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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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Expert opinions? Which are the leading cancer treatment centers for brain cancer?

Several: You could pick up from one of the list: university of california, san francisco, duke university medical center, durham, nc md anderson cancer center new york university medical center, new york city mass general hospital, boston. ...Read more

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Best medical centers in the us for breast cancer treatment?.

Best medical centers in the us for breast cancer treatment?.

MD Anderson: Houston's md anderson. From personal experience. I have also interacted with memorial sloan kettering, mayo clinic, the new york hospital, beth israel deaconess in boston. I have worked at three of the above facilities and my vote is md anderson. ...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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Is there a good radiation oncology center near most areas of the country?

Is there a good radiation oncology center near most areas of the country?

Yes: These days smaller communities have cancer and radiation centers. However perhaps not every latest or complex capability is offered. Most patients therefore will do fine at these center but should do their due diligence and make sure what they are receiving is the standard of care. ...Read more

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Is the chemotherapy protocol at a major medical university cancer center usually the same for liver cancer as it is for pancreatic (no mets) cancer?

Is the chemotherapy protocol at a major medical university cancer center usually the same for liver cancer as it is for pancreatic (no mets) cancer?

Yes and no: The choice of treatment for liver Cancer is Sorafenib which is not a chemotherapy but it is called a Targeted agent. Chemo is often used for Cholangiocarcinoma, a type of Cancer arising from bile ducts of the liver. This latter type of Cancer is treated with chemo drugs which are more or less similar but not exactly same as those used forpancreas cancer(Gemcitabine +Cisplatin or oxaliplatin) ...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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Where is the best medical center for treating renal cell carcinoma in california?

Where is the best medical center for treating renal cell carcinoma in california?

Many facilities: There are many academic facilities that treat renal cell carcinoma. These include, ucsf, usc, city of hope, and ucla. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which body systems have the greatest number of cancer cases and cancer deaths?

Expert opinions? Which body systems have the greatest number of cancer cases and cancer deaths?

ACS 2013 data: Most frequent cancers in men: prostate followed by lung followed by colon/rectum. In women: breast > lung > colon/ rectum. Most common causes of cancer deaths in men: lung > prostate > colon/rectum. In women: lung > breast > colon/rectum. Don't use tobacco and live a healthy lifestyle. ...Read more

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Top cancer treatment and research centers ?

Top cancer treatment and research centers ?

Where do you live?: Depending on where you live, every major city, university, has great cancer research centers starting with nih, to many to name, if only few named it could be due to personal bias , . ...Read more

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Oncology: Where within the National Institute of Health's organization does an oncologist send suspected cancer slides as a second opinion?

Oncology: Where within the National Institute of Health's organization does an oncologist send suspected cancer slides as a second opinion?

Your doctor can guid: NIH is a huge institution. Unless you are your doctor know someone there who is a bonafide speciallist, you may not get the answer that you are seeking. NIH is not known for slide reviewes in the first place. There are other centers of excellence in different cancers, which you doctor can guide you or his office to do. What is your diagnosis? If you tell me tha,t i can guide you and help you find ...Read more

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Which is the best advanced medical center in the world for parkinson disease?

Which is the best advanced medical center in the world for parkinson disease?

Not one: Believe it or not, the va has excellent centers for veterans. There are a number of great centers around the country, i would not say that one is better than the other. From where you live, I am sure that there are some exceptional movement disorders programs in philadelphia. Johns hopkins? ...Read more

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Cancer of unknown primary in the liver stage 4. Inoperable. Treatment for such? Life expectancy?

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Cancer of unknown primary in the liver stage 4. Inoperable. Treatment for such? Life expectancy?

ACUP: Adenocarcinoma of unknown primary in the liver- could be originally from lung, colon, from the bile duct , prostate etc. It would be nice to be able to find the primary cancer.There are algorithm we use to try to find the primary." cancertype-id" can be done also to help finding the primary. It will tell you probablity of the primary cancer. If primary can'e be found- chemo-carbo/taxol can be used. ...Read more

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What's the most common cancer staging system in north america?

What's the most common cancer staging system in north america?

AJCC writes: The manual, forms the committees to discuss: all use t factors (the tumor, size and behavior), n factors: nodes, and m - degrees or subtleties of metastasis. Europe uses uicc. They try to work together. ...Read more

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What is the medical treatment of pancreatic cancer?

Chemotherapy: Treatment of pancreatic cancer like many cancers involves surgical oncologists( surgery), medical oncologists (chemotherapy) and radiation oncologist (radiation). Chemotherapy is usually Gemzar (gemcitabine) or 5-fu based. There are some existing new drug combinations recently that has helped improve outcomes. ...Read more

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Which type of skin cancer accounts for largest number of cancer deaths?

Which type of skin cancer accounts for largest number of cancer deaths?

Melanoma: Melanomas, cancer of the pigment forming cells in the skin, malignant melanomas account for most of the deaths due to skin cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Thompson
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Cancer Treatment (Definition)

Treatment for cancer usually depends on type, stage, patient's performance status, age, comorbidities. For a list of treatments please ...Read more