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What's the reason for blood vomitting in a tongue cancer patient?

What's the reason for blood vomitting in a tongue cancer patient?

Many: Did you recently have surgery? Sometimes blood from the surgical is swallowed and the blood can cause vomiting. If there is constant vomiting or bleeding, consult your doctor. ...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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I have cancer in the lining of the stomach and keep vomiting bile, what could it be?

I have cancer in the lining of the stomach and keep vomiting bile, what could it be?

See oncologist: Possible causes include failure of peristalsis of small bowel, allowing bile reflux into stomach, partial obstruction of small bowel distal to where bile duct enters it, fistula (abnormal connection) between gall bladder and stomach, etc. Confer with your oncologist. ...Read more

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Liver Cancer patient SGPT (ALT)=84 U/L, SGOT (AST)=121 U/L, BILIRUBIN=10.91 with no bile duct obstrcton in Ultra Sound. Does this mean liver is failing?

Liver Cancer patient SGPT (ALT)=84 U/L, SGOT (AST)=121 U/L, BILIRUBIN=10.91 with no bile duct obstrcton in Ultra Sound. Does this mean liver is failing?

Can't tell w/ these.: The bilirubin level is high (whether direct or indirect bilirubin) & this can lead to jaundice. However, the TREND is more important than 1 lab value - without knowing your history & past lab results better, it is hard to determine. Also, liver "function" is also measured by cholesterol, complement, & coagulation tests (INR, PTT). Even with these blood tests, sometimes a biopsy is needed. TTYD. GL ...Read more

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Does Mosegor Vita improve cancer patient appetite?

Does Mosegor Vita improve cancer patient appetite?

Although this: Product is sold in your Country for weight gain there are no available evidence based medical studies about it's effect! I can see NO reason for you NOT to try it!!

Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more

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What is the best way a cancer patient can gain weight?

What is the best way a cancer patient can gain weight?

Increase caloric int: Increased intake of calories is the only way to gain weight. Some foods are more rich in calories (dairy products and meat dishes) than others (pasta, grains etc). Calorie dense foods will help put on more weight. Taking a bed time snack in addition to the 3 regular meals a day will help to gain weight. ...Read more

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How to know when a cancer patient's body is shutting down?

How to know when a cancer patient's body is shutting down?

Many ways: Very commonly organ failure will be a big clue - marrow failure, liver failure, respiratory failure, etcetera. Prior to any of these things setting in, it is very important to have end of life discussions and understand a person's wishes with regard to resuscitation, living will, healthcare surrogate, spiritual wishes, etc. ...Read more

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How to determine when a cancer patient's body is shutting down?

How to determine when a cancer patient's body is shutting down?

Global decline: Unfortunately nothing specific but notable decline in activity. Sometimes increase sleeping, unable to care for self. Increasing pain like symptoms. Extreme fatigue and weakness. Less communicative.
Of course laboratory assessment can be very telling with abnormalities noted in liver function and kidney function. ...Read more

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As a cancer patient, when might I experience loss and grief?

As a cancer patient, when might I experience loss and grief?

Depends on you.: This probably depends on your situation with cancer. If it is curable, and treatment is successful, there likely won't be any. If it is involved, and treatment is complicated, loss and grief can happen at any time, depending on how you feel. Different people get affected by different things. Some are affected very little, and understand this is what they must do. Group therapy may help.. ...Read more

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What is the best way that you have found to offer comfort 4 family members of a terminally ill cancer patient?

What is the best way that you have found to offer comfort 4 family members of a terminally ill cancer patient?

Concrete offers: Make specific offers, like "i'm bringing a meal over this week; what night is best? " offer to update their friends via email/phone so they can spend time with their dying loved one. Mow their lawn, take their dog for a walk, pick up groceries or dry-cleaning, do the laundry...And just be available as a friend. ...Read more

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Cancer patient having fever. What can I do to help him?

Cancer patient having fever. What can I do to help him?

Call Oncologist: It is important to contact his oncologist about a fever. His immune system may be suppressed and any infection needs to be dealt with promptly. ...Read more

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Is thorazine (chlorpromazine) used for last days of cancer patient?

Is thorazine (chlorpromazine) used for last days of cancer patient?

Yes, it can be: Some patients have great restlessness and agitation at the end of life. Thorazine (chlorpromazine) is among the medicines that can be helpful in such palliative care situations. Http://tinyurl. Com/lo7p272 it can also be used for persistent hiccups that are extremely troublesome for people whose cancers are irritating their diaphragms. Http://tinyurl. Com/mrn4zga. ...Read more

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What types of wigs are safe a for cancer patient who lost her hair?

Any type: Fda will not allow carcinogenic dye in the wigs, any wig is safe, as it is going to be temporary don't spend too much as you are going to get your beautiful hair back. ...Read more

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Is blood of a cancer patient contagious? Can that blood give someone else cancer?

Is blood of a cancer patient contagious? Can that blood give someone else cancer?

Sort of: Some blood cancers, lymphomas, oral cancers are associated with the virus that causes infectious mononucleosis, ebv. It can be transmitted from person to person as well as through blood transfusion. For vast majority of the cases, cancer is not contagious. ...Read more

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Odds of recurrence in renal cancer patient?

Varies: This varies dramatically depending on the stage. Small tumors confined to the kidney may be curable in 90% or more of people, whereas lymph node involvement or involvement of tissues surrounding the kidney may be curable in only a small percentage of people. ...Read more

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As a cancer patient, how can I deal with my depression?

As a cancer patient, how can I deal with my depression?

Indiv or Grp Therapy: I work with many cancer patients in psychotherapy (individual & group) where they explore their emotions in a supportive setting & explore ways to cope w/ those feelings. Some find a renewed intention to explore & resolve issues previously avoided & turn the cancer experience into an opportunity to grow & integrate emotionally. Ask ur dr. For referral to ind or group therapy. Please get support! ...Read more

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What kind of doctor can help a recovering cancer patient?

What kind of doctor can help a recovering cancer patient?

Any: An oncologist to treat. A surgeon to fix the scar. A radiation specialist to manage late effects. A good primary care physician to keep everyone on the same page. A palliate care specialist to talk about possible outcomes sooner rather than later. A psychiatrist if emotions run wild. A rehab specialist. Any licensed physician. ...Read more

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How do you relieve persistent hiccups in a cancer patient?

How do you relieve persistent hiccups in a cancer patient?

It can be trickey: Many patients develop hiccups when receiving antiemetics given with chemotherapy. So one of the antiemetics is probaly the cause although it may be difficult to pinpoint. It may be Dexamethasone which is routinely used.
I generally use Ativan which has multiple CNS effects and may help. Occasionally I use benadryl (diphenhydramine) if ativan is already in the mix of antiemetics used. I am curious about others' view ...Read more

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I am (23) testicular cancer patient can I eligible for marriage?

Love: I'm sorry for your situation, there's a lot of hope for much testicular cancer. That said your cancer can have little to do with whether someone would marry you. Of course it decreases your chances but on other hand love is that mysterious thing that overcomes all odds. Shakespeare: let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments. Love is not love that alters when it alteration finds. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's considered a fever for a cancer patient?

Can any doc tell me what's considered a fever for a cancer patient?

Over 100.5: Typically if you are getting chemotherapy and are potentially neutropenic, anything over 100.5 needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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How long can a lung cancer patient live for?

How long can a lung cancer patient live for?

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 do you take care of a brain cancer patient?

How do you take care of a brain cancer patient?

Multimodality: Depending on the specifics of the case, primary cancers of the brain are treated with combination therapy including surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for a stage 4 liver cancer patient?

What is the life expectancy for a stage 4 liver cancer patient?

Depends on origin: Liver cancer in actuality represents a primary hepatoma of the liver. Such lesions are not staged but rather considered resectable or unresectable. Metastatic liver cancer noted as Stage IV disease has different prognostic features, depending on origin resectablility or response to intra arterial chemo via chemoembolization or isotope infusion or microwave ablation of the solitary lesion. ...Read more

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Is tracheotomy safe for a cancer patient having breathing problems?

Is tracheotomy safe for a cancer patient having breathing problems?

Some risk: It may be the only way to save the life.
No operation is without risk, benefit, options to be discussed. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a doctor prescribe morphine for a cancer patient?

Is it possible that a doctor prescribe morphine for a cancer patient?

Pain relief: Morphine is one of the treatments for pain relief, but not for cancer per se. A doctor can prescribe morphine to a patient with pain. ...Read more

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What can a pancreatic cancer patient do to have some relief of the terrible smell?

This is steatorrhea.: People with pancreatic cancer (and other diseases of the pancreas) are unable to mix enzymes normally made in the pancreas with the food in the small bowel. This prevents the food from being digested and absorbed normally, leading to malnutrition and stinky feces. A good palliative for this is to take prescribed pancreatic enzymes orally with the food. That has no side effects and much benefit. ...Read more

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Can anti oxidant n resveratrol increased the effects of chemotherapy for cancer patient?

Can anti oxidant n resveratrol increased the effects of chemotherapy for cancer patient?

Dr. Rao is correct: The fact that the principal article on resveratrol was a complete fake should tell you something. Generally, anti-oxidants have been the greatest disappointment in medicine throughout my lifetime. To my knowledge, none of the physicians I work with take any. ...Read more

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We have a 65 year old male cancer patient with the hiccups for days. How can we stop them?

Find out cause: My first advice would be to find out the cause. Hiccups can be related to any type of irritation of the diaphgram, including tumor growth or metastasis. You can also get hiccups from a pleural effusion. If you can't find the cause, then I have used low-dose Chlorpromazine at a dose of 25 mg by mouth 3-4 times per day to be effective. This medication can have other serious side effects. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


Bile (Definition)

Dark green to yellowish brown fluid, produced by the liver for digestion of fats ...Read more