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Are cancer patients where the cancer is localized to a specific organ eligible to receive an organ transplant? Just curious.

Are cancer patients where the cancer is localized to a specific organ eligible to receive an organ transplant? Just curious.

Depends: This is always at the discretion of the transplant surgeon, but largely depends on the type of cancer. Very localized skin cancers are not likely to cause an issue whereas others entail such a dire prognosis, transplant may not be an option. Also, transplant is also a treatment for some cancers in selected patients--the liver is the best example here. ...Read more

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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Is it safe for organ transplant patients to be around lung cancer chemotherapy patients who are also periodically receiving radiation?

Is it safe for organ transplant patients to be around lung cancer chemotherapy patients who are also periodically receiving radiation?

Yes, with caution: Both patient's described are immune compromised. Extra care needs to be taken around the immune compromised patient. Washing has periodically, wearing a mask, if there is anybody sneezing, or in a big public place is a good start. Consult, your physician to have periodic blood draw to check if patients are immune compromised. ...Read more

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Place to donate blood for ovarian cancer victim?

Place to donate blood for ovarian cancer victim?

Red Cross &CBC: Red cross and community blood centers collect blood and provide it to hospitals. It is generally not recommended to place restrictions on who may receive the blood you donate. ...Read more

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How often to breast cancer patients have a lumpectomy & gone on to live a life, cancer free?

How often to breast cancer patients have a  lumpectomy & gone on to live a life, cancer free?

Much more often....: ...Than not. Thankfully, our tools for treating breast cancer have improved quite a bit over the past 20 years. Survival is not related to method of surgical rx (lumpectomy vs. Mastectomy); rather, it is dependent on the stage, type, and molecular features of the cancer. When caught very early, the chance for cure is better-than 90%. The best way to do that is yearly mammograms beginning at 40. ...Read more

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Can a cancer patient donate blood?Are metastases transfered to recipient ?

Can a cancer patient donate blood?Are metastases transfered to recipient ?

No: It would be very unlikely for cancer to be transferred to a recipient, but we don't take donations from people known to have cancer. ...Read more

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How to check for cancer in previous caner patients?

How to check for cancer in previous caner patients?

Surveillance: there are different ways to monitoring patient with history of cancer. obviously we need to follow up physically as well as some blood works and other recommended per guideline. In addition, this person also will need to update other age-appropriate cancer screening procedure - like a colonoscopy, mammogram, pap-smear etc. discuss with your MD further. ...Read more

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How many people are waiting for a kidney transplant in washington, dc?

How many people are waiting for a kidney transplant in washington, dc?

Check: With the unos web site to get the exact figures, as they vary from month to month. ...Read more

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Where can I donate money directly to poor patients who need surgeries but can't get one?

Carefully: Giving money directly to them is a bad idea since they may take the money and never spend it on what you gave it for. A better idea is to pay the medical/surgical office with the understanding that if the surgery is not done, you can get a refund. ...Read more

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Where can I find charities for hepatoblastoma?

Where can I find charities for hepatoblastoma?

See links...: There are a number of charities that are specific to pediatric cancer. Two of the largest are the st. Baldrick's foundation (http://www.Stbaldricks.Org) and alex's lemonade stand (http://www.Alexslemonade.Org), both of which would be great places to start. ...Read more

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Can i go for dental implants in sickle cell anemia patients?

Can i go for dental implants in sickle cell anemia patients?

Yes: Always tell your dentist all of your medical conditions and medications you are currently taking. There are very few complete contraindications for dental implants if your medical conditions are well controlled. ...Read more

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What is the percentage of people who live cancer free 5-10 years after a bone marrow transplant?

What is the percentage of people who live cancer free 5-10 years after a bone marrow transplant?

It depends: Bone marrow transplants are currently done for many different types of cancers. The type of cancer, the number of relapses, the age of the patient, the previous responses to treatment, and the type of transplant all factor into how successful a bone marrow transplant is likely to be. ...Read more

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How do I find someone at cancer.Org to present on their cancer community creation success?

How do I find someone at cancer.Org to present on their cancer community creation success?

Go to the website.: Probably the best way to do this is to go to their website and do a search. There are several sections like the "how can we help you?" area where you can do a search, as well as the "get involved" section or the "programs and services" section in which to likely find this information. This site is also appparently a part of the american cancer society so you can also contact them directly. ...Read more

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Why aren't thyroid transplants available for people who've had to undergo thyroidectomies due to cancer?

Why aren't thyroid transplants available for people who've had to undergo thyroidectomies due to cancer?

We Don't need them: Because we have a simple replacement medicine(thyroxine), we do not need an organ transplant; organi transplant is a major undertaking. Besides finding a donor(which is a huge probelm) patients who do receive transplants have to be kept on immune suppressive medicines for a long time. That itself is a risky preposition..But it is essential in order to keep the transplanted organ functional. ...Read more

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Who is eligible to donate organs?

Who is eligible to donate organs?

See: http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/organ-donation-facts

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Where in us to go for stem cell treatments?

Where in us to go for stem cell treatments?

Dependsn needs: Depends on need for the treatment. Reask question as to what tissue needs might be, and centers can be identified for you. Many reputable and competent physicians are using a combination of adult derived stem cells (particularly from fat origin) to help in wound healing, joints, muscle (incl heart), ligment and regenerative needs. ...Read more

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If I wanted to get HER-2 treatment (Herceptin) for stage-1 breast cancer in the SF Bay Area WITHOUT insurance, where would be reasonably priced places to go? (for my mother in law who lives in china)

If I wanted to get HER-2 treatment (Herceptin) for stage-1 breast cancer in the SF Bay Area WITHOUT insurance, where would be reasonably priced places to go?  (for my mother in law who lives in china)

Additional resources: Local hospitals as well as county and state facilities will support people without insurance for the treatment of cancer. Please see additional evaluation and recommendation for your condition. God bless made things go well. ...Read more

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Can someone donate their organs for science?

Yes: This is of potential value in those who have unusual diseases. If you are one of those, contact the charitable organization for that disease regarding donation when the time comes. ...Read more