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Is brachytherapy helpful for a prostate cancer patient who has metastasized cancer cells?

Is brachytherapy helpful for a prostate cancer patient who has metastasized cancer cells?

No.: Brachytherapy is used in the treatment of localized prostate cancer, or cancer that has not spread outside of the prostate gland. If a patient has metastatic disease, treatments need to be systemic, with the aim of halting the growth & spread of the cancer throughout the body. These treatments include hormonal therapy, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy. Urologists & medical oncologists can help. ...Read more

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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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Life expectancy for stage 4 primary liver cancer for a 84 years old person with a spread in the lung?

Life expectancy for stage 4 primary liver cancer for a 84 years old person with a spread in the lung?

It is guess work: It is hard to give you reliable response without examining the patient and without knowing any history or results of her blood tests which can show the severity of liver disease. In general, most patients with stage 4 liver cancer have a short survival(2 to 6 months). You should ask this question to her treating doctor(s). ...Read more

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What type of shoes are recommended for someone doing the 39 mile avon walk for breast cancer?

What type of shoes are recommended for someone doing the 39 mile avon walk for breast cancer?

Good support: I highly recommend that you find a store in your area that specializes in running shoes (not your local chain store). These stores are staffed with running enthusiasts and experts who can help you find the right shoe. Thank you for taking on this great task. Many breast cancer patients and researchers will benefit. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is there a melanoma cancer walk or a melanoma society?

Is there a melanoma cancer walk or a melanoma society?

Yes: Melanoma is a lethal disease if untreated, early detection and excision will cure melanoma.Awareness and education is essential to cure, which is done by melanoma walks in your local area, several organisations like melanoma research alliance, melanoma.Org etc contact your local american society office for more information or your local hospital. ...Read more

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My 30 yr old wife has colon cancer and has sisters, do they need to begin any screening procedures given there's no history for colon cancer in family?

My 30 yr old wife has colon cancer and has sisters, do they need to begin any screening procedures given there's no history for colon cancer in family?

Yes, but: This is an early age group for colon cancer and further genetic tests may be indicated for your wife. Her sisters should discuss he situation with their physicians. ...Read more

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Life expectancy for stage four colorectal cancer spread to liver, on hospice with no treatment for past five months?

Life expectancy for stage four colorectal cancer spread to liver, on hospice with no treatment for past five months?

Colorectal Cancer: That is a difficult question to answer. Since we do not have all the facts especially concerning the overall health otherwise of the patient or their current health it is impossible to say. The best person to talk to about this is the physician who is following the patient now. ...Read more

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What are statistical odds for cancer returning in a 63 yr old woman 20 yrs after treatment for stage 1 breast cancer (lumpectomy, chemo, & radiation)?

What are statistical odds for cancer returning in a 63 yr old woman 20 yrs after treatment for stage 1 breast cancer (lumpectomy, chemo, & radiation)?

Low, but not zero.: First of all, congratulations on being a 20-yr survivor! it is impossible to give you a number or even a range without knowing more specifics about your cancer, however, the fact that it hasn't returned in 20 years certainly puts you in favorable statistical category. I suggest that you meet with your medical oncologist to discuss this, as well as any measures you can take to prevent a recurrence. ...Read more

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What's recommended as a cure for secondary level bone cancer for a 68 years old patient?

What's recommended as a cure for secondary level bone cancer for a 68 years old patient?

If I understand your: Q. You mean, a secondary bone cancer, ie, it has spread from somewhere else. So a cure is out of question. Its treatment would be determined by the type of the primary tumor, its location, where else (besides the bone) has it spread to, eg, lungs or brain; how aggressive chemo or radiation therapy is given to him, his general condition, any other medical conditions he has; how he tolerates them? ...Read more

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What are some good suggestions for chemo for stage 4 lung cancer?

What are some good suggestions for chemo for stage 4 lung cancer?

Oncologist: Most oncology protocols are platinum based. Your oncologist can appropiately advise further. ...Read more

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What happened with breast cancer foundation run for the cure?

What happened with breast cancer foundation run for the cure?

Doing well: Despite an overly publicized political fiasco related to funding planned parenthood mammograms, the susan g. Komen foundation is thriving and continues to do wonderful work to provide services to underfunded women and to contribute to breast cancer research. ...Read more

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What recommendations do oncologists have for a stage 1 breast cancer patient?

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What recommendations do oncologists have for a stage 1 breast cancer patient?

D/w your oncologist : Stage 1 in general is treated with surgery and radation therapy if lumpectomy is chosen. In addition, anti hormonal therapy is recommended for er+ cancer. Chemo +/- biological therapy i.e. Anti her2neu inhibitor - is given for some cases of stage i breast cancer- depending on the size, prognostic factors, oncotype dx, her2neu receptor status, age, preference, ps, etc. D/w oncologist in detail. ...Read more

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Who should get the psa screen for prostate cancer?

Who should get the psa screen for prostate cancer?

Psa: Healthy men with greater than 10 years to live who. Want to lower the chance of prostate cancer death. ...Read more

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What is recommended follow up for lung cancer (squamous 2a) after 5years?

What is recommended  follow up for lung cancer (squamous 2a) after 5years?

Unclear: After 5 years the chance of recurrence is low. However, individuals who have had one lung cancer, are at risk for developing a separate, new unrelated lung cancer. Therefore surviviors after 5 years should probably get yearly low dose chest ct scans. ...Read more

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Is 17 too young for breast cancer?

Is 17 too young for breast cancer?

Rare: 17 is young, but it can occur in very very rare cases, especially with certain familial genetic cancers. ...Read more

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How does a family history of colon cancer age for routine screening?

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How does a family history of colon cancer age for routine screening?

Important: Family history of cancer is very important information. If your family history of colon cancer is significant ( multiple family members with colon cancer especially at younger age) -then you would need to be screen for colon cancer- started approximately 10 years earlier than the age of the youngest person in the family got diagnosed with colon cancer.You also need to see a genetician if history +. ...Read more

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What are some good exercises for a cancer survivor postop?

What are some good exercises for a cancer survivor postop?

It depends on the CA: This depends on the cancer you had. If you had a muscle cancer, your best exercises are those that strengthen the muscles around that area. If it was a lung cancer, exercises to build up your remaining lung capacity are of help. The best way to find out is to see your doctor for the best rehab. Direction, or, if he has given you one, a good (physical) therapist. ...Read more

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Is it recommended to get a precautionary prostatectomy for men with family history of prostate cancer?

Is it recommended to get a precautionary prostatectomy for men with family history of prostate cancer?

NO!: It's not even definite in men with prostate cancer. You should get and exam and psa yearly starting at age 40. If you have symptoms see your doctor sooner. ...Read more

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Is there any help for someone in stage 4 colon cancer?

Is there any help for someone in stage 4 colon cancer?

Yes: There are multiple options depending on the particulars of locations of the tumors, prior therapy, and your health status. Treatments may include surgical resection, chemo/targeted therapy, ablations, embolizations, radiation. Seek out a multidisciplinary team including experienced surgical, medical and radiation oncologists. Consider joining a clinical trial if available. ...Read more

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What can I do to prepare for charity walks that help kidney cancer?

What can I do to prepare for charity walks that help kidney cancer?

KCA: www.kidneycancer.org is the place for survivorship, activism, information, research... Check it out. ...Read more

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Who gets money from heart/breast cancer walks?

Who gets money from heart/breast cancer walks?

Charities: Very good question and one you should be asking the organizations. The questions to ask: how much of every dollar collected is for overhead, for patient related literature produced, for designated research facilities [and which ones and is it a grant that is restricted to breast cancer research or not]. Do your research, some 'charities' are supporting themselves..... ...Read more

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Cancer walk mobile al?

Cancer walk mobile al?

Bladder Ca walk: In a refreshing change from the popular mammogram-machine-sponsored breast cancer marches, there's a bladder cancer march on may 4, 2013. http://www.inspire.com/groups/bladder-cancer-advocacy-network/discussion/mobile-alabama-walk-for-bladder-cancer-may-4-2013-1/ here's their logo, I am betting cystoscope manufacturers are sponsoring it. It's all good. ...Read more

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What are good ways to plan a cancer walk for my school?

What are good ways to plan a cancer walk for my school?

Fund-raisers: These are fund-raisers for organizations, the merits of which you'll need to evaluate on your own. The people who will actually get the money will tell you what to do. As a way of helping kids learn about cancer, they're a weak choice. A movie like "death in the west", or something else really graphic, will have far more impact. ...Read more

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Is there a melanoma cancer walk or a melanoma society?

Yes: Melanoma is a lethal disease if untreated, early detection and excision will cure melanoma.Awareness and education is essential to cure, which is done by melanoma walks in your local area, several organisations like melanoma research alliance, melanoma.Org etc contact your local american society office for more information or your local hospital. ...Read more

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worried.. I walk close behind buses lots n inhale lots of fumes as unavoidable. around smokers lots n run by traffic sometimes. Cn this cause cancer?

 worried.. I walk close behind buses lots n inhale lots of fumes as unavoidable. around smokers lots n run by traffic sometimes. Cn this cause cancer?

Theoretically: Exposure to these noxious elements is certainly unhealthy and there is a risk of cancer after prolonged exposure so minimize your exposure as much as you can. ...Read more

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33 healthy female has had rt hip pain not groin since jan dull can't sleep on that side is it cancer hurts when walk sometimes to what do I think?

33 healthy female has had rt hip pain not groin since jan dull can't sleep on that side is it cancer  hurts when walk sometimes to what do I think?

Go see your Dr.: This might be a ligament in your hip that was pulled abnormally. It could remotely be a problem with your ovary on that side, like an ovarian cyst, or an adhesion if you had an operation there. You should go see your doctor to find out the cause before it gets worse. ...Read more

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Hi there, i am post-op hysterectomy (4 months) due to cervical cancer and now experiencing painful hips when i walk?

Hi there, 

i am post-op hysterectomy (4 months) due to cervical cancer and now experiencing painful hips when i walk?

Go see your doctor: I'm sorry to hear about your cervical cancer but i'm glad to hear that you had it cared for. With that said, it's still a good idea to see your family doc or oncologist (both probably) regarding your pains. It would be a good idea to get xrays of your hips to make sure nothing else is going on. If there's any swelling in your legs, get a venous duplex study to rule out blood clot. ...Read more

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What are good ways to prepare for the avon walk for breast cancer?

What are good ways to prepare for the avon walk for breast cancer?

Training: I am not an exercise specialist. It depends on how far and how long you are walking. Longer distance walking needs preparation & proper training far enough in advance to avoid injuries. Join a group to train for the event. Consider getting a trainer for the group who specializes in long distance walking or running. ...Read more

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What kind of diet should I eat before participating in a 39-mile avon walk for breast cancer?

Normal: Conditioning is far more important before doing something this strenuous than changing of the diet. Many who attempt this 2 day exercise are ill-prepared for the stress on the feet, leg muscles and the heart. Be sure to build endurance, and maintain a healthy diet before attempting this. ...Read more

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What type of shoe should I wear for a 3 day breast cancer walk?

What type of shoe should I wear for a 3 day breast cancer walk?

Running shoes: You want very comfortable shoes with support in the arch and cushioning for the continued impact. It is helpful if they r broken in a bit before you start to help avoid blisters or irritation. Good socks r also important. Kudos to you for the endeavor. ...Read more

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How can I keep hydrated when participating in the avon walk for breast cancer?

How can I keep hydrated when participating in the avon walk for breast cancer?

Hydrated: Carry a water backpack with you (a camelback). They are available at lots of stores. ...Read more

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My mother has stage 14 ovarian cancer. She refused chemo and has a new tumor. She has ascities and can't walk. Will she live 6 months?

My mother has stage 14 ovarian cancer. She refused chemo and has a new tumor.  She has ascities and can't walk.  Will she live 6 months?

Probably not: Aggressive untreated ovarian cancer leads to short survival. People with what is termed a poor performance status (inability to walk, etc.) have very short survival rates. ...Read more

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Is my hip and waist pain is muscular or is it a tumor I'm scared of cancer if I press hip hurts like bruise and when bend hip hurts or walk?

Is my hip and waist pain is muscular or is it a tumor I'm scared of  cancer if I press hip hurts like bruise and when bend hip hurts or walk?

See physician: There are many causes of hip pain. Most of them are related to bursitis, tendonitis, or arthritis. You should see a physician to help localize the source of your pain. There may be some modifications to the type of work that you do or some recommendations for prevention. ...Read more

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For 1month knee pain and can spread to leg.Aches and hard to walk up and down stairs.Can be quiet dull or sharp.I'm not athletic 20 y/o.Cancer?Worried

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For 1month knee pain and can spread to leg.Aches and hard to walk up and down stairs.Can be quiet dull or sharp.I'm not athletic 20 y/o.Cancer?Worried

Doubtful: Cancer is statistically extremely unlikely. Much more likely at your age would be conditions such as chondromalacia (wear and tear of the kneecap cartilage) or possibly cartilage wear and tear within the knee joint itself. I would recommend seeing a physician for evaluation since symptoms have been present for a month. ...Read more

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What type of shoes are recommended for someone doing the 39 mile avon walk for breast cancer?

Good support: I highly recommend that you find a store in your area that specializes in running shoes (not your local chain store). These stores are staffed with running enthusiasts and experts who can help you find the right shoe. Thank you for taking on this great task. Many breast cancer patients and researchers will benefit. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have lung cancer but,my right leg is so so painful harder to move walk sleep pain meds are not helping?

I have lung cancer but,my right leg is so so painful harder to move walk sleep pain meds are not helping?

Seek Palliative care: A good pain specialist can control your pain. So you must seek medical advice from a palliative care specialist. Alternatively ask for help from a Pain specialist(they are available in every hospital whereas Pall. care expertise is not always available in smaller hospitals. ...Read more

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Have a suspicious mole on my neck, it gets a little bit of sun exposure when I walk places. Would mild sun speed up potential cancer growth?

Have a suspicious mole on my neck, it gets a little bit of sun exposure when I walk places. Would mild sun speed up potential cancer growth?

May be: If you cannot see the mole with a mirror, have a trusted friend of family member take pictures of it and have the person check the more every couple of months to see if there is any change. If you suspect any change, please consult your doctor. If it is causing you anxiety, you may consider having it removed. ...Read more

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I'm a sixteen year old girl. I have rectal and anal pain on my right side. It hurts when I move and it's difficult to walk. I also have vaginal pain too. I'm afraid if it's cancer or appendicitis, so please help! I have really bad anxiety.

I'm a sixteen year old girl. I have rectal and anal pain on my right side. It hurts when I move and it's difficult to walk. I also have vaginal pain too. I'm afraid if it's cancer or appendicitis, so please help! I have really bad anxiety.

Pain: There are many possibilities for your pain and cancer is low on the list but you do need diagnosis and treatment. Please see your doctor ASAP. This will provide the answer and lower your anxiety. Peace and good health. If you have chronic anxiety please see a clinical psychologist to learn how to manage anxiety. ...Read more

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