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Doctor insights on: Head Coverings For Cancer Patients

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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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How much time does a cancerous patient have after cancer reaches head of a person? Are there any predictions about that?

How much time does a cancerous patient have after cancer reaches head of a person? Are there any predictions about that?

Depends: Depends on type of cancer. By head, do you mean brain? Not all cancer will go to the brain (in fact, most don't) some are still very treatable and even curable. ...All depends..... ...Read more

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What rehabilitation or support options are available for patients with head and neck cancers?

What rehabilitation or support options are available for patients with head and neck cancers?

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 more

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Are clinical trials (research studies) available for patients with head and neck cancers?

Are clinical trials (research studies) available for patients with head and neck cancers?

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 more

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RCC patient, stg. 4 metasises in lungs,liver and skull. Swollen feet. Now has swollen legs (up to thighs) is this from the cancer? On lasiks for 2+wks

RCC patient, stg. 4 metasises in lungs,liver and skull. Swollen feet. Now has swollen legs (up to thighs) is this from the cancer? On lasiks for 2+wks

Possible: Very possible. Swelling may occur via a few different mechanisms in this illness: 1) if normal liver tissue has been replaced by cancer then insufficient circulating proteins can be produced by the liver resulting in a decrease in oncotic or "pulling pressure" of the circulating bloodstream resulting in fluid seeping out into dependent areas of body like the legs. 2) tumor bulk could block IVC ...Read more

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Do cancer patients die of pain?

No!: We can't always cure cancer, but we can always treat pain. Cancer patients should never suffer from pain. We can block nerves that carry pain signals, use medications, and even implant spinal cord stimulators to control pain. Cancer patients die for many reasons, but not from pain. If you are suffering from cancer pain, ask your doctor for relief. And don't stop asking until you are comfortable! ...Read more

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Which things do cancer patients needs from loved ones?

Which things do cancer patients needs from loved ones?

Cancer: Love, compassion, tolerance, and most important empathic listening, being able to understand the unique experience of the person suffering without trying to fix or judge. Also helping the person live life despite cancer. Helping the person to participate in life as much as possible. ...Read more

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Is cancer.In your head a deadly disease

Is cancer.In your head a deadly disease

Maybe: There are several types of brain cancer. Some can be successfully removed and cured, and some are very aggressive and can be deadly. Removal or biopsy will be necessary to determine what further treatment may be necessary and whether it is an aggressive or curable tumor. ...Read more