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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion

Medical Oncology
Waco, TX
35 years experience male

Locations

Texas Oncology Horizon Circle

Waco, TX

Address

6520 Horizon Circle, Waco, TX
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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About

Bio

Dr. Encarnación obtained his medical degree at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine in 1986. He completed an Internal Medicine internship and residency and spent a year as Chief Resident at the San Juan VA Hospital followed by a Medical Oncology fellowship with emphasis in breast cancer at UT San Antonio. He currently works for Texas Oncology in Waco, where he serves as Research Site Leader. He is a member of the US Oncology Genetic Risk Evaluation and Testing Steering Committee and chairs the Department of Medicine at Providence Health Center.

Specialties
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Medical Oncology

Clinical Genetics

Internal Medicine

Doctor Q&A

1.4K Answers
1.0K Agrees
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
Scar?: Very large nodes in patients with lymphoma often have a component of inflammation and scar tissue in addition to the cancer. Chemo may kill all the cancer but the lymph node could remain somewhat big and it is OK as long as the cancer cells are dead. We often do a PET scan or even another biopsy to see if there is cancer left. Have faith and ask your father's doc what are his/her plans. Best 2U
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
Be careful..: Do not put too much value on a blood test by itself. CEA of 3 or less is considered "normal". Smokers have higher CEAs; up to 5, maybe 10. Anything higher than that is suspicious but by no means diagnostic of recurrence. So called "tumor markers" sometimes go up in non malignant diseases or even for no detectable reason at all. Scans and sometimes biopsies are needed to confirm cancer. Best 2U!
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
Unlikely: At your age it is unlikely but not impossible. Even if it is not cancer, you could have some other medical issue that may require therapy. I would suggest you visit your doc to be checked. Best to you.

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Testimonials
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Jul 20, 2014
I learn a great deal from the information that Dr. Encarnacion provides. He is clearly very knowledgeable about oncology and medicine in general. I endorse Dr. Encarnacion.
I highly recommend Dr. Carlos Encarnacion. He is highly knowledgeable and caring.
Jul 7, 2014
Very accurate and timely responses.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! All that you wrote is fully understood. Each point was really helpful to the max. I will continue on the right health track that I have remained on.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Okay thanks...since the caae is unrelated can u say how effective is femara instead of chemo in stage 3 if the person cannot take chemo

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, PR
Graduated 1986MD

Residency

San Juan VA Hospital

Awards

Friend of the ACS 1999
Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA)

Affiliations

American College of Physicians
American Society of Clinical Oncology
McLennan County Medical Society
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