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Dr. Lauren Stegman

Radiation Oncology
Scottsdale, AZ
28 years experience male

Locations

Phoenix Cyberknife and Radiation Oncology Center

Phoenix, AZ

Address

4611 East Shea Boulevard, Suite 120, Phoenix, AZ, US
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 7:00am - 4:00pm
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Fax

(602) 464-9769

Insurances accepted

BlueCross BlueShield

Cigna

Humana

UnitedHealthcare

Aetna

Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Arizona

Health Net

Medicare

Health Net of Arizona

SCAN Health Plan

Palo Verde Cancer Center - Scottsdale

Scottsdale, AZ

Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center

Phoenix, AZ

About

Bio

Dr. Stegman trained in Radiation Oncology at the world-renowned Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He earned his combined MD and PhD degrees from the University of Michigan, where he studied cancer gene therapy and molecular imaging. Dr. Stegman has published numerous articles in both the basic sciences and clinical radiation oncology, and is experienced in brachytherapy and IMRT for gynecologic, genitourinary, gastrointestinal, head and neck, thoracic, brain, and breast cancers. He also has significant experience with stereotactic body radiosurgery for paraspinal, lung, and liver tumors. He holds a patent for web-based peer-review of scientific and medical journal articles, serves on the Medical Advisory Board of .

Specialties
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Radiation Oncology

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272 Answers
18 Agrees
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Yes: Always best to check with your doctor and/or pharmacist, but there are no significant interactions between these drugs.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Lowers Estrogen: Arimidex (anastrozole) blocks the production of estrogen by the ovaries, fat cells, and adrenal glands. It thereby lowers the estrogen level in the b... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Usually no worry: Most radiation treatments for lung cancer do not leave any radiation in the patient. The radiation is only present when the patient is in the room ge... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
No: A susceptibility to breast cancer can be inherited from either mother or father.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Not necessarily: Many hypodense nodules of the thyroid are benign.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Very Low Risk: The risk of having a brca mutation can be estimated at: http://www.Myriadpro.Com/brca-risk-calculator/calc.Html. A woman with ashkenazi jewish herita... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Different Diseases: Aids is the disease caused by an uncontrolled infection with the HIV virus. The virus hijacks normal white blood cells to copy itself and in the proc... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Not likely: This is not an expected symptom of leukemia.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Support: Encourage nutrition & hydration. Keep him swallowing, as the more he does, the sooner and more likely he will get back to eating normally. Encou... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Unfortunately : Unfortunately paget's disease of the breast requires surgery for a cure. However, there this does not necessarily have to be a mastectomy as a small ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Prostate Cancer: The prostate is an organ in a man's pelvis located between the rectum and bladder. It helps make some components of the semen. Prostate cancer is an... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Booster Shots: Full immunity is not developed after one exposure. The additional doses are "boosters" that help strengthen the immunity. Many other types of vaccin... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Maybe: Radiotherapy can be effective for low grade gliomas but also carries risks of long term side effects. These are usually greater the younger a child i... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Variable: Some rcc's are very slowly growing and can take years to spread. Others are more aggressive and can spread over the course of many weeks to months. ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Sorry: His doctor, who has access to much more information, can give you the best estimate. Remember that these things can be hard to predict because everyo... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Not necessarily: There are some stage IV lymphomas that can be cured with aggressive chemotherapy. Some other cannot be cured but are so slowly growing that people ca... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Possibly: A tumor that is pinching a nerve can sometimes cause shooting electricity like pains in the part of the body near that nerve. People can get this kin... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Two Ways: Bone marrow transplants help cure aggressive leukemia in two ways. First, it allows doctors to give high dose chemotherapy and sometimes total body r... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Unfortunately High: Anal carcinoma in situ is a rare pre-cancerous condition that often will recur. It may be associated with HIV and is usually directly caused by hpv. ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Tumors can be Big: Ovarian tumors can get to be very large. A 303 pound ovarian tumor was removed from a woman in the early 1990s at stanford. There is a good amount o... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Probably not: The largest studies of long-term Copaxone (glatiramer) use do not show a significantly increased risk of cancers. However, there is a theoretical ris... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Legal, not effective: Gerson therapy is not illegal in the us. Reputable cancer doctors in the us and the rest of the world however do not use it because there is no evide... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Please see a doctor.: Please see your doctor to find out the cause of your problems and get feeling better.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
It is possible: The chances of a woman conceiving after cancer depend on the type of cancer had and the treatments she received. Most docs will talk about the risks... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Please clarify: It would be extraordinarily unusual for thyroid cancer to spread to the cervix. It is fairly common however for thyroid cancer to go the the cervical... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Unlikely: Hpv does not cause leukocytes in the urine nor flank pain. Most hpv infections are cleared by the immune system and 10 years of normal pap smears is ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
I : I hoe that you are recovering from your cystoscopy and biopsy well. There are many types and stages of bladder cancer and the many are completely cur... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
I : I wish there were a reliable cure for stage IV colon cancer, but unfortunately there is not, and vitamin b17 is most definitely not one. Vitamin b17 ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Extremely Unlikely: In fact most types of birth control may actually slightly lower the risk of developing ovarian cancer. Additionally, epithelial ovarian cancer is ext... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Many: Symptoms can include one or many of the following and others: enlarged lymph nodes (swollen glands), fevers, chills, night sweats, weight loss, itchi... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
HPV: Almost all cervical cancer is caused by a few specific types of hpv (human papilloma virus). Infection with the cancer-causing types of hpv can be pr... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
No: The purpose of zoladex (goserelin) is to lower the amount of testoserone a man's body makes because testosterone can stimulate the growth of prostate ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Depends: It sounds as if there is a small amount of cancer in the prostate which is good. However, there are many other factors such as the gleason score, psa... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Yes: Mucous plugs can form without cancer.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Depends: There can be many causes of pain. In order to treat it best the cause needs to be diagnosed. If it is from enlarged lymph node with lymphoma in them... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Listed: Hopefully none if found by screening colonoscopy! otherwise, change in bowel habits, dark tarry stool (melena), red blood in stool, rectal bleeding, ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Yes: Radiation therapy for prostate cancer will ofter permanently change the color, amount, and consistency of the ejaculate. If you are concerned, speak ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
B Symptoms: B symptoms are any combination of persistent fevers, drenching night sweats/chills, or significant weight loss. Not all lymphoma patients get them. ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Usually Not: However, if there is cancer in the brain it could make symptoms of alzheimer's worse. Additionally, alzheimer's make make it difficult for a patient ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Usually: Eusachian tube dysfunction starting during or immediately after radiation therapy for head and neck cancers or brain tumors will usually resolve with ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
No: Chemotherapy does not make sarcoma worse. However, some kinds of sarcomas are quite resistant to many chemotherapies. Other types like ewing's sarco... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Many causes: There are too many benign causes of abdominal pain to even list, but they can range from infections to ulcers to inflammatory bowel disease to irritab... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Probably not: There are thousands of kinds of cancer and it is unlikely that there will be a single test that will be able to detect them all. There will be new te... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Not necessarily: Large ovarian cysts may be cancerous, but many are not and having a non-cancerous one does not increase a woman's risk if getting ovarian, uterine, ce... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Fairly rare in US: Cervical cancer used to be common and deadly in the us and still is in parts of the developing world. Over the past 40 years, it has decreased tremen... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Fitst step: A ct is often the first step to check the brain because it is quicker and much cheaper than an MRI and easier on the patient in terms of claustrophobi... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Sometimes: Some families have inherited predispositions to getting certain cancers. There are many such cancers and syndromes from brca1&2, to li-frauneni, to r... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Talk to urologist: Angiomyolipoma are benign tumors that have blood vessels in them that can burst and cause life threatening bleeding. The risk of this happening incre... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Possibly: Some medical institutions will it allow you to work as a medical assistant without getting your annual immunization. Some may let you work only if yo... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Maybe: Speak with your breast surgeon. Many phylloides tumors of the breast an be cured with lumpectomy alone. Tumor size, grade (how abnormal it looks und... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 27, 2013
Knowledgeable doctor I have known since medical school.
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
In January of 2012 I was diagnosed with stage 4 head and neck cancer. With all of the various Doctors and treatment recommendations, my wife and I were pretty much in a fog looking for professional g...Read More
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Dec 16, 2012
It was by luck that Dr. Stegman found me. I was sent to Good Sam. Hospital not knowing I had a LARGE brain tumor that after surgery, I was told it was , Adenocarcinoma (cancer). The surgeon consulted ...Read More
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I so appreciate your input since I usually develop ugly post surgical scars. I am interested in XRT.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! This information was for a friend. He is on chemo and seems much better at this time. God Bless
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I agree, I have been to see my gp and am waiting for a referral but just wanted to see if any1 could have a look. So that didn't really help

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Michigan Medical School
Graduated 2002MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Michigan
Graduated 2002MD

Medical/Graduate school

Brown University
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Residency

Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center

Awards

Top Doctor, Phoenix Magazine: 2009, 2011, 2013
Top Doctor, Phoenix Magazine 2001
Medical Scientist Training Program Grantee, NIH

Affiliations

American Society for Therapeutic Radiology & Oncology
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Phoenix Cyberknife and Radiation Oncology Center
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