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Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Transmission Problem, oldsmobile cutlass supreme, oldsmobile cutlass
oldsmobile cutlass supreme, oldsmobile cutlass, cutlass supreme: Unfortunately your problem is with the direct drum clutches within the transmission. The trans MUST be removed and dis-assembled in order to make this repair. We have been been overhauling transmissions for many many years and still teach young people how...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Transmission problem, sebring convertable, chrysler sebring
sebring convertable, chrysler sebring, trans shop: hi shiela,well could very well be a mount just not that one.there is two other mounts that are on this car and they should have checked the others when they replaced the front.but could also be a transmission problem.you really need to take it to a trans shop...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Transmission Just Starting To Slip..., low gears, salvage yard
low gears, salvage yard, trans repair: I did a salvage yard job several years ago, and ended up with a tranny that had been recently professionally rebuilt, and I had great luck with it. But as much as you drive it, I would want to have a real good idea what it came out of, and why the vehicle...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Transmition and Electrical of Buick LeSabre 1993, egnition, autohelp
egnition, autohelp, buick lesabre: If the car started and ran BEFORE you took it into the shop and now it won t start due to this faulty part, This is kind of suspicious. It could be something that just decided to fail at this particular point or he did something to destroy it. There is...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Troubleshooting airconditioning delivery system, olds cutlass ciera, olds cutlass
olds cutlass ciera, olds cutlass, vacuum line: Can you HEAR the blower motor change speeds when you select the different blower speeds on the control panel ?. Can you physically hear if the blower motor is running at all ?. IF the blower motor IS RUNNING, Your most likely suspect would be the AIR...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Troubleshooting, rotten egg smell, speedometer
rotten egg smell, speedometer, 3l: hello elizabeth this is what u are smelling is a bad catlaic contverter it will havt be replaced and the compuiter will have to be reset . and u will be fine any good excaust shop will chabge it for u . good luck to u hun and u have a very pretty name pet...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Trunk Mechanism impedes upon luggage Space, buick lucerne, torque rod
buick lucerne, torque rod, luggage space: Hi Here is the EXACT GM procedure. Note the Tool Number listed in step 3, is a large round prying rod. I am sure you MAY be able to use a large screwdriver or similar pipe. 1) Support the rear compartment lid in the fully up position. 2)Ensure the torque...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Turn signal/Flashers, olds cutlass supreme, olds cutlass
olds cutlass supreme, olds cutlass, cutlass supreme: Turn on the HZARD LIGHTS and see if the RIGHT FRONT lights up. If it does NOT, Replace the RIGHT FRONT bulb. NOTE: Make SURE that you replace the light with the correct BULB # as if you but in the wrong light you will have signal peoblems. I would also...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Turn signal flasher on 95 Buick Skylark, turn signal flasher, buick skylark
turn signal flasher, buick skylark, emergency flasher: Hello Pat, The emergency flasher is located in the fuse block, but the turn signal flasher is supposed to be in a little metal clip attached to the steering column, where it bolts to the underside of the dash. You just pull it out, and stick in a new one....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Turn signal fluid?, fuse clips, emergency flashers
fuse clips, emergency flashers, ash tray: Hi Chris, The flasher for the emergency flashers is different than the turn signal flasher. Find the turn signal flasher, and replace it. Only about $3.00. It should be in a clip under the bottom edge of the dash, near the ash tray, or a clip mounted to...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Turn signal lights, emergency flashers, signal lights
emergency flashers, signal lights, light assembly: Hi Paul, Make sure al of the lights that blink on the right side, are lighting on the left side. There should be more than one bulb in each tail light assembly. If they are all lighting, including any side mounted lights on the front, then replace the flasher...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Can't Find Oil Filter/Pan, buick skylark, oil pan
buick skylark, oil pan, transmission pan: hi adriane,the oil pan is on the very bottom of the engine.the drain plug is located in the center of the oil pan..if you look at the center of the front of the car you will be standingright in front of the oil pan.the eng oil pan is round or egg shaped .you...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: taking off a hub..., buick park avenue, full size cars
buick park avenue, full size cars, brake shoes: hi lynn..lol let,s just for the sake of argument, say you are going to take off the drums or rotors.and not the hubs two entirely diff things.but i have heard them called hubs before. this is not hard at all.there is two types of drums.a slip on and a carrier...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: temperature, coolant level, olds aurora
coolant level, olds aurora, radiator cap: hi m.well first of all 200 degrees is normal for that eng and it is not normal too run 210 or 220 .my first suspect would be the thermostat probably needs replaced.however this engine is a very complicated design.and the only thing i can reccomend is first...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: thermostat, buick skylark, radiator hose
buick skylark, radiator hose, sensor side: Hello Patty, The thermostat is almost always under the hose neck on the engine where the top radiator hose connects. Remove that hose, then unbolt the neck. When you lift it off, the t-stat will be right there. When replacing the new one, make sure the...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: tilt steering, 1979 olds cutlass, olds cutlass
1979 olds cutlass, olds cutlass, tilt wheels: hello dale oh yes i have sean many problems with tilt wheels they have pins what lock to keep them tight . it is a very rough job with out the right tools . If i were you i would go to a sallavge yard and get a good used coiluim it is only 50 dollors and...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: timing, crankshaft position sensor, buick skylark
crankshaft position sensor, buick skylark, dis system: Hi Ed, There is no real timing adjustment other than base timing when the engine is rebuilt. I need to ask if there is any spark at all. Assuming there is power to the ignition, and no spark, I would make sure the cam shaft is turning, and then check the...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: toronado heating core, heater hoses, heater core
heater hoses, heater core, antifreeze: hi bryan. look under the dash on pass side you will see a plastic black box.your heater core is in this box.most cars complete dash has to be removed.heater box must be dissassembled.look under the hood find the two heater hoses going into the caR your core...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: trans, torque converter clutch, torque converter clutch solenoid
torque converter clutch, torque converter clutch solenoid, larry weaver: Hello Larry, I am not a transmission mechanic, but I have a little experience with this problem. The torque converter is working, or the car wouldn t move. I assume he meant the torque converter clutch, which locks the converter while cruising. The transmission...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: transmission, buick century, throttlebody
buick century, throttlebody, trans shop: hi karen.lol ,hit the gas somewhat hard.trans problem.hmm nnection here.ok karen there is one shot to fix this problem without major trans repairs.there is a cable going from the trans to the throttlebody.there is a lock clip you push down on this clip and...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: transmission, ford tempo, throttlebody
ford tempo, throttlebody, speedo cable: HI SCOTT,YES SOUNDS LIKE THE GOVENOR SPRING STUCK.ON YOUR TRANS AT THE PASSENGER SIDE AXLE OUT PUT SHAFT.YOU WILL SEE THE SPEEDO CABLE CONNECTED THEIR ALSO REMOVE THE SPEED SENSOR AND THE GOV IS RIGHT THERE PROBABLY BUSTED .REPLACE IT MAKE SURE THE CABLE FROM...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: transmission problem with 1995 Saturn SL1, vehicle speed sensor, saturn sl1
vehicle speed sensor, saturn sl1, 1995 saturn sl1: You need to FIX the faults that are causing the codes. It is most likely that the code 24 is probably causing your shifting problems since the shift timing is controlled by the VSS sensor input. Your going to need a service manual in order to diagnose...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: transmission troubles??, shift into overdrive, vacuum source
shift into overdrive, vacuum source, vacuum line: OK, You most likely have the TH440 transmission. It is possible that the modulator is faulty but FIRST check to make SURE you have a vacuum source to the modulator with the engine running. If you had had ANY work done on the engine it is highly possible...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: transmission tune-up, toyota camry, oil residue
toyota camry, oil residue, toyota dealer: hi mark ,thanks fo4r the compliment and the toyota guy is always maxed out lol.yes mark get the fluid changed,.and there is some truth to the myth of detergents .but you have a 90 percent chance that the trans will be fine if you change fluid and filter.however...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: transmission, 700r4 trans, delta 88
700r4 trans, delta 88, oldmobile: hi danielle.well yes probably just left a vacum line off.on the back of the trans on the pass side.there will be a valve there with port that a vacum hose hooks too.this hose should be there near the trans or maybe was left on old one needs to be hooked...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: transmisson, tuffys, olds bravada
tuffys, olds bravada, recurrent problem: Personally and professionally I do not recommend either facility. The only place to have this done is at your local Olds dealers service department as they know your transmission and every part that is in it. they also get BULLETINS from the manufacturer when...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: transmisson shifter, master cyl, rear portion
master cyl, rear portion, transmisson: Hi,Derald It may be that the shifter cable has detached from the shifter linkage,first look under the steering column and behind the bottom cover were the ign switch is,look for a large cable that goes from the steering column down along it to the firewall,at...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: transmisson, 1986 olds cutlass, haines manual
1986 olds cutlass, haines manual, olds cutlass: hi ric. go to your local auto store and buy a haines manual for your vehicle.it has very in depth info for your car and also has a step by step eng removal.the book is about 12.00 .there is too many steps for me too acurately type..tym good luck billy ma...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: trunk release, child safety locks, power door locks
child safety locks, power door locks, neutral safety switch: hi gj,well the trunk release button and the back up lights could be related.but not common.when you put your car in gear a switch on the transmission moves with the shifter at the point where the trans goes into gear .the switch turns the back up lights on.this...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: tune-up, 2001 olds aurora, olds aurora
2001 olds aurora, olds aurora, throttlebody: Hi,Ivan The tuneup on the 3.5 is replacing the spark plugs,you will need to remove the coil cassettes for each bank,the spark plugs are located under the coils,the cassettes are removed by the six bolts holding them in place,the spark plug boots come out...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: turn signal, emergency flashers, left turn signal
emergency flashers, left turn signal, turn signals: Either the front turn signal bulb is burned out or ONE of the TWO turn signal lights at the rear of the vehicle are burned out. Turn ON your HAZARD/EMERGENCY flashers and check to see that BOTH front turn signal bulbs are flashing and that all 4 of the...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: turn signal flasher, turn signal flasher, oldsmobile bravada
turn signal flasher, oldsmobile bravada, 1998 oldsmobile bravada: hi bob,you changed a flasher but was it the right flasher ,there is two one works the 4 way flashers the other the turn signal.you can pull the one you changed and if signals still work ,,wrong one the other one is near the bottom of the steering coloumn under...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: turn signal problems, turn signal flasher, haynes manual
turn signal flasher, haynes manual, convenience center: Hi Dan, I quote... The hazzard flasher is located in the convenience center under the dash. The turn signal flasher is installed in a clamp attached to the base of the steering column support inside the car. That is word for word from a Haynes...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: turn signal, emergency flashers, buick century
emergency flashers, buick century, free thanks: Hello Wanda, OK..The turn signal turns on a front and a rear bulb. possibly even more than those two...there may be two bulbs in the rear, and one up front. Now, obviously the fuse is good, or they wouldn t light. Check first, exactly how many bulbs,(you...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: turn signals, ohm meter, meter signal
ohm meter, meter signal, signal switch: Hi Bill, That fast click sounds like a short in the right side. Make sure they are the correct bulbs, and then remove them both, and insert one, and then remove it and insert the other, just to see what happens. The signal switch is also a possible problem....

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: turn signals not working, buick skylark gran sport, buick skylark
buick skylark gran sport, buick skylark, hazard lights: Hi Blair, You know there are two flashers? Did you replace the flasher for the turn signals, or for the emergency flashers? Make sure by turning the flashers on and feeling the flasher you replaced, or remove it and see if they quit. The flasher is what...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: turn signals, olds bravada, turn signals
olds bravada, turn signals, collumn: I would tend to believe that the flasher has failed. Buy a new one so you know what your looking for and look up under the dash around the sterring column for the realy, LOOK HARD. Also look over beside the glove box on the passengers side up under the dash...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: turning signals, turn signal flasher, olds aurora
turn signal flasher, olds aurora, ash tray: The turn signal flasher is different from the hazzard, and should be in a little clip un the underside of the dash, right beside the steering column, or on the steering column itself. I have also seen them under the edge near the center of the dash, like...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: turnsignals, turn signal flasher, emergency flasher
turn signal flasher, emergency flasher, fuse block: Hi Patty, The emergency flasher is located on the fuse block, by the left kick panel under the dash. The turn signal flasher is different, and is in a clip mounted to the underside of the dash, where the steering column is supported by the dash, which is...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: My can is unable to take the gas., moment of your time, bodyshop
moment of your time, bodyshop, couple of minutes: hi claudy,i am sorry to say really sounds like a transmission prob from what you have told me your can won,t take gas lol.but you need to take it to a shop not a bodyshop but a garage that works on transmissions.may be minor repairs but wouldn,t count on it.good...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Vacuum line, vacuum diagram, vacuum line
vacuum diagram, vacuum line, solonoid: Hi The vcuum line for the fuel presure regulator runs from regulator to large port on throttle body. That large port has 2 vac. lines, the other is for the EVAP purge solonoid, which is located same side as regulator, between the first 2 injectors. If there...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Vibration, vibration problem, chevy k1500
vibration problem, chevy k1500, wheel balance: Normally....not always, though, but normally a vibration that starts at a certain speed is tire/wheel balance related. tires coming apart internally can also do it. A bent drive shaft or bad universal joint can cause it. The fact that you don t feel it...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Voltage indicator light flashes occassionally, buick skylark, voltage indicator
buick skylark, voltage indicator, light flashes: hi david,the only thing that can turn the light on is alt or batt.and testing the alt,while this problem was not present,would give you an improper reading.as the alt prob works fine,but has an intermittant failure.as possibly a lazy regulator that turns light...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Voltemeter ABS light, olds cutlass supreme, olds cutlass
olds cutlass supreme, olds cutlass, 1994 olds cutlass: You should NOT be driving the vehicle with a faulty charging system as you can cause all sorts of computer problems and if the voltage gets below 7 volts going into the computer you are going to be THUMBING for a ride because the computer will shut off the...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: vacuum hose diagram, vacuum tank, vacuum leak
vacuum tank, vacuum leak, inner fender: Hi I cannot find a vaccuum diagram. The hose goes off the engine, close to the throttle body. Around the brake booster and then along the drivers side towards the front. It attaches to the Vacuum tank resivoir, behind the inner fender in the FRONT of the...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: vacuum hoses, oldsmobile delta 88, vacuum hoses
oldsmobile delta 88, vacuum hoses, carbeurator: HI NANCY.HMMM WELL IF YOU ARE TELLING ME THAT THE FAN MOTOR DOES NOT RUN OFF THE SWITCH. THEN THERE IS NO VACUM THAT CONTROLS THAT.BUT THERE IS A FAN MTR UNDER THE HOOD THAT COULD HAVE ACCIDENTLY UNPLUGGED BYE LEANING OVER THE FENDER.IT WILL BE UNDER THE HOOD...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: vacuum purge valve, misfire codes, vacuum purge valve, buick park avenue
vacuum purge valve, buick park avenue, coolant level: Hi Purge code COULD cause the misfire code, but not likely. I honestly believe you have another problem causing the bad running and the misfore code. Check your coolant level. If low, I would HIGHLY suspect the upper plenum leaking coolant into the intake...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: valve chatter and tach meter not workg at same time, gas milage, gm dealer
gas milage, gm dealer, intermittent loss: Hi M, I think that would be spark knock, rather than valves. First thing to do is wiggle all connections, but if you have corrosion in one connection, I might unplug several of them, and see if there is more that needs cleaned up. Clean tight connections...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: vibration at acceleration, buick lesabre, broken spring
buick lesabre, broken spring, cam sensor: Hello Mystie, I had one that acted similar. it would shudder, especially when it shifted into overdrive, but feathering the throttle seemed to help. Mine turned out to be a broken spring on one of the valves. Isolated the cylinder with a compression test,...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: viper ultra 800 car alarm, purple wire, key pads
purple wire, key pads, lock switch: hi sandy,well this is tricky but it is doable.lol the alarm is wired into the steering coloumn.the wire here will actually split a yellow or purple wire.they have cut the wire and wired each end to the controller,cut the controller wire off ,and splice wire...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: WARRANTY ON MINIVAN, pontiac montana, minivan
pontiac montana, minivan, brakes: hello claudia this depends if you only had fact. warnerty if you have the betterone they should be coverd to 70000 with fact war 12000 what is going on with the brakes ? a dealer will just rip you off on the price bring it to a shop it will be a lot cheaper...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Water Pump Repair Olds 98 V6 3800 engine, blown head gasket, olds cutlass
blown head gasket, olds cutlass, radiator cap: Hi Mark, I just ran outside and looked at my 95 Olds Cutlass, 3100V6, and it looks very easy to change the pump. it is operated by the serpentine belt. I would remove the heater hose, and start it, to see if the pump is working. I assume you bled all the...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Water Pump, strange smell, sure what kind
strange smell, sure what kind, bad water: hi nina.well i am not sure what kind of car you have .but water comeing out from underneith indicates a bad hose or a bad water pump.or even radiator.you need to get the cooling system checked soon.eng overheat is very dangerous and can cause severe eng damage.so...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Water pump 97 Achieva, olds achieva, quad4
olds achieva, quad4, achieva: hi missy.yes this is very hard .but whoever puts it back on make sure the car is blocked up high enough for access.use all the gaskets.there really is no way other then experience and knowledge to replace this pump.i would take to a repair facility as ,major...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Watery Floorboards, olds aurora, sunroof drain
olds aurora, sunroof drain, dry chemicals: Hi I would recommend taking it to a GOOD reputable glass shop in your area, and see if it is maybe a bad windshield seal or if it is something they would attempt to fix. There are special tools and dry chemicals to use and attemp to find leaks. I Hope this...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: WeakNo Spark in plugs, spark plug wire, jumper wire
spark plug wire, jumper wire, chevy c: Hello Clayton, Sure, it is possible that both of the vehicles need a new coil, but it is every bit as possible that different problems plague each of the vehicles, so each should be tested and repaired individually. On the truck, that has a carb, so see...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Wheel Bearing Hub Assembly, buick rendezvous, wheel bearing hub assembly
buick rendezvous, wheel bearing hub assembly, salvage yard: Susan, you are sure welcome, and I understand wanting to do it yourself. I can t stand the prices some places charge. I don t work commercially, so price isn t in my vocabulary. A salvage yard might be able and willing to give you information on the swap,...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Wheel studs, wheel studs, lug nuts
wheel studs, lug nuts, tire place: Hello Dex, Usually you can replace them without removing more than the brake drum, or caliper. Look for clearance behind them, then knock the broken one through with a punch and hammer, and stick a new one in from behind, and pull it in with a lug nut. ...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Wiper Replacement, subaru impreza, wiper blade
subaru impreza, wiper blade, suburu: hi joe .well not knowing exactly what type you have.and at the risk of telling you a wrong answer that may break something.i will only give you a suggestion.and don,t laugh i have worked in all major auto makers dealerships.drive to the dealer go inside ask...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Wipers, oldsmobile cutlas supreme, wiper blade
oldsmobile cutlas supreme, wiper blade, transmission assembly: Hi Chris, I feel that if you go to replace the motor, you will find that it is actually running, but not connected to the arm, or the gear inside the motor/transmission assembly may be broken or stripped. With the key on, where you hear the noise, have you...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Wire wheel cover, needle nose pliers, plastic bolt
needle nose pliers, plastic bolt, buick regal: Hi All I have ever been able to do, is use a GOOD pair of needle nose pliers or duck bill pliers (they have a wider, flatter nose than needle nose). It does defrorm the plastic a bit but USUALLY the t wrench is still able to be used. I wish I could help...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Won't accelerate, fuel pressure regulator, coil pack
fuel pressure regulator, coil pack, spray pattern: Hello Eric, If the pattern looks good at idle, I doubt the throttle body is the problem. Fuel pressure, like from a clogged filter could cause that. TPS also, but you checked that. I would get a gauge on the fuel rail, and make sure the pressure stays...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Won't Start, buick lesabre, turning the key
buick lesabre, turning the key, diagnostic test: hello cecily it is in the compuiter it will have to be repromgamed again this time have them do a diagnostic test on the car it self it could be a short in the compuiter . and yes the door locks work off the compuiter it makes sense hun if you need more...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Wrong fluid put in engine, oldsmobile 88, brake fluid
oldsmobile 88, brake fluid, oil pan: Hello hun yes the brake fluid ruined the eng. it is the whole cause of the eng. dammage. And they know it Delta sonic told you to waut so if you took it to a mech. they would have told you to sue the car wash place . Good luck to u hun and if you...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: water pump pulley, buick park ave, lifetime warranty
buick park ave, lifetime warranty, metal rubber: Hi Jim, The first thing I would do is remove the tension from the belt, and wiggle the shaft of the water pump. I would consider it quite unusual for the pulley to just bend while in use. I m thinking the bearings must be bad. As for the pulley, I believe...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: water pump removal and replacement, gm 3800 engine, buick le sabre
gm 3800 engine, buick le sabre, answering the question: Hello Wayne, I appologize for not answering the question sooner. I was out of town, and signed out on vacation, but the All Experts system let me down, and didn t get my vacation posted. As for the bolt, I don t know, but if you check to be sure that everything...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: water pump-thermostat 97 acheiva, acheiva, radiator hose
acheiva, radiator hose, thermastat: Hello Carolle, I haven t worked on any Achievas, but I would be surprised if the thermostat is near the bottom of the engine. They are to the best of my knowledge, always where the top radiator hose connects to the engine. But before anything is replaced,...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: whinning, whinning, power steering pump
whinning, power steering pump, ty: hi cassandra.well i don,t know what kind of vehicle you have .but let,s try anyway.there is only a cpl things that would cause this one is power steering pump maybe low on fluid maybe going out.the other is a tensioner.which holds tension on belt.which if...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: window, rocket science, many different types
rocket science, many different types, mechanics: Ouch Joel, You have reached the limit of my experience inside those doors. I just pull the panel off like you did, and look around. Hopefully something jumps out and is easy to see. There are so many different types of mechanisms over the years, I can t...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: windshield washer controls, windshield washer, buick century
windshield washer, buick century, control thanks: Hello Bob no the switch is in the turn singal for the wipers wash the colluim would not have to be pulled the cover around the switch in colluim would have to come out then thire is thrft tourks holding the switch replace . easy job the noise u are hereing...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: windshield wipers parking straight up, windshield wiper motor, windshield wiper transmission
windshield wiper motor, windshield wiper transmission, chevy impalas: I know I asked about warranty, but if there is a problem to a lot of GM vehicles, they will come out with a campaign, which is like a recall, where they will fix it for free, but they won t call you about the problem....only fix it if you contact them. Have...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: wiper blade home position on 2000 olds silhouette, radiator support, gas gauge
radiator support, gas gauge, fuel gauge: Hi The wipers are in need of a part called Wiper Crank Arm . It gets out of alignment usually when blades are either pulled on or hang up while operating(frozen blades on glass can do it). It is an eaisly replaced part. Instructions come with part. ...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: Why won't my car start?, delta 88 oldsmobile, battery cables
delta 88 oldsmobile, battery cables, ac compressor: Hi,Bettye It sounds like you are getting weak battery voltage to the starter,or you have a failed starter,check to make sure the battery is in fact in good condition,that the voltage is above 12 volts,also make sure the battery has enough cranking amps,usually...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: won't start, fuel pressure gage, changing spark plugs
fuel pressure gage, changing spark plugs, computer system work: There are numerous possible faults that can cause your no start problem. IF you have sufficient spark to the spark plugs and you have fuel from the injectors you MUST determine IF the spark is strong enough to properly fire the spark plugs. You may have...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: wont start/crank...everything goes black, neutral safety switch, starter solenoid
neutral safety switch, starter solenoid, chevy cavalier: Hello Tony, Sounds like your starter was shorted internally, or the solenoid mounted on it was shorted. That could have caused damage to the ignition switch, or the neutral safety switch, which could be why the new one doesn t work. Everything turning black,...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: wont stay running after about 1 hour, check fuel, poppit
check fuel, poppit, fuel pressure: hi deborah.check fuel pressure when it won,t start this vehicle has to have a min of 60 psi to open the poppit valves.even if you changed pump if you do not have 60 psi when it won,t start you got a bad pump very common with this truck.if you have fuel pressure...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: wont stay on, buick regal, grandsport
buick regal, grandsport, cam sensor: hi lori.hmmmm well if you are sure it is not the fuel pump.yes it could be a sensor now which one well probably crank sensor or cam sensor or most common module .but you have to know what it is missing when it don,t start it will be fuel fire or compression.i...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: what could be wrong with my transmission?, oldsmoble cutlass, power steering pump
oldsmoble cutlass, power steering pump, torque converter: Without actually hearing this noise I would be more prone to think that the power steering pump is making the noise UNLESS you are POSITIVE that the noise is coming from the front portion of the transmission where it attaches to the engine. If this is the...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: ., blown head gasket, intake manifold gasket
blown head gasket, intake manifold gasket, olds alero: I would say you have a leaking intake manifold gasket, or a blown head gasket. The bad smell is coolant burning in the cylinder. Same coolant fouls that plug. If you pull that plug right after it starts missing, you will probably find coolant on it. It...

Oldsmobile/Buick Repair: When I ...., winter and the summer, dirty fuel
winter and the summer, dirty fuel, abs light: Hi Jake, It sounds like you might have a dirty fuel filter, but that should cause you to have low power. I have a 95, and it doesn t act like that. I doubt the sensors need replacing. You could be getting them wet at the connections, so you might look...

Olympics: Olympic records, olympic record, olympic records
olympic record, olympic records, gold medals: Best Olympic Record is a rather difficult term to assess. For instance you could say that the United Kingdom has the best Olympic record in rowing (Sir Steven Redgreave is the only Olympian to win five gold medals in five Olympics) bu at the same time say...

Olympics: Getting started, weightlifting, Olympic lifting
weightlifting, Olympic lifting: Your clean of 280 at 165 lbs. bodyweight indicates that you have some talent. You need to stop powerlifting, and try to find a coach who can teach you great technique. Every Olympian is a very good technician. More importantly if you want to chase the...

Olympics: athletes, Olympian Travel Expenses
Olympian Travel Expenses: Hello, Carol Thank you for your interest. Once our athletes qualify for the U.S. Olympic team, the U.S. Olympic Committee pays for all their expenses and outfitting for the Games. Unless they have a sponsor, however, they do have to pay their own way to...

Olympics: becoming an olympic weightlifter, usa weightlifting, teamusa
usa weightlifting, teamusa, general fitness: Hello again, Marvin. At the weightlifting.teamusa.org website click on the bar that says Become a Member Today Membership Services. Follow the prompts, ignoring the one explaining the problem with the security issues. You can either register online with...

Olympics: MEDAL, Olympic Sports Funding
Olympic Sports Funding: Hello, Masoud This is an interesting question with many possible answers. The issue is complex because the funds that come into the United States Olympic Committee from the Games, and the money that is provided directly to the USOC from sponsorships are...

Olympics: Olympic Weightligting Question, Weightlifting training, Weightlifting coaching
Weightlifting training, Weightlifting coaching: Hello, Noel! I m so glad to hear of your interest in weightlifting and to find that you are thinking about this apparent disparity. Kendrick is clearly the best lifter in this country, but he trains in a facility where there is no one to push him. This...

Olympics: olympics, Olympic beginners
Olympic beginners: Hello, Caroline! It s good to see that you have an interest in becoming an Olympian. At 17 you are not too old to begin training for many of the Olympic sports. In some sports such as gymnastics and tennis you might find yourself quite a bit behind other...

Olympics: into olympics, U.S. Olympic Team selection criteria
U.S. Olympic Team selection criteria: Hello, Zack As an established track star you should already be a member of USA Track and Field, the national governing body. Contact them and find out which meets are drug tested and what are the criteria (event marks) that must be attained in order for...

Olympics: into olympics, train train, mail list
train train, mail list, british federation: First of all choose the sport you feel that you can excel in between now and 2011, next join the British federation of the sport and contact the international federation of that sport and subscribe to their newsletter / e-mail list, then basically train, train,...

Olympics: olympics, international olympic committee, olympic athlete
international olympic committee, olympic athlete, tom daley: Tom Daley (GBR) is competiting in Beijing in the diving at age 14 (so there is no age limit to entering the Olympics), the only route is to qualify in a chosen sport at the national level. In order to gain admission to the IOC, you have to be elected by...

Olympics: Sorting the medal table, beijing 2008, gold medals
beijing 2008, gold medals, national pride: I can only assume national pride! But you are quite right, the USA are the only country which sort by totals (everyone else sorts by gold). And it does make a lot of impact: Sydney 2000: By Golds: USA (40), By Totals: USA (97) Athens 2004: By Golds: USA...

Olympics: swimming, olympic swimmers, michael phelps
olympic swimmers, michael phelps, competitive swimming: Whilst it is true that most Olympic swimmers started young, you could be aged 17 and enter an Olympic swim meet and still lose. You have a total of 11 years swimming experience (by comparsion Michael Phelps had only 8 years experience before entering the 2000...

Olympics: venues, host cities, beijing
host cities, beijing, birds nest: According to the people who built it The lasting legacy of this stadium will be more than just a sporting venue. The Bird’s Nest is a temple for China’s people, a place to visit and photograph and a reason to stay in Beijing for an extra day . I can also...

Olympics: a weightlifting programe, Weightlifting training programs
Weightlifting training programs: Hello, Aaron This is a question that would require a very long answer. All of the top lifters perform the snatch and clean and jerk or variants of these lifts and squats in each workout during a six days per week training program. I have written training...

Olympics: Weightlifting age, weightlifting
weightlifting: I am assuming that you are talking about lifting a weight of 100 kg. in the clean and jerk. If we are considering a serious, talented weightlifter, then a clean and jerk of 100 kg. could easily be performed by a 15 year old, no matter the bodyweight. As...

Olympics: ASK, Olympic Games qualifying standards
Olympic Games qualifying standards: The next Olympic Games will be the Winter Games, next year in Calgary. The next summer Games will be 2012 in London. Each sport determines how many athletes or teams may be present based on a quota that is given to each sport by the International Olympic...

Olympics: Olympics, olympic torch relay, track environments
olympic torch relay, track environments, relay races: Sorry, it s just that the Winter Olympic Torch Relay is currently ongoing and so I assumed you were referring to that. Yes, batons are indeed of a fixed size: A relay baton can t be less than 280 millimeters (11 inches) or more than 300 millimeters (12...

Olympics: supplements, whey protein supplement, vitamin mineral supplements
whey protein supplement, vitamin mineral supplements, olympic weight lifters: Christian, Creatine, HMB and Tribulus terristris have varying effects on individuals. If you are one of those who is particularly responsive these should produce excellent results for you. Just remember that each one s effect is specific to any given individual....

Olympics: Failure, fear of failure, fearful situations
fear of failure, fearful situations, success and failure: I ve learned that very few of the consequences of fear are that devastating and life altering. Most of the fears are based on presumed anxiety. Suppose you do fail at something. The actual consequence is something from which you can, in all probability,...

Olympics: 2010 olympics - youtube ban?, international olympic committee, games innsbruck
international olympic committee, games innsbruck, ioc international: The most likely party is the IOC (International Olympic Committee) who probably take this viewpoint. The Olympic Games is a multi billion dollar event. We sell the rights to broadcast the Games to as many as 100 media broadcast partners in a Winter Games...

Olympics: Identity of Olympic skaters, olympic skaters, todd eldredge
olympic skaters, todd eldredge, youtube videos: There were several Americans in the 1992 Albertville Men s Singles competition. As you rightly point out Wylie did indeed claim the silver and he was the highest placed. The other Americans were: Christopher BOWMAN (4th) Todd ELDREDGE (10th) Referencing...

Olympics: Olympic Torch, great barrier reef, olympic flame
great barrier reef, olympic flame, olympic torch: The following methods have been used to transport the Olympic Flame across oceans. Sydney 2000: Specially designed Underwater Torch Keeping up with past Games’ novel modes of transport is tough as the torch has gone undersea with a scuba diver at the...

Olympics: Olympics, olympic torch relay, track environments
olympic torch relay, track environments, relay races: Sorry, it s just that the Winter Olympic Torch Relay is currently ongoing and so I assumed you were referring to that. Yes, batons are indeed of a fixed size: A relay baton can t be less than 280 millimeters (11 inches) or more than 300 millimeters (12...

Olympics: olympic athletes, olympic athlete, sprint champion
olympic athlete, sprint champion, michael phelps: Usain Bolt, I think would count as a legend (double sprint champion in Beijing 2008) for starters. As for the most successful summer and winter Olympian, I do believe no one will object to me nominating Michael Phelps (USA) as a summer success story and Ole...

Olympics: Olympic gymnastics, Olympics, gymnastics
Olympics, gymnastics: Nicole, Your dream of making the Olympics is a worthy one, but you need to keep that as a distant goal at this point. Many things have to fall into place to make an Olympic team. Your immediate goal is to improve as much as you can from day to day. If...

Olympics: weight lifting, Olympics, weightlifting
Olympics, weightlifting, World Weightlifting Championships: There is no age limit for participation in the Olympics. In 2011 the World Weightlifting Championships will be conducted and the final team placings will determine how many athletes each nation can bring to the 2012 Games. The most that the best nation...

Olympics: powerlifting, Strength training, hypertrophy
Strength training, hypertrophy, athletic history: Hello, Jeff, It is difficult to target your training if the target is vague. Training for pure strength is somewhat vague. Are you training for static strength, explosive strength, strength endurance and in what context? The training goal has to be more...

Olympics: Olympic Medals - Changes Approval Committee., national olympic committee, international olympic committee
national olympic committee, international olympic committee, olympic medals: The International Olympic Committee holds a conference every year where they discuss the future of the Olympics. The next meeting will be held during the London Olympics. My advice would be to submit your suggestions to the Indian National Olympic Committee...

Olympics: Olympic Medals., 2012 olympic games, olympic medals
2012 olympic games, olympic medals, london 2012 olympic games: Oh dear, I was rather hoping that New Delhi hosting the Commonwealth Games last year would have answered these questions. 1) Why three medals for the top three people? http://economiclogic.blogspot.com/2008/08/why-three-medals-at-olympics.html 2) What...

Olympics: Variation of Archery Game., revolutions per minute, olympics sport
revolutions per minute, olympics sport, angular velocity: No, I do not believe this could be used as an Olympic sport as it is only practiced in one country. For a sport to recieve Olympic status it must be performed in a minimum of 85 countries across the globe. Please also note that these questions are not really...

Olympics: Nadia Comaneci - medals, larissa latynina, moscow olympics
larissa latynina, moscow olympics, olympic medals: Nadia Comaneci competed at the 1976 Montreal and 1980 Moscow Olympics and between those two Games won a total of 5 golds, 3 silvers and a bronze (for a total of 9 Olympic medals). On a scale of ranking, she ranks as the 14th most medalled gymnast in Olympic...

Olympics: olympics, Olympics, Qualifying procedures
Olympics, Qualifying procedures, Team sports: Each sport has a national governing body (NGB) in each country. The NGB determines the qualification procedure. It may be done with a trials, or it may be based on a competitive record established over the years prior to the Olympics. It varies widely by...

Olympics: muscle and strength, antagonistic muscles, hemihypertrophy
antagonistic muscles, hemihypertrophy, strength gains: Knowing when you re maxed out in recruiting is not a question that you need to have answered because it would not be the sole factor, plus you are using a combination of muscles. A lack of progress might be due to combinations of other neurological and muscular...

Olympics: break cake olympic trading cards, ebay auction, pin collectors
ebay auction, pin collectors, olympic pin: As I am not a resident of the United States, I have no idea what Break Cake was (until I found a blog). Using that same method of searching I found an ebay auction that valued a card depicting the 1932 Olympics (Los Angeles) at $1.99 If you have the ones listed...

Olympics: Albert Hood, weightlifting, Albert Hood
weightlifting, Albert Hood: Hello, Monique! I m so glad you got in touch. I always wondered what became of Albert s children. Your dad was the most talented athlete I ever coached, and a great guy. We had some extraordinary experiences together. Please get in touch with me through...

Olympics: Albert Hood, good friend, dad
Olympics: Albert Hood, good friend, dad, email

Olympics: Olympics Expert, general fans, new game
general fans, new game, olympic games: Hello, Sara My specialty area is Olympic weightlifting. I ve coached an Olympian and participated in the production of two Olympic Games. You might say I have some expertise. I am always interested in new challenges so would love to talk further with you....

Olympics: Olympic torch relay origins, olympic torch relay, 1936 berlin olympics
olympic torch relay, 1936 berlin olympics, olympic flame: You are quite correct and here s the best way to prove it (and perhaps get a little money out of him at the same time). You know we have having a discussion about the Olympic Torch? Well, I have found out something very interesting indeed. You say that...

Olympics: Olympic medals, olympic medals, britain team
olympic medals, britain team, team bronze: Each member of a winning team (be it a swimming relay team, a football team or a hockey team) get a medal if their team finishes in a medal position. However, when tallying medals it is by country, so for instance if a swimming relay team from the USA gets...

Olympics: USA medals, winter olympic sports, summer olympic events
winter olympic sports, summer olympic events, modern pentathlon: The Americans have not won a gold in the Modern Pentathlon, Polo, Lacrosse, Field Hockey and Triathlon. That list also included Judo,. but at 1600 BST (1100 EDT / 0800 PDT) on August 2nd 2012, the Americans won their first gold in Judo. However, they have...

Olympics: History of the olympics, history of the olympics, golf polo
history of the olympics, golf polo, greeks: 1896: Athletics, Weightlifting, Wrestling, Fencing, Shooting, Cycling, Gymnastics, Swimming, Tennis 1900: Rowing, Yachting, Horse Riding, Archery, Cricket, Golf, Polo, Rugby 1904: Boxing, Lacross, Roque, Basketball, Soccer Yes, but only with prior agreement....

Olympics: Training at Olympic Level, athletes diet, elite level
athletes diet, elite level, level competitors: Hello, Lydia For a quick answer, in my sport of weightlifting elite level competitors are training 300 days a year and it s rumored that the top Chinese lifters will be training 330 days a year. Many of these days involve two or three sessions per day. ...

Olympics: Contacting Coaches
Following the qualification procedures a total of 14 nations have qualified for the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Those countries are: Russian Federation (host nation) Slovakia United States Slovenia Finland Canada Norway Austria the Czech Republic...

Olympics: Olympic dooping.
Common sense would say that if the player was dropped for the final, then the result would stand. If the test is confirmed, and that player scored a goal then other countries could argue (with some legitimacy) that the player should have been dropped from...

Olympics: Barbara Ann Scott, barbara ann scott, memorial arena
barbara ann scott, memorial arena, honorary member: In October 1949 Barbara Ann made an appearance in Kelowna with the “Skating Sensation of 1950” ice show for the opening of the Memorial Arena. She was made a Freeman of the City, an honorary member of the Kelowna Jaycees and was presented with a gold brooch...

Olympics: basketball, ok toodles, sexual harrassment
ok toodles, sexual harrassment, playing a game: Dear Julie Jane, I’m glad the sweatshirt thing worked, I’m sure the guy would like to see a picture though, so he can see how HUGE his sweatshirt is on you, especially since its big on him! And now, on to the important stuff, kissing him. So he has kissed...

Olympics: Chances of getting into the Gymnastics Olympics, regional champion, shannon miller
regional champion, shannon miller, london olympics: Well, the earliest Olympics that you could compete in would be the London Olympics of 2012. In order to fulfill that requirement, you need to have won at least three state championships (one year after the other), a national championship (at least once) and...

Olympics: how much money do you make, bronze metal, gold metal
Olympics: how much money do you make, bronze metal, gold metal, silver metal

Olympics: how much money do you make, gold medal winner, time william
gold medal winner, time william, sum of money: William, Every country has its own incentive for winning a medal, I ve heard while watching the Olympics that, I believe it was Pakistan gives a gold medal winner a house, a car and a large sum of money. Like I said before, every country has its own...

Olympics: Olympic Criteria, writing a term paper, olympic committee
writing a term paper, olympic committee, floodgates: If a sport was added to the Olympics simply on the merits of it being cool , then that would open the floodgates. There are actually some rules and regulations, namely: 1) The sport must be practised by men in at least 70 countries on 4 continents and...

Olympics: olympic committee, international olympic committee, national olympic committee
international olympic committee, national olympic committee, olympic commitee: There are quite a few stages which can be summarised thus: 1) Each country has it s own Olympic Commitee 2) Each Olympic Committee invites bids from as many places in their country as are interested in holding the Games 3) The government of that country...

Olympics: Swimming in Olypics, sydney 2000 olympics, eric moussambani
sydney 2000 olympics, eric moussambani, 200m freestyle: That s right. The person you are thinking of is Eric Moussambani from Equatorial Guinea who competed in the Sydney 2000 Olympics and completed the 100m freestyle in 1 minute 52.72 seconds (which was just a shade outside the 200m freestyle World Record)...

Oman: Travelling and Hiking in Oman, camping supply store, man tent
Oman: Travelling and Hiking in Oman, camping supply store, man tent, muttrah

Oman: Travelling and Hiking in Oman, mutrah, petroleum company
mutrah, petroleum company, arabian culture: Dear Martin: When you get to Muscat, you will find it quite modern. There is nothing that you cannot find back home in terms of food and supplies. If you need camping supplies, check out some of the shopping malls in Qurum. (There was one camping supply...

Oman: travelling in oman as a family, desert discovery, customs and traditions
desert discovery, customs and traditions, local customs: Have no worries. Oman is a very safe country. The main roads are very efficient although drivers tend to be a bit aggressive. The people are very friendly. You might be invited in by total stangers: go with the flow. If you want help, I suggest contacting...

Oman: Acceptable clothing in Oman, vest tops, beach clothes
vest tops, beach clothes, western girl: Hi Becca: You should not have any problem with the clothes you mentioned as long as it is loose fitting, not too revealing and comfortable. You will find many fashionable clothing stores in Oman, so adjustment will not be a problem. Just a few notes:...

Oman: Acceptable clothing in Oman, sultan qaboos, grand mosque
Oman: Acceptable clothing in Oman, sultan qaboos, grand mosque, guinea pig

Oman: Advice, muttrah, dear peter
muttrah, dear peter, indian friend: Dear Roopal, I have not lived in Oman in a number of years so I cannot answer your questions authoritatively. However, send me an email at omanrover@earthlink.net and I will send you the contact number for an Indian friend of mine who has lived in Oman...

Oman: Latina living in Oman, Muscat, oman muscat, loose fitting clothing
oman muscat, loose fitting clothing, hotel pool: Omanis are a bit conservative when in comes to body exposure. But you d be surprised at what they do wear. While they will only expose face and hands, they will dress very colorfully. They expect foreigners to dress on the conservative side--no tight fitting...

Oman: Safety in OMan, al bustan palace hotel, al bustan palace
al bustan palace hotel, al bustan palace, itb berlin: Dear Shayne You are the most welcome here in Oman. Don t worry about anything here. Oman is a safe country and here they do respect tourists and visitors. Oman as you found it on 2000 and even now you will find what you need easier and safe. Don t worry...

Oman: Oman, muscat hotel, sultanate of oman
muscat hotel, sultanate of oman, desert safari: Dear Kristen, Greetings from Muscat Actually you had lots of things to be discussed, but anyway I can offered you rooms at InterContinental Muscat Hotel with the rate of 210 USD Per night and its a 5 Star Hotel. Regarding restaurants and any thing you...

Oman: Embroidere images, extremist views, images of animals
extremist views, images of animals, intangible heritage: I have never heard of such a prohibition taken to that extent in that context. Iconography usually extends to only images of people, but that hasn t stopped extremist views (e.g. the Taliban) to prohibit images of any living thing, like grass and flowers....

Oman: incence burner, southern oman, incense burner
southern oman, incense burner, briquette: Hi Jane: It s a simple matter. Hold one end of a briquet with your fingertips and light it with a match. The briquets are treated with an incendiary chemical so when you light them the chemical burns and fizzes until the briquet is glowing hot. Place immediately...

Oman: wish to visit oman and kenya, uae website, visa services
uae website, visa services, beruit: Dear Sir/ Madam Many thanks for your question. I will be able to answer the question of Oman only not Beirut. When you reach Dubai, the visa to Oman you can get it the same day, whether at the airport or the border. If you have visa for any of gulf...

Oman: FABRICS FROM SOUTH AFRICA, dear lorraine, part timer
dear lorraine, part timer, government rules: Dear Lorraine, Many Thanks for your email. As per the government rules and regulations, you need to register with the Ministry of Commerce to start the business. Also its required to have an Omani dealer for registration of the organization. You can...

Oman: Relative of Expat in Oman visiting Dubai, immigration authority, resident cards
immigration authority, resident cards, muscat: Dear Raju, Further to your question, if your son is on relative visa visit which is 3 months usually, you can go to Dubai and get the Visa at the borders. You need to get (No Objection) letter from your employer mentioning that you are going to Dubai and...

Oman: Arabic Conversation Lessons for Kids, peter ochs, conversation lessons
peter ochs, conversation lessons, dear peter: Sorry I haven t responded sooner as I have been out of town for the last two weeks. Please feel free to contact the American Women s Group once you get to Muscat. I do not have a contact number for them, but you may contact a friend and colleague of mine,...

Oman: Australian Drivers License in Oman, australian drivers license, passport size
australian drivers license, passport size, rop: Deepa: In all liklihood, your Auatralian driver s license will allow you to get an Omani license. If you are preparing to stay and work there for an extended time, your sponsor will probably make the arrangements for you to get an Omani license. This...

Oman: children and their nannies in Oman, sexual harrassment, absolute obedience
sexual harrassment, absolute obedience, arab gulf: Dear Solveigh: I would say that your general conclusions are right regarding abuse: overworked and underpaid, sexual harrassment, etc. But I also know of successful situations where nannies stay with one employer, so I could not give you a relative breakdown....

Oman: Driving in Oman, private vehicle, drivers license
private vehicle, drivers license, rop: I think it would be best to have an Internatinal Drivers License (which are fairly easy to come by as I recall--I haven t needed one in years as I have a valid Oman driver s license, which is not easy to get), in case you might need to produce it to the ROP...

Oman: desert and hotel, sultan qaboos, desert discovery
sultan qaboos, desert discovery, wahibah sands: Hi Kirsty: I will put you in touch with someone who can handle all your needs. Said Al Harthy Desert Discovery PO Box 99 Madinat Al Sultan Qaboos 115 Oman Tel. ++ 968 24 493 232 Email. tours@omantel.net.om Web: www.desert-discovery.com ...

Oman: Arabic Conversation Lessons for Kids
Oman: Arabic Conversation Lessons for Kids

Oman: children and their nannies in Oman, sexual harrassment, hierarchy of needs
Oman: children and their nannies in Oman, sexual harrassment, hierarchy of needs, housemaids

Oman: Temporary Relocation - GCC Car, adequate insurance, conver
Oman: Temporary Relocation - GCC Car, adequate insurance, conver, refering

Oman: gardening in Oman, sultan qaboos bin, petroleum development oman
sultan qaboos bin, petroleum development oman, drip watering systems: Dominique, As you probably know, Oman is a very arid, desert country with only 2% of the land, a narrow strip between the mountains and the ocean, arable and fit for human habitation. The major native plants are date palms and acacia trees. There are no...

Oman: holiday travel to oman, keith krause, desert discovery
keith krause, desert discovery, maverick guide: Dear Mr. Keith, My husband is at the moment in Oman with a group of tourists. He left on 18th March and will be back on 29th March; if they don t extend the trip. He will reply you as soon as he is back from Oman. Have a nice day. Bye Letchmi...

Oman: non guided travel in Oman, sultan qaboos, desert discovery
sultan qaboos, desert discovery, chris answer: Hi Chris: Answer to your question is Maafih Mushkalah. Which is Arabic for No problem. You can rent vehicles from any of the reputable car hire companies. I reccommmend MARK Rentacar. You will find them in Hatat House near the Wadi Adai Roundabout...

Oman: Oman, desert discovery, oman
desert discovery, oman, mountains: Robert: I am currently not in Oman nor am I am arranging tours, but I would be happy to pass your name on to someone who does. Contact Desert Discovery: www.desert-discovery.com They will help you with all your needs and do a fine job as well. Tell...

Oman: Oman, al bustan palace hotel, al bustan palace
al bustan palace hotel, al bustan palace, castles and forts: Given your time frame you would have to fly. It s a 45 minute flight each way from Dubai. You have barely time to do much of anything, it s a shame you can t spend more time. I would say if you can wangle two or three days you would be much better off. Ideally...

Oman: Oman, wadi bani kharus, desert discovery
wadi bani kharus, desert discovery, mountain scenery: Dear Norma: It s about a four hour drive from Dubai to Muscat, but only three hours to the Sawadi Resort. Visas are easily obtained either ahead of time or at the border. From the Sawadi you have good access to a lot of points of interest on the Batinah...

Oman: Oman, barnes and noble bookstores, family bookstores
barnes and noble bookstores, family bookstores, arabic programs: Check out the Family Bookstores . They have several outlets in the capital area. Beyond that, I don t know of other sources except those offered by Polyglot and others. Perhaps you can contact TAISM--The American International School in Muscat (www.taism.com)....

Oman: Oman in July, honeymoon destination, light rains
honeymoon destination, light rains, fabulous destination: Yes , Oman is a fabulous destination for a honeymoon. There is so much to see and do. However it is quite hot there in July (in Muscat) and any temperature differential with Dubai is minimal and hardly noticable. I suggest going down to Salalah in the southern...

Oman: Oman in the summer, indian ocean monsoon, oman culture
indian ocean monsoon, oman culture, loose fitting clothing: Hi Melina: As time progresses, clothing restrictions are not as tight as they used to be , but a few simple rules are in order. * Wear loose fitting clothing in general (as a climatic precaution more than anything--the summers are quite hot! and a...

Oman: Oman tours, e mail addresses, peter ochs
e mail addresses, peter ochs, midlle east: Yes, I do still do tours. But I am not affiliated with any compny in Oman at present. I used to live and work in Oman but after 9/11 I had to come home. I moved to the DC area and I still conduct tours on a limited basis: to school groups and cultural...

Oman: Oman, beheadings in iraq, omanis
beheadings in iraq, omanis, arab relations: Hi Nathan! Yes, we had a very successful trip to Oman. As a matter of fact, I went on to spend a few weeks in Saudi Arabia to scout out destination potential there (and I am much inclined to follow through with this upon my return home). You have absolutely...

Oman: Omani Driving License, world exchange, driver license
world exchange, driver license, countries in the world: I don t think any country will allow you to switch licenses. If you go to another country, you have to apply for a license in that country. Or you might find out how to apply for an international license. I don t know how you would go about it from...

Oman: oman, peter j ochs, loose fitting clothing
peter j ochs, loose fitting clothing, peter j ochs ii: Dear Rushabh: If you plan on visiting Oman in May, you can expect the temperatures to be very hot, at least 35 C or more. If you live in southern India, this shouldn t be a problem as you will not have much of an adjustment to make. And unless you...

Oman: Religious Festival Dates in the Middle East, sultan qaboos, ramadan ends
sultan qaboos, ramadan ends, holidays and observances: Andrew, A quick search on the web for Islamic Holidays with Sherlock (part of the OS on my Macintosh) resulted in a link that should answer your question: http://www.kids.infoplease.lycos.com/ipka/A0779791.html Here s what it gave: ---------------------...

Oman: Scuba diving in Muscat, sultan qaboos, muscat oman
sultan qaboos, muscat oman, sultanate of oman: Gloria: I recommend that you contact the following: Oman Dive Centre P. O. Box 199, Madinat Al Sultan Qaboos P. C 115 Sultanate of Oman Tel: +(968) 24824240 Fax: +(968) 24824241 Email: info@omandivecenter.com Blu Zone Diving Marina Bandar...

Oman: social, hotel beaches, bikini tops
hotel beaches, bikini tops, apple centre: Amira, Some quick answers to your questions. 1. You do not need to cover your head. The main thing to remember is that when in public places, do not wear shorts and do not wear sleeveless shirts. Skirts should extend to below the knee. Tee shirts are...

Oman: southern yemen, myrrh tree, frankinscence
myrrh tree, frankinscence, southern oman: Hello Will: While the boswellia sacra (from which frnakinscence is harvested) grows wild in southern Oman, I don t know of anyone who cultivates it... but I can find out if you give me some time. Also, Try some searches on this website: www.nizwa.net/agr/agriculture.html...

Oman: Temporary Relocation - GCC Car, passport size photos, best bet
passport size photos, best bet, state gov: Your best bet would be to contact the ROP (Royal Oman Police) to find out what needs to be done. It is possible to bring cars in, I know people who have done it, but not having done it myself, I would suggest going through these channels. Multiple entry...

Oman: Touring Oman, desert discovery, specialized tours
desert discovery, specialized tours, dear peter: Lina: I am not in Oman to take advantage of your question, but I would suggest you contact Desert Discovery. They have a website at www.desert-discovery.com where you can get all their contact info. They are the best at arranging specialized tours for...

Oman: Travel to Persian Gulf, persian gulf countries, loose fitting clothes
persian gulf countries, loose fitting clothes, soles of your feet: Dear Win: When traveling to places like Oman and the UAE, you will find that it is not unlike moving about at home. You will be fairly unrestricted in movement and there are few differences in the laws that you must be aware of. From a legal standpoint,...

Oman: Travel, desert discovery, maverick guide
desert discovery, maverick guide, amazon: Dear Eliza: You can do two things. 1.) Get a copy of my book, the Maverick Guide to Oman (on Amazon.com). This should help you get around on your own. And if you need further help contact Said Al Harthy at Desert Discovery. His contacts are: ...

Oman: Traveling to Oman, major hotel chains, tourist services
major hotel chains, tourist services, local travel: There are many different tours, durations, costs. I am too far afield to have that information in front of me as I am not directly involved with the business back here in the USA. You will do best to contact these companies directly. Or do a web search...

Oman: Traveling to Oman, incense burner, real mccoy
incense burner, real mccoy, rug makers: Hi Ruthie: Sorry for not answering sooner, but I have just been leading a trip to Oman. There is a lot to find in the souqs if you are looking for souvenirs. Some of it is authentic. Some of it is kitsch. It s not too hard to tell the difference. ...

Oman: Travelling alone in Oman, loose fitting clothing, oman women
loose fitting clothing, oman women, middle eastern countries: Women have a much more equal footing in Oman than in other Middle Eastern countries. Women come and go as easily as men and you should have no problem getting about. Please be advised to wear light, loose fitting clothing nothing to skimpy or revealing....

Oman: Travelling in Oman, peter j ochs, desert discovery
peter j ochs, desert discovery, peter j ochs ii: Dear Julia: There are buses that travel to the main cities in Oman such as Nizwa, Sur, Sohar, etc. However you are much better off hiring a tour company for sightseeing. On top of that, the more interesting places to see are the ones off-road and require...

Oman: travel in Oman, wadi nakhr, desert discovery
wadi nakhr, desert discovery, ms aurora: Dear Ms. Favero: Thanks for your letter. I have a couple of questions of my own but first let me tell you the good news: Don t worry about going to Oman in the summer. Even though it is hot in Muscat in the summer, there are other areas that you can find...

Oman: visiting oman, desert discovery, cheap accomodations
desert discovery, cheap accomodations, budgethotels: Dear Lieve: I left Oman in 2002 after the tourism industry took a nose dive after the 9/11 tragedy. I have since moved to Washington DC where I do specialty tours for special interest groups such as the National Council on US-Arab Relations, private schools,...

Oncology: brain, Brain, temperature
Brain, temperature, hoodie: No, the brain needs a very constant temperature to work. You know when you have a fever you feel like shit and have a headache. Part of that is that your whole body s temp is up a few degrees. You brain does not like it. Blood that flows though your...

Oncology: adenoid cystic carcinoma BOT, radiation fibrosis therabite scar tissue late effects
radiation fibrosis therabite scar tissue late effects: I am so sorry to hear about your husbands late side effects from radiation therapy. Scar tissue from radiation therapy is very hard to stretch 7-8 years after treatment. The best time to stretch it is immediately after radiation therapy and for 6-12 months...

Oncology: Breast tumor, breast nodule, breast biopsy
breast nodule, breast biopsy, breast tumor: how do you know that that duct which is bleeding now was only secreting yellowish fluid? was it secreting this out of the nipple? where you just pregnant? what where the results of the biopsy of the breast nodule? fibroadenoma don t tend to cause nipple...

Oncology: Metestatic Brain Cancer, lung, cancer
lung, cancer, brain: hyperfractionation is simply a way of cutting up the radiation therapy into smaller parts and giving it more frequently. it is no better or worse than other treatments. however, her metastatic lung cancer in her brain has shown that it is persistent...

Oncology: radiation exposure., childhood rhabdomyosarcoma, t ped
childhood rhabdomyosarcoma, t ped, fibrous dysplasia: I could tell you that for these procedures, you where exposed to these doses: RADS PA Chest…………...... 0.02 ………………………0.02 REM C.T. Head……………… 7.5 ……………………….0.2 REM C.T. Abd……………….. 2.5 ……………………….1.0 REM C.T. Ped. Abd…………. 2.0 ……………………….3.0...

Oncology (General Cancer): do i have it at 12 year old, testicular cancer, lumps
testicular cancer, lumps, testicle: Nick, There is no way for me to tell you what is going on in there over the internet. I can tell you that you are probably a bit too young for testicular cancer, as it primarily affects boys 14 and over (post puberty). All I can recommend is that you talk...

Oncology (General Cancer): 18 yr old daughter..neuroendocrine carcinoma, ductal carcinoma, radiation risks
ductal carcinoma, radiation risks, autopsy results: Dear Linda, I am sorry to hear about your daughter. I could not find that I answered your original post. Could it have gone to someone else? Do you have the data of your first post? At any rate, it seems that they have ruled out the most obvious genetic...

Oncology (General Cancer): 19 yr old nightsweats, red itchy bumps, horrible headaches
red itchy bumps, horrible headaches, nightsweats: Although this does not seem to be a cancer related question, I would say that yes, you should have this looked into. Why? Well, simply because it is a concern to you or you would not be asking the question. Secondly, because this is not natural and anything...

Oncology (General Cancer): 2 lumps around ankle, ganglion cysts, distal fibula
ganglion cysts, distal fibula, achilles tendon: From the description you have given it does seem rather probable that these 2 lesions are ganglion cysts. Ordinary x-ray pictures will not give you much information. Ultrasound & MRI scans can give you more (probably more than CT scans) and needle biopsies...

Oncology (General Cancer): 2 pea sized lumps on collarbone, swollen lymph nodes, dean ph
swollen lymph nodes, dean ph, michael dean: Dear Lisa, The lumps are unlikely to be cancer, but you should have them examined. Some possible explanations are cysts, or swollen lymph nodes, or fat pads. Did you get a reason for the enlarged uterus finding? Let me know what you hear. Michael...

Oncology (General Cancer): "borderline" ovarian CA and chemo, www cancer, residual disease
www cancer, residual disease, survival rates: Dear Judy, To be honest I had never heard of borderline ovarian CA, but there is a good article here: http://www.emedicine.com/med/topic3233.htm These are also called low malignancy potential, and stage I patients have 90% or better survival rates....

Oncology (General Cancer): breast cancer chemotherapy, breast cancer chemotherapy, breast cancer
breast cancer chemotherapy, breast cancer, taxotere: I agree with your oncologist! Your BIG worry is your cancer, not so much any side effects! (I m brutally blunt & frank here but I m not here to tell anyone anything but the truth!). Experience does show us that your chances are better (but no guarantees can...

Oncology (General Cancer): breast cancer and multiple lung nodules, breast cancer survivor, multiple lung nodules
breast cancer survivor, multiple lung nodules, needle biopsies: I can not exclude the possibility of malignancy there but most lung nodules normally found by lung CT are benign. Due to your medical history though probably needle biopsies - if possible - should be tried in order to get a diagnosis. If not possible PET scans...

Oncology (General Cancer): Cancer-causing drug in coffee, caffeinated coffee, dear elizabeth
caffeinated coffee, dear elizabeth, additives: Dear Elizabeth, One reads all sorts of things about many foods and additives, including coffee. Some articles have suggested that there is harm, others that there is not. It is hard to sort through this tangle of mostly unsubstantiated information. Evidence...

Oncology (General Cancer): Chemical in coffee causing cancer, lab rats, little guys
lab rats, little guys, million times: Hundreds of studies have been done trying to find something really unhealthy about drinking coffee, to no avail. Drinking coffee is probably good for you, in fact, and that includes regular caffeine containing coffee. So enjoy your coffee, and stop reading...

Oncology (General Cancer): Complex Ovarian Cyst on Ultrasound, complex ovarian cyst, gynecologic oncologist
complex ovarian cyst, gynecologic oncologist, partial hysterectomy: Jennifer, Did you ever have an imaging study in the past which included the ovaries (such as prior ultrasound or CT scan, which often are obtained in patients with cervical cancer)? This can help sort out whether this cystic structure is new or not....

Oncology (General Cancer): CT Scan result, hilar lymph nodes, nicotine gum
hilar lymph nodes, nicotine gum, enlarged lymph nodes: Maria, In general, enlarged lymph nodes can be caused by a number of things which are not cancer. There is no way I can tell you whether you have cancer or not; the CT images can give your doctors an idea of what it might be but imaging cannot define it...

Oncology (General Cancer): chest xray results, chest xray results, dr appt
chest xray results, dr appt, dean ph: Dear Danielle: I understand your concern. As yes it could be nothing. Usually these shadows turn out to be an artifact of the Xray. even if it is a small nodule, these are common and usually benign: I found the following an article in the journal Radiology...

Oncology (General Cancer): my dad, happends, gargling
happends, gargling, 3 rounds: Dear Sheridan, Thank you for explaining. I guess that by mentioning counts you refer to hemoglobin. Taking all into account, It seems that his disease returned relatively quickly (only 3 months after achieving remission). AML that returns that quickly...

Oncology (General Cancer): Fiberglass and cancer, fiberglass insulation, lungusa org
fiberglass insulation, lungusa org, potential danger: Dear Jen, The only potential danger of fiberglass is in those installing it. They should follow the industry s guidelines for exposure. Read this from the Lung Association for more information. http://www.lungusa.org/site/pp.asp?c=dvLUK9O0E&b=35439...

Oncology (General Cancer): Fiberglass and cancer, fiberglass insulation, clear evidence
fiberglass insulation, clear evidence, dishwasher: As far as I know the jury is still out on this. That asbestos to some degree can cause cancer (even MORE in combunation with smoking) is clear. Fiber glass is in many ways similar and there has been suspicion of similar mechanisms but as far as I know of no...

Oncology (General Cancer): high red blood cells count, lower abdomen, currence
Oncology (General Cancer): high red blood cells count, lower abdomen, currence, dull pain

Oncology (General Cancer): Malenoma, dye test, perfect health
Oncology (General Cancer): Malenoma, dye test, perfect health, lymph nodes

Oncology (General Cancer): precancerous cells of the uterus, scripture, god
Oncology (General Cancer): precancerous cells of the uterus, scripture, god

Oncology (General Cancer): flying with low WBC, sutent, air craft
sutent, air craft, stage 4: A patient with very low WBC like here is very infection sensitive and should be rather isolated from other people that may infect him. That may be difficult in an air craft so I can hardly recommend such a voyage until his WBC and thereby his immune machinery...

Oncology (General Cancer): Hi, american cancer society, hospice organizations
american cancer society, hospice organizations, stages of cancer: Sure. The pain is typically caused by the tumor pressing on other organs, or invading the spinal cord or bones. Again this can very considerably depending on the person and the cancer. And people respond differently to pain. The important thing is to have...

Oncology (General Cancer): high platelets, high wbc, high platelet count, bone marrow diseases
high platelet count, bone marrow diseases, bone marrow tests: Dear Nik, The cause of high platelet count may be iron deficiency or other bone marrow diseases. Bone marrow tests are usually done by hematologists or medical oncologist who will work your dad s condition. Should you have any further questions, please don...

Oncology (General Cancer): high red blood cells count, high red blood cells, red blood cells
high red blood cells, red blood cells, hematologist oncologist: Dear June, A hematologist/oncologist does not only deal with cancer. The hematology part of the specialty concerns non-cancer causes of blood disorders. If his red cell count is extremely high, this would be the most appropriate referral. It is very...

Oncology (General Cancer): kidney cancer, kidney cancer, cancer question
kidney cancer, cancer question, angio seal: With the information you have provided it is not possible to say much more than I have. The only people who have more information are his drs.! They do have an obligation to inform your sister, his wife, as much as they can unless the patient has forbidden...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lump near knee and lymphadenopathy, node biopsy, supraclavicular node
node biopsy, supraclavicular node, abnormal areas: Karen, Going to an emergency room will not necessarily lead to a biopsy sooner. I would not recommend doing that unless you are really seriously ill or as a last resort. I understand that it is hard to get the system to move quickly. However, if you...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lung Cancer, chest xray, dean ph
chest xray, dean ph, michael dean: Dear Colleen. Since you have had the chest Xray and the bone scan recently I very much doubt that you have lung cancer. Most cancers do not have pain as a symptom. Did the pain in the back come with any injury or strain? If it continues, of you continue...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lymphoproliferative disorder, bone marrow test, b cells
bone marrow test, b cells, monoclonal: Dear Cindy, Your doctor means that there is a population of cells that originated from one cell and are growing without control. Their growth rate is slow and therefore your doctor feels that it is OK to follow you carefully. Should you have any further...

Oncology (General Cancer): leukophoresis, blood cell count, white blood cell
blood cell count, white blood cell, oxygen exchange: Dear Mary, High white blood cell count in AML can be associated with stickiness of the cells to the blood vessels and interfering with oxygen exchange. Leukapheresis removes as many blasts as possible to prevent these side effects and allow time for chemotherapy...

Oncology (General Cancer): how long approx, colon cancer, christmas eve
colon cancer, christmas eve, survival time: Well if he looks yellow it may have spread extensively to his liver. It sounds like a colon cancer that has spread. Anyway he sounds as if to be in a very bad shape. So probably his survival time can be measured in weeks or a couple of months at most, but...

Oncology (General Cancer): Malenoma, pushing daisies, chest xray
pushing daisies, chest xray, ounce steak: Dear Kelli, I am very sorry to hear about your dad. I understand your concern. My uncle died of melanoma and this can be a nasty disease. Once melanomas gets beyond a certain size they can spread. The critical thing is the thickness. If you can find...

Oncology (General Cancer): METATASTIC MELANOMA, malignant melanoma cells, humble gratitude
malignant melanoma cells, humble gratitude, needle biopsy: Yes, he has stage IV. The statistics you cite give the averages. However, to arrive at any average, one has patients who do better than the average and those who do worse. For your friend, the likely scenario is that the disease will recur sooner rather...

Oncology (General Cancer): Metastatic Adenocarcenoma of unknown primary, thyroid biopsy, thyroid lobe
thyroid biopsy, thyroid lobe, metastatic lesions: Well I m in about the same situation as her drs. - in fact with even less to go on! Due to what she has in her mediastinum I m however wondering about her right lung as a possible primary site. But you must understand that it is mostly a so called educated...

Oncology (General Cancer): meningioma, gregory gagnon, cavernous sinus
gregory gagnon, cavernous sinus, john adler: Melissa: I suggest going to a center which has a CyberKnife. The two institutions with the most CyberKnife experience are Stanford University (Dr. John Adler, neurosurgeon) and Georgetown (Dr. Gregory Gagnon, radiation oncologist). CyberKnife treatment...

Oncology (General Cancer): my moms cancer, brain radiation, brain tumor
brain radiation, brain tumor, lung cancers: This is something her drs. should have talked to you about. Unfortunately I do not have good news for you. It is common that lung cancers spread to the brain. If they do such cancers are incurable at present and are so far fatal. The only thing surgery, radiation...

Oncology (General Cancer): ovca, signs of ovarian cancer, hi gas
signs of ovarian cancer, hi gas, lower back pain: Hi - Gas, diarrhea and weight gain are not usually signs of ovarian cancer (or other gynecologic cancer). Unless you have a strong family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer, where close relatives of yours have had these cancers, it is very doubtful...

Oncology (General Cancer): Pancreatic cancer, whipple procedure, tumor marker
whipple procedure, tumor marker, cancer question: Hi Don, Yes this is hard. The new patient privacy rules make it hard for doctors to provide any information without the patient s consent. Ductal is the most common type and unless you are stage 1 and they can resect the whole thing, prognosis is usually...

Oncology (General Cancer): Prominent Lymph Nodes, hilar lymph nodes, enlarged lymph nodes
hilar lymph nodes, enlarged lymph nodes, asthma specialist: No also the radiologist does not know, that is why it is written that it is not possible to determine the cause of this from the x-ray pictures that is what unknown etiology means. There are so many possibilities both good and bad that I can not discuss them...

Oncology (General Cancer): Pulmonary nodule, pulmonary nodule, lung nodules
pulmonary nodule, lung nodules, lung specialist: Hi - Small lung nodules are fairly common. A 2 mm lesion typically is too small to be biopsied (sampled and examined under the microscope). Your PCP s recommendation seems quite reasonable to me. If, on the next scan, it is larger, further imaging (for...

Oncology (General Cancer): pancreatic cancer, bile ducts, gemzar
bile ducts, gemzar, metastases: Well we have no CEA level from before to compare with. I can only speculate. His tumor may have been damaged somewhat during surgery and also by medication and that MAY explain the drop in Ca 19-9. That is all I can say without risking to speculate far too...

Oncology (General Cancer): pep scan, glucose metabolism, cancer cells
glucose metabolism, cancer cells, pet scan: Dear Ria, PET scan is using a nuclear tracer that incorporates into the glucose metabolism. Cancer cells have higher glucose metabolism than the cells from which they arise. The tracer is incorporated into the cells but by the nature of its structure, it...

Oncology (General Cancer): post surgical treatment of colorectal cancer, onocologist, colorectal cancer
onocologist, colorectal cancer, web god: This is a rather small cancer and it SEEMS to have been radically removed. However I can not guarantee that - and most probably nobody else can either. Personally I would have prefered to give you radiation therapy before surgery. But I think you should in...

Oncology (General Cancer): precancerous cells of the uterus, gynecologic oncologist, lining of the uterus endometrium
gynecologic oncologist, lining of the uterus endometrium, abdominal incision: Edith, DCIS is cancer, not precancer. Precancerous cells do not necessarily progress to cancer - they can return to normal. However, they can also get worse and become cancer. This is part of the difficult uncertainty of your situation: you do not...

Oncology (General Cancer): Remission or cure, malignant melanoma, radical therapy
malignant melanoma, radical therapy, colon cancer: In many cancers where so called radical surgery has been possible - many cases of colon cancer are examples of this - can often be regarded as cured if 5 years have passed without any relapse. Some like malignant melanoma and breast cancer however can not!...

Oncology (General Cancer): a recent MRI scan on my knee, medial collateral ligament, distal femur
medial collateral ligament, distal femur, diagnostic radiologist: This report is somewhat cryptic and unfortunately I m NOT a diagnostic radiologist! I suggest that you direct this question either to an expert of diagnostic radiology here OR to the radiologist who wrote this report - ask for a clarification! I think that...

Oncology (General Cancer): Stage IV lung cancer, lung cancer survivors, small cell cancer
lung cancer survivors, small cell cancer, brain metastases: Dear Tim, I am sorry to hear about our mother. While it is unlikely that she can be cured, she definitely has options. There are a large number of clinical trials for lung cancer. You can search them here: http://www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/search...

Oncology (General Cancer): skin cancer, squamous cell carcinoma, medical oncologist
squamous cell carcinoma, medical oncologist, pathology report: Lauren, When the dermatologist removes the tumor, it is sent to a pathologist, who is a specially trained doctor who looks at the tissue under the microscope and determines what kind of tumor it is (i.e. squamous cell carcinoma). The pathologist can determine...

Oncology (General Cancer): stage IV esophogeal cancer, chemo therapy, esophogeal cancer
chemo therapy, esophogeal cancer, esophageal cancer: Probably - but this is a question that only her drs. can answer - she receives about as much chemo therapy as she can take without too severe side effects. But you should clrify this with her drs. The second part of your question is not for me or you to answer!...

Oncology (General Cancer): stomach pain, medical oncologist, bad taste in my mouth
medical oncologist, bad taste in my mouth, stomach cancer: I m a medical oncologist & radiation therapist not a gastroenterologist. At your age the risks of stomach and esophageal cancers are very low. But of course if you do have severe reflux problems they will increase with time. Let a gastroenterologist check...

Oncology (General Cancer): stomach pain, stomach cancer, bad taste in my mouth
stomach cancer, bad taste in my mouth, abdominal ultrasound: Michael, Your problems do not sound like esophageal or stomach cancer. These usually occur in much older people. Either cancer would nearly always progress and become obvious, clearly declaring itself as cancer, over the two to three years you have been...

Oncology (General Cancer): Treatment of breast cancer in 1967, treatment of breast cancer, cancer survivor
treatment of breast cancer, cancer survivor, breast cancer: No chemo therapy was NOT standard therapy for breast cancer in 1967 (I started in the business in 1969 and it was not standard therapy then either)! At that time only surgery & radiation therapy were standard therapies. Hormonal therapy and (experimental)...

Oncology (General Cancer): 3mm lung nodule, lung nodules, needle biopsy
lung nodules, needle biopsy, lung cancers: 90% of all lung cancers are caused by smoking so 10% are not. It is rather common to find lung nodules when you do CT scans involving the lungs. Most of these have nothing to do with cancer. The alternative to waiting and doing a new CT scan later on is to...

Oncology (General Cancer): Accuracy of ultrasound diagnosis of bladder cancer, bladder tumor, ultrasound diagnosis
bladder tumor, ultrasound diagnosis, bladder cancer: Russell, A biopsy is necessary for a cancer diagnosis. In general, it is quite simple to biopsy a bladder tumor (done at the time of cystoscopy, which, as you know, is a look into the inside of the bladder). If you would not plan on any treatment no matter...

Oncology (General Cancer): Adenocarcinoma of the Uterus, harmful drugs, arnone
harmful drugs, arnone, best health: Harini, Once you remove her Uterus then she will never be the same again. I do not advise to remove the Uterus at this time, as this harmful treatment may be reserved as a last resort only. I do not even advise to get under Chemotherapy or Radiation because...

Oncology (General Cancer): AML, acute myeloid leukemia, high fever
acute myeloid leukemia, high fever, platelet count: Dear Tarun, I m sorry to hear about your husband. Please let me know what is his age, whether the platelet count is from transfusion or his own and what is the total neutrophil count. Also, it will be important to know his AML characteristics, that is, cytogenetic...

Oncology (General Cancer): adenocarcinoma lung with bac, malignant neoplasia, radiographic findings
malignant neoplasia, radiographic findings, chemo treatment: Unfortunately I have to be the bad guy bringing bad news. There IS a cancer (an adenocarcinoma - a lung cancer not connected with smoking) in one of your specimens. That has been cut out but that is not enough since there is as with ALL lung cancers a very...

Oncology (General Cancer): left apical nodule, pulmonary vascularity, pulmonary hyperinflation
pulmonary vascularity, pulmonary hyperinflation, acute issues: Sara, Repeating the xray and/or clarification with a CT scan of the lungs/chest will shed a lot of light on whether there is or isn t anything to be concerned about. Everything your doctor said is correct. If you trust your doctor, I suggest you rely...

Oncology (General Cancer): Brother has cancer, white blood count, testicular cancers
white blood count, testicular cancers, ovarian cancers: Up to the 1980 ies testicular cancers (except seminomas which are very radiation sensitive and therefore often were cured with surgery & radiation therapy in combination already then) had a rather bad prognosis (like ovarian cancers in women still have). However...

Oncology (General Cancer): bone cancer, american cancer society, cancer centres
american cancer society, cancer centres, bone cancer: Hi, Many therapies are available for this stage with 80% chances of curing your mother. A treatment method involving dendritic cell of our own body known as Immunotherapy is available. To get a complete list of effective treatments and details: American...

Oncology (General Cancer): bowel and lung cancer, circulating tumor cells, cancer cells
circulating tumor cells, cancer cells, lymph channels: Sheikela, In medicine and health (as in life in general), there are no guarantees - though it is very, very probable that she still has cancer cells in her body. The cancer cells break off from the original tumor and migrate through the bloodstream and/or...

Oncology (General Cancer): breast cancer and lymph nodes, body rash, body itch
body rash, body itch, breast cancer: David, Lymph nodes can be enlarged for a variety of reasons, the usual one being infection; however, any kind of activation of the immune system can cause the lymph nodes to get bigger and oddly shaped. Of course, in someone with breast cancer, spread...

Oncology (General Cancer): Cancer/coughing up blood, coughing up blood, lymphoma cancer
coughing up blood, lymphoma cancer, special investigations: Every blood coughing is serious! And should be investigated, even in this situation. It may have many causes and most of them falls within the realm of a lung dr. A lung dr. can also perform special investigations like bronchoscopy and mediastinoscopy which...

Oncology (General Cancer): CEA count of 12, cancer answer, liver cancer
cancer answer, liver cancer, colon cancer: No it is NOT high. It can reach several hundreds and more. But as I wrote it is going up when it should go down due to her therapy. THAT is the important part! So probably her cancer is growing - even if slowly - when it should due to her treatment be shrinking!...

Oncology (General Cancer): Chemo Therapy and Adenoma Questions, invasive ductal carcinoma, adrenal adenomas
invasive ductal carcinoma, adrenal adenomas, ductal carcinoma: I m a Swede living in Sweden and English is not my first language. Unfortunately I have no idea what medicine it is that is called the red devil . That nickname is completely unknown and unused here. So unfortunately I can not comment on that part of your...

Oncology (General Cancer): Colon Cancer, colon cancer, palliative care
colon cancer, palliative care, stage IV: Dear Kathie, I am sorry to hear about you grandma. Cancer survival is typically measured in rates of people surviving 5 years. For stage 4 colon cancer 8-15% of patients survive 5 years. It is impossible to predict in any specific case, as it depends...

Oncology (General Cancer): Colon cancer reccurence, colon cancer, harmful drugs
colon cancer, harmful drugs, horrible effects: Sharon, Your brother will not get well with chemo or with radiation because they treat the effects of the problem and NEVER correct the cause of it. Eating organic is good to help his cells get good nutrients but that does not correct the cause either. ...

Oncology (General Cancer): cancer, cancer question, uterine cervix
cancer question, uterine cervix, bleeding between periods: Well there is indeed a gynecological problem there. At your age your cancer risk there (INSIDE your womb) should be small but that is no guarantee. The risk with regards to your uterine cervix is higher. If possible a biopsy should be done ASAP! Good luck!...

Oncology (General Cancer): colon cancer screening, colonoscopy without sedation, colon cancer screening
colonoscopy without sedation, colon cancer screening, degree relatives: Yes the sigmo will only pick up tumors in the lower colon. I am actually having a routine colonoscopy tomorrow, and it is news to me that it can be done without anesthesia. There are some genetic conditions that predispose to colon cancer. With 2 first...

Oncology (General Cancer): colonoscrophy, colon cancer, family history
colon cancer, family history, colonoscopy: Dear Lisa, You are right to be proactive. Your physician has it partially right. Here is an article on the subject: http://www.annalssurgicaloncology.org/cgi/content/full/9/5/425 Current guidelines suggest getting a colonoscopy at age 40 for those...

Oncology (General Cancer): Denial of cancer surgery due to Diabetes, diabetes type ii, cancer surgeon
diabetes type ii, cancer surgeon, diabetes results: Tim, If the surgeon is an experienced cancer surgeon, I would accept his/her recommendation against surgery. This kind of surgery is very complex and relatively high risk, and even higher in someone with diabetes. Surgery is but one treatment for cancer...

Oncology (General Cancer): dads report, radiation oncologist, microangiopathy
radiation oncologist, microangiopathy, exerpts: I do see many MRI scans and reports. You are giving me exerpts without a context - these phrases therefore are impossible for me to interpret. If you want to give me the background - the particular condition being discussed as well as the entire report,...

Oncology (General Cancer): epididmitis, docter, urologist
docter, urologist, testicles: I am afraid that I do not know the answer. In fact, all I have are questions... When did you see the doctor? How long have you been taking the antibiotics? Which antibiotic are you taking? Where, exactly, is the lump? Did the doctor talk about doing...

Oncology (General Cancer): excessive weight loss, cervical subluxation, excessive weight loss
cervical subluxation, excessive weight loss, st louis mo: Jeremy, Do not wait any longer for trouble to show up and then hope that you can treat it at that point. What you need to do is head trouble off beforehand. Since your Nervous system runs every cell in your body, it just makes sense to have your nervous...

Oncology (General Cancer): extreme weight loss, groin nodes,joint aches, extreme weight loss, biopsy results
extreme weight loss, biopsy results, lymph node: There are several but without much more information I do not want to speculate. The important matter here is your biopsies. They will tell us if there is any cancer or not! If not they may also tell us what it is instead. So we should wait for those results!...

Oncology (General Cancer): F/U questions pls, immune system response, septra ds
immune system response, septra ds, flank pain: Dear Brandi, please abstain from all these acronyms/abbreviations! Big risk of misunderstandings/mistakes. If you do I ll be happy to answer! Sir, I m a Swede living in Sweden and English is not my first language. Your acronyms/abbreviations may be standard...

Oncology (General Cancer): Father Diagnosed w/non-small cell lung cancer, cell lung cancer, lung cancer stage iiib
cell lung cancer, lung cancer stage iiib, non small cell lung cancer: Kristina, Everything you have described sounds very much in keeping with standard, good care. Yes, it is usual to start treatment ASAP when there is SVC obstruction. A reduction of 10% before treatment is complete is, I would say, typical - very often,...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lymph Node Enlargement And Fibroadanoma In Breast, dense breast tissue, lobular carcinoma
Oncology (General Cancer): Lymph Node Enlargement And Fibroadanoma In Breast, dense breast tissue, lobular carcinoma, breast surgeon

Oncology (General Cancer): Is this fast growing?, small cell cancers, stage 4 lung cancer
small cell cancers, stage 4 lung cancer, cat scan with contrast: Sharon, I don t think the incident was related to the situation I was describing, which does not go away. What caused the puffiness when he had it? Allergies can do this, as can other conditions. It is difficult to state with much accuracy how quickly...

Oncology (General Cancer): Hazards of 400 nm lasers?, non ionizing radiation, thermal burns
non ionizing radiation, thermal burns, laser safety: This is non ionizing radiation, so outside my area of expertise here. But as far as I know there are no dangers to skin except thermal burns. There are however obvious dangers to eyes. An expert of dermatology (skin medicine) can probably give you more information...

Oncology (General Cancer): Head, mri brain scan, signs of brain cancer
mri brain scan, signs of brain cancer, cancer answer: Well tension & stress are possible causes for such symptoms. Were any one of your drs. a neurologist? If that was the case the verdict is probably correct. If you are very worried an MRI brain scan could conclusively show if your symptoms are due to a brain...

Oncology (General Cancer): hypermetabolic activity in left ankle, papillary thyroid cancer, liver lesion
papillary thyroid cancer, liver lesion, mri images: Mary, This is a complex question, as you have had three cancers. If you have had an early (stage I) breast cancer, localized papillary thyroid cancer (which is generally very slow growing and readily curable) and superficial, nonmetastatic melanoma, the...

Oncology (General Cancer): Low White Cells, white blood cells, low neutrophil count
white blood cells, low neutrophil count, blood cell count: Dear Kari, One needs to have more investigations. For example, is his total white blood cell count within normal range? If so, what constitutes the rest of the white blood cells. Also, what is the duration of this low neutrophil count? I think that a comprehensive...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lump On Neck, thyroid nodule, thyroid nodules
thyroid nodule, thyroid nodules, london ontario canada: Leslie, The information you have provided is not sufficient for me to be very specific, but many things argue against cancer - In general, cancer is not painful. Cancerous lumps usually increase in size over time - they do not characteristically appear,...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lung Nodule, st louis missouri, lung nodule
st louis missouri, lung nodule, loss of appetite: Alyce, Of course any internal growth could be cancer. They would have to do a tissue cell biopsy to determine the nature of the cells to see if it is cancerous. What I would like to tell you though is: What is it is cancer, or if it isn t? Either way...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lymph Node Enlargement And Fibroadanoma In Breast, fibroadanoma, fibrocystic breast
fibroadanoma, fibrocystic breast, lymph node enlargement: I do understand your concern! Personally I think that a needle biopsy would be just fine and enough. To be quite honest I think that this removal is done more for financial rather than strict medical reasons, but DO NOT quote me on that! What they have seen...

Oncology (General Cancer): lab results, needle biopsies, renal cysts
needle biopsies, renal cysts, oxygen machine: Dear Barbara, I m here ONLY as a cancer expert so I must respectfully insist on declining to answer this type of wide area internal medicine question. Any lesion seen in your liver by CT or MRI or ultrasound scans can and should if necessary be checked with...

Oncology (General Cancer): lump, swollen testicle, epididmitis
swollen testicle, epididmitis, cipro: yeah, you should be concerned. I m not saying it is cancer or that you shouldn t finish the antibiotics, but it does sound suspicious. If the lump is definitely onthe front or side of the testicle, then I would insist on an ultrasound now. If not and it does...

Oncology (General Cancer): lung nodule, high white blood count, white blood count
high white blood count, white blood count, blood cell count: Hi, Very small spots (3.5 mm) in the lungs are quite common. They usually are NOT cancer-related. But, another CT scan should be arranged to make sure it is not getting bigger. Most do not enlarge. An elevated white count in the urine is common...

Oncology (General Cancer): lung shadow, smoking, pneumonia
smoking, pneumonia, lung infection: Dear Rebbecca, Pneumonia can be very hard to treat. They can be caused by a number of bacteria and viruses, and some of the bacteria have developed resistance. The crackles are a sign of lung damage or scarring, almost certainly a result of the smoking....

Oncology (General Cancer): METASTATIC LIVER CANCER, stage 4 liver cancer, malignant melanomas
stage 4 liver cancer, malignant melanomas, nausea medication: Unfortunately malignant melanomas are not very sensitive to radiation therapy or chemotherapy! There may be a liver failure but his melanoma may appear elsewhere too! It is hard to predict survival times. Anywhere from a few months to a year. But it is an...

Oncology (General Cancer): Myeloproliferative Disorder, stem cell transplantation, clinicaltrials gov
stem cell transplantation, clinicaltrials gov, enlarged spleen: Dear Mary, There are other studies for JAK2 positive diseases in the country. If your mother is up for a travel, please check the clinicaltrials.gov website for availability and eligibility. Please check with the site you find before making any trip arrangements....

Oncology (General Cancer): meningioma in cavernous sinus, pituitary macroadenoma, pediatric neurosurgeon
pituitary macroadenoma, pediatric neurosurgeon, cavernous sinus: David, Even if the blood tests are normal, this can still be coming from the pituitary gland. Not all pituitary tumors produce the hormones that are measured in the blood tests. Biopsies of tumors in the pituitary region are generally very safe. If an...

Oncology (General Cancer): NON-SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER, lung x ray
lung x ray: Dear Cindy, This finding is a fairly common finding, and does not necessarily indicate a problem. It can be caused by the liver pushing up on the diaphragm, trauma, aortic aneurysm, or viral infection. Cancer is rarely a cause. We can t give specific...

Oncology (General Cancer): NSCLC - Elevated IL-8, c reactive protein, ct pet
c reactive protein, ct pet, tumor burden: Unfortunately it MAY indicate a tumor progress so that his tumor burden is increasing but too early to be indicated by other means. Only time will tell if that is a correct interpretation. Only more chemotherapy MAY help - at least temporarily - if the interpretation...

Oncology (General Cancer): Odd bumps, seigle, doctor visits
seigle, doctor visits, biopsies: Patrick, What you are describing does NOT sound like cancer. Many things come and go - if these bumps persist (do not go away on their own), you should have it checked by a family doctor or internist. Bumps like the ones you have described can be caused...

Oncology (General Cancer): Ovarian cancer my 84 year old Mother, survival prognosis, chest x ray
survival prognosis, chest x ray, ca 125 levels: This does not sound good! It does sound as if her cancer(s) has/have spread. If so - probable but not yet quite sure - she is a stage 4 case with a very bad prognosis. A 6 months survival prognosis seems reasonable unfortunately under these circumstances....

Oncology (General Cancer): Possible Danger of Car Insulation, bibrelass, cancer
bibrelass, cancer: Dear Elizabeth, Extensive studies have shown that fibreglass is not a carcinogen. Fibreglass: The epidemiological results of studies have not shown any increase in respiratory disease or cancer. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)...

Oncology (General Cancer): pet scans & heart disease, bone scan, lung cancer
bone scan, lung cancer: Dear Mr. Finley, I am sorry to hear about your problems. The bone scan can tell if the cancer has spread, although a biopsy s needed to absolutely confirm the diagnosis. There are npn-surgical methods to shrink tumors such as focused radiation and heat...

Oncology (General Cancer): prostate cancer, laymans terms, pain pills
laymans terms, pain pills, benign enlargement: PSA is a rather uncertain test, but unfortunately more or less the only we have for prostate cancer. It should be below at least 4 - even better if below 3 - for not being regarded as pathological. If higher it MAY indicate a prostate cancer, but it may be...

Oncology (General Cancer): Question about lung cancer - is it?, lung specialist pulmonologist, stages of lung cancer
lung specialist pulmonologist, stages of lung cancer, chest x ray: Jay, Your father should have a chest CT. This is better at picking up any problem which could be producing a cough. A dry cough can be caused by all sorts of things that have nothing to do with cancer - if he has a negative chest CT scan, it almost certainly...

Oncology (General Cancer): query!!!, diagnostic radiologists, medical oncologists
diagnostic radiologists, medical oncologists, hard palate: Oh, this was a hard one! With this diagnosis a combined approach involving ear-nose-and-throat surgeons as well as radiation therapists and medical oncologists MUST be followed! It is impossible from here (Stockholm, Sweden) to give you detailed instructions!...

Oncology (General Cancer): RBC, MCV, MCH, MCHC, RDW, bone marrow biopsy, folic acid levels
bone marrow biopsy, folic acid levels, serum iron: What are the Hb (hemoglobine), the hematocrite and the MCV levels? This MAY be a mixed anemia with both iron deficiency, hemolytic and B12 & folic acid deficiency components. Has a bone marrow biopsy been done? What is the serum iron level? Any other signs...

Oncology (General Cancer): Reinkes edema and, posterior commissure, pink discoloration
posterior commissure, pink discoloration, medial edge: Dear Sally, I do understand your concern but there are some complications here. I can give you advice on strictly medical matters but not the rest because I m a Swede, living in Sweden! I have no idea of U.S. medical insurance matters, even less of those in...

Oncology (General Cancer): Renal cancer, renal cell cancer, liver enzyme levels
renal cell cancer, liver enzyme levels, createnine: Dear Marilyn, I do understand your concern but what you ask me to do is quite hard to do - in fact next to impossible. Apart from what you have told me and my general kidney cancer knowledge I have next to nothing to base my opinion on. Ok I ll give it a try...

Oncology (General Cancer): Secondary Liver Cancer, folfox 6, secondary liver cancer
folfox 6, secondary liver cancer, chemotherapy treatments: Depends on what kind of cancer this is. A colon cancer or a carcinoid. I need to know that. Recently I have answered 2 questions with regards to 2 different patients both with colon cancer that had spread to their livers. Both had survived 6 years of chemotherapy....

Oncology (General Cancer): Stage IV Metastatic Melanoma, stage iv metastatic melanoma, robert mcdermott
stage iv metastatic melanoma, robert mcdermott, michael atkins: Neither radiation therapy nor conventional chemotherapy are of much help against malignant melanoma since these tumors usually are not particularly sensitive to these therapies. So it is unfortunately hardly something I can recommend! I m sorry I have nothing...

Oncology (General Cancer): Swollen lymph nodes, biopsied once, reactive lymph node, swollen lymph node
reactive lymph node, swollen lymph node, swollen lymph nodes: I doubt that this is cancer just as your dr. does. However since you worry about it thin/fine needle aspiration biopsies of all the lymph nodes you can feel can be done in order to make sure that they are not cancerous in any way. Personally I think that it...

Oncology (General Cancer): slurred speech, blurred vision, off balance, cell lung cancer, medical oncologist
cell lung cancer, medical oncologist, brain tumors: I m a medical oncologist & radiation therapist with experience of treating brain tumors BUT I m not a neurologist or a neurosurgeon. For an answer to this specific question I strongly suggest that you direct your question to an expert of neurology! I have...

Oncology (General Cancer): my sons life, mri brain scans, check ups
mri brain scans, check ups, mass effect: With this kind of lesion a regular check up with a neurologist dr. or a neurosurgeon including MRI brain scans would be normal. Such check ups may not show any change but without doing it that can not be known. So I think it should be done. Blood tests are...

Oncology (General Cancer): Testicular cancer / possible lung cancer, lung cancer diagnosis, bilateral orchiectomy
lung cancer diagnosis, bilateral orchiectomy, orchiectomy surgery: BeverlyAnn, When there are multiple suspicious lung nodules, it is very possible that the cancer has spread to the lungs from another site. When cancer is spread throughout the body, it is called metastasis. Some kinds of cancer are treatable, even...

Oncology (General Cancer): understanding ct test, nodular density, diagnostic radiologist
nodular density, diagnostic radiologist, lung nodules: I m a medical oncologist & radiation therapist NOT a diagnostic radiologist who is the kind of person you really should ask to explain this. CT scans of the lungs usually show a number of nodules most of which are of very doubtful importance. But discuss this...

Oncology (General Cancer): unexpected rapid weight loss, full body scan, rapid weight loss
full body scan, rapid weight loss, forklift operator: Julie, The CT, MRI and ultrasound are all imaging methods similar to an X-ray. They are performed externally and there is no way to do a biopsy. If they detect something unusual they can of course go back in with a thin needle (often guided by the imaging)...

Oncology (General Cancer): how it works, causes of cancer
causes of cancer: Dear Edward, I am very sorry to hear about your dad. Death from cancer can from many causes. Blood cancers can deplete the immune system, many tumors secrete toxins that cause severe weight loss. The treatments for many cancer (radiation, surgery, chemotherapy)...

Oncology (General Cancer): 3mm lung nodule., lung nodule, medical route
lung nodule, medical route, cancerous cells: Rov, Although cancerous cells are more aggressive than non-cancerous cells, what you and your Mom need to be concerned with is the cause and not the effects. You see, all of her doctors and the both of you are looking at the effects of the real problem,...

Oncology (General Cancer): AML recurrence after stem cell transplant, stem cell transplant, mitotic cells
stem cell transplant, mitotic cells, chromosome analysis: Donna, Will they be able to test for that? The reason I m asking is that there are several FLT-3 inhibitors that one can try if you dad s disease is positive. Those agents by themselves are not sufficient but can be given with chemotherapy. Other options...

Oncology (General Cancer): Blood Work, smudge cells, differential diagnosis
smudge cells, differential diagnosis, hematologist: Dear Doug, Smudge cells are distorted cells. At 1% they reflect processing problem, at 2-3% they can occur in an infection but at the 20% range, CLL is high on the differential diagnosis. Seeing a hematologist is a good plan and one week is a fine interval....

Oncology (General Cancer): Blood work up, low basophils, cold hands and feet
low basophils, cold hands and feet, white blood count: Kelly, I can just say that iron deficiency anemia results in small (not large) red blood cells. However, I m not saying that this is your diagnosis; I m just correcting your assumption. I suggest that we wait for the additional tests. Finally, I don t know...

Oncology (General Cancer): babies, fertility problem, congenital problems
fertility problem, congenital problems, testicular cancer: Yes, it is safe. The likelihood of congenital problems from chemo is zero. Children of men who had chemo for testicular cancer are no more or less likely to have kids with problems than any normal man. Whether or not he is fertile is a different question....

Oncology (General Cancer): biopsy of the spleen, american cancer society, non hodgkin s lymphoma
american cancer society, non hodgkin s lymphoma, white blood cells: Its probably Lymphoma so lymoh nodes are lighting up in different areas. I recommend blood examination first for malignant cells. After that, biopsy can be done (only once needed) for confirming if blood examination is not showing cancerous cells. The...

Oncology (General Cancer): Cancer Survivor 11 Years, cancer survivor, survivor 11
cancer survivor, survivor 11, bone cancer: Shirline, I am sorry you are having these difficulties. I suggest a chest CT as a starting point. This study includes both lungs and chest wall. A cough would generally not be caused by spread of cancer to the bone, and I therefore think you should have...

Oncology (General Cancer): chemo necessary?, breast cancer, adjuvant therapy
breast cancer, adjuvant therapy: Dear Marcha, I am sorry to hear about your cancer and the loss of your mother. Typically IDC is followed up be adjuvant therapy, which can include chemo, radiation therapy, hormonal, therapy, or targeted therapy. Usually this is done soon after the...

Oncology (General Cancer): ct scan results, mold
mold: Nichole, I would definitely see a specialist in autoimmune disorders to start with since your symptoms are so closely tied to your cycle. You are right that mold can cause very serious illness, depending on the type of mold and the person. See here:...

Oncology (General Cancer): cysticphybrosis, cystic fibrosis
cystic fibrosis: Janice, I assume you mean Cystic Fibrosis. This is a genetic disease that affects the tissues that secrete fluids such as the lungs, pancreas, sweat ducts. Patients have nutritional problems from a lack of digestive enzymes and lung problems due to congestion...

Oncology (General Cancer): enlarged lymph nodes, enlarged lymph nodes, motherly instinct
enlarged lymph nodes, motherly instinct, hemotologist: I think you should insist on a biopsy if that is something that would make YOU feel more at ease. You/your son are the patients and are well within your rights to ask for this procedure. If the doctor does not feel it is necessary, ask why and then make a...

Oncology (General Cancer): extensive small cell lung cancer, cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer
cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, chemo: Radiation and chemo can not cure him at present though they MAY relieve his symptoms to some extent - but also cause some side effects - and prolong his survival. It is hard to evaluate a single case from afar but this is what I can tell you. If he was my...

Oncology (General Cancer): how fast is fast growing small cell cancer? regarding 5, small cell cancer, mri search
small cell cancer, mri search, kidney failure: Most tumors have been there (growing from only one cell that due to a number of mutations has turned cancerous) much longer than was previously understood. That basic fact was the basis of my evaluation. Of course there is even so quite some uncertainty in...

Oncology (General Cancer): Is this fast growing - Lung Cancer, stage 4 lung cancer, cat scan with contrast
stage 4 lung cancer, cat scan with contrast, cancer history: 1. Since it is a lung cancer that has spread to the other lung it is aytomatically a stage 4 lung cancer. So now located in both lungs. Yes it is growing quite fast. 2. Cancers not only grow. Some of it may die off due to lack of oxygenated blood. The tumor...

Oncology (General Cancer): Gallbladder cancer, liver function test, gallbladder cancer
liver function test, gallbladder cancer, heavy drinker: I m sorry to read about your wife s troubles! My mother unfortunately died from the same condition but she was 91 at the time. 1. Unfortunately there are rarely any good treatment options with this tumor. 2. Since this indeed is rare there are really no specialists...

Oncology (General Cancer): Gastric cancer and stem cell research, american cancer society, cancer centres
american cancer society, cancer centres, small intestine: Hi, Many therapies are available. A treatment method using stem cells is not available but a treatment method involving dendritic cell of our own body known as Immunotherapy is available. Stem cell is the precursor of all cells whereas dendtritic cell is...

Oncology (General Cancer): gastric cancer, true wellness, small intestine
true wellness, small intestine, immune cells: Kevin, Of course I have suggestions, and I only wish that you had asked me this BEFORE you had her stomach cut out. If you had then she would have had a much better chance to fully recover. Now, she has limitations that will only allow her to improve so...

Oncology (General Cancer): gastric cancer with stem cell research, stomach cancer, stem cells
stomach cancer, stem cells: Dear Kevin, I m sorry to hear about your mother. My mother-in-law died of stomach cancer, so sympathize. Researchers are searching for stomach cancer stem cells, but they have not been described, and there is no targeted therapy for cancer stem cells,...

Oncology (General Cancer): genetic testing for ovarian cancer, male breast cancer, cancer question
male breast cancer, cancer question, jewish populations: Thanks. That makes it a little more complicated. For a complete analysis and advice you should see a genetic counselor (we actually can t give specific advice on this site). My advice remains the same. You should take as good care of your health as possible...

Oncology (General Cancer): High Platelet Count Post-Chemo, essential thrombocytosis, summary time
essential thrombocytosis, summary time, myelofibrosis: Dear John, One has to determine whether it is only an overshoot or recurrence of the essential thrombocytosis. If it is an overshoot, the platelet count will return to normal over time. In summary, time and if necessary a bone marrow will answer the question....

Oncology (General Cancer): kidney, kidney cancer, left kidney
kidney cancer, left kidney, urology surgeon: His new tumor MAY be a sign that his old tumor has returned, but it is more probable that this is a new tumor. Treatment of kidney cancer (as I presume this to be) is primarily surgical. Normally the whole kidney is removed but that is hardly possible here...

Oncology (General Cancer): Link Between Polyunsaturated Fat Intake & Cancer?, polyunsaturated fats, cancer
polyunsaturated fats, cancer: Dear Andrew, A very good question. The short answer is that scientific studies do not support polyunsaturated fats as an important risk factor for cancer. Might they contribute long term? Perhaps but we don t know. I found the first 2 articles you cited...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lots of cancer in the family, inherited cancer, BRCA mucations
inherited cancer, BRCA mucations: Dear Kim, You are doing the right things by being informed and taking proper prevention measures for your health. This does seem like more cancer than you d expect by chance. You are right that lifestyle could account for some of it. For a proper...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lung Cancer, Brain Tumor, Stress, stage 4 lung cancer, cell lung cancer
stage 4 lung cancer, cell lung cancer, non small cell lung cancer: YOU should have clicked to make this question private! I can not do that. Sorry! His brain tumor is probably due to that his lung cancer has spread to his brain. That is quite common with lung cancers. Well if this was my father I would tell all visitors not...

Oncology (General Cancer): liver, liver metastasis, white thistle
liver metastasis, white thistle, ca19 9: The best treatment would be: 1. Give one dose of Immunotherapy so that the large foci wil become small and small foci in pancreas will hopefully be eradicated/cured in two doses. 2. At the same time we start chemotherapy to control the tumors. cost...

Oncology (General Cancer): lymphoma, lymph system, matter of choice
lymph system, matter of choice, chemo: From my research on the subject I would have to say the prognosis is not a good one. At her advanced age, you are correct in thinking the chemo might be worse for her. It comes down to a matter of choice and how the doctor thinks she would handle treatment....

Oncology (General Cancer): MDS, ataxia telangiectasia, acute leukemia
ataxia telangiectasia, acute leukemia, bloom syndrome: Dear Andy, Diseases like ataxia telangiectasia, Fancon s anemia and Bloom syndrome can develop into MDS and leukemia. Also, siblings of patients with acute leukemia have an increased risk of developing leukemia. Should you have any further questions, please...

Oncology (General Cancer): Melanoma, melanoma skin cancer, lung specimen
melanoma skin cancer, lung specimen, malignant melanoma: I suppose that your lung specimen was checked by a pathologist after your surgery?! If so your diagnosis should be sure! Malignant melanoma and lung cancer are 2 different tumors and the pathologist should be able to see the difference. In theory a melanoma...

Oncology (General Cancer): Mouth lesion, squamous cell carcinoma, incision line
squamous cell carcinoma, incision line, adequate margins: Maribeth, A low grade mucoepidermoid tumor which is completely removed surgically, with adequate margins of tissue and no problematic features within the tumor microscopically, can sometimes be treated with excision alone. If there is a positive margin...

Oncology (General Cancer): mestasis liver cancer, whipple procedure, liver failure
whipple procedure, liver failure, liver cancer: It is his pancreatic cancer that has spread to his liver and that is rather common in these cases. If chemo therapy is impossible most probably nothing else can be done too unfortunately. In this situation without any treatment his survival time will probably...

Oncology (General Cancer): Possible carcinoid, 5 hiaa, dvts
5 hiaa, dvts, neuroendocrine tumour: That test should be combined with a test for dU-5-HIAA which is a serotonine metabolite. Also other tests for other peptides are available. As is a scintigraphy (and even a PET scintigraphy) somatostatine receptor search test whereby any such tumor may be...

Oncology (General Cancer): Possible Lymphoma, small intestine, ebstein barr
small intestine, ebstein barr, cat scratch: Well, you seem to be correct about the spreading of Lymphoma through surgery according to the research I have done on it to this point. I just know that that is what the doctor at the time told us and I think it probably can since it IS a cancer of the blood...

Oncology (General Cancer): Prostate cancer metastasis to the lymphatic system and spinal fluid., prostate cancer metastasis, morbidity rate
prostate cancer metastasis, morbidity rate, cancer metastasized: If it indeed has spread that far - which is rare so I can not quote statistics for you - his situation is most probably very serious and a cure is probably impossible since this must be regarded as a stage 4 (worst) cancer. It may be possible to control it...

Oncology (General Cancer): Protein C in blood is high?, fatigue, dizziness
fatigue, dizziness, pregnancy: Dear Lolita, Do you mean C-reactive protein? If so this is a marker for infection or inflammation. If it is high it can mean that you have an infection. How many weeks pregnant are you? Are you eating well, and drinking plenty of fluids? Several small...

Oncology (General Cancer): painful swollen lymphnode under arm, lumps under armpits, swollen lymphnode
lumps under armpits, swollen lymphnode, brest cancer: Darlene, It is normal to feel small, oval, moveable lymph nodes in the armpits. As your doctor has explained, an enlarged node most commonly is caused by infection. Lymph nodes with cancer rarely are painful. A tender node is much more typical of infection....

Oncology (General Cancer): Radiation pneumonotis?, tiny nodules, tb medication
tiny nodules, tb medication, chest x ray: A lot of your question is outside my area of expertise here. I have had nothing to do with tuberculosis since the 1970 ies so I can not claim any expertise there today. a. No not any real change. b. Possible, see my previous answer. c. See above, outside my...

Oncology (General Cancer): radiation exposure, radiation exposure, back ground
radiation exposure, back ground, ill effects: So you have had x-ray exposure from 4 to 6 occasions. That is certainly higher than normal but still within reason. The amount of extra radiation there (we are all subject to normal natural back ground radiation - how much depends on your location) most...

Oncology (General Cancer): re:Seriously please I'm scared & confused rewritten history by patient, flank pain, mantle cell
flank pain, mantle cell, left kidney: Dear Tamara, I m a Swede living in Sweden so it is very hard for me to help you to solve local problems that are more related to your insurance situation than with medical facts. For that you should consult an American expert here. With regards to your kidney...

Oncology (General Cancer): Stomach Cancer, stage 4, stage 4 cancer, stomach cancer
stage 4 cancer, stomach cancer, distant organs: Danie, Stage IV stomach cancer, in its broadest sense, means that the cancer is very extensive. Stage IV is the highest stage there is. Very extensive can mean a number of things, though. It can be extensive in the stomach area, with invasion of the...

Oncology (General Cancer): Swollen lymph node, oral antibiotic, belly ache
oral antibiotic, belly ache, plaquinil: If you are concerned and the GP doesn t seem to be, then I would do two things: 1) get another GP 2) have the new GP, or the old one if you prefer to stay with him/her, look AT the lump, not around the general area. It is your body, and if the doc isn t doing...

Oncology (General Cancer): swollen lymph node, inguinal lymph nodes, inguinal nodes
inguinal lymph nodes, inguinal nodes, swollen lymph: Andrea, An enlarged inguinal node that appears as you have described is very worrisome and may be spread of melanoma. A melanoma which begins in a leg often spreads next to the groin nodes. He should definitely see his oncologist and have imaging studies...

Oncology (General Cancer): Thinking about getting tested for BRCA, inherited cancer, BRCA mucations
inherited cancer, BRCA mucations: Dear Laura, Based on what you told me yes I think it is worth talking to a genetic counselor. Was the grandmother your fathers mother? Ideally it would be good to test one of the breast or ovarian cancer cases, if any are alive. It could be that there...

Oncology (General Cancer): Thyroid ultrasound, upper cervical spine, doppler sonography
upper cervical spine, doppler sonography, thyroid ultrasound: Kim, The endocrinologist knows all about the Thyroid, but what he does not know is that the Thyroid is a part of the human body, and the human body functions in its totality and not in parts. Your Thyroid is under direct control of your nervous system. ...

Oncology (General Cancer): testis, late bloomer, limp penis
late bloomer, limp penis, lower back pain: The system says that I didn t respond to this message. I thought I had, so sorry about the delay... Lower back pain usually means you hurt your back. Only on rare occasions does it mean testicular cancer. The way to know if your testicles are swollen is...

Oncology (General Cancer): tumor report, brain tumors, frontal lobes
brain tumors, frontal lobes, temador: I see. Well necrotic samples are of no use. Without pathology we are at a loss. Yes radiology (MRI) does give some indications but it can not compete with pathology. I would definitely prefer to have pathology but sometimes like here you have to act without...

Oncology (General Cancer): Yolk Sac Tumor Cancer, yolk sac tumor, cancer resource center
yolk sac tumor, cancer resource center, testicular cancer resource center: I am afraid that the prognosis is less than wonderful. I d like more facts (and it might be better to contact me directly at dougbank@alum.mit.edu as this might be a long conversation), but it sounds like he has a late recurrence. Late recurrences of testicular...

Oncology (General Cancer): Acute Mylogenic Leukemia, stem cell transplant, protective environment
stem cell transplant, protective environment, chemo: Dear JL, Patients usually get hospitalized for the chemo unless it is a reduced intensity regimen. If the TBI follows the chemo, it will depend whether the patient is hospitalized for the chemo or not. Usually one would not discharge a patient (if got admitted...

Oncology (General Cancer): Bone cancer, stage 4 breast cancer, stage 4 cancer
stage 4 breast cancer, stage 4 cancer, aromatase inhibitors: Well unfortunately you are now a case of stage 4 breast cancer since it has spread to your bones. A stage 4 cancer case is in principle incurable at present but it may be controllable with a combination of hormonal therapy (tamoxifen or aromatase inhibitors),...

Oncology (General Cancer): CA-19 Blood Test, internal medicine specialist, systemic lupus erythematosus
internal medicine specialist, systemic lupus erythematosus, abdominal cavity: hi, 30 biopsies !! you scared me. Send all his papers or at leat first and last 3 to me at medlifeasia@gmail.com CA19 can also be detected in case of inflammatory disease of the bowel, cirrhosis, and autoimmune conditions including rheumatoid arthritis...

Oncology (General Cancer): Chemo not working, 23 nodes, radiation therapy
23 nodes, radiation therapy, breast cancer: Decisions with regards to chemotherapy must be done by the dr. in charge of her therapy who has all relevant clinical information. Hormonal therapy may also be an option. Local radiation therapy, for example electrons, to her chest wall may also be an option....

Oncology (General Cancer): cancer dx.., kidney cancers, kidney cancer
kidney cancers, kidney cancer, survival times: It is not common but it does happen now and then. Probably he has had some symptoms earlier but neglected them. Unfortunately his cancer now seems to have spread widely. If it has spread it is now a stage 4 kidney cancer. The treatment of kidney cancers is...

Oncology (General Cancer): cancer pain, cancer pain, pain medicine
cancer pain, pain medicine, red bumps: Hi, It may be that your cancer has returned. The pain in shoulders is due to irritation of nerves in the lungs. In your case, There is a treatment called Immunotherapy which will treat cancer of yours type without any side effects. We are the only organization...

Oncology (General Cancer): cervical cancer, pre cancerous cells, cone biopsy
pre cancerous cells, cone biopsy, real cancer: These cells do not come from what was removed. They come from elsewhere on your cervix. They are obviously not dysplastic enough to warrant any more drastic actions than follow up at present. Development from one level of dysplasia to a worse level is not...

Oncology (General Cancer): my dad, type of lung cancer, lung cancers
type of lung cancer, lung cancers, uncommon situation: Unfortunately with primary lung cancer the prognosis is almost always bad (and if this is a secondary cancer it is in that case a stage 4 cancer also with a bad prognosis). Chemotherapy & radiation therapy may prolong survival. But unfortunately I can not...

Oncology (General Cancer): Fallopian cancer - stage 4 nexe to my pericardium, radical hysterectomy, vena cava
radical hysterectomy, vena cava, back seat driver: Both cancers and patients are individuals not identical copies/clones. There are therefore big individual differences both in tumor response to therapy and patient side effects. Thus it is impossible to state any general time length for both side effects and...

Oncology (General Cancer): Hard Lump on Ulnar Bone, medical possibilities, left forearm
medical possibilities, left forearm, tendon rupture: Yes an MRI will probably be helpful. Probably could cause that much pain. Well we really do not know how long it has been there and almond size is not very big! They are definitely capable of dealing with this. However a biopsy MAY be necessary. We will see....

Oncology (General Cancer): Hereditary risk for cancer, colon cancer screenings, cancer syndromes
colon cancer screenings, cancer syndromes, cancer question: You are welcome. I would start with the oncologist that your brother saw, if that is possible, and see what he advises, or if he can refer you to someone. If you have trouble, let me know and I can help find someone that could look into it. All the...

Oncology (General Cancer): Heterogeneous Appearance to Bone Marrow, facet injections, proximal femur
facet injections, proximal femur, herbal medicines: Your case needs detailed workup. It may be leukemia. Let me know the progress and be in touch with me.you cal also send your first three and last three reports on medlifeasia@gmail.com We treat patients at our centre with problems similar to yours through...

Oncology (General Cancer): High WBC and umbilical discharge, bone marrow biopsy, swollen lymph nodes
bone marrow biopsy, swollen lymph nodes, testicular ultrasound: This may very well be caused by a local infection/inflammation close to his navel. I can not explain why it was not seen on his CT but there may be a technical reason. Yes I do support a new ultrasound scan and maybe a new CT scan done in conjunction with...

Oncology (General Cancer): Infection in Lymphedemia Arm, lymph node cancer, cancer surgery
lymph node cancer, cancer surgery, antiseptic cream: This is a common problem after lymph node cancer surgery & radiation therapy so it is certainly not unknown to me. Antibiotics should NOT be used without a real reason and only rarely prophylactically. You seem to have done everything reasonably possible to...

Oncology (General Cancer): Kidney Cyst, irregular heart beat, kidney doctor
irregular heart beat, kidney doctor, kidney cyst: You SHOULD mention ALL your symptoms to your dr. - how else will your dr. know about them?! If your dr. finds your kidney lesion suspect it is the obligation and duty of your dr. to investigate it further! And under those circumstances it SHOULD be investigated....

Oncology (General Cancer): Lumps on both testicles, testicular cancer, epididymis
testicular cancer, epididymis, testicle: No, not at all. Testicular cancer usually presents on the side or front of the testicle. In actuality, lumps on the top of the testicle are not really on the testicle at all. They are on the epididymis, which sort of covers the top, bottom and back of the...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lung Cancer (NON-SMOKER), squamous cell cancers, lung cancer deaths
squamous cell cancers, lung cancer deaths, lung cancer cases: About 90% of all lung cancers are due to smoking so 10% are not. Those not associated with smoking are mostly adenocarcinomas while the smoking associated cancers are mostly squamous cell cancers. Before smoking (mainly by cigarettes) was common adenocarcinomas...

Oncology (General Cancer): lump behind left testicle, right abdomen, dull ache
right abdomen, dull ache, testicular cancer: This does not sound like testicular cancer. For it to be testicular cancer, it would need to be a lump on the testicle itself, not freely floating in the scrotum or attached to any of the cords. Nevertheless, if it is bothering you or something in the...

Oncology (General Cancer): lymphoma cancer, lymphoma cancer, stage4
lymphoma cancer, stage4, chemo treatments: If your mother is in stage 4, the prognosis is usually not that good, although some patients will and have responded to treatment. It depends on many factors including your mothers will to fight this, her general health, the competence of the doctors and much...

Oncology (General Cancer): Met. colon cancer and treatment, american cancer society, colon cancer
american cancer society, colon cancer, cancer vaccine: Dear Cathy, There is lot of chance of cure if we use the latest therapies especially immunotherapy. Most cancer spesialists are not even exposed practically to these therapies. You can read about the treatment options recognised by American Cancer Society...

Oncology (General Cancer): Muscle Mass Found in my back, leg problems, varicose vein
leg problems, varicose vein, heart failure: Without much more information I am certainly not sure if this mass in any way is connected with your leg problems. Nor am I sure if your c-section has anything to do with it. BUT one thing is certain, this mass must be investigated thoroughly, best by an orthopedic...

Oncology (General Cancer): malignant spindled melanoma, melanoma, stage 3
melanoma, stage 3, prognosis: Dear Jennifer, I am sorry to hear about your mother. My uncle died of melanoma, so I understand your concern. Melanomas that are found in time, before they have spread are completely curable. Many melanomas that are larger, like your mothers, and have...

Oncology (General Cancer): nuclear medicine, radioactive isotope, radiation treatment
radioactive isotope, radiation treatment, nuclear medicine: Dear Gina, I would tend to believe that you are asking about an antibody armed with a radioactive isotope. This antibody will generate localized radiation at the site of the tumor. It is supposed to have minimal effect on the surrounding normal tissue as...

Oncology (General Cancer): Ovarian cancer, internal medicine specialist, ca125 blood test
internal medicine specialist, ca125 blood test, ovarian cyst: visit a medical school internal medicine specialist. Your problem is not being dealt in the right manner. increase you fruit intake and salad intake. stop all artificial foods. I can also advice treatment which will surely benefit but I will require more...

Oncology (General Cancer): pain management for end stage colon cancer, advanced pain management, colon cancer
advanced pain management, colon cancer, fentanyl patch: This kind of advanced pain management is actually somewhat outside my area of expertise here. That is mostly and best taken care of by pain specialists. However I want to observe that in cases of severe pain especially in - like here - cases with bad prognosis...

Oncology (General Cancer): Could you please put my mind at ease??, royal horse guards, general anxiety disorder
royal horse guards, general anxiety disorder, household brigade: Well Steven, I m here ONLY as a tumor dr. But between one military person and another (I was chief medical officer of the Royal Guards regiment, the Royal Horse Guards regiment and the Royal Household Brigade - all of it at the same time - of the Royal Swedish...

Oncology (General Cancer): severely agressive Desmioid tumours, desmoid tumors
desmoid tumors: Dear Majella, This comes from Wiki A desmoid tumor (sometimes referred to as aggressive fibromatosis) is a rare (3 per million population) tumor that may or may not be part of a genetic syndrome such as familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). Histologically...

Oncology (General Cancer): Is it now in his spine?, stage 4 lung cancer, ct scan with contrast
stage 4 lung cancer, ct scan with contrast, maximum survival: Without an examination I can not tell you if this is associated with his cancer or not. And therefore also not any consequences of it. With his diagnosis I would say that his maximum survival time can be around one year but may be much shorter. However an...

Oncology (General Cancer): stage 4 metastatic prostate cancer, bladder tumor, hormone replacement therapy
bladder tumor, hormone replacement therapy, radiation therapy: Has his urine bladder tumor been examined thoroughly? That may be a completely separate tumor problem. So in spite of his age and situation I think it should be checked. With regards to his prostate cancer I can only say that even though it may have spread...

Oncology (General Cancer): stomach cancer, stomach cancer, cancerous cells
stomach cancer, cancerous cells, hello doctor: Hi, this cancer can be successfully treated. Send me a mail to medlifeasia@gmail.com and I will send you a document having the relevent information about cancer and treatment options. there are many treatment options. The safest option with very good results...

Oncology (General Cancer): swollen lymph nodes, swollen lymph node, needle aspiration biopsy
swollen lymph node, needle aspiration biopsy, fine needle aspiration: While lymphomas and cancer can cause lymph node growth the most common causes are infections/inflammations. A growing lymph node of one inch (2.5 cm) definitely should be examined! Before thinking of CT scans etc. I think it is appropriate to find out what...

Oncology (General Cancer): Testicular cancer, testicular cancer, initial stage
testicular cancer, initial stage, hic: when there are less number of cells, tumor is not palpable. http://my.clevelandclinic.org/disorders/testicular_cancer/hic_testicular_cancer.aspx At the initial stage of detection, a single dose of immunotherapy can eradicate it without side effects....

Oncology (General Cancer): young son-in-law cancer, cancer question, cea test
cancer question, cea test, kemo: 2.8 in CEA is not high. Do you know of any level of CEA before surgery? CEA is ONLY of interest if 1. It was elevated before surgery and 2. You can follow the level over time after surgery. Then if the level drops to 0 you know that you have removed all (or...

Oncology (General Cancer): 4x6x6 complex cyst on left ovary, signs of ovarian cancer, cyst on left ovary
signs of ovarian cancer, cyst on left ovary, vaginal ultrasound: It is certainly not sure that it is cancer at the moment but if you have it removed - as you seem to have decided to do - and it is checked by a pathologist you will KNOW what it is. And if no cancer is found you still have one ovary left. Good luck! ...

Oncology (General Cancer): Abdominal Issues, early satiety, serum lipase
early satiety, serum lipase, upper abdomen: It is impossible to make a diagnosis based on this. BUT I definitely think you need a thorough check up including gastroscopy and scans (CT and or MRI & ultrasound) of your liver and pancreas. Let a good gastroenterologist take care of this and do it soon!...

Oncology (General Cancer): Asbestos, asbestos fibers, airborne fibers
asbestos fibers, airborne fibers, filter mask: Asbestos is only dangerous if one is exposed to (and breathes) airborne fibers over a period of many years, as in workers in an asbestos factory that does not live up to EPA standards of safety. You are in no danger, just wear a filter mask (available in any...

Oncology (General Cancer): Asbestos ceiling, tort lawyers, silica dust
tort lawyers, silica dust, coal dust: Don t worry,there is no risk at all to you and your children. And, don t believe any of the horror stories that the media and tort lawyers love to make to keep people like you living in fear. First, your ceiling is almost certainly standard drywall used in...

Oncology (General Cancer): adenocarcenoma, stage 4 cancer, chest x ray
stage 4 cancer, chest x ray, brain tumor: A stage 4 cancer is a cancer that has spread to another organ at a distance from its origin. Stages are from 0 (best) to 4 (worst). A stage 0 tumor has not moved from its site of origin inside an organ at all, it is also called cancer in situ (cancer within...

Oncology (General Cancer): Is she alright?, tumor marker, masectomy
tumor marker, masectomy, estrogen: Your question is difficult to answer because different laboratories use different methods to determine this tumor marker level. As a consequence the different lab. routines lead to different normal range results . Without knowing the normal ranges in this...

Oncology (General Cancer): Brain tumor., irregular menstrual periods, brain tumor
irregular menstrual periods, brain tumor, neurologist: Anything (almost) is possible, but if this has been a constant phenomenon for several years it is unlikely that it has anything to do with any brain tumor! If not I suggest that you let a dr. (preferably a neurologist) check you! It is probably a good idea...

Oncology (General Cancer): Burkitts Lymphoma, emory university, best hospitals
emory university, best hospitals, infusions: Dear Ms. Davis, The disappearance of the cells is a good sign for response but there are other signs that are not elaborated. Please discuss with the team at Emory. They are outstanding and will be able to sit down with you and your son. Should you have any...

Oncology (General Cancer): What is the best way?, radiation therapist, radiation therapy
radiation therapist, radiation therapy, therapy options: Well it may be possible to do it with surgery but for that you need to talk to a surgeon, which I m not. I m a radiation therapist & medical oncologist. Radiation therapy, may be a possibility too, but I would need to be able to examine you to be able to answer...

Oncology (General Cancer): bladder cancer, vietnam war veteran, offensive odour
vietnam war veteran, offensive odour, bladder cancer: Leanne, I do not why you have the itchiness. Your own doctors who know you and your situation in greatest detail are in a better position to give an opinion as to why this is happening. There are medications for itching; please ask them about these. ...

Oncology (General Cancer): Cancer Survival, needle aspiration biopsy, fine needle aspiration
needle aspiration biopsy, fine needle aspiration, fine needle aspiration biopsy: You should continue for as long as the therapy shows any positive effects and as long as it is possible for him to undergo it! It may have negative effects on his blood picture and immune status. But these will be monitored and no too bad effects will be allowed....

Oncology (General Cancer): Cancer spread..., cards flowers, cancerous lump
cards flowers, cancerous lump, cooking meals: Mike, Cards, flowers and phone calls (and visits in person if you can possibly do it) are of much consolation to cancer patients and their relatives. Frequent contact by whatever means, giving unconditional support and love, is invaluable. Sometimes,...

Oncology (General Cancer): cancer, lobes of the liver, emphysemia
lobes of the liver, emphysemia, lymph glands: Helen, I cannot understand a lot of the report that you sent. What I think I can communicate, however, is this: once a person s lung cancer has spread as far as your daughter-in-law s father s has, it is a very serious situation indeed. He will almost...

Oncology (General Cancer): cancer, antibodies production, gamma globuline
antibodies production, gamma globuline, protein levels: Hi, well with so little information I can only offer an educated guess. Some bone marrow malignancies are associated with certain abnormal blood gamma protein (gamma globuline - antibodies)production. If that is the case here I do not know. It is though more...

Oncology (General Cancer): chemotherapy symptoms for prostate cancer, valentine s day, prostate cancer
valentine s day, prostate cancer, chemo: This would indeed be symptoms of the chemo. You can expect this as long as he is going through the chemo, and maybe a little while beyond. My wife started getting the vomiting within two weeks. It all depends on the patient and things such as age, weight,...

Oncology (General Cancer): colon cancer spread to omentum, stage 4 cancer, colon cancer
stage 4 cancer, colon cancer, www cancer: Dear Shahpour, I am sorry to hear about your diagnosis. You can find the best information on colon cancer here: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/colon-and-rectal If they were able to remove all of the tumor during the surgery, there is a...

Oncology (General Cancer): Father, brain and lung cancer, brain cancer, survival time
brain cancer, survival time, radiation therapy: To be precise, it is most probably his lung cancer that has spread to his brain. That is rather common. Radiation therapy to his brain can give him a temporary relief but unfortunately not cure him. His survival time can probably be measured in months, certainly...

Oncology (General Cancer): Father smoke, tounge and cheek, rare chance
tounge and cheek, rare chance, conformation: How old are you? You are about to get conformation your Dad won t want to hear. You are justified in your worry. Anyone who smokes and says he doesn t inhale is almost certainly not telling the truth. It is inhaling the nicotine that makes people keep smoking....

Oncology (General Cancer): low platelet count and extremely large tonsil, low platelets, anurism
Oncology (General Cancer): low platelet count and extremely large tonsil, low platelets, anurism, stomache

Oncology (General Cancer): Gynecological, worst case scenario, cancer answer
worst case scenario, cancer answer, pap tests: Carol, To me, that term doesn t have any specific meaning other than there appears to be soft tissue. If it had looked suspicious, most doctors point that out in their description. Worrisome descriptors might be: irregular, necrotic (dead tissue), or...

Oncology (General Cancer): green tea and cancer, anti oxidants, treatment of cancer
anti oxidants, treatment of cancer, green tea: Green tea is just a very nice thing to drink a few cups of a day. It does contain anti-oxidants that might well be good for you in general, but it is certainly NOT a treatment for a cancer you might already have. As far as prevention of cancer, I doubt it...

Oncology (General Cancer): Hairy Cell Leukemia, hairy cell leukemia, secondary cancer
hairy cell leukemia, secondary cancer, phisiology: Dear Randy Martin, Your story is very typical of HCL. Did you get only one course of pentostatin? You ask about transferring it to your children. It is not a disease that one transfers to children but if you plan on having children and slated to get more...

Oncology (General Cancer): Intestine tumor - high leve of CEA (Poland), marker cea, intestine tumor
marker cea, intestine tumor, stomach ulcers: Kate, The CEA is a little higher now than before - but it is still quite low. It has not risen enough to warrant further action, in my opinion; I agree with her oncologist. If it continues to rise, it may have to be investigated. Unfortunately, there...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lung cancer risk, lung cancer news, lung cancer risk
lung cancer news, lung cancer risk, vegetables and fruits: Dear Lynn, That is great that you quit. It is the best thing you can do for your health. I am sorry to hear about your mother. My parents are both ex-smokers, too. actually your risk is very low. Probably less than 1. I used this tool, and for a 50 year...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lymphocytic Leukemia, hematologist oncologist, common bile duct
hematologist oncologist, common bile duct, low platelets: Dear Kendra, Steroids may keep your counts at the lower end. I cannot answer you about the skin lesions. You may want to seek an opinion from a skin doctor (dermatologist). Should you have any further questions, please don t hesitate to contact me. Sincerely,...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lymphoma and ESRD in frail elderly, leaky heart valve, kidney disorder
leaky heart valve, kidney disorder, clinical variables: Well, your confidence in me is flattering, BUT I m only an expert on malignancies here! And this lady has multiple severe medical problems! Yes her lymphoma is in this situation incurable, but that is only a part of her problems and perhaps not even her greatest...

Oncology (General Cancer): leukemia?, routine blood test, symptoms of leukemia
routine blood test, symptoms of leukemia, white blood cells: Dear Suzi, High white blood cell count can result from infection or a process in the bone marrow (where the white blood cells are produced) like leukemia. Your friend should seek medical attention. Should you have any further questions, please don t hesitate...

Oncology (General Cancer): low platelet count and extremely large tonsil, bone marrow biopsy, enlarged tonsil
bone marrow biopsy, enlarged tonsil, tonsil cancer: No not normally unless you have some general lymphoma with bone marrow involvement but the description you have given me does not sound like that. Has any bone marrow biopsy been done to investigate your low platelet condition? A biopsy of your tonsill is...

Oncology (General Cancer): Malignant Melanoma, gamma knife surgery, ucla medical center
gamma knife surgery, ucla medical center, melanoma cells: I m sorry to read about her & your situation! First of all, in most cancer cases it IS important to find the primary site. However when the tumor has spread this far this becomes more academic. Her primary may be in an eye or in a bowel. So it does not have...

Oncology (General Cancer): my mother has metatastic breast cancer, brain radiation, brain tumor
brain radiation, brain tumor, radiation treatment: Jennifer, I am not sure what your question is. I can t tell you whether the brain tumor is malignant or not; I don t have access to the imaging studies or her old records. Sometimes a biopsy (sample of the tissue is taken with a needle) is necessary to...

Oncology (General Cancer): multiple cancers, different kinds of cancer, cancer breast
different kinds of cancer, cancer breast, kinds of cancer: Dear Colleen, I am sorry to hear about the multiple cancers that your mother has had. Believe it or not it is not that uncommon, especially since people are living longer and treatment for many cancers is better. 25 of these multiple cancer cases are...

Oncology (General Cancer): Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma...chemo, non hodgkins lymphoma, bone marrow transplant
non hodgkins lymphoma, bone marrow transplant, chemo drug: To enhance his immunity may be difficult even if certain possibilities may exist. But your mother should contact his drs. and describe the situation to them. They do not need to tell her anything only listen to her. Then they will have to make the decision...

Oncology (General Cancer): nasopharangyeal carcinoma, secondary cancer, check ups
secondary cancer, check ups, type of cancer: Mary, The prognosis is very good. Cancer of the nasopharynx is a type of cancer where a lot of progress has been made over the past ten years. The combination of chemotherapy and radiation therapy, given simultaneously, has improved the prognosis greatly....

Oncology (General Cancer): normal bloodwork, something on ct scan, lower abdomen, blood lab
lower abdomen, blood lab, ct scan: Arthritis - if that is what they think you have - is NOT cancer in any way. So I do not think you have any cancer in your bones there. The other question was if you can have cance but in spite of that your blood lab. tests are normal. Yes that is possible,...

Oncology (General Cancer): oncology, clinical research findings, chemo treatment
clinical research findings, chemo treatment, specific cancer: Dear Cheryl, I am sorry I don t know about this group. It is very unlikely that any such group would actually have treatments that are better than accepted therapy. There is a huge market in cancer therapies, and very extensive competition. It is true...

Oncology (General Cancer): ovarian cancer, ca 125 blood test, transvaginal sonogram
ca 125 blood test, transvaginal sonogram, enlarged ovary: You are welcome! I m a Swede living in Sweden, so I m not familiar with your local conditions. So this is to some extent educated guesses. 1. I see no reason why your own gynecologist can not do this if the resources exist there. 2. Not necessarily, depends...

Oncology (General Cancer): Positive CEA Test Value 4.5 (<2.5 normal for non-smoker), dynacirc cr, restless legs syndrome
dynacirc cr, restless legs syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome: I would call CEA a malignant tumor MARKER - and I DO NOT like to use it as a primary diagnostic tool as has been done here - too uncertain! Well I think you could still try PET! It MAY work well! We honestly do not know if you have any cancer now for sure!...

Oncology (General Cancer): pancreatic cancer, www cancer, dear don
www cancer, dear don, cat scan: Dear Don, I am sorry to hear about you problem. I would wait for the results of that CAT scan. That should be definitive. If there is a tumor they will want to take a biopsy to see if it is malignant and what type it is. They will also determine if they...

Oncology (General Cancer): pancreatic cancer, cancer of the pancreas, radiation therapy
cancer of the pancreas, radiation therapy, seigle: Don, First things first. You must get the CT scan and see if it shows a mass in the pancreas. If it does, it must be biopsied (a doctor will remove a piece of it). A specialist called a pathologist examines the tissue under the microscope and determines...

Oncology (General Cancer): recurrent ovca & colonic stent, ovca, stool softener
ovca, stool softener, pain medication: Well food can be processed to be like baby food and mashes. In that form it should not be a problem for her. The hospital that took care of her must have a dietician who can help her with this. The hard fact is that SHE must take her situation into consideration...

Oncology (General Cancer): Small Cell Lung Cancer, cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer
cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, radio therapy: Yes you are correct! No curative therapy is possible so all therapy here aims at 1. trying to relieve symptoms as much as and for as long a time period as possible and 2. to prolong survival time as much as possible. That is unfortunately all! To predict survival...

Oncology (General Cancer): Stage 4 B NHL final stages?, nurse practioner, non hodgkins lymphoma
nurse practioner, non hodgkins lymphoma, loss of appetite: Basically, the final stages of this disease is that the patient simply get sicker. I know that sounds simple, and it is just that simple. More specifically however, the patient may have more weight loss, the lumps in the nodes may become more noticable and...

Oncology (General Cancer): secondry breast cancer, cancer marker, bone lesions
cancer marker, bone lesions, cancer markers: I suppose radiation therapy was used against painful bone lesions. Cancer markers are proteins in her blood produced by her cancer. By checking them and their levels you get some idea of how much cancer there is in her and can thereby monitor any success or...

Oncology (General Cancer): a small ball attached to my right testicle via a string/tube, testicular cancer, feeling something
testicular cancer, feeling something, testicle: Alex, I cannot tell you what this is, but I doubt that it is testicular cancer. TC is always inside of the actual testicle, not attached to it via a tube or string. There are many normal structures that are attached like that, so you are probably feeling...

Oncology (General Cancer): Thyroid Nodule, hormone blood levels, thyroid scans
hormone blood levels, thyroid scans, thyroid nodule: The best procedure is to find out what this really is! To do that I suggest the following! Let an endocrinologist or an experienced endocrinological surgeon take care of her. Investigations should at least include ultrasound, isotope & PET thyroid scans and...

Oncology (General Cancer): thyroid, thyroid hormone replacement, chief justice rehnquist
thyroid hormone replacement, chief justice rehnquist, thyroid cancers: The only indications to the nature and behaviour of your thyroid cancer that we have are from the pathology study made from the surgical specimen after your operation, i.e. by what it looked like. Then you should be followed clinically regularly for at least...

Oncology (General Cancer): 14yr old with lump on knee, lump on knee, soft tissues
lump on knee, soft tissues, dime size: Without an examination I can not say what it is. I do understand your concern though! To KNOW what this is both an MRI (and maybe a CT) and a biopsy are needed! If the thing consists of soft tissues it will NOT show up on an ordinary x-ray. That however...

Oncology (General Cancer): autistic son, asmatic, autistic son
asmatic, autistic son, god son: It is sufficient if you explain your worries to the dr. and especially that you are worried about cancer and that the basic problem is that your son s weight is going down. The dr. should be able to direct the investigation from there based on that information....

Oncology (General Cancer): autistic son, cancer history, asmatic
cancer history, asmatic, autistic son: Terri, It is worrisome that your son has lost so much weight. This definitely needs to be looked into. You, as Mom, should not have to go to any doctor already knowing what tests he should have. It is any good doctor s responsibility to know what types...

Oncology (General Cancer): Bladder Cancer Treatment, flax seed oil, bladder cancer treatment
flax seed oil, bladder cancer treatment, stage 4 cancer: First of all, unfortunately you have to forget everything about raw broccoli, flax seeds etc.! If it was that simple we would not have any cancer patients to treat! Well, based on your description she is now a stage 4 cancer case which means that at present...

Oncology (General Cancer): BONE CANCER SECONDARY TO PROSTATE, male hormone testosterone, bone cancer
male hormone testosterone, bone cancer, radiation therapy: Angie, The reason many people are reluctant to make such predictions is that life expectancy in a patient with prostate cancer varies a lot from person to person. Some people have very slowly progressive disease and live many years. My own grandfather,...

Oncology (General Cancer): bone cancer ... life expectancy, stage 4 lung cancer, lung sacs
stage 4 lung cancer, lung sacs, cancer case: So she has a lung cancer that has spread to her pleurae (lung sacs) and to some of her bones making her case a stage 4 lung cancer case. She will need both radiation therapy and chemo therapy, mainly in order to make her life less miserable. So there is actually...

Oncology (General Cancer): breast cancer mets in supraclavicular nodes, stage 4 breast cancer, chemotherapy regimen
stage 4 breast cancer, chemotherapy regimen, regional lymph nodes: Dawn, The problem is that in stage IV breast cancer, cancer cells have been released into the blood stream and/or lymphatic system. Radiation therapy is strictly a local treatment and will not address any tumor cells which have migrated outside the breast/supraclavicular...

Oncology (General Cancer): Cancer?, burning sensations, scholiosis
burning sensations, scholiosis, melissa ann: Melissa Ann, The symptoms you describe do not sound like cancer. It is much more likely that your symptoms are being caused by something else. There are many other studies that can be done in addition to the ones you have had to try and pinpoint the problem....

Oncology (General Cancer): chemo related neuropathy, medical oncologists, medical oncologist
medical oncologists, medical oncologist, nueropathy: Patti, Xeloda causes hand-foot syndrome in a majority of patients who take it for three cycles or more. Hand-foot syndrome includes numbness and tingling of the hands and feet, usually more pronounced on the soles and palms. There are different degrees...

Oncology (General Cancer): clarification of, invasive breast cancer, type of cancer
invasive breast cancer, type of cancer, breast cancer: Kim, It depends enormously on the type of cancer. For a certain type of cancer of the testicle in a male, for example, if you are cured after two years there rarely is a relapse/recurrence. On the other hand, women with invasive breast cancer can have...

Oncology (General Cancer): cough, chest x ray, lung function test
chest x ray, lung function test, sternum: Hi Alex, As you are a non-smoker, and if you have not had exposure to asbestos, your risk of lung cancer is slight. I doubt that the cough is related to the injury. I am not an MD, so I can t give much advice in this regard. But you could consider going...

Oncology (General Cancer): Can Fibroadipose tumors be dangerous?, rhuematologist, muscle cells
rhuematologist, muscle cells, thigh muscle: Well, that is a hard question. If the tumor IS benign (non cancerous) then it should not come back. But there is always a grey zone between benign and malignant (non cancerous and cancerous) and such tumors may come back even if not frankly cancerous or the...

Oncology (General Cancer): Fould smell due to lung and kidney cancer, kidney cancer, chemotherapy treatments
kidney cancer, chemotherapy treatments, foul smell: It is quite possible that this has to do with his cancer, especially if he is in a bad general condition - as in many other serious illnesses. I can not guarantee that not anything else also is going on, but his cancer is a very probable explanation. ...

Oncology (General Cancer): bone cancer ... life expectancy, bone cancer, stomach
Oncology (General Cancer): bone cancer ... life expectancy, bone cancer, stomach, radio

Oncology (General Cancer): HDR vaginal brachytherapy, mayo clinic, horses
Oncology (General Cancer): HDR vaginal brachytherapy, mayo clinic, horses

Oncology (General Cancer): headache, white blood cell, white blood cell counts
Oncology (General Cancer): headache, white blood cell, white blood cell counts, seigle

Oncology (General Cancer): Post radiation side effects, sciatica, scoliosis
Oncology (General Cancer): Post radiation side effects, sciatica, scoliosis, osteoporosis

Oncology (General Cancer): followup on surgery, chronic inflamation, olaf palme
chronic inflamation, olaf palme, gall bladder: Well you do remember some Swedish! Though it is close to 40 years ago! It is quite obvious that your gall bladder was not functioning so you are well rid of it! Not really, too little to go on I m afraid. Also non cancer questions are really outside my field...

Oncology (General Cancer): HDR vaginal brachytherapy, radiation oncologist, colo rectal
radiation oncologist, colo rectal, rectal surgeon: Krista, What did the clinic that did the radiation think was causing the bleeding? Did they offer another explanation? I suggest you get another opinion from a radiation oncologist from an institution that does lots of gyn brachytherapy. You need an...

Oncology (General Cancer): headache, peripheral blood smear, lightheadness
peripheral blood smear, lightheadness, sludging: Brandi, I hope you are allowed to ask for help with this! A hematocrit (hct) of 58% if way too high! The numbers of leukocytes and platelets are elevated as well. It appears that the marrow is overproducing blood cells. When blood cells are abnormal,...

Oncology (General Cancer): hypoechoic thyroid nodules, low thyroid function, hypoechoic nodule
low thyroid function, hypoechoic nodule, thyroid nodules: Since they can be seen on ultrasound an ultrasound guided needle biopsy of each can be done. Ultrasound guided needle biopsies can be done on lesions even only a few mm i size (a small fraction of an inch). Personally I think biopsies should be done to be...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lung Cancer, pleural effusion, cancer cells
pleural effusion, cancer cells, smoking cessation: Mike, Your description of finding fluid with blood and spread to the sac suggests that there may be fluid within the pleural space (which is a two-layered lining around the lungs). This is called a pleural effusion. If there are cancer cells in fluid...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lung cancer, carotid artery surgery, stroke neurologist
carotid artery surgery, stroke neurologist, hemorragic stroke: I m sorry to hear his story and I do find the hospital treatment of him dreadful! Without an MRI scan or at least a CT scan of his brain it is impossible to stage his cancer accurately (by the way have you ever got the biopsy result so that his diagnosis is...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lung cancer, medical oncologist, surgical expert
medical oncologist, surgical expert, abdominal tissue: I m sorry! This is a question for a cardio-vascular-pulmonary (thoracic) surgeon. I m not a surgeon. I m a medical oncologist & radiation therapist. The only thing I can say is that his strong radiation therapy MAY be one of the reasons behind this situation....

Oncology (General Cancer): lab results for blood work!, cancer survivor, blood work
cancer survivor, blood work, teaching school: Without knowing what the actual results are it is hard for me to discuss this. I do not want to speculate though obviously he considers it important or he would not have called. If he can not make you understand the results when available I will gladly discuss...

Oncology (General Cancer): lung cancer,nodules, left lung, modern medicine
left lung, modern medicine, nodule: Probably to make you aware of that it is there. Well if not active that is good, but I can not guarantee that it will remain inactive unfortunately. The fact that it is inactive MAY indicate that it is not cancerous. But again no guarantees. I m sorry it is...

Oncology (General Cancer): lymphoma, needle aspiration biopsy, cytologist
needle aspiration biopsy, cytologist, thin needle: The easiest & simplest & quickest way of checking that out is by thin needle aspiration biopsy. Since you can feel this node it should be very easy to do too. It is done in a few minutes, no surgery needed. The result should be available from the pathologist/cytologist...

Oncology (General Cancer): metastic lung cancer, carbo taxol, brain metastases
carbo taxol, brain metastases, metastic lung cancer: Spread is possible but not certain. To be certain MRI scans & X-rays and/or PET scans and other isotope scans of your skeleton should be made.Yes I think you should discuss radiation therapy with your drs. It would probably give you some pain relief for some...

Oncology (General Cancer): mono vs. leukemia, symptoms of leukemia, what are the symptoms of leukemia
symptoms of leukemia, what are the symptoms of leukemia, meir: Dear Fran, The symptoms for leukemia are not specific and therefore I would not put this at the top of my differential diagnoses. Mono is hard to get rid of. Should you have any specific questions, please don t hesitate to contact me. Sincerely, Meir...

Oncology (General Cancer): neurological late effects of radiation, simulation films, lumbosacral plexopathy
simulation films, lumbosacral plexopathy, radiation oncologist: Gen, I definitely think you should see a radiation oncologist! If you do, bring all of your radiation treatment records, including simulation films, dosimetry plans, and your entire medical record. I think that it is wise to get an independent opinion...

Oncology (General Cancer): oral cancer, mucosal changes, mouth cancer
mucosal changes, mouth cancer, oral cancer: Mouth cancer can show many different symptoms like a chronic ulcer or different mucosal changes. Let a dr. check it! A mouth cancer can be very serous. But the symptoms you describe are not necessarily those of a cancer. So again, let a dr. check it! ...

Oncology (General Cancer): Pain after radiation, symptoms of a kidney stone, thyroid cancers
symptoms of a kidney stone, thyroid cancers, thyroid cancer: Darrel, When a person has a kidney stone, the pain is generally located in the flank, which is where the kidney is. Chest pain should not be caused by a kidney stone (you said you had chest pain the first time). I really, really doubt that the tumor passed...

Oncology (General Cancer): Papellary Ca thyroid, radioactive iodine, iodine uptake
radioactive iodine, iodine uptake, hospital staff: I suppose she had to take some radioactive iodine before some time after surgery? If so that probably showed some iodine uptake that should not be there - a sign that not all of her cancer had been removed. By giving a large dose of radioactive iodine - which...

Oncology (General Cancer): Pappillary Ca Thyroid, papillary carcinoma thyroid, full body scan
papillary carcinoma thyroid, full body scan, solitary lesion: This radioactive isotope (iodine 131) clearly shows that not all of her cancer has been removed. There are still remnants of it in the area where her thyroid was as well as in the lymph nodes of her neck on her left side. A rather common situation. She will...

Oncology (General Cancer): Pepallary Ca Thyroid, papillary carcinoma thyroid, full body scan
papillary carcinoma thyroid, full body scan, solitary lesion: Unfortunately different laboratories can have different standards for such tests so I need the normal result range for each test for this laboratory (those are normally included together with the lab. results).I can not evaluate anything until I have those...

Oncology (General Cancer): Post radiation side effects, radiation oncologist, pelvis pain
radiation oncologist, pelvis pain, radiation side effects: Patricia, I agree with your husband s orthopedist. In my opinion, degenerative/arthritic changes are most likely responsible for your husband s pain. While radiation can cause long-term side effects in the area which was treated (in your husband s case,...

Oncology (General Cancer): pheochromocytoma., heart rhythm, stress echo
heart rhythm, stress echo, anxiety attacks: Greg, Your symptoms are concerning. As you probably know, pheochromocytoma is quite rare and, because it is so uncommon, is not likely (but is possible) to be the cause of your symptoms. Yes, 24 hour urine test does mean 24 hours, not 15 1/2 hours. ...

Oncology (General Cancer): possible kidney cancer?, signs of kidney cancer, flank pain
signs of kidney cancer, flank pain, renal cortex: Mary, If there is clearly a mass in the kidney, you may need a biopsy. This is a relatively simple procedure in which a piece of tissue is removed (usually with a needle under CT guidance) and examined under the microscope. This gives the best information...

Oncology (General Cancer): Radiation treatment: renal risk afer stage 1 seminoma, effects of radiation exposure, testicular cancers
effects of radiation exposure, testicular cancers, inguinal orchiectomy: Shannon, seminoma is usually at present not a deadly disease provided treatment schedules based on hard won experience are followed. If not followed anything can happen. The time for treatment is now! If we wait and your cancer reappears your chances of a...

Oncology (General Cancer): Radiation treatment for testicular cancer, inguinal orchiectomy, horseshoe kidney
inguinal orchiectomy, horseshoe kidney, radiation dose: Dear Shannon, How many kidneys do you have? Some people have a single centrally located kidney, often called a horseshoe kidney depending on its shape; is this so in your case? Or do you have two separate kidneys with one more centrally located than is...

Oncology (General Cancer): Red Blood Count, red blood cells, blood transfusion
red blood cells, blood transfusion, mchc: Dear Sharon, Hematocrit (Hct) of 29 is low, so are MCV of 70, MCH of 20 and MCHC of 29. This usually means that you have too few red blood cells, they are small and don t have a lot of the material that makes them red (hemoglobin) in them. Many causes have...

Oncology (General Cancer): Stage 4 cancer, occult blood test, stage 4 cancer
occult blood test, stage 4 cancer, cancer of the spine: Dear Shelli, I am very sorry to hear about your friend. Unfortunately many cancers of internal organs do not give symptoms and evade early detection. I can t tell from your information what the original (primary) tumor was that your friend had. For...

Oncology (General Cancer): Stage IV Lung Cancer, radiation therapy, survival time
radiation therapy, survival time, anderson center: Well, ufortunately the treatment results are the same all over the world and they are not very good. All what therapy including surgery, radiation therapy and chemo therapy can do is to prolong survival time somewhat. My advice is that you let her finish her...

Oncology (General Cancer): Testicular cancer, effects of radiation exposure, horseshoe kidney
effects of radiation exposure, horseshoe kidney, inguinal orchiectomy: Shannon, I generally always lean towards surveillance, so the fact that a horseshoe kidney would be in the radiation port pushes me even further towards recommending surveillance. I have seen this before, but I have had no luck searching archives for...

Oncology (General Cancer): Tightness in rectum, infectious disease specialist, adolescent medicine
infectious disease specialist, adolescent medicine, seigle: Hi - What you describe does NOT sound like cancer. It may, in fact, be related to the infection you had. In my opinion, the best action for you at this point in time would be to return to the place you were treated for the STD. Find out which STD you...

Oncology (General Cancer): testicular lump, testicular lump, testicle
testicular lump, testicle, subject check: Sean, If you d like to email back and forth on this question, please email me directly at dougbank@alum.mit.edu. If you would like to see generally reliable info on the subject, check out my website - http://tcrc.acor.org. I can only respond via this site...

Oncology (General Cancer): worried about my illness, brain tumor treatment, medical oncologist
brain tumor treatment, medical oncologist, brain diseases: I m sorry. That is outside my field of expertise here. I m a medical oncologist & radiation therapist with experience of brain tumor treatment. I m not a neurologist and this is not a brain tumor illness. You should direct this question to an expert of neurology....

Oncology (General Cancer): acute myelocytic leukemia (M7), acute myeloid leukemia, acute myelocytic leukemia
acute myeloid leukemia, acute myelocytic leukemia, chemotherpy: Dear Panagiotis, The traditional treatment for this type of leukemia is 7+3 which consists of 7 days of cytarabine and 3 days of an anthracycline like daunorubicin. This involves approximately 4-week hospitalization and about 30% chance of clearing the disease,...

Oncology (General Cancer): Basic Information, national cancer institute, dean ph
national cancer institute, dean ph, michael dean: Dear Mike, That is great that you are passionate about this. I would recommend trying to volunteer at a hospital or become an EMT to get some idea of the work. If there is a local cancer center or medical school you could try to volunteer or see about a...

Oncology (General Cancer): bone cancer, small cell carcinoma, neck vertabrae
small cell carcinoma, neck vertabrae, greater trochanter: Well normally you get quite enough of vitamin D through your food. I was not aware of this effect - but not within my area of expertise either. Based on what you have written I can not exclude the possibility, but this IS outside my field of expertise. You...

Oncology (General Cancer): bowel cancer, antibody therapies, lung lesions
antibody therapies, lung lesions, colon cancer: Dear Lilian, I am sorry to hear about your father in law. I am not an oncologist, so I can t give any specific recommendations. There are now a lot of treatment options for metastatic colon cancer. You can search here for clinical studies in your area...

Oncology (General Cancer): bowel cancer, lung tumor, cancer cells
lung tumor, cancer cells, cancer cancer: Lilian, Once the cancer has spread from the area it started (bowel to lung),as it has in your father-in-law, it is no longer curable. An operation would be helpful only if the bowel tumor is causing a specific problem, for example, blockage of the intestine....

Oncology (General Cancer): CA Breast, Secondary Bone Cancer, secondary bone cancer, red blood cells
secondary bone cancer, red blood cells, cancer question: Usually the bone marrow starts working again after some time. More blood transfusions may be necessary but that is not certain. The rest of your question about blood is impossible to answer without following the patient day by day. Since her cancer has spread...

Oncology (General Cancer): CA breast , Bone & lung, breast bone, radio therapy
breast bone, radio therapy, patient thanks: Prognosis is of course not good in the long run unfortunately. But if your cancer was hormone receptor positive it may be able to control it for a considerable time. Even more so with additional chemo therapy. Also oncology is progressing all the time. So...

Oncology (General Cancer): Cancer& Metabolism, drug target, anaerobic metabolism
drug target, anaerobic metabolism, dean ph: Dear Brooke, I am sorry to hear about your grandfather. I have has 4 family members die of the disease. Yes it is true that cancer cells typically produce energy by glycolysis followed in the cytoplasm rather than in mitochondria like most normal cells....

Oncology (General Cancer): Cancer Terms, cancer terms, x ray
cancer terms, x ray, pregnant woman: A mass is an unspecified something that you may feel when you examine a patient or which is seen in an x-ray picture etc. It may be a tumor but other possibilities also exist. A fetus in a pregnant woman could be called a mass until it has been determined...

Oncology (General Cancer): Cancer on the Uterus, radiation treatments, radiation treatment
radiation treatments, radiation treatment, michael dean: Dear Jill, That is great that you are so concerned with your friend. It is very common to use radiation and/or chemo before surgery to shrink the tumor. You are right this is not likely to cure it, but it can make surgery easier and more effective. ...

Oncology (General Cancer): Colon Cancer, colon cancer, secum
colon cancer, secum, oncologist: Dear Michele, I am very sorry to hear about your mother. I understand you wanting to help her make the best decision. However, I am not an oncologist, and so cannot give you advice any better than the two opinions that you already have. For many cancers,...

Oncology (General Cancer): Colorectal cancer, low blood count, cloathing
low blood count, cloathing, cetuximab: I m very sorry to read about her case. Her CEA values are unfortunately very high. The normal values depend to some extent on which technique that is used, so you have to ask her laboratory what their normal range with & without dilution is. Unfortunately...

Oncology (General Cancer): cancer, core needle biopsy, needle aspiration biopsy
core needle biopsy, needle aspiration biopsy, non hodgkins lymphoma: Whatever it is it MUST be checked out soonest! To make it quickly I suggest that your dr. arranges for x-ray mammography AND since this lump can be felt also for a thin needle aspiration biopsy - or a wide core needle biopsy - of the lump. This should be possible...

Oncology (General Cancer): cancer recurrence, gynecologic oncologist, cancer recurrence
gynecologic oncologist, cancer recurrence, tumor in the liver: Jennifer, When cancer has spread to a separate site like the liver, it is usually not curable. However, if there is a very small amount of tumor in the liver, it can be aggressively treated and result in many years with a good quality of life. On the...

Oncology (General Cancer): cancer remission, cancer remission, hormone estrogen
cancer remission, hormone estrogen, prostate cancers: With remission is usually meant a period of time when it at least appears that the cancer has gone away. That is as I wrote in my previous reply not the case here. His cancer is still there. It may be under control but I have too little information to know...

Oncology (General Cancer): chemotherapy & itching, fifteen months, remission
fifteen months, remission, exertion: Itching is a very common symptom and very non specific. In your case it seems to be associated with warmness or sweating. While I can not rule out that it somehow is related to your illness or its treatment there are also many other possibilities. So I strongly...

Oncology (General Cancer): chemotherapy & itching, chemotherapy
Oncology (General Cancer): chemotherapy & itching, chemotherapy

Oncology (General Cancer): Kidney Cancer, chest x rays, kidney area
chest x rays, kidney area, kidney cancer: First of all, you are 21 years old. Kidney cancer at that age is EXTREMELY rare - almost unheard of! So why do you suspect it at all? Second. You tell me that your urine tests are normal. One of the commonest kidney cancer symptoms is blood in the urine. In...

Oncology (General Cancer): Kidney Cancer.., chest x rays, kidney area
chest x rays, kidney area, kidney cancer: Dear Don, Even though I m a physician, that is, have MD after my name, it does not mean that I can help with your diagnosis from a distance. Your physician is taking the correct approach of trying to figure out what is going on and I would trust him/her....

Oncology (General Cancer): Lump?, skull bones, natural bone
skull bones, natural bone, seigle: RainieB, Yes, this can be completely normal and simply something you didn t notice before. We all have dips and bumps in our skull bones. It should by symmetric - that is, present in the middle or pretty similar on both sides - and should not be getting...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lump on neck.. possible lymphoma??, lymphoma cancer, lump on neck
lymphoma cancer, lump on neck, indemnity insurance: Thought I answered this already. Was a bit surprized to see it in my email. Anyway, I will answer it (again?) now... This lump COULD be lymphoma. It is more likely related to a past injury or illness I would think. It is however very important that you do...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lung cancer, type of lung cancer, nearby lymph nodes
type of lung cancer, nearby lymph nodes, cancer question: Ok thanks! To be able to give you a good answer I would need to read the full pathology report. Can you write it here? I really do not know if I would. But I ll try to give you a reply to that if you can arrange the matter with the pathology report. I do need...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lymphoma and Myeloma, leukemia and lymphoma society, leukemia and lymphoma
leukemia and lymphoma society, leukemia and lymphoma, poor prognosis: Hi Mike, Lymphoma and melanoma are different types of cancer. Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer. If not treated before it spreads, it is highly fatal. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/melanoma Lymphomas are cancers of blood...

Oncology (General Cancer): large cell lung cancer, cell lung cancer, chest x ray
cell lung cancer, chest x ray, large cell lung cancer: Hi Tracy, A benign lung lesion would not be fatal, and typically could only cause problems if it obstructs the lung, or if your mom develops any other lung problems. A am not a radiologist, or oncologist, but a lung lesion can be classified as benign...

Oncology (General Cancer): lung cancer, cancer question, radiation therapy
cancer question, radiation therapy, survival time: Since he has cancer in BOTH of his lungs it MUST be considered as widely spread. So it is not a small or early cancer. Yes my time estimate is based on that he receives chemo therapy (and maybe radiation therapy too). Without such therapy his survival time...

Oncology (General Cancer): lung cancer, type of lung cancer, seigle
type of lung cancer, seigle, lung cancer: Lilian, I don t have enough details to really advise you about this except in very general terms. One would have to know what type of lung cancer your father in law has, see the scans, look at all the tests and actually examine him to determine his suitability...

Oncology (General Cancer): lung cancer, radio frequency ablation, dear lillian
radio frequency ablation, dear lillian, pathology report: Dear Lillian, I am sorry to hear about your father in law. Did they do a biopsy and provide a pathology report? Where is he being treated? There are a lot of clinical studies for lung cancer. You can search here, or I can help with the additional information....

Oncology (General Cancer): Ovarian Cancer, thrombo embolism, pulmonary emboli
thrombo embolism, pulmonary emboli, tumor masses: It will kill her. And the process will be very unpleasant. Her abdomen will be filled up with fluid and more tumor masses. Her cancer may also spread to other locations. Without any treatment at all her survival time can probably be measured in months to around...

Oncology (General Cancer): Post Cancer health, head and neck cancer, cancer expert
head and neck cancer, cancer expert, breast examinations: Hi - as you already know, a lot depends on the kind of cancer she had. Some are curable - that is, the chance of the cancer coming back are no higher than that of the general population. Others tend to come back repeatedly. Some are inbetween in their behavior....

Oncology (General Cancer): Prostate Cancer, gleason score 6, informative sight
gleason score 6, informative sight, effects of radiation: Well the negative effects of radiation are mainly related to that it may cause inflammation - like an internal sun burn - in the rectum with diarrhea as a symptom. In the same way a certain irritation in the urinary tract can be caused. Otherwise there are...