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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Buchsbaum
Radiation Oncology 33 years experience
Depends: type/stage: There are different types of cancer (small cell, non-small cell, thymoma, etc.) and stage (tiny lesion, all over). Generally the smaller it is at f... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Buchsbaum
Radiation Oncology 33 years experience
My area..: The above is correct. We use carbo/vincristine to delay things until about age 5-6, but it tends to slow down the tumors while kids' brains develop at... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Buchsbaum
Radiation Oncology 33 years experience
Neither: In reality, , a high grade glioma does not have sharp edges by definition and these methods have sharp edges by definition. If you only want to pallia... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Buchsbaum
Radiation Oncology 33 years experience
Prevention possible: If he has no tumors known "in" his brain, data have shown that treating people with lung cancer prophylacticly gives a survival advantage. Small cell ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Buchsbaum
Radiation Oncology 33 years experience
Dependingscans done: Scans vary and some scan are very high dose and large volume. Others are small and of low volume. See this site: http://www.Xrayrisk.Com/calc... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Buchsbaum
Radiation Oncology 33 years experience
Retreatment of GBM: These cases are relatively unique and need to be addressed as such. Sometimes they can be re-irradiated. Most centers will refuse to do so as it i... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Buchsbaum
Radiation Oncology 33 years experience
Not the biggest risk: Risk of one scan increases your lifetime risk about 0.08%...Low energy scans now even less. Annual from age 25 onward is about 3.8% risk. Older ct's w... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Buchsbaum
Radiation Oncology 33 years experience
This is unlikely: Nothing is impossible, but the inability to digest fat can lead to this. The hardest part of your question is defining bad smelling flatulence: many f... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Buchsbaum
Radiation Oncology 33 years experience
Few extra ideas: Dr. Colen is right, but there are some gotchas. 1. If it is all over the whole spine (in the bones) and looks uniform, it can be missed. This is a... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Buchsbaum
Radiation Oncology 33 years experience
Uptake not useful: Pet scan usually use a radioactive sugar to go where tumors are based on the idea that a very active cancer is using up a lot of energy to grow, so su... Read More
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