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Please describe treatment options for metastatic melanoma?

Please describe treatment options for metastatic melanoma?

SOC vs. trial: I agree with dr. Ho about standard of care (soc) options vs. Clinical trial. One online way to evaluate clinical trials based on tumor biomarkers in melanoma is here: http://www.Collabrx.Com/melanoma. ...Read more

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Dr. Travis Kidner
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Melanoma (Definition)

Cancer of the melanocyte cells. Melanocyte cells determine the color of your skin. Although these cells are primarily found in your skin, they can also be found in the bowel ...Read more


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Treatment for hepatoblastoma?

Treatment for hepatoblastoma?

Surgery: Hepatoblastoma is the most common liver cancer in children. Treatment requires a biopsy to make a diagnosis. Oftentimes the tumor is resectable, if not then chemotherapy and subsequent second look surgery if tumor responds. ...Read more

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What is treatment for a subungual melanoma?

What is treatment for a subungual melanoma?

Surgical removal: Treatment of melanoma generally involves surgical removal of the lesion, examination of the regional lymph nodes to assess for spread. For more info see this site. http://www.dermnetnz.org/hair-nails-sweat/melanoma-nailunit.html. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for malignant melanoma cancer?

What are the treatment options for malignant melanoma cancer?

Many: The treatment for melanoma involves removing the primary site with a margin depending on the depth of the melanoma. In addition for high risk lesion a sentinel lymph node biopsy is performed. If these lymph node contains melanoma the remainder of the lymph nodes are removed from that basin. Treatment for distant disease can involve surgery, chemotherapy and or immunotherapy. ...Read more

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What is the appropriate treatment for relapsed ovarian carcinoma?

What is the appropriate treatment for relapsed ovarian carcinoma?

Chemotherapy: Depends on what you received in the past and how long ago you received it. Also depends on any underlying other medical problems. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for non-hodgkins lymphoma cancer?

What is the treatment for non-hodgkins lymphoma cancer?

Combination chemotx.: This is a very aggressive disease that almost always results in death within one year if not treated. However, if treated, many can be cured. The treatment is usually combination chemo.: 4 cycles of chop (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, prednisone), followed by radiation therapy. If cure is not attained, high dose chemo. And autologous hematopoetic stem cell transplant can be done. ...Read more

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Treatment for retroperitoneal scarcomas?

Treatment for retroperitoneal scarcomas?

Consult doctor: You need to consult a good oncologist for the answer to that question. ...Read more

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Whats treatment for small early hepatocellular carcinoma?

Whats treatment for small early hepatocellular carcinoma?

Hcc: Liver transplant will take out the tumor and also replace the liver that is at risk for getting new hcc. If the patient is not a candidate for transplant then resection of the tumor would be the best treatment for small hcc. If that is not possible ablation would give the best durable therapy for locoregional treatment of a small hcc. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for merkel cell cancer?

What is the treatment for merkel cell cancer?

Surgery: The treatment for merkel cell skin cancer is usually surgery, most often a wide excision along with sentinel node biopsy. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for metastatic neuroendocrine carcinoma?

What is the best treatment for metastatic neuroendocrine carcinoma?

Tricky to answer: Metastatic neuroendocrine carcinoma is a heterogeneous group of tumors with variable aggressiveness. Depending on the primary site, different treatment options exist, including liver directed treatments to liver involvement or systemic chemotherapy if the primary is pancreatic. The prognosis is based on location, pattern of spread, and grade. ...Read more

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Is surgery ever appropriate for metastatic cancer?

Is surgery ever appropriate for metastatic cancer?

Yes: Yes. In general surgery is not useful for metastatic (spread) cancer. However in oligo (few) metastatic cancer -- especially for breast, colon, melanoma cancers patients may be rendered stage 4 ned (no evidence of disease). This may improve local control and symptoms, survival, and in a few cases even lead to cure. Removing the primary tumor (kidney) in renal cell carcinoma is helpful in met rcc. ...Read more

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What is radiation therapy treatment for colon cancer?

What is radiation therapy treatment for colon cancer?

Energy beams: For certain types of colorectal cancer, energy beams are focused in the cancerous area. These beams are designed to kill cancer cells and decrease the chance of the tumor growing back. Depending on the situation, radiation can be used either before an operation or after an operation. ...Read more

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What is the treatment post-surgery for cystosarcoma phylloides?

What is the treatment post-surgery for cystosarcoma phylloides?

Depends: This depends on a variety of factors: was it benign, intermediate or malignant? Are there adequate margins? I highly recommend you speak to your surgeon, hopefully you have a breast specialst surgeon. You should also keep a copy of the pathology report for your personal records. ...Read more

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What is the treatment post-surgery for cystosarcoma phylloides?

What is the treatment post-surgery for cystosarcoma phylloides?

Phyllodes Tumor: Cystosarcoma phyllodes may be benign or malignant. A complete removed Benign phyllodes requires no addition treatment, just ongoing monitoring for recurrence. A completely removed Malignant phyllodes tumor may still require radiation to further reduce the risk of recurrence. Chemotherapy might be needed if there is evidence of spread (metastasis) to other parts of the body. ...Read more

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Wat is the better treatment for ewing sarcoma cancer?

Combo chemo/surgery.: Systemic chemotherapy with doxorubicin, ifosfamide, etoposide, and vincristine is effective and done before limb saving surgery. Peripheral primary lesions (below the elbow and mid-calf) can have a 5 year survival of 80%. Even metatstatic disease has a 25-40% cure rate with high dose therapy and stem cell transplant. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for transformed lymphoma?

What is the treatment for transformed lymphoma?

Chemotherapy: You are referring to richter transformation. Typically treated with chemotherapy used for aggressive lymphoma. Depends on several factors, age, comorbidities, extent of disease. Sometimes radio pharmaceuticals are used as well, such as zevalin or bexxar (tositumomab). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Best treatment plan for small cell cancer?

Best treatment plan for small cell cancer?

Limited to chest-LD: Or with disease outside-ed? Cornerstone for all treatment is chemotherapy with a platin and Etoposide chemotherapy, and in ld chest xrt, as early as possible. In ld & ed, all responders get brain radiotherapy to prevent brain metastasis. Ed pts sometimes get chest rt then too. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for malignant cutaneous adnexal tumori?

What's the treatment for malignant cutaneous adnexal tumori?

Excision: Excision of the skin tumor by a surgeon with wide negative margins is the treatment for most malignant adnexal tumors. Many have propensity for local recurrence (regrow in the same place) with more extensive tissue damage, so it is best to remove them entirely early on in the course of the disease. ...Read more

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Treatment for angiokeratoma?

Treatment for angiokeratoma?

Angiokeratomas: Angiokeratomas are small bumps on the skin, about 2-4 mm in diameter, that appear like watery, blood-filled blisters (vesicles). These are a form of benign overgrowth of capillary blood vessels in the superficial skin. The most effective way to treat them if you want to get rid of them is by freezing (cryotherapy). ...Read more

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What is the treatment for benign cancer?

What is the treatment for benign cancer?

Usually excision..: There are usually treated simply by surgical excision. For example, benign polyps found on colonoscopy are simply resected off/snipped off. Simple warts are frozen with cryotherapy, like liquid nitrogen and taken off. ...Read more