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Head Coverings For Cancer Patients
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
How much time does a cancerous patient have after cancer reaches head of a person? Are there any predictions about that?
Many: Patient centered websites- head neck cancer alliance (headandneck.Org) or sponc (spohnc.Org) can give info on local support groups, treatments & trials. Rehab options include reconstruction (speech devices, plastic surgery); medications for dry mouth, appetite stimulation, chronic pain; exercises for swallowing & lymphedema; nutrition and psychosocial services are available at doctors offfices. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Absolutely: Numerous trialsare available including early (phase 1 or 2) and late trials (phase 3). These trials evaluate newer drugs and newer radiation approahces typically. For trials info and sites the most uptodate site is the national cancer institute (www. Cancer.Gov). Talk to your oncologist and look up the websites of your local hospitals for trials in your area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the average life expectancy or duration life for a head and neck cancer patient who has been treated with radiation?
City of Hope: Call City of Hope and they tell you. ...Read more
No, not all: It depends on which drugs are being used by the patient. Some chemotherapy drugs cause complete hair loss, others cause partial loss and some drugs do not cause any hair loss. Many of the more modern drugs have minimal if any hair loss properties. These are the so called targeted agents...Not quite like chemotherapy they have a differnt spectrum of side effeects than those from chemo drugs .. ...Read more
Immaterial: Brand does not matter. Any mask will do the samejob. ...Read more
Which type of face mask is best suited for nhl cancer patients? For eg. "curad biomask antiviral isolation mask"
This is fine: But it may be more costly than the ordinary masks. Curad mask is specifically meant to keep the flu virus away. Since influenza season is now almost over, you do not need to spend much money as your risk would be more from bacteria. But do not get too hung upon masks, they are not routinely advised to be used on patients receiving chemotherapy as nearly all infections arise from your own germs! ...Read more
Do cancer patients lose their hair from the chemo or the actual cancer? Also is it just women that lose their hair or men too?
Florida has a high amount of people with skin cancer. Does this mean some of these cancer patients will need chemotherapy?
Metastatic melanoma: Squamous and basal cell skin cancers are almost always cured by excision. These make up the large majority of Florida skin cancers .There are malignant melanomas that went unnoticed for too long and have spread / metastasized often benefit from chemotherapy, especially a remarkable new agent. ...Read more
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