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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience in Medical Oncology
Investigational: NEO 102 is a monoclonal antibody, not what is usually meant by the word chemotherapy. It is the subject of ongoing clinical trials. Therefore it is n ... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Yes: While chemo like FOLFOX is transiently effective, more immunotherapeutic agents are showing good responses. Avastin (bevacizumab) a vascular endothel ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zbigniew Moszczynski
28 years experience in General Surgery
Bag is rarely needed: Colostomy( external bag ) is rarely needed for elective cancer surgery. It is more frequently used if the cancer is located very close to the anus, Al ... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience in Internal Medicine
Discuss: With the oncologist .If one chemotherapy fails another group may be tried
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Improves survival: Chemo may help improve survival but does not result in cure. It is used pre operatively as neo adjuivant chemo to help improve resection or as adjuva ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
15 years experience in Radiation Oncology
No: There are no randomized studies that show that natural alternatives are as effective as radiation therapy for lung cancer.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Yes, absolutely: 5fu (fluorouracil) based chemotherapy is the standard chemotherapy in colon cancer. Combination of 5-FU and oxaliplatin is widely used and a standard ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
No, not really: Alternative medicines, if suggested by someone are not likely to be useful. Chemotherapy is the only choice for controlling advanced ovarian cancer. I ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Alternative to what?: Chemotherapy is the administration of a drug that circulates throughout the body and kills cancer cells. Our goal is to choose the most effective dr ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Eloxatin (oxaliplatin): Eloxatin (oxaliplatin) is beneficial in the treatment of colon & rectal cancers.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Pahnke
43 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Not known: The standard is external radiation in a course of 3 canadian study versus 6 weeks american study versus the newer concept of partial breast irradi ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
23 years experience in General Surgery
Good: Xeloda by itself is similar to 5 FU regimen. However these days we tend to add other medications such as oxalipatin and sometimes avastin (bevacizuma ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Pretty good: Usually they're part of a protocol. If I were offered this as adjuvant Rx and it was affordable from my end, I'd probably go ahead if it was offered b ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Some response: Erbitux was one of the first monoclonals develoed. It targets epidermal growth Factor 1 and is used in metastatic colon Ca that has the wild mutated ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Some effect: Single drug chemotherapy has failed to produce significant improvement in colorectal Ca. Combination chemo as in FOLFIRI with irinotecan has added ab ... Read More
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience in Gastroenterology
Regorafenib: ...is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor which has been shown to have some activity against metastatic colon cancer. When used as part of a colon cancer trea ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
No alternatives: Unfortunately stage IV lung cancer , with 10% 5 year survival rate , with life expectancy of 10 months, should be on proven methods, to be i ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience in General Surgery
None: Surgery is the only method of achieving cure for gallbladder cancer. When not discovered incidentally during routine gallbladder surgery, gallbladder ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Moderately useful: FOLFIRI-Bev is the standard, commonly used first line chemotherapy for metastatic Colon cancer. It can add about 12 to 18 months extra to your life su ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Mills
19 years experience in Urology
No: Treatment for bladder cancer depends on the grade and stage of disease. Low grade, low stage disease is best treated with endoscopic resection of the ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Partially: Chemotherapy in all of its forms is only partially helpful in improving the survival of colon cancer. When there is an effective neoadjuvant response ... Read More
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Modestly effective: Fluoropyrimidines (5-FU, Capecitabine and UFT) as a class have modest activity and one of these 3 needs to be combined with Oxaliplatin and or Irinote ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Better than chemo: Combining bevacizumab (BV)—a recombinant, humanized mAb targeting VEGF with irinotecan, fluorouracil (FU), and leucovorin (LV; IFL) has increased su ... Read More

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