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Dr. Jon Strasser

Radiation Oncology
Newark, DE
22 years experience male

Locations

Radiation Oncologists, PA

Newark, DE

Address

4701 Olgetown-Stanton Rd, Suite #1110, Newark, DE
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: Closed
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Fax

(302) 623-4821

About

Bio

I'm a Board Certified (US) Radiation Oncologist, with a clinical focus in breast cancer, lung cancer, lymphomas, gastrointestinal malignancies, skin cancer, brain tumors, and pediatrics. I received my MD from Harvard University, and completed advanced training in Radiation Oncology from the Joint Center for Radiation Therapy/Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Childrens Hospital Boston. I am currently an attending Radiation Oncologist at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center of the Christiana Care Health System. I also attend at Nemours AI duPont Hospital for Children.

Specialties
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Radiation Oncology

Licenses

United States: Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania

Doctor Q&A

44 Answers
2 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Really depends: Depends on a few features - what grade - ie grade 2, 3, or 4, patient age, and other comorbidities. Grade 2s live about 10 years grade 3s live about... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Not likely: Acid reflux is not like to cause 'throat' cancer - which i would define as oropharynx. However, persistent acid reflux is clearly associated with a ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Disabilities after: I think i can clarify a little....Most of your major disabilities after all of this treatment are mostly related to disabilities you may have acquired... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
When necessary: We don't routinely do breast ultrasounds, like we might do with screening mri. Ultrasound is really only helpful if you feel something in the breast,... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Get followup: Hard to say what they saw. Most head cts in the er are with out contrast and limited in what they can see. I would recommend followup with you prov... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
GBM: Gbm is the most agressive type of primary brain tumor. It is of glial cell in origin. They can arise de novo, or can be from progression of a lower... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Nope: No data to say masturbating prevents prostate cancer. Men who are both sexually active and not active get prostate cancer. Masturbating won't hu... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Yes: That's the definition of cancer.....A cell that has uncontrollable growth and invades tissues and spreads. If not caught early, it has a high poten... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Differences: Petechiae appear when capillaries bleed, leaking blood into the skin. These will go away when the blood resorbs. Cherry angiomas area an abnormal p... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Can't say: Staging is independent of the grade. It is based on the TNM (tumor, node, metastasis) system. To stage the patient you need to know what site (lung... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Varies: Often no signs - if picked up on mammogram. Otherwise a growing mass in the breast, or lung in the armpit, nipple discharge or inversion, edema of t... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Really depends: Are you talking a primary brain tumor or metastatic disease from another site. If a primary brain tumor, it depends on a few features - what grade - ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Not sure what you me: Small cancers are often not detected on scans - as they are too small. Are you asking about small cell lung cancer? Please resend a question.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Possible, but unlike: Sure.....If it were very small - ie smaller than the slice thickness of the scans....But most brain tumors would show up on an mri...So not very likel... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Treatment: These are typically treated aggressively surgery (if operable) followed by a combination of chemotherapy (temodar) and radiation, followed by more ch... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
NO: No - these are the same thing. Most use glioblastoma as it's shorter than the full name.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Cells: Different cell lineages. They are all lymphomas - derived from lymphocytes, but hl and nhl are from different variants of these cells. Both diseases... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Sure: Mri would be the imaging test of choice, though often we start with a ct. Ultimately, you'll likely need a biopsy to prove it's a cancer.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Sure: Metastatic disease is tumor spread from another site (ie lung, breast, colon). This is an incurable setting and most patients die from this within 6 m... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Possible: Breast cancer can metastasize. The risk is really dependent on the stage. For a stage i, the risk is.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Sure: Depends on the disease. Any cancer can recur after agressive treatment. Certainly high grade brain tumors are much more likely to recur than low ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Absolutely: Sure - anemai is when you don't have enough red cells, which carry oxygen to your body. If you don't have enough oxygen carrying capacity, you can't ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Lime Green: Not really sure why. Hodgkins disease is violet.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Low possibility: Breast cancer does not discriminate by age - if there is breast tissue, cancer is still a possiblity....Though would be rare. I have had a 17 year o... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Depends: For early stage disease, it's usually 2-4 cycles abvd w/ involved site radiation. For advanced disease, it's at least 4-6 cycles of abvd or even bea... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
There hasn't: I'm not sure what you mean by a sudden onset......There has been some increase in overall cases - our planets population has increased, and many peopl... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Yes: These are small areas of bleeding under the skin. There are many causes from — including prolonged straining, certain medical conditions, specific t... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Becuase: Barium has a high atomic number - it's a very heavy element. Heavy elements absorb x-rays - hence you can see it. It's like any other heavy dense... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Definately Not: Unfortunately, your periods on regualated by a hormonal feedback system that starts in the brain. Breast discomfort/swelling is really an end result... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Pretty unlikely: Pretty unlikely for a true head and neck cancer. There are some pediatric cancers that can develop in the head and neck, but rare at that age. Wou... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Not all: There are survivors of gbm - but this is less than 5% at 5 years. I have 2 known survivors....But more than a hundred who have died.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Nothing: Calcified nodeuls are invariably benign. It's the bodies way of scarring a lung lesion. You should have someone following you with a few follow up... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Pretty unlikely: I can't say the risk is 0, but i've never seen a true breast cancer in children or babies. I've had a 17 yo with breast cancer - probably the young... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Nope: Cannabis can not cure cancer - period. People who smoke pot still die to cancer. They are probably just too high to know they are dying from it.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Very low risk: Annually in the us, there are 13, 400 cases of new pediatric cancers. From data from 2004, there are 14.8 cancers per 100, 000 children. The 5-year... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
See below: You are checking for masses in the testicles, feeling for lumps. Also looking at size and comparing for symmetry to pick up a change.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Why?: Why would you think you had throat cancer. 16 is a pretty unlikely age for head and neck cancer. But a great first stop would be to see you pcp or ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Sure: Red cells are the oxygen carrying cells of your blood. If you are anemic, you can't get as much oxygen to your muscles....And hence your performance ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Not all: But invariaby almost all. Less than 5% of patients will be alive at 5 years.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Really depends: Are you talking a primary brain tumor or metastatic disease from another site. If a primary brain tumor, it depends on a few features - what grade - ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Varies: Often no signs - if picked up on mammogram. Otherwise a growing mass in the breast, or lung in the armpit, nipple discharge or inversion, edema of t... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Over 100.5: Typically if you are getting chemotherapy and are potentially neutropenic, anything over 100.5 needs to be evaluated.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Depends on the site.: If gastric, treat the h.Pylori first. If it's still persistent of if inovlving airway or eye, usually radiation therapy alone is curative. Some me... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
No real answer: No on knows what really causes malignant brain tumors. There are clearly genetics which can be part of the story. There are probably also linkages... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Strasser is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Strasser is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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Graduated nullMD

Medical/Graduate school

Harvard Medical School, MA
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

Harvard Radiation Oncology Program
Completed 2005

Awards

Top Doc Philadelphia Magazine
"Top Doc " award, Delaware Today Magazine 2014
"Top Doc " award, Delaware Today Magazine 2015

Affiliations

AI DuPont Hospital For Children
Christiana Care Health Services
Christiana Care Health System
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