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Dr. Matthew Fero

Medical Oncology
Albuquerque, NM
31 years experience male

Locations

University of New Mexico Cancer Center

Albuquerque, NM

Address

1201, Camino de Salud, Albuquerque, NM
Directions

Practice website

Fax

505-925-0100

About

Bio

Specializes in the treatment of hematologic all malignancies, such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Expert in the use of autologous and allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. Also cares for patients with transplant related issues such as chronic graft vs. host disease. Research interests include the pathogenesis of cancer and novel therapies using gene editing technology and cancer avatars.

Specialties
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Medical Oncology

Hematology and Oncology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

224 Answers
84 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Fero
Medical Oncology 31 years experience
Could be worse: Nulasta is a long-acting form of GCSG (filgrastim) that reduces the duration and depth of low white blood cell count (WBC), particularly the neutrophil count (ANC) after chemotherapy. It won't completely prevent a WBC drop, so the dosage or timing of subsequent rounds of chemotherapy may need to be adjusted, in individual cases.
A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Fero
Medical Oncology 31 years experience
Acute vs blastic?: In the chronic and dysplastic hematologic malignancies that you mention (CMML and MDS), the term "acute" transformation means an evolution to acute leukemia. This is defined as more than 20% "blast" cells microscopically. Therefore acute and blastic transformation are the same thing.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Fero
Medical Oncology 31 years experience
Enlarged lymph nodes: ... are the most common early symptoms of lymphoma. Some patients can have so called "B-symptoms" which are night-time fevers, chills, and sweats. Enlargement of the liver or spleen can occur, or a change in the blood cell counts.

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Testimonials
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Fero is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Apr 2, 2015
Dr. Fero is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower9
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Fero is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Yours is the only description of pain based on location. Was diagnosed w/ 6mm stone (a surprise) by CT but forgot to ask where it was located. Been pain free for 3 days ...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! They probably not lymph nodes because they're not bigger than 1cm, do you think they could maybe be some fat in the fat layer? Thank you
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you Dr. Fero! You have answered my question exactly and your information very much helped my understanding of the matter.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UC Irvine School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1990MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
Graduated 1990MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of California - Berkeley
Graduated 1984MD

Residency

MAYO CLINIC
Completed 1993

Awards

Fellow, American College of Physicians

Affiliations

American Association for Cancer Research
American Society of Hematology
New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance
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