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Doubling Time Sclc
Have read the doubling time for nonseminoma testicular cancer is 10-30 days. What's the doubling time for seminoma?
Can't say: You need to consult with an oncologist for this answer. There are many variables. Ask your family physician for a referral. ...Read more
Yes: Tumor doubling time is the time it takes for a tumor to double in size. Obviously, the longer the time, the better generally. Actually, rapidly growing tumors often respond more quickly to chemotherapy as chemotherapy works by killing dividing cell. Therefore, it is a more complex equation than one might think. ...Read more
Transferred two 4AA blasts. Quant Beta 10dp5dt 621 & 12dp5dt 998. Doubling time of 70 hours. Have you seen live births with 70 hours doubling time?
Reassurance : I wish you the best. It should be fine! Not worrying about the numbers, be careful by yourself. Give them a quiet time to survive and grow. ...Read more
Hcg: No this can be normal.Get a more detailed answer ›
Dpo/hcg levels: 14=233; 15=389; 16=683; 19=2821; 21=4643; 22=6533; 24=9596 (86 hrs doub. Time). Can high early hCG = earlier decline in doubling time?
Not really!: The 'doubling time' is not strict, it's a rough guide. Normal pregnancies may only go up by 2/3 in 2 days not 'twice.' furthermore each level is accurate to about +/- 15%, they are not 100%. Your numbers look normal, i wouldn't wear out your calculator doing this kind of thing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Survival chances. Wife 4.2 CM stage 2B bc. Micrometastis one node one with .3mm. In chemo then rads. Chose double mastectomy. Her2+ estrogen and prog+?
Moderate: Some good factors: only 1 node - and with micromet , er+ pr+. Bad features: moderate size 4.2 cm, her2+. An aggressive tumor, but she is pursuing it aggressivelly with her treatment. She is at higher risk than average for recurrence. Fortunately, new bc drugs are being developed that may be useful if she does suffer recurrence. There are many like her who are survivors - i wish you well! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hcg beta at 14dpo=70 16dpo=106. Doubling time= 80 hours. What are chances of miscarriage? Slow x2 time happened to me in last (healthy) pregnancy too.
May be normal: You cannot predict anything from these data. Do not take the "doubling time" too literally, there is some variability and 166% increase in 48 hours is still within normal many times. Good wishes. ...Read more
Was on Xeloda (capecitabine) for stage 4 colon cancer and got pregnant. I'm at 6 weeks, hCG rising but not doubling. Heart rate 115. Does my baby stand a chance?
Tough question: Vanessa, first of all, I am very sorry to hear about your colon cancer. I wish you all the best with it. Regarding pregnancy and Xeloda (capecitabine), (capecitabine) it is risky to the fetus. Xeloda (capecitabine) is a category D drug for pregnancy according to the FDA. This means that it has not been studied in people, but it HAS been shown to cause problems when tested on animals. Talk to your oncologist and obstetrician, please. ...Read more
Cea rising on irinotecan since started in October . 1 point increase each month . Cea 10 at present . Is chemo
Not working ?
Possibly not working: Irinotecan is an antineoplastic agent that interferes with the production of proteins necessary for cancer cell growth and reproduction. It is used primarily for treating cancer of the colon and rectum. While the CEA is of some value in monitoring one must be able to define if a rising marker does indicate drug failure. Here a PET/CAT scan can show if there is recurrence or progression of disease ...Read more
Barely there positive on 25 miu hpt 9dpo. Betas at 13dpo=51. Is this normal? That would be a doubling rate of about 89 hours if first test was valid.
Yes: If a 2b lesion has been completely resected with a lobectomy and there is no problem 6 months post surgery the best approach is for careful follow up. Adjuvant radiation for this stage of disease has shown no survival benefit and adjuvant chemo if initiated following surgery has only shown a 5% improvement in survival. ...Read more
Would Xeloda (capecitabine) be as effective for metastatic colon cancer taken one week on one week off ?
Yes: There are different schedules for giving xeloda (capecitabine). The key is to give it in a way that's effective, but also decrease possible side effects. The "typical" schedule for Xeloda (capecitabine) is to take it twice daily for two week followed by a week off. However, the build-up of drug in the body causes more side effects than taking the drug twice daily for one week followed by a week off. And it works as well! ...Read more
Had VIP chemo for stage 3 testicular, hCG at 43 tumors are smaller. Pet scan no intense hits. Alphaf normal. Cause for hCG levels higher?
Not an easy situatio: It is hard to assess your complex situation through few lines, but VIP is usually given as a second line chemotherapy for testicular cancer mostly in the salvage setting. Persistent tumor marker is usually a sign of persistent disease and you need a thorough. Evaluation by a GU medical oncologist and preferably in a multidisciplinary setting ...Read more
Nsclc kras wild adeno iv. Seems Taxol (paclitaxel) + carboplatin (+erbitux) weekly instead of 3 weekly has min side efex. So why recommend every three weeks?
Aggressive cancer growing again in my partners liver 3 months after chemo cycle treatment. What time frame are we looking at for her.
No predicting: It depends on the type of cancer, its genetics, and some dumb luck factors. There are a variety of 'salvage' chemotherapy options that may give a good remission. Most of the time, metastases in the liver in a cancer that is not especially responsive to chemotherapy mean survival of less than a year is to be expected, but there are surprises. Talk about partner's wishes ; cherish each minute. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Iggkappa for 2years pps at 27 but flc doubled in the last 6 weeks to580. Haematologist concerned & talking ofchemo. No lesions but severe pn & hb 12?
Too much jargon: The terms pps and flc need to be defined. Where is the pain? ...Read more