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Can We Use Toilets Of A Cancer Patient Who Got Radiation Implants Down There
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
Several factors: Type of cancer, location, and intent of treatment are all things that we take into account. Often, if the treatment is palliative in nature then a short course of treatment is used to give symptom relief quickly. If a patient is being treated for cure, the course of therapy might easily be 35-40 treatments depending on the type of cancer being treated. ...Read more
What is the average life expectancy or duration life for a head and neck cancer patient who has been treated with radiation?
Many ways: Very commonly organ failure will be a big clue - marrow failure, liver failure, respiratory failure, etcetera. Prior to any of these things setting in, it is very important to have end of life discussions and understand a person's wishes with regard to resuscitation, living will, healthcare surrogate, spiritual wishes, etc. ...Read more
Global decline: Unfortunately nothing specific but notable decline in activity. Sometimes increase sleeping, unable to care for self. Increasing pain like symptoms. Extreme fatigue and weakness. Less communicative. Of course laboratory assessment can be very telling with abnormalities noted in liver function and kidney function. ...Read more
I'm just wondering, if you can slow down the movement of mitosis in a cancer patient, will that cure cancer?
My friend is a cancer patient who's kindey's have started producing creamy fluid, is this a sign of her body shutting down?
What is the life expectency of prostrate cancer patient with metastasis. Orchiechtomy is done and in last 3 months the psa went down from <100 to 21?
How to slow down the growth of cancer cells? (for last stage cancer patient, cancer cells at liver, lung and pelvis. Most critical is liver.)
Your Oncologist can: This is a broad question. There are many anticancer drugs that are used to slow cancer cell growth. But they vary in their effectiveness depending on which organ is the source of cancer. Not knowing the details of the history i can not be any more specific. Please pose this question to the treating oncologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are "markers" and what does it mean to a breast cancer patient with stage 4, metastatic cancer, when her markers go from 4, 700 down to 53?
Tumor marker: You must be referring to a particular tumor marker! tumor markers are used to track the progress of certain cancers. If your number has gone down to that level it means the modality of treating your brest cancer has been very effective! it does not necessarily mean you are in remission, all it means is that your breast cancer has responded very well to the treatment you have received! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
This is light of extremely short wavelengths typically produced either among the stars / in cosmic rays or by radioactive element decay. Gamma rays form the background of normal radiation in which we all live; it is substantially greater than the exposure we get from imaging scans or should get from ...Read more