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Dr. Stephen Strum

Medical Oncology
Jacksonville, OR
54 years experience male

Locations

Stephen B. Strum, MD, PC

Jacksonville, OR

Address

1401 Cady Road, Jacksonville, OR
Directions

Fax

5035014993

About

Bio

Stephen B. Strum, MD, FACP has been a board-certified medical oncologist since 1975 and has specialized in the evaluation & treatment of prostate cancer since 1983. He is an elected member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the American Urological Association (AUA) & ASTRO

Specialties
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Medical Oncology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

29 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Strum
54 years experience
Cough: Some coughs (often viral in cause) may take weeks to resolve. Some suggestions: 1. avoid milk products since that increases mucous production 2. dr... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
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Langerhans: There is a debate as to whether Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is malignant or a benign process. I consider it to be a malignant one. The Red C... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Strum
54 years experience
Fibrous papule, more: fibrous papule or angiofibroma can look like BCC. Cutaneous Cryptococcosis can mimic BCC.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Strum
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Congenital: Many cultures have an increased risk of various diseases due to marriage within the family. The more such sharing of the gene pool occurs with closel... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
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Anemia: The different measurements used to assess anemia in humans are the red blood count (RBC), hemoglobin (HGB) & hematocrit (HCT). In the USA, the ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
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54 years experience
Assessment: Bone pain can be due to a lot of different things, some not major problems while others serious. When you & others post a question on this web si... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
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54 years experience
Fetal Hemoglobin: The values of the WBC (white blood count) and hemoglobin (Hgb)-F or fetal hemoglobin are crucial to any answer. High Hgb-F is commonly seen in those ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Strum
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GallBladder: "Post- most often relates to "AFTER" and cholecystectomy to the surgical procedure to remove the gallbladder. Post-cholecystectomy = their has been su... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Strum
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Edema: Swelling of an extremity is called EDEMA. Most commonly this is due to excessive salt intake with water retention. Pressure for about 10 seconds with... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Strum
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Eosinophils: There is no eosinophil testing of urine so I have no clue as to what you are looking at. The bacteria in urine must be evaluated with the following qu... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Strum
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Intercourse: If there is any ejaculate from the penis close to the vagina, then there is a chance of impregnation. And most men lose control when such a situation... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Strum
54 years experience
Nodes: Nodes in the armpit area (aka axillary nodes) are commonly found. When these are small they are often referred to by MDs as shottyy nodes; see http:/... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
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54 years experience
PAP: A PAP smear involves using basically a wooden stick to gently scrape off cells from the cervix, and also a cotton swab to obtain cells from the cervic... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Strum
54 years experience
Meningioma growth: Meningiomas in some patients are indolent tumors and may not show changes over years, even without treatment. Ask the radiologist for precise measure... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Strum
54 years experience
Lite Dinner: The best approach to weight loss is said in an old adage: "Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper." First of al... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
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MRI: MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) can detect various tumors, especially if it is used in the context of what is called Multi-Parametric MRI (MPM). MPM ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
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54 years experience
Nodes: lymph node enlargement aka lymphadenopathy is quite common in two anatomic locations: 1) the neck area & 2) the groin. These locations are prone ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Strum
54 years experience
Vitamin E: I know of no articles that indicate that vitamin E of any source is carcinogenic--cancer causing. There are different kinds of Vit E such as gamma E,... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Strum
54 years experience
Hyaluronic acid: J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2011 Jun;25(6):679-87. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-3083.2010.03851.x. Epub 2010 Sep 16. Nodular basal cell carcinoma is associa... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
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Headache: A speculation from me is that your husband may have a benign process called a neuroma in the location cited above and that pressure on it induces the ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
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54 years experience
Ejaculation: Retrograde ejaculation is common after surgery for PC (prostate cancer). If the patient has not had surgery then cancer unlikely causes this problem.... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
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More info: What specific kind of brain tumor? Was it a glioblastoma? Did you see a medical oncologist? Some chemotherapy drugs may give you some quality of lif... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Strum
54 years experience
Don't Roast: Almonds & other nuts, when roasted, are usually roasted in oil. Most often these oils are high in a fatty acid called linoleic acid (LA). LA fav... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Strum
54 years experience
More info needed: polycythemia ruba vera (PRV) is a myeloproliferative disorder. This means that the bone marrow (myeloid tissue) is involved with ↑ proliferation (gro... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Strum
54 years experience
Ignore: Exciting research on using anti-viral agent valganciclovir in treating glioblastomas. ↑ survival.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Strum
54 years experience
Tumor Sxs: Symptoms (Sxs) of an abdominal tumor are usually absent unless the tumor grows greatly in size. An abdominal tumor in the upper abdomen and deep to a... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Strum
54 years experience
Need more details: Your description of the skin change as a bruise needs more input from you. Perhaps you could take a photo with a cell phone and email it or give a bet... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Strum
54 years experience
Knee pain: most likely yes since cortisone will reduce inflammation for most patients. But, knowing what the underlying cause of the knee pain is crucial. A sol... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Strum
54 years experience
Otitis: Most likely you have a middle ear infection, aka otitis media. Your local healthcare practitioner should examine your ear with an otoscope to see if ... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Strum is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Strum is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I'm caucasian high wbc and hgb-f 1.4. Tested for g6pd.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Your answer made me feel good! Thanks :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1968MD

Residency

Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Medford Region - Summer
2014
Top Oncologist , First Place, Oregon - Summer
2014
Thought Leader Doctor, Second Place, Medford Region - Summer
2014
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