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Why Is Mohs Surgery The Gold Standard For Treating Skin Cancers
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
Mohs micrographic surgery is the gold standard for treating skin cancers. What qualifies a doctor to
Fellowship training : While all dermatologists receive training in their residency in mohs surgery, physicians who are certified by the american colleage of mohs surgery received an additional 1-2 years of post residenct training in which they specialized in this technique. During their fellowship, mohs surgeons perform on average 1000 skin cancer surgery and similar number of complex reconstruction. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Fair: Mohs surgery has been used successfully int treating cutaeous basal cell and squamous Ca. The treatment of melanoma is best handled by wide resection with at least 1 cm. margin to guarantee no recurrence. If nodular the lesion may also require node dissection. Arsenical paste applied to melanoma has been occasionally used by not all agree it is the best approach, no more than fulguration was. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Myxofibrosarcoma, is mohs surgery recomended for this type of cancer and what else is usually recommended in these cases.?
Maybe: Therapy for esophageal cancer is dependent on the stage. There are IV relative stages. In the physically fit patient, the upfront therapy for stage i and iia is surgery. For stages iib and iii, the therapy of choice is chemoradiation followed by surgery. For stage iv, chemotherapy +/- radiation and no surgery. In the patient in poor physical condition, chemoradiotherapy without surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hospitals do not: Care for patients, doctors do. Your choice of doctor is more important than your choice of hospital. The best doctor may be a dermatologist or plastic surgeon, but the most important factor is that you have confidence in and feel comfortable with the doctor you choose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not a treatment: Skin grafting is not a treatment for melanoma. There are multiple treatments available depending on the extent of the disease. Excision of the melanoma whether via traditional surgery or Moh's excision can leave a defect or gap in the skin and skin grafting is often used to fill that defect and recreate the barrier function of your skin. ...Read more
Stage for Stage in : Disease confined to prostate, "cure" is similar; side effects very different: surgery v. Radiotherapy. Subtypes of each and claims of superiority more likely due to cherry picking. Get honest facts for sexual function, continence, bladder and rectal injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the prognosis for skin cancer on chest? Very large section cut out with reconstructive surgery done and pre-oral cancer ?
Depends: Laparoscopic surgery is highly effective for removing all or portions of the colon. Treatment of the cancer is dependent on how early/advanced the disease process is. It is a good idea to be in a location where a multidisciplinary approach to the cancer can be done - experienced laparoscopic surgeons, oncologists, radiation oncologists, and diagnostic radiologists can all help. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Depends on stage: Colon ca: stage 1 (surgery, no chemo), stage 2 (surgery, usually no chemo), stage 3 (surgery, chemo), stage 4 (chemo, surgery and radiation only for symptom control). Pancreas staging is often defined functionally as "resectable" (surgery as primary treatment), "borderline/unresectable" (neo-adjuvant chemo and surgery if possible), advanced/metastatic (chemo). Details too advanced for answer limit. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Anaplastic thyroid: Anaplastic thyroid cancer is rare however it is a very agressive type of thyroid cancer. The best treatment is surgery- with total removal of the thyroid gland and resection of the lymph gland on the neck around it. Radiation therapy following surgery is given for local control.For advance stage- chemo vs. Clinical trials using medicine eg- sorafenib/tyrosine kinase inhibitor or m-tor inhibitor ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
High cure rate: The prognosis for dcis after lumpectomy and adjuvant radiation therapy is great. The average cure rate is more than 95% (of course small tumor size, low grade, clear margins tend to ahve better outcome than high grade or positive margins). At your age (46 yo) and with high grade dcis, you should discuss with your oncologist about the use of tamoxifen to further decreease the chance of recurrence. ...Read more
Is curing cancer an interest of the fda? Are doctors and scientists closer to a cancer cure? Or is cancer to complex?
Curing Cancer: Cancer is a broad term referring to many difference disease processes. In short, cancer is the uncontrolled division and spread of cells. A single cure for every different kind of cancer would be extremely unlikely because different cells and different genes are involved. That is why some cancers have excellent treatments (most thyroid cancer) and others are much more difficult (pancreatic). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reasonable: Surgical resection is the best option for lung cancer cure, if the cancer can be removed in its entirety. The amount of lung to be resected depends on the patients ability to tolerate the removal of a substantial amount of tissue. Breathing tests are performed prior to surgery to figure this out. Removal of a lung, lobe, segment, or wedge can all lead to cure. A lobe is preferred. ...Read more
Heart CA is rare: Heart cancers are rare, cancers develop in tissues that grow and multiply , one reason cancers rarely develop in heart, from connective tissues myxomas can develop . It is possible to place a mechanical heart till cadaver heart donor is available , i don't know it was ever done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mohs surgery is a skin cancer surgery technique that allows 100% evaluation of the tumor margins (edges & depth). It involves 3 steps: 1. Tumor removal 2. Pathological evaluation 3. Reconstructive surgery. The three steps are often done by one physician who can do all three steps in the office on the same day (most of the time). It is done ...Read more
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