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Dr. Liawaty Ho

Hematology and Oncology
Las Vegas, NV
24 years experience female

Locations

Office

Las Vegas, NV

Address

2851 N. tenaya way ste 101, Las Vegas, NV
Directions

Insurances accepted

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

Group Health Incorporated (GHI)

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

UnitedHealthcare

Teachers Protective Mutual Life Insurance Company

Cigna

CIGNA Health Care

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Sierra Health and Life Insurance Company, Inc.

About

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

Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

Indonesian, Malay

Doctor Q&A

2.2K Answers
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
A few months: Basically you have to wait until all of the discolored nail is replaced by the new nail . The nail will grow about 3 mm per month. So to grow a new na... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
See doctor: You may have exercise induced asthma . You need to have further evaluation- and necessary treatment to prevent it. Also some other evaluation may be n... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
No , no need to: No i don't thing so. But you should d/w your gp or gyne. Make sure you understand there is a little increase risk for breast cancer that was related t... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Hygiene: There are many sweat glands and hair on the armpit. Sometimes, dead skin and dirt can clog the pore of the skin around the hair/sweat glands and infec... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Depend on the person: Some people are ready and more acceptable to the fact that death is actually another cycle of life- so is birth. They would feel more comfortable and ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Just f/u with MD: Follow up with your gp and have your md repeated the labs again. If something is significant- your md can do some w/u to find why and to treat accordi... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Expected: Not healthy- but it is expected. After going through treatment for throat cancer- i.e. Radiation therapy especially- one can have some problems as a s... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Need GI eval: You will need to see a gastroenterologist for further evaluation- may need to get a endoscopy to see if there is gastritis, ulcer etc.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Swollen lymph node: Lymphadenopathy refers to swollen/ enlargement of lymph node. It can be caused by many things like infection, inflammation, autoimmune problems, traum... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Specialist or ER: If you are losing feeling in your legs in a rapid fashion- you should call the md and if still not getting attention- go to er. If this has been happe... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Good question: Why? It is definitely something her oncologist should be concerned about and should try to answer the question. Your mom should get some evaluation do... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Sinus related: Although everything is possible, the symptoms you experienced are more likely related to your sinus problem and deviated septum -rather than brain tu... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Evaluation: Systemic involvement will be more suspicious when the serum tryptase level is significantly elevated and you also have other generalized symptoms li... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Not normal: Food you eat will stay in stomach for about 3-4 hours or so then will go down to your small bowel etc. Some conditions like in diabetes, gastric empt... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Trial and publish: you will need to open a clinical trial to make sure that it is not just a pure luck/chance and no bias and it is something that is reliable . clinic... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Different things: it could be many things- from infection, inflammatory process, edema, malignancy etc.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
D/w your oncologist: what do you mean by 5? did you mean that you get 5 doses or 5 cycles? Certainly I would like and I would hope to see that the tumor marker would go d... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Lymph + itis: lymph- is lymphatic gland. it is is inflammation. lymphadenitis means inflammation of the lymphatic gland. it is not a part of cancer. when the cancer... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Less likely: although possible however it is less likely at age of 18 to have colon cancer. if very significant risk is present like familial polyposis, or croh... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Yes it can: if it does not go or if it gets bigger or if it bothers you- you would need to go to your doctor or dentist to get checked. then if it looks suspiciou... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
It is okay: yes sure, you can eat banana if you want to. banana however can make you constipated, so if you already have problem with constipation, you probably d... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Metastatic cancer: people can die from metastatic cancer from different causes- including: severe infection, severe malnutrition, or organs failure. metastatic disease t... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Yes in certain cases: Prophylactic cranial irradiation is recommended in small cell lung cancer as preventative measure- in limited stage as well as in the extended stage p... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Echolalia: It is called echolalia. By the way, do you also have other problem- i.E repeating certain movements, tics etc. Go to see your doctor and discuss furt... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
No such a thing: You are 32 year old. You already reach your maximum height. There is no mineral, vitamin etc .That you can buy that can make you taller.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Need exam: It needs to get checked. It could be nothing significant vs could be something like syphillis chancre sore etc. Tell him to get checked.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
You could be pregnan: What happen is that you could be pregnant. Please practice safe sex.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Yes: Always need to go to see your md and get checked properly. This site is not meant to make any definitive diagnosis or definitive therapy. This site is... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
UTI likely: likely UTI, however because you are child bearing age, you could be pregnant too. go to see your doctor and get checked to see if you have UTI and/or ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Need to see MD: you need to bring him to see pediatrician. swollen lymph glands can be caused by different things- infection- bacterial, viral, TB etc- , inflammation... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Fungal infection: yes candida is a real infection. candida is fungal infection. the treatment is anti-fungal therapy - not an antibiotic. taking antibiotic will not do ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Iron deficiency?: if your anemia is due to iron deficiency from your heavy period- you should be getting iron replacement. if you do not respond to oral iron or can not... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
You need help: I would suggest you to talk with your parents or somebody you trust about your problem. it seems that you are having quite significant psychological s... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
See eye MD: go to see an eye doctor to be examined. no more restless night, thinking and assuming about something that is unknown. make an appointment wit eye doc... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Discuss with onc: you should discuss with your oncologist. additional information is needed- i.e. presence of lymph nodes and other distance organ/s involvement. where ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Absolutely: you need to go to see your gynecologist. the size is significant, you will need further evaluation to make sure it is not cancerous. you need to discu... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Posterior neck: there are many lymph nodes through out the body. Neck is one of areas that has a lot of lymph nodes. Yes, lymph nodes can be swollen up as a reaction ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
To completely r/o: it makes sense as to completely rule out other possibilities even though no mass/swelling is noted. especially if the pain does not go away after a w... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Nope: Vitamin k is not thrombophiic.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Need info/ may be: need information re- stage ( tumor size) and grade etc. discuss with your oncologist in detail. there are 2 studies showing that 10 yrs of tamoxifen i... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Anti histamine: don't do it ever again. you obviously has to go to see your MD to get checked as soon as possible.. meanwhile, take anti-histamine-like benadryl, (dip... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Knee pain. trauma?: try to put ice packs, apply ace-band/elastic band on it. you can take NSAIDS- like naproxyn, ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed. elevates ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Anemia & fibroids: The main symptom of fibroid is heavy periods. This is one of the most common things that explains anemia in women who still have periods. The type of ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Only if indicated: Chemo is cancer fighting medicine. There are 3 modalities to treat cancer- surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. Some cancer can be treated al... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Pseudohyperkalemia: If your platelet level is normal or low- you will not have elevated potassium related to the platelet destruction- unless you have significant kidney ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Different : Breast abscess is an infection that is presented with a thin walled area with pus accumulation- caused by bacteria. While on the other hand , inflamma... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Mri and biopsy: There is no point to be scared at this time. You should wait for the result of MRI and certainly to proceed with biopsy as indicated and wait for the ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Anemia: Do you or does her father have an inherited red blood cell disorder like sickle cell anemia or thalassemia etc? Definitely you should ask your pediat... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Clumping together: Platelets are sticky cells thus they can stick and clump together. As a result of platelet clumping, platelet counts reported by automated counters m... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
It is the same: It is the same. For lung cancer, we give treatment in the outpatient setting i.e. Office. For certain type of cancer where intensive therapy requiring... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Mar 23, 2014
I highly recommend Dr. Ho. Although she specializes in Hematology and Oncology - it is clear that her expertise extends well beyond that. She provides accurate, informative and easy to understand info...Read More
Aug 8, 2013
Compassionate, on-target answers from a very wise physician. Dr. Ho is a wonderful part of the HealthTap community, and provides excellent public service.
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Mar 25, 2014
Dr. Ho gives concise, pertinent information, and shares her vast knowledge and expertise over a wide variety of areas in medicine. Excellent work!.
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Dr saw infection last week told me to cont Otc and home treatments. Was not better so yesterday she prescribed clotrimazole cream. She said I cant take the pill due to other meds im on. Did I mention...Read More
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Thank you for your help. I went to the doctor today and he gave me an ointment. He didn't seem like he knew what it was but told me to come back in case the lumps don't go away after a month. I just h...Read More
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What is the test done to check Thyroid function? B12 is fine but not sure what these other tests are. What are they called on blood work reports so I can look to see if they have been tested. Thanks...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Indonesia Faculty of Medicine, Indonesia
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS HOSPITAL

Awards

2011 Patient's Choice Award
2012 Patient's Choice Award
2012 Top 10 Doctors

Affiliations

Association of Socially Active Physicians (ASAP)
American society of clinical oncology
American society of hematology

Publications

Phase II study of the proteasome inhibitor bortezomib (PS-341, Velcade®) in chemotherapy-naïve patients with advanced stage non-small cell lung cancer...
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