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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Is metastatic melanoma preventable?

Is metastatic melanoma preventable?

Yes and No: Certain genetic conditions may predispose someone to malignant melanoma. But there are certainly things that can be done to boost one's immune system to fight cancers. And those with irregular moles should be seen at least yearly by their doctor or dermatologist to remove suspicious moles. Therefore, preventing a metastatic process. ...Read more

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Can early stage cancer diagnosis eventually turn metastatic?

Can early stage cancer diagnosis eventually turn metastatic?

Yes: This depends on the cancer type, but most early stage cancers have the potential to spread if not treated. ...Read more

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Is stage II ovarian cancer still considered early stage?

Is stage II ovarian cancer still considered early stage?

Sort of: Stage i cancer is early stage; stage IV cancer is late stage, with metastasis. Stage two is in the middle, with better prognosis due to limited spread - average 5 year survival is 66%. ...Read more

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What characterizes early stage squamous cell carcinoma?

What characterizes early stage squamous cell carcinoma?

Nothing: Even in the lung, squamous cell carcinomas are usually silent until they have become large enough to cause coughing up of blood -- one of the common ways in which it announces itself. On the skin, of course, a growing mass with a rough surface is (depending on how it looks) likely to be a squamous skin cancer; these are usually easy to cure. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do early stage cancers eventually turn metastatic?

Do early stage cancers eventually turn metastatic?

Possibly: Unfortunately, most if not all cancers have the potential to spread. Depends on the kind, stage, and aggressiveness of the cancer. Still, many early stage cancers will never relapse, so it is a matter of being aware, not scared. Best to you. ...Read more

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Nodular melanoma prognosis?

Nodular melanoma prognosis?

Melanoma prognosis: It's hard to tell based on no information provided. The depth of melanoma involvement and the size of the tumor are needed to prognosticate. ...Read more

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Survival rate in blood cancer at early stage?

Survival rate in blood cancer at early stage?

Cannot say: This answer depends on many factors that include answers to specific tests run. Cannot give estimate without that information. Best to ask directly the treating oncologist. ...Read more

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Is malignant melanoma totally curable?

Is malignant melanoma totally curable?

No: It depends on the stage. Stage ia has about a 98% cure rate, but most people with stage 4 will not be cured with any of the treatments that we have available. ...Read more

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Could liver nodules be a recurrence of past malignant melanoma?

Could liver nodules be a recurrence of past malignant melanoma?

Possible: Nodules in the liver can be caused by many different things. A patient with a history of melanoma and the development of new liver lesions would warrant further investigation. ...Read more

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Is photographic breast cancer detection now a reality?

Is photographic breast cancer detection now a reality?

Not aware of this: I am not sure what your are describing. Physical examination with mammogram and sometimes breast ultrasound are the best current options. Sometimes breast MRI is used. I am not aware of photographic technology for breast cancer, but research continues. ...Read more

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Which type of melanoma cares the worst prognosis ? Is it nodular o a melanotic melanoma ?

Nodular melanoma: Three of the four types of melanoma remain superficial in the epidermis and grow RADIALLY (laterally), often for several years, before entering the VERTICAL GROWTH PHASE where they grow downward and invade the dermis with the potential to metastasize. The fourth type of melanoma is nodular melanoma which STARTS in the vertical growth phase and can metastasize from the outset. ...Read more

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What constitutes stage 4 melanoma on a superficial mole that has gone malignant?

What constitutes stage 4 melanoma on a superficial mole that has gone malignant?

Metastasis: Stage IV (4) melanoma is the highest stage that a melanoma can reach. It is diagnosed by finding distant spread or metastasis to other parts of the body. Stage is different from clark's levels and breslow levels, although these can impact lower stages. (ajcc cancer staging manual, 7th ed., 2010). ...Read more

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Is melanoma genetic?

Is melanoma genetic?

Sometimes: There are a portion of melanomas that have a genetic inheritance, e.G, the dysplastic nevus syndrome. We are not yet certain about exactly how the inheritance works for this. Other rare inherited conditions also increase the risk of melanoma and other cancers too. Finally, there are a large number of melanomas that have no inherited predispostion as well. ...Read more

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Is there possibility of bone metastasis occurring if primary carsinoma cancer, stage 1b, grade 2 of the breast full mastec recon sentinel nodes clear?

Is there  possibility of bone metastasis occurring if primary carsinoma cancer, stage 1b, grade 2 of the breast full mastec recon sentinel nodes clear?

Unlikely but poss.: Prognosis of small stage i intermediate grade tumor is favorable esp . Er+. For er- (triple neg or her2+) tumors a bit worse but still favorable in stage i. Recurrence (local or distant) is not unheard of. While lymphatic/nodal spread is the most common, there are other ways for tumors to spread. Also while most sent. Nodes are in the axilla, tumor can drain elsewhere (supra clav, int mammary). ...Read more

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What are metastatic melanoma patients chance sof survival through chemotherapy?

What are metastatic melanoma patients chance sof survival through chemotherapy?

Variable: Depends on how much spread, were e it spread to, and if you are a candidate for chemotherapy. Can be either monthscor multiple years! ...Read more

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Early signs of liver cancer?

Early signs of liver cancer?

Not many: Hepatocellular cancer usually arises in the setting of cirrhosis, so these folks are (hopefully) watched by their md, otherwise rarely symptomatic until late. Cancer of the bike ducts may cause jaundice early on, but not always before it is also quite advanced. Metastatic cancer in the liver is not typically symptomatic. Pain may indicate a tumor, but again not usually, and often late. ...Read more

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Is mesothelioma curable when its early stage?

Is mesothelioma curable when its early stage?

Yes but it is diffic: Mesothelioma rarely presents early enough to be completely excised. If it can be excised, it may be curable but often this cancer is not curable and can be life threatening. Seek an oncologist's advice and have a close follow up in order to monitor it properly. ...Read more

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Is stage 3c breast cancer curable?

Is stage 3c breast cancer curable?

Yes: ...In theory, with aggressive multi modality therapy (surgery plus chemo plus radiation +/- hormones +/- herceptin). The risk of relapse is high but you do all you can and hope for the best. If this is about you, fight well and best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Mike Bowman
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Skin Cancer (Definition)

A condition in which some element of your skin which is one of the most complex organs in the body, degenerates into cancer, with the cancerous (malignant) cells growing ...Read more


Dr. Travis Kidner
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Melanoma (Definition)

A type of cancer that develops from pigment-containing ...Read more