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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Diarrhea?: Loose motions? If this is diarrhea, it could be related to many things. Chemotherapy, antibiotics, an intestinal infection. Please speak with your on ... Read More

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Dr. Rosana Millos
22 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: When neutrophils are high it can mean that there is an infection, but it is hard to say what is causing the elevation in the neutrophil count without ... Read More
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Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
By the spine may b: different than on or in the spine.Ask her Docs for specifics.
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Dr. Hung Khong
26 years experience in Medical Oncology
Many things: Stage IV lung cancer with bloody urine can mean many things. It could be due to the presence of a metastatic tumor in the bladder or the kidney. Pleas ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
It has spread: Stage 4 colon cancer involves spread to distant organs; commonly it spreads to the liver, lungs, bones, abdomen cavity. Though these patients can have ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
15 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Spread to other area: Stage 4 means that the cancer has spread to the bladder and/or bowel (4a) or it has spread to other parts of the body beyond the pelvis (4b).
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Metastatic: The stage 4 metastatic mean the cancer spread all over the body.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Metastatic disease: Stage 4 for a cancer means that the tumor has spread to other organs and is rarely curable.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
Calcification: I'm not sure what that means. Are you referring to a mammogram, and BIRADS category 4 micro calcifications? That would put them in the "suspicious" ... Read More
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Dr. Greg Pahnke
43 years experience in Surgical Oncology
More nodes positive: Breast - more than 10 pos axillary ln or pos. Ln at level iii or axillary and inter mammary ln pos. Or supraclavicular ln pos .Melanoma more th ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Advanced: Breast cancer survival is correlated with it's stage, which is predominantly based on the cancer size, it's growth, and lymph node involvement. Stage ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Regional spread: IIIC: Cancer is present in one or both of the ovaries, and cancer cells are also present in tumors larger than 2 cm in the abdominal lining or in the ... Read More
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Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Bad: Unfortunately stage IV gall bladder has very poor prognosis.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience in Medical Oncology
Cancer has spread: Metastatic, or stage 4 breast cancer, means the cancer has spread into other places in the body. Breast cancer at this stage can be treated, sometime ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
Scar: Within some cancers in breast or lung scarring can occur in certain patterns. Calcium deposits in the scar. Much lung calcification is in benign lesi ... Read More
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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience in Urology
Cancer progression: Staging prostate cancer (or any cancer) is a method to allow the physician and patient to help aid in the prognosis. This is a measure of the how far ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
23 years experience in General Surgery
Metastatic: Stage 4 cancer means that it has spread to a different part of the body than it originally started.
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Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Verybad: Stage IV of what organ ? In general it is end stage terminal cancer , how ever some cancers like lymphomas , testicular tumors etc when detecte ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
29 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Possibly...: Could be side effect of the chemotherapy agents the patient is being given, or allergic reaction to medications the pt is on, dehydration, and/or nutr ... Read More
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
45 years experience in Internal Medicine
Dehydration Ca Colon: Hello Kanabar T, YES it can but only as part of the process of succumbing from it, since Stage 4 means it is spread throughout the body. This would be ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
Sometimes cancer: Can spread to liver. Typically cancers that occur (primary site) in GI tract, such as colon, stomach, etc, spread to regional lymph nodes and then to ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilda Chung
35 years experience in Pathology
Brain cancer: In general, Stage 4 means distant spread to other organs other than the organ where the tumor started (lung cancer that spreads to brain, would be Sta ... Read More
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