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Are there ever radiation oncology clinical trials for lung cancer?

Are there ever radiation oncology clinical trials for lung cancer?

You bet!: Our tax dollars support the rtog which is a goup devoted to studying radiotherapy questions. Other us "cooperative groups" also have components and sometimes specific radiotherapy questions. Punch in 1800-4cancer on the phone to see what's out there. They may even have a website now for the general public! ...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


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Pancriatic cancer survival rate?

Pancriatic cancer  survival rate?

Generally low.: Survival rates for this cancer type are generally low. In about 10% of cases, surgical resection is curative (usually a whipple procedure). However, after this tumor reaches a point where signs like jaundice occur, it is fatal in 100% cases because it has already spread. ...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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Bone cancer prognosis and remission rate?

Bone cancer prognosis and remission rate?

It depends: There are several cancers that are called bone cancer. To give you an accurate answer i would need to know the type of cancer. Did it start in the bone or is it a cancer that spread to bone? ...Read more

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Are clinical trials (research studies) available for men with testicular cancer?

Are clinical trials (research studies) available for men with testicular cancer?

Yes: Go to the nci website to see a full list of trials available across the U.S. There are many more in europe and other countries as well. ...Read more

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Stem cell transplant for ovarian cancer--will it prolong survival rate?

Stem cell transplant for ovarian cancer--will it prolong survival rate?

Yes possible: With out knowing stage and cell type of ovarian cancer , in general high dose chemotherapy with autologous ( patients own ) stem cell transplantation is promising to prolong the life, cure is not near yet, as most of the tumors are drug resistant ( or right drug is not there ) and have residual tumor in the body. ...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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Is melanoma cancer curable/reversible?

Is melanoma cancer curable/reversible?

Very curable: In its early stages. Once it has spread from the primary site to other organs, the prognosis is much worse. Early treatment is key to a good outcome. ...Read more

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Osteosarcoma mets both lungs, any statistics on survival rates?

Osteosarcoma mets both lungs, any statistics on survival rates?

Specialist help: The are many studies but each case is variable. You are not a statistic. Osteosarcoma pulmonary metastasis: prognostic factors of 88 ... www.asco.org/ascov2/meetings/abstracts?&vmview=abst... May god bless 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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Are there treatment studies (clinical trials) available for patients with liver cancer?

Are there treatment studies (clinical trials) available for patients with liver cancer?

Yes: There are always studies being run for different kind of cancers. Your best bet is to investigate cancer centers, such as susan g. Komen, etc, to see if they are running studies. ...Read more

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What are HPV penile cancer remission and survival rates?

What are HPV penile cancer remission and survival rates?

Low, high: Cancer of the penis doesn't remit on its own, but if diagnosed early, the cure rate is very high. Keep an eye on it and report any bumps or red or white lesions early to your physician. ...Read more

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Nanoknife for pancreatic cancer- effectiveness, safety etc?

Nanoknife for pancreatic cancer- effectiveness, safety etc?

Possibly: Recent studies seem promising, but still a new modality. New studies are in the works ...Read more

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Dose basal cell cancer increase my risk for melanoma?

Dose basal cell cancer increase my risk for melanoma?

A little bit: Yes, but not a great deal. The good news is that surveillance for any skin cancer is the same. Examine your own skin regularly, and keep your scheduled appointments with your doctor or dermatologist. Notify them if you see any lesions which are concerning for skin cancer. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Are there clinical trials available for stomach cancer?

Are there clinical trials available for stomach cancer?

Yes: Yes, there are. You should discuss this with your doctor - either your primary care physician or your oncologist. All trials have strict inclusion & exclusion criteria and so you need to be evaluated for the appropriateness of any clinical trial. You can also search for any trial utilizing federal dollars at clinicaltrials.Gov. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the survival statistics for breast cancer invasive ductal carcinoma?

What are the survival statistics for breast cancer invasive ductal carcinoma?

It depends on many f: Most women with localized breast cancer do very well and there is high cure rate. Overall 75%-80% of breast cancers are curable. But you need to know what stage of cancer it is? You should also know what subtype(there are 3 different types) of breast cancer it is. Further there is the matter of what type of adjuvant therapy(post surgery treatment) was used. I'am sure your oncologist can answeryr. ...Read more

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With cancer patients, is navelbine (vinorelbine) something that kills cancer cells?

With cancer patients, is navelbine (vinorelbine) something that kills cancer cells?

Also called by its: Generic name, vinorelbine, it is a mitotic spindle inhibitor, and the new "v" drug added in the 1990's. It enjoys a prominent role in nsclc lung cancer treatment in canada and some european countires (france, italy), but not used commonly in us. Now Pemetrexed dominant in most adenocarcinoma, free-for all in squamous. Data using nav in post op (anita trial) reliable. Paclitaxel dominant usa. ...Read more

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What are the remission rates for metastatic brain cancer?

What are the remission rates for metastatic brain cancer?

Other mets: Once a tumor has metastasized to the brain, the same tumor usually has spread to other organs as well. A few tumors, e.g., choriocarcinoma may still be treatable, but in general brain mets signal an incurable tumor. ...Read more

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Experts, might someone recommend nexavar (sorafenib) for a stage 4 inactive neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer patient?

Experts, might someone recommend nexavar (sorafenib) for a stage 4 inactive neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer patient?

Possibly: Stage 4 indicates that you have net at a site distant from the pancreas or regional lymph node, likely the liver. Not clear what you mean by"inactive", whether you mean it is stable or not secreting any substance. In any case, sorafenib (nexavar) is being tested in metastatic net in clinical trials (http://clinicaltrials.Gov/ct2/show/nct00131911) & (http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/23475104). ...Read more

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Dr. Travis Kidner
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Melanoma (Definition)

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