and 40 and feel a mass in the scrotum, you should have an ultrasound as soon as possibly as initiation of the ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
Hematology and Oncology 41 years experience
Yes: Carboplatin is a very commonly used medication in this malignancy. Tolerence today is quite good, with the most important side effects being temporari... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
Hematology and Oncology 41 years experience
No: Fallopian tube cancer acts similar to, and is treated like ovarian cancer; albeit with a somewhat worse prognosis. As with most cancers, the earlier i... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
Hematology and Oncology 41 years experience
Many: Its never a good idea to be exposed to radiation for no good reason, but the radiological society of north america estimates that a ct chest is equal ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
Hematology and Oncology 41 years experience
Excise: Its very difficult to tell if a skin lesion is malignant or benign, or if malignant what type of cancer without seeing it under the microscope, but if... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
Hematology and Oncology 41 years experience
Few: Unfortunately few medications cross the blood brain barrier, so brain tumors are predominately treated with surgery and radiation therapy. The chemoth... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
Hematology and Oncology 41 years experience
Lack of oxygen: Sickle cell disease can cause tissues to receive inadequate oxygen to survive, most frequently by these red blood cells blocking the blood flow (and h... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
Hematology and Oncology 41 years experience
Probably neither: While this should always be worked up by a physician, bilateral discharge most often is related to stimulation, either external or secondary to medici... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
Hematology and Oncology 41 years experience
Chose your poison: I'd suggest since cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in this country, that it may kill more smokers than cancer, especially consider... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
Hematology and Oncology 41 years experience
Yes: This isn't very common, but some cancers begin growing while in utero. Benign taratomas are the most common sited, but malignant tumors have been reco... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
Hematology and Oncology 41 years experience
Fiber: Fortunately there really does seem to be a "healthy diet" that is good for prevention of cardiovascular disease as well as cancer.Low fat, high fiber ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
Hematology and Oncology 41 years experience
Always be alert: While most cases of clear cell carcinoma in DES daughters occur prior to age 30, cases have been reported into the 40s. There is also an increased ris... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
Hematology and Oncology 41 years experience
Smallbutsignificant: A lump in the breast is the most common presenting sign of breast cancer, so one must never assume it's benign without working it up. That said, often... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
Hematology and Oncology 41 years experience
It shouldn't: Bone scans are very nonspecific; either black or white (grey, actually) so there is always clinical judgement involved, which certainly should be the ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
Hematology and Oncology 41 years experience
Grade is important: Colon cancers usually first spread to adjacent lymph nodes and through the portal system to the liver. The time to spead depends largely on the grade ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
Hematology and Oncology 41 years experience
Targets: In my opinion our ability to tailor meds to bind only to specific proteins, which are hopefully only on cancer cells has made anticancer medicines muc... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
Hematology and Oncology 41 years experience
No: Leukemia simply means an elevated number of white blood cells in the peripheral blood, and says nothing about the prognosis or type of treatment recom... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
Hematology and Oncology 41 years experience
No: Differin (adapalene) tends to make the skin more sensitive to the sun, and while no human studies have shown an increased risk of skin cancer, none ha... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
Hematology and Oncology 41 years experience
Yes: Coffee ground emesis is largely made of blood which has been partially broken down in the gastrointestinal tract. It is never normal for this to happe... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
Hematology and Oncology 41 years experience
Depends on histology: About half of small bowel cancers, especially those in the lower part are carcinoid tumors, which generally have a good prognosis. More commonly in th... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
Hematology and Oncology 41 years experience
No: The tire manufacture process, and burning tires may release carcinogens, but a tire being stored near you will not cause cancer. Tires left out side w... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
Hematology and Oncology 41 years experience
Similar to adults: Cancer testing is based upon symptoms and commoness of specific cancers in certain age groups. This usually entails xray studies, usually scans, and o... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
Hematology and Oncology 41 years experience
Depends on the stage: These are fairly uncommon but very aggressive cancers that originate in the thyroid gland, but act much differently than the majority of thyroid cance... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
Hematology and Oncology 41 years experience
Some: Unfortunately usually some permanant brain injury occurs during removal of the malignancy, but with effort improvement can be made with cognition and ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
Hematology and Oncology 41 years experience
Depends on the stage: If a colon cancer can be completely resected, this always yields the best prognosis. If the stage is high enough that the risk of recurrence is high, ... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Warner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Warner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Creighton University School Of Medicine
Graduated 1981MD
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