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What is the best alternative treatment for someone with metastatic breast cancer?

What is the best alternative treatment for someone with metastatic breast cancer?

We don't know: I encourage you to ask your doctor and alternative providers to work together. There are no guaranteed "cures" with either alternative or western medicine. However, therapies can complement each other, or they can counteract each other. You don't want that! some diets may inhibit cancer growth, and side effects may be relieved with alternative medicine. Be open and honest with all your docs! ...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 is the best skin care for cancer patients?

What is the best skin care for cancer patients?

Basal cell carcinoma: While no cancers are good, this is much less malignant than squamous cell carcinoma or melanoma. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for patients with aneurism?

What is the best treatment for patients with aneurism?

Depends on details: An aneurysm is a blood vessel (artery) that has a widened (dilated) portion. They can be in many places, such as in the brain, in the heart arteries, in the aorta, in arm or leg arteries, etc... Treatments will depend on where the aneurysm is, how big it is, how likely it is to grow or burst, how healthy the patient is, how easy or how hard it is to get to the aneurysm, etc... Details matter! ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for nausea in a cancer patient?

What is the best treatment for nausea in a cancer patient?

Medications: There are many medications that help with nausea and work in different ways. For chemotherapy-associated nausea some of the best medications are the 5ht3 antagonists such as ondansetron. Other types of nausea medications can be used alone or in combination with the 5ht3 drugs for optimal nausea control. ...Read more

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What is the appropriate diet for someone with stomach cancer?

What is the appropriate diet for someone with stomach cancer?

A healthy one: A post treatment diet for stomach cancer has to factor in the fact that patients have often undergone a partial or total stomach removal. The diet should be of small portions with more fruits, veggies and grain but less red meats or fats. Processed or smoked foods need to be avoided as should be alcohol. Supplementation with vitamins and iron is often necessary. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for colon cancer?

What is the best treatment for colon cancer?

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 more

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What is the most preferable treatment for someone with athritis?

What is the most preferable treatment for someone with athritis?

Depends: That depends on what type of arthritis you have. Joint inflammation and pain can be caused by many things like degeneration, infection, autoimmune, trauma, etc. The treatment depends on the cause. ...Read more

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What is a good way to interact with the audience with a presentation about curing cancer?

What is a good way to interact with the audience with a presentation about curing cancer?

Depends...: On whether the speaker and the audience are health professionals or lay folks. Few tips: make the talk personal, be it your own experience or someone else's (without using names). Please do not depend on funky powerpoint slides and effects. Like in a movie, special effects do not substitute for a good story. Also be very careful with the use of humor when you are dealing with these topics. ...Read more

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What is the best type of bed for someone with scoliosus?

Firm mattress: As long as the mattress does not sag and is not too old it should be fine. Some stores let you trial them. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a baby with exzma?

What is the best treatment for a baby with exzma?

Eczema: Hydration is key for treatment and prevention. Your child should have a daily bath, and a good moisturizer, such as cerave, should be applied immediately after the bath. To treat eczema flare ups, normally, a topical steroid preperation is used. Depending on the severity of the flare up, oral antibiotics and/or oral steroids maybe needed. Prevention is key. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for lung cancer?

What is the best treatment for lung cancer?

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 more

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What is the best treatment for lung cancer?

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What is the best treatment for lung cancer?

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 more

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What is the best natural treatment for colon cancer?

What is the best natural treatment for colon cancer?

See your doctor: There are no natural treatments for colon cancer which are proven beneficial. Cure rates with surgery (and chemotherapy or radiation as needed) are very good except in advanced disease. ...Read more

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What is the best new treatment for melanoma?

What is the best new treatment for melanoma?

Depends: Currently, surgical excision is the standard of care. However, depending on the stage of a patient's melanoma there are some new treatments that may show promise for the future. Vemurafenib is one such treatment, but it is used in a very specific set of patients. Melanoma vaccines are also theoretically possible but have not been very successful to date. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the best treatment for colon cancer stage 4?

Please help! what is the best treatment for colon cancer stage 4?

Mostly chemo: Plus or minus avastin, (bevacizumab) but not with curative intent. Occasionally a patient may have an isolated metastasis than can be removed surgically and then get chemo. Those patients have better odds. ...Read more

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And what is the best treatment for colon polyp?

Removal: Colon polyps are precancerous...So they must be removed which can be done easily through a procedure called colonoscopy and polypectomy. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for stomach cancer?

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What is the best treatment for stomach cancer?

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 more

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What is the best treatment for bladder cancer?

What is the best treatment for bladder cancer?

Consult specialist: If there is a diagnosis you should see a urologist and hematologist/oncologist asap. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the best course of action for breast cancer treatment?

Please help! what is the best course of action for breast cancer treatment?

Get a team: ...Of specialists (breast surgeon, med onc, and rad onc), preferably working together in a multidisciplinary setting, who will evaluate the situation from the beginning and make a concerted plan of attack. This should include dietitian, physical therapist, and if needed a genetics counselor. ...Read more