Dr. Liawaty Ho

Hematology and Oncology
Las Vegas, NV
25 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.

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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

Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

Indonesian, Malay

Doctor Q&A

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Possibly: We don’t know the answer for sure. There is a suggestion that the risk is greater in non-smokers than in smokers. A large review revealed that lung ca... Read More
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Stages 1-4: There are 4 stages in solid cancer in general- from stage 1- thea earliest stage to stage iv-where the cancer has spread to distant organs. Please... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Prevention: For one with brca 1/2 genes mutation- prophylactic bilateral mastectomies will decrease about 99% risk for breast cancer. For the rest of population w... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
As soon as possible: Staging will need to be established to guide treatment and goal of therapy. Surgical resection on the breast mass- many times would be the first to do... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Keloid: It can be infected. If you keep picking on it- it can grow bigger. So , stop picking your keloid.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
No: Leukemia is not an infection thus it is not contagious.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Yes, small risk: Fibroadenomas are associated with a small increased risk of developing breast cancer, approximately 1.5 to 2 times that of the general population. ( ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Metastatic disease: Meaning that the kidney cancer has spread to the lung.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Yes if ER+: If the breast cancer is er +, tamoxifen will work- however it will not work if the cancer is er-, pr-.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Majority are not: About 85% of breast cancer cases are sporadic and only miority - 10-15% are related to certain hereditary cancer syndrome/genetic mutation. Besides g... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Yes absolutely: Yes, absolutely, it is highly addictive. Do not ever think about trying it and if you do use it- please stop it.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Variable: Many times- there is no symptom and breast cancer is diagosed through the abnormal mammogram. Symptom/sign can be presented with palpable lump on th... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Bone marow transplan: Just like what dr. Kwok said- the only thing that can cure thalassemia major is allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. Otherwise, the rest of managem... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Depends: Depends on many factors- i.e. The type of cancer, the stage of cancer, hpv status ( hpv positive in non smoker is better in prognosis than hpv negati... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Yes with surgery: Mastectomy of both breasts will be recommended to prevent the development of breast cancer in patients who carry genetic abnormality such as brca 1 or... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Brain cancer: Primary brain cancers - cancer that originated from the brain itself- do not spread outside the brain. Brain metastases- cancers that spread to the br... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Yes: Yes, however will depend on the type of chemotherapy given, the dose of chemo given, the age when you receive the chemotherapy etc. A good discussion ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Yes , unfortunately: It could happen in 2 different scenarios- first scenario- recurrence of disease. Can hapen locally on the same breast or comes back on different ar... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Varies: Many times, it is only presented with high iron saturation and or iron storage without having any symptoms. However, the clinical manifestations of i... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Bone or breast?: Please rephrase your question. Do you mean paget's disease of the bone or breast?
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Nausea treatment: Prevention is the best. Be proactive, and dont wait until you start vomiting. There are many wonderful treatment available to help nausea- eg- ondanse... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Stage 1 to 4: Please open this website- a very useful resource with a very nice illustration. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/colon/patient/page2.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
It is a neoplasm: Essential thrombocythemia (et) is part of group of myeloproliferative neoplasm (mpn) - is a clonal disorder. Mpns are predisposed to clonal evolution ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Not recommended: Ii will not recommended it for you or to anybody else. I would recommend you however to eat healthy and keep active, exercise everyday, cut down red m... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Combination : Environmental and genetic factors can increase the likelihood of developing colorectal cancer. 70% of cases are sporadic cases, only about 10% is a tr... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Yes absolutely: The answer is yes definitely. You need to get treatment to stop your addiction- whatever addiction that you may have.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Yes for neoplastic : Yes for the neoplastic polyps- like adenomatous, sessile, hamartromatous polyps etc. However, the answer is no for the non-neoplastic polyps such... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
It depends: You need to know first what is the cause of the enlarged lymph nodes. There are a lot of things that can make your lymph nodes enlarged. You will need... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Could be: Could be. However, the most common cause of gum bleeding is inflammation of the gum itself- i.e. Gingivitis. Other conditions that decrease platelet l... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Common worldwide: Liver cancer in men is the 5th most frequently diagnosed cancer worldwide, and is the 2nd leading cause of cancer-related death in the world. In the ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Should tell your doc: It is important to tell your doctor that you have sickle cel anemia as sickle cell anemia can be complicated with crisis episode ( pain crisis, acute ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Neuroblastoma: I am afraid both of them . How old are you, by the way? Neuroblastoma is almost exclusively a disease of children. It is the third most common childh... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Plasmacytoma: Plasmacytoma is cancer of plasma cell that present as a single lesion/tumor. Most frequently occur in bone (plasmacytoma of bone), but can also be fou... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
YES: No meat no treat. If there is no tissue biopsy done to establish/confirm the diagnosis, it will difficult to start anybody of treatment like chemother... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
YES: Yes, you can get the same treatment everywhere for cml- unless if you are talking about clinical trial- then it is a different case. CML accounts for ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Acute leukemia: All leukemia are serious medical problems. But the most dangerous one is acute leukemia ( myeloid or lymphoblastic). Acute leukemia requires a series ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Difficult case: Need to get salvage therapy.Option would be salvage with a second allo transplant ( myeloablative or reduced intensity) or donor lymphocyte infusion ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
CML: The bad thing is that you have cancer. The good thing is that you can control this disease and hopefully " cure" it with pill. CML accounts for 15-20... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Www.cancer.gov: 400 words will not be enough to explain everything. Please find the asnwer to your question here: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/r... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Completelt different: Spinal tap is done by putting a needle to the lumbar( lower back area) spinal canal space- to obtain cerebro spinal fluid. Bone marrow aspiration is... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Many: Many if not all type of cancer are contributed by alcoholism- to name a few-- head and neck cancer, liver cancer, esophageal, pancreatic, breast and m... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Yes: Supression to bone marrow resulting in anemia, low white blood cells, low platelet ( Rituxan (rituximab) ) - is one of the most common possible advers... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Yes, very rare: Basal cell carcinoma is locally invasive, aggressive, and destructive effects of this tumor on skin and surrounding thus usually diagnosed and treated... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Uncommon: Approximately 1% of all cancers and slightly more than 10 % of blood cancers in the United States.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Depends: Different kind of chemo will give you different kind of possible adverse events. Some chemo will cause nausea, vomiting, suppression to bone marrow, h... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
No: Absolutely not. With the o+ blood- you would have no antigen to a or b, however you will have anti a and anti b. In type a+, you will have a antigen. ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
It can - but low: Although it is assumed that multinodular goiter is unlikely to contain cancer, a few study has suggested that the risk of cancer was similar in a pati... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Could be: Fatigue and palpitation can be well explained by the presence of anemia. However other causes also need to be ruled out/ruled in- such as thyroid prob... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
On the affected area: If you are referring hair here as hair on your head- then the answer is no- unless you have your radiation done to your head then you will have some h... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Depends: Nodal status is important, however it is not the only thing that determines the stage and the need for certain treatment like chemotherapy. It will al... Read More
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Testimonials
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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!.
HealthTap member
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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