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What Is The Best Treatment For Household Member With Cancer
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
Surgery+/-ChemoRx: The cornerstone of therapy is surgical resection of the part of the colon. The stage of the cancer is dependent upon the surgical findings (depth of cancer, lymph node evaluation), which will guide the decision regarding chemotherapy. Very rarely, radiation therapy will be recommended for more advanced colon cancers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Surgery: Liver cancer usually results from chronic hepatitis. Certain countries have much higher incidences of liver cancer than others. The best treatment is surgery if the cancer is able to be operated on. Otherwise, there are several options that can be effective. These may include injection of drugs into the liver through the liver's blood supply (hepatic artery), or other medications. ...Read more
Many options: Generally speaking, options for treatment depend on patient factors (general health, preferences) and tumor factors (gleason grade, psa, clinical stage). Options include surveillance, radiotherapy, surgical removal of prostate. Radiation can be done with seeds in appropriate patients, external beam (usually imrt) with image guidance (igrt). An emerging radiation tool is radiosurgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on stage: In the medically fit individually, the standard of care upfron therapy for stage i -iib nsclc is surgery. For stage iiia either chemotherapy +/- radiation followed by surgery or chemoradiation alone. For stage iiia - iv, therapy is chemotherapy +/- radiation. For early stage lung cancer, surgery can often be done minimally invasively. http://bit.ly/csjsqa. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lung cancer: Current literature revealed death from lung cancer in US is about 160,000 a year, nearly haft are women. Two kinds of lung cancer: 1)non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and 2) small cell lung cancer (SCLC). Treatment for for stage 1 &2 NSCLC is complete resection of tumor if possible, and chemo to follow if indicated. Stage 3 and 4 chemo and radiation. For SCLC chemotherapy is treatment of choice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Type and stage: Treatment will depend on the type of cancer and the stage of cancer. Your performance status ( how good your condition is/other medical problems etc) is also a very important factor that has to be calculated in when deciding the best treatment for each case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Talk to your doctor: Depends on your health and the stage of the disease. In early stages, surgery is the best way to go. In later stages, chemotherapy is appropriate. Here it becomes way too complicated. In brief, certain tumor markers are very helpful in determining the appropriate chemotherapy to use. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends: I assume you mean lymphoma. There are different kinds, from very aggressive to very slow growing. Treatment depends on the particular kind, the stage (how advanced), and the age and general health of the patient. It may include observation (yes, sometimes we do not need to treat them), chemotherapy (plus or minus Rituxan), or radiotherapy. Best to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on its stage: Treatments are based on the stage of cancer. For stage 1 or 2 it is often radiotherapy. Surgery to rmeove the tumor may also be an option. Chemotherapy is often used if the voice can be saved but it takes combined use of chemo and radiotherapy(chemoradiation) which is the most commonly used approach for bigger tumors(stage 3 and 4). ...Read more
Depends entirely: upon the type of thyroid cancer and extent of previous treatment. Assuming that it is papillary cancer, the most common type, and that you already had surgery and radiation, the most common form of treatment, you need to be on thyroid replacement meds. You should also get an imaging study to make sure that all of the cancer has been removed. Talk to your doctor about proper follow up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you are: In boston, you have some of the best hospitals in the country within your city. Ask your doctor for a referral. ...Read more
Depends: Early prostate cancer can be successfully treated with either surgery or radiation plus or minus hormone therapy. Some cancers, strange as it may sound, grow so slow that may not need treatment at all. The clinical challenge for us is to determine what is the proper therapy for a particular situation. There is no "best treatment". It's a case by case deal. ...Read more
I just found out my grandmother has rectal cancer. Is it cureable? Can she get rid of it? Not real familiar with it. What is the best treatment?
Depends on stage: I need more information to answer your question. Rectal cancer that is early and has not spread is often curable. The treatment is surgical resection often preceded by radiation therapy. Chemotherapy may be necessary as well, depending upon the stage of the cancer. The important thing is to be sure she is in the hands of a good surgeon and medical and radiation oncology medical specialists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been diagnosed of lymphoma cancer, stage 4 unfortunately. What do you think is the best treatment should I undergo.Am i going to survive?
It depends.: It depends on how extensive and how invasive the cancer is. The most aggressive treatment is surgical excision with a narrow rim of normal skin. For slow growing tumors in cosmetically sensitive areas, other non-surgical methods are available; talk with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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