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What is the treatment for ureteral cancer?

What is the treatment for ureteral cancer?

The ureters are the: Tubes draining urine from the kidneys to the bladder. Ureteral obstruction causes the pelvis of the kidney to swell and bleeding, gross or microscopic, into the urine. Ct's with contrast; cystoscopy with retrograde contrast injection define local extent and anatomy. Urinary cytology sometimes prove cancer, but treatment usually involves removal of ureter and kidney. ...Read more

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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What are the tests for ureteral cancer?

What are the tests for ureteral cancer?

The ureters are the: Tubes draining urine from the kidneys to the bladder. Ureteral obstruction causes the pelvis of the kidney to swell and bleeding, gross or microscopic, into the urine. Ct's with contrast; cystoscopy with retrograde contrast injection define local extent and anatomy. Urinary cytology sometimes prove cancer, but treatment usually involves removal of ureter and kidney. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ureteral cancer?

What are the symptoms of ureteral cancer?

Initially none: Initial stages no symptoms, microscopic hematuria (blood in urine ) and presences of cancer cells are accidentally seen in routine urine microscopic examination as the ureter gets obstructed flan pain, may gross hematuria and presences of cancer cells. ...Read more

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Why doesn't cancer treatment end after remission is achieved?

Why doesn't cancer treatment end after remission is achieved?

Which cancer?: Adjuvant (post surgery) treatment does have an end. Some metastatic treatments usually end at a maximum number of cycles of therapy (eg lung cancer - 6). Some treatments are continued in the advanced/metastatic setting until progressive disease or toxicity because they have been proven to (or thought to) improve survival. ...Read more

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How can I enjoy sex after cancer treatment if I can't have penetrative intercourse?

How can I enjoy sex after cancer treatment if I can't have penetrative intercourse?

Incomplete info: From the information provided, it is not feasible to know why you cannot have penetrative intercourse. Sexual satisfaction may be possible even if penetration is not practical. To provide a more meaningful suggestion, one would need to address specific issues through physical examination and discussion. Please raise the issue with your doctor. ...Read more

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What cancers don't use chemotherapy for treatment?

What cancers don't use chemotherapy for treatment?

Chronic My. leukemia: We have oral drugs call ED tyrosine kinase inhibitors (tki) for treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia(cml ). ...Read more

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I have prostate cancer (no methastesis). I won't have any treatment. How long can I have before it gets really worrying?

I have prostate cancer (no methastesis). I won't have any treatment. How long can I have before it gets really worrying?

Depends: It depends on the volume of cancer, the gleason score, and lymphatic or perineural invasion. On average, the most common prostate cancer will take 7-10 years before any significant metastatic disease develops. ...Read more

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With cancer is it possible to get bone cancer and what happens if u don't get treatment what happens syptom wise thank you?

With cancer is it possible to get bone cancer and what happens if u don't get treatment what happens syptom wise thank you?

Yes. Bone pain.: Many cancers have a tendency to spread to nonesuch as breast and prostate. These are not bone cancers it cancers from other places that spread to bone through the blood. If not treated, bone pain and even fractures occur. ...Read more

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Why to do chemotherapy if cancer cells can still be left behind for reccrrence after the treatment? Doesn;t chemo kill all the cells?

Why to do chemotherapy if cancer cells can still be left behind for reccrrence after the treatment? Doesn;t chemo kill all the cells?

Cure is our goal...: Some people can be completely cured of their cancer using chemotherapy, while others eventually relapse and their cancer comes back. Our goal with chemotherapy is to rid the body of all cancer cells, but sometimes this doesn't work. We are not that good at predicting upfront who will be cured and who will relapse, so that is why we try and see what happens. This is an area of intense research. ...Read more

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My father was diagnosed stage4 cancer of the unknown primary 6 weeks ago. We still haven't started treatment because we've been gathering information and doing additional testing. Can delaying treatment harmful?

My father was diagnosed stage4 cancer of the unknown primary 6 weeks ago. We still haven't started treatment because we've been gathering information and doing additional testing. Can delaying treatment harmful?

For effective medica: In order to use most effective chemotherapeutic agent have to know the primary site of origin and type of cell .Few days of delay will not harm and best therapy can be planed. ...Read more

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What is TACP cancer treatment ?

What is TACP cancer treatment ?

Directly into tumor: TACO ( Trans Arterial Chemo Perfusion ) Chemotherapy will have bad effects on normal tissue in order to minimize and to give more effective concentration of drugs , injected directly into blood vessel that supplies the tumor . some times done in advanced pancreatic tumors, liver etc. It needs a procedure catheters are placed into the artery near the tumor and removed when completed ...Read more

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Can there be any treatment for cancer?

Can there be any treatment for cancer?

Many: Cancer is actually many different diseases, depending on the cell type of origin. Some can be cured by surgery or radiation. Some can be slowed down to drugs. ...Read more

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We have evolved in the treatment to stop cancer?

We have evolved in the treatment to stop cancer?

Please clarify: If you mean, have we evolved in the treatment of cancer - the answer is yes but we have still have a ways to go. http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/17/health/brawley-annual-cancer-report. ...Read more

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Is mangosteen useful for the treatment of cancer?

Is mangosteen useful for the treatment of cancer?

Doubtful value: It is one of those folklore medicines/supplements which raises some hope in the minds of those who believe in it. There is no good science to support its usefulness in Cancer treatment, yet. ...Read more

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Should I follow an experimental treatment for cancer?

Is it a new: Drug/product that toxicity is not known (ph i), a new drug looking for its effectiveness (ph ii) is a specific disease? These are really a matter of your altruism and unwillingness to accept that std therapy is over. Phase iii compares effectives to see which is better --no lose. Ask what's in it 4 u. ...Read more

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Why is it that the same cancer treatment doesn't work for everyone?

Why is it that the same cancer treatment doesn't work for everyone?

Genetically differen: Cancer is a disease caused by bad genes but everyone's genes are different. So there are no two individuals whose cancers are entirely alike even with the same/similar diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of rectum cancer?

Surgery: Perhaps first endoscopic u/s, and depending on distance from anal verge chemo/rt before or after. ...Read more

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Lance armstrong cancer, what treatment cured him?

Lance armstrong cancer, what treatment cured him?

Testicular Cancer: Stage 4 non-seminoma testicular cancer is aggressively treated with surgery and chemotherapy. Sometimes radiation as well. The combination of initial surgery and chemotherapy is what cured lance. ...Read more

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How could methylating agents be used in general in treatment of cancer?

How could methylating agents be used in general in treatment of cancer?

Possible demethyl: A consideration into alternate causes of cancer is that they may also be an epigenetic disease. The main modification in such tumors would be DNA methylation which turns a gene product off. Patterns of aberrant DNA methylation are now recognized to be common in many human tumors. One major findings is inactivation of tumor-suppressor genes by CpG-island hypermethylation of the CpG islands ...Read more

Dr. Robert Mordkin
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Ureteral Cancer (Definition)

Ureteral cancer = malignancy of tubes that propel urine from ...Read more