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Dr. Costantine Albany

Medical Oncology
Indianapolis, IN
20 years experience male

Locations

Office

Indianapolis, IN

Address

535 Barnhil Dr, Indianapolis, IN, US
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

(317) 968-1165

Insurances accepted

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Medicare

Medicaid

HIP Health Plans

IU Health

Humana Insurance Company

About

Bio

I am a medical oncologist with special focus on genitourinary malignancies. I work as a part of a multidisciplinary team that provides compassionate and expert care to patients with bladder cancer, testicular cancer and prostate cancer.

Specialties
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Medical Oncology

Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Indiana

Languages spoken

Arabic

Doctor Q&A

24 Answers
13 Agrees
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A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Costantine Albany
Medical Oncology 20 years experience
Check with MD : She needs to get checked ASAP. The vomiting might or not be related to her cancer. She first of all needs hydration but if vomiting persisted then she... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Costantine Albany
Medical Oncology 20 years experience
Exercise: Weight gain is a common side effect of chemotherapy, Women who gain weight usually put on about 5 to 15 pounds -would recommend regular exercise and g... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Costantine Albany
Medical Oncology 20 years experience
Always check: Always check with your doctor if you feel lump or bump on self exam of the testis, ultrasound when normal is reassuring. I would seek the help of urol... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Costantine Albany
Medical Oncology 20 years experience
Have it checked: It is recommend to see your primary doctor or a urologist to have physical exam. Also testicular ultrasound would be the best test to make sure no tes... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Costantine Albany
Medical Oncology 20 years experience
Yes: There are many treatment options available for stage 4 breast cancer. Based on what type of breast cancer if ER/PR positive, HER2 positive or not. you... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Costantine Albany
Medical Oncology 20 years experience
There are options: There are many options to treat lung cancer that has spread, this include chemotherapy, targeted therapy and clinical trials with the new immunotherap... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Costantine Albany
Medical Oncology 20 years experience
Stomach Ulcer: This is a specific bacteria that can cause infection of the stomach and can lead to ulcer in the stomach and pain. The most common bacteria that has ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Costantine Albany
Medical Oncology 20 years experience
Normal: Echo and cardiac cath give an estimate of the ejection fraction and if you repeat the test 2 times you will get different readings. That is one reason... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Costantine Albany
Medical Oncology 20 years experience
Yes: why did your doctor do gastroscopy? He might have been worried about inflammation in the stomach and the biopsy can show that. Normal gastroscopy mea... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Costantine Albany
Medical Oncology 20 years experience
Depends: There are many chemotherapy to treat bladder cancer all of them has side effects. The choice depends on the kidney function and the general health of ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Costantine Albany
Medical Oncology 20 years experience
Ignore: Clinical trial at Indiana university is adding trileptal to morphine in severe cancer pain.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Costantine Albany
Medical Oncology 20 years experience
Prevention: The best treatment for cisplatin induced nausea and vomiting is to prevent in the first place. Before cisplatin is given you should get a lot of fluid... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Costantine Albany
Medical Oncology 20 years experience
Short Bones: Breast cancer can spread to almost any bone, however, most common to short bones such as spine, ribs, pelvis and skull . Many medications has shown to... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Costantine Albany
Medical Oncology 20 years experience
Ignore: Did you know that morphine that is used to treat cancer pain can actually make pain worse.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Costantine Albany
Medical Oncology 20 years experience
Multiple options: The choices are many and we choose based on the symptoms and aggressiveness of the disease. For example if severe pain or rapid disease progression th... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Costantine Albany
Medical Oncology 20 years experience
Yes it is possible: Cancer that spread to both adrenal glands can cause adrenal insufficiency. For primary adrenal cancer treatment might cause adrenal insufficiency
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Costantine Albany
Medical Oncology 20 years experience
Many Risk Factors: There are many risk factors that can increase the risk of bladder cancer including smoking, radiation and chemical exposure
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Costantine Albany
Medical Oncology 20 years experience
Not clear: We know there is increase risk of having testis cancer in boys born with undescended testis and if a father or brother had testis cancer. In Many cas... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Costantine Albany
Medical Oncology 20 years experience
Ignore: Palliative Chemotherapy Worsens Quality of Life at End of Life.
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Costantine Albany
Medical Oncology 20 years experience
Biopsy: I think you ment fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC). This is procedure that is done to check if an enlarged lymph node is cancer or not. Not all p... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Costantine Albany
Medical Oncology 20 years experience
Relatively good: According to the Journal of Clinical Oncology XELOX is a highly effective first-line treatment for metastatic colon cancer. To be more accurate (55%) ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Costantine Albany
Medical Oncology 20 years experience
Depend on the stage: The main treatment for localized adrenal cancer is to remove the tumor. After surgery their might be a role for a treatment called mitotane that could... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Costantine Albany
Medical Oncology 20 years experience
Normal life: Testis cancer is curable, .meaning that patients will live their normal life if treated correctly. The treatment is based on the stage of disease. if... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Costantine Albany
Medical Oncology 20 years experience
Depends: After orchiectomy we need to do CT scan to see if the cancer has spread to the retro peritoneum lymph nodes and also do blood test for tumor markers i... Read More
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Nov 27, 2015
This Thanksgiving, I wanted to share my appreciation for all that you do! Thank you, doctor! :)
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I felt a mild pain for last few weeks thats why he asked to do endoscopy. When I met him for the first time he did ultra sound and was normal. he prescribed some table...Read More
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) Mayo, Cleveland, and NY clinics considers it abnormal.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Tishreen Faculty of Medicine, Syria
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

ST LUKE'S ROOSEVELT HOSPITAL

Affiliations

Indiana University
American Association For Cancer Research (AACR)
American Society Of Clinical Oncology
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