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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Nothing for sure: The most important thing will be to maintain activity level good protein intake and an upbeat attitude.

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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Here are my suggesti: Ovarian Cancer often involved multiple organs in the abdomen including the small bowel. In fact the bowel involvement is very common. Because of the a ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
30 years experience Pediatrics
Human fortitude: It is amazing how the human body can survive through unthinkable challenges. The most important part of living with metastatic cancer is...living. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Symptom control: Improve symptoms, trying to prevent cancer related complications, trying to prolong survival. Hope this helps.
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Hospice: This may occur at any time, depending upon the likelihood that the patient is going to benefit substantially from the chemo/rads. If the patient decid ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Solhjem
21 years experience Radiation Oncology
Difficult to answer.: It really depends on how well your tumor/nodes respond to radiation. This might prolong survival many months or even a few years. Your radiation onc ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Your oncologist will: It is best to ask your doctor(Oncologist) about the treatment plan. Palliative care means use of symptom control measures. It does not mean stopping a ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Consider hospice: Nobody can tell you the time left. You should very seriously consider getting with your local hospice organization.
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
No: There are many recommendations for palliative chemotherapy where the intention is to palliate and not to cure. Sometimes the overall condition of the ... Read More
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A 79-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nihal Abdulla
21 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Extend/relieve: Mainly when chemotherapy is being recommended; it is for two purposes; either called curative when the goal is to achieve cure and then palliative; wh ... Read More
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