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What Does Oncologist Treat
Varies: The treatment of lymphoma depends on the type of lymphoma, its stage (extent), its features on tissue stains, lab and imaging findings, and age and general health of the patient. Treatment can range from watchful waiting/observation, radiation therapy, chemotherapy/immunotherapy, and high-dose chemotherapy followed by stem cell rescue (transplantation). ...Read more
Not much as of yet: Removal and containment of prostate cancer within the prostate is primary goal of treatment. If psa levels persist as elevated after definitive treatment then hormonal blockade to decrease the ability of testosterone to "feed" microscopic cells is next most effective treatment. Once hormonal suppression stops being effective chemotherapy has modest effects. Immune therapy is an option then also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oligodendroglioma, how is this tumor monitored and how do neuro oncologist tell if treatment is working, what to do?
Physiologic study: Nuclear medicine involves using internal irradiation in order to define function of heart, lungs, bones, liver/spleen, stomach, thyroid gland, lymph system, kidneys, bladder, brain, parathyroid gland and gall bladder. Some isotopes are injected iv, inhaled, and some ingested. Isotopes of higher doses are used to treat thyroid diseases.Amount of irradiation controlled for individual & environment. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Amyloid Cardio: Amyloid is a disease that causes a deposit of a protein at various places in the body. For cardiac amyloid the deposits are in the heart muscle which cause a thickening of the muscle but as the heart thickens it is not able to pump well. Treatment is the same as for heart failure or transplant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lots of things: Complementary treatments for cancer range from acupuncture to guided imagery sessions. These treatments are not designed to take the place of mainstream medical treatments, but rather to augment the healing process. They can help people tolerate the side effects of treatment and improve overall outlook, a definite plus for healing. I practice mind-body medicine and use guided imagery a lot! ...Read more
Prostate cancer chem: There has been an big increase in the number of chemo drugs for prostate cancer. Chemo for prostate cancer is mainly used in setting a of very bad PCA that has spread of come back after other treatments have failed; prostate cancer can become a chronic condition and with chemo men can live many years but are not cured ...Read more
Need details: U s pharmacopeia no such thing as vencetacil is listed. It appears in dominican republic , vince tacilla may be marketed as vencetacil is injected into for lymphedema , is not a approved treatment in usa may be the chemical could be one of betal lactamases that has enzymatic activity ...Read more
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