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Dr. Scott Moon

Radiation Oncology
Kealakekua, CA
31 years experience male

Locations

Kona Community Hospital Rad Onc Department

Kealakekua

Address

79-1019 Haukapila St , Kealakekua
Directions

Fax

8083225849

About

Bio

U. of Hawaii med school. U. of Maryland Rad Onc training. Past med director at MS Cancer Institute. Past med director @ The Queen's Med Ctr Dept of Rad Onc in Honolulu HI. Queen's Radiation Oncologist @ Kona Community Hospital.

Specialties
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Radiation Oncology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

76 Answers
48 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
5yr suvival bystage : Ia = 49% ib = 45% iia = 30% iib = 31% iiia = 14% iiib = 5% iv = 1% http://www.Cancer.Org/cancer/lungcancer-non-smallcell/detailedguide/non-smal... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Could be...: ...A lymph node. Would be wise to have your physician check it out.
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Possibly: Could work. There are a number of nonrx products that are promoted as nausea remedies. Nice thing is it shouldn't interact with your other meds. Down... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Depends...: ...On how fit the woman is, how extensive the proposed surgery is. If she is a marathon runner with no health issues and surgery is uncomplicated, sh... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
No: There is no known link between trauma to the breasts and developing breast cancer in the future.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Definitely...: There are many genetic conditions that predispose affected individuals to developing cancers. (angelina jolie for example).
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Extremely rare: ...But not impossible. The youngest person in the U.S. To be diagnosed was a 10 yr old girl. She presented with an itch of her breast and her mom no... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Size doesn't matter,: The lump should be checked by your physician. Ultrasounds, mammograms, and mri's can help to define if it's benign or cancer. A sample of the lump t... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Not necessarily: If you have a cough that's new or won't go away you definitely should see your primary doc for an evaluation. (if you're coughing up blood, of course... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
No...: A diagnostic scope procedure wouldn't cause cancer. Persistent discomfort in the throat should be rechecked by your doctor as the trauma from the pro... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
No news...: ...Is usually good news, but i would call the doctors office to verify there wasn't a miscommunication problem and request a copy of the report or a f... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Team approach: It would be a good idea to see a multidisciplinary team of doctors (surgeon, radiation oncologist and medical oncologist) before finalizing a treatmen... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Lung CA Risk Factors: Include: smoking, radon, asbestos (mesothelioma), radiation therapy to the lungs, & some vitamins (beta carotene) http://www.Cancer.Org/cancer/lungc... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Not Common: The incidence of having 2 different primary lung cancers diagnosed at the same time is quoted between 2-16% (synchronous multiple primary lung cancers... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Top S. A. Cancers: Prostate cancer is at the top for men in most south american countries. Stomach cancer is tops in ecuador and chile. Lung cancer in argentina and ur... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Depends...: On how advanced her cancer is and what she's been thru thus far. For example, if she has only involvement in bones and she's taking an antiestrogen p... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
HPV: The hpv virus that causes genital warts is linked to cervical cancer and some head & neck cancers as well. Avoiding oral sex, using a dental dam, and... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
No: No known connection between loud noises and brain 'cancer'. Possible connection to development of acoustic neuroma.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Need MDC Evaluation: A good multidisciplinary (mdc) approach seems in order. Sounds like you had surgical resection likely preceded by complete work-up including ultrasou... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Depends...: ...On the stage of the cancer and the general health of the patient. Many early stage throat cancers can be cured.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Not usually...: But there are always exceptions to any rule. Breast cancers can present as a mass, or with nipple discharge, or skin dimpling etc. The only way to k... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Certainly...: ...If it's a very slow growing tumor like a meningioma. If it's an aggressive, malignant tumor like a glioblastoma multiforme, no.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Liver cancer: Very serious apparently required liver transplant. Hepatitis is one of the main causes, but other risk factors include steroid use, heavy alcohol use... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Unusual bleeding: Can happen for a number of different reasons including treatment of patients with anticoagulation drugs (warfarin), liver failure, some snake bites an... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Good surgery: It means the surgeon was able to cut the cancer out leaving no large amts of cancer from the primary site behind. It doesn't mean there isn't microsco... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Not at all...: If you're referring to an enlarged lymph node in your arm pit, it can be caused by non-cancerous things. You should make an appointment to see your d... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Yes, possible...: Most common ones would be neuroblastoma, leukemias, central nervous system ones, retinoblastomas and wilms'.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Excellent Book: The last lecture by randy pausch is a fantastic example of a person making the most of his life during his transition from life to death from pancreat... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
It depends: What type of cancer are you worried about detecting?
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Any bones, but...: ...Most are in the long bones like the thigh bone the shinbone or the arm bone.
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Numbness: Numbness in the area where a surgery was done isn't particularly concerning, especially in light of neg MD exams and mammograms. If it's progressing/... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Medialization?: If you meant medialization, should be well-tolerated and effective for unilateral vocal cord paralysis. Nerve reinnervation would be another option to... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Get Checked!: I would get your primary doctor (or a dermatologist if you have one you can go to) to take a look at it and render an opinion, especially since you've... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Very unlikely: The rectosigmoid junction is well above the anal sphincter. Colostomy becomes more likely as the primary tumor gets closer to the anus.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Risk Factors: Include age >60, hpv (human papillomavirus) infection, history of abnormal pap smear or cervix cancer, early hysterectomy, and exposure of your mother... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
No: No evidence that i'm aware of that Arimidex (anastrozole) can decrease WBC ct.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Could be either.: Very good idea to get evaluated by your primary doctor. If needed, he/she may refer you to a specialist.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Extremely rare: ...But not impossible. The youngest person in the U.S. To be diagnosed was a 10 yr old girl. She presented with an itch of her breast and her mom no... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
NCCN guidelines...: ...After you've been treated suggest a surveillance schedule that includes physical exam, TSH and thyroglobulin + antithyroglobulin antibodies at 6m a... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Possible...: ...Particularly if you are a smoker/drinker. Would be somewhat unusual at your age though. Only way to find out for sure is to get evaluated by your... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Rare: Breast cancers are extremely rare in teens but would present like in other age groups: a lump in the breast, bloody nipple discharge, skin redness, sk... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Varies: Some times hard, sometimes rubbery, sometimes can't feel at all. Best way to know what it is: get examined by your md. May need mammogram and/or ult... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
I: I hate mammograms. Crushed, smashed, pinched, uncomfortable. Stage 1? Life is good!
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Depends: Primary brain cancers aren't staged i-iv so you may be talking about a cancer from somewhere else that spread to the brain. Would also depend on how ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Depends...: If it's a benign tumor like lipoma, no threat to life or limb. If cancer, different story. Get it checked by your doctor.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Not usually: They will usually need to shave the area where the entry into your brain will be. The entire scalp is not usually shaved from what i've seen of pts c... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Depends what stage..: ...And how healthy she is. Age by itself shouldn't be the factor that dictates her treatments. If it's an early stage cancer with good prognostic fe... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Excellent resource..: Another excellent resource is at the national comprehensive cancer network they have a section dedicated to patients and there is no cost for access. ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Not a good idea...: You shouldn't take a prescription medicine that wasn't written for you to take by your doctor. Better to pay a visit to your pcp and investigate unde... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Most common...: Would be parathyroid malfunction/overproduction. Symptoms can include nausea.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Moon is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Moon is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I had pre surg ultrasnd of neck Hope rad iodine works on CCV Pap Cancr
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you kindly!!! Very fast response!
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I will go next week thanks for the quick reply helped calm me down!:D

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, HI
Graduated 1991MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

U. of Hawaii Department of Surgery
Honolulu Magazine 2013 "Top Doctors" Award
Top Doctor, First Place, Hawaii - Summer
2013
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