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Can you please recommend some effective questions about cancer that I should ask a doctor?

Can you please recommend some effective questions about cancer that I should ask a doctor?

Questions to ask: What stage is my cancer? What is the prognosis of this stage? What are the different treatment options? Will i need multiple kinds of cancer treatment? What are the side effects? Is this treatment standard or experimental? ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more


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Can u give me some interview questions to ask a doctor about breast cancer treatments?

Can u give me some interview questions to ask a doctor about breast cancer treatments?

Yes: 1. Ask if you need mastectomy vs lumpectomy. .2. Ask about medications needed for 5 yrs vs 10 yrs. 3. Benefits of radiation over medical management, . ...Read more

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Hi my mane is Mario reyes and I have a question my father get nake cancer like 4 years ago but after doctors move the tumor he have pain all his body?

Hi my mane is Mario reyes and I have a question my father get  nake cancer like 4 years ago but after doctors move the tumor he have pain all his body?

Neck?: Mario, I am not sure what you mean by "nake cancer" but if he has problems like the ones you describe, perhaps his oncologist or at least his family doctor should evaluate him. Hopefully it is not a serious problem. Best to you. ...Read more

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My mum has just been diagnosed with lung cancer, at this stage that is all I know. She is 78 and smoked most of her life-heavily, but denys it to everyone,doctors included. My question is, if she stopped now, would that prolong her life? or is the damage

My mum has just been diagnosed with lung cancer, at this stage that is all I know. She is 78 and smoked most of her life-heavily, but denys it to everyone,doctors included. My question is, if she stopped now, would that prolong her life? or is the damage

Below: I was sorry to hear of your mothers DX. I'm sure you have encouraged her to stop smoking many times Stopping smoking now will not change the lung cancer. But it will benefit for cardiovascular events, also will help with respiratory complications Also would lower the exposure to secondary smoke to others. Condolences and best wishes ...Read more

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Hi my question if u go for a lung xray can the doctor detec lung cancer easely?

Hi my question if u go for a lung xray can the doctor detec lung cancer easely?

YES & NO: A chest xray can detect a large lung cancer easily but smaller ones can be missed (especially in the top of lung). Chest ct is much more sensitive. ...Read more

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How must a breast cancer doctor respond appropriately to my husband's questions?

How must a breast cancer doctor respond appropriately to my husband's questions?

Care & compassion: You breast cancer doctors and nurses should take the time to answer you and your family's questions. If you are being rushed to make decisions and do not feel you are getting the answers you deserve, then get a 2nd opinion. If your provider is offended by you seeking another opinion, then you should change providers. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills cause cancer? My doctor says they are fine! my question is can they cause breast cancer or other cancers?

Can birth control pills cause cancer? My doctor says they are fine! my question is can they cause breast cancer or other cancers?

Not significant: Some studies suggest that use of birth control pills appears to slightly increase the risk of breast cancer, especially among younger women. However, the risk level goes back to normal 10 years or more after discontinuing oral contraceptive use. Women who use oral contraceptives have reduced risks of ovarian and endometrial cancer. ...Read more

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If you have oral cancer will it show up on both sides of mouth at same time? sorry for all the seperate questions but cant get into doc for2 more wks

If you have oral cancer will it show up on both sides of mouth at same time?  sorry for all the seperate questions but cant get into doc for2 more wks

Yes, it is possible: Cancer can strike any part of the mouth, including the lips and tongue. If the cancer is not detected early, tumors can grow deep into local tissues and spread to lymph glands in the neck. The risk for oral cancer increases with age and alcohol and tobacco use. Only biopsy can support the diagnosis. Take care. ...Read more

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Back to my original question, I'm very scared about nose breathing and swallowing issues,worried I have cancer, I have no money to see doc.What to do?

Back to my original question, I'm very scared about nose breathing and swallowing issues,worried I have cancer, I have no money to see doc.What to do?

Doubt cancer: These symptoms are not typical for cancer in the back of the nose, throat, etc, and such cancers are extremely rare at your age. But if you remain worried, you'll have to see a doctor. Look for a community clinic -- there probably are some in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Such a clinic also may be able to help find health insurance, e.g. through the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) -- even in Texas! ...Read more