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Dr. Jonathan Tay

Radiation Oncology
the Lakes, NV
31 years experience male

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Radiation Oncology

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English

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32 Answers
6 Agrees
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Tay
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Unlikely: Did you have radiation therapy? Acoustic neuroma can come back with longer follow up, although short term local control rates are very high (98% at 5 ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Tay
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Yes: Several types of cancers can arise in or near the nose.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Tay
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Yes, but...: A man will not be able to father children through natural intercourse however will still produce sperm, which can be extracted to combine with a woman... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Tay
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Aggressiveness: Grade is is how aggressive the cancer looks under the microscope, with grade 1 being slower growing than grade 3.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Tay
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
No: Nose bleeds are very common however if it persists you should visit your physician in the rare chance that it might be related to something more serio... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Tay
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Depends: It really depends on whether it spread to the brain from somewhere else or if it started in the brain, and even then there would be many factors affec... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Tay
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Small: The chance of recurrence depends a lot on the risk factors of your particular case. It is possible to have a recurrence but most women won't after be... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Tay
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Unlikely you have cc: Loss of appetite can be caused by many reasons, but with your age and lack of family history, it is extremely unlikely. I would see your doctor if it... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Tay
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Yes: There should be no consequence of having a vp shunt during radiation therapy.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Tay
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Not very: According to the american cancer society, there are estimated 2680 cases diagnosed in 2012, which is about 1/100 of gynecological malignancies.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Tay
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
2246 in 2006: Reference is int. J. Radiation oncology biol phys 2006, 66(4):1204-1211. I suspect there are more at present date as the field continues to grow.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Tay
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Yes: If you are getting radiation therapy above the neck it may be ok but please let your physicians and therapists know.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Tay
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
No: Although many smokers have chronic lung disease and are at risk for lung cancer, they are two separate disease processes.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Tay
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Not long: The prognosis is very poor, however life expectancy is ver hard for docs to predict. Life span will depend on responsiveness to treatment and perform... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Tay
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
No: Not unless you are a patient being treated or someone who works in the department handling radioactive sources.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Tay
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Most of the time: Every breast cancer is different, however if a lumpectomy done for an early stage cancer, typically followed by breast radiation, the prognosis is gen... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Tay
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
No: A spermatocele is not cancer nor is it related to cancer.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Tay
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Yes: Cervical cancer can be cured with radiation therapy.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Tay
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Yes: Curability depends on type of skin cancer and stage, but most ifmdetected early are cured.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Tay
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Very responsive: Although small cell is eextremely responsive, it does tend to metastasize and recur rapidly.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Tay
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Not sure: I have never heard of that.... Do you mean essential tremor?
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Tay
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Yes: Just be sensible about it, .
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Tay
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Cancer subtype: There are several lung cancer subtypes based on how the cells look under a microscope. Squamous cell tends to grow locally to a greater extent than so... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Tay
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Uncommon: There are some benign and malignant tumors that are rare, and conditions such as polyps and granulomas that some people may consider tumors.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Tay
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Pilocarpine: This medication can help some patients.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Tay
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Uterine lining: A cancer that starts in the endometrium, which is the inner longing of the uterus.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Tay
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Possibly: Keep in mind common things are common, so pain could be due to non-cancer causes, but if a man is at risk for metastatic prostate cance a bone scan ca... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Tay
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Sometimes: Sometimes cancer that starts in the liver can be cured with surgical resection, although not all patients would be eligible for curative surgical rese... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Tay
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Probably not: Although antioxidants are good for you, the data showing prevention or reducing risk of cancer is not convincing.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Tay
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
No: Benign nevus is a mole, however some are dysplatic and can turn malignant, which is why it is important to always monitor your moles.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Tay
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Chemo +\- radiation: That really depends on subtype of hodgkins, stage, bulk, of disease, age of pt, among other factors, although chemotherapy is the mainstay of therapy.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Tay
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Cell surface changes: There is a whole science behind this and people make entire careers studying this, but the very short answer is proteins that are on cancer cell surfa... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Tay is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Tay is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

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Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, MI
Graduated 1991MD
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