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Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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What are the treatments for metastatic lung cancer?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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What are the treatments for metastatic lung cancer?

Personalized therapy: Nowadays, treatment for metastatic lung cancer is individualized based on the type and biology of the cancer. Some genetic profiling evaluation would probably need to be done on the cancer cells-to guide you doctor in selecting best treatment for you. For majority , treatment will be combination of regular chemotherapies plus minus biological therapy vs clinical trials. Discuss further with your md. ...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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What are symptoms for lung cancer?

What are symptoms for lung cancer?

Many symptoms: Lung cancer can present with many symptoms, including shortness of breath, cough, bloody sputum, weight loss, fatigue, or no symptoms at all, especially in the early stages of the cancer. ...Read more

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What are treatments for breast cancer?

What are treatments for breast cancer?

Multiple: The mainstay treatment for breast cancer is surgery, either mastectomy or lumpectomy, with sampling or removal of the lymph nodes in the armpit. Radiation is usually needed in conjunction with lumpectomy, but not necessarily with mastectomy. Chemotherapy may be added depending on the stage and characteristics of th cancer. Lastly, hormonal therapy may be useful depending on the tumor receptors. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for metastatic colorectal cancer?

What are the treatments for metastatic colorectal cancer?

Chemo & RARE sx/rads: Chemo represents answers one through nine, however, if one has a solitary metastasis in the liver that is able to be surgically removed safely, this could be answer 10. Also, focused radiation (cyberknife or radiosugery as it it called) can sometimes be used to treat isolated mets if surgery is not possible. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for metastatic thyroid cancer?

What are the treatments for metastatic thyroid cancer?

There are several: More surgery might be an option if the cancer has spread in the neck or to just one other spot. Radioactive iodine may be able to treat many smaller metastatic areas. If these are not good options, some centers are using newer chemotherapy agents such as sorafanib (nexavar). A team with an endocrinologist and an oncologist would be helpful. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for metastatic liver cancer?

What are the treatments for metastatic liver cancer?

Chemotherapy: Primary liver cancer can spread to other parts of the liver, adrenal glands or lymph nodes. Any spread is a bad sign and is rarely curable. Some metastases can be removed surgically but they often recur. By injecting drugs into individual tumor blood vessels some metastases can be killed. New chemotherapies can slow the progression of the cancer for a few months but there is still no cure. ...Read more

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What other treatments are there for laryngal cancer?

What other treatments are there for laryngal cancer?

Many options: Early stage glottic larynx cancers can be cut out with an endoscopic procedure that doesn't involve removing the entire voicebox or curative radiation therapy can be used. More advanced stages may need radical surgery and/or chemo/rt. ...Read more

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What treatments are there for cancer?

What treatments are there for cancer?

Surgery: For all early malignancies, treatment of choice is surgical removal with adequate margins. Chance of cure is high. This is seen following introduction of the Pap smear to detect early cervix cancer. As tumors get larger, neoadjuvant chemo and or RT are used to shrink tumor for resection. When RT and chemo are the only treatments there are no cures just interval of prolongation in survival. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for prostrate cancer..?

What are the treatments for prostrate cancer..?

Many: There re many options for the treatment of prostate cancer. They depend upon the stage, age and health of the person, and aggressiveness of the cancer. A health care team composed of a urologist, medical oncologist, and radiation oncologist can counael regarding options. ...Read more

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What are the cures and treatments for early stage lung cancer?

What are the cures and treatments for early stage lung cancer?

Surgery +/- more: Assuming this is an early stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer , as treatment is different for small cell. If complete resection is possible, surgery is potentially curative in early stage NSCLC. With advancing stage in early stage NSCLC risk of recurrence increases and as such additional treatments are recommended including chemotherapy and in selected cases radiation. Clinical trials are valuable ...Read more

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What are the treatments for Cancer?

What are the treatments for Cancer?

Chemotherapy: It depends to type of cancer and stage of disease , but most can be treated with chemotherapy and radiation therapy, ...Read more

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What are the treatments for metastatic rectal cancer?

What are the treatments for metastatic rectal cancer?

Chemo or Surgery: There are more options today. Rectal cancer metastatic to liver or lungs can be surgically removed if there are a limited number of tumors not affecting the liver or lung blood supply. Widespread rectal cancer is best treated with chemotherapy. In special circumstances, metastases can be treated with highly focused radiation or drugs can be injected into the tumor to shut down their blood supply. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for intestinal cancer?

What are the treatments for intestinal cancer?

Depends what kind: The intestinal tract includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, appendix, colon, and rectum. Cancer in each part is treated quite differently, so please try to specify a bit more if you are still curious. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for breast cancer stage iv?

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What are some treatments for breast cancer stage iv?

Systemic therapy: Mainstay therapy for stage IV cancer would be systemic therapy - in the form of chemotherapy or antiestrogen therapy for er+ breast cancer- in the right setting. Palliative radiation or surgical procedure can be given in the right setting i.e. Painful bony metastases, spinal cord compression- to relieve symptoms. Palliative care will be always part of the treatment througout the course of cancer. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for throat cancer?

Surgery/Radiation: Depends on many details. "throat cancer" encompasses many different sites. Depending on where the tumor is and how advanced it may be, your cancer team might recommend different options. In general, cancers can be surgically removed with or without radiation afterwards or they can be burned out with radiation +/- chemo with surgery reserved for tumors which don't respond well. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for stomach cancer?

What are the treatments for stomach cancer?

Depends: Treatment of stomach cancer depends on what type it is. Lymphoma is treated with chemotherapy. Adenocarcinoma is treated with surgical resection if the cancer is contained and not spread to other sites such as the liver. Sometimes surgical bypass if cancer is obstructing the stomach, or chemotherapy to try to shrink it. ...Read more

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What kinds of treatments for prostate cancer are being developed?

What kinds of treatments for prostate cancer are being developed?

Vaccines, focal Tx: Focal aggressive treatments, high-intensity frequency ultrasound, focal radiosurgery, focal injections, vaccines seems to be the newer developing treatments. Traditional treatments treats the entire gland, like surgery or radiation. Rationale: even though the disease may be in one part of the gland now, other parts in the future may harbor disease and make treatment more difficult/impossible. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


Dr. David Cooke
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Lung Cancer (Definition)

Cancer that forms in tissues of the lung, usually in the cells ...Read more