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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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Doctor's. Like to know with ovarian cancer stage 3. If doctor tells you after treatment you are good will they give you chemotherapy for precaution ?

Doctor's.  Like to know with ovarian cancer stage 3. If doctor tells you after treatment you are good will they give you chemotherapy for precaution ?

Surgery/chemotherapy: The standard of care for stage 3 ovarian cancer is both surgery and chemotherapy. Surgery is often performed first to debulk the cancer. Since it is difficult to remove all cancer by surgery alone, patients often undergo chemotherapy after surgery. ...Read more

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How can a patient still have cancer after lumpectomy? Cant find good surgeon (even if rich celebrities)? Not fair to need mastectomy vs radiation, etc

How can a patient still have cancer after lumpectomy? Cant find good surgeon (even if rich celebrities)? Not fair to need mastectomy vs radiation, etc

Breast neighborhood: It's not the surgeon, it's the bad breast neighborhood that allows cancer to return. Cancer cells can sneak away from the tumor before surgery, which is why radiation therapy is necessary after any lumpectomy. Even with radiation, there is a higher chance of cancer returning after a lumpectomy compared to mastectomy. You're right, it's not fair. We need better treatments for breast cancer. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are risk factors for colon cancer?

Need expert help here. What are risk factors for colon cancer?

See below: There are number of factors including heredity, smoking, diet, alcohol, colon inflammation. See this site for detailed information. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/colon-cancer/ds00035/dsection=risk-factors. ...Read more

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Can it be possible for you to get gynecologic cancer at 16 years of age?

Can it be possible for you to get gynecologic cancer at 16 years of age?

Possible but rare: It is very unlikely for a 16 year old to develop gynecologic cancer. See this site for information on this topic. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/magazine/issues/spring07/articles/spring07pg13.html. ...Read more

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How can you go about asking the doctor to look for stomach cancer ?

Ask: If you are concerned, ask. An egd is a simple procedure (the japanese screen for gastric cancer with egd), and if you have any upper GI symptoms and are concerned an egd would be in order. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the treatment order for bowel cancer?

Can you tell me about the treatment order for bowel cancer?

Stage and type: It depends on the location and stage of the cancer. For localized colon cancer-typically surgery will come first then followed by chemotherapy if indicated. For rectal ca- small cancer-surgery first then followed by radiation/chemo. Bigger lesion- chemo and radiation followed by surgery. Anal cancer-chemo/rad is the way to go.For a stage IV -chemo will be the mainstay therapy. Discuss with your md. ...Read more

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What gene do I need to get tested for the familial colon cancer?

What gene do I need to get tested for the familial colon cancer?

Need more info: Totally different genes predispose to colon cancer, including BRCA 1 and 2; Familial Adenomatous Polyposis develops so many polyps in the colon they may be too numerous to count--but this one is quite rare. The commonest is Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colon Cancer. You may be at increased risk if close family members have developed it. See http://www.hopkinscoloncancercenter.org/CMS/CMS_Page.aspx? ...Read more

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3 family males including my dad died of skin cancer. Should i ask to be tested for the cancer gene?& what preventative can I do other than sunblock?

3  family males including my dad died of skin cancer.  Should i ask to be tested for the cancer gene?& what preventative can I do other than sunblock?

Melanoma?: There are a couple of melanoma genes, but ask yourself whether you'd do anything differently based on the results. You're going to use sunscreen, keep a very close eye on your skin, have somebody special (partner, dermatologist) look at where you can't see, and doing this will probably prevent a skin cancer death. ...Read more

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Would it be feasible for them to overdose someone when giving radiation treatments for cancer?

Would it be feasible for them to overdose someone when giving radiation treatments for cancer?

Possible: But highly unlikely. Numerous safeguards and culture of safety, but miscalculations, equipment programming mistake, not running phantom checks of multi-leaf collimators before imrt plan made headlines, pick a center with a trustworthy doctor more than a glitzy ad or emphasis on technology. People keep you safe. ...Read more

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How can a doctor know for sure I don't have colon cancer?

How can a doctor know for sure I don't have colon cancer?

Colonoscopy: If reason to suspect colon cancer colonoscopy is considered best. Routine colonoscopy advocated by many M.D. Based upon age. ...Read more

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I have a skin cancer screening tomorrow with a dermatologist. What are some things i can ask the doctor about to ensure we optimize our time together?

Items to discuss: 1) make sure the doctor gets you fully undressed to look everywhere 2) discuss especially all lesions you are concerned about 3) discuss the 3 types of skin cancer 4) discuss sun protection. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women get brain cancer? If so, can they get the same treatment as a regular patient? If not, what treatment do they please i need this info as soon as possible please thank you

Can pregnant women get brain cancer? If so, can they get the same treatment as a regular patient? If not, what treatment do they please i need this info as soon as possible please thank you

Pretty common: It is unfortunately pretty common for cancers to present during pregnancy. I think that the extra growth hormones during pregnancy make the cancers show up earlier than they otherwise would have. The most common brain tumor to show up during pregnancy, though, is a meningioma - often curable with surgery alone. Often treatment can be deferred. It depends on the exact diagnosis, though. ...Read more

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Looking for nursing home for grandma :( what are qs we need to ask at all of them that we generally would not think to ask but a doctor would? Thanks

Looking for nursing home for grandma :( what are qs we need to ask at all of them that we generally would not think to ask but a doctor would? Thanks

Check out Medicare: Go to this medicare url for checklist of questions to ask prospective nursing homes http://www.Medicare.Gov/nursing/checklist.Asp. ...Read more

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What factors will a doctor consider when choosing cancer treatment for a patient?

What factors will a doctor consider when choosing cancer treatment for a patient?

Extent and Stage ...: Cancer treatments are tailored to the stage of Cancer which means the extent of Cancer, measured as size of the primary cancer and extent of its spread away from the starting site.
Localised cancer(stage-1 and stage-2) are frequently controllable with surgery(operation to remove the tumor) and radiotherapy. Systemic therapies (chemotherapy and modern targeted agents) are used for stages 3-4. ...Read more

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I'd like the medical oncologist to do a lab result for Carbohydrate Antigen 19-9 (for pancreatic cancer) but am afraid to ask him. Should I not ask?

I'd like the medical oncologist to do a lab result for Carbohydrate Antigen 19-9 (for pancreatic cancer) but am afraid to ask him. Should I not ask?

CA 19-9: Hi. Have you had pancreatic adenocarcinoma? If so, I can just about guarantee you your oncologist has ordered a CA 19-9 (or multiple values, following longitudinally with treatment). If you haven't had pancreatic adenoCA, I'm not aware of CA 19-9 being used as a screening tool. In any event, ignorance of facts is never helpful. Go ahead and ask. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more