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is weight loss normal after radiation treatment for brain cancer

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience in Neurosurgery
Many: Some of the more common side effects from radiation is hair loss, nausea, vomiting, weakness, fatigue, weight loss. It is usually well tolerated alth ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Solhjem
20 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Not sure.: It really depends on what type of brain cancer it is (glioblastoma, low-grade glioma, or spread of some other type of cancer to the brain). Without k ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Miller
40 years experience in Pathology
ABTA: I understand this is very stressful. There are many patient support groups out there which may help; contact the american brain tumor association. A ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
NO: No she should not, she may have respiratory tract infection need to see her doctor possible antibiotics and cough syrup.
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A 80-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Few weeks to few Ms: As side effects for chemotherapy medications you will be having them . Also whether you are responding to the treatment or not , the symptoms persisti ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Yes and no: If he is losing weight, we get concerned about two possibilities: progression or the chemo is causing too much side effects. So sometimes we give a t ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Your oncologist can: Your oncologist can address this question better. Although there is no reliable test for detecting residual breast cancer cells in the body, there are ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marwan Akasheh
38 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Drugs effect: The cause of the bone pains is either your oncologist gave you taxane drug which causes bony aches and pains and could have given you shot to boost yo ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
If the lung: Cancer is advanced enough to cause those types of symptoms, a technically adequate contrast enhanced CT scan should have a detection sensitivity in th ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Wt Loss not early sy: No it is not an early symptom. Typically it is a late symptom of almost all cancers.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience in Medical Oncology
Yes but unlikely: It is very unlikely you would develop another type of tumor, but possible. If there is a new tumor in the same area, it's more likely the same type ... Read More
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
22 years experience in General Surgery
No: Loss of appetite during chemotherapy is very common, and can last for days to weeks. There are some medicines that can help sometimes with that, but ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
Chemotherapy: Embolization therapy may help delivers lower dosage directly to tumor. Is a bit invasive but helpful.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience in Ophthalmology
Chemotherapy: Number of sessions for Chemo depends on many factors. What kind of breast cancer do you have exactly? How much do you weight.
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Liver cancer: 52 M from Dhahran asks: Is rapid significant weight loss for a liver cancer patient in advance stage indicative of something? ANS: I would ask your Dr ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
16 years experience in Anesthesiology
Temodar (temozolomide): Unfortunately you are describing a very common side effect of this treatment. Some people respond well to THC (the active ingredient in marijuana). ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
19 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Positive margins: Positive surgical margins, meaning some disease is left behind. Radiation can be used to sterilize the field. Sometimes radiation is given to treat ... Read More
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Dr. James Ball
18 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Hard question. : Typically a relapse 1 year off therapy implies 48 or more monthsfrom initial diagnosis, not 22 months. Either way, this is salvageable. Remissions ra ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience in Pediatrics
Many variables: Many things go into treatment and eventual recovery . How severe was the damage. Was it just one incident or repeated insults like concussions with sp ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes...: That is possible....
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
CEA: The declining of the cancer marker here tells you that you respond quite well to the radiation and chemotherapy that you received. Btw, what is the pr ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience in General Surgery
Sometimes: But not always. The higher the dose, the less likely your hair will grow back.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
We'll see: Diffuse large b-cell is often curable with chemotherapy -- when i was in med school this was a dream that it might someday be possible, and now it is ... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Cancer: Regrettably yes, but the treatments will be helpful.
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