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Treatments for bladder cancer?

Treatments for bladder cancer?

Mostly surgery. : Most bladder cancers are superficial or early and urologist remove them through a cystoscope. If covers a wide area and not invaded the bladder muscle they can add local immunotherapy with bcg. If there is invasion partial bladder or full bladder surgery is needed. In those too ill for surgery then we consider radiation and chemotherapy. ...Read more

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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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Treatment for prostate cancer by stage.

Treatment for prostate cancer by stage.

Disease continuum: There is a disease continuum from localized disease through advanced metastatic castration resistant disease. Generally localized disease is treated with local therapies such as surgery or radiation and disease that either recurs or is more advanced is treated initially with hormonal therapy. Immune therapy and chemotherapy may be used after. ...Read more

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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

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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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Is radiation a safe treatment for prostrate cancer?

Is radiation a safe treatment for prostrate cancer?

Yes: Radiation is very successful and can have the same survival as other options. It has risks of bladder, rectum, erection issues. But it's considered safe as risk of life threatening effects are very low. Options are prostate seeds or external beam radiation. ...Read more

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Is testicular removal a cure for prostate cancer?

Is testicular removal a cure for prostate cancer?

No.: Testicular removal, or surgical castration, is not a cure for prostate cancer. It is used as a type of androgen deprivation therapy (adt) in cases where the cancer has spread, or metastasized. Adt aims to deprive the cancer of testosterone, which fuels its progression and spread. Often, adt is not surgical but accomplished through medication. ...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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Is brachytherapy with iodine-125 an effective treatment for bladder cancer?

Is brachytherapy with iodine-125 an effective treatment for bladder cancer?

No: Brachytherapy is not a standard form of therapy for bladder cancer. The treatment options for bladder include radical surgery or chemotherapy with radiation. Brachytherapy is a very good option for select patients with prostate cancer. ...Read more

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Which treatment is better for Prostate cancer - Stage 1? Surgery for prostate removal or Radiation therapy with some medication?

Which treatment is better for Prostate cancer - Stage 1? Surgery for prostate removal or Radiation therapy with some medication?

It is debatable: This is a common dilema as both treatment types(surgery and Radiotherapy) give equally good results. The chocie between the two is based on your Age and personal preference. I would advise you to meet with both specialists ,and go for surgery if your age is ...Read more

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How effective is dc-cik anti-cancer treatment for esophaged cancer?

How effective is dc-cik anti-cancer treatment for esophaged cancer?

Not familiar with th: The abreviation(dc-cik) is unfamilair to me. What is it short form for? I do not recognize this as a form of treatment for cancer of the esophagus. ...Read more

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Is surgery the best treatment for esophageal cancer?

Is surgery the best treatment for esophageal cancer?

Maybe: Therapy for esophageal cancer is dependent on the stage. There are IV relative stages. In the physically fit patient, the upfront therapy for stage i and iia is surgery. For stages iib and iii, the therapy of choice is chemoradiation followed by surgery. For stage iv, chemotherapy +/- radiation and no surgery. In the patient in poor physical condition, chemoradiotherapy without surgery. ...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 prostate cancer?

What is the treatment for prostate cancer?

Good question: You should choose based on the side effects of treatment and how these would impact ur lifestyle. Observation is used for stable psa, older pts with other health issues. Surgery or XRT are both good options with very different side effects. Cryo (freezing), hormones also used. It’s a big decision and you need to be informed. For more: www.Peedoc.Com @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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Is surgery ever appropriate for metastatic cancer?

Is surgery ever appropriate for metastatic cancer?

Yes: Yes. In general surgery is not useful for metastatic (spread) cancer. However in oligo (few) metastatic cancer -- especially for breast, colon, melanoma cancers patients may be rendered stage 4 ned (no evidence of disease). This may improve local control and symptoms, survival, and in a few cases even lead to cure. Removing the primary tumor (kidney) in renal cell carcinoma is helpful in met rcc. ...Read more

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How effective is radiation therapy for treating colon cancer?

How effective is radiation therapy for treating colon cancer?

Partially effective: The best approach for colon cancer is resection. If lesion is large such as one in the rectosigmoid, then RT plus chemo can be employed to reduce the lesion for resection. While the end effect minimizes local recurrence, it does not alter overall survival. ...Read more

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How effective is a lymphadenectomy for treating colon cancer?

How effective is a lymphadenectomy for treating colon cancer?

If C2,very effective: Colon cancer is classified by Dukes staging with B lesions reaching serosa and C1 up to 4 mesenteric nodes and C2 more than 4 nodes. Leaving these nodes beind can be disasterous for the patient. A lymphadenectomy remoing mesentery down to aorta for left sided lesions cand definitely improve survival. ...Read more

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Complications and treatment for T4 rectal cancer?

Complications and treatment for T4 rectal cancer?

Complex: T4, or locally advanced rectal cancer, is usually treated by a combination of chemotherapy, radiation therapy and major surgery. Depending on the location of the tumor, it may include removal of the entire rectum and anus, with a permanent colostomy. ...Read more

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How effective is a colectomy for treating colon cancer?

How effective is a colectomy for treating colon cancer?

Essential: The only way colon cancer can be cured is by colectomy with removal of adjacent lymph nodes. The primary lesion is polyclonal and continues to produce subsets each capable of a different path of metastasis. If there is a liver or lung lesion they are clonal and cant spread. Leaving a primary can in time result in different paths of spread that may be uncontrollable. ...Read more

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How effective is treatment for testicular cancer?

How effective is treatment for testicular cancer?

Very: In the old days, it was pretty much always fata l. Now we cure almost all Seminomas and the large majority of the others. ...Read more

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What is the typical treatment for invasive colorectal and pancreatic cancer?

What is the typical treatment for invasive colorectal and pancreatic cancer?

Depends on stage: Colon ca: stage 1 (surgery, no chemo), stage 2 (surgery, usually no chemo), stage 3 (surgery, chemo), stage 4 (chemo, surgery and radiation only for symptom control). Pancreas staging is often defined functionally as "resectable" (surgery as primary treatment), "borderline/unresectable" (neo-adjuvant chemo and surgery if possible), advanced/metastatic (chemo). Details too advanced for answer limit. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Mordkin
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Ureteral Cancer (Definition)

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