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Dr. Scott Adams

Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Roseville, CA
male

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Roseville, CA

Address

1600 Eureka Road, MOB II - Pediatric Specialties, Roseville, CA
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Bio

I am a Pediatric Hematologist Oncologist currently with The Permanente Medical Group, Kaiser Permanente Training: Medical School: The University of Michigan Pediatric Residency: The University of Minnesota Pediatric Hematology Oncology Fellowship: The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics – General Pediatrics American Board of Pediatrics – Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

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Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

38 Answers
4 Agrees
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Adams
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Minimal to none: When Hydroxyurea is taken as prescribed and follow up labs are obtained and monitored, few long term complications of hydtoxyurea therapy have been re... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Adams
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Parents have trait: One biological parent would need to have sickle cell trait and the other biological parent would need to have sickle cell trait/ hemoglobin c trait/ o... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Adams
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
No: G6pd deficiency is the result of a genetic mutation involvong the x chromosome. Thus someone with g6pd will have the mutation for life. However, some ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Adams
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Yes and no: If you have the sickle cell mutation on one beta hemoglobin gene and a thalassemia mutation on the second gene, then you have sickle cell beta thalass... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Adams
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
US: 1 in 625 births: The prevalence of sickle cell disease in the us is approximately 1 in 625 live births.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Adams
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Depends on extent: Osteosarcoma is found in the lungs as metastatic disease during initial diagnosis or at relapse/ progression of disease. Lung mets that are isolated o... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Scott Adams
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Left untreated, sarcomas eventually result in death. The length of time before death occurs depends upon the type of sarcoma, how rapidly it is progre... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Adams
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Address stressors: Dreams are one way that our minds try to cope with or work through events in our lives. Scary dreams in kids may be precipitated by easily avoided eve... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Adams
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Bruising,tired,pain: Common symptoms of childhood acute lymphocytic leukemia include fatigue/ pallor from anemia, increased bruising/ petechiae from low platelets, and bon... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Adams
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Yes: What to do depends on what has caused the ulcers. You may want to ask your doctor about "magic mouthwash" with viscous Lidocaine for topical relief. I... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Adams
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Biopsy: Osteogenic sarocoma usually presents with bone pain in the area involved with/ without a noticeable mass. While it has a particular appearance on rad... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Scott Adams
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Hospital/clinic/ inf: Transfusions are commonly given in hospitals, infusion centers, and clinics depending upon the availability of properly trained staff, availability of... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Adams
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
They can: Depending upon where the sarcoma is and what tissues are involved, patients with sarcoma may have pain. Often the pain resolves as the sarcoma respond... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Adams
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Add. therapy first: Neoadjuvant therapy involves giving an initial form of therapy before the main therapy in order to improve the overall outcome. For example, chemother... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Adams
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
See below: The society for adolescent health and medicine has a links page with many links by category ( www.Adolescenthealth.Org) as a starting point. The cdc a... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Adams
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Chemo, rad, surg: The treatment of rhabdomyosarcoma involves a combination of intensive multi-cycle chemotherapy to shrink the tumor and treat any tumor cells that have... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Adams
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Increased sickling: Multiple factors can result in increased sickling during anesthesia and surgery. Chemical changes in the acidity of the blood, oxygen carrying capacit... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Adams
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Yes: A combination of sickled cells blocking small blood vessels as well as causing damage to small blood vessels as they pass through these vessels in the... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Adams
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Dep on test: The hemoglobin electrophoresis is very accurate in diagnosing sickle cell disease and is the preferred diagnostic test. The old "sickle cell screen" i... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Adams
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Transplant: Currently the only true cure for thalassemia is bone marrow transplant for those patients who meet the transplant criteria.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Adams
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
6 to 12 months: If not otherwise sick, symptoms will start to be seen as the bone marrow fails to recover from the normal anemia that occurs around 2 months of age.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Adams
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Pain, swelling, fx: The initial symptoms are often nonspecific but generally include intermittent bone/ joint pain that involves primarily one area and that becomes more ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Adams
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Mouth care: Talk with your oncologist about recommendations specific to the therapy you will be receiving. In general you will need to be careful with tooth brush... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Adams
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Nausea, cardiac: Doxorubicin side effects include nausea/ emesis, neutropenia, anemia, hair loss - similar to many chemotherapy medications. The more concerning side e... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Adams
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Over 2 million americans have sickle cell trait. Approximately 1 in 12 african americans have sickle cell trait. Many patients are diagnosed during ro... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Adams
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Rare liver tumor: Hepatoblastoma is a rare malignant liver tumor seen primarily in children. It is the most common liver cancer in children. It is graded based on how m... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Adams
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Yes. Osteogenic sarcoma is often shortened to osteosarcoma.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Adams
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Transplant: Bone marrow transplantation if the patient meets appropriate criteria.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Adams
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Chemo for 2-3 yrs: The specific therapy for all is dependent on risk factors and response to therapy. In general, it involves intravenous, intrathecal, and oral medicati... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Adams
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Biopsy,radiology,etc: A biopsy is needed to confirm diagnosis, radiology studies including x-rays and MRI of the primary tumor are also needed. Total body bone scan or thal... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Adams
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
DO NOT WAIT: Anemia (low hemoglobin) is a sign of some other problem. Possible reasons for anemia range from the less severe and more easily addressed to life thre... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Adams
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Nonspecific: Presenting symptoms are often nonspecific at first and include pain that may be intermittent and then progressive, swelling / mass in the area of the ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Adams
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Staging: Beyond confirming the diagnosis, tissue is needed for neuroblastoma staging which then determines the therapy that will be recommended. You need to k... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Adams
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Sickle Cell + B Thal: Sickle cell beta thalassemia is a condition in which one of the paired chromosomes for hemoglobin contains a sickle cell mutation and the other contai... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Adams
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Depends on the child: Children with scd should be as active as possible to promote good overall health including cardiovascular fitness and weight. Some children will need ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Adams
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Maybe: If there are no other contraindications, then cold medicines should be ok. However - cold medications that incude acetaminophen/ ibuprophen will mask... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Adams
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Medulloblastoma: Medulloblaztoma is the most common pediatric malignancy involving the brain.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Adams
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Benign vs cancer: Osteochondromas are the most common form of non-cancerous bone tumors, usually look like they are growing on the bone surface, and do not spread beyon... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Adams is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Adams is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Learning as much as I can about this. Presently diagnosis with this.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Do you have any idea what the problem could be? Thanks
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