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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes, for both: Hepatocellular Carcinoma is commonly treated with Sorafenib which is a type of targeted therapy. This is a good choice of treatment in case you have n ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Multiple available: There are multiple hormonal and non-hormonal therapies available. Your dad desperately needs a visit to a urologist and a cancer specialist, and maybe ... Read More
Dr. Natarajan Raman
33 years experience Radiation Oncology
Surgical vs medical: There are 2 ways to address this. Surgical castration with bilateral orchiectomy is a good option with a one time surgery and good relief. Medical ... Read More
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terence Chapman
26 years experience Urologic Oncology
Yes: Orchiectomy is nearly instantly effective in reducing testosterone levels and can be done as an outpatient. Alternatives include injections (lhrh agon ... Read More
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Disagree...: As mentioned orchiectomy is permanent. There are other chemical options, including estrogen therapy as well as drugs which de-stimulate the pituitary ... Read More
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
D/W your oncologist: Many options available for metastatic prostate ca- medical and surgical therapy. Orchiectomy can be done and will be for sure decrease testosterone pe ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
16 years experience Radiation Oncology
No: The only setting where total body radiation is used is in the context of preparing a patient for a bone marrow transplant. Radiation is really a loca ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
16 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes: Radiation can be a very effective palliative treatment. It can be used on any site in the body. Whether radiation is appropriate for any given parti ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Very poor: Metastatic cancer to bone portends a fatal outcome unless it is one of those uncommon cancers that is curable with chemotherapy. However, the time fra ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Pain relief and: supportive with comfort care (hospice)
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julio Hajdenberg
31 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Slightly better: Xgeva (denosumab) does have some advantages over zometa: quicker administration and no kidney side effects. It is associated with fewer bone complicat ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marwan Akasheh
39 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Herbal medicine: Essaic tea was studied at memorial sloan kettering back in 1959, and at the nih in the eighties both results were against scientific evidence that it ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
No treatment: In spite of your grandfathers clinical condition, the pattern of behavior of prostate cancer after 80 , for the most part typified by an indolent form ... Read More

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