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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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How to increase weight of cancer patient?

How to increase weight of cancer patient?

Tough problem: Cancer may secrete a substance that curbs appetite and tumor metabolism may gobble calories. Menace can help.Marijuana too. ...Read more

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What are the foods cancer patient cannot take?

What are the foods cancer patient cannot take?

No magic here: Ignore all the "pop" diet advice you read online. It's made up -- at best, the authors are sharing their personal impressions and at worst (which is common) they are pretending to specialist knowledge to make a fast buck off desperate people. Eat sensibly as your physician advises and your tastes dictate, and remain as physically active as you can. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how are the number of chemos decided for a cancer patient?

Can you tell me how are the number of chemos decided for a cancer patient?

By Trial: In most cases a single agent is used in a clinical trial but in order to enhance efficacy after data on the single drug is obtained combinations are used in clinical FDA trials to see what advantage can be obtained. As such we saw CMF in breast cancer, FOLFOX in colon cancer and FOLFIERI in pancreatic cancer. Now Abraxane has been added to Gemzar (gemcitabine) for pancreas Ca. ...Read more

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Is gluten bad for cancer patient?

Is gluten bad for cancer patient?

Gluten and Cancer: In my opinion gluten is "bad" for everyone. It is known to increase permeability of the gut, which affects the immune system. Cancer is at least partially an immune problem, so that is bad. I'm sure some others may disagree with me, but I do have lots and lots of training in functional medicine and addressing root causes of problems, including cancers, gluten effects, and immune issues. ...Read more

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What should diet be for carcinoid cancer patient?

What should diet be for carcinoid cancer patient?

Tryptophan: Carcinoid patients need more tryptophan-rich protein than other folks, and plenty of vitamin b3, since there's extra synthesis of serotonin by the tumor. Beyond this, a sensible and prudent diet that the person likes. ...Read more

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What should I pack in care package for cancer patient?

What should I pack in care package for cancer patient?

No standard package: I think that you should carefully think about what they need. Support and caring are the first things and you would be that package. If you know that the person has problems preparing meals or other things that would be helpful. You should try to give things that are helpful, but with an eye to the person who you are giving them to. Try to think of things that respect their independence. ...Read more

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What are a cancer patient's emotional and social needs?

What are a cancer patient's emotional and social needs?

This is like all of: The crucial questions of life: love & fear. You can get all of the fear factors of what will the cancer do, and what will the treatment be like leading to how many days are left in all senses of that. We all fundamentally are here to love and be loved. Cancer does not change people, it magnifies their virtues and vices. Some need to make peace, others prepare for another day. ...Read more

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Please describe a good birthday gift for a cancer patient?

Please describe a good birthday gift for a cancer patient?

Just like others: You need to treat this patient same way as you would treat him/her if there was no cancer in the picture. There is no reason to treat a cancer patient differently than you would treat others who do not have cancer. ...Read more

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As a cancer patient, when might I experience loss and grief?

Depends on you.: This probably depends on your situation with cancer. If it is curable, and treatment is successful, there likely won't be any. If it is involved, and treatment is complicated, loss and grief can happen at any time, depending on how you feel. Different people get affected by different things. Some are affected very little, and understand this is what they must do. Group therapy may help.. ...Read more

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What are the chances of survival for a nasopharynx cancer patient?

What are the chances of survival for a nasopharynx cancer patient?

Depends: It depends on several factors with the most important being the stage. This is determined by what the cancer is invading in the nasopharynx, whether there are lymph nodes involved, and whether is has spread to other organs. Other factors include your age and other medical conditions. ...Read more

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How can a terminally ill cancer patient survive without eating? For how long?

How can a terminally ill cancer patient survive without eating? For how long?

Cancer and survival: There are many metabolic things that happen as we begin the last stage of our lives. There are factors that are produced that result in cachexia, which essentially does not allow nutrients to be processed. At the same time, with lack of nutrition the body redistributes nutrients to just essential life-maintaining functions, thereby decreasing the amount of calories needed to survive. ...Read more

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What is the best way that you have found to offer comfort 4 family members of a terminally ill cancer patient?

What is the best way that you have found to offer comfort 4 family members of a terminally ill cancer patient?

Concrete offers: Make specific offers, like "i'm bringing a meal over this week; what night is best? " offer to update their friends via email/phone so they can spend time with their dying loved one. Mow their lawn, take their dog for a walk, pick up groceries or dry-cleaning, do the laundry...And just be available as a friend. ...Read more

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Supposing that someone take blood from a cancer patient and gave it to a healthy person would they get cancer?

Supposing that someone take blood from a cancer patient and gave it to a healthy person would they get cancer?

No: Cancer cells present in the bloodstream would be rejected like any foreign organ transplant. Statistically, plenty of blood donors must have unknown cancers, yet people are simply not coming down with metastatic-pattern cancers without primaries. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if someone take blood from a cancer patient and gave it to a healthy person will they get cancer?

Can you tell me if someone take blood from a cancer patient and gave it to a healthy person will they get cancer?

Highly unlikely: First, there would have to be cancer cells in the blood, which is not always the case. Second, the immune system of the recipient would recognize the cells as foreign and destroy them. I guess it could be remotely possible in someone with severe immune deficiency due to illness or drugs but I've never heard of it happening. Maybe one of my colleagues at ht has. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me if it's more dangerous for a post-cancer patient to smoke than a person who never had cancer?

Can you please tell me if it's more dangerous for a post-cancer patient to smoke than a person who never had cancer?

NOT GOOD ALL AROUND: Wow this is a tough one because smoking is terrible all around. For instance the obvious is lung cancer. Smoking has a risk of leading to lung cancer but if you have lung cancer, smoking is only going to worsen the situation. I would have to say both are equally not good. ...Read more

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What is vaginal replacement in a cancer patient?

Reconstruction: There are various ways to reconstruct a vagina after a cancer patient has undergone extensive surgeries to remove cancer. If the scarring and disfigurement was substantial, vaginal reconstruction is an option for patient satisfaction and normal appearance. ...Read more

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Help please? What is considered a fever for a cancer patient?

Help please? What is considered a fever for a cancer patient?

Fever: Fever is when the temperature above the normal range. Definition for fever is the same for everybody, it does not matter whether you have cancer or not.
However, when you are receiving chemotherapy, there would be a risk for you to be neutropenic/having low wbc. Thus, what I would tell my patients is to let me know if they have temperature 100.4 or above. ...Read more

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How long can a cancer patient live without food?

How long can a cancer patient live without food?

Many many days: Cancer patients do not die for lack of food intake. As long as they are getting some food and liquids down, no one dies for lack of being able to eat. Our bodies have enough reserve to last at least for 3-4 weeks. ...Read more