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What kind of radiation therapy is best for lung cancer?

What kind of radiation therapy is best for lung cancer?

Depends on the stage: For early cancers (stage 1) cyberknife or sbrt using a short course of high dose radiation has results similar to surgery. For stage 2-3 cancers the preferred way is to use imrt where side effects can be reduced by targeting less of normal lung areas. For advanced cancers, the idea is to improve symptoms such as pain and standard external radiation is used. ...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 treatment for esophageal problems from lung cancer radiation therapy?

What is the best treatment for esophageal problems from lung cancer radiation therapy?

Several different.: Radiation can cause inflammation and irritation of the esophagus which can lead to secondary fungal infections. Long term it is possible the esophagus will develop scar and feelings of food getting stuck. Remedies include liquid medicine for inflammation and fungal infection. For strictures endoscopy with dilation. And of course pain medicine is always helpful. ...Read more

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Dr. Kris Gast Dr. Gast
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What is the best treatment for esophageal pain from lung cancer radiation therapy?

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What is the best treatment for esophageal pain from lung cancer radiation therapy?

Radiation Esophagtis: You can use antacids to control the acid washing up from the stomach as well as meds such as nexium (esomeprazole).I also have a liquid mix that will topically numb the surface temporarily. Taking pain medicine on a regular basis say every 4 to 6 hours will help a lot. And last but not least a break from treatment is sometimes the best of all options. ...Read more

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What sort of therapy is colon radiation?

What sort of therapy is colon radiation?

Colon xrt: With colon cancer we use radiation therapy when cancer is in the rectum (the farther part of the colon, the last 12-20 CM of your colon). ...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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Dr. Que Chu Dr. Chu
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What is the best treatment for lung cancer?

Dr. Que Chu Dr. Chu
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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 sort of radiation treatment is best for treating leiomyosarcomas?

What sort of radiation treatment is best for treating leiomyosarcomas?

Standard radiation: The size and grade of this tumor and extent of resection is all very important to be able to answer this. Surgery is the most important in treatment. If the patient needs radiation depending on initial size and location, radiation after surgery is best performed with imrt based standard daily radiation is likely the best method. However the planning process may be done in other successful ways. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for lung cancer?

What is the 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. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for lung cancer ( nsclc)?

What is the best treatment for lung cancer ( nsclc)?

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 more

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What is radiation therapy treatment for colon cancer?

What is radiation therapy treatment for colon cancer?

Energy beams: For certain types of colorectal cancer, energy beams are focused in the cancerous area. These beams are designed to kill cancer cells and decrease the chance of the tumor growing back. Depending on the situation, radiation can be used either before an operation or after an operation. ...Read more

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What is the basic mechanism of chemotherapy for cancer therapy?

What is the basic mechanism of chemotherapy for cancer therapy?

While there are : Many classes, the basic answer is interference with cell reproduction and division. Modern ages attack very sophisticated pathways, interfere ith blood vessel production, interfering with dna repair and causing dna damage is the major basic mechanism for most alkylators anti-metabolites and radiotherapy. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the best treatment for radiation burns from cancer treatment?

Please help! what is the best treatment for radiation burns from cancer treatment?

Ointments : Radiation burns to the skin should be treated conservatively with steroid ointments if they can help.. If the damage is severe, resection with skin grafting or pedicle flaps may have to be employed. ...Read more

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What is the Best Medicine for "Mio-Blastomia " Brain Cancer ?

What is the Best Medicine for "Mio-Blastomia " Brain Cancer ?

Glioblastoma care: Glioblastoma is a high grade primary brain tumor. The best treatment for these tumors is highly dependent on the location of the tumor within the brain. There is a multimodal approach in treatment, with neurosurgeons, oncologists, and radiation oncologists. ...Read more

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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What is best treatment option for lung cancer...Surgery, targeted drugs or cehmo/radiation and why?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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What is best treatment option for lung cancer...Surgery, targeted drugs or cehmo/radiation and why?

Personalized therapy: Will require more than 400 words to explain. Tx for lung ca is personalized, -individualized . To formulate plan - will need to know the type of lung cancer, the stage , the mollecular profiles /biology of the cancer cells, other prognostic factors , and other factors including age, overall medical condition, preferences etc. No one glove fits all. Please discuss with your oncologist. ...Read more

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What is proton radiation, and is it particularly good for some types of cancer?

What is proton radiation, and is it particularly good for some types of cancer?

Pediatric cases: Protons have a unique feature that allows the majority of its dose to be delivered within a very small range. So it can be useful if you have a tumor close to a critical target such as the spinal cord and you want to give as much dose to the tumor but to have the dose "stop" before it reaches the spinal cord. Protons can be particularly helpful in certain pediatric cases. ...Read more

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Is mechlorethamine a cancer medication? For what kinds of tumors?

Is mechlorethamine a cancer medication?  For what kinds of tumors?

Nitrogen: Mustard was one of the first chemotherapies shown to work in lymphomas, and until reently was teh m in mopp chemotherapy used for hodgkin's disease. It is not commonly used. Alkylators can cause leukemias and mustard is not top the choice for any disease today. ...Read more

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What kind of chemotherapy is used to treat uterine cancer?

What kind of chemotherapy is used to treat uterine cancer?

Depends: This really depends on the stage (extent of disease) and histology (specific type) of the endometrial cancer. That having been said one of the more common chemotherapy regimens that is used for endometrial cancer patients is Carboplatin and taxol (paclitaxel). ...Read more

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What are the side effects of radiation therapy for a brain cancer?

What are the side effects of radiation therapy for a brain cancer?

Many: Some of the more common side effects from radiation is hair loss, nausea, vomiting, weakness, fatigue, weight loss. It is usually well tolerated although during therapy, you must expect the fatigue and exhaustion associated with radiation therapy. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for lung cancer besides radiation, chemotherapy or surgery?

Is there a treatment for lung cancer besides radiation, chemotherapy or surgery?

NO: Those are the 3 mainstays of any cancer therapy. 99.9 % of naturopathic or holistic are a waste of time and money ...Read more

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What is the most mordern cancer radiation therapy?

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Modern radiation: The first patient was treated with radiation in 1890s.So as you can see its been around a long time.The machines have delivered radiation in a similar energy form since the 1950s(linear accelerator).Proton therapy has been around since the 1960s.The radiation itself has not changed.It is really the planning computers and the diagnostic xray machines that have changed the delivery in the last 30yrs. ...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. Bahman Daneshfar
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Radiation Therapy (Definition)

Radiation therapy is a common cancer treatment with the potential to have harmful side effects on a ...Read more