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35y stage i rectal cancer cured via lar w/ tme & wide margin, post-op biopsy clear of cancer in all 17 lumph nodes. Advice on follow-up & gene tests?

35y stage i rectal cancer cured via lar w/ tme & wide margin, post-op biopsy clear of cancer in all 17 lumph nodes. Advice on follow-up & gene tests?

Regular Surveillance: Regular surveillance with physical exam, rectal exam and cea levels on a yearly basis will help detecting future recurrence or new cancers. Colonoscopy is recommended when any of the above are positive. Hope this will help. ...Read more

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Chemotherapy (Definition)

The term chemotherapy typically is used to describe using chemicals to treat ...Read more


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Bonsoir, je veux savoir combien de pourcentage de goudron y a t il dans les poumons après de dix-ans DES cigarettes ? Merciiiiiiiii

Bonsoir, je veux savoir combien de pourcentage de goudron  y a t il  dans les poumons après de dix-ans DES cigarettes  ?
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Combien?: Dix ANS ...Mais combien des cigarettes-un paquet par jour? Avec vingt cigarettes par jour tu accumuleras 200 grams de goudron dans les poumons chaque an. ...Read more

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40 yrs, stage 4 colon cancer spread to supra clavicular & para aortic nodes. Healthy & feel great, take xeloda (capecitabine). Dr says prog 1 - 2 yrs. Do I have hope?

40 yrs, stage 4 colon cancer spread to supra clavicular & para aortic nodes. Healthy & feel great, take xeloda (capecitabine). Dr says prog 1 - 2 yrs. Do I have hope?

AlwaysAlwaysAlways!!: I have talked with a few "heroes" who went through some extreme situations.They overcame fear by sheer determination.It was always there,but they dealt with it by focusing on the next necessary thing-and the next and the next...I was speaking with THEM because they took care of business.I imagine those who did not return kept that going to just before the bitter end, when they then relaxed fully ...Read more

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Psych? Colon cancer 1/09 stage III surg. & chemo. Tiny liver met 2/12 stage iva liver resection. Horrible anxiety & h a. Pet scan in 2 wks. prescription .5mg clonezapam 2x's day. Fear ca's return. How to cope?

Psych? Colon cancer 1/09 stage III surg. & chemo. Tiny liver met 2/12 stage iva liver resection. Horrible anxiety & h a. Pet scan in 2 wks. prescription .5mg clonezapam 2x's day. Fear ca's return. How to cope?

Colon cancer: Confronting ones own mortality and living with a cancer that can and often recurs causes tremendous anxiety and depression. You are not alone. Unfortunately, many wonderful, talented, and smart people are confronting the same fate. Look into support groups and treatment with a psychiatrist to help you cope with this detour in life. ...Read more

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43, single masect & chemo(completed) my surgery discovered Lymph/muscle positive IDC- Dr wants to do Radical Masectomy aren't these rare? I'm scared!

43, single masect & chemo(completed)  my surgery discovered Lymph/muscle positive IDC- Dr wants to do Radical Masectomy aren't these rare? I'm scared!

They are rare: more recently, mainly because invasion of muscle is a rare occurrence because of earlier stage at which breast cancers are diagnosed. If you are unsure about your surgeon's recommendation, you should get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Wife complete debulking for stge 4 ovarian cancer. No l-nodes involved. All cancer removed. Ca125 44 at diagnosis. Ca125 is 3 after 6 rds of chemo. What questions should I ask onc re: prognosis?

Wife complete debulking for stge 4 ovarian cancer.  No l-nodes involved.
All cancer removed. Ca125  44 at diagnosis. Ca125 is 3 after 6 rds of chemo.  What questions should I ask onc re: prognosis?

High Risk: It sounds like she has had a good respons but she is high risk. You need to continue to have her monitored no matter what the numbers show. Her risk of recurrence is high just based on the staging. Her oncologist is the expert in this field. Support gourps may help as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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Age 76, stg IV ovarian cancer, debulking surgery, 3 chemos. Ca 125 normal. Is lymphnode dissection advisable? Comment on quality vs quantity of life?

Age 76, stg IV ovarian cancer, debulking surgery, 3 chemos. Ca 125 normal. Is lymphnode dissection advisable? Comment on quality vs quantity of life?

Quality of life: In end stage cancer quality of life is essential but patient 's decision is equally important. 76 yr old could be very healthy 76 , in stage IV some do respond well to chemo, will have quality & comfortable , remaining part of life , so choice should be left to the person. Also to follow the advice of doctors , if unsure to take a second opinion , treating md will be glad to refer. ...Read more

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Phone number for dr. Joel l. Adams?

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Search internet: Physicians really can't hide from the public. Most state boards of medicine make our information available (online) to the general public. Many online sites collect information on us & republish for you to compare & access. This site (as do most) also gives you access to our practice information including both address & phone. ...Read more

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How effective r chemotherapy uft pills in metastic colon cancer?

Some response: meds like Xeloda have some tempoary benefit suppressing DNA function as an oral 5FU (fluorouracil). Long term responses are not seen requiring combination therapy to give an optimjum response. Eventually if cancer does show a good response, malignant stem cells will repopulate the site of the original metastasis. ...Read more

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Colon cancer 3yrs ago. Surgery, 2spots was in liver..Chemo for 2yrs.Now z tumor is 15 cm& 7.5 wiz spots in lungs!fatigue &dysfunction liver. What help?

Colon cancer 3yrs ago. Surgery, 2spots was in liver..Chemo for 2yrs.Now z tumor is 15 cm& 7.5 wiz spots in lungs!fatigue &dysfunction liver. What help?

NCI: It does not seem as though surgery is an option for you at this time. Body-wide treatment such as chemotherapy is going to be the preferred way to treat this. Seek care at a national cancer institute designated comprehensive cancer center. This will give you the best access to available clinical trials. Another option is to go to the website www.Cancer.Gov and click in the clinical trial link! ...Read more

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Is dr. Larry wilson's protocol a successful program?

Is dr. Larry wilson's protocol a successful program?

Uncertain: I disagree with some aspects of recommended treatments such as coffee enemas for detoxification purposes. I find no convincing studies proving benefit. In general, a working liver and healthy kidneys take care of detoxification quite admirably. Talking with people who have undergone treatment and discussing with various physicians and perhaps getting a second opinion would be worthwhile. ...Read more

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How does dr. Vinvay patel. G.I. Doctor. Rate in el paso. Tx?

See details: There are many sites on-line that have doctor ratings but these are usually done by patients. Ask your primary care doctor or google the doctor's name. ...Read more

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Best institution for experimental protocol to add to nexavar (sorafenib) for metastatic HCC - 34 yo Asian male, s/p omental resection?

Best institution for experimental protocol to add to nexavar (sorafenib) for metastatic HCC - 34 yo Asian male, s/p omental resection?

Many: The top Cancer Centers are located in Houston(MD Anderson) and New York(Sloan Kettering Center. Tell us which state you live in, we might be able to help you find someone closer to your home ...Read more

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My friend diagnosed stage 4 inoperablel lung cancer.6 rounds of chemo shrunk tumor but tumors in adrenals grew.She was diagnosed in march.Prognosis?

My friend diagnosed stage 4 inoperablel lung cancer.6 rounds of chemo shrunk tumor but tumors in adrenals grew.She was diagnosed in march.Prognosis?

Cosider localtherapy: I think the lung cancer can metastasize to the adrenal gland either by the lymphatic or the hematogenous route. In case of metastasis by the lymphatic route, it can be a solitary metastasis, and the prognosis can be relatively better. If the patient is young and in good performance status, aggressive treatment(stereotactic radiotherapy or even removal) can be considered in very selected case. ...Read more

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Stage 4 gullet cancer. Mets to liver , lungs. I have 6 courses of eox chemo treatments What is my realistic prognosis truely please?

Stage 4 gullet cancer. Mets to liver , lungs. I have 6 courses of eox chemo  treatments  What is my realistic prognosis truely please?

See below. Also ask: Your oncologist is the person you should ask this question. In fact it was something to have brought up as you began and went through your chemotherapy. Since you do not seem to have had a satisfactory answer, i can shed some light although at the risk of upsetting someone or the other. Stage 4 cancers can be treated, sometimes very successfully yet they carry a heavy risk of coming back again. ...Read more

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Metastic colon cancer . Ct scan showed disease stable after 3 chemo rounds . Largest liver met 8 cm. bilirubin was 12,19,12,33,51,now 74. What can this be ?

Metastic colon cancer . Ct scan showed disease stable after 3 chemo rounds . Largest liver met 8 cm. bilirubin was 12,19,12,33,51,now 74. What can this be ?

Hyperbili: If jaundiced, intrahepatic (liver caused) levels of bilirubin are likely here. One cause is hepatitis, possibly from chemo, or from the met. In some cases, high bilirubin in adults may be caused by blockages in the bile ducts, depending on where the met is. Symptoms include digestive distress and pain in the abdomen, hard to distinguish from chemo caused side effects. Talk to your cancer doctor. ...Read more

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