Dr. Eric Chevlen

Internal Medicine - Oncology
Youngstown, OH
49 years experience male

About

Bio

I have 30 years experience in medical oncology, hematology, and pain medicine.

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.

Internal Medicine - Oncology

Hematology

Medical Oncology

Pain Management

Palliative Care

Licenses

United States: California, Ohio, Pennsylvania

Doctor Q&A

624 Answers
62 Agrees
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
No.: Bee sting does not affect oral contraceptives. (Apparently, Sprintec will prevent the birds and the bees, but not the bees alone!
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
No.: The spleen doesn't fluctuate in size like that, but I have seen the skill of various physicians differ significantly, so that an hour after a colleagu... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
Mini-burp: You're probably squeezing some air out of your stomach or esophagus, sort of a mini-burp. It's completely harmless.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
Not cured yet: You may have residual frontal sinus infection. If the drainage of the sinus is blocked, you won't have a runny nose. See the doctor wo recently treat... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
Not likely lymphoma: Your symptoms are not typical of lymphoma. Possible causes of edema include heart failure, liver disease, nephritis, prednisone use, and many others. ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
Yes: Yes, but I predict you'll find having intercourse with a woman to be more gratifying.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
Not migraine, stroke: A lesion affecting the supraorbital nerve would cause numbness of forehead and temple unilaterally—but you say you have numb temples [plural]. It wou... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
Gynecomastia?: You may have gynecomastia, perhaps due to the steroid use. If it bothers you a lot, surgery is the most reliable way to get rid of it. (Just the glan... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
Arterial or nerve: If symptom is only with exercise and relieved by rest, consider arterial insufficiency. Herniated disk or other cause of sciatica may also be symmetri... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
Can harm: An us descended testis is at risk of turning malignant. Consult a urologist.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
No.: If it were, the world would have a much smaller population!
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
Usually none: Most leukemia patients have either no skin involvement, or nothing more than bruises or small spots of bleeding under the skin (petechiae). Lumps or ... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
See list: Several drugs are useful to treat peripheral neuropathy pain. The list includes duloxetine, gabapentin, and pregabalin. There are others, too. A pa... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
Maybe pregnant: You may be pregnant. Do a home pregnancy test. If you have negative test but don't get period, repeat the test next week. "Brief unprotected sex" can... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
Probably not serious: A SMALL quantity of bright red blood in the stool of a young person (like you) is usually due to a trivial cause such as anal fissure or hemorrhoid. ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
Iron not cause: Oral iron tablets may make stool turn black, but it does not cause bright red blood in the stool. However, rectal bleeding can lead to iron deficienc... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
Many possibilities: Possibilities include salivary gland, enlarged lymph node due to cancer or infection, and other possibilities. If it doesn't go away, consult a doctor... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
Not liver: Liver disease is almost never painful. Far more likely would be muscle strain or costochondritis (sore joint wher rib meets cartilage.)
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
Normal: It sounds like normal healing. Some persistent redness at this point is not unusual.
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A female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
Your own pulse: Slender women can sometimes see their belly pulsating like a heartbeat. It is due to flow of blood in the aorta. Feel your pulse at your wrist. If ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
Days: Most patients I've treated for true B12 deficiency felt dramatically better within days, even before anemia was completely corrected.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
Prob not related: Since the liver is in the upper RIGHT abdomen, it's unlikely that liver trouble is the direct cause of your pain under a left rib. Is your spleen enl... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
Stop caffeine: This may be benign essential tremor, which is annoying but not dangerous. Caffeine makes tremor worse. If you drink caffeine, try stopping. There are... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
No: Your increased risk of cancer from the X-rays is immeasurably low.
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
Yes: Colon cancer can indeed spread to that lymph node, as well as to others. Also, PET scans can give false positive results. Confer with your doctor.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
See a dermatologist : oK, it's not due to thyroid disease or iron deficiency, but something ain't right. This is an everyday problem for dermatologist. See one.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
See oncologist: Possible causes include failure of peristalsis of small bowel, allowing bile reflux into stomach, partial obstruction of small bowel distal to where b... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
Wrong assumption: Bexxar (tositumomab) and Zevalin are indeed commonly prescribed for some cases of lymphoma. Those drugs have no beneficial activity (but do have harm)... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
Cancer? See doc: I don't understand how you produce phlegm without coughing. Is this post-nasal drip which you spit out? In any case, that's a worrisome symptom, and c... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
Your choice: The side that makes it hurt less. It has no impact on any disease which might be causing a stomach ache.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
Ask: Untreated cancer has a very bad effect on sex! Without knowing the details of the proposed surgery, we can't answer your question. But your doctor ca... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
OTC benzocaine: Over the counter benzocaine, an ingredient in sun burn remedies, would reduce the symptom until you can have definitive treatment. A prescription age... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
Incurable not termin: The disease is incurable, but not all people with incurable diseases are terminally ill. The latter term describes people rapidly approaching death. ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
See hematologist: Polycythemia can now be treated with new disease-specific agents. Aspirin may reduce the risk of thrombosis, but does not reduce the red blood cell c... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
Not normal: It's not normal to reach into your mouth to check the effect of touching various parts of your tonsil. It reflects anxiety. But the pain itself, if pr... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
Yes.: Yes, in fact that's the most common way it starts. Shingles is almost always on only one side of the body, often in a "stripe" like pattern. The les... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
Meds, injections.: The usual first-line treatment of osteoarthritis pain is nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (such as Naproxen and others). Opioids (narcotic) drugs... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
Yes, but so what?: Conceivably the two are related, but it doesn't matter. A white blood count elevation which is only slight is not problematic per se. So it's either ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
Discuss w/oncologist: Prostate cancer which has spread to bone is not curable WITH CURRENTLY AVAILABLE treatments. However, current treatments can improve quality of life ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
Yes.: At the time of the blood test, your lymphocyte count was low. HIV infection is one possible cause. There is a King list of other possible causes.
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A female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
Serious: Metastatic prostate cancer is not curable with currently available treatments. Treatment, however, does improve quality of life and may add years to l... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
Investigate iron def: If an adult has anemia DUE TO IRON DEFICIENCY, the cause is almost always blood loss. In men and non-menstruating women, the blood loss is almost alw... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
Await test results: Obviously, you are seeing a doctor about this. While your described symptoms MAY be due to cancer, that's not the first diagnosis that leaps to my min... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
No.: Passing "chunks of bloody tissue" is unusual enough that you should discuss it with your doctor. It is not typically seen in urinary tract infections.... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
See doctor: You don't tell us your age, or where the pain is. On the left side of what? Chest? Head? Abdomen? Pelvis? If you have persistent chest pain on coughin... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
Depends: "Adenocarcinoma" is a general term for a cancer that begins in the glandular elements of an organ. Thus, adenocarcinoma can refer to cancer of breast... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
Yes: yes, no problem.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
Possibly: Yes. Sometimes what appears to be menstrual bleeding is implantation bleeding. A dipstick urinary test should clarify the diagnosis.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
Maybe normal: If you are generally healthy, small breasts may simply be normal for you. If you are underweight, increasing your weight might help. During your fir... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
Maybe: Prostatitis often responds to Vibramycin (doxycycline). It usually takes several weeks to completely treat the problem. Discontinuing the treatment ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Nov 4, 2014
Dr Eric Chevlen is an excellent physician very knowledgeable,passionate and on the top of his field he is a great value to the peolpe of OHIO and to the family of health tap
Nov 29, 2014
Dr. Chevlen is a very knowledgeable and compassionate doctor who gives practical and sensible advice. I enjoy reading his answers. Highly recommended,
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Chevlen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Sorry, but you obviously are not aware of the condition I have. My lungs may not be totally dry, but they feel dry and it makes it really hard to breathe! And I have a lot of fatigue!help!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Ill speak to my surgeon, it is located in the large intestine at the sigma their saying a lipoma on the right in the sigma right before the small inte
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Probably right and would be expected by her. Same time, Spanish culture focuses that the man be stronger at times like this. Will work it out. Bye!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The Ohio State University College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1974MD

Residency

Mt. Sinai Hospital, Cleveland, OH

Awards

Top Oncologist , First Place, Ohio - Summer
2014
Most Influential Doctor, Third Place, Youngstown Region - Summer
2014
Top Oncologist , Second Place, National - Fall
2014
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