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What Is The Treatment For Prostate Cancer
Good question: You should choose based on the side effects of treatment and how these would impact ur lifestyle. Observation is used for stable psa, older pts with other health issues. Surgery or XRT are both good options with very different side effects. Cryo (freezing), hormones also used. It’s a big decision and you need to be informed. For more: www.Peedoc.Com @thepeedoc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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: The prognosis of prostate cancer, like most cancers, depends on the histologic characteristics of the tumor, clinical staging of the cancer, response to treatment and many unknown factors. See this site for more information. http://www.webmd.com/prostate-cancer/prostate-cancer-survival-rates-what-they-mean. ...Read more
The ureters are the: Tubes draining urine from the kidneys to the bladder. Ureteral obstruction causes the pelvis of the kidney to swell and bleeding, gross or microscopic, into the urine. Ct's with contrast; cystoscopy with retrograde contrast injection define local extent and anatomy. Urinary cytology sometimes prove cancer, but treatment usually involves removal of ureter and kidney. ...Read more
The best?: Seriously, i would say, in general, avoid "alternative" therapy since it rejects everything we know. However, I am fully open-, minded for complementary therapy, treatment that may make conventional therapy better. More important, when dealing w/ pc, make sure you need any treatment. Pc is overdiagnosed and overtreated in the us and globally. See http://bit.Ly/kjwly4. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Early prostate cancer can be successfully treated with either surgery or radiation plus or minus hormone therapy. Metastatic cancer is not curable but can do well for a while with hormones. Some cancers, strange as it may sound, grow so slow that do not need treatment at all. The challenge sometimes is to define what is the proper therapy for a particular situation. There is no "best" treatment. ...Read more
Chemo and radiation: First - anal cancer is different from rectal cancer - this answer is for anal cancer. Most anal cancers are treated with chemotherapy and radiation. This works in most cases. Surgery is reserved for those patients who do not respond to chemo/rad (unusual) and for recurrences. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multimodal Rx: The primary treatment for most breast cancers is surgery, either mastectomy or lumpectomy; if one chooses lumpectomy, they will also require radiation therapy. Depending on the stage of the cancer, chemotherapy may be indicated. This may be given as a pill and/or IV medication, depending on tumor-specific factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treatment of Ovarian: Curative surgical resection of the ovaries by proceeding with usually hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. For patients who have stage 2 or 3 will receive usually postoperative chemotherapy, often with Carboplatin and paclitaxel. Intraperitoneal chemotherapy with Cisplatin plus Paclitaxel results in longer survival than IV chemotherapy but may have a higher complication rate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: The best treatment for liver cancer is a liver transplant, but not all patients with liver cancer are transplant candidates. If the cancer is too large or spread outside the liver, chemotherapy like nexavarr can be used. Some liver tumors are also treated with freezing-cryoembolization or embolization where chemicals are directly injected into the hepatic artery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Stage IV prostate cancer means that it has spread to lymph nodes or other organs. Most of the patients with stage IV disease have cancer in the bones or other organs. This is first treated with hormone therapy for some time and then possibly chemotherapy, immune therapy, or radiation. If it has spread only to nodes radiation is often added to hormone therapy. ...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
Surgical resection: Again - i suspect that this is a computer generated question: what is the treatment for... I wonder if there are patients out there asking questions, or simply a bunch of docs answering computer generated questions? ...Read more
Depnds on stage: It depends on whether the disease is limited to the lung, lund and mediastinum (middle of chest), or has spread outside the chest. Will also depend on the overall health of the patient as that will guide what type of treatment will be appropriate for a given stage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more
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