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Dr. Anderson Bauer

Radiation Oncology
Phoenix, AZ
19 years experience male

Locations

Banner Good Samaritan Hospital

Phoenix, AZ

Address

1111 E. McDowell Rd., Address 2, Phoenix, AZ, US
Directions

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Fax

(602) 839-6000

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Arizona

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Radiation Oncology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
Yes, it's possible: Pregnancy is possible as long as management of the cervical cancer does not require a surgery that removes necessary organs (uterus).
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
Curable: More than half of those with plasmacyoma will progress to multiple myeloma. However, plasmacytoma can be cured with local treatment, and again not all... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
Psa normal: Not all prostate cancers express PSA. Therefore, someone can have a prostate cancer but still have a normal PSA. I have heard estimates as high as 5-1... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
Not low risk: Stage 3 prostate cancer should be addressed, unless your father has no symptoms from this and has a limited life expectancy from another medical condi... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
Diet,habits,screenin: In general: Diet-Eat a well-balanced diet, without excessive consumption of sweets or red meat. Exercise-Be physically active ~5 times per week for ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
Depends: This question cannot be answered unless it is known what type of cancer and what chemotherapy agents are being given. In addition to visits for chemot... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
Yes: Most likely it is not cancer, but there is an increasing number of younger people with lumps that turn out to be cancerous. Part of this is due to lym... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
Primary v. metastasi: It would depend if the tumor started in the bone (primary bone caner) or if you are referring to a cancer that spread from elsewhere to the bone (meta... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
Few resources: In regards to financing radiation treatment (whether it be Tomotherapy or other treatment machine), there is often little assistance available. This i... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
Potentially curable: First, what was the initial treatment? Second, is the recurrence only in the prostate? If recurrence is only in prostate, I recommend seeking a curati... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
Show value,alternate: 1) If there is a health reason, explain it to her. You can often explain that your or her doctor strongly recommend a change to improve health. 2) Re... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
Many things: Infection, cyst, benign tumor, bruise/bleed; most lumps are not cancer, but masses that are cancer in general continue to grow with time. If you are o... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
Depends on the type: This is quite variable depending on grade )1 through 4) and type (oligoastrocytoma v. pure astrocytoma for example). The prognosis is worse for higher... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
Time may still help: 'Chemobrain' typically lasts for up to about a year. You likely will continue to improve. My best advice would be to cope while you are still not back... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
Yes: In general, only 25% of people are alive at 5 years with this diagnosis. However, there are many subsets that do better, and we still have not figured... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
Yes: In general, younger patients recover better than older patients. However, long term side effects can be more extensive in children as many processes a... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
Yes: There are a great number of chemotherapies available that can be used in different doses and in different combinations. There are also other agents su... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
For them and you: Be there for them, even if it is only by phone. Also, find out the prognosis and if it is a cancer that may predict a higher likelihood that you devel... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
No: It does not appear that we have a reliable cure for multiple myeloma. We can control it for a long period of time, and we continue to better understan... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
Yes: Early in treatment with chemotherapy or radiation, as tumor cells die, it can produce what is sometimes called 'tumor fever.' Classically, it happens ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
Excellent control: Stage 4 breast can be controlled with systemic therapy very well, even for more than 5 years. This is most commonly seen in patients who have stage 4 ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
Options: Lowering testosterone levels can be very effective in controlling prostate cancer for a period of time. This can be done by removal of the testicles o... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
Seek others: Cancer is an isolating diagnosis, to both patients, their family and friends. Many people do not know what to say to those dealing with cancer and the... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
Treatment plan: First, appropriate staging should be done (biopsy, imaging). Second, based off of the stage, treatment options should be presented to her. Then, discu... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
Slightly: A 1996 analysis of more than 50 studies worldwide by the Collaborative Group on Hormonal Factors in Breast Ca found women who were current/recent user... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
Tests, treatment: Appropriate imaging (usually CT scans, biopsies, cystoscopy, perhaps a bone scan) and blood work is done. Then treatment is done to control the cancer... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
Yes: You do not have to be a nonsmoker to be a bone marrow donor. I would recommend quitting for many other reasons, but certainly still consider donating ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
Ignore: Cancer pain is caused by many things and therefore narcotics are not always the best option.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
Possible: Unfortunately, cancer shows no limits in terms of what ages it can affect. However, cancer is much less likely in a 19 year old. I recommend waiting f... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
Very unlikely: Only about 1000 brain tumors are diagnosed in the US per year in people between the ages of 15 and 20. So, it would be very unlikely this headache is ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
Different disease: The cells that become cancerous in lymphoma and melanoma are different. However, melanoma, like many cancers, can involve the lymph nodes. This means ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
Definitely!: Lymphoma is a broad term, but most types are well treated. Be sure to complete the work up/staging process to make sure that you can be given the mos... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
No: It is a drug that has very much helped to control multiple myeloma, but we are still working on finding a reliable cure. There are likely to be future... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
Tests are important: There are many causes for bleeding and for an enlarged armpit (axillary) lymph node, many of which are not cancer. Without examining you, it would be ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
Do not ignore: Most likely infection and not cancer. However, could be lymphoma. Also, there are higher rates of throat/tonsil cancer with neck lymph nodes in young ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
Rarely: A 'scalp cyst' is almost always benign. It is usually treated with removal if it is ruptured, infected, or greater than 2 inches. If your physician i... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
Quality of life: If his cancer is controlled with chemotherapy, and he is pleased with his quality of life, I would continue the treatment. The medical oncologist will... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
Many factors: Established risk factors include: female gender, age, family history, genetics, personal history of breast cancer, radiation t chest/face prior to age... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
Treatment plan: First, appropriate staging should be done (biopsy, imaging). Second, based off of the stage, treatment options should be presented to him. Early stag... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
No: Since the 1970s, there has been little to no data to suggest any increase in cancer risk with hair dye. If there is a risk, it is likely very, very sm... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
See physician: If this is a new issue, this needs to be explained. Have you started a new medication? Have you changed your diet significantly? Have you had recent t... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
Counts, infection: It could be due to blood counts being low, from the prior chemotherapy as well as from the cancer. This can also contribute to the possibility of infe... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
No: Radical surgery such as removing a leg is a very uncommon procedure for cancer. They can remove some parts of the muscle and/or bone, but when doing t... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
Assess options: If symptomatic, consider radiation to the areas of disease causing the symptoms. Chemotherapy can be considered, if agents available. Surgery can be d... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
Type is important: Some lymphomas are more easily treatable than others; unlike most cancers, stage IV in lymphoma does not mean it is incurable. There are many good tre... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
Yes: Yes, people can have melanoma for very long periods of time without knowing it, particularly if the melanoma is asymptomatic. However, the melanoma ma... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
Variable: One factor is for physical strength and fatigue. However, most patients are not held from radiation due to fatigue. If offered though, it may be worth... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
Any of the above: Many things to consider. Less likely cancer recurrence given recent CT. This pain can be radiation pneumonitis, postoperative pain, insufficiency frac... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
Yes: In many cancers, outcomes are improved by having both treatments at the same time. Not all chemotherapies should be given at the same time as radiatio... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
Not completely: Although a majority of a tumor can be resected ('gross total resection'), all microscopic tumor cannot be resected. Neurosurgeons try to remove as muc... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bauer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bauer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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Medical/Graduate school

Medical College of Wisconsin, WI
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

Type in hospital

Residency

FROEDTERT MEM LUTHERAN HSPTL
Completed 2012

Awards

Top Radiation Oncologist , First Place, National - Summer
2014
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