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Which Chemo drugs for gastric cancer stage iiB with signet ring cell (SRC) after surgery is/are better with less side effect and easier to purchase?

Which Chemo drugs for gastric cancer stage iiB with signet ring cell (SRC) after surgery is/are better with less side effect and easier to purchase?

Several useful drugs: You should be consulting your oncologist to explain what your cancer means in terms of its prognosis and what options of treatment he/she offers you. We have 4- chemo drugs that can be used. The one commonly used is Cisplatin often in combination with either 5-FU or Capecitabine(Xeloda). But there are several variations of chemo which have been tested and found useful. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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What is treatment involving non-small cell carcinoma?

What is treatment involving non-small cell carcinoma?

Depends upon stage: Early stage disease is usually treated by surgical resection. More advanced disease is usually treated by combination of chemotherapy and radiation therapy and stage 4 disease is usually treated with chemotherapy alone or consideration of hospice for those with significantly far advanced disease. ...Read more

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Are there any new treatment options for islet cell carcinoma?

Are there any new treatment options for islet cell carcinoma?

Yes there are: Islet cell cancers are rare cancers. They are sometimes caught early and can be removed with surgery. This is the best treatment when possible. When they are metastatic, there are many medical treatments for them which can buy 5 to 10 years of life despite tumor being metastatic as they grow slowly(indolent tumors). ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for renal cell carcinoma?

What is the best treatment for renal cell carcinoma?

Surgery: Renal cell carcinoma is primarily a surgical disease. Surgery via partial or radical nephrectomy has the best chance of durable eradication of tumor. Other options are cryotherapy or radiofrequency ablation but these have higher recurrence rates. Surveillance is possible in poor-risk patients with smaller tumors. Cancers that have spread require medical treatment (immune or targeted therapy). ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for superficial multifocal basal cell carcinoma?

Mohs surgery: Mohs surgery is the gold standard for treatment of skin cancers with highest cure rate (99%). It is important that you verify that your mohs surgeon is recognized as a fellowship-trained surgeon. Only members of the american college of mohs surgery (acms) are fellowship trained to perform mohs surgery and are listed on their website directory. The link to the acms is: http://www.Mohscollege.Org/. ...Read more

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Will i need chemotherapy for basal cell carcinoma? Is basal cell carcinoma a condition that usually needs further treatment such as chemotherapy? .

Will i need chemotherapy for basal cell carcinoma? Is basal cell carcinoma a condition that usually needs further treatment such as chemotherapy?

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Basal cell ca: This is a well differentiate epithelial cancer that is locally invasive but not metastatic. Treatment is surgical. If there are multiple lesions may be part is a syndrome with systemic consequences . ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for basal cell carcinoma nose?

What is the best treatment for basal cell carcinoma nose?

MOHs surgery: The best treatment is mohs surgery in which a specially trained dermatologist excises the tumor and immediately checks for residual tumor by performing serial frozen sections. The key to successful surgery is complete excision. ...Read more

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Dx'd with squamous cell carcinoma. Have been told from latest excision it is 'aggresive'. What does this mean in terms of treatment?

Dx'd with squamous cell carcinoma. Have been told from latest excision it is 'aggresive'. What does this mean in terms of treatment?

More!: Assuming that you are talking about skin cancer, squamous carcinomas can be aggressive and left alone can recur and spread to lymph node sites. Further treatment may well be another excision +/- radiation therapy to the site of disease or radiation alone if the excision is complete but worrisome. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate of renal cell carcinoma patients who have had treatment with nephrectomy?

Depends on stage: Renal cell carcinoma, like every other cancer, has a staging system. Within any one stage, survival is usually quoted as 5-yr survival, that is, the % of patients one can expect to still be alive in 5 years. So a nephrectomy might be performed on a patient in stage i, and have excellent survival, or in stage IV and have poor survival. ...Read more

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