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Cancer treatment centers of america ctca?

Cancer treatment centers of america ctca?

Real Rx, lots of ads: These folks market themselves aggressively to people with newly-diagnosed cancer. Today, most cancer treatments that are not part of research studies are pretty much cookbook, and i'd prefer to be treated at my personal physician's hospital. It's impossible to compare statistics between hospitals as healthier people may choose to travel further; ctca also offers "spiritual" and "holistic" stuff. ...Read more

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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What are the best cancer treatment centers of america for end stage cancers?

What are the best cancer treatment centers of america for end stage cancers?

No information: No one Cancer Treatment Center of America has been shown "better" than another. Something important to remember is that these centers often try unproven treatments in the desperate hope of help. As a cancer surgeon, I have seen many people disappointed by the promises made and not kept at these Centers. Please do careful research at any Center you attend. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some alternatives to cancer treatment centers of america?

Could you tell me what are some alternatives to cancer treatment centers of america?

Second opinion: Cancer treatment is serious. If you have questions or feel uncomfortable with recent advise, it is okay and important to seek a second opinion. Often the second opinion will clarify the advice of the first team. Ask your local doc for a referral. ...Read more

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Could you please tell me where is the best cancer treatment center for adult rhabdomyosarcoma?

Could you please tell me where is the best cancer treatment center for adult rhabdomyosarcoma?

There are many: In the usa there are several excellent sarcoma centers depending on your location to name a few: 1) ucla, los angeles, california 2) sloan kettering, ny, ny 3) md anderson, texas. ...Read more

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Where in the u.S. Is the center with best cures in cancer treatment, especially cervical cancer?

Where in the u.S. Is the center with best cures in cancer treatment, especially cervical cancer?

Many cancer centers: There many hospitals in the U.S. With expertise and a long record of excellence in treating cervical cancer. The best plan is prevention, with regular pap smears and good follow-up care. Consult sources such as U.S. News & world report hospital rankings to find an excellent hospital near you. If there is a major university in your area, it will likely have a good hospital associated with it. ...Read more

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What is the best hospital or medical center in the us for colon cancer treatment and surgeries and how do these medical centers rank worldwide?

What is the best hospital or medical center in the us for colon cancer treatment and surgeries and how do these medical centers rank worldwide?

Many choices: There are many excellent centers for colon cancer surgery in the us. Top hospitals include johns hopkins, mskcc, university of pennsylvania, baylor, ochsner institute, ucsf, mayo clinic, cleveland clinic and many others. Consult us news & world report online to find a highly ranked center near you. ...Read more

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Why is it that the same cancer treatment doesn't work for everyone?

Why is it that the same cancer treatment doesn't work for everyone?

Genetically differen: Cancer is a disease caused by bad genes but everyone's genes are different. So there are no two individuals whose cancers are entirely alike even with the same/similar diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why doesn't cancer treatment end after remission is achieved?

Why doesn't cancer treatment end after remission is achieved?

Which cancer?: Adjuvant (post surgery) treatment does have an end. Some metastatic treatments usually end at a maximum number of cycles of therapy (eg lung cancer - 6). Some treatments are continued in the advanced/metastatic setting until progressive disease or toxicity because they have been proven to (or thought to) improve survival. ...Read more

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What is TACP cancer treatment?

What is TACP cancer treatment?

Directly into tumor: TACO (Trans Arterial Chemo Perfusion) Chemotherapy will have bad effects on normal tissue in order to minimize and to give more effective concentration of drugs, injected directly into blood vessel that supplies the tumor. Some times done in advanced pancreatic tumors, liver etc. It needs a procedure catheters are placed into the artery near the tumor and removed when completed ...Read more

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What is complimentary cancer treatment?

What is complimentary cancer treatment?

More and more word: Is used, in addition to the traditional treatments (like Chemo, radiation) supplemented with various alternative treatments, herbal medicine, dietary supplements etc are added, with out disrupting regular treatments. More and more patients are choosing and oncological doctors are also encouraging. ...Read more

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How sick will my cancer treatment make me?

Everyone's different: Some more symptomatic that others. There are good drugs to combat nausea and emesis Some patients find relief with THC ...Read more

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I want to know what's the best cancer treatment?

I want to know what's the best cancer treatment?

Many: The best thing is to avoid cancer causing activity such as smoking. Treatments vary for the type of cancer and there is a best for each category. In some cases a cure is likely and in other cancers unlikely. Treatments involve radiation, surgical removal, chemotherapy, immunomodulation and some toxin therapies. There is no single best treatment. ...Read more

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How does early diagnosis help with cancer treatment?

How does early diagnosis help with cancer treatment?

Better prognosis: The idea is if we screen for a cancer and find it earlier then there is a greater chance it's found in earlier stages and cure rate is higher. Treatment of course varies and is different for the stage of cancer. As more and more people are surviving a type of cancer finding it early had a lot to do with those observations and studies. ...Read more

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Does anyone know where I can find best cancer treatment?

"Best" is hard: To define, but some cancers have clear pathways, others are less well laid out. You can start on the net, but it is a quagmire of mixed good and bad information. Ask friends, church or community, ask your doctor what he would do for a family member, or go to a local or national cancer center. Get a second opinion if dissatisfied or just feels wrong. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cancer treatment?

What is the definition or description of: cancer treatment?

Many types: Cancer is a very broad term for all types of solid and blood malignancies. The treatments vary by biology, research and phase of the cancer. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can one think positive when going through cancer treatment?

How can one think positive when going through cancer treatment?

Thinking positively: 1. Positive energy comes from being surrounded by positive people whether it is your spouse, kids, siblings, friends, parents or doctors and nurses.2. Go with the flow. 3 exercises like yoga, cardio, walking, zumba, aerobics are healthy. 4 give enough rest to your body and don't try to overdo things, avoid stress in life 5. Watch tv comedy shows 6. Watch cnn and avoid fox news. 7. Keep smiling! ...Read more

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Which breakthroughs have been found in cancer treatment lately?

Which breakthroughs have been found in cancer treatment lately?

CD47 antibody: Irving weissman M.D. ’65, a professor of pathology at the stanford stanford has developed an cd 47 antibody shown effective in treating a wide range of cancers. The antibody encourages the body’s immune system to attack cancerous cells and could help treat patients with advanced cases of the disease. Human trials for phase 1 have just begun. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which product is important for cancer treatment?

Category?: Really impossible to answer without more specifics. In general the best advice is to find a comprehensive team you can trust. ...Read more

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It happens that a man become permanently impotent from cancer treatment?

Possibly yes,: Depending on the type of surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation that you receive. Without this information, it is impossible to tell. Discuss with your oncologist or cancer surgeon for specifics. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Thompson
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Cancer Treatment (Definition)

Cancer is a very broad term for all types of solid and blood malignancies. The treatments vary by biology, research and phase of ...Read more