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Dr. Byron May

Radiation Oncology
Kingsport, TN
32 years experience male

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Radiation Oncology

Languages spoken

English

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16 Answers
4 Agrees
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron May
32 years experience
YES: Sunburns are positively correlated with risk of developing skin cancer later in life.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron May
32 years experience
At diagnosis: By specialist, i recommend a gynecologic oncologist. Your gynecologist should be able to recommend the best one in your area.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron May
32 years experience
Depends on stage: Most all vaginal cancers are of the squamous cell carcinoma type. The treatment thereof depends on the stage (how advanced) of the cancer and the ag... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Byron May
32 years experience
Yes: Cea, a protein released into the blood, may be produced by certain cancers, but not all and even not all of a specific type, e.g. Not all colon cance... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron May
32 years experience
Primary care doctor: Skin cancer incidence is increasing. In some cases a "mole" starts to enlarge and/or change colors. These changes may be signs of malignancy in "mol... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron May
32 years experience
Smoking!: Smoke from cigarettes contains approximately 35 known chemicals to cause tumors in lab rats. Smokers have a much higher incidence of lung cancer over... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron May
32 years experience
Cancer : The esophagus conducts food from the lower portion of your throat all the way to your stomach. Cancer occurring anywhere along this "tube" is thus es... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron May
32 years experience
Depends on site: The activities, diet, medications, etc to avoid during radiation depend heavily on where you are receiving radiation. Your radiation oncologist admin... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron May
32 years experience
Could be several: Lymphoma is a general category which includes many subtypes of hodgkins and non-hodgkins lymphomas. They may manifest slowly over years while higher ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron May
32 years experience
Jaundice: Bile duct cancer is uncommon but carries a poor prognosis. It will typically impede the flow of bile from the liver to the small intestine thus causi... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron May
32 years experience
Good hygiene & noHPV: Penile cancer is quite rare in the usa, and especially rare in circumcised men. Smegma, the secretions of the foreskin that accumulate underneath the ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Byron May
32 years experience
Wrong ?: As an oncologist, i get asked this question all the time. In my opinion, it's the wrong question to be asking. Even cancer cells, while abnormal, st... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron May
32 years experience
Depends on stage: The answer depends primarily on what treatments you had initially, and how advanced is the recurrence. Your oncology team (surgical, medical, and rad... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron May
32 years experience
Yes: Barrett's esophagus represents chronic irritation of your lower esophagus by stomach acid reflux. Patients typically report frequent "heartburn." th... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron May
32 years experience
Many: Colon cancer is so common that many medical trials have been performed which help doctors know better how to treat this disease. Depending upon the p... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Byron May
32 years experience
See doctor soon: Breast cancer and high blood pressure are likely unrelated. Her pressure is obviously too high so she needs continued evaluation and medication adjus... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. May is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. May is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thx, Dr. May! When I track my cum dose, do I count pelvis/ab CTs too?
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Thank you, your answer put my mind at ease.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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