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Dr. Maricer Escalon

Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
Hollywood, FL
24 years experience female

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Friday: Closed
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Bio

I am a medical oncologist with 15 years experience with breast cancer, blood disorders including leukemia lymphoma and stem cell transplant, and clinical trials.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

Hematology and Oncology

Licenses

United States: Florida

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

57 Answers
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
Keep insisting: If you still feel something, then please let your primary care doctor or GYN know. Even if your doctor doesn't feel it, and you still do, please disc... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
Not likely: It would be very unlikely for your disease to be in the bone. There is a chance that it has spread to the bone marrow (inside the bone - different fr... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
Possibly infection: It sounds like strep throat but it could be another infection - like a virus. Please see a doctor so he/she can consider a throat swab and possibly an... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
Talk to doc: Hi, there are several safe medications you can take to decrease nausea while pregnant. Please talk to your doc about it. Ginger may help also. I ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
Ignore: Wash your hands frequently, avoid sick contacts, and notify doctor immediately if you have a fever.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
No link: What you are describing is perfectly normal. You are not at increased risk for prostate cancer because of this. Please don't worry.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
Yes: You ovulate before your period. It is possible to go even years without having a period and then get pregnant. Use contraception if you do not want t... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
See someone: Severe pain needs to be evaluated asap. Please don't wait.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
See doc again: Hello - You may need to go to urgent care/ER if you can't see your doctor right away. The next step for asthma treatment is usually some form of ster... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
It just does :): Hello- your body needs Folic Acid to make red blood cells properly. If you do not have enough it compromises the process. The body will not be able... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
See someone: Hello, You are anemic. There are many possible causes of anemia and most of them are benign and treatable. This could be a result of an inherited h... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
Unclear: I can't tell what you are asking about. Some things that may play a role: hormone replacement therapy smoking alcohol sedentary lifestyle (lack o... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
It's complicated :(: The main risk factor is being a woman. 1/8 will get breast cancer during her lifetime. Smoking will increase your risk (of breast and other cancers) ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
Not sure: Hello- i'm not sure i understand the question. If your friend already has breast cancer and she now has thyroid cancer, the prognosis from her breas... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
It's possible: After surgery and radiation it is common to be left with a mass at the site, sometimes scar tissue, sometimes fluid-filled area (seroma). However it ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
You should be seen: You should have the bleeding evaluated. You should see an OB/GYN in the clinic or in the ER as soon as possible. All the best.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
Unlikely: Hello, since you had an infection and are very young I do not think this is suspicious of cancer. If it continues, make an appointment to see your ge... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
I recommend a test: Maybe. The "pull out" method is notoriously unreliable. Many people have gotten pregnant using this method. Please use condoms in the future as the... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
No: It is extremely uncommon to be diagnosed with cancer while pregnant. Do you have itp? This is something to discuss with your doctor prior to getting ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
Prob not a tumor: Hi - if this is the only time this has happened and it was fleeting i wouldn't worry very much. You may have still have been in a dream state. Are... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
Ignore: There is no such thing as a max dose of narcotics. Meds should be titrated carefully to max relief.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
Yes: A couple of the values are a bit out of the normal range but if you don't have any other symptoms (like a fever or cough or other signs of infection, ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
No: Hello- being pregnant can make you feel tired even if it didn't happen with previous pregnancies. The low ferritin by itself should not cause symptoms... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
Discuss with doctor: Hello - there are several possible side effects from pelvic radiation. It varies by type of radiation, radiation field, duration of radiation, and it... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
May not be so: Hi tiffany, there is a risk of infertility with chemotherapy but that risk increases if you get chemo when you are older. You may not be infertile.... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
Don't worry: It is true that your phone does emit a low level of radiation and i don't recommend you sleep on it every night :) but the level received from one nig... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
Very unlikely: Hiya - it is very unlikely that you get pregnant at 6 weeks postpartum, especially if you are breast-feelding full time. You should still continue to... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
It's possible: Black stools may indicated blood from the upper GI tract such as your stomach. Gastritis can be caused by alcohol (as you mention) and also caffeine,... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
Prob nothing serious: The most common causes are infection or medication side effects. Please discuss it with your doctor at your visit. Take care.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
No: Melanoma is not common in a 26 year old and it would not come off from a simple scratch. If you still have a dark mole/spot you are concerned about p... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
Don't delay: Dear yulia, alternative med is great for some things, but for cancer western (traditional) medicine is the way to go. Please don't delay your treat... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
Yes: Genes (i.e. Brca 1/2) are responsible for.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
Not necessarily: There are many things this could be. A normal CXR is good. A high WBC with large lymph nodes can also be an infection. Your doctor will do some tes... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
Don't worry: The radiation exposure from a single chest ct is ver low and provides either very little or no additional risk.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
Hard to say: Hello - there are many treatment options for stage 4 breast cancer. If your cancer is ER or PR positive, hormonal tx can be used. If it is Her2 posi... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
Prob not any higher: The risk of cancer from the radiation exposure from the CT scans is not high. We should always limit unnecessary procedures, but if your doctor recomm... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
Don't worry: Herpes usually looks like blisters (open wounds), and it is painful. You cannot contract genital herpes in your vagina from oral sex. Without seeing... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
Excellent: Hello- most patients with stage 2 breast cancer will be cured, especially if they receive conventional treatment. Cure means that the cancer does not... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
Not necessarily: Please follow-up with your gyn as recommended. Cin3 is not cancer. The suggestion of invasion is worrisome, i agree, but it does not prove you have c... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
Usually none: Hello, malt lymphoma in the thymus does not commonly involve the marrow but it does need to be checked. Sometimes you don't see any changes or symp... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
Pasta/oil/cheese?: I am a vegetarian and have difficulty not gaining weight. I think the culprits are cheese and cream in my case. If you are vegan then watch how many... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
Depends: Please talk to your doctor. I am an oncologist and am more familiar with weekly dosing (taken all at once, once per week), but please make sure that ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
Don't need to: Hello- unless advised by a doctor you do not need to wear a bra all the time. There are special bras for patients after surgery, etc, if this is wh... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
Yes: Seeing your general doctor regulary for check-ups and physical exams is the best way. Sometimes you can see signs of lymphoma in a blood test, like a... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
Depends, but soon: It depends on how sunburnt it is. If it's mild it shouldn't take more than a week. If you are very red, your face may peel. In this case your com... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
Genetic counseling: Hi tiffany, sorry to hear ab what you/your family went through. You need to see a genetic counselor. Most large cancer centers have one. They will ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
Up to MD: We USUALLY wait until platelets are at least 50K and Neutrophil count is more than 1K but there are exceptions to this: such as with very aggressive c... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
Seems normal: What you are describing seems normal however if the pain or bleeding is severe she should see her doctor.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
Ignore: There is no maximum dose of narcotics. Medication should be carefully titrated to maximum relief.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
Unlikely: Why do you think you have breast cancer? Please discuss this with your doctor. If you have a new breast lump you need an evaluation asap. Routine ... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Escalon is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Escalon is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Sep 9, 2014
Very caring, easy to talk to. Very knowledgable
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! what would be the difference in effectiveness can you comment on that
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you--everything you said was very helpful and interesting!
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This saved my life. Thank You! Thankyou your reply means a so much especially since feeling so alone

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Florida College of Medicine, FL
Graduated 1999MD

Awards

ASCO Young Investigator Award
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Society of Clinical Oncology
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