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Dr. Kenneth Murdock

Radiation Oncology
Cincinnati, OH
54 years experience male

Locations

Office

Cincinnati, OH

Address

8088 Carnaby Ln, Cincinnati, OH
Directions

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

Licenses

United States: Alabama, California, Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Texas

Languages spoken

English, German

Doctor Q&A

108 Answers
48 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
Maybe not: A necrotic lymph node can be a product of a nearby infection. However, a thorough pathology exam should be done of the node(s) to be certain there ar... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
It depends: Most venous angiomas are small and asymptomatic big ones can cause headaches. You should be seeing a neurosurgeon to determine if treatment is needed.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
No: Vaginal yeast infections are quite common and can usually be easily treated. They do not lead to cancer.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
There are several!: Pneumonia, tb, chronic asthma, bronchitis all could cause your symptoms. Do you smoke? Coughing up blood is a serious problem. See your doctor, get a ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
Lots of ways: Pancreatic cancer can spread to other areas in the body, but most patients die of local disease, particularly from spread to the liver.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
Locally advanced: Your mother's cancer is confined to the pelvis, it has not spread to the upper abdomen or the lungs if it is stage iii. It is not amenable to surgery,... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
Yes: Radiation can be used to cure patients of their cancer with assistance from chemotherapy and/or surgery. When a pient is incurable, radiation can help... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
Not a brain tumor. : The hard area on your skull/scalp coud be a cyst(possibly there from birth) it has nothing to do with your siezures. Assume you are seeing a neurologi... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
Doubtful: A thickened uterine lining could be adenmyosis(just a thickened lining). At your age it is doubtful it's anything else. The only way to be sure would ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
Yes - helpfull.: A pet scan uses an injection of radioactive sugar. It will not work if a patients blood sugar above 200. It will be taken up in most malignancies and ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
Agree with doc.: This could be a serrious problem. Pet wwould be ok. May need help of pulmonologist or another doc to get a piece of tissue (biopsy) from the mass. Ask... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
YES: Your cd$ count is improving, that's great. I hope your kaposi's sarcoma is under control. Continue your meds. Good luck!
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
No: Cysts in the area of the ovary can develop at any time but esoecially during reproductive years. They needto be followed but usually do not cause prob... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
Yes, possible.: It would be unusual for an IV needle to break, but a plastic catheter could. It might(doubtful) migrate into a bigger vein and have to be retrieved by... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
A serious problem.: At your age, colorectal cancer is not common. However, any rectal bleeding is serious and needs to be checked right away. See a gastroenterologist, yo... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
Several things: Warm salt water gargles will offer temporary relif. You doctor could try xylocaine (lidocaine) viscous which will numb the tonsilar area. Someimes pai... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
Absolutely!: Hope you took malaria while there. Even if you did, the "bugs" have become resistant to some preventive meds, so better see someone right away! good l... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
See your doctor.: Unless you are bent over 24/7 a "dowager's hump" is from osteoporosis and collapse of vertebral bones or using steroids, not from using computer. At ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
Yes: There is no dose relation between xray exposure and developing cancer so an apron would be appropriate to request when getting an xay.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
Consider disc diseas: You're a little young for a slipped disc in your back, but it's possible. Any loss of sensation in the leg? Any weaknes in the leg. Mri might be need... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
Yes, you can.: When taking an antibiotic, it can change the normal bacterial balance in the large intestine. Better also use a balancer like acidophillus in capsule ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
See a specialist.: Implants can be difficult to remore because of the scar tissue that surrounds them. Don't go to a general surgeon. Get a brest surgeon who removes th... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
No: You might want to do a little more family research on who else on which side of the family had dementia and/or diabetes. There can be genetic transmis... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
Need more informatio: Without knowing how big the tumor was, whether margins of the tumor positive or negative for tumor cells, whether lymph nodes wre involved and whether... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
No: You would need a special test done on the urine for drugs.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
Soft diet needed: Because there is often pain on swallowing with throat cancer, a soft diet is a must. This allows the patient to get the calories their bodies need. Th... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
No: Pseudomonas is a very difficult bacteria to treat. You will need to be on antibiotics for an extended period of time and your condition should be moni... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
No: Neither radiation or Arimidex (anastrozole) will cause changes in immunoglobulins, substances made by white cells(particularly plasma cells) to fight... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
Usually not much: Cysts can get big enuf to be painfull, but that's rare. They can push on a nearby nerve to cause pain, they they shoud be sucked out or operated on.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
Exams by your doctor: Certainly, pelvic exams and pap smears are very important in decreasing the risk of cervical cancer. Also using protection during sexual relations, es... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
Unusual.: A panic attack can cause chest pain, back pain would be unusual. That said, your muscles do tend to stiffen up during a panic attack, so back pain dur... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
Inflammation,probabl: Sounds like you are talking about the joint space in the anlle which is covered with a membrane which can swell with inflammation or trauma. Not likel... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
Increase: Increase your roughage intake, decrease processed foods and broiled meats. Colonoscopy when you reach age 50.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
Difficult: That is a large tumor to try and chemoembolize. It might have to be done more than once after it shrinks from another embolization. If only one lobe o... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
Black and blue ?: You could have a black and blue in the lung or chest wall from the biopsy. You didn't mention shortness of breath. If you do, you should consult your ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
Yes: It is more likely due to esophagitis rather than cancer, but it is possible. You should see a gastroenterologist due to your concerns.
A member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
Can't answer this.: Not enough information to give possibe treatment or perhaps no treatment. Hospice consult?
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
Yes: There are some cancers that have a strong heredity component. A genetics doctor should be consulted.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
Depends: If you only get a short remission from the first transplant, a second is not likely to do anything for you. More than a few years of remission might m... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
Blood poisoning can.: Sepsis(blood poisoning) can occur after biopsies or other surgeries or in patients that are debilitated by chronic disesses or malignancies. A dcrease... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
Dehydration!: You could be getting dehydrated from the vomiting/diarrhea. You need to see a doc immediately, and before you go on vacation.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
No: Inguinal lymph nodes can be bilateral or unilateral but are usually quite small. Any nodes bigger that 1 1/2 cm are bothersome and need to be further ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
None: Outside of making your abdominal wall warm, there are none.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
See your doctor.: Usually for stage IV lung ca, you will get chemotherapy. This can lower resistance to infection, including in the colon which could result in rectal b... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
It is posswible.: If the cancer only came back locally and there is no evidence of spread, say on a pet scan, then survival after local surgery, chemotherapy (and possi... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
No. : Normal body temp can varry up to a degree and a half depending on activity, ambient temp when you last ate. Cancer, in and of itself, does not make b... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
See a bone doctor.: Seeing a bone doctor(ortopedist) may be necessary. Special xrays may be needed.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
It depends.: The site of the primary cancer, be it thyroid, ovary rectum in general determines the treatment - a biopsy has to be done first to be certain it's a m... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
Yes and no.: Gettig up at night to urinate may be more a manifestation of how much fluid you drink after 6pm. It is not necessarally a symptom of bladder cancer. H... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
By: By age 80, almost 50% of men will have developed prostate cancer. For the majority it's not a clinical problem.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Murdock is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Murdock is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! My Twin sis has Thyroid tall cell papillary Also a 2nd carcinoma of clear cell renal:'( thank u..mary
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But I just found the spot other day and before the showed up all the drs said there was nothing wrong and now this I need answers asap
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Had a echo showed a spot then mra showed ok the still wants a cather.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York Medical College, NY
Graduated 1968MD

Awards

Top Radiation Oncologist , First Place, Ohio - Winter
2013
Top Radiation Oncologist , First Place, Ohio - Summer
2013
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