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Dr. Barry Rosen
4,071 doctors shared insights

Cancer (Overview)

Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that occur in almost any organ or tissue in the body. Symptoms depend on the location of the cancer, and cancer often has the potential to grow and spread to other parts of the body.


Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
96M people helped
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What is cancer?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
96M people helped
What is cancer?

Uncontrolled growth: Cancer or malignancy, refers to uncontrolled growth of cells, invasion and destruction of normal tissues by these cells and spread to distant organs with damage to those organs. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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45 years in practice
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Dr. Barry Rosen
4,071 doctors shared insights

Cancer (Overview)

Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that occur in almost any organ or tissue in the body. Symptoms depend on the location of the cancer, and cancer often has the potential to grow and spread to other parts of the body.


Dr. Travis Kidner
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
12 years in practice
2M people helped
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Breast cancer prevention?

Dr. Travis Kidner
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
12 years in practice
2M people helped
Breast cancer prevention?

5 steps: 1. Maintain a healthy weight. Obesity increases your risk of breast cancer 2. Have babies and breast feed. These decrease your risk 3. Limit hormone therapy after menopause. 4. Decrease alcohol intake 5. Exercise - women who have regular physical exercise have a decreased risk of breast cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Managing Pain from Cancer (Tip)

Managing Pain from Cancer

Don't suffer in silence. Tell your cancer doc about your pain level on every visit. ...See more

Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified,
45 years in practice
16M people helped
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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See dermatologist for check ups
2x year
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
25 years in practice
1M people helped
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How does cancer spread?

Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
25 years in practice
1M people helped
How does cancer spread?

In many ways: Cancers can spread in many ways- it spreads to distant organs through the blood vessels or through lymph nodes or along nerves. It can also spread locally by directly growing into surrounding organs. ...Read more

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Dr. James Urbanic
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
13 years in practice
90K people helped
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Please share your experience with immunotherapy for cancer treatment?

Dr. James Urbanic
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
13 years in practice
90K people helped
Please share your experience with immunotherapy for cancer treatment?

Newer with RT: Immunotherapy has had a resurgence in the past few years primarily in the treatment of melanoma. This is branching into other cancers. As a radiation oncologist, we are still exploring how best to integrate radiation treatments with immunotherapy. There is some promosing information that radiation or thermal ablation may help to potentiate the immunoresponse that immunotherapy causes. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified,
45 years in practice
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Being a Healthy Man (Tip)

Being a Healthy Man

Consider Finasteride to lower prostate cancer risk. It may only affect slow growing cancers. ...See more

Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified,
45 years in practice
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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
Once
Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
Once
If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
Once
If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
Once
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
42 years in practice
10M people helped
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What are some of the more common cancers that affect children?

Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
42 years in practice
10M people helped
What are some of the more common cancers that affect children?

Leukemia is the most: Common; followed by central nervous neoplasms. The others are less common: lymphoma (hd and non-hd), wilm's of kidney, retinoblastom of the eye, neuroblastoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, osteosarcoma, ewings sarcoma, hepatoblastoma, dysgerminomas...There may be more, but they are less common than these! ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
96M people helped
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What is cancer?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
96M people helped

Uncontrolled growth: Cancer or malignancy, refers to uncontrolled growth of cells, invasion and destruction of normal tissues by these cells and spread to distant organs with damage to those organs. ...Read more

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