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Treatment for hepatoblastoma?

Treatment for hepatoblastoma?

Surgery: Hepatoblastoma is the most common liver cancer in children. Treatment requires a biopsy to make a diagnosis. Oftentimes the tumor is resectable, if not then chemotherapy and subsequent second look surgery if tumor responds. ...Read more

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Dr. Shon Cook
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Astrocytoma (Definition)

Astrocytoma is a tumor that is arising from a specific cell type in the central nervous system (brain or spine) that is called astrocyte. These are the cells that support the actual nerve cells (neurons). It is a common type of nervous system tumor, which has different types, benign to malignant. Treatment is tailored according to this as well ...Read more


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Treatment options for brain abscess? Thanks!

Treatment options for brain abscess? Thanks!

Usually surgery: Most brain abscesses require surgery in addition to intravenous antibiotics for several weeks. Rarely, they can be treated with IV antibiotics alone if they are very small in size. Patients with brain abscesses need to be evaluated by a neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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What is the appropriate treatment for relapsed ovarian carcinoma?

What is the appropriate treatment for relapsed ovarian carcinoma?

Chemotherapy: Depends on what you received in the past and how long ago you received it. Also depends on any underlying other medical problems. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for glioma?

What is the treatment for glioma?

Surgery primarily: The initial treatment for a brain glioma is surgical resection. Subsequently, chemotherapy and radiation are often recommended. ...Read more

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Is chemoradiation a good treatment for colorectal cancer?

Is chemoradiation a good treatment for colorectal cancer?

Chemoradiation: It is a very good option for rectal cancer usually as primary or induction treatment followed by surgery. In colon cancer itself there are very few indications for radiation therapy but chemotherapy is widely used. ...Read more

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Treatment for retroperitoneal scarcomas?

Treatment for retroperitoneal scarcomas?

Consult doctor: You need to consult a good oncologist for the answer to that question. ...Read more

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What is the treatment post-surgery for cystosarcoma phylloides?

What is the treatment post-surgery for cystosarcoma phylloides?

Depends: This depends on a variety of factors: was it benign, intermediate or malignant? Are there adequate margins? I highly recommend you speak to your surgeon, hopefully you have a breast specialst surgeon. You should also keep a copy of the pathology report for your personal records. ...Read more

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What is the treatment post-surgery for cystosarcoma phylloides?

What is the treatment post-surgery for cystosarcoma phylloides?

Phyllodes Tumor: Cystosarcoma phyllodes may be benign or malignant. A complete removed Benign phyllodes requires no addition treatment, just ongoing monitoring for recurrence. A completely removed Malignant phyllodes tumor may still require radiation to further reduce the risk of recurrence. Chemotherapy might be needed if there is evidence of spread (metastasis) to other parts of the body. ...Read more

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Is there treatment for nueroblastoma?

Is there treatment for nueroblastoma?

Surgery chemotherapy: Neuroblastoma is one of the more common cancers of childhood. The success of therapy depends on the staging. There are many successes though with appropriate care in pediatric cancer centers. ...Read more

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Please describe treatment options for metastatic melanoma?

Please describe treatment options for metastatic melanoma?

SOC vs. trial: I agree with dr. Ho about standard of care (soc) options vs. Clinical trial. One online way to evaluate clinical trials based on tumor biomarkers in melanoma is here: http://www.Collabrx.Com/melanoma. ...Read more

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Is treatment for bipolar I different from treatment for bipolar II?

Is treatment for bipolar I different from treatment for bipolar II?

Treatment for bipolar disorder, formerly called manic depression, generally involves medications and mental health counseling (psychotherapy) — whether you have bipolar I or bipolar II: Bipolar II disorder is not a milder form of bipolar I disorder, but a separate diagnosis. While the manic episodes of bipolar I disorder can be severe and dangerous, individuals with bipolar II disorder can be depressed for longer periods, which can cause significant impairment. The types and doses of medications prescribed are based on your particular symptoms. Whether you have bipolar I or II, medications may include: Mood stabilizers. , Mood-stabilizing antipsychotics. , Antidepressants. , Antidepressant-antipsychotic. . In addition to medication for bipolar disorder, other treatment approaches include: Psychotherapy. , Substance abuse treatment. , Treatment programs. , Lifestyle issues. . You may need to try different medications or combinations of medications to determine what works best. So it's important to regularly meet with your psychiatric care provider to see how well your treatment is working. If necessary, your provider may make periodic adjustments to your medication to keep symptoms and side effects under control. ...Read more

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Is the treatment for hemamgioma successful?

Is the treatment for hemamgioma successful?

Infantile hemangioma: For growing infantile type hemangiomas in babies, the treatment of choice is oral propranolol. This is far superior in efficacy and safety to steroids or invasive surgical options. The hemangioma will always stop growing immediately and many will begin to shrink rapidly, but this medication is really only for hemangiomas in babies, generally under a year of age. ...Read more

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Is there a preventative treatment for cancer?

Is there a preventative treatment for cancer?

Many!: Many different cancers are linked to environmental toxins including tobacco, alcohol, high-fat diets, radiation exposure, poorly-preserved foods, air & water pollution, to name but a few. Obviously, some of these are easier to avoid than others. Common sense would dictate that maintaining a healthy lifestyle and seeing a primary care doctor for preventive health recommendations are your best bet. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for glioblastoma multiforme?

What is the best treatment for glioblastoma multiforme?

Multimodal treatment: The best treatment at this time for glioblastoma multiforme (gbm) is maximal safe surgical resection, followed by concurrent radiation and chemotherapy for the first 6 weeks. After that patients are usually placed on chemotherapy cycles for 6 months or until there is recurrence. At the time of recurrence additional surgery, different chemo, clinical trials or electric field therapy are options. ...Read more

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What is radiation therapy treatment for colon cancer?

What is radiation therapy treatment for colon cancer?

Energy beams: For certain types of colorectal cancer, energy beams are focused in the cancerous area. These beams are designed to kill cancer cells and decrease the chance of the tumor growing back. Depending on the situation, radiation can be used either before an operation or after an operation. ...Read more

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Glioblastoma multiforme, would chemoradation be a good treatment?

GBM: For most gbms, primary debulking surgery with craniotomy is being done by a neurosurgeon. After that upon recovery most patients undergo chemotherapy and radiation treatment together, usually using a chemo pill called temodar (temozolomide). After that temodar (temozolomide) is used as single agent therapy. Obviously some gliomas need different approach or clinical trial consideration, but this is the standard paradigm we use. ...Read more

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How effective is radiation therapy for treating glioblastoma?

How effective is radiation therapy for treating glioblastoma?

GBM and Radiation: GBM, or glioblastoma, is the highest grade brain tumor. It tends to grow rapidly. Unfortunately it is one of the CA we have trouble controlling. Even with high doses of radiation and chemotherapy the results are poor. On a good day we buy the pt time, on a bad day the tumor progresses while the pt is receiving treatment. ...Read more

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Is photodynamic therapy an effective treatment for lung cancer?

Is photodynamic therapy an effective treatment for lung cancer?

Photodynamic therapy may play a limited role in lung cancer treatment — generally complementing, rather than replacing, other forms of treatment: Photodynamic therapy may be an option for treating superficial non-small cell lung cancers that haven't spread beyond the lungs and those that are located in areas easily reached with the tools used during the treatment. Photodynamic therapy begins with the injection of a light-sensitive medication into a vein. One to three days later, the doctor shines light of a certain wavelength onto the tumor from inside the body — typically using a thin, lighted tube called a bronchoscope, which is passed through the mouth into the lungs. The light destroys the cells that have absorbed the light-sensitive medication. After photodynamic therapy, your whole body is sensitive to light. Generally you need to avoid any exposure to bright light, including the sun, for up to eight weeks after treatment. Photodynamic therapy isn't effective for cancer that has spread beyond the lung or tumors that can't be reached by the bronchoscope. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Buchsbaum
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Glioma (Definition)

A tumor or neoplasm of the glial, non nerve ...Read more