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Dr. Raja Mudad

Medical Oncology
Hollywood, FL
33 years experience male

Locations

Office

Hollywood, FL

Address

1150 N 35th Ave Ste 170s, Hollywood, FL
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Raja Mudad

Hollywood, FL

About

Bio

Medical Oncologist, Hematologist in Hollywood, FL. Specialize in Thoracic, Head and Neck and GU Oncology

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Medical Oncology

Hematology

Languages spoken

Arabic

Doctor Q&A

51 Answers
8 Agrees
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Usually WBC: Leukemia is defined as an increase in wbc, however, some pre-leukemic conditions can start with increase in rbc or platelets.
A member asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
No: Cryoablation is not considered a standard treatment for tonsillar cancer. An evaluation by a team of specialist is needed to determine the best treatm... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Possible but not com: It is rare to have hereditary lung cancer, but not impossible. Several factors predispose to lung cancer, but the most significant one is controllabl... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
No: The effects of Casodex are reversible once the medication is stopped, however, most patients are also receiving Lupron (leuprolide) (or equivalent) th... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
No: Shark cartilage has been proven to be an ineffective therapy for any cancer. It has been put to the test by the nci and found to have no beneficial e... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Several Factors: Several factors determine that. Location of tumor (larynx versus other sites), stage of the cancer, hpv status and ability to get adequate treatment i... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Main effect: Leukemia is a cancer of the bone marrow, so the bone marrow is affected a lot by it.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Biopsy: Typically a biopsy of a lesion if you see one on exam inside the mouth or throat, or a needle biopsy of a lymph node in the neck.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Yes: It is common for patients to develop fevers and flu like symptoms from bleomycin.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Fair: There are several factors that affect prognosis. First the type of lung cancer. Is it small cell or non-small cell. Second, has there been a check ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
More: The median survival of non-small cell lung cancer in the us is 12-14 months. That means, 50% of patients live more than that and 50% live less than t... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Possibly: Interesting question hpv is now becoming an increasing risk for head and neck cancer. Most people are exposed to it but only a small percentage devel... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Rare: `while there are around 230, 000 new breast cancer cases in the us yearly, there are around 1600 male breast cancers. You can do the math and see that... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Not major: Nicotine is a stimulant, so it may raise blood pressure a bit. Unlikely to cause thrombosis. It is definitely the right choice if the other option ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Possible: Depending on where the biopsy was taken from in the lung, if there was irritation of the tissues or the pleura, you may develop a cough and it goes aw... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
None proven: Unfortunately, the only scientifically proven treatment is chemotherapy. As much as we feel with patients regarding side effects, one should not opt f... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
SMOKING SMOKING : And smoking the biggest and most significant risk factor. 90% of lung cancers develop in people who have smoked. Other causes: asbestos exposure,... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Yes: Conceivably it is possible, assuming the other ovary is normal and has no cancer in it. However, i think most physicians who harvest eggs, are probabl... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Four cycles: Depending on the type of chemotherapy used, if after surgery, it is four cycles, so about 3.5 to 4 months.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Palliative care: Most hospice agencies have a palliative care team, not to be confused with hospice referral. Palliative care is an essential part of healthcare for pa... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Various: Depends on stage early stage, surgery or radiation locally advanced, hormonal and radiation metastatic, hormonal, sometimes radiation and later che... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Unlikely: Very unusual to have lung cancer at this age. You should definitely make sure your dad does not smoke in the house, since passive smoking can increase... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Hard to tell: Small cell lung cancer is a rapid growing cancer, but the exact size change in a particular patient is often hard to predict. Several factors affect t... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Depends: If you mean behind the eyeball, that is something you can only see on an MRI and often times it is difficult to do a biopsy. A neurosurgeon will have ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
No: A neurologist is not trained in cancer treatment (except a minority who are neurooncologists) head and neck cancer is cared for by ENT surgeons, radi... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
No: Unlikely and would be unusual. The protection from the sun far outweighs any potential risk, and there are none that we know of.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
No: There is no evidence that if you get mono this will affect your cancer, at least that we know of.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Yes: I am not sure of your gender, but for women, usually this leads to cessation of ovulation, that may recover later. For men, sperm count may be signif... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Unlikely: Testicular cancer is usually felt as a large testicle that is hard and not painful. Something that floats in the scrotum is most likely veins (vari... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Yes: Tender and movable lymph nodes are most likely infectious or inflammatory and not cancerous.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Various: Typically surgical resection of a variety of tumors. Typically breast cancer surgery, melanoma, GI tumors, resection of cancer metastases to various o... Read More
A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Can be: Drop of WBC at your age may suggest a lazy bone marrow, but that does not usually cause weight loss. I would be more concerned about the weight loss.... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Yes: In fact after removal of superficial bladder cancer (not invasive), the standard of care is BCG injections in the bladder for 6 weeks. It is very effe... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
No: In fact some studies suggest that sexually active men may reduce their risk of prostate cancer.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Yes: Depending on the stage, untreated it will definitely spread, if caught early and treated, then less likely, but monitoring for a long time (5-10 years... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Chemotherapy: It is the mainstay of therapy for stage iv sometimes radiation is added for certain areas of the body. Now there are also pills for certain patients ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Yes: All colon polyps need to be removed because they are the most common cause of colon cancer. Most cancers start in a polyp, that is why screening redu... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
No: There is no evidence that Accutane will increase your risk of lung cancer. In fact, Accutane has been used as a treatment for lung cancer but it has n... Read More
A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Unusual: Very unusual to present with bone metastases. Likelihood there is nothing outside the neck.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Not well known: Usually in months and not days or weeks.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
SMOKERS: Smoking and drinking are the biggest risk factors for head and neck cancer. Chewing tobacco also increases the risk. Human papilloma virus is now b... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Almost impossible: Extremely rare to almost impossible. In medicine, nothing is 100% but i would say it is 99% unlikely to have prostate cancer at 25.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
NO: There is none as you cannot reach the testicular tissue.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
No: Not a known risk factor for cancer.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
No: Unusual to have lung cancer at 35 ! this suggests something like a blockage high up in your trachea. Are you a smoker? Consult with your pulmonolog... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Varies: Hormone injections are given for prolonged periods, depending on the stage of prostate cancer. For metastatic stage, the shots are for life. If bef... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
None: In general, any suv below 2.5 is considered not malignant, however one has to be careful as several factors affect suv, like the size of the lesion, a... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Earlier: You should start 10 years before the youngest family member age at diagnosis. Example: mother had breast cancer at 40, you should start at 30.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Yes: But have to make sure his blood counts are ok if he has received chemotherapy.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Non specific: Unfortunately, standard chemotherapy does not differentiate between normal cells and cancer cells. That is why some normal cells are affected like can... Read More

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Dec 16, 2012
I have been treated by Dr Mudad the past 2 years. Dr Mudad is a wonderful physician and I am more than satisfied to be one of his patients. He has never cancelled or changed an appointment. He is in t...Read More
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
I have been a patient of his for the last 4 years when first meeting I was a stage four lung cancer victom with his guidence and help I managed to beat this monster and cancer free today since this pa...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Mudad is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

American University of Beirut Medical Center
Graduated 1989MD

Medical/Graduate school

American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine, Lebanon
Graduated 1989MD

Residency

Duke University Medical Center

Residency

DUKE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

Physician of the Year, Memorial Cancer Institute
Spirit Award, American Cancer Society
Memorial Cancer Institute Physician of the Year, 2011

Affiliations

American Society of Clinical Oncology, Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee
American Society of Hematology
Memorial Regional Hospital
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