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is there really any point in chemo for stage four overain cancer

A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amer Alame
12 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
If : If your breast cancer was estrogen receptor-negative then you will not benefit from hormonal adjuvant therapy like tamoxifen (actually women who are p ... Read More
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Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes it is: Tamoxifen is one of the safest medicines to take. It does a lot of good to keep breast cancer under control.
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Dr. Chad Levitt
21 years experience Radiation Oncology
Pros outweigh cons: It sounds as if your cancer was hormonally sensitive which is a good thing since it has a more favorable prognosis long term, at least in part because ... Read More

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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Call your oncologist: Please call your oncologist! s/he needs to know about your melena as soon as possible. If you're feeling dizzy or faint, please go to an er where yo ... Read More
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Dr. Sameer Gupta
17 years experience Medical Oncology
Please call your MD: You need prompt in-person medical attention.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Sadow
16 years experience Pathology
It depends: Chemotherapy is very effective for treatment of some cancers. It can be curative in some cases and prolong life in others. However, chemotherapy, du ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes!: Chemo by itself can cure cancers like lymphoma and testicular. It can also be part of a multidisciplinary treatment together with surgery and/or radia ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: There are at least 1000 different types and most can be early or advanced. The question of which ones are best cmgiven chemotherapeutic occupies the m ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lori Luchtman-jones
33 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Get Help!: I'm sorry you and your child have to face cancer treatment, and i hope for a cure. Is your child being treated at a children's cancer center? Usually ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes, it can be done: Some of the Best chemotherapy drugs are effective against more than one or two cancers. So we can combine 2 or 3 drugs in order to provide a broad cov ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
55 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Depends on type of cancer.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: It will depend entirely on what drugs you will be getting. Ways of controlling upset stomach, constipation, diarrhea, aches, and general discomfort a ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrienne Classen
27 years experience Pediatrics
CBT: Find a child therapist to work with who is certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT has been clinically proven to decrease children's anx ... Read More

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