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What are the tests for ileal cancer?

What are the tests for ileal cancer?

Varies: I suspect that this is a computer generated question" "what are the tests for x". If it is a real question, please ask again and put it into a specific context. ...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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What are the symptoms of ileal cancer?

What are the symptoms of ileal cancer?

Depends on type: Tumors in the ileum may cause intestinal obstruction with resultant swelling of the abdomen, vomiting. Pain etc. Many ileal cancers are lymphomas and there may be lymph node enlargement in the abdomen and elsewhere. Some neuroendocrine tumors may produce flushing and related symptoms of carcinoid syndrome. ...Read more

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I work really hard to stay in shape and eat right. Now I have a diagnosis of ileal cancer. What else can I do so that it doesn't affect my overall health?

I work really hard to stay in shape and eat right. Now I have a diagnosis of ileal cancer. What else can I do so that it doesn't affect my overall health?

Remove the cancer: It is an unusual diagnosis, but if you have cancer in the intestine it needs to be surgically removed. Depending on the type, other treatment such as chemotherapy or immunetherapy might be required. Continuing to stay healthy by working out and eating well will help you recover, but they will not substitute for actual removal of the cancer. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for ileal cancer?

Surgical resection: Again - I suspect that this is a computer generated question: what is the treatment for... I wonder if there are patients out there asking questions, or simply a bunch of docs answering computer generated questions? ...Read more

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Mom is caregiver for elders in the family. Now she has a problem. What does it mean to have ileal cancer?

Small bowel cancer: The ileum is what we call the second half of the small bowel- cancer here is rare and unfortunately aggressive. Typically treated with resection and chemotherapy depending on lymph node status and the presence of disease at distant sites (metastasis). Best treated at a cancer center with accreditation by the american college of surgery and/ or the national cancer institute. ...Read more

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What drugs are most commonly used to treat cancer?

What drugs are most commonly used to treat cancer?

Why this question?: If you have cancer that needs to be treated, go see an oncologist. There are more than 100 different drugs that we can use to treat various cancers. Too long a list to outline here! ...Read more

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What is the drug dabrafenib? Does it treat cancer?

Dabrafenib: Dabrafenib is used to treat cancer. It is " approved for use with trametinib for unresectable or metastatic melanoma with BRAF V600E or BRAF V600K mutations" See: http://www. Cancer. Gov/cancertopics/treatment/drugs/fda-dabrafenib ...Read more

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What are the latest cancer drugs? How effective are they?

What are the latest cancer drugs? How effective are they?

Many new drugs!: That's not a question I can answer. There are literally hundreds of new cancer drugs. Can you narrow it down by type of cancer? Then I might be able to help! ...Read more

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How can oriental medicine help cancer?

How can oriental medicine help cancer?

Unlikely: I am not aware of controlled trials of oriental medicine for the treatment of cancer, therefore can not answer your question. I trust you mean to ask if oriental medicine helps patients with cancer. ...Read more

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Can cancer be treated using herbal medicines?

Can cancer be treated using herbal medicines?

Not yet: Specific drugs would be required to treat different types of cancer. Results are variable but herbal treatment are unlikely to be of benefit. ...Read more

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How can oriental medicine claim to cure cancer?

TCM for cancer: What you refer as oriental medicine is traditional chinese medicine correct? Tcm has thousand years history to support its effectiveness and efficacy. A lot of "western" chemotherapy are originally found and made from natural source-i.e.Such as sea cucumber, periwinkle plant. Etc. The problem is that it is really hard to prove/explain the mechanism/ efficacy of tcm using the western standard. ...Read more

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Is there any alternative medicines to cure cancer?

Is there any alternative medicines to cure cancer?

None proven to work: There are no alternative medicines shown to cure cancer. ...Read more

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Are the drugs used for cancer chemotherapy the same?

Are the drugs used for cancer chemotherapy the same?

No: Different drugs and drug combinations are used for different cancers. ...Read more

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Could anti-cancer drugs be derived from sea-sponges?

Could anti-cancer drugs be derived from sea-sponges?

Yes: Eribulin is a drug that works by interfering with proteins that form structures known as microtubules, vital for cell division and function. It is derived from sea sponges and it's currently used for patients with breast cancer. ...Read more

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How could a drug inhibitor be useful in treating cancer?

Need more clarity: Please be more specific...which drug and what inhibitor are you asking about???? tell us what exactly is in your mind. Right now it is not clear to me! ...Read more

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Can you tell me, how are drugs used to treat cancer cells?

Can you tell me, how are drugs used to treat cancer cells?

Chemotherapy: Drugs that are used to treat cancer come in different types, but most fall under the category of chemotherapy. These drugs interfere with the cancer cells' ability to reproduce. There are other drugs called targeted therapies or immunotherapies. The treatment type is different for each cancer. ...Read more

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What is the reason for holding back cancer drugs from the public?

What is the reason for holding back cancer drugs from the public?

The FDA is charged: With assuring 1. Safety (the side effects must be known, first in culture, then in animals, then in people in phase I studies); 2. Effectiveness: phsse ii studies look at the promising schedules from phase i, and test in a panel of human specific cancers to demonstrate response rate and survival is the ultmate test over agents alreasy in hand. ...Read more

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What nonaddictive medicines may be given to help ease cancer pain?

What nonaddictive medicines may be given to help ease cancer pain?

Start simple:: Acetomenophen 1st, non-steroidal (ibuprofen and ilk), neural interactive (gabapentin, amytryptiline, analeptics. ...Read more

Ileum (Definition)

The last (furthest from the mouth) of three parts of the small intestine. It is involved primarily in absorption of various nutrients that have been digested in the stomach and earlier portions ...Read more


Dr. Sharmila Dissanaike
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Ileal Cancer (Definition)

Ileal cancer = malignancy in the last portion ...Read more