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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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I have pain near on my hips and back of it is that possible I have cervical cancer or kidney failure?

I have pain near on my hips and back of it is that possible I have cervical cancer or kidney failure?

Back pain: The only way to answer your question is to go to your doctor, describe in detail the pain you are having - what brings it on, what makes it better, exact location, does it start one place and go another, how much does it bother you, is it sharp/dull/throbbing. Ask to be thoroughly examined head to toe. Then, let your doctor decide what the problem might be and go from there. ...Read more

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What are the causes of kidney failure and brain cancer?

What are the causes of kidney failure and brain cancer?

Many causes: Kidney failure can be caused by many things--hypertension and diabetes are the most common. Drug abuse can also cause damage to the kidneys as can some prescription medications. The cause of brain cancer is not well known. ...Read more

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Can my 81 year old grandmother be able to function normally as she is on a ventilator, suffers from pericardial effusion, kidney failure and cancer?

Can my 81 year old grandmother be able to function normally as she is on a ventilator, suffers from pericardial effusion, kidney failure and cancer?

End of Life: I am very sorry to hear of your grandmother's troubles. It must be very hard for you. Miracles do happen, but it sounds like your grandmother is nearing the end of her life. These days when she is so sick may become treasured memories for you as you and your family get to be with her and to talk to her and to tell her how much she is loved. Let's let the rest be in god's hands for now. ...Read more

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Worked decades in chemical industry. Do I have a high risk of cancer or kidney failure?

Worked decades in chemical industry. Do I have a high risk of cancer or kidney failure?

It depends: Working in the dye industry/with napthylenes, Cyclophosphamide exposure is a clear risk factor for bladder cancer. If you are/were a smoker you have more risk of renal cancer, and working in the dye industry wouldn't help. Smoking increases risk for many cancers, including lung. It would be best to see your doctor, and let him know so he can tell you exactly what you are at risk for. ...Read more

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If a cancer patient starts to have kidney failure, can it be still be cured and turned around?

If a cancer patient starts to have kidney failure, can it be still be cured and turned around?

Depends : Depends greatly on the type and ultimate prognosis of the cancer, the reason for the kidney failure, the general health of the patient, and many other factors but it is possible. ...Read more

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I have had kidney failure due to cervical cancer the cancer is gone but my kidney is holding fluid what do I do?

I have had kidney failure due to cervical cancer the cancer is gone but my kidney is holding fluid what do I do?

Cervical cancer: The description you gave describes at least stage iiib cervix cancer if your kidney was blocked at diagnosis. You need to be evaluated by your gyn oncologist to determine if there is recurrence versus radiation damage causing the blockage. The treatments are very different. ...Read more

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Al in hospital can't go home cuz his sodium is too low. Could his existing cronic kidney failure &stage 3 bone cancer contribute to that condition?

Yes: The most common diagnosis in advanced cancer patients is syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone. This often results in low sodium. Kidney failure can also contribute to low sodium levels. ...Read more

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My mother has lung cancer. We were told her kidneys are shrinking. Does this mean kidney failure?

I would guess...: ...that too, but "shrinking kidneys" is not a term I would use. Some physicians try hard to explain a situation in lay terms (and with the best of intentions) but I personally think we can help patients understand while still being accurate in our explanations. Don't walk away from a doctor's visit with questions. If u don't understand what he/she said, ask for clarification. Best to you both. ...Read more

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Dr. Debashish Bose
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Pancreatic Cancer (Definition)

Cancer of the pancreas are fast growing abnormal cells. These can be adenocarcinoma that can grow quickly, difficult to diagnose at an early stage & only sometimes can be removed with surgery. Endocrine cancers tend to be slower growing & may produce hormones & are surgically removed. Cystic cancers also may have better success with surgery. All of these can be difficult ...Read more


Dr. Bernard Seif
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Pancreas (Definition)

Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more