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Dr. Cynthia Anderson

Radiation Oncology
Jacksonville, FL
21 years experience female

Locations

Office

Jacksonville, FL

Address

2938 Bridlewood Lane, Jacksonville, FL
Directions

Office

Jacksonville, FL

Office

Jacksonville, FL

Office

Tallahassee, FL

About

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.

Radiation Oncology

Languages spoken

Hindi

Doctor Q&A

58 Answers
4 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
No clear number: There is no specific size that is required for an ultrasound to be accurate. An ultrasound looks both at the size and shape of a nodule, but also loo... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
No clear association: No, there has been no association with using a foot spa and developing cancer.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Not typically: Gastric malt lymphoma is usually characterized by being localized to the stomach alone. The back of the tongue is a part of another lymphatic region ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Dietary iron: Spinach, black strap molasses, and dark greens have high iron content. If you take it with orange juice, that increases your absorption. Taking ir... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Yes: Eating foods that reduce your chance of acid reflux can help barrett's heal. Foods to avoid include chocolate, caffeine, spicy foods, and acidic food... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Several options: By itself this question is hard to answer. Low lymphocytes does not mean lymphoma per se, but if there is lymphoma that has been confirmed, then a lo... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Cancer less likely: It is more likely to be a slipped disk or something pinching on a nerve than cancer. You need an MRI of the spine to look at the area better. Then, ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Bump on vessel: A ductus bump is a "bump out" on the side of the arch of the aorta in the chest. It has a characteristic appearance on the ct scan so it is likely to... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Not necessarily: It is more likely to be a fibroid or something benign. Uterine cancer typically starts on the lining of the uterus and can then grow into the muscl... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Can be high or off: Magnesium levels are also controlled by the thyroid gland and so they can be off after your thyroid is removed. Your doctor will regularly check ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Bulging lump: Usually, it shows up as a lump on the side of the throat in the back. It can be painful or pain less. If the tonsil looks swollen, red, or irregular... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Inflammation: Usually a mildly elevated CPK and sed rate are hallmarks of inflammation somewhere in the body. Chronic inflammation can also make you prone to bei... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Not necessarily: There is not an increased chance of cancer. You may have some chronic pain in the area, but even that may not happen or go away with time.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Not necessarily: This is a very rare form of lymphoma and it is not necessarily hereditary. If you had a family member with lymphoma, the best thing to do is to look a... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Hard to say: There has been an association with silicone breast implants and a certain rare type of lymphoma, but the number of cases has been small. We cannot sa... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
It depends: Patients with certain forms of leukemia can have elevated white blood counts, but otherwise it is not common for white cells to go up with a cancer di... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
About 1/2 a teaspoon: It depends on the depth of the bone marrow needle and the depth to which the doctor is able to insert it, but the amount is usually very small.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Not recommended: It is better to take the pill intact and let it dissolve in your stomach. It is meant to dissolve and release the medicine over time. Dissolving it ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Not together: Grapefruit has a complex interaction on several enzymes in the liver. These same enzymes can either inhibit or magnify the effects of certain medicat... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Usually at least 40: The value depends on whether the donor is a male or female. Women usually have a slightly lower hematocrit. If your hematocrit is low, then you ne... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
I: I highly recommend american diabetes association website diabetes.Org. The best scientific advice.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
10/10/10: 10/10/10 rule: 10 kegels at a time, 10 seconds each, 10 times a day = 100 kegels a day.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Soaked: Soaked almonds for breakfast are a great way to start the day. Soak about 10 in water at night.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Potentially: It is hard to say without having it examined, but it could be trauma or infection. Tumor is less likely, but possible.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Could be scar tissue: It may be due to scar tissue in your lungs from a recent infection or chronic scarring from prior irritation to the lungs from tobacco or chemical exp... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
It can be: Signs of throat cancer include: hoarseness, pain with swallowing, ear pain, or lymph nodes in the neck that are swollen and painless. If you have per... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Many symptoms: It can look like painless bumps that you can feel - most commonly along the side of the neck. Or it can be unexplained symptoms such as weight loss, f... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Could be: It can be a sign of an endocrine disorder in which your signals to regulate sodium may be off. There are certain conditions, such as addison's disea... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Sometimes : There have been reports of cancer developing in areas of prior trauma including burns or a strong bruise. However, the cancer usually develops many y... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Please explain: There is no universal sign for being a cancer survivor. Because of the different types of cancer affecting different organs, being a survivor can loo... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Very unlikely: It is more likely to be a simple fluid filled cyst that just needs to be drained.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Unable to tell: At the age of 18, esophageal cancer in you would be extremely unlikely. However, the only way to tell if something in the GI tract is cancer is to pe... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Most commonly yes: Patients with colon cancer usually see blood more frequently than once or twice and it is usually associated with weight loss or change in your bowel ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Possibly: Most likely, a reaction from a blood transfusion would be immediate and potentially serious. If the blisters are on the same arm as where the transfu... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Likely gallbladder: This is most likely a sign of gallbladder disease such as gallstones. You can find out if your gallbladder, liver, and right kidney are all ok with a... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
PET/CT scan: I would recommend a pet/ct to check out each of these areas and is approved for stage ii breast cancer. The mediastinal lymph node has to be >1cm ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
It can: Stomach cancer can be associated with bleeding in the stomach. The blood gets digested by stomach and the rest of the GI tract and can have a very d... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
All Omega-3: This study looked at whether high bloodstream levels of certain vitamins were associated with a protective effect against developing prostate cancer. ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Potentially: I am sorry for your father's story. Sometimes hodgkin's lymphoma can relapse as non- hodgkin's lymphoma. It does not mean that you are at higher r... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Focus: Focus on plant based choices - there are healthy choices out that don't label themselves vegan.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Not antioxidants: There are data that high doses of vitamin e supplements can interfere with cancer therapy. Vit e is an anti-oxidant. Getting it in the diet is ok, b... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
See a hematologist: If your periods are heavy, they may recommend birth control to limit bleeding. It may also be a good idea to see your hematologist the week before yo... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Infection and pain: This is a relatively safe procedure but the marrow is harvested by taking a small amount from your hip bone. You lie on your stomach, the skin' muscl... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Should not: Femara (letrozole) is only recommended for post-menopausal women. So, if a woman has not entered menopause yet, she should not take femara (letrozole... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Dietary iron: Eating dark greens or black strap molasses can increase your iron, especially if taken with orange juice. Iron supplements also work, but can cause c... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Change in urination: Usually it is diagnosed by an elevated psa on routine bloodwork, but it can be associated with abnormal urination symptoms like incomplete voiding, fr... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
It depends: As long as the surgery is done in a few weeks, it should be ok. What is the reason for the delay? If the delay is b/c the patient needs to undergo m... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Radiation therapy: I am sorry for your situation. I am not sure if he has a tumor of the brain or a tumor that has spread from somewhere else to the brain, . This make... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
No: You need to call your ob/gyn quickly - you may have had some movement or irritation to the iud during the pap. If something was biopsied during the... Read More

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HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Anderson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Anderson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Just worried due to life long issues & tenderness & not conceiving.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Does CPK pen point an area of inflammation
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Emory University School of Medicine, GA
Graduated 2001MD

Medical/Graduate school

Emory University School of Medicine
MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Chicago
MD

Residency

Emory University Hospital

Awards

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Affiliations

Radiation Therapy Oncology Group
American Society for Radiation Oncology
American Society of Clinical Oncology
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