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could you tell me if tumor and resection went fine why chemo?

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Dr. Sandhya Srinivas
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
To prevent : Even if the tumor is completely removed there may be microscopic cells that may have escaped prior to removal - the goal of chemotherapy is to treat those

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A 22-year-old member asked:

What is the chance that the tumor will come back after treatment?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Variable: The chances of recurrence depends on cancer type, stage, pathologic features, completeness of surgery and finally upon the use of chemotherapy or radiotherapy after surgery.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Can chemotherapy cause left bundle branch block?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
Sometimes: A left bundle branch block is a finding on an EKG ( the electrical tracing of your heart.) it shows that something has altered the way your heart conducts electrical impulses. Chemotherapy can do it, but so can heart disease. Your doctor should rule out other causes for a left bundle branch block before assuming chemotherapy is the cause.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What is the basic mechanism of chemotherapy for cancer therapy?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
While there are : Many classes, the basic answer is interference with cell reproduction and division. Modern ages attack very sophisticated pathways, interfere ith blood vessel production, interfering with dna repair and causing dna damage is the major basic mechanism for most alkylators anti-metabolites and radiotherapy.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What does malignant mean for a tumor?

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Dr. William A Biermann
Medical Oncology 46 years experience
Cancer: Tumor is a term gor a mass or lump. The causes can be a large number of things. Malignant means cancer. Sometimes when a patient has cancer the malignant masses are called tumors. This is not a specific term.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What's a tumor that is considered benign? I thought tumors were cancer

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Not cancer: Tumor is a general term for a mass or swelling. Tumors may be benign or malignant. Benign tumors rarely kill.

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