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I have cancer, will there be complications with leishmaniasis infection?

I have cancer, will there be complications with leishmaniasis infection?

Not an issue in US: You are not likely to get leishmania infection in the us, with the remote possibility of getting chaga's disease through blood transfusion. ...Read more

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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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Complications that can occur during lung cancer treatments?

Complications that can occur during lung cancer treatments?

Many: Many including most notably immune suppression and various infections after chemotherapy; cardiac, renal and liver toxicities, radiation pneumonitis and many more. ...Read more

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How can postpone life for syringocarcinoma patient after surgeries failed? The cancer cells are spread to goldbeater’s skin and peritoneum areas.

How can postpone life for syringocarcinoma patient after surgeries failed? The cancer cells are spread to goldbeater’s skin and peritoneum areas.

?: Syringocarcinoma is an obsolete term, so I'm uncertain as to exactly which cancer you are referring to. If you can obtain a more precise term it would be helpful. ...Read more

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How to identify the risk factors(determinants) of lung cancer, aids, &colon cancer?

How to identify the risk factors(determinants) of lung cancer, aids, &colon cancer?

Lifestyle choices: Cigarette smoking, promiscuous unprotected sex, and low fiber diet or positve family history are simple answers for your listed afflictions, respectively. Screening tests for lung cancer (CT chest), and colon cancer (colonoscopy) are available. Check the American Cancer Society website to determine if you fit the appropriate category to have these exams. ...Read more

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Can liver cancer hcc spread quickly?

Can liver cancer hcc spread quickly?

Yes: An aggressive hepatocellular carcinoma is likely to be in the lungs and elsewhere by the time it's detected. ...Read more

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Liver cancer stage 4 , lung cancer and spleen cancer with cirrhosis and hep c can I take chemotherapy treatment to reduce tumor maker?

Liver cancer stage 4 , lung cancer and spleen cancer with cirrhosis and hep c  can I take chemotherapy treatment to reduce tumor maker?

Hmmmm: If you'd do have cancer in liver, lung, and spleen, my advice is to talk to your oncologist about how to improve your quality of life rather than improving tumor marker. As you know, chemo agents are not well tolerated in some people. ...Read more

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How often do radioactive implants prostate cancer cause complications fistula?

0.2%-8.8% in 1 study: The absolute answer of the chance of a fistula is, it depends. Having additional therapy such as external beam radiotherapy increases the risk as well as if the brachytherapy was used as a "salvage" treatment for residual cancer. Refer to the article below from the university of virginia: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/11066049 other complications: strictures, ed, proctitis, cystitis. ...Read more

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How long can someone with lung cancer survive? If it's spread from bone cancer?

How long can someone with lung cancer survive? If it's spread from bone cancer?

Lung cancer: Usually ther is no five year survivors. The actual time depends on the type of cancer and health status of the patient. ...Read more

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Can chemo for colon cancer damage the liver?

Can chemo for colon cancer damage the liver?

It may: Almost all chemotherapeutic drugs have unwanted effects on other organs, including the liver. ...Read more

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Are cancer patients more prone to flu complications even after they complete cancer tx? What about strep throat complications if no antibiotics tx?

Are cancer patients more prone to flu complications even after they complete cancer tx? What about strep throat complications if no antibiotics tx?

Likely yes.: Cancers especially leukemias and their treatments like chemo. Have an effect on the ability of the immune system to fight diseases like flu and strep throat. Therefore it is wise to take antibiotics as strep throat can lead to more serious complications like pneumonia and sepsis where the bacteria get in the blood stream. ...Read more

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Can colon cancer patients get a colon transplant?

Can colon cancer patients get  a colon transplant?

No, not needed: The good news is that you don't absolutely need your colon. For most colon cancers, the amount of colon that needs to be removed will not be missed. ...Read more

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Can facial squamous cell cancer lead to brain cancer even if the initial surgery was successful?

Can facial squamous cell cancer lead to brain cancer even if the initial surgery was successful?

Not usually.: If a skin cancer is deeply invasive through the skull, it can sometime grow into the brain. Sometimes a tumor can crawl along the nerves back into the brain, but this is more common with tumors like adenoid cystic carcinoma. Lastly, a tumor may spread into the blood and eventually land in the brain. All of these are uncommon, but depend on the stage and grade of the tumor. ...Read more

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How to cure pancreatic cancer at stage 4?

Doesnt exist: After failing chemo which all pancreatic malignancies do, a newer approach is using monoclonal antibodies targeting an immunogenic protein, a post translational modification of MUC5ac, to bring the tumor under control. With the proper dosage, added chemo and later the radiolabelled Alpha emitter given sequentially, better results are anticipated. ...Read more

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What is the chances of surviving for lymph node cancer patient at stage 4 to undergo chemo? Will chemo helps? Is the surviver chance high?

What is the chances of surviving for lymph node cancer patient at stage 4 to undergo chemo? Will chemo helps? Is the surviver chance high?

See below: This depends on what type of lymphoma you have. Chemo should clearly prolong your life, and hopefully put you in remission and possibly cure you but it depends on what type of lymphoma you were diagnosed as having. ...Read more

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Stage 4 lung cancer how long can leave without threatment?

Stage 4 lung cancer how long can leave without threatment?

Stage 4 lung Ca. : A few months, somewhere between 3 months or shorter to 8 months on average depending on the extent of disease and tumor aggressiveness. But i want to emphasize stage 4 lung cancer is not curable, but treatable. I encourage you to see local oncologist, fully review the case, and possibly start treatment as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Pancreatic cancer, ampullary tumor. Whipple procedure. Spread to liver, not respectable. Chemo for 6 months and continuing. Prognosis?

Pancreatic cancer, ampullary tumor. Whipple procedure.  Spread to liver, not respectable. Chemo for 6 months and continuing. Prognosis?

Poor: While Whipple is the best approach for a primary pancreatic or ampullary lesion, the recurrence rate at 1-2 yrs is 90%. Chemo either of the FOLFIERI or Genciabine /Abraxane combo have limited effects on liver mets which in pancreas are not considered amenable to resection. There is an FDA protocol using specific monoclonals targeting pancreas that might be available but only after chemo failure ...Read more

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Can someone with stage 4 colon cancer with liver mets lives long after sucessful treatments.

Can someone with stage 4 colon cancer with liver mets lives long after sucessful treatments.

It is possible: Several factors regarding colon cancer liver metastasis predict long term survival. Where the mets present when the original tumor was discovered? How many mets are present? Is the CEA level over 200? How large are the liver mets? How many lymph nodes were positive from the colon specimen? Can all of the liver lesions be removed or ablated? Are there metastasis present elsewhere ie: the lungs. ...Read more

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Can hepatitis virus infection interfere the progression of HIV disease?

Can hepatitis virus infection interfere the progression of HIV disease?

Yes: Co infection with hepatitis b or hepatitis c ( that is having HIV and either of the above) is documented to generally result in further progression of both diseases. Therefore, patients with either illnesses must be screened to rule out co infection... Treatment is encouraged for both viral illnesses. New treatments are available for hepatitis c. ...Read more

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For what length of time do lung cancer patients survive untreated?

For what length of time do lung cancer patients survive untreated?

Briefly: Develop pneumonia, pain, cough, bleeding, metastasis and serious problems . Depends on cell type, stage at finding, treatment options. ...Read more

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How can metastatic breast cancer progress?

How can metastatic breast cancer progress?

It can and it does: Progress of cancer means the cancer is getting worse. This is not uncommon as the cancers tend to spead further in the body and tumors get larger in size especially when the treatment is not working. Cancer is either regressing(with good treatment) or progressing(without treatment or with the ineffective treatment). ...Read more

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Dr. Bonnie Furner
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Leishmaniasis (Definition)

An infectious disease caused by a parasite that is transmitted by the sandfly found in many tropical and sub-tropical countries. There are several different forms of the infection, with the most common ...Read more


Dr. James Chapman
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Kala Azar (Definition)

Kala azar = Leishmaniasis , a potentially fatal infection by a protozoan parasite ...Read more