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New cancer paradigm: Molecular oncology is looking at the cancer and cancer patients on a molecular level by looking at the gene expression profiling, next generation genome sequencing and molecular alterations rather than the old school method of looking at type of cancer under the microscope by the size, locations and other pathological characteristics ...Read more
Oncology Nursing Soc: There are few organizations such as oncology nursing society which can give detailed instructions. It does involve additional coursework, testing and certification. ...Read more
GYN oncology: These are the doctors who have trained in ob/gyn and then they have gone on and done additional training just to learn how to take care of women's gynecological cancers... Like cervical, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar cancers. ...Read more
Expensive: Usually these drugs are very expensive in thousands of dollars. Cost varies according to drug. ...Read more
Assist staff: Take patient vital signs. Help patients walk around. Deliver trays and be a good help. ...Read more
See Below: For any type of cancer or pre-cancer of the vulva, vagina, cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes or ovaries. We also see complex gynecologic cases that are too difficult to manage by a gynecologist such as large fibroids, endometriosis, ovarian masses, etc. If not sure, ask your gynecologist for a referral. ...Read more
Review blood: Sometimes I am asked by other physicians to review a blood smear. Others ask me to look at a report. That is probably the main reason. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more
Usually: All oncologists follow proven guidelines (usually nccn or asco), so the treatment for any cancer should be pretty much the same in portland, oregon or portland, maine. Some centers may have experimental protocols available, but one must remember they haven't been proven to be better or as good, or they would be the nccn standard. ...Read more
Both: Oncology is the study of diseases both benign and malignant tumors. ONKOS means tumor. ...Read more
Wanted to know where can I find out what quatlity of nuero oncology service is supplied at a given hospital?
Ask your primary car: Your primary care physician can tell you more about where to go for seeking special consultations. Much of it is based on national reputation. But many cancer centers run neuro-oncology programs. That is where you will find more specialists. So head to a major cancer center like md anderson or sloan kettering, mayo clinic, johns hopkins or, you can go to ucla or ucsf medical centers in california. ...Read more
Oncology: Can it be true that a third of the general population will receive a cancer diagnosis sometime during their lives? Can it be that common?
Oncology: RN could not access the infusion port in 20 minutes. I called for 2nd RN. Port accessed. Should I give first RN a second chance? Would you?
Yes: This is not uncommon and as the first RN may have been unable the first time around at least a second chance is warranted unless it causes undue pain during the process. ...Read more
Whipple/Oncology: What is the likelihood of a persons demise during or directly after a Whipple IRE intensive operation for pc? Are there any numbers?
Unusual: Experience is the most important part of the procedure. Knowing how to find the SMV helps and creating the tunnel under the pancreatic neck is important so that it extends to where the gastroduodenal artery is ligated at the hepatic artery. Because of many anastomosis, drains should be used I employ a T-tube in the CD anastomosis. If all is performed properly, very low mortality.less than 1% ...Read more
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Radiotherapy: They are part of a multidisciplinary cancer treatment team that are experts in the indications, effects, and complications of radiation treatment. They develop planning and timing of treatments. And follow patietns clinically for effect and complications. They also can effectively palliate symptoms in patients with incurable malignancy. ...Read more
Team member: They are a scientist with a specialty in radiation physics who work with the radiation oncologist to plan the various radiation fields and doses required for treatment. This aids in reducing exposure of normal tissues to radiation and maximizes the dose to cancer tissues. They are an integral part of the health care team. It is a highly sought after position. ...Read more
Gyn vs gyn oncology: A gynecologist takes care of all ladys and health issues related to say "female issues": annual pelvic exams, pap smears, helping with birth control, treating stds, and helping lady's make it through menopause. Gyn oncologist treats ladys who have developed cancer of the cervix, uterus, vagina, vulva etc. ...Read more