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Oncology (General Cancer): Neuroendocrine Carcinoma, liver biopsy, cancer of the breast
liver biopsy, cancer of the breast, second hand smoke: These tumors are very rare, so many things about them are really not very well known. Normally when a cancer of the breast is involved I tell siblings (and offspring) to be careful and to do check ups. I m not certain that is necessary in this very rare condition...

Oncology (General Cancer): NHL follicular indolent, american cancer society, non hodgkin lymphoma
american cancer society, non hodgkin lymphoma, google search: No chemo therapy does not aggravate the cancer, but because it is not very efficient in treating the disease and has some - sometimes severe - side effects, it can be said to aggravate the clinical condition. Yes it is correct. The American Cancer Society...

Oncology (General Cancer): NHL follicular, fatigue symptoms, cancer cells
fatigue symptoms, cancer cells, indirect cause: You are right in the assumption that if you were anemic it would be easy to account for your fatigue. However I can not say that you are wrong in assuming that your illness at least partly is responsible for your present symptoms. Any tumour illness is a parasite...

Oncology (General Cancer): Nitrates, laboratory rats, deli sandwiches
laboratory rats, deli sandwiches, turkey breast: No, there is no big cancer risk. Your kids would need to eat about a thousand baloney sandwiches a day for the rest of their lives to match the doses of nitrates/nitrates fed to laboratory rats in order to cause cancer in the poor little devils. However, I...

Oncology (General Cancer): Njurcancer, nu bra, sdet
nu bra, sdet, intas: Ja en så stor och dessutom snabbväxande tumör av grad 3 är ju inte så roligt att råka ut för och det gör ju prognosen åtminstone dubiös. Så om han kan få efterbehandling med det nya preparatet så har han i alla fall ingenting att förlora och troligen en hel...

Oncology (General Cancer): Nodule on Thyroid, nodule on thyroid, ear nose and throat specialist
nodule on thyroid, ear nose and throat specialist, fine needle biopsy: Dear Catherine, Fine Needle Biopsy is NOT 100% accurate in determining if a nodule is benign or malignant (cancerous).... In fact it is ONLY 80-85% accurate and the ONLY, repeat ONLY way to know for sure is to have surgery to remove the right or left thyroid...

Oncology (General Cancer): Nodules in Lung, hilar adenopathy, chest x rays
hilar adenopathy, chest x rays, history of breast cancer: What has been found may very well be caused by your pneumonia, but unfortunately I can not exclude the possibilities of a connection to your previous breast cancer, though less likely, or to a primary lung cancer, though that too if you are a non smoker is...

Oncology (General Cancer): Non-hodgkins/ Pnuemonia:, abdomin pain, non hodgkins lymphoma
abdomin pain, non hodgkins lymphoma, constant cough: Pneumonitis is a non microbial inflammation of a lung. There can be many reasons for it, chemical, radiological etc. LDH is one test among many. In your case right now I myself would prefer CT or MRI scans. Sorry different laboratories use different standards....

Oncology (General Cancer): Non Small Cell Cancer, paclitaxel carboplatin, high protein diet
paclitaxel carboplatin, high protein diet, rheumatoid lung disease: I m sorry to read about his & your problems! Both chemo therapy & radiation therapy are TOUGH treatments with many sometimes severe side effects so this is not really abnormal. Probably though the treatment will give him some relief later on even though only...

Oncology (General Cancer): Normal Lymph Node???, birth control pills, post nasal drip
birth control pills, post nasal drip, sinus allergies: you have a normal reactional adenopathy caused by a small infection or an inflammation remember lymphoma lymph node are not painful and are just when drinking alcohol. So I do not think that you need to worry about unless becoming big and never decreases...

Oncology (General Cancer): NSCLC, lung cancer patient, crushed vertebrae
lung cancer patient, crushed vertebrae, old dad: I m sorry to read about his - and your - problems. Any lung cancer patient rarely lives more than a year from diagnosis regardless of what is done therapywise. So what surgery, chemo therapy and radiation therapy can do is to extend survival time to some extent....

Oncology (General Cancer): In need of advice, cancer resource center, testicular cancer resource center
cancer resource center, testicular cancer resource center, doug bank: Jason, All in good time. I would not jump to any conclusions about treatment, nor would I necessarily trust the advice of a single doctor. I have no idea what they will tell you because there are many possibilities. There are many different possible outcomes...

Oncology (General Cancer): neuroendocrine cancer, royal canadian regiment, infantry section
royal canadian regiment, infantry section, cfb gagetown: 83/84 I was busy in the Royal Guards Regiment. I left the Army in 96 and went into private practice full time. I have now retired completely after a stroke. I m happy you enjoyed your UN time! I m sorry I have no personal experience with Agent Orange. I would...

Oncology (General Cancer): neuroendocrine cancer, viet nam war, public interest groups
viet nam war, public interest groups, nam vet: Are you a Viet Nam vet? Dioxin was a contaminant in Agent Orange, but numerous studies on cancer incidence in vets show no correlation between cancer incidence and exposure to AO during the Viet Nam war. Various public interest groups still insist otherwise,...

Oncology (General Cancer): new moles, skin specialist, birth marks
skin specialist, birth marks, moles: Most of the moles are not cancers. a new one does require a physician to examine and see if there is any cause for concern. from the description you provided, they do not seem alarming. However, this is one area, it is better to get a skin specialist to see...

Oncology (General Cancer): new research?, brain radiation, whole brain
brain radiation, whole brain, scary side: Dear mcr285: I am very sorry to hear about your father. My uncle died of melanoma, so I know what a terrible disease this is. At this site you can search for all the clinical trials on melanoma. I found over 140 studies recruiting patients. http://www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/search...

Oncology (General Cancer): news, germ cell, benign tumor
germ cell, benign tumor, freak out: Dear Diane, I really can t tell you much more than in the past since I did tell you to research the term Malignant Germ Cell so you knew what you have been diagnosed with... As for you dying in the NEAR future, I also told you that death was not imminent...

Oncology (General Cancer): night sweats, calgary canada, stockholm sweden
calgary canada, stockholm sweden, night temperature: Dear Nadya, I live in Stockholm, Sweden, and I would wish the night temperature here would be as high as 16 C! Honestly though 16-20C is hardly the cause for night sweats. There can be many reasons for night sweats, not only lymphomas. Without an examination...

Oncology (General Cancer): nodol marginal zone lymphoma B cell, marginal zone lymphoma, mri report
marginal zone lymphoma, mri report, pathology report: Well even if slowly - a relative term, slowly compared to faster growing tumors - his lesions are still growing. So as long as they are doing that. Even if his drs. do not want to give him general chemo therapy at present - which I can understand - it is...

Oncology (General Cancer): nodular fasciitis, armed forces institute of pathology, pathology results
armed forces institute of pathology, pathology results, harmless condition: Any diagnosis - even one from a pathologist - carries a certain, though small, risk of misdiagnosis. Certain conditions like some sarcomas are more difficult to diagnose tha others. In the case of your son I do suggest a new biopsy and that it is checked by...

Oncology (General Cancer): nodules in the anus, invasive operations, corn grain
invasive operations, corn grain, intermittent pain: Well just by your description it is unfortunately impossible, for me, for anyone and everyone to tell you with any certainty what it really is. It can be many things. It may be completely harmless but again I can not promise that. What is needed is an examination...

Oncology (General Cancer): non hodgkins lymphoma, non hodgkins lymphoma, chest x ray
non hodgkins lymphoma, chest x ray, radiation therapy: If her diagnosis has been confirmed it is very probable that the enlargement of her liver and spleen at least partly is due to her lymphoma, but that must be confirmed by biopsies. If she has hepatitis and/or malaria those could also contribute to such enlargements....

Oncology (General Cancer): non-hodgkins lymphoma, non hodgkins lymphoma, industrial chemist
non hodgkins lymphoma, industrial chemist, religious objections: I m sorry to read about what happened to him, you and the rest of your family! No one knows the cause of most Non Hodgkin Lymphomas, so I can NOT comment on his chemistry background. Was not an autopsy performed in a situation like this where the direct cause...

Oncology (General Cancer): non small cell carcinoma, small cell carcinoma, non small cell carcinoma
small cell carcinoma, non small cell carcinoma, coumadine: Dear Deborah, It is totally impossible to tell you IF the coumadine will actually break up all of the clots that remain behind or if the clots will actually travel somewhere else and cause other damage... Your doctors SHOULD be able to tell you if this was...

Oncology (General Cancer): normal lymph node?, jaw line, cancer society
jaw line, cancer society, personal decision: This is not easy to answer as lymph nodes swell for different reasons, but they do mostly become swollen because of infection somewhere in the body. Your testing for the STD s was a good indication of what it is NOT, but it could be anything from TB to strep...

Oncology (General Cancer): normal pain after radiation, normal bowel movement, toliet seat
normal bowel movement, toliet seat, skin symptoms: Radiation can cause an inflammation in the bowel (similar to a sunburn in the skin). Symptoms can be as you describe them. This could be serious - but not necessarily so. In any way you DO need to se your dr. in order to describe these symptoms ASAP! Do it...

Oncology (General Cancer): Is this normal???, birth control pills, post nasal drip
birth control pills, post nasal drip, sinus allergies: I think I have recently answered a previous question from you on this subject. Since I can not examine you myself and an answer would be without merit without an examination, I must suggest that you go again to your ENT dr. for an examination, even though...

Oncology (General Cancer): nutritional therapy, dietary treatment, scams
dietary treatment, scams, cancer: There is NO clinical or scientific evidence of ANY cancer at ANY time ANYWHERE, NEITHER anatomically NOR geographically, that has been cured with ANY nutritional or dietary treatment! But there are many scams reported in which such claims have been made! The...

Oncology (General Cancer): Omentum cancer, ping pong ball, rapid weight loss
ping pong ball, rapid weight loss, signet ring: Her cancer could come from her ovaries (a very common source in cases like this) unless they were removed with her uterus. It MAY come from her uterine cervix unless that was removed too with her uterus. It can also come from some bowel/gastro-intestinal cancers...

Oncology (General Cancer): Not ONCO but HEMO Q: Blood Groups, high risk pregnancy, maternal fetal medicine
high risk pregnancy, maternal fetal medicine, early miscarriages: Your situation is complex and you should see a hematologist as well as a high risk pregnancy specialists (called Maternal Fetal Medicine). I do not deal with blood groups and their various nuances. People with antiP1 antibodies can have a transfusion reaction...

Oncology (General Cancer): Oncology opportunity, east carolina university, practice opportunities
east carolina university, practice opportunities, atlanta area: There are many groups in Atlanta looking for oncologists. We made offers to two very good candidates whom we interviewed already. We will take one of them. Please contact our practice manager, Mrs. Candace Hayes at 770 963 8030 and send your CV. If any opening...

Oncology (General Cancer): Oral cancer?, anxiety panic attacks, anxiety and panic attacks
anxiety panic attacks, anxiety and panic attacks, dealing with anxiety: Well, again, without an examinatikon it IS impossible to give you any certain evaluation of this. So to have an examination you will have to go to an ear-nose-and-throat surgeon or a dentist. However, your problem very likely has more to do with your psychological...

Oncology (General Cancer): Organ Failure, tumor necrosis factor, cancerous tumour
tumor necrosis factor, cancerous tumour, vital oxygen: Reads close to being right. Sometimes the normal cells are killed by chemicals that the cancer cells make and also induce the normal cells to make (called cytokines) This is the reason why people sometimes lose weight, feel run down and have fevers. (Example:...

Oncology (General Cancer): Ovarian Cancer, cancer of the peritoneum, ugly disease
cancer of the peritoneum, ugly disease, angry at the world: Dear Sharon, Thank you; cancer is certainly not easy to deal with, but the more you know about it, the less fear you have; the worst fear is the fear of the unknown...the more information and steps you can take, the less fear you have and the more determination...

Oncology (General Cancer): Ovarian Cancer, chemo treatments, vena cava
chemo treatments, vena cava, needle biopsy: Sheri, In general, you would expect there to be other ares of cancer as well. If that were the only site, it could be irradiated or removed, but it is not likely to be the only site. In general, once the cancer has stopped responding to several drugs it...

Oncology (General Cancer): Ovarian Cancer, ovarian cancer cells, chemotherapy agents
ovarian cancer cells, chemotherapy agents, stomach area: Radiation to localized areas can be done if necessary for palliation. Under usual circumstances, the aorta can tolerate radiation in the usual amounts. Once an ovarian cancer has stopped responding to the usual drugs, it is multi-drug resistant and not likely...

Oncology (General Cancer): Ovarian Cancer, total hysterectomy, definately
total hysterectomy, definately, food stamps: Dear Laura, As for the so called BOYFRIEND, he will NOT change and there is nothing you can do to make him change... Infact as you get worse, so will he and I suggest that you tell him if he is NOT going to help you while you are battling this cancer, then...

Oncology (General Cancer): Ovarian Cancer, sonogram results, running a fever
sonogram results, running a fever, tumor size: What I said was that yes precise cancer diagnosis can only be made by microscopy just as you asked BUT there may be CT signs indicating that a cancer is VERY probable! Ovarian cancer is a possibility but there are others like a cancer derived from the placenta...

Oncology (General Cancer): Ovarian Cancer, hysteroctomy, cancerous tumors
hysteroctomy, cancerous tumors, benign tumors: Even though it may be round, the fluid makes me think more along cancer lines unfortunately. Has any fluid been taken out of her abdomen? If so, has any tests been done (cytology) to find out if there are cancer cells in it? If not done, maybe it should be...

Oncology (General Cancer): Ovarian Cancer, secondary tumor, living in spain
secondary tumor, living in spain, bleedings: Well you are quite right in that her tumour will not be washed out by her bleedings! That is impossible! Treatment is usually surgery and chemo therapy. Sometimes also radiation therapy. However as you describe her case I think only chemo therapy may be considered...

Oncology (General Cancer): Ovarian Cancer Concern, sclerotic lesion, chest x ray
sclerotic lesion, chest x ray, pelvic sonogram: Bone metastasies can come from anywhere even if certain tumours are more common. With regards to your first question, yes it is possible that it could come from an ovarian lesion but not very probable. In the meantime waiting for those other things have your...

Oncology (General Cancer): Ovarian Cancer Spread to Intestines, throwing up bile, abdominal cavity
throwing up bile, abdominal cavity, cancer cells: I m sorry to be the messenger of bad news but ovarian cancer almost always has a very bad prognosis. The cancer is very difficult to detect before it has gone far too long. It also usually spread by shedding cancer cells into the fluid of the abdominal cavity...

Oncology (General Cancer): Ovarian Cancer Stage 3-4, cancer cells, cancer stage
cancer cells, cancer stage, ca125: She may be in remission, but how long it will last is unfortunately impossible to say. I do not know if her surgeons are willing to open her up again. You will have to ask them! If they are willing they may try to restore her bowel to the original condition...

Oncology (General Cancer): Ovarian Cancer, yellow grease, frequent intervals
yellow grease, frequent intervals, type of cancer: Tom. I am assuming that you mean grade 1 by the term level 1, if so, then both doctors are correct. For a large number of women, no treatment may not be much different than treatment, but for any individual woman there is no way to tell if it is going to...

Oncology (General Cancer): Ovarian Carcinosarcoma Screenings, malignant tumor, colan
malignant tumor, colan, pet scans: If indeed it had invaded her colon it should by definition since that is another organ be called a stage 4. But that depends on if indeed the pathologist could find any evidence of an invasion of her colon or not. I do not know, I have not examined that specimen....

Oncology (General Cancer): Ovarian Carcinosarcoma, chemotherapy treatments, resurch
chemotherapy treatments, resurch, fri: Dear Billye, Unfortunately, I can t tell you what to do since this is a MUST decision for your wife to make along with your help.... This cancer has spread to the colon and the breast and this is NOT good.... When the doctors tell you that the prognosis...

Oncology (General Cancer): Ovaries, cancerous cells, overies
cancerous cells, overies, question thanks: if the ovaries has been removed it should not be any cells left, and healthy cells do not detach them selves from the ovary, it is the case only in cancerous cells, but since they were healthy I will not be concern about it. a cell without blood supply [healthy...

Oncology (General Cancer): occiputal neuralgia, neuralgias, tumours
neuralgias, tumours, neuralgia: Tumours precisely there are not common - in fact I can not remember one single patient of mine with it. I m now retired but I worked as a physician for around 35 years. Tumours there could be either or (malignant/benign). The treatment and prognosis would...

Oncology (General Cancer): oncologic investigations for my 2 years old boy, oncologic problems, medical assistance
oncologic problems, medical assistance, age group: Honestly I see no reason for any investigation at present unless he has some symptoms and/or signs of any such illness. Oncological problems may be one of the more important death reasons in that age group. But that is mainly due to the fact that very few...

Oncology (General Cancer): oncology/chemo, pancreas divisum, cancer chemotherapy
pancreas divisum, cancer chemotherapy, cause hair loss: Gemcitabine is cancer chemotherapy drug that is given to patients who have pancreatic cancer (and some other cancer) Gentamycin is an antibiotic given to people with infections. You may want to talk with your mother s doctor and find out more and then...

Oncology (General Cancer): ovarian and bone cancer, ovarian cancer cells, dear angie
ovarian cancer cells, dear angie, brain cancer: Dear Angie, Ovarian cancer cells can travel to any part of the body including the bones... It is NOT call bone cancer, or brain cancer or lung cancer, it is referred to as Metastasized Ovarian Cancer.... So the answer is YES, ovarian cancer can spread to...

Oncology (General Cancer): ovarian cancer, ovarian cancer, ovaries
ovarian cancer, ovaries, hysterectomy: Unfortunately it does happen at times. That is why women are told that even after both the ovaries are removed, there can be an ovarian cancer in the lining of the abdominal wall (called peritoneum.) These are called Primary Peritoneal cancers and are thought...

Oncology (General Cancer): ovarian cancer, ovarian cancers, abdominal cavity
ovarian cancers, abdominal cavity, lymph channels: Ovarian cancers generally have a very bad prognosis because they are mostly found far too late. They usually spread both by the blood stream and the lymph channels AND by diffusion in the abdominal cavity - as this case is a typical example of - while her...

Oncology (General Cancer): ovarian cancer survival, abdominal cavity, cancer survival
abdominal cavity, cancer survival, cancer cells: It very often is but not always. However no one can guarantee or promise success when dealing with an ovarian cancer of whatever kind unfortunately. It is a very tricky cancer mainly for 2 reasons: 1. Difficult to detect. 2. It spreads in the abdominal cavity...

Oncology (General Cancer): ovarian cancer, overies, ovarian cancer
overies, ovarian cancer, timr: It is difficult to say that something is absolutely impossible however unlikely. But as you describe it if a full hysterectomy and bilateral ovarieectomy was performed and the ovaries were found to be completely ok by the pathologist any possibility of any...

Oncology (General Cancer): Pain in lower back and lower left abdomen, testicle size, lower abdomen
testicle size, lower abdomen, urologic surgeon: I doubt very much that your masturbation has anything at all to do with your symptoms! BUT the fact that you have felt a lump on your right testicle and your other symptoms DO make an URGENT examination by a urologic surgeon NECESSARY ASAP! Good luck! ...

Oncology (General Cancer): Pain in lower back/lower abdomen/Ovarian cancer, thyroid condition, bad circulation
thyroid condition, bad circulation, lower abdomen: As you can understand it is impossible for me to tell you if you do have a cancer and arthritis. The best way is to have an ovary ultrasound and markers done, especially that at the beginning there is no symptoms, and for your sppine since you have the issue...

Oncology (General Cancer): Painful Lumps, inflammatory nature, lymphnodes
inflammatory nature, lymphnodes, arm pit: These are NOT symptoms & signs I associate with any lymphoma or any other tumor disease! You do seem to have some sort of a problem though, probably of an infectious/inflammatory nature. I suggest that you contact a dermatologist (skin dr.) about this problem....

Oncology (General Cancer): Painful Lymph Nodes, painful lymph nodes, chest xrays
painful lymph nodes, chest xrays, cancer cells: PET scan is not a definitive test to rule out cancer. If you feel a node and want to know what it is, go to a surgeon and see if he feels the node is large enough to biopsy it. A diagnosis of cancer is almost always made only after a biopsy shows cancer cells....

Oncology (General Cancer): Pancreas cancer, pancreas cancer, survival time
pancreas cancer, survival time, total pancreatectomy: Only his dr. can evaluate if a total pancreatectomy (an enormous operation, with big risks) is feasable in this case or not. As you mention such an operation would have a lot of consequencies too. Very few cases are suitable for such heroic surgery. No cure...

Oncology (General Cancer): Pancreatic Cancer, pancreatic ducts, stage disease
pancreatic ducts, stage disease, xeloda: In pancreatic cancer, when surgery is not an option, radiation is given, especially to alleviate pain. We also add a little chemotherapy to radiation to make it work better. 5FU injection is commonly used, but 5FU in tablet form, called Xeloda, is becoming...

Oncology (General Cancer): Pancreatic Cancer, chronic pancreatitis, prevocal
chronic pancreatitis, prevocal, mri scans: Jennifer, In order to know whether your father has cancer, a biopsy (removing a piece of the mass so that it can be examined under the microscope) needs to be done. This can usually be done with a needle by an interventional radiologist (a specialist who...

Oncology (General Cancer): Pancreatic Cancer, pancreatic cancers, pancreatic duct
pancreatic cancers, pancreatic duct, blood circulation: Unfortunately it is not as simple as that. The pancreatic duct(s) will just feed pancreatic juice with its enzymes to a part of the bowel (the duodenum). It/they can not play any role in the blood circulation of the pancreas nor is there any such role normally....

Oncology (General Cancer): Pancreatic cancer, pancreatic cancer patients, whipple surgery
pancreatic cancer patients, whipple surgery, superior mesenteric vein: I am sorry to read about the troubles of your husband! Unfortunately I can not offer you any hope. The prognosis of this type of cancer is very bad. The exact mechanism of death differs from patient to patient. Chemotherapy at best can only prolong survival...

Oncology (General Cancer): Pancreatic cancer, whipple procedure, tumour marker
whipple procedure, tumour marker, marker test: Yes I suppose too that that is the tumour marker he meant. Well, if it is a good sign is really hard to answer. You must I m sure already understand that her tumour is not curable and the best we can hope for is an increase in her survival time and a decrease...

Oncology (General Cancer): Pancreatic tumour, morbidity rate, pancreatic tumors
morbidity rate, pancreatic tumors, benign tumors: ALL pancreatic tumors are surgically difficult due to the anatomical position of the pancreas. That position also makes diagnosis more difficult - even today with ultrasound, CT & MRI scans. Before these it was almost impossible except through surgery or -...

Oncology (General Cancer): Pankreatic Cancer, high count of white blood cells, white blood cells
high count of white blood cells, white blood cells, vitamine supplements: Normally during chemo therapy you are more concerned with LOW levels of white blood cells, not high levels that normally are associated with for example infection/inflammation! Are you sure there is no misunderstanding here? If his levels truly were high and...

Oncology (General Cancer): Papillary Thyroid cancer, papillary thyroid cancer, thyroid cancers
papillary thyroid cancer, thyroid cancers, radio active iodine: This is a field that is rather unexplored. I can not exclude the possibility that you and your daughter have some common genetic predisposition that you share and which may have caused this. Apart from radiation (a rather rare cause normally) the causes of...

Oncology (General Cancer): Patch of hair growth on husband's back, skin lesions, growing hair
skin lesions, growing hair, family dr: Well, honestly this is a question for a dermatologist, really not for me and certainly not for a family dr.! Without an examination I can not be sure either! However hair covered skin lesions are not usually cancerous - and I think that was the most important...

Oncology (General Cancer): Patient having Blood Cancer and chest infection, oxygen mask, blood cancer
oxygen mask, blood cancer, cancer doctor: I suppose he has a leukemia. In such cases, especially when treated with chemo therapy infections are always a hazard. His infection must be treated with antibiotics but in a case like this the outcome is always uncertain and dubious. I m sorry, I m a Swede...

Oncology (General Cancer): Patient missed his chemotherapy after Radical Orchiectomy, radical orchiectomy, orchiectomy surgery
radical orchiectomy, orchiectomy surgery, fluid accumulation: Without an examination it is impossible to give you a precise answer, BUT it is very probable that this is due to the fact that he missed his VERY IMPORTANT chemotherapy (before chemotherapy was available for testicular cancer the mortality rate was very high,...

Oncology (General Cancer): Pediatric Oncology, pediatric oncology patients, marrow donor registry
pediatric oncology patients, marrow donor registry, oncology unit: Don, As you suspect, I am probably not the right source for this topic. I thought about it all day and cannot think of a really good way of approaching the issue other than to call your local hospital and ask them. I am sure there are one or more social...

Oncology (General Cancer): Pediatric Oncology, marrow donor registry, pediatric oncology patients
marrow donor registry, pediatric oncology patients, emotional fallout: Dear Don, As far as I know, the children are not restricted to people with experience; what they need most is someone with a heart, and that qualifies you immediately. As to not being able to let go and taking it home with you, coping with the emotional...

Oncology (General Cancer): Pediatric Oncology, marrow donor registry, pediatric oncology patients
marrow donor registry, pediatric oncology patients, oncology unit: Dear Don, You sound like a very kind hearted person with the need or want to help.... The only advise I can give you is to check with local hospitals in your area and see if they need volunteers to help... You do not need any special training in most cases,...

Oncology (General Cancer): Peritoneal cancer, peritoneal carcinomatosis, cancer of the peritoneum
peritoneal carcinomatosis, cancer of the peritoneum, pathology report: The treatment is usually a combination with two drugs, carboplatin and taxol. It is given once in three weeks (some times they can give these treatments weekly also, with one third dose each week) for 6 treatments. (total treatment time, about 4 to 5 months)...

Oncology (General Cancer): Persistent Lymphadenopathy, swollen lymph nodes, chronic lung disease
swollen lymph nodes, chronic lung disease, lymph node: There are many possible reasons for this, so it does not have to be a tumor and your description of it as not changing over a long period of time also makes it less likely to be a malignancy. However I see no reason to just wait and see. A thin needle aspitation...

Oncology (General Cancer): Pesticides???, hodgkins lyphoma, julia roberts erin
hodgkins lyphoma, julia roberts erin, crop dusters: I don t know how you could find out what specific pesticide was used in El Centro back then, but I would guess DDT. It was sprayed indiscriminately on everything in the 1950s. That was when us old (now) scientists began doing research into the causes of cancer.By...

Oncology (General Cancer): Peutz-Jehgers syndrome, check ups, colon cancer
check ups, colon cancer, benign polyp: I think that colonoscopy rate seems rather reasonable though with increasing age maybe you should do it more often. This syndrome is associated with a somewhat increased risk of colon cancer but not dramatically so. But since your mother got it you should...

Oncology (General Cancer): PH/Alkaline levels in body, apricot pits, mastecomy
apricot pits, mastecomy, natural herbs: Dear Carolyn, I will be frank and honest with you... This lady that is treating her with this BUNK, is an IDIOT and I hope she did not tell your sister that this would cure her because that is just a bold face LIE..... There are many NATURALIST out there...

Oncology (General Cancer): Pheochromocytoma and lipoma, adrenal glands, nerve tissue
adrenal glands, nerve tissue, chicken egg: A very interesting question, thanks! Your symptoms and signs definitely do suggest this diagnosis (pheochromocytoma). While such a tumor usually arises in the adrenals (adrenal medulla) other sites (usually from sympatic/adrenergic nerve tissue) are not unheard...

Oncology (General Cancer): Possibility of testicular cancer?, needle biopsy, gum clinic
needle biopsy, gum clinic, ultrasound scan: Unfortunately we will have to wait for the ultrasound to be sure. If necessary a thin needle biopsy should also be performed of this lump . However as you describe it I do not think it is likely that this is cancer, but of course I can not guarantee that....

Oncology (General Cancer): Possible blood cancer?, bone marrow biopsy, normal wbc counts
bone marrow biopsy, normal wbc counts, night sweats chills: Unless your blood tests now are normal, I think you still should go through the investigations I have mentioned to be on the safe side. Both possibilities are possible. Without an investigation it is impossible to determine which is the correct one! Well if...

Oncology (General Cancer): Possible CTCL, swollen lymph nodes, dartmouth hitchcock
swollen lymph nodes, dartmouth hitchcock, topical steroid cream: Cutaneous T Cell Lymohomas (CTCL) are sometimes difficult to diagnose, even when one suspects the diagnosis. Given your other symptoms, I recommend that you see a hematologist/oncologist and get a full evaluation. Sometimes, CTCL cells can be seen on blood...

Oncology (General Cancer): Possible cancer in aged 22 female?, chest x rays, inflammatory bowel disease
chest x rays, inflammatory bowel disease, internal cancers: Dear Meg, I am sorry to hear about all your troubles, especially at your young age. Internal cancers at age 22 are very rare except for some rare genetic conditions. I would urge you to see a GI specialist right away, and yes an endoscomy and colonoscopy...

Oncology (General Cancer): Possible Lung Cancer, lung apex, lung base
lung apex, lung base, needle biopsy: No this could be many things - including signs of infection. At the moment there is not much reason to suspect any cancer. It should be watched though! Thanks! Instead of waiting and watching it may be possible to do a needle biopsy from her lesion in her...

Oncology (General Cancer): Possible tumor or growth, exercise stress test, general anxiety disorder
exercise stress test, general anxiety disorder, chest x ray: The only symptom I can adress is your shortness of breath! That may very well be due to your anxiety syndrome too, but since it worries you ask your dr. to send you to a CT scan of your lungs. If that scan does not show any tumour you can be sure that that...

Oncology (General Cancer): PROSTATE, blood test results, ivp
blood test results, ivp, prostate gland: I imagine that your urologist will recommend multiple biopsies of the prostate gland to see if there is any cancer. Please follow his or her instructions. Early stage prostate cancer is curable. You have anemia (Hgb 11.6/Hcrit 34.8) This should also be...

Oncology (General Cancer): Pre ejaculate or (pre cum), pre ejaculate, dry as a bone
pre ejaculate, dry as a bone, urologist: Sir, as you yourself point out I m not a urologist. Your question is actually the first time in my life I hear about this problem - which since I m not a urologist does not mean that it is that rare. This is definitely outside my area of expertise! I strongly...

Oncology (General Cancer): Preservation of the Larynx in my mom, cancer of the larynx, thyroid cartilage
cancer of the larynx, thyroid cartilage, initial chemotherapy: I agree that both chemo therapy and radiation therapy are options apart from surgery. Since my knowledge of her case is in spite of the information you have given me very limited it is impossible for me at present to evaluate if her drs. are doing the right...

Oncology (General Cancer): Profound Anemia, hairy cell leukemia, low neutrophils
hairy cell leukemia, low neutrophils, hemoglobin level: Dear Randy, Your physician was justifiably alarmed. Though I don t know the exact number of the lowest hemoglobin ever recorded, 3.7 is very low. Similarly, your white blood cell and platelet counts were also alarming low. You were most probably coping relatively...

Oncology (General Cancer): Prostate Biopsey, needle aspiration biopsy, biopsy techniques
needle aspiration biopsy, biopsy techniques, lidocaine injection: I suspect that he will do a thin needle aspiration biopsy of your prostate. Here in Sweden where that biopsy technique was invented around 50 years ago by my former boss, Professor, Dr. Sixten Franzén, M.D., Ph.D., lidocaine is NEVER used (in spite of that...

Oncology (General Cancer): Prostate CA hormonal therapy, metastatic prostate cancer, psa level
metastatic prostate cancer, psa level, vantas: Actually I have no decided opinion on that matter. As far as I know they are equal, but like you I would hate to change something that is working. I m not familiar with the policies of U.S. insurance companies (I live in Sweden)but I understand they can be...

Oncology (General Cancer): Prostate Cancer, advantages of radiation, dose radiation
advantages of radiation, dose radiation, prostate cancers: Even with nerve sparing surgery the risk of impotence is very high. And the impotence rate after radiation (done properly) is certainly NOT 100%. In fact, one of the advantages of radiation (not the only one!) is that the risks of impotence and other dysfunctions...

Oncology (General Cancer): Prostate Cancer, prostate cancer, biopsy
prostate cancer, biopsy, psa: Whatever it was that was felt it should be examined by a biopsy (regardless of PSA) - very simple really, nothing to be afraid of! Treatments of prostate cancer do not need to be crippling. The gain in how long he will live can not be judged without knowing...

Oncology (General Cancer): Prostate Cancer, doctor refered, psa value
doctor refered, psa value, needle aspiration: Early prostate cancers have NO urinary symptoms! So even though you have had a somewhat high PSA for several years and you are still somewhat young (though older than before), I think it may be a good idea to let a urologist check you - just to be on the safe...

Oncology (General Cancer): Prostate Cancer, Radiation Seeds, radiation seeds, seed implants
radiation seeds, seed implants, kolliker: If done correctly, he will not suffer from the treatment. I m sure his dr. has a reason for suggesting this treatment. I do not know what kind of therapy he has had until now - hormones? But probably his dr. does not consider that enough from now on, which...

Oncology (General Cancer): Prostate Cancer Transmittal, abnormal papsmears, colpscopy
abnormal papsmears, colpscopy, pap smear: normally no , no cases has been report with transmission of cancerous cells via this way. if it is the case it will be a premiere and any wy the pap smear should show it. you need to know what is abnormal with the pap smear, colposcopy and pathology report...

Oncology (General Cancer): Prostate Cancer, biopsy report, psa test
biopsy report, psa test, psa level: You should have a urologist, who is a cancer expert,see your father in the US. His (leakage) incontinence may be from enlarged prostate or because the muscle that controls the bladder outlet may be weak. His PSA is not normal. He may still have prostate cancer....

Oncology (General Cancer): Prostate cancer, psa level, check ups
psa level, check ups, radiation therapist: I m taking your possible genetic burden into account. Of course, if no cancer is found also your PSA must be followed regularly at the check ups. You should have such check ups at least once a year if no cancer is found now. An enlarged prostate can increase...

Oncology (General Cancer): Prostate cancer, living in sweden, american expert
living in sweden, american expert, type of cancer: Not that I m aware of, but I m a Swede living in Sweden and have no experience with that type of cancer. Only with the normal ones. Among them you find anything & everything from very calm & quiet tumours to extremely aggressive cancers. I suggest that you...

Oncology (General Cancer): Prostate cancer and Lupron Depot, lupron depot, mri scan
lupron depot, mri scan, ultrasound scan: Anything is of course possible and of course the lack of side effects MAY indicate also a lack of effect but that is NOT necessarily the case. Only an ultrasound scan (or a CT or MRI scan) of your prostate can show if it has shrunk as desired. So talk to your...

Oncology (General Cancer): Prostate cancer, testicular self exam, signs of prostate cancer
testicular self exam, signs of prostate cancer, testicular cancer: Are you asking about prostate cancer or testicular cancer? You can do a testicular self exam for testicular cancer (http://tcrc.acor.org/tcexam.html) However, you CANNOT do a self exam for prostate cancer. The prostate is not something you can normally...

Oncology (General Cancer): Prostate and testicular cancer, impotence problems, fertility issues
impotence problems, fertility issues, testicular cancer: These are completely different cancers with completely different side effects. Testicular cancer generally does not have any affect on a man s ability to father children. On the other hand, men who get TC tend to be a bit less fertile in the first place...

Oncology (General Cancer): Is PSA level for prostate only?, kidney tumor, psa level
kidney tumor, psa level, biopsies: PSA (Prostate Specific Angiten) is for Prostate and not for other spots like the Kidneys. A value of 1.7 by itself is not diagnostic of cancer. You will follow with your urologist and he or she will probably do an ultrasound and take biopsies, if there is...

Oncology (General Cancer): PSA numbers, frequent feelings, cancer expert
frequent feelings, cancer expert, hormone treatments: I am not a prostate cancer expert, but I ll chime in anyway... 18 is awfully high. I can t imagine that he does not have cancer, but as I said, I am not an expert. How is his health otherwise? If he has lots of other problems, then it may not be worth...

Oncology (General Cancer): Pulmonary nodules, heber macmahon, james r jett
heber macmahon, james r jett, pulmonary nodules: Dear Katy, I understand your concern, and your frustration at how long it takes to see a specialist. I think that you should not be worried. Your problem is out of my expertise, but I did find the following an article in the journal Radiology that states:...

Oncology (General Cancer): pancreas and stomach cancer, darling sister, stomach cancer
darling sister, stomach cancer, explaination: I do understand your position! However you must also understand that I m doing this as an unpaid hobby and I m also on Yahoo, Brainmass.com & Kasamba.com so I tend to make my answers as short as possible. I m sorry if it was too short this time! Unfortunately...

Oncology (General Cancer): pancreas, inflammation of pancreas, pancreatic enzymes
inflammation of pancreas, pancreatic enzymes, amylase: you might have had inflammation of pancreas, that is improving. I assume MPV is mean platelet volume. that shows that the blood platelets are slightly larger than normal. this is not anything to worry about. You need to ask your doctor to explain about...

Oncology (General Cancer): pancreatic cancer, cell adenocarcinoma, type of cancer
cell adenocarcinoma, type of cancer, exact name: Dear Joe, Like I answered earlier, this all depends on the TYPE of cancer.... It may be called pancreatic cancer because it is found in the pancreas, but it has to have a CELL TYPE and depending on the cell TYPE of cancer, this depend on how fast growing...

Oncology (General Cancer): pancreatic cancer, morbidity rate, pancreatic tumors
morbidity rate, pancreatic tumors, brain tumor: We really do not know for any of these tumors. We used to say that it was because our diagnostic methods were so poor with these tumors. That is really no longer the case, not with any brain tumor and not with pancreatic tumors either now when we have so many...

Oncology (General Cancer): pancreatic cancer???, soft tissue density, stereotactic biopsy
soft tissue density, stereotactic biopsy, upper abdomen: Neither your radiologist nor I know what this is. Thus his suggestion. An alternative would be a stereotactic biopsy - not available everywhere - to get a diagnosis. I know too little about you to make any kind of pancreatic cancer risk evaluation. This kind...

Oncology (General Cancer): pancreatitis, conventional radiation therapy, stereotactic needle biopsy
conventional radiation therapy, stereotactic needle biopsy, radio frequency ablation: I m happy surgery was successful! I usually do not want to interfere with direct medical prescribing procedures, so you should discuss her chemo therapy (which I support) directly with her drs. The prognosis of these tumours is doubtful at best, but therapy...

Oncology (General Cancer): pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer, retention cyst, moderate drinker
retention cyst, moderate drinker, tuna sandwich: Dear Mikael, I really can t answer this question because your doctors are still in the diagnosis stage and until they have made a proper diagnosis of CANCER, I can t help... They need to determine if this is a simple cyst or a cancer mass... thank you,...

Oncology (General Cancer): I had a pap done recently..., atypical glandular cells, atypical squamous cells
atypical glandular cells, atypical squamous cells, typical cells: Barb, Go to www.gyncancer.com and read about Paps. There are two types of atypical cells, squamous cells from the outside of the cervix and atypical glandular cells from inside. The atypical squamous cells usually do not mean much. The atypical glandular...

Oncology (General Cancer): pap smear results, pap smear results, endometrial cells
pap smear results, endometrial cells, uterine cervix: It only means just what it says that among the cells from your uterine cervix (from the cervix of your uterus/womb) in this Pap smear there are also endometrial cells (from the inner lining of the inside of your your uterus/womb). Thesr cells have so to say...

Oncology (General Cancer): pap smear results, pap smear results, extra marital affair
pap smear results, extra marital affair, conventional pap: Exactly what do you mean by being not perfect ? Has any specific HPV-tests been done as well? A normal conventional pap-test just shows the state of cells taken from the uterine cervix. Atypical cells in that test (= not completely normal, not perfect...

Oncology (General Cancer): papermill, cancer risk??, cancer risk, shad
cancer risk, shad, illnesses: I would love to have such a property. Your only worry should be which way the prevaling wind blows. Paper mills smell awful, but there is no cancer risk associated with that bad odor. If you don t smell anything, don t worry! check out the odor factor in all...

Oncology (General Cancer): partial molar pregnancy, partial molar pregnancy, gyn onc
partial molar pregnancy, gyn onc, gestational tumors: The last two levels were the same, without any further drop. If the next value is also close to the 29 of the previous two weeks, I will be Ok with doing single agent methotrexate therapy. It is simple and can be done without any difficulty. with best wishes,...

Oncology (General Cancer): penile cancer, penile cancer, abscess
penile cancer, abscess, 17 years: At your age cancer of the penis is unheard of! So that is something you do not need to think of! On the other hand I do not from your description know what it is so I STRONGLY suggest that you let a surgeon or a dermatologist (skin dr.) take a look at it!...

Oncology (General Cancer): How people react when they find out they have a terminal disease, denial stage, terminal disease
denial stage, terminal disease, stages of shock: The stages of shock and grief when diagnosed with a terminal disease are pretty much the same as when we lose a loved one...it is also important to remember that cancer is not always a death sentence, and much depends on the stage at which the cancer was caught,...

Oncology (General Cancer): pet scan for cancer, pet scan for cancer, what is a pet scan
pet scan for cancer, what is a pet scan, dean ph: Dear Roland. PET stands for Positron Emission Tomography. It is a whole body scan that can be used to detect tumors in the body. It can be used to find cancers in patients that have never been diagnosed, or determine if a tumor has spread. Michael...

Oncology (General Cancer): ph/alkaline levels in body, apricot pits, mastecomy
apricot pits, mastecomy, medicine science: Ok, I will give you a very frank and straight answer. All this talk about PH, diet etc. is rubbish. However I have also - unfortunately - the experience that when you are dealing with true believers it does not matter that you represent medicine, science,...

Oncology (General Cancer): please help, high grade carcinoma, microscopic diagnosis, breast cancers
microscopic diagnosis, breast cancers, ductal carcinoma: It is impossible for me to determine how much time your mother has - as I have never seen her nor do I know details of her history. But, with what you have described, it is clear that she should needs someone experienced in cancer care to look at it as soon...

Oncology (General Cancer): plz diagnose this > Up normal tissue growth on the breast, breast cancer risk, fibroadenosis
breast cancer risk, fibroadenosis, left breast: What she has seems to be a fibroadenosis of her left breast. That is a very common condition in younger women and is NOT dangerous in any way in itself. So she does not run any higher breast cancer risk than normal but also not any lower. However if she should...

Oncology (General Cancer): poorly dicifered squamous cell carcinoma with nercrosis, squamous cell carcinoma, radiation treatments
squamous cell carcinoma, radiation treatments, cancer victims: Dear Donna, I am very sorry to hear about your husband s cancer. This does sound like an unusual case. Where is he being treated? How old is he? I am not an oncologist, so please consider that when reading this. As I am sure you know, any cancer...

Oncology (General Cancer): possible lung cancer, chemotherapy regimens, dean ph
chemotherapy regimens, dean ph, cancer alliance: Dear Charles, I am sorry to hear about your problem and the painful treatment you had to go through. I would certainly wait to hear the results of the biopsy and a 2nd opinion is always good to get. If found early, in stage 1 and 2, lung cancer can be...

Oncology (General Cancer): is it possible?.., heart murmurs, cancer cells
heart murmurs, cancer cells, lymphatic system: Dear Diane, MAny people have heart murmurs that they never knew they had and they never cause any medical problems.... However, I think it would be a good idea to ask your regular doctor if he KNEW you had a heart murmur and if so, why weren t you told...

Oncology (General Cancer): precancerous cells, precancerous cells, lazer treatment
precancerous cells, lazer treatment, tumor development: I would actually need more information to be sure but they are obviously looking for more signs and locations of any tumor development. However your question also has pure gynecological implications that are not within my field of expertise here. So you should...

Oncology (General Cancer): precancerous cells of the uterus, human papilloma virus, precancerous cells
human papilloma virus, precancerous cells, dean ph: Dear Wanda, It is very common for low grade lesions to be detected on pap smears. Fortunately most go away spontaneously and very few progress on to cervical cancer. But cervical cancer is a serious disease that can be almost completely prevented by regular...

Oncology (General Cancer): precancerous cells, falopian tubes, cancer of the uterus
falopian tubes, cancer of the uterus, precancerous cells: Jennifer, A D&C is a Dilatation of the cervix and a Curretage of the lining of the uterus. This usually gives a diagnosis of the condition of theses structures. The fallopian tubes are not examinaed in a D&C. You need the final written pathology report to...

Oncology (General Cancer): pregnancy as a treatment for cancer, breast cancers, radiation therapy
breast cancers, radiation therapy, cervical cancer: No not for an existing cancer! NEVER! But uterine & breast cancers are more common in women without children. And that she could have lost her hair due to chemo therapy (and radiation therapy to the head) is correct but a lot of healthy people know that. The...

Oncology (General Cancer): prescribed medication and cancer, deep vein thrombosis, acid indigestion
deep vein thrombosis, acid indigestion, kidney trouble: If your father had a recent blood clot, he should be on coumadin. Sometimes we do not continue coumadin, if there is a greater risk of bleeding. Levaquin is an antibiotic. Lasix is a water pill that is given to take care of any swelling in the body (generally...

Oncology (General Cancer): prognosis, liver condition, liver cancer
liver condition, liver cancer, throat cancer: I m sorry to have to tell you that with this situation his prognosis is hopeless, but I can not give you any sort of time schedule. The symptoms of an advanced throat cancer is so horrific locally though that I understand why this aggressive approach is chosen....

Oncology (General Cancer): prominent mediastinal/abdominal nodes, hilar lymph nodes, indolent lymphoma
hilar lymph nodes, indolent lymphoma, upper abdomen: lymph nodes larger than one cm. are of concern. it is always not easy to know if one is dealing with indolent or more aggressive lymphomas, if that is what these nodes represent. If the next CT also shows these nodes, you are correct in asking for a biopsy....

Oncology (General Cancer): prominent mediastinal/abdominal nodes, hilar lymph nodes, indolent lymphoma
hilar lymph nodes, indolent lymphoma, upper abdomen: Though of course small enlargements are of less concern, there is really no size limit. In your case, especially since it obviously worries you, I do suggest a mediastinoscopy with biopsies. If your dr. does not agree, you can always ask for a second opinion....

Oncology (General Cancer): prostate cancer, gleason score, brain tumours
gleason score, brain tumours, prostate biopsy: Yes a pathologist will always grade and put a Gleason score on a prostate cancer. It is never wrong to ask for a second opinion - especially not on things as tricky as these (even more so with brain tumours). If indeed it is the slow growing type - if confined...

Oncology (General Cancer): prostate cancer, spinal cord compression, gleason score
spinal cord compression, gleason score, psa level: First of all, he has got this cancer very early! Since you are brothers you should get checked too since there may be genetic factors involved! All the spots most probably indicate sites where to his cancer has spread. It is actually quite common for a prostate...

Oncology (General Cancer): prostate cancer, psa levels, cancer prostate
psa levels, cancer prostate, prostate cancer: Psa levels are so uncertain so the only sure thing here is that there has been an increase! If I were in your shoes that would be enough for me! I would definitely take radiation and anti testosterone - less risky it seems than estrogen - just as one of the...

Oncology (General Cancer): prostate cancer, radiation therapy for prostate cancer, mechanical stress
radiation therapy for prostate cancer, mechanical stress, inflamed tissue: Radiation causes a swelling and inflammation in exposed tissues, in this case in your prostate. When you have an orgasm surrounding muscles compress your prostate in order to ejaculate the prostate secretion from there. Like any inflamed tissue undergoing...

Oncology (General Cancer): prostate cancer spread to the bone, cause doctors, gammaknife
cause doctors, gammaknife, brain tissue: Well it is not a good sign but it is not as bad as it would have been had his primary cancer been say a lung cancer. Yes his drs. are right. That - meaning surgery - can - to some extent - be done. Also radiation can be given - with small tumors (less than...

Oncology (General Cancer): prostate cancer, bladder cancer, biological fact
bladder cancer, biological fact, prostate cancer: It is a biological fact that every male - if living long enough - will develop prostate cancer. It is just a case of living long enough in each individual case for that particular case. If a careful autopsy is performed on every male who died in his 80-ies...

Oncology (General Cancer): prostate and testicular cancer, intense radiation, semen quality
intense radiation, semen quality, testicular cancer: For the therapy of prostate cancer radiation, surgery and hormones are most often used and they all more or less affect the patient s sexual ability in a negative way and sometimes (radiation & hormones) semen production in a negative way. Testicular cancer...

Oncology (General Cancer): prostate, step dad, prostate cancer
step dad, prostate cancer, prostate problems: Very much is possible, but I do not KNOW if it is in his case. The risk of prostate cancer in men increases with age but so does the risk of benign (non cancerous) enlargement. Which of these 2 possibilities - OR BOTH - it is in this case I just do not know....

Oncology (General Cancer): pulmonary nodules, needle core biopsy, aspiration biopsy
needle core biopsy, aspiration biopsy, chest xrays: Well, with a history of pneumonia those nodules may very well be the visual evidence of your medical history, that is nothing malignant. But with a brother with mesothelioma (known asbestos exposure? Smoker?) and a family history of lung cancer (your father,...

Oncology (General Cancer): purple urine, strange colour, metabolic diseases
strange colour, metabolic diseases, internal medicine: There are certain metabolic diseases (porphyrineuriases) where you can have this type of strange colour of the urine. But this is outside my area of expertise so I suggest that you direct your question to an expert of internal medicine! The only thing I can...

Oncology (General Cancer): Question about lymph node injury..., enlarged lymph node, no doubt
enlarged lymph node, no doubt, gumball: Dear Juliet, I hope that you and your friend are no longer fooling around roughly..... It is possible that when the injury occurred that what you are now feeling is a hematoma that did not resolve itself and has now formed a fibrosis mass.... If you...

Oncology (General Cancer): Question about possible lymph node injury.., enlarged lymph node, no doubt
enlarged lymph node, no doubt, gumball: It is unusual but is probably possible that a node can be inflamed after injury to a nearby tissue and not go back to the original size. Eight months is generally enough for a node to return to normal. Posterior neck nodes are sometimes due to inflammation...

Oncology (General Cancer): Question about possible lymph node injury..., enlarged lymph node, no doubt
enlarged lymph node, no doubt, gumball: It is very likely that this lesion is due to your trauma. I do not believe it is a lymph node at all. I think it was a small muscle tear with bleeding and what you now feel ia a little scar tissue. This can be settled with an ultrasound scan very easily. Good...

Oncology (General Cancer): Question about a Skin Cancer, mosquito bite, pencil eraser
mosquito bite, pencil eraser, inner thigh: Well, for obvious reasons I can not examine it myself and any lesion of this kind - even if it has been there all your life - must be examined if it changes character in any way as yours seems to have done! It may turn out to be nothing dangerous but we do...

Oncology (General Cancer): Question about Testicular Cancer, swollen spermatic cord, testicular tumors
swollen spermatic cord, testicular tumors, spermatocele: What you read about testicular tumors is extremely misleading and irrelevant. Truth be told, most lumps do not change in size at all. Rather the cancer spreads microscopically. That doesn t help you, does it.... Seriously, if the lump is on the top of the...

Oncology (General Cancer): Questions to Ask Dermatologist, squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell skin cancer
squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell skin cancer, actinic keratosis: Dear Jann, You as the patient can demand or refuse any type of treatment you do not want or do want.... Most dermatologist can look at a lesion and know if it is cancerous or not.... However, I have learned that no matter what type of lesion I have (even...

Oncology (General Cancer): Questions for Dermatologist, squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell skin cancer
squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell skin cancer, actinic keratosis: red spot can be anything and nothing surely it is not a folliculitis or infected one since did not disapear with the treatment that you did apply. Usually examination of the lesion give a clue on what it might be and according to your age and previous facial...

Oncology (General Cancer): Questions for Dermatologist, squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell skin cancer
squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell skin cancer, actinic keratosis: You can certainly insist on a biopsy ( I would)! It can be done either way, though out of habit I would prefer to have it done first (so you know what you are doing & dealing with). It definitely sounds as something that should be taken care of! Avoid exposure...

Oncology (General Cancer): Questions for oncologist, high school education, mom dad
high school education, mom dad, honest to god: I will try to answer your questions to the best of my ability. However due to certain facts it is not easy to do so. Those particular reasons are as follows: I m a Swede, born, educated & trained in Sweden, where I have also worked during most of my professional...

Oncology (General Cancer): question, breast cancers, cancer diagnosis
breast cancers, cancer diagnosis, brain problem: The thyroid is NOT a common place for cancers to spread to. This case is somewhat confusing and without the ability to read her complete case files it is unfortunately impossible to comment further. I therefore strongly suggest that you ask for a second opinion...

Oncology (General Cancer): question...petrified, axillary lymph node, enlarged lymph gland
axillary lymph node, enlarged lymph gland, cbc with diff: As far as I can understand you have no reason to think of Hodgkin at all at the moment! Ask for or rather demand a thin needle biopsy of the enlarged lymph gland and then you and your dr. will have a diagnosis and know what it is and can act accordingly -...

Oncology (General Cancer): questioning validity of radiology scans, non hodgins lymphoma, stem cell transplant
non hodgins lymphoma, stem cell transplant, biopsy specimens: I find some merit in both ways of reasoning. However a PET scan is NOT a biopsy result! It is a way of measuring metabolism in a particular area. An increased metabolic rate CAN BE an indication of malignant growth BUT there are other possible explanations...

Oncology (General Cancer): questions on thyroid, hypoechoic nodules, having trouble finding information
hypoechoic nodules, having trouble finding information, multinodular goiter: The hypoechoic nodes are probably cysts (fluid filled spaces). To be sure of that needle biopsies can be done. The rest of the picture is compatible with a goiter. A nodular goiter is just an irregularly grown overgrown thyroid. Again biopsies (needle biopsies)...

Oncology (General Cancer): Radiation damage, radiation proctitis, folfox 6
radiation proctitis, folfox 6, nerve block: Unfortunately, situations like this, though not common, are not unheard of. No one knows the cause of it. The radiation dose given before surgery should not be high enough even in sensitive people to be able to cause this. My own experience of this situation...

Oncology (General Cancer): Radiation Therapy, carcenoma, radiation treatments
carcenoma, radiation treatments, radiation therapy: Unfortunately the fact is that nobody knows especially in an individual case! An individual case can never be regarded as just statistics. If I happened to be his physician however I would strongly encourage him to try to complete his radiation. I can not...

Oncology (General Cancer): Radiation Therapy, carcenoma, radiation treatments
carcenoma, radiation treatments, second guess: It is very difficult to tell if the remaining 5 treatments are critical or not in long term healing from cancer. there will not be any major statistics. what the radiation doctors know is how to plan and give optimum treatment. Sometimes, they give a few...

Oncology (General Cancer): Radiation Therapy, swelling of the brain, brain function
swelling of the brain, brain function, radiation therapy: As long as the brain is within the treatment field there may be swelling of the brain (due to irritation caused by the radiation, like a sunburn). That can be countered by corticosteroids. A brain with a swelling condition will not be fully functional. But...

Oncology (General Cancer): Radiation Therapy, flax seed oil, flax seed oil capsules
flax seed oil, flax seed oil capsules, procrit injections: Hi Barb, Here is a paragraph from the ACS website, the URL is: http://www.cancer.org/docroot/MBC/content/MBC_2_3X_Managing_Radiation_Side_Effects.asp?sitearea=MBC, and if you can t open it you can paste it into your browser or go to acs.org. When I was...

Oncology (General Cancer): RE: BONE METASTISES SYMPTOMS, tumor marker tests, oncologist
tumor marker tests, oncologist, darlene: Dear Darlene, She simply needs to tell her doctor about this NEW symptom which may be nothing to do with cancer, but something else.... However, the doctor needs to know about this new PAIN and problem so it can be checked out.... thank you, kare...

Oncology (General Cancer): Rectal Cancer, squamous cell carcinoma, biopsy report
squamous cell carcinoma, biopsy report, mole skin: Dear Lila, Unfortunately, I can not answer most of your questions... The reason is that you have to have a surgeon go in and remove as much of the cancer as possible and find out the STAGE of the cancer first... The surgeon will have to find out if the...

Oncology (General Cancer): Rectal Cancer, squamous cell carcinoma, radiation oncologist
squamous cell carcinoma, radiation oncologist, medical oncologist: This is not a common presentation, but happens. You will have to see a colo-rectal surgeon, a medical oncologist and a radiation oncologist. They will recommend a staging CT scan. You will probably receive a combinatin of chemotherapy and radiation therapy...

Oncology (General Cancer): Recurrence of Cancer, thyroid cancers, colon cancer
thyroid cancers, colon cancer, bowel cancer: Thyroid cancers are often - though not always - rather nice cancers. If it was a stage 1 when you were treated you probably will not have to worry much about that again. Your colon cancer is unfortunately a different matter. If indeed you have a bowel obstruction...

Oncology (General Cancer): Recurrent small cell lung cancer (metastatic), cell lung cancer, brain radiation
cell lung cancer, brain radiation, chemotherapy drugs: I can give general answers only since I have limited information with which to assess your stepfather s situation. The mainstay of treatment for SCLC is chemotherapy. If the disease progresses after receiving certain chemotherapy drugs, others drugs can be...

Oncology (General Cancer): Renal cell carcinoma, renal cell carcinoma, blood pressure meds
renal cell carcinoma, blood pressure meds, plumbing problem: Sorry for the delay to answer . The problem with the surgery is more her respiratory condition than anything else, and if there is no extension of the tumor I wondering if they could not try a peridural and an endoscopic approch which is not the way to abord...

Oncology (General Cancer): Response, heart valve infection, short shrift
heart valve infection, short shrift, linenes: Thank you Sharon, God Bless you and yours tpp. As for freaking out, go right ahead; I had no compunctions about anything I said or did on behalf of my mother. I screamed at people, I was rude to all the receptionists who were rude and uncaring, and I busted...

Oncology (General Cancer): Right Thyroid Cold Nodule, foamy histiocytes, oval nuclei
foamy histiocytes, oval nuclei, mild sore throat: This nodule should be cut out in toto ! Then the pathologist can really determine what it is and any further action - if necessary - can be determined! After such surgery you will not need any hormones. Only if further & bigger thyroid surgery is needed....

Oncology (General Cancer): radiation, chemotherapy and olfactory senses, olfactory senses, strange side effects
olfactory senses, strange side effects, radiation burns: This is somewhat outside my field of expertise, so I think you should also ask a neurologist about this. I can not say that I have met this particular problem before. However chemotherapy sometimes does have very strange side effects so I can not say that...

Oncology (General Cancer): radiology--the pros and cons, florida keyes, advantages of radiation
florida keyes, advantages of radiation, excess radiation: I normally do not answer questions like these, but this time I ll make an exception since there are so MANY misconceptions with regards to ionizing radiation (I have to be that specific otherwise we may just as well talk about radio waves or ordinary light,...

Oncology (General Cancer): radiotherapy, mouth ulcers, miracle cure
mouth ulcers, miracle cure, radiation therapy: This is something that your radiation therapy dr. SHOULD help you with! Help exists, just demand it! The help is no miracle cure but still you should not have to ask about such things here! This is a well known problem that your dr. SHOULD help you with on...

Oncology (General Cancer): rapid weight loss and cancer, gall bladder problems, rapid weight loss
gall bladder problems, rapid weight loss, cancer operation: Dear Marguerite, It sounds like the cancer has already spread to other organs, but without a full body ct-scan being done you really can t tell... The rapid weight loss could be because of the cancer and if it is, she may not live very much longer and if...

Oncology (General Cancer): I did have a rare blood problem..., living in sweden, 23th
living in sweden, 23th, full names: Dear Veronica! I will be happy to try to help you, BUT I m a Swede, living in Sweden. English is not my native language. In particular the American habit of writing acronyms intead of the complete and full names drives me crazy. Please help me to help you...

Oncology (General Cancer): rare cancer specific to patients born cycle-cell trait, renal medullary carcinoma, type cancer
renal medullary carcinoma, type cancer, rare cancer: Dear Katborad, You did not tell me the TYPE of cancer (name given to this cancer), so I can t be specific.... There are a couple that I know of and they are: Wilm s tumors Renal medullary carcinoma Before I can help you I need to know the exact...

Oncology (General Cancer): rate of clearance, pound cat, vincristine
pound cat, vincristine, body surface: Sorry, you need a veterinarian to help you with this. First of all you have told me only the weight of the cat, 18 pounds. I can easily calculate how much that is in kg. or g., but then you have given me the dose in mg/m2. So the dose is calculated in mg/m2...

Oncology (General Cancer): re: Melanoma Stage 4 Cancer, heart stress test, stage 4 cancer
heart stress test, stage 4 cancer, type of cancer: Dear Deirdre, I hope the doctors have done COMPLETE ct-scans or MRI s of his brain, neck, abdomin, colon, pelvis and bone too.... Melanoma is the fastest spreading type of cancer there is, and since it is in his lungs and adrenal gland it may also be in...

Oncology (General Cancer): reading a cbc, basophil white blood cell, rdw cv
basophil white blood cell, rdw cv, red blood cell: Dear Maddy August, HGB = hemoglobin HCT = hematocrit MCV = mean cell volume MCH = mean cell hemoglobin MCHC = mean cell hemoglobin concentration RDW-CV = red cell distribution width reticulocyte = young red blood cell segmented = white blood...

Oncology (General Cancer): I really could use some advice., fatty lumps, fatty tumors
fatty lumps, fatty tumors, pea shape: Those things you have felt can be many things. Among them real fat tumors (lipomas) which are not dangerous and neurofibromas (as a sign of neurofibromatosis von Recklinghausen) which usually is not dangerous either. There are also other possibilities. However...

Oncology (General Cancer): rectal bleeding after cancer, radiation proctitis, barium enema
radiation proctitis, barium enema, barium swallow: You need a good rectal and colon examination with proctoscopy and or colonoscopy. The causes could be any that cause rectal bleeding in anybody: hemorrhoids, polyps, colon cancer, colitis, ulcers, and in your case, recurrent cervical cancer or radiation proctitis....

Oncology (General Cancer): recurrent cancer?, dean ph, recurrent cancer
dean ph, recurrent cancer, breast ca: Dear Patti, I am sorry to hear about all of your mom s troubles. I am not an oncologist, but I don t think it is likely that these latest problems are a return of the cancer, but as you suggest a progression of the COPD. I would say the best thing is...

Oncology (General Cancer): red marrow conversion, liver transplant list, mri of the spine
liver transplant list, mri of the spine, thought that crosses my mind: Dear Kerry, I think that the best way to resolve this is to ask his physician why your husband was sent to an oncologist. The only thought that crosses my mind is that his physician is seeking advice from someone who uses interferon frequently. Should you...

Oncology (General Cancer): regardless of colour?, cell anemia, prostate cancer
cell anemia, prostate cancer, caucasians: This is outside my field of expertise (cancer). But African Americans have a higher risk of prostate cancer and of hypertension than caucasians and may also have sickle cell anemia. So there are other differences. But I do not know anything about those things...

Oncology (General Cancer): relatives with cancer, flax seed oil, flax seed oil capsules
flax seed oil, flax seed oil capsules, walmart stores: Hi Sharon, Uterine and other female cancers are more common with other female relatives; your cancer is not related to your uncle, grandfather, etc. No female in my family had ever had cancer until I was diagnosed. My brother developed testicular cancer;...

Oncology (General Cancer): renal cancer, chest xray, best doctors
chest xray, best doctors, renal cancer: Ask your family physician to send to the best doctor that you found for a second opinion. Sometimes the diagnosis is clear and the treatment options are clear and there is no need for second opinion. A CT scan may take a few days for the radiologist to give...

Oncology (General Cancer): renal cell brain cancer, renal cell cancer, kidney cancers
renal cell cancer, kidney cancers, right frontal lobe: No, unfortunately his prognosis is probably not very good. The radiation effects should go away over time, but if he also has a bad case of sarcoidosis he is already quite ill for another reason. It is also then very difficult to evaluate his lungs as you...

Oncology (General Cancer): rubber fumes, type of cancer, health hazard
type of cancer, health hazard, vapors: In this case, it is really only my opinion. I doubt very much that your risk for some type of cancer is increased, but it is a (remote) possibility if you are inhaling those vapors daily over many years. No good scientific evidence is available either way....

Oncology (General Cancer): SCARED, swollen lymph node, swollen lymph node in groin
swollen lymph node, swollen lymph node in groin, tick bite: Without an examination it is impossible for anyone and everyone to tell you what this is or what to expect. The only thing I can do is to stress the importance of that you go to your dr. next week for a thorough examination! Please do keep me posted! ...

Oncology (General Cancer): Scan results, echo texture, thyroid tissue
echo texture, thyroid tissue, needle biopsy: Hypoechoic means that there is LESS ultrasound echo coming from that area - most often due to a fluid filled cyst there. Ask your dr. to send you to a thin needle biopsy of the area and then we will know for sure, but I m not particularly worried that it should...

Oncology (General Cancer): Scared to death that I will get cancer because of family history, medical geneticist, cervical dysplasia
medical geneticist, cervical dysplasia, second cousin: Amanda, In general, 40% of all people will develop a cancer at some time in their life; 20% of all deaths are due to cancer. Your mother has not had cancer. Less than 10% of cancers run in families. To determine if your family history is significant you...

Oncology (General Cancer): Secondary Bone Cancer, secondary bone cancer, bone biopsy
secondary bone cancer, bone biopsy, 2 hips: Well, in a case like this with a cancer of unknown origin which has spread to a large number of sites in bone, liver, kidneys and lungs (and therefore probably also to many more in other locations though not detected - perhaps not even detectable - yet) the...

Oncology (General Cancer): Secondary Bone Cancer, dense breast tissue, breast cancer screening
dense breast tissue, breast cancer screening, secondary bone cancer: Absolutely! With your type of breasts and especially with your family history a combination of x-ray mammograms, ultrasound scans AND breast MRI scans should self evidently be mandatorial AND any uncertain lesion seen should be examined by needle biopsy! This...

Oncology (General Cancer): Senior project: stomach cancer, stomach cancer, merck manual
stomach cancer, merck manual, scientific american: I usually do not answer questions like this since I think students should do their own home work in order to learn, but ok I ll make an exception here. First though you will find all you need on The Merck Manual On The Web, it is very good, it is free and...

Oncology (General Cancer): Sino nasal Carcinoma. Squamous Cell, dose radiation, chemo drug
dose radiation, chemo drug, radiation therapy: Thanks! You are welcome! Well nothing wrong with presurgical radiation therapy and chemo therapy to shrink the cancer to a surgical size, But if surgery then is not done it is not of much use. There is a limit too to how much radiation and chemo a person can...

Oncology (General Cancer): Sinonasal Cancer. Chemo second course, basal cell cancer, sloane kettering
basal cell cancer, sloane kettering, sure what kind: I m very sorry to read about his case! A basal cell cancer is normally very easy to CURE! It very rarely spreads to distant sites and can normally be treated with surgery very easily - in early cases. It is also sensitive to both radiation and chemo therapy....

Oncology (General Cancer): Sinus Cancer?, cavum septum pellucidum, maxillary sinuses
cavum septum pellucidum, maxillary sinuses, soft tissue mass: All data are not in yet. As you can read further CT studies would be helpful. It may very well be a tumour but as far as I can read it is not yet certain. BOTH the extra CT study AND a clinical examination are needed for the diagnosis. The mastoid changes...

Oncology (General Cancer): Skin Cancer (Malignant Melanoma), malignant melanomas, malignant melanoma
malignant melanomas, malignant melanoma, lung cancers: Malignant melanomas are almost always caused by ultraviolet light - from the sun or from tanning beds/booths! If people did not expose themselves to ultraviolet light there would be almost no malignant melanomas. However there are also vast ethnic differences...

Oncology (General Cancer): Skin Cancer And Repitive Friction, cause of skin cancer, downward strokes
cause of skin cancer, downward strokes, dean ph: Dear Jeff, I know of no good evidence that friction can cause skin cancer. Some skin cancers do develop at the site of a scar or wound. The major cause of skin cancer is exposure to the sun, especially severe burns in childhood in fair skinned people....

Oncology (General Cancer): SMALL CELL CANCER, small cell cancer, adeno carcinoma
small cell cancer, adeno carcinoma, treatment recommendation: Small cell cancer of the prostate is different from the common adeno carcinoma of the prostate. It is more aggressive, treated with chemotherapy and patients generally do not do well. I am glad that your husband is going to see an oncologist, who may be able...

Oncology (General Cancer): Small Cell Carcinoma, small cell carcinoma, radiation therapy
small cell carcinoma, radiation therapy, type of cancer: I suppose you mean the pleura. Well, yes in that case it has crossed an organ border. No, all I can suggest is chemo therapy & radiation therapy in combination. However if it has already spread somewhere it may also have spread elsewhere even if not detected...

Oncology (General Cancer): Small Cell Carcinoma, small cell cancers, small cell carcinoma
small cell cancers, small cell carcinoma, small cell cancer: Not all small cell cancers are related to smoking. There is always a risk that a mistake is made in the laboratory but on the whole that risk (or chance here) is rather small. So probably your mother unfortunately does have a small cell cancer of (yet) unknown...

Oncology (General Cancer): Small Cell Carcinoma, small cell carcinoma, small cell cancer
small cell carcinoma, small cell cancer, mayo clinics: I m a Swede, living in Sweden. So there are unfortunately some practical matters in your question I can not help you with. Has she had radiation therapy? A small cell cancer is usually radisensitive. If no such therapy has been given (to her neck) it should...

Oncology (General Cancer): Small Cell Lung Cancer Stage IV, signs of imminent death, cell lung cancer
signs of imminent death, cell lung cancer, cancer stage iv: With so much involvement of different structures and tissues there are a vast number of different possibilities so all sorts of things are possible. I can only guess which one it will be. Any sudden deterioration of her general condition MAY signal her imminent...

Oncology (General Cancer): Small lump, spermatocele, best bet
spermatocele, best bet, testicular cancer: Andy, It is impossible for me to tell you what this is over the internet. Your best bet is to ask to see your doctor and get this examined. It probably is not cancer as testicular cancer usually appears on the front or side of the testicle, but you wont...

Oncology (General Cancer): Sperm from someone who has testicular cancer, using a condom, cancer risk
using a condom, cancer risk, testicular cancer: Ignoring the possibility of sexually transmitted diseases, there is no cancer risk from being intimate with this man. Cancer is not contagious, nor would any xray testing cause any problems. Active treatment is a different issue, but I think it is safe to...

Oncology (General Cancer): Spindle cell tumor (cancer), spindle cell tumor, spindle cell tumors
spindle cell tumor, spindle cell tumors, spindle cell tumor cancer: Spindle cell tumors are usually sarcomas, so malignant (cancer like) tumors. What has his dr. suggested should be done? In my opinion even amputation should at least be considered along with radiation therapy and chemo therapy. The position of the tumor close...

Oncology (General Cancer): Spread of Colon Cancer, proton beam radiation, gamma knife
proton beam radiation, gamma knife, colon cancer: With this kind of tumour spread unfortunately her long time prognosis is not good. Has she had chemo therapy? At least she should have had it right after her first bowel cancer surgery. I m not really a surgeon so about technical surgical matters you have...

Oncology (General Cancer): Spread of cancer to the lung, metastatic adenocarcinoma, colon surgery
metastatic adenocarcinoma, colon surgery, anemic blood: Dr. Cline, I am glad to know that your mother has been a very active 87 year old. A blood test called CEA is sometimes helpful. The fluid in the lung can be drawn and tested for cancer cells. If she has not yet had a CT Scan done, one should be done....

Oncology (General Cancer): Spread of cancer, breast tumor, cancer cells
breast tumor, cancer cells, lymphatic system: Dear ASKS, Anytime you have a lump that IS cancer and it ruptures, YES, it can spread the cancer to other areas of the body.... Cancer normally travels through the blood and the lymphatic system, but a rupture of this lump could cause cancer cells to spread...

Oncology (General Cancer): Squameous cell carcinoma, radical neck dissection, radiation therapy treatment
radical neck dissection, radiation therapy treatment, cell carcinoma: I m not so busy any more. I have suffered a stroke and have retired. Herbatux is a rather new experimental drug of rather unknown value - at least from my view. I have no personal experience with it and any prognostic evaluation would be far too speculative....

Oncology (General Cancer): Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Anus, squamous cell carcinoma, radiation side effects
squamous cell carcinoma, radiation side effects, diet suggestions: I fully agree with her drs! Surgery may also be necessary though - if possible. Her attending drs. MUST check local conditions daily to ensure as much as possible that radiation side effects can be avoided! There are no diets or alternatives that I can recommend...

Oncology (General Cancer): Squamous cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, vascular dementia
squamous cell carcinoma, vascular dementia, nasal cavity: Yes, I completely agree with her drs. that radiation therapy most probably at present is the only really available alternative and that not trying it would really be a disservice to her! Her drs. want to try it and see the effects before continuing and that...

Oncology (General Cancer): Stage 3 B Cervical Cancer, pap smears, pap smear
pap smears, pap smear, cervical cancer: I m sorry to read about her and your problems! It is possible that it can be taken care of but I can not guarantee it, nor do I dare to give you any kind of evaluation of her chances of success! Too many unknown factors. For example it may have spread even...

Oncology (General Cancer): Stage 4 Cancer, stage 4 cancer, lymphnodes
stage 4 cancer, lymphnodes, breast cancer: Well if indeed it has spread like this it is very much a stage 4 cancer and by now her prognosis - even with chemo therapy - is hopeless. What therapy can do at this stage is - at the cost of side effects - to prolong her survival and hopefully give some...

Oncology (General Cancer): Stage 4 Cancer, stage 4 cancer, lower back pain
stage 4 cancer, lower back pain, survival time: Primary treatment will last a number of weeks, around 2 months or so. He may be given more chemo later. How much he will be in hospital depends on his condition which can not be predicted. No one survives a stage 4 cancer in the long run, but as I have told...

Oncology (General Cancer): Stage 4 cancer, low blood count, stage 4 cancer
low blood count, stage 4 cancer, sister in law: I m sorry to read about your sister in law! A stage 4 cancer has spread even to distant sites in the body of the patient. In this case it seems only these sites are known as the primary tumour (the original cancer) has not yet been found. A very low blood...

Oncology (General Cancer): Stage 4 Lung Cancer, stage 4 lung cancer, lung cancer
stage 4 lung cancer, lung cancer, severe pain: Radiation is very good at reducing pain in the bones from cancer. Is his pain in his back? Do you know why his doctor cancelled the treatment? Radiation usually involves about ten treatments, five days per week, taking about a half hour per day. The treatment...

Oncology (General Cancer): Stage 4 Lung Cancer, stage 4 lung cancer, chemo treatment
stage 4 lung cancer, chemo treatment, hospice service: I m sorry to read about his and your problems! Unfortunately I agree with his drs. He will become more confused, may show stroke like symptoms, epileptic fits are possible. He will sleep more and more, drift into a coma and then pass away. I think hospice...

Oncology (General Cancer): Stage 4 Tumor found on father's spine, radiation therapy, stage 4
radiation therapy, stage 4, time table: I m sorry to read about his and your problems! You are unfortunately right, his prognosis is very bad. It is unfortunately impossible to give you any time table with any great accuracy! All I can give is some sort of educated guess. Practically no advanced...

Oncology (General Cancer): Stage IV breast cancer, national cancer institute, benign tumor
national cancer institute, benign tumor, merck manual: Unless she has several cancers I suppose her tumours in her lungs, back bone and liver are all daughter tumours of her breast cancer. Such a widely spread cancer is clearly a stage IV cancer. Possible treatments are radiation therapy (palliative therapy only...

Oncology (General Cancer): Stage IV Cancer, emotional expressions, colon cancer
emotional expressions, colon cancer, type of cancer: First, let me say that I am sorry for you and your friend. Not necessarily because of the cancer, but because of the doctors treating it. Unless I have my facts wrong in your story, the doctors operated THEN did a biopsy. My understanding of doing a biopsy...

Oncology (General Cancer): Stage IV Laryngeal Cancer (4a), laryngeal cancer, survival time
laryngeal cancer, survival time, distant place: In general not good. A stage 4 (IV) cancer has by definition spread to other organs not just lymph nodes close by so in principle it is at present level of ability incurable. This since if it has spread to at least one such more distant place it has also most...

Oncology (General Cancer): Stage IV neuroendocrine prostate cancer, survival time, survival rate
survival time, survival rate, prostate cancer: Unfortunately the long time prognosis in this situation is very bad. The best this therapy probably can do is to prolong his survival time and hopefully relieve his symptoms (to some extent and for a time) at the cost of side effects. This rare type of prostate...

Oncology (General Cancer): Stage3b Large Cell/adenocarcinoma, cell lung cancer, non small cell lung cancer
cell lung cancer, non small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer: Thanks! You are welcome! Well not necessarily. It is unfortunately more or less impossible to predict how patients will react to chemo therapy with regards to side effects, too many individual variations. Some can react rather severely while others hardly...

Oncology (General Cancer): Standard procedure...., chronic tonsillitis, pathology group
chronic tonsillitis, pathology group, dealing with anxiety: Dear Tara, this IS standard procedure! In fact I would say that in case your dr. did NOT send the surgery material to pathology he would be negligent! What would be the use of cutting something away without making sure what it is?! Especially as in your case...

Oncology (General Cancer): Stomach lining or liver cancer, cancer of the stomach lining, fatty liver
cancer of the stomach lining, fatty liver, stomach cancer: Stomach cancer is usually diagnosed by looking inside the stomach and doing a biopsy. It can often spread to the liver. It is not often sucessfully treated. A fatty liver is not an unusual finding and usually means nothing in regards to cancer. It is usually...

Oncology (General Cancer): Strong Enough fo Chemo, bone marrow biopsy, liver toxicity
bone marrow biopsy, liver toxicity, differential count: It is to some extent a part but not enough! It includes also many hematological variables including white cell count, red cell count, hemoglobine, hematocrite, differential count of the white cells and platelet count. Sometimes also a bone marrow biopsy. There...

Oncology (General Cancer): Surgery to remove bladder, exact probabilities, medical oncologist
exact probabilities, medical oncologist, urology surgeon: It is NOT common to die from the surgery itself! If it was it could hardly be offered as a help! However I am not a urology surgeon but a medical oncologist and radiation therapist so I can not tell you any exact probabilities of that risk. For that you will...

Oncology (General Cancer): Switching to Femara after 1 year of Tamoxifen, estrogen production, total hysterectomy
estrogen production, total hysterectomy, androgen hormones: Tamoxifen & Femara both do the same thing but in different ways. Tamoxifen is a receptor inhibitor. It blocks the receptor sites for estrogen that were present (ER+) in (or rather on the surface of) your cancer cells, so that their growth is inhibited - since...

Oncology (General Cancer): Swolen lympnodes, swollen lymphnodes, back of my neck
swollen lymphnodes, back of my neck, groin: I agree with your dr. Those you have had for a long time without any change are not a cause for alarm. The new ones seem to be tender so they are probably associated with an infection/inflammation. However if they do not decrease in size & number within a...

Oncology (General Cancer): Swollen Lymph Node Under the Jaw, needle aspiration biopsy, swollen lymph node
needle aspiration biopsy, swollen lymph node, extreme tiredness: In a strict semantic sense it is a tumour already (Latin: tumor = swelling). But if it is a tumour in our sense or an infection/inflammation is impossible to say without an examination. The result of the CT is important but I also suggest that a thin needle...

Oncology (General Cancer): Swollen Tonsil, swollen tonsil, ear nose and throat
swollen tonsil, ear nose and throat, throat surgeon: Blood tests will not necessarily show anything! Most people are not fully symmetrical but in order to settle this and keep you from worrying let an ear-nose-and-throat surgeon take a look at it and decide if a biopsy is necessary or not. Good luck! Have you...

Oncology (General Cancer): Symptoms, dean ph, skin tumors
dean ph, skin tumors, malignant tumor: Dear Deja, Thanks for our question. It depends very much on the kind of tumor and where it is. Skin tumors are recognizable very early. Tumors in the brain or hormone producing organs like the adrenals can be detected very early. Other tumors in internal...

Oncology (General Cancer): Synovial Sarcoma night sweats, high energy protons, protons and neutrons
high energy protons, protons and neutrons, chemotherapy regimens: Yes these tumors are always tricky. I m not happy with margins that are clean but close ! The wider the clean margins are the better! I would even recommend resurgery in order to get wider margins. There is always a risk that the tumor will come back unless...

Oncology (General Cancer): sacoma cancer, tissue sarcoma, pathology report
tissue sarcoma, pathology report, medical name: Dear Pam, I know this is a shock to your and your family, but I need more information before I can help you.... I need to know the TYPE of sarcoma she has... Example, bone sarcoma, Ewing s Sarcoma, Uterine Sarcoma, soft tissue sarcoma that forms in...

Oncology (General Cancer): very scared., hard boiled eggs, stomach cramps
hard boiled eggs, stomach cramps, watery stools: Both ulcerative colitis and Crohn s disease are SERIOUS illnesses with blood mixed diarrheas! No blood has been found in your stools so I doubt very much that you may have them (but again the only way to be 100% sure is by a colonoscopy)! I think your symptoms...

Oncology (General Cancer): secondary bone cancer, secondary bone cancer, bone and joint pain
secondary bone cancer, bone and joint pain, malignant tumors: Well, honestly that depends on what you mean with beneficial. If you mean a cure that is unfortunately almost certainly out of the question. Nor do I think we can hope for a largely extended survival time. But if you mean at least some relief of her symptoms...

Oncology (General Cancer): secondary bone cancer, secondary bone cancer, cancer in the lymph nodes
secondary bone cancer, cancer in the lymph nodes, breast tumor: Tom, Yes all these can be factors. You are talking about metastasis, when cells from the original (primary) tumor spread to other parts of the body. It is different for different types of cancer, but in general the more advanced the stage of the cancer...

Oncology (General Cancer): secondary bone cancer, secondary bone cancer, hospice care
secondary bone cancer, hospice care, medical diagnosis: I was away and just saw your mail. The medical diagnosis is probably paraplegia. Once the damage has been there for more than 24 hours, the paralysis is permanent. In this situation there are potential complications such as bed sores and risk of infection....

Oncology (General Cancer): secondary malignancies, american fascination, bone biopsy
american fascination, bone biopsy, rib fracture: After a period of +30 years it is extremely unlikely that these findings are due to your neuroblastoma! Your radiologist is cautious due to liability concerns (which - I m a Swede living in Sweden - I have to say have become extreme in the USA due to the American...

Oncology (General Cancer): Does it make sense?, prognosis of lung cancer, cell lung cancer
prognosis of lung cancer, cell lung cancer, stage 3 breast cancer: Breast surgery may be a necessity in order to avoid rather nasty local complications. But in view of the extremely bad prognosis of lung cancer I do support that any other treatment should be avoided - except of course symptom relieving therapy - since it...

Oncology (General Cancer): side effects of IMRT, external beam radiation, radiation treatment for prostate cancer
external beam radiation, radiation treatment for prostate cancer, buldging disk: No, most probably not. Nerve tissues are among the LEAST radiation sensitive tissues in the human body and if you have a bulging disc it is a much more probable reason for your problems. Lower back problems are extremely common while radiation therapy is not...

Oncology (General Cancer): side effects of radiation?, flax seed oil, flax seed oil capsules
flax seed oil, flax seed oil capsules, breast cancer surgery: Hi Jane, Yes...many times. Mine was a six week course, and in addition to other unpleasant side effects, vertigo and extreme fatigue were present. Radiation kills the bad cells but it also kills some good ones, and can really drain all your energy. Know...

Oncology (General Cancer): My sister, stage 4 breast cancer, pleura lung
stage 4 breast cancer, pleura lung, painful bone: If this is indeed the case, she may have fluid in her lung sac because of cancer involvement there. But normally you drain the pleura (lung sac) when necessary since a permanent drain may be an infection route. The normal treatment in this situation is a combination...

Oncology (General Cancer): skin CA, hip bone, tumour
hip bone, tumour, health insurance: While it is not probable that the reason of your problems is this treated tumour of yours I can not guarantee it. Especially not without any examination. In spite of your insurance trouble I MUST therefore give you the advice to let a dr. check you! ...

Oncology (General Cancer): skin cancer?, sign of skin cancer, frackles
sign of skin cancer, frackles, check ups: Most moles are not cancer, but a mole may become one. Without an examination it is impossible to say more, though what you describe does not in itself sound alarming. I do suggest that you let a skin dr. (dermatologist) check you. Avoid sun bathing and other...

Oncology (General Cancer): skin cancer?, sign of skin cancer, frackles
sign of skin cancer, frackles, stomack: In the US, doctors recommend regular (once a year) full skin examination by a dermatologist (skin specialist) in someone with many moles. It is hard to know if any of these can be early cancers, unless one examines the person. with best wishes, ravi sarm...

Oncology (General Cancer): skin cancer, tiny place, skin cancer
tiny place, skin cancer, physical exam: Dear Leslie, I really do not know what this is and it would take an actual physical exam of this place inorder to determine what it is or might be... I would set up another appointment and this time remember to ask her to check it out... thank you, ...

Oncology (General Cancer): skin cancer, squamous cell cancers, different kinds of cancer
squamous cell cancers, different kinds of cancer, tanning booths: Depends to some extent on what type of tanning booth we are talking about. But I will not mince words BOTH tanning booths and sun tanning ARE dangerous! Should in my opinion both be avoided! But also general activities in the sun are connected with danger...

Oncology (General Cancer): skin cancer, dean ph, irregular moles
dean ph, irregular moles, michael dean: Samantha, Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, so it is a very serious disease. There are about 60,000 new cases of melanoma each year in the US and 8000 deaths. However, if detected early, the cancer can be surgically removed and completely...

Oncology (General Cancer): is it skin cancer?, basal cell carcinoma, cell cancer
basal cell carcinoma, cell cancer, dark orange: You are FAR too young to consider basal cell cancer or any skin cancer, even with a lot of sun exposure! BUT CHANGE THAT HABIT, so LESS sun exposure! Think of the future! Without an examination I can not tell you what else it can be. So let a skin dr. (dermatologist)...

Oncology (General Cancer): skin cancer or just a blood blister, nodular melanoma, blood blister
nodular melanoma, blood blister, bad sunburns: Unfortunately it is not a good idea to diagnose anything like this by description and photos alone. I do strongly suggest that you let a dermatologist (skin dr.) check it ASAP to be on the safe side! But it may turn out to be nothing of importance, but why...

Oncology (General Cancer): skin cancer/ moles, squamous cell carcinoma, cell carcinoma skin cancer
squamous cell carcinoma, cell carcinoma skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma: Dear Jenelle, There is way too much information to be general about moles and skin cancer to put here is this small area.... When a mole look suspecious it must be biopsied and if that biopsy comes back as MELANOMA, then you really have a big problem......

Oncology (General Cancer): skin cancer?, sign of skin cancer, frackles
sign of skin cancer, frackles, stomack: it is not sign of cancer but more risk of cancer. this why you need to watch them very very closely, any chane in color shape bleeding itching sign or location of constant trauma like underneath the bra you will need to remove them. one tip if you have a...

Oncology (General Cancer): skin condition, erythematous nodule, uterus lining
erythematous nodule, uterus lining, real diagnosis: Well, I have not examined you so I can not guarantee anything but I doubt very much that your dr. should not at least have considered the possibility of cancer and probably then based on observations excluded it. A cyst has nothing to do with cancer neither...

Oncology (General Cancer): skin discoloration, warning signs of skin cancer, sign of skin cancer
warning signs of skin cancer, sign of skin cancer, signs of skin cancer: Birth marks are literally, marks we are born with; therefore, I doubt it is a birthmark, since it has made a recent appearance. Skin cancers are almost always in moles, not discoloration; however, if it is raised, it needs to be evaluated by a dermatologist....

Oncology (General Cancer): small cell carcinoma of maxillary sinus, small cell carcinoma, cell lung cancer
small cell carcinoma, cell lung cancer, left nostril: This is not a common form of cancer so experience is somewhat limited. However based on available litterature I can tell you the following: 1. The diagnosis seems correct. 2. According to litterature the best results are achieved with a multimodality treatment...

Oncology (General Cancer): small cell carsonoma, small cell carcinoma, liver cirrhosis
small cell carcinoma, liver cirrhosis, hepatitus b: I suppose her small cell carcinoma is in her lung and in lymph nodes in her neck and armpit. Correct? With both that AND liver cirrhosis and hepatitis B (I suppose chronic) she is indeed in a bad situation. Without knowing much more about her clinical condition...

Oncology (General Cancer): small cell lung cancer, cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer
cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, radiation therapy: I m sorry to read about your father! The prognosis of this tumour is generally not good even with surgery, radiation therapy (including prophylactic radiation to the head) and chemo therapy. 70% success rate if you mean cures is vastly exagerated. If however...

Oncology (General Cancer): What is small-cell VS non-small-cell..., oat cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma
oat cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, small cell cancer: THESE ARE LUNG CANCER TYPE SMALL CELLS ARE CALLED ALSO OAT CELL CARCINOMA AND SEEN IN SMOKERS VERY INVASIVE AND DESTRUCTIVE KILLING THE HISTOLOGY MAKE THE DIFFERENCE BETTEN THEM Non-small cell carcinomas are divided into three main categories according...

Oncology (General Cancer): a small lump, scrotal skin, testicular cancer
scrotal skin, testicular cancer, testicle: A lump on the testicle should be examined by your doctor because it could indeed be cancer. However, the lump must really be on the surface of the testicle itself, not on the scrotal skin or floating free inside the scrotum or attached to the testicle by a...

Oncology (General Cancer): small spot type thing., cancer cancer, testicle
cancer cancer, testicle, dad: TO be honest, I do not know what this is. I am not a doctor, but even if I was, I wouldn t be able to tell you what this is based on a quick description on the internet. If it concerns you, ask your doctor the next time you see him. Nevertheless, it does...

Oncology (General Cancer): smoking and cancer.., lung cancer risk, cigar smokers
lung cancer risk, cigar smokers, tounge and cheek: Assuming you don t inhale your cigar or pipe smoke, you should not worry about a lung cancer risk increase over non-smokers, no matter how many you smoke a day (at least a reasonable number). There have been some studies saying that the risk of lip, tounge,...

Oncology (General Cancer): soft painless lump in armpit for 10 years, lump in armpit, breast feeding
lump in armpit, breast feeding, cyst: If this is more or less unchanged after 10-12 years it can hardly be anything dangerous. Well since it is more or less unchanged and most probably without pain (or you would probably have mentioned it!) you have actually followed your dr. s instructions to...

Oncology (General Cancer): sore throat, throat cancers, cancer signs
throat cancers, cancer signs, ear nose and throat: First of all throat cancers at your age are extremely rare - especially in someone who does not smoke or drink - and second had your ear-nose-and-throat surgeon seen anything that in any way looked suspicious I m sure he would have continued and done more...

Oncology (General Cancer): sore throat, family doctors, throat cancer
family doctors, throat cancer, sore throat: The risk for anything like that in your case is not zero (0) but extremely small! To calm you down let another ENT specialist check you. There is really nothing more I can tell you or do from here. Fully inform the ENT specialist of the background of your...

Oncology (General Cancer): sore throat, symptoms of throat cancer, ear nose and throat
symptoms of throat cancer, ear nose and throat, throat surgeon: I have checked your second question. At your age and being a non smoker and non drinker a throat cancer is very unlikely. Some sort of infection is much more probable. But let an ear-nose-and-throat surgeon check you to be on the safe side! Good luck! ...

Oncology (General Cancer): Does this sound serious?, ganglion cysts, burning sensations
ganglion cysts, burning sensations, pinched nerves: Dear Tara, none of the symptoms you describe are very suspect with regards to a malignancy of any kind. It is far more likely that they have an orthopedic or ergonometric (associated with your work conditions) origin and maybe exaggerated by your psychological/psychiatric...

Oncology (General Cancer): Does this sound serious?, ganglion cysts, burning sensations
ganglion cysts, burning sensations, pinched nerves: While your symptoms are of concern to you, your doctor has not been able to find any swollen lymph node to biopsy. My recommendation will be to follow with your physician on a regular basis. If you feel something, bring that to her attention. with best...

Oncology (General Cancer): What specialist to choose?, kidney tumor, frequency of urination
kidney tumor, frequency of urination, specialist physician: diabetes is a more common cause of increased thrist and increased frequency of urination. I recommend seeing your family physician first and getting a complete evaluation. If the blood persists in the urine, then you should see a urologist. with best wishes,...

Oncology (General Cancer): spinal cord mass/tumour in an infant, diagnostic radiologist, central nervous system
diagnostic radiologist, central nervous system, skin growth: I think you have asked me this once before. Like then I have to answer that I do not think so but again I also have to tell you that you should direct this question to a diagnostic radiologist well experienced with MRI studies of the central nervous system....

Oncology (General Cancer): squamish cell throat cancer stage 4b, stage 4 cancer, radiation treatments
stage 4 cancer, radiation treatments, throat cancer: Dear Beverly, to answer this fully I would need A LOT more information about his case. A stage 4 cancer of any kind has spread to another organ separate from its organ of origin and not just to a lymph node. Most important is to know where it has spread to...

Oncology (General Cancer): stage 4 cancer, stage 4 cancer, cancer disease
stage 4 cancer, cancer disease, cancer therapies: Well, first of all i want to excuse for answering so late. But i was on a travel to Brasil to a meeting in oncology and only back now. Concerning your question, its one of the difficulties about cancer disease that its impossible to make statements about...

Oncology (General Cancer): stage 4 lung cancer metastized, stage 4 lung cancer, dean ph
stage 4 lung cancer, dean ph, poor prognosis: Dear Joanne: I am very sorry to hear about your father s reoccurrence. I am not an oncologist, but I do know that metastatic lung cancer has a poor prognosis, so your doctor is probably right. The prognosis depends on the type of tumor (Small cell or...

Oncology (General Cancer): what is stage 4 in spinal area cancer?, malignant tumours, back ache
malignant tumours, back ache, central nervous system: Since this is a tumour involving the central nervous system I have to ask you if indeed it is a stage 4 tumour or a grade 4 tumour? This may sound as a mere technicality especially if you are aware of the fact that in both cases it is the worst possible alternative!...

Oncology (General Cancer): stage IV cancer, necessary nourishment, liver function
necessary nourishment, liver function, survival time: Both patients and cancers are individuals not clones so his drs. are right. To predict survival time with any accuracy is more or less impossible. However given the facts you have told me about his condition it is most probable that his survival time can be...

Oncology (General Cancer): stage IV colon cancer, average life span, colon cancers
average life span, colon cancers, liver tumors: Dear Marsha, I am sorry to hear about your diagnosis. Some colon cancers that have spread to the liver can be cured by surgery. But if you have a lot of tumors in the liver this might not be the case. You should definitely continue the chemo as some...

Oncology (General Cancer): stage IV nsclc squamous with brain mets, upper lobe bronchus, cerebellar hemisphere
upper lobe bronchus, cerebellar hemisphere, left parietal lobe: These pain symptoms MAY be side effects of his chemo therapy but I m not sure. His extended sleeping habits do concern me. They MAY be signs and symptoms of his brain metastasies. If so it seems that that problem in spite of previous scan reports has grown...

Oncology (General Cancer): stage iv metastatic melanoma, national cancer institute, brain mets
national cancer institute, brain mets, malignant melanoma: Malignant melanoma is generally not very sensitive to radiation therapy or chemo therapy. So I see no real hope of any real cure with any of them. However an unknown factor has been brought into the picture. If your father is brought into the immuno therapy...

Oncology (General Cancer): stageIIB ovarian cancer survival, ovarian cancer survival, ovarian cancers
ovarian cancer survival, ovarian cancers, abdominal cavity: Ovarian cancers often spread by shedding cancer cells into the abdominal cavity pelvic area as is suspected in this case obviously. Well chemotherapy can not offer any guarantees but avoiding chemo therapy will surely guarantee a therapy failure! So I do not...

Oncology (General Cancer): stomach abrasions, stomach ulcers, post polio
stomach ulcers, post polio, stomach pain: If you have only done gastroscopy a colonoscopy should also be done! And a camera inspection of your small bowel would also be of value. Stomach abrasions are very superficial stomach ulcers (wounds) so NO kind of tumor and therefore outside my area of expertise...

Oncology (General Cancer): stomach cancer, stomach cancer, ovarian cancer
stomach cancer, ovarian cancer, message thanks: Stomach cancer - especially if it has spread in any way for example to lymph nodes - has a very bad prognosis unfortunately. Primary treatment can only be surgery. I have received your message, thanks! I m sorry for these news! Ovarian cancer too generally...

Oncology (General Cancer): stomach cancer, via alcohol consumption, stomach cancer, alcohol consumption
stomach cancer, alcohol consumption, wine day: How healthy this habit is depends to some extent on how big these 3 beers are. If they are 1 pint each (=0.5 liter), you consume 1.5 liters of beer each night = 150 centiliters. 5% of that= 7.5 centiliters of absolute (100%) alcohol =18.75 centiliters of 40%...

Oncology (General Cancer): stomach cancer, stomach cancer, survival times
stomach cancer, survival times, lifesyle: At that age this type of cancer is EXTREMELY rare - but not unheard of! Does she have any family history of this illness? Where does she live? What is her ethnic background? Unfortunately the prognosis of this cancer - unless found VERY early, which does not...

Oncology (General Cancer): stomach problems, stomach ache, stomach problems
stomach ache, stomach problems, gall bladder: Varsågod! Well, unfortunately I m not a fortune teller and I have no crystal ball to look into! I think it was unfortunate that you said no to that scan. Blood works are not always of much help in situations like this (but they still have to be done in case...

Oncology (General Cancer): stomach problems, stomach ache, stomach problems
stomach ache, stomach problems, barium test: Dear Don, I am sorry to hear about your problems and certainly understand your frustration. I am not an MD and can t give any specific medical advice. But if you continue to lose weight and have stomach aches, that should be investigated. I suppose looking...

Oncology (General Cancer): stomach tumors, stomach tumors, capsule endoscopy
stomach tumors, capsule endoscopy, carcinoid tumors: Dear Courtney, I have read and heard that hidden cancers can cause hives occassionally, but I do not know if that refers to a certain type of cancer of not... Also, autoimmune diseases can cause hives and your husband should have blood work to check for...

Oncology (General Cancer): subcutaneous metastases in nsclc IV, cell lung cancer, poor prognosis
cell lung cancer, poor prognosis, non small cell lung cancer: Thanks! You have asked a straight question and want a straight answer so that is what I will give you. Since your cancer has spread to other organs it is in stage 4 (IV), but that you probably already know. It is now spreading even wider. That is certainly...

Oncology (General Cancer): How much more suffering, cell lung cancer, silent anger
cell lung cancer, silent anger, small cell lung cancer: Well, what can i say concerning your question? Not much more than it broke my heart to hear your story, but this dont help you. Cancer, in the advanced stadium like your mothers case, changes the person, the personality. Nobody gets to suffer this much without...

Oncology (General Cancer): Is surgery required to find the cancer?, neck dissection, neck cancers
neck dissection, neck cancers, cancerous cells: Given the situation as you describe it I do not think he has much of a choice! This procedure, called neck dissection, is standard procedure in head and neck cancers. Your father has a potentially deadly disease. That does not give him much margin of choice....

Oncology (General Cancer): survival statistics, extreme radiation, radiation sensitivity
extreme radiation, radiation sensitivity, survival statistics: I have actually no personal experience of this tumor. It is also quite rare. However all agree that treatment ( normally radiation & chemotherapy - by which the radiation therapy dose can be reduced in order to decrease the risk of radiation induced development...

Oncology (General Cancer): swelling and cancer, mri brain scan, blood test results
mri brain scan, blood test results, thick patches: By definition a tumour is a tumour so indeed if you do have a pituitary tumour it SHOULD be visible by MRI or CT - even without contrast. Any palpable enlarged lymph nodes can be investigated by biopsy. If that is done any lymphoma would be proved or disproved...

Oncology (General Cancer): swollen gland?? or something else, swollen lymph node, county health department
swollen lymph node, county health department, swollen gland: It may be a swollen lymph node. If that is the case, a surgeon generally takes it out and will send it for pathology review. You may want to go to your county health department and see if a physician can examine you and refer you to the hospital for further...

Oncology (General Cancer): swollen groin lymph node, lymph node cancer, groin lymph node
lymph node cancer, groin lymph node, types of cancer: Even normal lymph nodes can be felt in some people. Normal nodes are generally about 1 cm (about 1/3 of an inch) in size and are mobile. Any kind of infection, viral or bacterial, even one that you did not know you had, can lead to enlargement of the lymph...

Oncology (General Cancer): swollen lymph node in groin area?, swollen lymph node, swollen lymph node in groin
swollen lymph node, swollen lymph node in groin, needle biopsy: A blood test MAY NOT pick up athlete s foot but may explain - at least partly - his enlarged lymph node. Still I think a thin needle biopsy should be done in order to be on the safe side! That is not dangerous and very easy to do - if available. Good luck!...

Oncology (General Cancer): swollen lymph node, lymphoma symptoms, abcess infection
lymphoma symptoms, abcess infection, gum tissue: It is not certain that it ever will be going back to its original size! In your case we have a very clear reason why your lymph node swelled up, your tooth infection/inflammation! Your dr. s advice was correct and reasonable! As long as those things he warned...

Oncology (General Cancer): swollen lymph nodes, needle aspiration biopsy, swollen lymph nodes
needle aspiration biopsy, swollen lymph nodes, wbc count: NO! It does not rule cancer out unfortunately! Let me suggest another simple, fast & CHEAP procedure! It is called thin needle aspiration biopsy and should be ideal in checking these lumps and finding out if there is a malignancy there or not, THE BIG question!...

Oncology (General Cancer): symptoms, swollen spleen, unexplained weight loss
swollen spleen, unexplained weight loss, dumb questions: From what you have said, I would think that the swollen node is something other than cancer. That is best left up to the doctor to find out but if there are no other symptoms then it is probably a virus or due to some kind of other illness or injury. Usually...

Oncology (General Cancer): symptoms, immune reactions, muscle pains
immune reactions, muscle pains, immune reaction: Yes there are some skin changes that can be caused by immune reactions to cancer. Now I have not examined you (and can not do ir either for obvious reasons) so I can not be sure, but your description of your problem does NOT make me think of cancer. Good luck!...

Oncology (General Cancer): symptoms of lung cancer, what are the symptoms of lung cancer, symptoms of lung cancer
what are the symptoms of lung cancer, symptoms of lung cancer, inflammation of the lungs: at the begining none than it depend on what type of lung cancer and location People often decide to visit the doctor only after they have been bothered by certain complaints over a period of time. Individuals who have lung cancer frequently experience symptoms...

Oncology (General Cancer): symptoms, iron deficiency anemia, lympth nodes
iron deficiency anemia, lympth nodes, kneck: I agree that your lab. tests seem to indicate an iron deficiency anemia (it would have been nice to see some iron tests too though). Your tests do not indicate a leukemia. I can not rule out a mononucleosis though there are no lab. tests that support it either....

Oncology (General Cancer): synovial sarcoma, synovial sarcoma, radiation therapy
synovial sarcoma, radiation therapy, tumour: This was a hard question! Primary treatment is surgical, supplemented with chemo & radiation therapy. There is no agreed on best chemo therapy scheme at the moment. There is even some controversity as to the value of chemo therapy. Chemo therapy is normally...

Oncology (General Cancer): What is in TABACCO, tobacco plant, tobacco company
tobacco plant, tobacco company, nicotine: The tobacco plant naturally has nicotine in it so that is NOT an additive, but different kinds of tobacco have different amounts of nicotine in them. It is the nicotine that makes tobacco addictive - perhaps even more so than cocaine. However it is not nicotine...

Oncology (General Cancer): Tabbaco addictives, mouth cancers, cigarate
mouth cancers, cigarate, nicotine patch: Smoking cigarettes is far worse than smoking a pipe, but only if you DON T INHALE the pipe smoke. Pipe smoking can increase the risk of mouth cancers (it doesn t give you holes in your tongue), but it is still better than cigarette smoking (where everyone...

Oncology (General Cancer): Tailbone, rare cancers, pinched nerve
rare cancers, pinched nerve, orthopedic specialist: I do not know what this may be. You really need to have a physician check you over. Given the fact it started just a few days ago, it is not likely to be cancer, but that does not mean it does not need medical attention. with best wishes, ravi sarm...

Oncology (General Cancer): Tarceva (erlotinib) and lung cancer, tarceva erlotinib, fine needle aspiration
tarceva erlotinib, fine needle aspiration, sloan kettering cancer center: Well, I retired after a stroke in early 2003 so I have actually no personal experience of Tarceva, but I think your objections have merit. I m more inclined to follow the advice of a oncologist in this case with clinical experience rather than a pathologist...

Oncology (General Cancer): Taxotere, breast cancer survivor, treatments of breast cancer
breast cancer survivor, treatments of breast cancer, chemo therapy drugs: Like all chemo therapy drugs used against cancer this too has a certain risk (though low) of inducing new cancers. That has been especially evident for this drug with regards to acute leukemias but there is NO specifik risk for this drug with regards to uterine...

Oncology (General Cancer): Do I Have TC, cancer diagnosis, symptoms of cancer
cancer diagnosis, symptoms of cancer, dream career: I do not know if this is cancer, and while it probably is not, you really would need to see a doctor to know for sure. As for your career, you are being a bit coy, so I am not sure why a cancer diagnosis and cure would hamper any career (except maybe the military...

Oncology (General Cancer): Terminal Cancer, chemotherapy treatments, comfort measures
chemotherapy treatments, comfort measures, kidney problems: There are chemotherapy treatments available for cervical cancer. I do not know if your friend has already received all of them. If you can come to the US or go to an european country like England, Germany or France, your friend should get a second opinion....

Oncology (General Cancer): Testicular Cancer, cancer website, cancer doctor
cancer website, cancer doctor, treatment protocols: I run a testicular cancer website, and on that site there is a list of experts. Depending on where you are at, there might be one nearby. However, unless his case is really out of the ordinary, cookie cutter is not only fine, it is desirable. They know how...

Oncology (General Cancer): Testicular cancer, hypocondriac, testicular cancer
hypocondriac, testicular cancer, best bet: Testicular cancer is typically treated by removing the testicle. Yes, it usually is curable. Your symptoms could be lots of things, including testicular cancer. You did not list your age, but given that you have had prostate cancer, I m guessing you are...

Oncology (General Cancer): Testicular cancer, flax seed oil, flax seed oil capsules
flax seed oil, flax seed oil capsules, michael milken: Hi Pam, In addition to the excellent advice below, I strongly recommend flax seed oil capsules...also the cookbook by Michael Milken, A Taste for Living which is available at Amazon.com. He was diagnosed with inoperable cancer and given two months to...

Oncology (General Cancer): Testing for Cancer, needle aspiration biopsy, lymphoma hodgkin
needle aspiration biopsy, lymphoma hodgkin, surgical biopsy: The easiest and best way to find out if indeed you do have a lymphoma - Hodgkin s or non Hodgkin - is to do a biopsy of one or several of your swollen glands. Since you have had this for quite some time now I think you should insist on it! It may turn out...

Oncology (General Cancer): Testis, minor discomforts, testicular cancer
minor discomforts, testicular cancer, local doctor: Greg, Did you see a neurologist or a urologist?? Did the doctor do a physical exam or talk to you about an ultrasound? I cannot imagine how they would expect to diagnose a problem with your testicle based on a blood test. The main symptom for testicular...

Oncology (General Cancer): THROAT CANCER, ear nose and throat, smoking habit
ear nose and throat, smoking habit, throat cancer: He is right, you can eat anything you want. He will need the CT to determine your stage! Well you should not smoke - if you do - otherwise you can do what you want. Well have you been to an ear-nose-and-throat dr. regularly? To diagnose this you do need to...

Oncology (General Cancer): Throat Cancer, michael dean, throat cancer
michael dean, throat cancer, type of cancer: Dear Alex, I am glad to help. It takes may years of smoking to cause lung or throat cancer, and it virtually never occurs in someone your age. So you should not worry about that. But, if you do have a problem with your throat or breathing, you should have...

Oncology (General Cancer): Throat Cancer, radiation treatments, scholiosis
radiation treatments, scholiosis, chronic arthritis: Dear Jo, Any serious throat problems such as the cancer your father has will cause swallowing and the process of swallowing to become difficult.... The radiation treatments can and often do cause damage to muscles and nerves that are needed to properly...

Oncology (General Cancer): Thyroid Adenoma, needle aspiration biopsy, anxiety panic disorder
needle aspiration biopsy, anxiety panic disorder, thyroid lobe: I really see no cause for alarm! I think your dr. should have ordered a thin needle aspiration biopsy of the adenoma right away so you would not have to go around worrying. Ask the endocrinologist to do so! It most probably has nothing to do with your swallowing...

Oncology (General Cancer): Thyroid Cancer follow up, thyroid hormone therapy, thyroglobulin antibodies
thyroid hormone therapy, thyroglobulin antibodies, thyroglobulin levels: I would treat this kind of cancer as follows: 1. Surgical thyroidectomy. 2. Isotope (I 131) scan to determine if any tumour spread. 3. If such exists I would give ablative I 131 isotope dose. 4. Then high dose thyroid hormone therapy (life long) in order to...

Oncology (General Cancer): Thyroid Cancer, nuclear medicine specialist, hurthle cell tumor
nuclear medicine specialist, hurthle cell tumor, ear nose and throat doctor: Not in your case with this kind of tumour. You have already an endocrinologist and a surgeon. What may also be needed I described in my previous answer. How your additional treatment - if any - should be can only be determined after a pathologist has studied...

Oncology (General Cancer): Thyroid cancer, tsh level, thyroid cancer
tsh level, thyroid cancer, follicular cancer: When you were given Thyrogen you were actually given synthetic TSH-hormone. So it is to be expected that your TSH should go up after such treatment. If nothing was seen in your body scans and the biopsies were negative there are as yet NO sign that your cancer...

Oncology (General Cancer): Thyroid hypoechoic nodule, thyroid nodules, swollen lymph nodes
thyroid nodules, swollen lymph nodes, thyroid nodule: A hypoechoic thyroid lesion is most probably a cyst. However even a cyst COULD have a cancer component though unlikely. I therfore , since you obviously want to be on the safe side, suggest that you insist on having a biopsy perfomed so that you can be sure...

Oncology (General Cancer): Thyroid hypoechoic nodules, thyroid ultrasound, needle biopsies
thyroid ultrasound, needle biopsies, thyroid dysfunction: These nodules are probably cysts - can be proved by needle biopsies - and if so are hardly dangerous. Are there any thyroid hormonal lab. tests showing any thyroid dysfunction and if so of what kind? The results of your appointment depends very much on that...

Oncology (General Cancer): Tic Tacs Cause Cancer, orange dye, human carcinogens
orange dye, human carcinogens, food dye: Tic tacs have never been shown to cause cancer. My guess, and this is a guess, is that the orange dye in the candy was one of a series of various food additives that were suspected of just maybe being possible human carcinogens back in the 80 s based on rat...

Oncology (General Cancer): Tobacco and Lung Cancer Risk, lung cancer risk, life span
lung cancer risk, life span, lung capacity: Sir, even I a nominally Protestant Christian but rather sceptic agnostic Swede understand that much Hebrew - my wife & I have known each other almost 30 years! THEY ARE, I COMPLETELY AGREE! Remember I was a military dr. in the Swedish Army for about 15 years....

Oncology (General Cancer): Transitional Nasolpharyngeal Carcinoma, nasal mass, alternative measures
nasal mass, alternative measures, google: Treatment for Naso-Pharyngeal carcinoma is generally a combination of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. If you are close to Chicago, go to University of Chicago; If you are close to Indianopolis, go to University of Indiana for a second opinion. You can...

Oncology (General Cancer): Treatment decision - URGENT, stage 4 lung cancer, secondary bone cancer
stage 4 lung cancer, secondary bone cancer, stage 4 cancer: If it really is a lung cancer - we do not KNOW that yet - her survival time will probably be around a year. You talked about lung and breast before. A breast cancer can spread to both lungs and bones. A breast cancer that has spread like this, though also...

Oncology (General Cancer): Treatment - Malignant Lesions, malignant lesions, cancer cells
malignant lesions, cancer cells, quantum mechanics: Dear Andrew, this is nothing new and to some extent it is already used in diagnostics (in MRI scanning). Experiments in treatment have been going on for years with for example microwave heating of tumor cells. Unfortunately the differences between cancer cells...

Oncology (General Cancer): Treatment Plan, tata memorial hospital, chemothearpy
tata memorial hospital, chemothearpy, referral hospital: If she is in India, she should go to a nationally known referral hospital like the Tata Memorial hospital in Bombay. In Hyderabad, there are good hospitals, with good oncologists. Osteosarcoma of the leg is treated with intensive chemothearpy first. There...

Oncology (General Cancer): Treatment of Testicle cancer in Sweden, karolinska university hospital, testicle cancer
karolinska university hospital, testicle cancer, public health care: In this case I think the Oncology Department of the Radiumhemmet (The Radium Home: the name of the Radiation Therapy Clinic) of the Royal Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm would be the best. Private care there can be arranged for foreigners (also...

Oncology (General Cancer): Tumor or Cyst, seminoma cells, medical college of ohio
seminoma cells, medical college of ohio, md facs: I am not an oncologist, but I am a testicular cancer expert, and there is no chance in the world that testicular cancer would spread to your knee. Put it out of your mind. I do have two comments, though: 1) Dr Leslie was incorrect above. The cure rate for...

Oncology (General Cancer): Tumor or cyst?, j wolf, family doc
j wolf, family doc, pea size: In general, seminoma spreads by way of lymph nodes, most of which are not accesible to examination. Highly unlikely to be behind the knee. There is no way to assure you that every ache and pain is not more cancer, you will just have to live with the uncertainty....

Oncology (General Cancer): Tumor, tailbone, ulceration
tailbone, ulceration, inflammation: yes it is a possibility, and if it is malignant ulceration might be created but usually there is a tumerfation a mass that is growing and you will see it otherwise if it is only the skin that is red it might be just an inflammation or a small infection ...

Oncology (General Cancer): tc, hypoechoic mass, onion skin
hypoechoic mass, onion skin, benign tumors: Ultrasounds are VERY accurate in distinguishing whether a mass in the scrotum is inside or outside the testicle and if it is solid or not. If an ultrasound shows a solid mass inside the testicle, you must presume it is testicular cancer. That does not mean...

Oncology (General Cancer): test, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, red blood cells
erythrocyte sedimentation rate, red blood cells, red blood cell: Dear Cindy, WBC are your white blood cells HCT is your hematocrit and this number reflects the red blood cell count in a color test MCV is the size of the red blood cells (mean corpuscular volume) PLTS are the number of platelets ESR is the erythrocyte...

Oncology (General Cancer): left testicle mass, testicular self examination, nodule
testicular self examination, nodule, testicle: I can t tell you what it is, and I have never heard of anything called a nodule (except during an ultrasound or after surgery). I think it would be best for you to get this examined by a doctor. It definitely could be TC (though it also might not be TC). ...

Oncology (General Cancer): testicular cancer, groin area, disc bulge
groin area, disc bulge, dull ache: Not much for me to say. You re going to need to be evluated in person by a doctor. It might be cancer or it might not. There s no way to tell by your description. (The one on the right worries me more than the left, but both need to be evaluated.) Dou...

Oncology (General Cancer): testicular cancer treatment, testicular cancer treatment, swollen testicle
testicular cancer treatment, swollen testicle, rete testis: Are you SURE that it doesn t mention the size of the tumor anywhere? I can believe that they did not mention the rete testis, but I cannot believe that they did not comment on the size of the tumor itself. Even without any normal testicular tissue, it is hard...

Oncology (General Cancer): testicular cancer treatment, testicular cancer treatment, swollen testicle
testicular cancer treatment, swollen testicle, rete testis: Did the pathology report list the size of the tumor, not the testicle? Did it ever mention the words rete testis ? What are your feelings? Are you interested in surveillance? Will you be able to go back for all the checkups? Did you read that article...

Oncology (General Cancer): testicular cancer, hi doug, testicular cancer
hi doug, testicular cancer, testicle: It IS normal for one to hanf lower than the other. The question is, is it lumpy ON the actual testicle? Or is it lumpy above the testicle? Lumpy on the testicle is bad. Lumpy above it (on the tubes) may or may not be all that bad, but it is not typically...

Oncology (General Cancer): testicular lump, testicular self exam, testicular lump
testicular self exam, testicular lump, cyst: Honestly, I am not sure what this could be. It is most likely to be a cyst, though what kind, I do not know. It is almost surely not cancer and definitely not testicular cancer. It has been too long and it is in the wrong place for that. I would not give it...

Oncology (General Cancer): testicular lump, testicular lump, tiny lump
testicular lump, tiny lump, bottom back: It could be a cyst, but it could be other things, including cancer. I am a bit confused by your description, though. Obviously anything you feel would need to be on the exterior of the testicle or you could not feel it. But just to be sure, you do mean that...

Oncology (General Cancer): testiculer cancer, benign cysts, grian
benign cysts, grian, epididymis: Cancers are extremely uncommon on the epididymis, but they do happen. Benign cysts or tumors are much more common. That is not to say that you should not ask a doctor about it. Extremely rare is different than impossible. You ll have to decide how much...

Oncology (General Cancer): throat cancer, throat cancers, throat cancer
throat cancers, throat cancer, radiation therapy: Well it is a question of sensitivity too! Obviously he was too sensitive in this regard for whatever habits he had. Please give him the advice to stop smoking and drinking COMPLETELY! I ll put it this way. If I happened to be in his shoes and this is a first...

Oncology (General Cancer): throat cancer: lose of taste, dry mouth after radiation, side effects of radiation therapy, side effects of radiation
side effects of radiation therapy, side effects of radiation, effects of radiation: These effects are not uncommon side effects of radiation therapy. The dryness often remains unfortunately. I suggest frequent water drinking and gurgling. Taste may or may not return. There is not much that can be done there, sorry! Due to the dryness he HAS...

Oncology (General Cancer): throat cancer: lose of taste, dry mouth, bone necrosis, cancer survivors
bone necrosis, cancer survivors, throat cancer: The tongue can taste sweet, salty, sour and bitter sensations. Much of what is perceived to be taste is actually smell. I am enclosing some information I got from this URL: http://www.rdoc.org.uk/patientthroat.html There is an online support group link...

Oncology (General Cancer): throat cancer: lose of taste, dry mouth, radiation treatment, throat cancer
radiation treatment, throat cancer, sarma: Kali, It takes quite some time for the taste to recover. In some, it may not come back. Many of my patients tell me that everything tastes like paper. People also lose their sense of smell, which is a very important part of taste There is also the loss...

Oncology (General Cancer): throat cancer, human papilloma virus, throat cancer
human papilloma virus, throat cancer, favorable outlook: Throat cancer is relatively rare, and caused by smoking, drinking and possibly, according to a new study, HPV, human papilloma virus. It is not ususally genetic. http://www.cancer.org/docroot/NWS/content/NWS_1_1x_Certain_Mouth_and_Throat_Cancer_Patients_Have_a_More_Favorable_Outlook.as...

Oncology (General Cancer): throat and neck cancer, chronic sinus infections, head and neck cancer
chronic sinus infections, head and neck cancer, national cancer institute: Qasim, Here is information from the National Cancer Institute: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/sites-types/head-and-neck Symptoms of several head and neck cancer sites include a lump or sore that does not heal, a sore throat that does...

Oncology (General Cancer): throat, ear nose and throat specialist, ear nose and throat
ear nose and throat specialist, ear nose and throat, throat cancer: You are VERY young even for a smoker to think about throat cancer. Also with such a short case history there is at present no reason to think about tumors. An infection is FAR MORE likely! Even if no streptococci have been found it can be for example a virus....

Oncology (General Cancer): thyroid cancer, isotope scan, thyroid lobe
isotope scan, thyroid lobe, nodular goiter: Well that it is hypofunctioning means that it takes up less of the radioactive isotope used in an isotope scan than is normal. This seems to be a combined isotope scan and ultrasound scan showing a slightly enlarged lymph node. This MAY show a thyroid cancer...

Oncology (General Cancer): thyroid nodules/cysts, thyroid hormone levels, thyroid nodules
thyroid hormone levels, thyroid nodules, radioactive iodine uptake: What are your thyroid hormone levels? (T4, free T4, T3, free T3, TSH). If your symptoms are thyroid related those would likely be elevated (except TSH). Has a biopsy of your thyroid been done? Necessary in order to confirm the diagnosis of thyroiditis (together...

Oncology (General Cancer): thyroid nodules, hypoechoic nodule, thyroid nodules
hypoechoic nodule, thyroid nodules, doppler measurement: Only an isotope scan can show if a nodule is hot (increased isotope uptake indicating an increased metabolism there) or cold (no such increased uptake). An ultrasound scan WITH doppler measurement could show an increased blood flow to a nodule suggesting...

Oncology (General Cancer): thyroid tumour surgery, thyroid replacement hormone, thyroid tumor
thyroid replacement hormone, thyroid tumor, thyroid tumors: Yes, you will need various radiographic studies if the tumor is malignant. Obtaining a diagnosis is paramount; your scheduled surgery will give you that (and is a safe operation). Many thyroid tumors are benign, and, if yours is benign, CT/MRI scans of other...

Oncology (General Cancer): How much time ??, luekemia, clinical laboratory
luekemia, clinical laboratory, chemo: What kind of leukemia does she have? Without knowing that and her clinical & laboratory condition it is difficult to be sure of anything. However the estimate of her dr. seems reasonable! Without much more information that is all I can tell you, but of course...

Oncology (General Cancer): Does tongue piercings cause cancer?, numbness of the tongue, taste buds
numbness of the tongue, taste buds, loss of taste: Dear Amy, I do not know of anyone who has gotten cancer from any type of peircing..... However, there could be complications such as infection, numbness of the tongue which could be permanant, damage to the taste buds of the tongue causing loss of taste...

Oncology (General Cancer): tonsil cancer, tonsil cancer, google
tonsil cancer, google, muscle spasms: At your age and with this short period of symptoms it is FAR more likely that your symptoms are due to a viral or bacterial infection/inflammation there. Go to your dr. and have it checked and if necessary treated! I do not think you need to be worried! Good...

Oncology (General Cancer): ALL treatment causing osteonecrosis, alternative treatments, side effects of prednisone, catabolic steroids
side effects of prednisone, catabolic steroids, pain managment: Dear Keith, I ll answer your questions one-by-one: Prednisone kills ALL cells. This is the reason for its use. 2. Young patients rarely develop osteonecrosis; it is more common in older patients. Therefore physicians weight the risks versus benefits and...

Oncology (General Cancer): treatment options and a second opinion, cardiothoracic surgeon, aggressive type
cardiothoracic surgeon, aggressive type, reputable places: I m very sorry to read about his problems! If this is the result of a lung cancer (should in that case be obvious from biopsy and X-ray/CT-scan findings) it is obviously by definition also unfortunately an inoperable tumour. I agree that radiation and chemo...

Oncology (General Cancer): treatment and a second opinion, sloan kettering cancer center, sloan kettering cancer
sloan kettering cancer center, sloan kettering cancer, medical university hospital: Dear Colette, It might be a good idea to get a second opinion from a cardiothoracic surgeon since this doctor specializes in lung surgery and cardiac artery surgery.... However a second opinion from any other type of doctor would not be beneficial... ...

Oncology (General Cancer): treatment of testicular cancer, radioactive substance, testicular cancer
radioactive substance, testicular cancer, bad case: Well I suppose he will be given chemotherapy. They can come and see him, but you must be sure they they do not come into contact with anything contaminated2 from him, since these drugs would be very poisonous to a small growing child. If he is treated with...

Oncology (General Cancer): ttp, cancer information specialists, american cancer society
cancer information specialists, american cancer society, ttp hus: I m sorry Veroncia; this is outside my level of expertise. Here is the toll free number for ACS and they are there 24/7, please contact them and they can help you... Contact ACS Your American Cancer Society welcomes any questions or comments you...

Oncology (General Cancer): tumors/cancer, remarkable coincidence, farret
remarkable coincidence, farret, breast cancer: When you consider how often cancer actually does happen both in humans and in our pets (my own cat died of a pancreatic cancer) this is really not a remarkable coincidence! Every third human can now expect to get a cancer some time along the line! These different...

Oncology (General Cancer): What is this type of cancer and how bad, squamous cell carcinoma, acute tonsillitis
squamous cell carcinoma, acute tonsillitis, skin cells: Dear William, This is what I originally thought and that non-keratinizing does refer to epithelial cells and that this IS a squamous cell carcinoma.... The fact that it is in the throat does present with many problems both in treatment and also spreading...

Oncology (General Cancer): United Devices' Cancer Research project., united devices software, united devices cancer research
united devices software, united devices cancer research, ligand molecule: Well, I gave you my opinion (and it just my opinion because my expert status doesn t qualify me to know for sure if some web site is legit or not). I would never download some software from a site I know nothing about, and also claiming to do research that...

Oncology (General Cancer): Upset, Stepdad has cancer, michael milken, inoperable cancer
michael milken, inoperable cancer, lymph node: The first thing to understand is, cancer, although very scary, is NOT a death sentence; far from it. Your Grandfather s case is different, and even though he went fast, that does not mean the same thing will happen in your stepdad s case. My suggestion for...

Oncology (General Cancer): Uterine Cancer, removal of uterus, loette
removal of uterus, loette, necessary level: My clinical experience tells me that it is always best to know what you are doing in order to do it well. To know what you are doing in a case like your wife s means that you MUST know what you are dealing with in order to do it right. That in turn means that...

Oncology (General Cancer): Uterine Cancer, michael milken, living cookbook
michael milken, living cookbook, inoperable cancer: Hi Laurie, You need to get the doctors to stop being secretive and demand that they be informative. Some doctors have an arrogance and a tendency to treat the family with a patronizing attitude; do not accept this. They are working for YOU and YOU are the...

Oncology (General Cancer): Uterine Cells in Pap Smear?, light bleeding between periods, pap smear
light bleeding between periods, pap smear, pathology results: How are the uterine cells? A cytologist should be able to see if they are abnormal (could indicate a uterine cancer) or not. Uterine cells leave the uterus normally at menstruation. Bleeding irregularities should always be investigated. If there really is...

Oncology (General Cancer): unable to eat, chemo treatments, intravenous nutrition
chemo treatments, intravenous nutrition, jejunostomy tube: There may not be good options. One possibility is to place a Jejunostomy tube and provide nutrition. Other is to put a central line and provide intravenous nutrition. If the pancreas is not working, then digestion will be impaired. There are no good medicines...

Oncology (General Cancer): unexpected weight loss and early cancer?, seroquel for sleep, abdominal ultrasound
seroquel for sleep, abdominal ultrasound, thyroid hormone: no I do not think so, when you have advanced cancer no medicine will get you weight gain unless you have edemas or ascites but since you are so scare about this cancer thing, do tumoral markers for all type of cancer, to have piece of mind since all the xray...

Oncology (General Cancer): uterine cancer, flax seed oil, michael milken
flax seed oil, michael milken, cancer fighters: No, I haven t heard of anyone effecting a cure with holistic treatment alone (although there may be exceptions). While I encourage people to utilize holistic remedies, it is always in conjunction with traditional medicine. Stage 1, while the least egregious...

Oncology (General Cancer): Vin3, pre cancerous cells, hpv virus
pre cancerous cells, hpv virus, cancerous growths: Jackie, You could consult a medical school regarding any research activities for HPV. Surgery is not the only treatment, there are several chemical preparations that can be applied. I often prescribe 5-FU cream once a week for 6 weeks. The chemical name...

Oncology (General Cancer): Vincristine, vincristine, hydration
vincristine, hydration, liver: Depends on the patient. There are individual variations here so each patient would have to be studied in order to answer this. If for example the liver is not functioning properly elimination will be slower. Hydration of the patient is also important. ...

Oncology (General Cancer): Wasting Diseases, crohn s disease, chronic wasting disease
crohn s disease, chronic wasting disease, fatal diseases: There are some conditions like Addison s disease or Hypotituatarism that cause wasting of internal organs. If not diagnosed and treated, these can be fatal. TB is a classical chronic, wasting disease that is fatal if not treated. AIDS causes a severe...

Oncology (General Cancer): WBC, low wbc count, low white blood count
low wbc count, low white blood count, fight germs: no. you have a low white blood count (wbc) sometimes it is temporary and sometimes it is not. there are other possibile causes besides cancer. many times it stays low, but does not cause any problems, such as susceptibility to infections. (wbc are soldiers...

Oncology (General Cancer): White Blood Count, white blood count, blood cell count
white blood count, blood cell count, white blood cell: Well, what do we know: You have been told that you have a high white blood cell count. That can be due to many reasons from a simple infection/inflammation to leukemia. I do not know at present which of all these possibilities it actually may be. But the lab....

Oncology (General Cancer): White blood count after chemo, stage 4 lung cancer, cheese sauces
stage 4 lung cancer, cheese sauces, high calorie foods: Dear Karen, Sorry for the delay in answering your question, but I was having medical tests done.... It is common when having chemo done for the white cells count to go down because the chemo not only TRIES to kill off the cancer cells, but it definately...

Oncology (General Cancer): White Matter Disease, md facr, brain radiation
md facr, brain radiation, diseases of the brain: Dear Tonya, You are incredibly generous and kind; please let me apologize again for the delay and you are just the best...you will be repaid for your kindness, and I thank you again for being so sweet about my tardy response. Sincerely, Schuyler ...

Oncology (General Cancer): Wife told Radical Hysterectomy w/ BLND needed ASAP, complex hyperplasia, radical hysterectomy
complex hyperplasia, radical hysterectomy, ssi disability: For endometrial carcinoma, removing the uterus is necessary. Any further treatment such as radiation therapy will depend on the surgical findings. There are many reputable institutions in San Diego area. There you will have to look for help. With best...

Oncology (General Cancer): Worried - awaiting tests and diagnosis, soft tissue mass, gallbladder disease
soft tissue mass, gallbladder disease, abdominal xrays: I understand that you are worried but at the moment we are not even sure anything is there at all. The radiologist has only stated that it is POSSIBLE that a mass is there. Plain x-ray pictures in that area are rather uncertain, so we better wait and take...

Oncology (General Cancer): Worried: Two health questions, groin area, groin lymph node
groin area, groin lymph node, dizzy spells: It is not unusual to have a lymph node in the groin area that is not anything serious. However, if you are concerned about this node, ask your surgeon to take it out. Your family physician will be the person to check further about your dizzy spells. There...

Oncology (General Cancer): Worried: Two health questions, dizzy spells, groin lymph node
dizzy spells, groin lymph node, lightheadness: Dear Jimmy, I am not a doctor, but I can tell you that you need to definately see one.... You should have an ultrasound of that neck lymph node done.... This will tell the doctor what it actually might be (cyst, solid mass, etc).... You should go back...

Oncology (General Cancer): Worried: Two health questions, groin lymph node, lightheadness
groin lymph node, lightheadness, cancer patient: First the lump. You are probably worrying too much, but since you DO go back to the surgeon and ask him to do a biopsy and send it to a pathologist. After that you will KNOW what it is and do not have to worry anymore! Your dizziness is outside my field...

Oncology (General Cancer): Very Worried About A Painful Hard Bump, wisdom tooth, mouth cancer
wisdom tooth, mouth cancer, painful lump: Anything like that that appears overnight and is painful and tender is MOST probably associated with an infection/inflammation and NOT with cancer in any form! I therefore tend to agree with your dr.! Let your dentist check you too! Anyway cancer is NOT anything...

Oncology (General Cancer): weight loss, stage iiib lung cancer, loss of appetite
stage iiib lung cancer, loss of appetite, chemo therapy: This is a VERY SERIOUS disease, so I m not surprised by his weight loss. That is more or less normal - though that does not make it any better - as is his loss of appetite! It will be further complicated by side effects of his chemo therapy which will make...

Oncology (General Cancer): weight loss, flax seed oil, flax seed oil capsules
flax seed oil, flax seed oil capsules, cancer support group: Dear Mary, You must talk to the doctor re: a diet plan and a RX for Marinol; this is a liquid medicine, also available in pill form, that has a small amount of marijuana in it, and that is what sharpens lost appetites. Also your brother should be evaluated...

Oncology (General Cancer): wen do i have skin cancer?, long periods of time, tanning beds
long periods of time, tanning beds, proper diagnosis: Dear Dalia, This fluid coming from the skin on your nose could be some sort of INFECTION and you need to see your family doctor or a Dermatologist to get a proper diagnosis and treatment for that..... As for when you will get skin cancer, that is anyones...

Oncology (General Cancer): my wife, benign cancer, fake tans
benign cancer, fake tans, pap smears: Dear Fox, If you mean using the tanning beds at salons as fake tanning, this is NOT safe and just a dangerous for getting skin cancer (espicially melanoma) as sitting in the sun or being in the sun.... I am not sure what you mean by benign cancer like...

Oncology (General Cancer): I was wondering if you knew..., colon cancer, alternative methods
colon cancer, alternative methods, alternative treatments: Jaime, I don t know any alternative treatments, however, I do have a url for you to check out. From everything I ve heard about them they offer alternative methods and treatments for cancer and it s treatment. Personally, based on what I ve heard and...

Oncology (General Cancer): worried about cancer, pap smear, breast examination
pap smear, breast examination, point of view: Dear Anna, it is is very difficult to say, but it seems to me that you are more anxious and stressed than anything else. of course everything is possible, and more information are needed, as if you cannot swallow or you have the impression of it, since you...

Oncology (General Cancer): should i be worried?, enlarged lymph nodes, lymph node
enlarged lymph nodes, lymph node, search and research: Thank you for your letter Sarah. I appreciate your thoughts. I hope I can help you here, but this is only my opinion. I don t know that I have ever heard of tonsils causing lymph node problems so I did a little search and research on it. The very first thing...

Oncology (General Cancer): wound, triple antibiotic ointment, kelfex
triple antibiotic ointment, kelfex, minor scratch: You are correct - she needs immediate attention! A nonhealing scratch can be malignant (cancer), and a biopsy (taking a tissue sample) is usually necessary to find out. However, the fact that it is not responding to the antibiotics could also mean that...

Oncology (General Cancer): What do I do now?, cyst in sinus cavity, cyst in ovary
cyst in sinus cavity, cyst in ovary, pulmonary nodules: Since no cancer is found, it is better to wait for the follow up CT scan and see if a repeat biopsy is necessary. sometimes, if the lung nodules get bigger, the radiologist can do a biopsy. follow with your primary physician, until a diagnosis is made....

Oncology (General Cancer): Yolk Sac Tumor, yolk sac tumor, germ cell tumor
yolk sac tumor, germ cell tumor, endodermal sinus tumor: Dear Doaa, Sorry it has taken so long to answer, but the ol computer decided to act up on me..... A yolk sac tumor is also known as an endodermal sinus tumor.... This type of tumor is a malignant germ cell tumor.... It usually occurs in the testicles...

Oncology (General Cancer): Yolk Sac Tumor, yolk sac tumor, pediatric tumors
yolk sac tumor, pediatric tumors, recurrence rate: In very young children and very early cases the recurrence rate is very low. In this particular category probably less than 10%, and all these are then cured by chemo therapy. So there is no reason to give all patients chemo therapy. No there is no real reason...

Oncology (General Cancer): Yolk Sac Tumor, yolk sac tumor, tissue layer
yolk sac tumor, tissue layer, bleomycin: oh ok usually it is testes and rarely in the lung my question is it it in the lung or in the mediastinum? since it is not in the testes the previous info do not apply and if the testes has been checked normal and confirmed by a biopsy the treatment strategy...

Online Brokerage: brokerage, service brokerage, charles schwab
service brokerage, charles schwab, incredible resources: There are plenty of brokerages that will help you, Dick, its all a matter of just how much help you want. Today, brokerages offer various levels of service, even in the discount area. For instance, you can actually go into Charles Schwab now, sit down and...

Online Brokerage: Stocks, stock brokerage, penny stocks
stock brokerage, penny stocks, silver markets: James -- I know a little bit about penny stocks and, frankly, most of it is not positive. When I was much younger I traded a few and never made a dime. The trouble with these stocks is that trading does not take place in the full light of day. It is difficult...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Purchasing Wholesale
Online Catalogue/Retailing: Purchasing Wholesale

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Purchasing Wholesale, blankcaps, blankshirts
blankcaps, blankshirts, trendyblanks: Melissa, Check these links out. No require amount. http://www.wholesalefashionsquare.com http://www.spclothing.com http://www.blankshirts.ca http://www.blankcaps.com http://www.trendyblanks.ca http://www.trendyblanks.com http://www.blankshirts.com...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Quick Question, fedex ground, pound limit
fedex ground, pound limit, usps: Sorry, I don t, other than to split the shipment. In general, for dense-weight packages that are not oversized, FedEx Ground can be cheaper than UPS, which is cheaper than USPS. You can use their web sites to check out the actual charges for the size of...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: ecommerce, shopping cart software, stone edge
shopping cart software, stone edge, godaddy: What s your background, can you code in PHP? I m not a coder, so I can t use a cart like that... Seems to me x-cart is really designed for people who are going to hack their own version of the software, so if you can t do that, then you re probably out...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: ecommerce, ecommerce solution
Online Catalogue/Retailing: ecommerce, ecommerce solution

Online Catalogue/Retailing: phamamedics uk, package shipping, ship class
package shipping, ship class, german center: International postal system package shipping is not as reliable as shipping through private carriers like UPS on a percentage of packages lost basis. The reliability of the international postal system greatly depends on the ship class used. For example...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: online retailing, india, shopping
Online Catalogue/Retailing: online retailing, india, shopping

Online Catalogue/Retailing: US Market, US Dropshipper, Canadian Marketer, drop shipper, ecommerce store
drop shipper, ecommerce store, commerce system: I can t answer this question, other than to say it depends and you should check with the Drop Shipper. In some drop ship scenarios, the shipper is actually running the commerce system for you, so they will collect the tax. If you are running the commerce...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Markup, wholesale product, retail chains
wholesale product, retail chains, e mail: Wholesale product cost should range from 1/3 to 1/2 of the retail cost. So your numbers should be fine. You are just over 40% mark-up over wholesale. That is good. E-mail me info, I may be interested in carrying it my store. giftriteway@verizon.net...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: online retailing, kind of technology, sure what kind
kind of technology, sure what kind, 404 error: That s a pretty broad question so I ll give you a broad answer. People buy from sites they trust. Your site has a lot of stuff going on with it that reduces trust. I would: 1. Kill the advertising. When people see advertising on a retail site they...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Drop shipper, drop ship, drop shipping
drop ship, drop shipping, retail: I ve answer 16 questions on drop shipping over the years, every question you have is probably answered somewhere in there. Use this link: http://en.allexperts.com/sitesearch.htm?terms=drop+ship+jim+novo or search AllExperts for: drop ship jim novo...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Drop shipper, free business listing, drop shipping
Online Catalogue/Retailing: Drop shipper, free business listing, drop shipping

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Online Retail store, retail clothing store, ups truck
retail clothing store, ups truck, traffic issue: I would ask this question in the legal section of AllExperts (I m not a lawyer) but in general, the issue of business license is a local one, meaning your city or county laws would determine if you need a license. Many cities now have this info, usually called...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Advertising, adwords beginner
adwords beginner: Google Adwords is probably the easiest, least costly, most effective online advertising you can buy if you are selling something online. However, the performance of any online advertising is directly related to the ability of your site to convert visitors...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Online retail store, drop shipping
drop shipping: I think you re explaining what is called drop shipping . You set the price and take orders, send orders to drop shipper, they send product to customer. More on drop shipping here: http://en.allexperts.com/q/Online-Catalogue-Retailing-2428/2008/6/Drop-shipper.htm...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Dropship Companies, sears catalog, dropship companies
sears catalog, dropship companies, dropship company: If by vintage you mean not just the style but the item is actually old / used, I don t think you will find any dropshippers, they deal almost exclusively in new goods. Perhaps instead of starting an online vintage store, of which there are many, you should...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: domain, permanent change, asking this question
permanent change, asking this question, spiders: You should really be asking this question in Web-Hosting-Advice or SEO-Marketing if SEO is the real concern here. I believe the correct procedure is: 1. Get the new domain name 2. Duplicate site over to it 3. Use 301 redirect (permanent change) to...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: How to pay eBook resellers?, village treasures, ebook resellers
village treasures, ebook resellers, paypal: I don t know of any easy, no computer way to accomplish this. What you are talking about is called an affiliate program , and yes, the affiliates (people selling your book) will need a web site. Here is a list of companies who make software to do...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: e-commerce website, visitor purchases, e commerce website
visitor purchases, e commerce website, what is ssl: This isn t a question, it s 13 of them, and none of them specific enough to really answer. So I will give you a brief answer for each and then send you to a resource you probably need to make this idea happen for you. 1-What are the first steps to build...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: e-commerce website, search engine optimization, google search results
Online Catalogue/Retailing: e-commerce website, search engine optimization, google search results, optimization seo

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Google Sniper, negative votes, google
negative votes, google, autopilot: It looks like every other affiliate program. Ask yourself this: if 100 other people sign up for this, and they all have the secret , then SOMEBODY is going to rank 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc dowb to 100 - even if they all follow the program. Generally, the reason...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Large Online Luxury Catalog, dropship company, net a porter
dropship company, net a porter, affiliate relationship: Jack, I think perhaps you are asking a technical question of a marketing person so I m not really following your intent. *I* would always shoot everything by hand and write custom copy for every product. But I only put up stores that are designed to rule...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Accounting for consumer sales on-line, order management system, programming hooks
order management system, programming hooks, fedex account: Answering this question is a bit tough not knowing how the rest of the operation is set up, but here s a generic answer. Personally, I think the key to any web retail business, especially if you will be doing some volume, is the back-end processing. To...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: HOW DO YOU CONFIRM A COMPANY IS LEGIT, bbb online, better busines bureau
bbb online, better busines bureau, www google com: I don t understand the question, legit in what way? Honest? You could always call the Better Busines Bureau and see if there are complaints against the company or search the BBB online: http://www.bbb.org/ or, just go to Google: http://www.google.com/...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Wholesale Handbags, wholesale handbags, retail shop
wholesale handbags, retail shop, price war: Sorry, I don t know anyting about this company. In general, if you source from a company wholesaling online, you will be selling the same product as lots of other people, which means a contant price war with those other people on the same product. ...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Starting a online boutique, ebay store, cyber boutique
ebay store, cyber boutique, search rankings: I can t help you with finding vendors, you have to figure out what you want to sell, then find out who makes it, then see if you can buy the goods. Or find someone who will design the goods and someone to manufacture them. If you can find a sewing house...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Hosting online shopping sites, online store, drop ship
online store, drop ship, sell products: These companies usually provide links to sample customer sites. If they don t, then I would not trust them. I don t know which of these companies might be the best because I think the business model is a very poor one that most people never make any...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Building an Online Product Marketplace, optimal customer experience, shopping cart solution
optimal customer experience, shopping cart solution, best shopping cart: The ideal retail model on the web is to sell something unique, that you have created yourself or is patented, that fills a need not being filled by the traditional retail environment. This is how catalogs were able to make money for so many years - filling...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: promoting my website, email addresses
Online Catalogue/Retailing: promoting my website, email addresses

Online Catalogue/Retailing: promoting my website, mail lists, marketing efforts
mail lists, marketing efforts, waiting list: No, I don t how you would build a list without a web site or a least a blog. How would anybody find you so you could build the list? You can *rent* e-mail lists but I think in general folks will be expecting to see something (a web site / blog) if you contacted...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Calculating ROI in the fashion industry, internet retailer top 500 guide, gross margins
internet retailer top 500 guide, gross margins, fashion industry: The data will vary widely by merchandise target, pricing, and marketing approach. The best source for this type of data I can think of is the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide: http://www.internetretailer.com/top500/ Starting there, find companies who...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Online auto parts biz, auto parts business, stock store
auto parts business, stock store, popular items: Price, Service, and Product Quality are the typical drivers. You really have to think about some of this before you even start. For example, have you studied the competition, and decided how you will be different? What will you do to be different, why should...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: higher traffic, less sales due to floating cart or ?, full time business, google searches
full time business, google searches, yahoo merchant solutions: I don t see any major issues. You have great persistent navigation, pretty straight-up checkout. Paypal is often a source of problems in terms of completing checkout because of all the swapping back and forth between sites, but if you have used it historically,...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Merchant Accounts, initial charge, specific service
initial charge, specific service, merchant accounts: Sorry, I can t help you with this. Due to the 1:1 nature of these transactions, I don t think you can break up the initial charge and then submit pieces for clearing at individual merchants. So I d guess it will be up to you to break them up after and submit...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Starting online retail business, stay at home mom, starting an online retail business
stay at home mom, starting an online retail business, dogs and horses: Well, there s an awful lot that goes into doing it completely on your own...but there is a Dummies book: http://www.amazon.com/Commerce-Dummies-Don-Jones/dp/0764508474 Alternatively, you could do it on eBay as an eBay Store, since you are familiar with...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: subscribtion, other search engines, search engine optimization
other search engines, search engine optimization, page viewers: This is a sales / B2B question, not a retail / B2C marketing question, which is my area. Did you think about this before completing all the above? Usually, one would create features desirable to a known target audience, as opposed to creating the product...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Online Busseness, american address, google
american address, google, jarbas: There are a lot of different versions of forwarding services out there. Have not heard of this one so don t have an opinion on it. Suggest you search Google and social networks to find any comments about it. You could try it with a low value item and see...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Suppliers, stores ebay, wholesale store
Online Catalogue/Retailing: Suppliers, stores ebay, wholesale store, chat service

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Suppliers, cash and carrys, ebay
cash and carrys, ebay, kitchen utensils: Well, that s tough product area, because there are so many players in it and there are real institutional barriers to a little guy getting in. If you want to play there you have to find companies that want to unload inventory to you for resale, and most...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: started new business, ecommerce module, commerce module
Online Catalogue/Retailing: started new business, ecommerce module, commerce module, clothing business

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Sales problem for ethnic store, dhaka bangladesh, ethnic products
dhaka bangladesh, ethnic products, ebay: There s really not a lot if information to go on here, can you post links to a few of the products? webstore.com does not get a lot of traffic compared to eBay or Etsy, just OK. DaWanda.com gets very little traffic at all. So you re not reaching a lot...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: started new business, search amazon, clothing business
search amazon, clothing business, etsy: That s a very broad question that many books have been written about, search Amazon for: start online retail business and you will get a list. Probably a good idea to being testing some of your ideas on eBay or Etsy before investing a lot of money....

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Online Retail Markets & Marketing, selling on ebay, profitable prices
selling on ebay, profitable prices, ebay: Not knowing anything about what you are selling, it s hard to make any specific comments. But in general, eBay has the most traffic so the largest audience / more selling opportunities. The downside of that is the level of competition is high, plus the...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Accepting online Payment, hsbc bank, local bank
hsbc bank, local bank, accepting online payment: First I would check with your local bank and see if they can help you to set up a Merchant Account. Next there are several options online that may be able to help you. You may not find the rates that you are needing because of your situation but let s think...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Automated Ordering, order management system, hi mike
order management system, hi mike, ordering system: Hi Mike, Do you mean sells a complete system for integration into a call center or who offers it as a multi-channel service? You can get many different versions of these systems based on specific needs and this is really not my expertise, so I can t...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: affilate program, perl cgi scripts, software development projects
perl cgi scripts, software development projects, shades of grey: Hi Sina! I am well, thank you for asking! There are many ways you could go about putting together an affiliate program for promoting your website. Basically, your only constraints are budget and technical expertise. On a cursury search, I uncovered...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Where to buy faulty stuff?, computer hard drives, sun microsystems
computer hard drives, sun microsystems, paste job: Hi jeff! Well, you certainly have an interesting concept from what it sounds like to me. Care to reveal more about it? The way I see it, if anyone could figure out a way to make money on expired and junked electronics (without the time and expense...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: buying over the internet, digital camera canon, savigs
digital camera canon, savigs, undesireable: Hi Tony, While I usually trust things sold over the internet, I still follow a few rules that keep me out of trouble: 1) Everything that gets sold (whether over the internet or over the counter) has to carry a profit. Given that the average profit for...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: buying for retail, distributor games, google
distributor games, google, cds books: Not sure why you would want to be the 4,378th web site to sell these products, but if you do, you re looking for what s called a distributor of these items. Go to Google and search for: distributor games distributor dvd distributor books etc....

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Computer Retail Markup, wholesale drop shipping, retail markup
wholesale drop shipping, retail markup, flexible mounts: Follow-up: I sell Gifts, Collectibles, Electronics,tools and more. Check out my web site at: www.GiftRiteWay.com I would be interested in talking to you about buying wholesale from you. John ----------------------------------------------------------...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Conversion rate, brick and morter, conversion rate
brick and morter, conversion rate, conversion rates: These numbers are from 2003, but take a look: Retail Entry-to-Sale Conversion Rates http://www.jimnovo.com/newsletter-7-2003.htm#retcon The bulk of conversion is in the 3% - 5% range. These numbers seem to creep up a little each year as more and...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Conversion rates, small business owner, conversion rates
small business owner, conversion rates, conversion rate: Apparently when I answered this question before the system did not record it. OK, here we go again... Two issues - the merchandise and the web site. Merchandise - There are too many competitors in your chosen category, including the NASCAR site itself,...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Some more Questions, common sense approach, flash anim
common sense approach, flash anim, web usability: You keep asking the same questions I have already answered in as much detail as I can for a forum like this. I can t explain a decade of ecommerce to you detail by detail. You need basic education and background information, so should read some books...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: catalogue jewelry, target market, www google com
target market, www google com, quality papers: What kind of jewelry? For which target market? Wholesale or retail? Do you have browser access to the Internet? Use a search engine to find what you are looking for: http://www.google.com I can t help you with so little information to work with...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: consumer behaviour on the internet, consumer behaviour in tourism, wharton school
consumer behaviour in tourism, wharton school, lifetime value: Hi Joanne, You are asking about very specific info on a niche within a niche, and there just is not enough info around on this specific a topic for anybody to put up a site about it. You will have to gather what you can from many, many places. My site...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: credit card processing, accepting credit cards, gateway company
accepting credit cards, gateway company, paypal: World Pay services most countries but I don t think they handle Iran. You could try using e-gold.com as a method of payment, and though it s not very popular, it could help with the trust issue. Otherwise, I would try to get an agent in another country...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: what customers want, auction marketplace, what sells on the internet
auction marketplace, what sells on the internet, e bay: Yes, any auction marketplace can give you an idea of what sells on the Internet and at what price. If you are selling new or unique goods you can probably get a higher price for the same goods outside of the auctions, because people using the auctions are...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: More customers off my web site, cheap traffic, conversion rate
cheap traffic, conversion rate, search traffic: What is your traffic now? If only 1/10th of 1% buy now, only 1/10 of 1% will buy when you increase your traffic. In addition, most free or cheap traffic is going to be of poor quality, probably having an even worse conversion rate. What you should...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Drop ship product to sell?, drop shippers, michael banks
drop shippers, michael banks, ship product: That s a pretty broad question, you mean of any product in the world, which is THE best one to sell on the web? If it has to be a drop-ship item (personally, I think that s a bad idea but that s another story, check my other answers for more details) than...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: E-store questions, merchant account provider, best merchant account provider
merchant account provider, best merchant account provider, apples to apples: Personally my favorite and so far the least expensive I have found personally has been Bill Dumont at www.emerchantdiscount.com Of course we also send a lot of store owners to him and he gives our customers excellent rates! You really have to do your...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Ecommerce and Credit Cards, business checking account, tax id number
business checking account, tax id number, resale license: Hello Hector, If you have a merchant account and the shopping cart, then all you need is products! I do hope that you have looked into your local laws to see what you need there. Things to consider would be a business checking account and/or a business...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Educating of Internet, www google com, franis
www google com, franis, technical perspective: Hi Ali, Wow, that s a BIG question, and not really on my topic. Learn *what* about the Internet? How to use it as a consumer? How it works? How to make money with it? Here s a few sites that appear to be honest attempts at educating people on the...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Educating of Internet, full of joy, garfield
full of joy, garfield, learners: Hi Ali, I wonder if you can clarify your question a bit? Were you asking about a source for online ELearning titles that taught Internet ? If so, I can help you. If not, I could better answer your question if you could clarify it a bit. Garfiel...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: ESD Shopping Cart Software, electronic software distribution, shopping cart software
electronic software distribution, shopping cart software, tim harvey: Hi Charlie, The only decent package I know of is Shop@ssistant DL. See www.shopassistant.net for details. It costs £399 GBP. If I come across any better packages I ll let you know. If there s anything else I can help you with fell free to ask....

Online Catalogue/Retailing: ebay-starting a side internet business, household bills, power sellers
household bills, power sellers, s corp: Hi Tom, I m not a lawyer or accountant, so don t take my words for gospel. Any time you are getting into a business and are looking at tax implications, you need to consult professionals on the issues and how they will affect you. Generally, you want...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: ecom, selling on ebay, yahoo store
selling on ebay, yahoo store, mouse clicks: Hi Rose, Do u think that the web Will become so large that it will be unusable by businesses and individuals? No, I don t, not as long as search engines like Google are around: http://www.google.com/ Search makes it very easy to find anything...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: ecommerce, ebay auction, yahoo merchant solutions
ebay auction, yahoo merchant solutions, google search: Hello, You can try the CueCat, http://www.lvpartners.com/ It is old and not sure if even around anymore. Another way by upc is ebay at no cost. Start like you would to set up an ebay auction and on the preview copy the upc info that ebay filled in for...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: ecommerce, yahoo merchant solutions, distributor material
yahoo merchant solutions, distributor material, product research: There are limited UPC lookup resources, see for example: http://www.upcdatabase.com You probably will not find images though. Remember, using other people s images / descriptions - unless permission is provided, such as with manufacturer / distributor...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: How exactly do you start an e-business?, city business license, credit card transactions
city business license, credit card transactions, fiscal responsibility: Hi Erica, Although you can easily just buy a domain name and build yourself a website without worrying about legalities, there are a few precautions that you are going to want to take anyway: 1) You should incorporate, especially in the USA. Incorporation...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Fashion, tv shopping networks, qvcproductsearch
tv shopping networks, qvcproductsearch, hsn: I m not sure I understand this question but I take it English is not the first language so I ll give it a shot. Creating products without understanding where you are going to sell them is a backwards approach; most products are created *for a market*...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Finding a Wholesaler, luck john, google
luck john, google, different products: That can be hard. What items are you looking to re-sell? The only way I know is to look for. Search wholesaler on google. Now, I do sell wholesale myself. I sell a lot of different products. If you would like to talk to me about this, e-mail me giftriteway@verizon.net...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: First timer, unique selling proposition usp, sole proprietor business
unique selling proposition usp, sole proprietor business, ebay store: Hands down, today the best way to get some experience with little financial risk is to start either a Yahoo Store: http://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/ecommerce/ or an eBay store: http://pages.ebay.com/storefronts/seller-landing.html You don t need...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Where to buy faulty stuff?
Online Catalogue/Retailing: Where to buy faulty stuff?

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Fashion, chicago illinois area, infomercials
Online Catalogue/Retailing: Fashion, chicago illinois area, infomercials, direct response

Online Catalogue/Retailing: wholesaler vs. distributor., retail goods, middle men
Online Catalogue/Retailing: wholesaler vs. distributor., retail goods, middle men, middle man

Online Catalogue/Retailing: fashion, retail convenience stores, writing a term paper
retail convenience stores, writing a term paper, business distribution: Are you writing a term paper? This question is too broad to be meaningful. What kind of retail? Convenience stores, department stores, online stores? What part of the business? Distribution, product, facilities, customer service? If you re not...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: feedback to sales system, nav
nav: There is not enough information here to answer the question; what are the objectives of the system? In general, I think these forced nav systems are just a bad substitute for poor site navigation, but there is not enough info or context to really make...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: again about free eshops, free eshop, ebay store
free eshop, ebay store, best starting point: Hi Jiordano, You re asking the wrong person these questions, because if you want a free cart you are probably looking at a .cgi or .php script, and I m not qualified to comment on that, because I don t use them and never would. You should be asking this...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: finding merchants that accept e-check, checking account, debit card
checking account, debit card, travel agencies: Sorry, I do not know of any list. You can see if Paypal stores offer something like this. I would think they would since they accept paypal. Just go to Paypal and look for the stores. There is a lot there. My site is not up yet. I can send you the link...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Generating Quality Traffic, search engine marketing, search phrases
search engine marketing, search phrases, search traffic: The best way of getting leads online in through search engine marketing. The way to find out which search phrases people are using to search is WordTracker.com or KeyWordDiscovery.com. You can also see similar but somewhat biased results here: http://inventory.overture.com/d/searchinventory/suggestion/...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: GPS price difference, drop ship business, inventory carrying costs
drop ship business, inventory carrying costs, return windows: Generally, the stores have different internal business models and how much profit is needed in the unit to cover costs varies by model. For example: 1. Store may be using unit as loss leader to attract and convert new customers. In this case, they...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Help with web site marketing, e mail address, drop shipper
e mail address, drop shipper, web site marketing: Hi Sue, Your website is a copy of this one: http://www.advancedbiolife.com/ and I suspect there are many exact copies of the same web site out there. That means it will be very difficult to get high natural search rankings and the resulting traffic...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Hi, Jim I asked you a..., voodoo flags, craft type
voodoo flags, craft type, crafts products: Hi Claude, I really don t know how to answer this question, because it is very much specifc to your business. In general, it is important to know these things: How much does your product cost to make? Often in a craft-type business, people don t...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Hi JimLong time no see!If..., distribution organizations, wholesale price
distribution organizations, wholesale price, b2b portal: Well, well, Claude, welcome back old friend! I am very pleased to see you have placed yourself on a high traffic, professional site. This is no doubt why you have a challenge with people asking about your products as opposed to the previous challenge with...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Hi, JimWe produce artistic..., mail order catalog, voodoo flags
mail order catalog, voodoo flags, artistic crafts: Hi Claude, I m not sure I follow this - you re going to enter the Caribbean (a location) but sell from a web site (no location) and concentrate on retail stores (a location) but have a mail order catalog (no location)? Not sure any of that matters...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Hi, JimI am about to use..., voodoo flag, flag art
voodoo flag, flag art, e mail: Good for you, Claude! In business to business communication, this is not nearly the issue it is on the consumer side. If you clearly have been to their web site and address them as personally as possible, then you should have no trouble at all. So,...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Home/Online Business, search phrases, direct mail
search phrases, direct mail, web medium: Yes, most of this stuff is a scam, and much of it has been running offline for decades through direct mail. It takes work to make money, on the web or otherwise. The following is a formula for creating a successful home-based web-based businesses. It...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: help, yahoo stores, service provider
yahoo stores, service provider, email: Hello, I apologize for the late reply as I did not see the email come through. Other alternatives out there that are quite popular would be http://www.monstercommerce.com/ http://www.finestshops.com/ If you are wanting a solution that you can have...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Inquiry about contacts, e commerce business, massive fraud
e commerce business, massive fraud, reference librarian: I don t know of any reliable sites on this topic; it is a massive fraud and spam target. Best bet would be go to a real library (yes, an offline library!) and do some research - look through reference section / ask reference librarian for help locating...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Internet Sales Tax, internet sales tax, online retailer
internet sales tax, online retailer, present time: Hello Eric, At present time that I am writing this, you must charge sales tax when shipping to the same state that you are located in. If you have 2 locations, one if Florida and one in California...then you must charge sales tax when shipping (not billing)...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Internet sales, state attorney general, better business bureau
state attorney general, better business bureau, oversight authority: Sorry to hear about this. First talk to a manger. You may get more and faster without the paperwork. Talk, never yell or threaten. If that fails, then file a Better Business Bureau report. http://www.bbb.org And file with your state Attorney General....

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Inventory projections for a startup, conversion ratios, developing a business plan
conversion ratios, developing a business plan, conversion ratio: Hello, If I understand the question correct, you are trying to figure out how much stock you should have on hand when you start so you can finish writing your plan. That is hard to answer. It really depends on a lot of things here. I take it you are...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Invitation from Users for attract in a commerce, goldquest international ltd, network marketing companies
goldquest international ltd, network marketing companies, work network: Hi AliSasani, I can t answer this question not knowing anything about the relationship you have with this company or anything about how their systems work. Network marketing companies often have detailed agreemnets specifying what can and can t be done...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: internet shopping, williams sonoma, catalog marketing
williams sonoma, catalog marketing, offline retailers: I take it you mean retail shopping, consumers buying products online. Online retail sales will be over $60 billion in 2004 and is growing by over 25% annually. So it s a pretty big deal. However, right now it is less than 2% of all retail sales. As...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Local Results, google maps, holy grail
google maps, holy grail, google: According to Google: http://maps.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=7091&topic=1468 Geography / distance is used to rank listings but other factors are considered. So for example, if the search was florist 32801 the ranking would be different...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Merchant accounts, internet merchant accounts, internet merchant account
internet merchant accounts, internet merchant account, business checking account: PayFlow Pro is not a group you join to buy , it s a service called a Gateway. It connects your shopping cart to your merchant account through a clearing network. You can also get a merchant account through Verisign when you sign up for PayFlow Pro: http://www.verisign.com/products-services/payment-processing/internet-merchant-account-faq.html...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Miva and StoneEdge, miva forum, expert users
miva forum, expert users, grps: Well, I have clients that use both together, and have suggested this combo more than once, including on this site. So I m somewhat familiar with both programs, though not what I would call an expert because I m not an IT person. I take it by StoneEdge...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Online Business, mail type, commission schedules
mail type, commission schedules, amway: Well, I think you are on the right track, I would not become a member of any of these retail syndication organizations. You can t possibly make any real money on the web selling exactly the same thing as a 1000 other people, no matter how much help ...

Online Catalogue/Retailing: Online Catalog, merchandising strategy, web retail
merchandising strategy, web retail, ship merchandise: Hi Mike, This idea of drop shipping comes up a lot so if you don t mind, I m going to paint a bit broader picture first and then answer your question in context. Hopefully others will benefit from this approach. I think a common mistake people make...