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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 high is your chance of getting cancer compared to someone who never had 2 ct scans or a few x Rays? Is radiation used freq in hospitals to blame?

How high is your chance of getting cancer compared to someone who never had 2 ct scans or a few x Rays? Is radiation used freq in hospitals to blame?

Misleading claim: The radiation you get from a CT scan is maybe 3 mSV, which is the same as the extra radiation an airline pilot gets in a year from flying. Nobody's shown an increase in cancer in pilots. Radiation from chest x-rays is far less. Frankly, you need to stop reading doctor-bashing sites by crooks posing as "humanitarians" -- life's hard enough without fearing the imaging studies you need. ...Read more

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I'm 27 years old and I have oral lichen planus. What is the risk that its will beacome a cancer someday in my life? The lifetime risk not the annually

I'm 27 years old and I have oral lichen planus. What is the risk that its will beacome a cancer someday in my life? The lifetime risk not the annually

Low, but be vigilant: Oral lichen planus will rarely ever evolve into cancer (squamous cell carcinoma). However, it is possible, especially when someone has poorly controlled disease that is chronically active with ulcers and erosions. This is why it is important to find a dermatologists that knows this problem and can help you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are BCG treatments for cancer a danger to others in the home who come into contect with the patient?

Are BCG treatments for cancer a danger to others in the home who come into contect with the patient?

NO: Bcg is a strain of the attenuated (weakened) live bovine tuberculosis bacillus used as a vaccine against tuberculosis. Its used in treatment of superficial bladder cancer since late 1980s. Instillation of bcg into the bladder is an effective form of immunotherapy in this disease. While the mechanism is unclear, it appears a local immune reaction is mounted against the tumor. Its not contagious. ...Read more

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Any khnown registered person in the usa or even the world who got cancer or tumor from a CT scans radiation years later ? Any known case?

Any khnown registered person in the usa or even the world who got cancer or tumor from a CT scans radiation years later ? Any known case?

Probably: But not exactly. A large scale study showed an increased incidence of cancer a group that had more cts than control group but no more direct evidence than that. Of note, this was in children and they were from scanners dating many years back and the cumulative doses they received were very large by today's standards. Should you be wary, yes but i would not avoid a necessary scan. ...Read more

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Do breast implants increase the risk of cancer? My friend just got breast implants. Does having implants effect the chance that she could get breast cancer at some point in the future? Do implants make it easier or harder to detect any lumps?

Do breast implants increase the risk of cancer? My friend just got breast implants. Does having implants effect the chance that she could get breast cancer at some point in the future? Do implants make it easier or harder to detect any lumps?

No: Breast implant do not increase or decrease the risk of having breast cancer. Breast examination should be just like any other woman. When you get a mammography, you need to tell your technician that you have implants so they can have special views. Very little breast tissue may be masked with implants. Feeling lumps can actually be easier because the breast is pushed forward by the implant. ...Read more

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Does anyone know or treat a patient with aggressive thyroid cancer that lived on a navy weapons station? I lived on nuclear base. Curious of exposure?

Does anyone know or treat a patient with aggressive thyroid cancer that lived on a navy weapons station? I lived on nuclear base. Curious of exposure?

YES!: Radiation exposure is the only known environmental cause of thyroid cancer. The thyroid is very sensitive to radiation. People who have lived near nuclear reactor disasters have high rates of developing thyroid cancer. That being said, the type of thyroid cancer that develops is usually a less-aggressive type called papillary thyroid cancer. Radiation exposure likely contributed to your cancer. ...Read more

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Im a her2 breast cancer patient stage 3 . Due to financial constraint I finished 12 sessions of herceptin instead of 17 , is there any medicine I could take as a replacement of the herceptin ? I'm from the philippines and herceptin is very expensive.

Im a  her2 breast cancer patient stage 3 . Due to financial constraint I  finished 12 sessions of herceptin instead of 17 , is there any medicine I could take as a replacement of the herceptin ? I'm from the philippines and herceptin is very expensive.

Unlikely: There is not a less expensive substitute. The manufacturer might have some support programs, but I am not sure if it is available in your case. You still have gotten benefit from your treatment. Check with your oncologist to see if a support through genentech is available. ...Read more

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How far are we from developing a technique to regenerate cartilage in RA patients by stem cells or some other method, one decade or more ?

How far are we from developing a technique to regenerate cartilage in RA patients by stem cells or some other method, one decade or more ?

Probably: Stem cell therapy shows great promise in treating a wide variety of diseases including ra. Clinical studies are underway (mostly outside the us- regulations regarding blood product harvest and use are arduous in the states) and should they prove safe and effective over time they may prove a viable treatment option. I think your estimate of one to several decades before widespread use is likely. ...Read more

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How many surgeries are needed to remove lung cancer? My mother-in-law is in her 70s, and has been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. How many operations will she require, and how far apart will they be?

How many surgeries are needed to remove lung cancer? My mother-in-law is in her 70s, and has been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. How many operations will she require, and how far apart will they be?

Depends: It depends on what you mean by advanced. If she is a candidate for surgery she may require a procedure to biopsy lymph nodes and then a procedure to remove the lung cancer itself. The timing of these two procedure is dependent on the findings from the lymph nodes. And the surgeons personal practice. If there is cancer in lymph nodes she may need other chemo +/- radiation before the lung surgery. ...Read more

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I'm curious if in the family tree, nobody have gotten breast cancer before will there be a range of people getting breast cancer?

I'm curious if in the family tree, nobody have gotten breast cancer before will there be a range of people getting breast cancer?

Depends on intensity: Not sure exactly what you are asking, don't look for fat loss in any one area, it doesn't look that way. How much you burn will depend on speed and slope. In any event several hours 3-4x/week should burn significant fat if you don't eat too much. ...Read more

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Why nobody invented a better surgery to straighten up the spine for those who suffer with kyphosis after the age of 20? Nobody wants titaniums in !

Why nobody invented a better surgery to straighten up the spine for those who suffer with kyphosis after the age of 20? Nobody wants titaniums in !

Good point: Hopefully someday they will. Maybe one day you will contribute to that development. All that being said, surgery for kyphosis has come a long way with many patients who undergo surgery getting remarkable correction and improvement in their quality of life. Thank you. ...Read more

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Implant (Definition)

An implant is a medical device manufactured to replace a missing biological structure, support a damaged biological structure, or enhance an existing biological structure. Medical implants are man-made devices, in contrast to a transplant, which is ...Read more