Doctor Q&A for Dr. Carlos Encarnacion

A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
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 c ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
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 hi ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
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 s ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
Hmmm: Listen friend, I'm just an oncologist and not an expert in this field but when I hear someone say they are "thin but wanna get thinner", I get a bit w ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
Good question, TY!: I think Duke's staging for colon cancer was devised in the mid 30's and the FIGO classification for gynecological cancers in the mid 50's. The TNM cla ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
Cancer of pretty...: ...much any organ, except those organs only present in women, of course (ovary, uterus, etc.). Breast cancer, albeit rare, can develop in men, by the ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
Heck yea!: Patients with early stage breast cancer (especially stages 0 and 1) are very curable. Folks with stage 2 cancers have a decent chance and those with s ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
Well...: ...most breast cancers (80-90%) are not related to inherited traits so in those cases your question does not apply. However, the majority of high ris ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
Says whom?: Many cancers, like breast, uterus, cervix, or colon, are curable if detected early and others like testicular cancer and certain lymphomas are curable ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
Uterus: It is cancer that develops in the uterine cervix, the lower tip of the uterus that sticks out into the vagina (see the illustration). Usually associat ... Read More
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