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Oncology (General Cancer): cancer, pleural surface, expert profile
pleural surface, expert profile, breast cancer: To be able to answer your questions well I need to read your full reports on this matter (all of them). You can copy them here! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There is no...

Oncology (General Cancer): Cancer throat : survival span ., throat cancer, aunt lives
throat cancer, aunt lives, liquid foods: Hi, What type of treatment are you giving her? For her age, you should give treatments which no side effects like immunomodulator and antiangiogenic therapy. I can advice some commonly available medicines in this regards. mail me at medlifeasia@gmail.com...

Oncology (General Cancer): Cervical cancer, radio therapy, cancer stage
radio therapy, cancer stage, cervical cancer: Fever, abdominal pain, and vomiting all suggest that she may have an infection or an obstruction. This could be a consequence of the radiation and chemotherapy. The giddiness and weakness are probably from dehydration. She should be seen by her doctor. ...

Oncology (General Cancer): cervix cancer stage 2b, cervix cancer, tuberclosis
cervix cancer, tuberclosis, cancer stage: I see nothing wrong in the way your cervix cancer was treated and I do not think that has anything to do with your TB infection. You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There is no...

Oncology (General Cancer): cure for cancer, expert profile, medical drug
expert profile, medical drug, cure for cancer: If it really can do that without any doubt at all I m sure any and every medical drug company in the world would be interested so you just have to contact any of them at your choice! Good luck! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Oncology (General Cancer): Brown Freckle on sole of foot melanoma?
Oncology (General Cancer): Brown Freckle on sole of foot melanoma?

Oncology (General Cancer): liver cancer, centimeter, tumors
Oncology (General Cancer): liver cancer, centimeter, tumors

Oncology (General Cancer): fluid passage in bowel, paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, occult blood test
paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, occult blood test, passing mucus: The colon secretes mucus which normally passes with the stool. If mucus discharge is happening spontaneously, there are two possibilities; one is that there is something wrong with the anal sphincter, the second is that there is prolapse of anal tissues....

Oncology (General Cancer): ipmn branch cysts, amalase, needle biopsy
amalase, needle biopsy, mail: hi,i am specialized in immunomodulator therapy and dendritic cell therapy for cancer. Your description suggests pancreatic cancer of treatable stage. Mail me at medlifeasia@gmail.com for discussing treatment options. If treated at this stage, there is a good...

Oncology (General Cancer): I like to know u., expert profile
expert profile: Thanks but sorry this is NOT a social network! I m ONLY here professionally! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There is no limit to the number of questions there. Please note:...

Oncology (General Cancer): liver cancer, liver cancer, expert profile
liver cancer, expert profile, lab tests: Such cancers are more or less hopeless to find in time at present. Once they give symptoms it is far too late. There are lab. tests that are of some help of finding them earlier but unless you suspect something you usually do not order them. Most other - ...

Oncology (General Cancer): lump in abdomen, liver enzymes, needle biopsy
liver enzymes, needle biopsy, abdominal ultrasound: No it does not sound like a cancer. If you want to be completely sure you can demand a needle biopsy of it! Good luck! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There is no limit to the...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lung cancer screening, lung cancer screening, chest x rays
lung cancer screening, chest x rays, history of lung cancer: This is actually a very difficult question. CT scans normally give a lot more radiation than normal x-ray imaging does. Furthermore, spiral lung CT-scans at least so far find a lot in the lungs - so much in fact that it is difficult to separate out real cancers...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lung Nodules, lung nodule, cancer marker
lung nodule, cancer marker, lung nodules: It s good news that the two nodules in the right lung haven t changed. A growing lung lesion should always be investigated. A cancer marker is not reliable, because that is related to the total amount of cancer, and you may not have enough to show. Furthermore,...

Oncology (General Cancer): mantle cell lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma, definitive cure
mantle cell lymphoma, definitive cure, hello doctor: Well both patients & lymphomas (and other malignancies) are individuals not identical carbon copies or clones. So apart from the fact that a typical end of the road patient most probably is dead there are too many differences from case to case to be able...

Oncology (General Cancer): meat and colorectal cancer, apple cider vinegar, irritable bowel syndrome
apple cider vinegar, irritable bowel syndrome, colorectal cancer: There is no question that a diet high in beef and/or preserved meat products is not as good for you as a largely vegetable diet. Pure vegetarian diets (vegan) are good also, but very hard to manage; most vegans end up with certain minor deficiencies. There...

Oncology (General Cancer): about nasopharynx, cancer centre, vellore
cancer centre, vellore, lucknow: hi, there are many modern treatment methods of cance available now. You can contact ICT cancer centre in Delhi where all types of treatment is available with good results. The director Dr J A Khan knows me. Contacts: 0120-2500111, 01202500195. You can also...

Oncology (General Cancer): nsclc, brain mets, brain disease
brain mets, brain disease, breathing difficulties: to answer that question I d have to know more; If he has only a little disease in the chest and he gets chemotherapy, my bet would be that the brain disease would grow back before the lung disease caused his death. If he has a lot of disease in the lungs...

Oncology (General Cancer): Papulary carsinoma, radioactive iodine, thyroid cancer
radioactive iodine, thyroid cancer, thyroid hormone: Well it is not certain that these problems have anything to do with your thyroid cancer at all. So let a neurologist check you to see what more that should be done. Good luck! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Oncology (General Cancer): Not producing enough red blood cells, red blood count, red blood cells
red blood count, red blood cells, red blood cell: Anemia always has a cause. My approach to anemia is to look at a blood smear under the microscope. That can give you some clues. Depending on the smear, I might order a serum iron, a ferritin level, a B12 and Folic acid level. I would look at the thyroid...

Oncology (General Cancer): Another Question Re: Mantle Cell Lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma, lung mets
mantle cell lymphoma, lung mets, conservative course: Any stage 4 malignancy is an advanced case and it may well be that his condition - at least in the opinion of his doctor - does not allow any stronger chemotherapy. Your own description of his symptoms does give support to this view of his condition. There...

Oncology (General Cancer): radiation rash spreading to other parts of body, red itchy bumps, radiation treatments
red itchy bumps, radiation treatments, inner arm: This is not a radiation rash. They never go outside the area being irradiated. You are probably allergic to something. YOu need to see a physician, perhaps a dermatologist. there is the slight possibility that this is shingles and that can be serious....

Oncology (General Cancer): Recurring infections, petechia, and lab tests, vertigo dizziness, chest x ray
vertigo dizziness, chest x ray, joint stiffness: If you don t stop smoking, and I mean completely, you will never achieve normal health. It s that simple. The elevated white count is a sign that your lungs are chronically inflamed; your URI s signal that the normal mechanisms by which the lungs defend...

Oncology (General Cancer): retroperitoneal liposarcoma, excision of mass, prostate psa
excision of mass, prostate psa, renal vessels: It looks to me as if his illness has come back! Before any treatment is discussed I think it is best to KNOW with certainty where we stand. So I think biopsies of the observed lesions should - if at all possible - be done. Maybe as ultrasound guided (if these...

Oncology (General Cancer): Skin cancer?, expert profile, tanning beds
expert profile, tanning beds, skin doctor: Probably not. But why use tanning beds at all?! Just as smoking there is no reason to do it. But let a dermatologist (skin doctor) have a look at it so you know what it is. You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Oncology (General Cancer): Very small bump on right testicle about the sixe of a ratshot pellet., epididymis, sixe
epididymis, sixe, special trip: If this were TC it would be on the testicle itself and it would not disappear when you tried to touch it. I agree that it is most likely a cyst and is nothing to worry about. I would not make a special trip to the doctor to ask about it, but I would bring...

Oncology (General Cancer): thyroid calcification, thyroid cancer, cycst
thyroid cancer, cycst, innervation: Usually simple cysts are not malignant, but they can be annoying. We might recommend putting a small needle in the cyst and withdrawing the fluid. As for your globus sensation, usually that has nothing to do with the thyroid. In most people your age it...

Oncology (General Cancer): thyroid cancer?, fine needle biopsy, fine needle aspiration
fine needle biopsy, fine needle aspiration, thyroid follicular cells: Since there are few thyreoid cells in the biopsy the findings are somewhat uncertain but the overall picture indicates a lymphocytic tyreoiditis (an inflammation of your thyroid). This kind of inflammation is usually known as Hashimoto s thyreoiditis and is...

Oncology (General Cancer): thyroid cancer?, fine needle aspiration, thyroid follicular cells
fine needle aspiration, thyroid follicular cells, thyroid biopsy: The biopsy does not answer the question. It is indeterminate. I would suggest a second biopsy. as for the other nodules on your arm and armpit, these are almost certainly benign. I would not worry about them unless they get larger. I don t think the thyroid...

Oncology (General Cancer): unexplained symptoms, brass foundries, v tach
brass foundries, v tach, outflow tract: compare with other symptoms given on early signs of cancer at www.medilfeasia.com Also you may consier a checkup to rule out cirtain conditions. Persistent metallic taste sensations have been reported by workers in brass foundries and among those who weld...

Oncology (General Cancer): unexplained symptoms, upper gi tract, ct scan with contrast
upper gi tract, ct scan with contrast, v tach: I m a cancer specialist, and you are still in need of a diagnosis. Something is definitely wrong, and given your stomach pains and unexplained weight loss, as well as muscle cramps, I d be concerned about a malignancy. Especially of the upper GI tract (pancreas,...

Oncology (General Cancer): 3 mm Lung Nodule, lymph node involvement, lung nodule
lymph node involvement, lung nodule, expert profile: Lung CT scans regularly show A LOT of things. Most of these have nothing to do with cancer. This lesion is probably too small for a biopsy so we can ONLY wait and check it again later as already suggested. Your risk of a cancer there is probably quite small...

Oncology (General Cancer): abdominal issues, complete metabolic panel, pain above navel
complete metabolic panel, pain above navel, mid abdomen: The differential diagnosis is large, from low grade cholecystitis, diverticulosis of the colon, maybe some degree of chronic gastritis or duodenitis (often a compication of incompletely treated heartburn). The discomfort doesn t sound too serious, but the...

Oncology (General Cancer): anal cancer, pelvic lymph nodes, biopsy results
pelvic lymph nodes, biopsy results, radiation therapy: I do not understand why you could not have had a colostomy ahead of your radiation therapy & chemotherapy?! That would have made those treatments easier. And it would not have interrupted your other treatments for long. No cancer may be there now since your...

Oncology (General Cancer): Brain lining &spinal fluid cancer, cancer of the brain, chemotherapy treatment
cancer of the brain, chemotherapy treatment, loss of consciousness: Usually there is gradual deterioration of the nervous system -- seizures, confusion, difficulty with movement and bowels and bladder; and things progress to loss of consciousness and death. Breast cancer which has spread to the lining of the brain is very...

Oncology (General Cancer): Breast Cancer, inflammatory breast cancer, flap procedure
inflammatory breast cancer, flap procedure, tram flap: Yes it is, and you should have a biopsy. However, it would seem more likely that you have an infection, and I d want to test for that as well. Inflammatory breast cancer can live for a long time dormant in the skin before it progresses. I hope this just...

Oncology (General Cancer): Breast cancer survivor with lung nodule, breast cancer survivor, pelvis pain
breast cancer survivor, pelvis pain, breast cancer: Your doctors are making the right decision. First, if it is 3 mm, it is too small to hit with a needle, and I wouldn t go through a lung operation for a 3 mm nodule. Second, most people would advise a follow up CT in three months, because if it increases...

Oncology (General Cancer): CA Stomach, small bowel obstruction, mutation test
small bowel obstruction, mutation test, signet ring: The tests were done to see if he might benefit from Herceptin or from an EGFR inhibitor. The tests would tell us that he won t. About all you have is chemotherapy, and if it s been more than a year, some of the drugs he s had before might help. There are...

Oncology (General Cancer): cancer of the colon, colon tumor, cancer of the colon
colon tumor, cancer of the colon, colon cancer: If the spot in the lung is from colon cancer, and it has decreased a bit, that s a good sign. And if the mass on the CT scan is stable or smaller, that s a good sign. If you have colon cancer together with a spot on the lung, I d worry more about the colon...

Oncology (General Cancer): ct scans causing cancer, massive heart attack, calcium score
massive heart attack, calcium score, horrible headaches: The problem with your question is that many people get cancer, and a lot of them get cancer who never had a CT scan or an xray. That means we have to figure out the cancer risk in the population who does not get CT scans, then look at the population who did...

Oncology (General Cancer): curious, expert profile, jaw bone
expert profile, jaw bone, radiation therapy: What was the reason for his treatment? Kind and location of his cancer? Alcohol plays a role in the causes of several cancers within the area of his treatment. If treatment had to be given due to such a cancer it is not a wise behaviour to continue to consume...

Oncology (General Cancer): curious, mouth cancer, jaw bone
mouth cancer, jaw bone, radiation therapy: Modest amounts of alcohol could cause further irritation of the damaged mucous membranes. And if he is still smoking, alcohol and tobacco increase the risk of mouth cancer fifteen times that of normal individuals. Alcohol wouldn t cause a bacterial infection,...

Oncology (General Cancer): what does early colon cancer feel like?, online symptom checker, right abdomen
online symptom checker, right abdomen, colon cancer: If you are in your early forties and have no risk factors, I would have a low suspicion that you have colon cancer, since it is usually painless until you get an obstruction or bleed. Unless the tumor rises in the rectum, the rest of the colon isn t well...

Oncology (General Cancer): Enlarging lump on volar arm, punch biopsy, dfsp
punch biopsy, dfsp, fat necrosis: To be on the safe side you should consult your sarcoma specialist. That doctor can also order whatever biopsies and MRI scans that will be needed. Good luck! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Oncology (General Cancer): CA Stomach, alternate treatment, times of india
Oncology (General Cancer): CA Stomach, alternate treatment, times of india, clinical trials

Oncology (General Cancer): Follow-up to lung nodule questionsa, atypical chest pain, tumor marker
atypical chest pain, tumor marker, lung nodule: You are asking questions I can t answer. The best thing is to wait another three months; if the nodule is the same, check it again three months later. If it is bigger, arrange a biopsy. It could be benign, but you have to worry about malignancies. It s...

Oncology (General Cancer): help, expert profile, urologist
expert profile, urologist, testicle: It may be an infection/inflammation. This is not a usual tumor symptom. Let a urologist check you soonest! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There is no limit to the number of...

Oncology (General Cancer): This lump, occipital bone, folliculitis
occipital bone, folliculitis, unusual place: It is more likely folliculitis if it is tender, and if you don t remember having an injury to that area. It would be an unusual place for cancer to pop up. It might also be a touch of tendonitis, as there is a tendon that inserts there. If it persists,...

Oncology (General Cancer): Melanoma-Hospice, radiation oncologist, feeling sick all the time
radiation oncologist, feeling sick all the time, hospice care: I don t disagree with hospice. If you have widespread melanoma, there is no cure. As for getting another scan, I don t think it will help make a decision, so I probably wouldn t. I don t know how old you are or how bad your heart disease is. There is a...

Oncology (General Cancer): Ovarian Cancer....risk?, birth control pills, cancer risk
birth control pills, cancer risk, distant relatives: Unless you have a first degree relative with ovarian cancer or breast cancer, you probably have no greater risk then someone in the general population. And the risk reduction from taking birth control pills is quite small in any event. (only detectable in...

Oncology (General Cancer): Pain under right rib cage, liver ultrasound, pain under right rib cage
liver ultrasound, pain under right rib cage, liver enzymes: How are your liver enzymes now? What other liver tests have been done? Hepatitis tests? Results? In view of all the negative tests you have had and that your symptoms hardly are associated with a suspected cancer condition I think that a cancer cause is very...

Oncology (General Cancer): Pancreas Cancer, pancreas cancer, bile ducts
pancreas cancer, bile ducts, bile duct: That is based on the clinical data the investigation has revealed - and you have described to me - showing the way his lesion has grown (blocking his bile duct) and the knowledge based on the experience that lesions that grow this way are indeed cancerous....

Oncology (General Cancer): pathology report, squamous metaplasia, chronic cervicitis
squamous metaplasia, chronic cervicitis, inflamed cervix: chronic cervicitis, which can lead to squamous metaplasia, is not necessarily due to HPV. Sometimes infections of the cervix can be relatively painless, so if you are prone to repeated yeast infections, that could be an explanation. As for HPV, unfortunately...

Oncology (General Cancer): Possible lymphoma, internal medicine specialist, high lymphocytes
internal medicine specialist, high lymphocytes, thyroid tumor: Hi, Sorry for the late reply. as per the history which you have nicely provided, i recommend you go for naturopathic treatment. You may have lymphoma. It is controllable and I have seen many patients cured by naturopathy provided it is authentic. Go to an...

Oncology (General Cancer): pre-cancerous cells in uterus, pre cancerous cells, surface tissues
pre cancerous cells, surface tissues, colpotomy: I suspect her doctor is describing carcinoma in situ . This is a situation where the malignant cells are confined to the surface and it can persist for a while, but greatly increases the probability of more serious cancer down the line. A simple hysterectomy...

Oncology (General Cancer): prevention for oesophogal cancer, preventitive measures, dreadful illness
preventitive measures, dreadful illness, hello doctor: Screening tests won t be of much help at your age, or for that matter, even when you get older. On the other hand, there are things you can do to reduce risk: don t smoke, use alcohol sparingly, keep weight off, have a diet high in antioxidants. If you...

Oncology (General Cancer): Right testicle problem, testicle, urologist
testicle, urologist, family doctor: I don t know that I would be worried, but it is slightly concerning. Just because one testicle differs from the other does not mean there is cancer, but it remains a possibility. Can I ask how old are you, and have you noticed this problem before? I mean,...

Oncology (General Cancer): shadow on chest xray, chest xray, scar tissue
chest xray, scar tissue, fungal disease: Yes it could, but we can t tell till the tests are done. Encourage her to follow her doctor s advice, get the CT scan, and if that shows something, get a biopsy. She could have pneumonia, tuberculosis, a fungal disease, an area of scar tissue from all that...

Oncology (General Cancer): Skin Cancer?, liquid nitrogen, kind of hurt
liquid nitrogen, kind of hurt, skin cancer: I think it is a pimple, and sometimes they will become a little nodule because of scarring. I ve had these, and when I get one that lasts a long time, I go to my dermatologist who inspects it and then puts a drop of liquid nitrogen on it. That takes care...

Oncology (General Cancer): skin condition, lot of nerve, nerve damage
lot of nerve, nerve damage, gastric cancer: They could be shingles, or perhaps areas of skin breakdown. From your description, I d probably lean towards shingles. These usually eventually disappear, but can leave behind a lot of nerve damage which translates into pain. These should be seen by an...

Oncology (General Cancer): Spindle Cell Carcinoma, spindle cell carcinoma, stage 4 cancer
spindle cell carcinoma, stage 4 cancer, brain lesion: Unfortunately with lesions in his brain, in his kidney and in his lungs his cancer must be regarded as a stage 4 cancer. All such cancers are at present incurable everywhere in the world and eventually fatal. Since his brain is involved the expected survival...

Oncology (General Cancer): stomach cancer, fluid in the abdomen, stomach cancer
fluid in the abdomen, stomach cancer, enlarged liver: I would be concerned about a lot of things and I would recommend he see a doctor. He probably has something which is keeping his stomach from emptying easily, and that could be a tumor, such as a stomach or pancreatic tumor. It could also be scar tissue,...

Oncology (General Cancer): Tamoxifen- Should I take it w/ co-morbidity?, peripheral artery disease, cholesterol triglycerides
peripheral artery disease, cholesterol triglycerides, sentinel nodes: I think you should take Tamoxifen or an aromatase inhibitor. Which one should be decided by your oncology doctor in cooperation with your other doctors. Your other doctors should them adjust whatever treatments they are using in accordance with this new situation....

Oncology (General Cancer): 2-6MM RENAL CALCULI OR ARTIFACTS, metric measurments, renal calculi
metric measurments, renal calculi, kidney stone: What they have seen is either a kidney stone or some artificial item (something man made). It is NOT a tumor! That is why your doctor takes it so lightly! Well, an inch is 25.4 mm so 6 mm is not quite 1/4 (25%) of an inch (why is the USA not going metric?...

Oncology (General Cancer): Breast Cancer, radiation therepy, blood calcium
radiation therepy, blood calcium, upper abdomen: I would do the following tests: a bone scan; a CT scan with IV and oral contrast of the chest and upper abdomen; and a CA-27-29 blood test. If these are all negative, she probably doesn t have breast cancer. But there are other things that could give her...

Oncology (General Cancer): Cancer??, hilar lymph nodes, pulmonary nodules
hilar lymph nodes, pulmonary nodules, axillary lymph nodes: Yes indeed, there is a cause to worry. Some of the possibilities that come to my mind include bronchoalveolar carcinoma, renal cancer, melanoma, breast cancer; I ve seen all of these present this way, but the bronchoalveolar cancer is highest on my list,...

Oncology (General Cancer): Cervical cancer signs, degenerative disc disease, cervical dsyplasia
degenerative disc disease, cervical dsyplasia, mild dysplasia: I don t think any of your symptoms are due to your cervical dysplasia. Your doctor is right about doing occasional pap smears. But if these only show mild dysplasia, I don t think further tests need to be done. Right lower quadrant pain could be due to...

Oncology (General Cancer): colon cancer and matastisize, sloan kettering, colon cancer
sloan kettering, colon cancer, cancer cells: I know of colon cancer grade 4 (IV) patients (like your son - though perhaps not as advanced cases as his is) that have survived for more than 6 years with chemotherapy. Both MD Anderson and Sloan Kettering Memorial are good and I can not distinguish between...

Oncology (General Cancer): Eosinophil count, routine blood test, weather changes
routine blood test, weather changes, expert profile: Also in my opinion there is no reason or need to worry! a high level here is often an indication of allergy which may be the case in your case. You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Oncology (General Cancer): Fibroadenoma and discharge, hypoechoic nodule, sclerosing adenosis
hypoechoic nodule, sclerosing adenosis, fibrocystic changes: Clear discharges usually have nothing to do with cancer. Without biopsies we can NOT KNOW what it is you have. I do suggest at least needle biopsies of your lesions that have been seen. I also suggest that you also have breast MRI scans done routinely! Good...

Oncology (General Cancer): Grandfather, psa levels, cancer cells
psa levels, cancer cells, colon cancer: About 90% of patients respond to hormonal ablation therapy . The PSA comes down, the cancer cells die, the pain goes away. Right now the doctor is giving a medication that will prevent the flare that sometimes comes when the shots are given. At 78, your...

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Oncology (General Cancer): lung cancer, colonic perforation, central venous catheter
colonic perforation, central venous catheter, post operative recovery: Well, to be precise she unfortunately has a cancer that has spread from elsewhere to her lungs. The prime suspect cancer here is her colon cancer - much more likely than her breast cancer. Her lungs are not working properly with this cancer burden so that...

Oncology (General Cancer): lung cancer, colonic perforation, central venous catheter
colonic perforation, central venous catheter, post operative recovery: Patients with active cancers can have clotting problems which are very difficult to manage. I m concerned that your mother has respiratory compromise, probably related to the effusions, the clots in the lung, and the tumor nodules. She s been given two fairly...

Oncology (General Cancer): lung cancer, lung needle biopsy, cell lung cancer
lung needle biopsy, cell lung cancer, large cell lung cancer: Please be patient. About 15% of the time needle biopsies do not give the diagnosis. He may need another biopsy. with swelling of the adrenal glands it is probably lung cancer, but youhave to be sure. I would push my doctors to schedule another biopsy if...

Oncology (General Cancer): Mantle Cell Lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma, expert profile
mantle cell lymphoma, expert profile, positive attitude: You asked if this may be an ongoing thing and I answered that unfortunately the risk of that is big in a situation like this. I do hope this explains it! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Oncology (General Cancer): Metastatic Lung Cancer, scapular pain, provisional diagnosis
scapular pain, provisional diagnosis, end stage copd: I do suggest radiation therapy of his hip lesion to decrease his pain problem there. It MAY be less than 6 months and it is definitely less than a year. But it is impossible to give you an exact time table. He will unfortunately steadily get worse - unless...

Oncology (General Cancer): metastatic melanoma, liver lesion, metastatic melanoma stage 4
liver lesion, metastatic melanoma stage 4, uveal melanoma: Not necessarily but let her doctor check her so we will KNOW what it is. You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There is no limit to the number of questions there. Please note: NEW SITE!...

Oncology (General Cancer): Numerous enlarged nodules in lung, hilar lymph nodes, mediastinal lymph nodes
hilar lymph nodes, mediastinal lymph nodes, pulmonary nodules: CT scans of the lungs often report lesions. Only a minority of these are cancerous. However with your smoking back ground I have to take your case more seriously. If I happened to be in your shoes I would insist on biopsies. The easiest and simplest way to...

Oncology (General Cancer): pains while passing stools, rectal fissure, hemmorhoid
rectal fissure, hemmorhoid, burning sensation: almost certainly he has a rectal fissure or some proctitis. Usually pain on passing stool is not due to the cancer itself. I don t know what chemotherapy he had, but it s possible that he has an infarcted hemmorhoid. If he is moving his bowels that often,...

Oncology (General Cancer): Pancreas/colon issue?, amylase lipase, ct scan with contrast
amylase lipase, ct scan with contrast, bowel movments: Bright red blood is usually from somewhere very low in the intestine, and a hemmorhoid are rectal fissue are possibilities. But you should have a colonoscopy. Yellow stool could mean that you were passing barium, and there was some stool mixed in it, turning...

Oncology (General Cancer): Pancreas mass, density mass, foul taste
density mass, foul taste, low density: Given the symptoms, and the finding of a mass in the pancreas, I d certainly want a ct scan with oral and IV contrast. I m not sure the constipation is related, but the foul taste and the weight loss are important. Cancer is a possibility. Hope this helps....

Oncology (General Cancer): Pancreatic Cancer, extrahepatic bile ducts, drug regimens
extrahepatic bile ducts, drug regimens, regional nodes: Yes, unfortunately. Even if it were operable, the presence of regional nodes (adenopathy) is a bad sign, and would mean that he couldn t be cured. However, your husband is a candidate for radiation therapy conbined with chemotherapy, and if it were me I...

Oncology (General Cancer): Pancreatic question, natural extracts, pain medicines
natural extracts, pain medicines, pain meds: Hi Jenny, I can understand your concern. At the age of your aunt, its better to give immunomodulators which are natural extracts rather than giving chemotherapy. they give a great response in about 70% of patients. I can send you some documents if you mail...

Oncology (General Cancer): Peritoneal disease (unknown primary), signet ring cells, expert profile
signet ring cells, expert profile, adenocarcinomas: Has any gastroscopy been done? His stomach was indicated as a possible source. So his stomach should also be checked - by gastroscopy. 1. At least not at present. If his primary tumour is found it may be a PART of his treatment, but only a part. And even then...

Oncology (General Cancer): Progressive non-mechanical back pain, ct scan of the abdomen, ultasound
ct scan of the abdomen, ultasound, stress work: You need to have a CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis with IV and oral contrast. If that is normal, you should see a gastrointestinal specialist, to consider upper and lower endoscopies. I don t think your problem is psychiatric. Hope this helps, and keep...

Oncology (General Cancer): request for biopsy interpretation, core needle biopsy, biopsy interpretation
core needle biopsy, biopsy interpretation, biopsy report: You have a malignant (cancerous) spindle cell tumour in your thigh. May be a sarcoma. EXTENSIVE therapy with surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy is probably needed! And SOON! Good luck! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Oncology (General Cancer): squamous cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, metastisis
squamous cell carcinoma, metastisis, survival rate: cancers of the head and neck are often curable, with combined radiation, surgery, and chemotherapy. But a 15 year old with squamous cancer is very rare, so probably all bets are off. A teaching hospital is the way to go. All in all, for older people the...

Oncology (General Cancer): stomach, upper abdomen, lower abdomen
upper abdomen, lower abdomen, stockholm sweden: Without an examination - which I can not do since I m in Stockholm, Sweden - it is unfortunately impossible to tell you what this is or may be - the list of possibilities would be LONG! So you will have to rely on your local doctor. Your local abdominal tenderness...

Oncology (General Cancer): stomach issues, gall bladder disease, irritable bowel syndrome
gall bladder disease, irritable bowel syndrome, navel area: Unfortunately,the differential diagnosis is very large. Sometimes multiple tests can be done and nothing is found -- just serious matters ruled out. What it sounds like to me is diverticulosis. This could cause point tenderness on the abdominal wall, shifting...

Oncology (General Cancer): swollen lymph node, ent man, swollen lymph node
ent man, swollen lymph node, scar tissue: This sounds like a reactive lymph node. it suggests that in your throat there is a spot that gets infected, drains into the node, and causes it to swell. Then when the infection is taken care of, there is some scar tissue that keeps the node from getting...

Oncology (General Cancer): swollen lymph node, needle aspiration biopsy, ear nose throat specialist
needle aspiration biopsy, ear nose throat specialist, ear nose throat: What you describe is rather normal after repeated infections there. It is normally only tender DURING an infection, not when it has cleared up. If possible to get where you are you can also ask for a fine/thin needle aspiration biopsy for a cytological examination...

Oncology (General Cancer): tests, prominent veins, hospital appointment
prominent veins, hospital appointment, finger test: Don t put off your holiday. If the sigmoidoscopy is negative, I d not worry until something else happens. If your brothers have prostate cancer, you may have an increased risk of breast cancer. So you should get your annual mammograms and a breast exam....

Oncology (General Cancer): thyroid nodules, thyroid nodules, needle biopsies
thyroid nodules, needle biopsies, expert profile: Unfortunately that does not tell us much at all! To know more I suggest ultrasound guided needle biopsies of your nodules - if at all possible. With those we will know what they are! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Oncology (General Cancer): Urinary Bladder Cancer, dr yeshi dhonden, urinary bladder cancer
dr yeshi dhonden, urinary bladder cancer, ashok kumar: His case seems to be serious and with at least an uncertain pronosis. I m retired so I can not take care of any tests at all. I therefore strongly suggest that you have his case evaluated (= second opinion) by local doctors who should be urologists and oncologists!...

Oncology (General Cancer): WBC, chronic sinus infections, chronic sinus infection
chronic sinus infections, chronic sinus infection, lymph node biopsy: Normal white cell count max is about 10.5 depending on the lab. It sounds like you have either recurrent chronic infection, or possibly an autoimmune disease. Lupus, thyroiditis, lymphadenitis, and indeed, chronic sinus infections could account for your...

Oncology (General Cancer): Breast Cancer Treatment Opinions, invasive duct carcinoma, adriamycin cytoxan
invasive duct carcinoma, adriamycin cytoxan, breast cancer treatment: The treatments are more or less equivalent, but I think the dose-dense treatment is easier to take, in my experience, and you get it over with quicker. I would go with that option. Normally I don t do a pet scan in patients with breast cancer, even with...

Oncology (General Cancer): Breast spot?, inflammatory breast cancer, history of breast cancer
inflammatory breast cancer, history of breast cancer, left breast: It looks more like a normal local infection/inflammation to me but let your doctor check it! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There is no limit to the number of questions there....

Oncology (General Cancer): Cancer and treatment side effects, gallbladder polyps, invasive breast cancer
gallbladder polyps, invasive breast cancer, estrogen receptors: I wouldn t worry about the heterogenous liver, given the information you ve given me. But I still don t understand why your doctor said you were resistant to tamoxifen. The high estrogen, persistence of periods, and elevated FSH are not signs of resistance....

Oncology (General Cancer): digestive cancer, expert profile, radiation therapy
expert profile, radiation therapy, dissapeared: Actually if she is undergoing chemotherapy no vitamins or antioxidants should be given since they can counteract the effects of both chemotherapy and radiation therapy! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Oncology (General Cancer): Breast spot?, inflammatory breast cancer, breast cancer symptoms
Oncology (General Cancer): Breast spot?, inflammatory breast cancer, breast cancer symptoms, breast cancer

Oncology (General Cancer): Lymphoma question, ultrasound report, o clock
Oncology (General Cancer): Lymphoma question, ultrasound report, o clock, mammogram

Oncology (General Cancer): gynecological cancers, gynecological cancers, vulva itch
gynecological cancers, vulva itch, vaginal ultrasound: Endometrial cancer hardly results in a vulva itch. In general, in a situation like this she should not be examined by a GP but by a gynecologist! So that is what should be done! Good luck! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Oncology (General Cancer): IBC, history of breast cancer, insect bite
history of breast cancer, insect bite, breast cancer: I don t recall your last message. But basically, I think I would see whether this gets larger. If you have inflammatory BC, you will need very aggressive treatment. But I think it s pretty unlikely that that is the case. This looks to me like an insect...

Oncology (General Cancer): iron deficiency, chronic blood loss, poor absorption
chronic blood loss, poor absorption, iron pills: The most common reason for iron deficiency is blood loss. Ibuprofen, even in normal doses, can cause chronic blood loss from the stomach, partly because of irritation, and partly because of impairing the ability of blood to clot. If you have a very low ferritin,...

Oncology (General Cancer): Leukemia, blood cell count, white blood cell
blood cell count, white blood cell, expert profile: That WBC may have a multitude of causes but leukemia is hardly a probable cause. Just have one or several follow ups on it and see if it changes. Good luck! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Oncology (General Cancer): LGL Leukemia, hairy cell leukemia, bone marrow biopsy
hairy cell leukemia, bone marrow biopsy, low wbc: A bone marrow biopsy is NECESSARY to make sure the diagnosis is correct. Not everything (especially not lymphomas) show up with certainty in the blood! Your other question is a matter of semantics. No leukemia is really benign since by definition leukemias...

Oncology (General Cancer): Low Absolute Neutrophils Count, low absolute neutrophils, absolute neutrophil count
low absolute neutrophils, absolute neutrophil count, initial blood test: This can be looked upon as an example of that so called health tests not always are blessings. With all lab. tests it is a fact that what is normal is based on statistics of lab. results from people that seem to be healthy. So it is possible to have lab...

Oncology (General Cancer): lump above left testicle, attached is a smaller lump, blood clot, definitive answer
blood clot, definitive answer, testicle: Abel, I am glad you are going to see the doctor. I am sure they can give you a more definitive answer than I can give. It certainly does not sound like cancer. It does sound like a cyst, but the fact that you had a blood clot like this in the past means...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lump in throat, hello doctor, lump in throat
hello doctor, lump in throat, expert profile: No if done correctly that risk is very small and there is at present NO other way to do it! So there is really no choice. What kind of treatment that is possible can only be discussed when we KNOW (after the biopsy) what this is! Please do keep me posted!...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lymphoma question, needle aspiration biopsy, breast mri
needle aspiration biopsy, breast mri, history of breast cancer: The fact that it is painful makes it less likely to be dangerous. However to be as sure as possible you can insist of having a fine/thin needle aspiration biopsy done on your lump. A breast MRI can not be guaranteed to tell us what this is. Another possibility...

Oncology (General Cancer): mediastinal mass -thymic hyperplasia or thymoma?, chest x rays, intestinal pseudo obstruction
chest x rays, intestinal pseudo obstruction, enlarged lymph nodes: 1. It is difficult to distinguish blood vessels from tumor tissue on an unenhanced CT scan. 2. If the mass is quite large, it is probably a thymoma. But it isn t possible to make a complete diagnosis by just seeing an image. 3. There are different...

Oncology (General Cancer): MRI findings of pancreas, ct scan of the abdomen, percutaneous biopsy
ct scan of the abdomen, percutaneous biopsy, focal lesions: There are no lab tests that can tell you what is going on. There is a test, CA-19-9, which can be elevated in cancers of the pancreas, but if it is normal, it isn t much help. A CT scan is not as difficult as an MRI. I would consider seeing a gastroenterologist....

Oncology (General Cancer): Myelofibrosis, red blood cells, bone marrow transplant
red blood cells, bone marrow transplant, immunological problems: Myelofibrosis means that her bone marrow is losing its ability to produce blood (or rather the cells of the blood). Bone marrow is the site of blood production. This means that her ability to replace blood cells (such cells age too, red blood cells have a...

Oncology (General Cancer): pancreas nodule, left abdominal pain, pancreas cancer
left abdominal pain, pancreas cancer, lower left abdominal pain: Well, at his age pancreas cancers are rare but not unheard of. So a second opinion is what I suggest. Good luck! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There is no limit to the number...

Oncology (General Cancer): Prostate Cancer, core biopsy, cancer question
core biopsy, cancer question, doctor answer: Your urologist is not wrong. I m just saying that I would prefer to have the gland removed by a skilled davinci surgeon and then forget about it, as opposed to going through biopsies and blood tests and rectal exams every three months and still someday maybe...

Oncology (General Cancer): PROSTATE CANCER, radical prostatectomy, pelvic organs
radical prostatectomy, pelvic organs, elevated psa: An elevated psa in a patient who had a radical prostatectomy suggests that there is prostate cancer somewhere in your body. It might be in the prostate bed, or might be somewhere else. First I d have another test just to be sure it s a real value. If it...

Oncology (General Cancer): Spinal Fluid, waking up with headaches, visual distortions
waking up with headaches, visual distortions, white blood cells: No, at the moment I see no signs of cancer in what you have described. For the rest you have to discuss it with your neurologists as it is outside my area of expertise here. You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Oncology (General Cancer): stage4 non small cell lung and lymph noids, lymph noids, lung cancer cells
lymph noids, lung cancer cells, cancer in the lymph nodes: The chest pain can mean that the cancer has grown back, but there are several other possibilities including: infection; scarring; nerve damage from surgery; fluid collecting in the chest. These can be sorted out by a CT scan, usually. Radiation can destroy...

Oncology (General Cancer): stomach issues, h pylori infection, upper endoscopy
h pylori infection, upper endoscopy, pancreatic enzymes: Sometimes all medical science can do is prove that something serious is not going on. With your long history of heartburn and response to prilosec, as well as the bloating, etc, I would be interested in knowing whether you have an H Pylori infection, and...

Oncology (General Cancer): Swollen lymph nodes, swollen lymph node, swollen lymph nodes
swollen lymph node, swollen lymph nodes, hodgkin s lymphoma: If it is hard and the sized of a pea, I suspect it is an inflamed node, not cancer. But if you are having fevers that come and go, I d see someone about that. That isn t normal and may have nothing to do with the little lymph node. I hope you aren t a smoker....

Oncology (General Cancer): blood lab results, low hemoglobin levels, hemoglobin level
low hemoglobin levels, hemoglobin level, anemia of chronic disease: I don t know what her hemoglobin level is. My approach would be to make sure iron, b12, and folic acid were ok. Then I d check occult blood. If that was positive, I d do a colonoscopy. If negative, I d probably hold off. I d examine the blood under the...

Oncology (General Cancer): bone and lung cancer gone into remission, expert profile, radiation therapy
expert profile, radiation therapy, osteosarcoma: Since it has spread to her lungs her tumor is a stage 4 one. Such tumors are in principle incurable at present. But they may be controled by chemotherapy. That it is in remission means that at present there are no obvious sign of it and no progress of her...

Oncology (General Cancer): Brain Cancer, brain cancer, expert profile
brain cancer, expert profile, exceptions: Practically never. The exceptions are so few and we can not distinguish them in advance that I usually do not discuss them here. You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There is no...

Oncology (General Cancer): Breast Cancer, cancer cells, tata memorial
cancer cells, tata memorial, breast cancer: When breast cancer is diagnosed, we stage it. That means that based on the information (size of tumor, whether lymph nodes are involved, the characteristics of the cancer cells using special tests, etc. Once we know the stage, we can predict how likely it...

Oncology (General Cancer): Breast cancer, neglience, cancerous cells
neglience, cancerous cells, breast cancer: In her case with seven positive lymph nodes she had stage IIIa breast cancer. The tumor markers were probably done at the same time, but we don t know these. If surgery alone is used to treat stage IIIa breast cancer, there is a 50% survival rate (more or...

Oncology (General Cancer): Breast Cancer, cancer centers of america, cancer treatment center of america
cancer centers of america, cancer treatment center of america, cancer treatment center: Even though the cancer has metastasized, it may be quite controllable for a while, depending on a lot of things. MD Anderson and Baylor are leading Cancer centers in Texas. However, you can almost always get excellent and up to the minute cancer treatments...

Oncology (General Cancer): cancer, cancer doctor, placebo effect
cancer doctor, placebo effect, cure cancer: I ve never seen evidence of this in my career as a cancer doctor, nor can I figure out how any of these things would work. So I wouldn t recommend these as ways to deal with cancer. I also know patients who have put their faith in these kinds of things,...

Oncology (General Cancer): cancer in small intestine of my dog, small intestine, cancer doctor
small intestine, cancer doctor, dogs and cats: Sorry, I m not a veterinarian so this is outside my area of expertise. I m here ONLY as a cancer doctor for humans (though I have owned both dogs and cats - and parrots) I ve also lost a cat to pancreatic cancer so I do understand your feelings. I suggest...

Oncology (General Cancer): cancer/tumor, bartholin cyst, box of pills
bartholin cyst, box of pills, vulvar cancer: Without an examination I can not be sure what it is, but it does not have to be serious. It still needs to be examined though and for that a gynecologist is best! Breast cancer is in no way connected with this! If you are 31, married and with 4 children you...

Oncology (General Cancer): ct scan, left quadrant pain, pelvic ct scan
left quadrant pain, pelvic ct scan, upper left quadrant pain: In some areas contrast would probably be better. But discuss that with your doctor. The kidney calcifications do not indicate any cancer. Well at least many cancers would show up on a CT. A lung cancer will probably not show up early on an ordinary x-ray picture...

Oncology (General Cancer): kidney calcification
Oncology (General Cancer): kidney calcification

Oncology (General Cancer): Fatty bulge after mole removal, mole removal, hello doctor
mole removal, hello doctor, first hope: I don t know where you live, but it sounds like this could be managed as an outpatient. If you have no insurance you might see about a surgery clinic in a medical school. I suspect the cost would be on the order of $500, but that depends on where you live...

Oncology (General Cancer): Head of Pancreas Hypoechoic, chronic pancreatitis, hereditary tendency
chronic pancreatitis, hereditary tendency, needle biopsy: A negative needle biopsy should not be considered proof that something isn t cancerous. It is reassuring, but remember that the biopsy only samples a few cells. That being said with your history this sounds more like chronic pancreatitis, We know that more...

Oncology (General Cancer): heredity/genetic link, breast self examination, digital rectal exam
breast self examination, digital rectal exam, psa test: Testicular cancer is not hereditary. Prostate and breast cancer can run in families. The fact that your husband s female relatives with breast cancer were older when they got it suggests that while your daughters may be at increased risk, it is probably...

Oncology (General Cancer): im soo worry please help me, groin area, cell lymphomas
groin area, cell lymphomas, red skin: If the problem continues despite using anti-fungal medication, I d suggest a biopsy. There are disorders like T-cell lymphomas that can behave this way. Also, if you ve been give a cream, there are some fungal infections that require pills and creams don...

Oncology (General Cancer): kidney calcification, kidney doctor, kidney cancer
kidney doctor, kidney cancer, kidney infections: kidney calcifications are common. they usually happen in areas where there has been tissue injury. The most common kind of tissue injury in the kidney is infection. Kidney infections can be silent so you don t know about them when they happen. However,...

Oncology (General Cancer): Leukimia, acute lymphocytic leukemia, leukemia cells
acute lymphocytic leukemia, leukemia cells, james holland: Leukemia cells have mutated so that they don t respond to the normal controls that keep the white count in the normal range . Another kind of mutation is one in which the cell develops a self-stimulation circuit, so that it is not dependent on outside stimuli....

Oncology (General Cancer): Local eczema on areola and puffing of areola, diseases of the breast, breast diseases
diseases of the breast, breast diseases, breast cancer: It is rare for 28 year olds to get breast cancer, but not unheard of. If creams aren t helping and things are getting a little worse, I d certainly recommend a biopsy, or at least another opinion about how to manage the problem. It may be that the doctor...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lump in throat/Swollen lymph node in neck, swollen lymph node, lymph node biopsy
swollen lymph node, lymph node biopsy, swollen lymph node in neck: I don t know how serious it is but it is clearly bothering you a lot and that makes it serious enough. I don t know if you ve consulted someone at the University of Maryland or the John s Hopkins Medical center. If you ve been to several doctors, you might...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lung Nodules, scar tissue in lungs, lung nodules
scar tissue in lungs, lung nodules, pulmonologist: Having asthma for years and years, and getting lung infections can lead to scarring. This can appear as nodules. Your doctor is making exactly the right recommendation. When nodules are discovered that are non-specific (meaning you can t tell by looking...

Oncology (General Cancer): neroendocrine cancer, tumors of the pancreas, microscopy section
tumors of the pancreas, microscopy section, endocrine cancer: This sounds like a carcinoid tumor to me. Sunatinib doesn t affect carcinoids, but does affect neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas. It is also a difficult drug to take, very expensive, and would not cure him; even if it worked on the cancer cells that...

Oncology (General Cancer): Old Lump/Hard Testicle, ultrasound scan, spermatocele
ultrasound scan, spermatocele, hello doctor: Well, you are right. If you had an untreated testicular cancer 5 to 6 years ago you would hardly be around now. But that tells us absolutely nothing about your present new problem. Since I can not examine you myself. You are after all in the USA and I m in...

Oncology (General Cancer): Pain in leg bones., leg bones, expert profile
leg bones, expert profile, breast cancer: At your age and with the symptoms you describe it is most probably NOT related to cancer. But let a doctor check it anyway! Good luck! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There is...

Oncology (General Cancer): paraneoplastic syndrome due to thymoma, plasmapharesis, functional determination
plasmapharesis, functional determination, benign tumor: Benign thymomas have been known to cause paraneoplastic problems. I don t think I can make a diagnosis of thrombophlebitis from your description. However, it would be entirely poasible for you to have some sort of vasculitis as part of a paraneoplastic syndroms....

Oncology (General Cancer): Pituitary gland problem?, mri brain scan, unexplained thirst
mri brain scan, unexplained thirst, endocrinology section: Well, without an examination I can not come far by just knowing your symptoms. I do suggest that you INSIST on (DEMAND) an MRI brain scan! That way we will know if there is anything there. Simple lab tests of your urine when you have not been drinking any...

Oncology (General Cancer): Throat cancer, throat cancer, biopsy
throat cancer, biopsy, sore throat: I don t quite understand your question. Did your father have the biopsy or was it cancelled because the soreness had almost gone away? If he had the biopsy, and it was negative, I don t think you need to be concerned. If the biopsy was cancelled because...

Oncology (General Cancer): Thyroid Cancer?, thyroid nodule, swollen lymphnode
thyroid nodule, swollen lymphnode, follicular carcinoma: You should be worried about the spot in the lung, but I doubt it has anything to do with the thyroid. If the nodule in your thyroid hasn t changed in 16 months, it is probably a benign nodule or at most a follicular carcinoma. These are slow growing and...

Oncology (General Cancer): TIA/tumors, lung tumor, mri of the brain
lung tumor, mri of the brain, tumor in the brain: If he has those symptoms and a lung tumor, the first thing I d want to do would be to do an MRI of the brain. Many patients with lung cancer have their first symptoms due to a tumor in the brain. It is vaguely possible that a lung tumor can cause neurologic...

Oncology (General Cancer): Vincristine and other Chemotherapy Drugs, chemotherapy drugs, cancer cells
chemotherapy drugs, cancer cells, expert profile: Well, cancer cells divide in an unregulated, uncontroled fashion so also usually more rapidly than normal cells. So this is a characteristic we try to use in chemotherapy to fight them. But these are GRADE differences not absolute ones so rapidly growing and...

Oncology (General Cancer): abn blood work, rdw cv, rdw sd
rdw cv, rdw sd, liver enzymes: You seem to have mild abnormalities in your blood work; your vitamin D level is puzzling, especially after you have been taking it for a while. Low vitamin D has been associated with a lot of problems, although cause and effect is not always clear. Have...

Oncology (General Cancer): asbestos in pleura?, pleural plaques, pleural plaque
pleural plaques, pleural plaque, asbestos dust: A plaque is simply a name for a small thickened area on the pleura. While asbestos could be the cause, there are other things that can cause this appearance. One of them is to have a localized lung infection near the pleural surface (pneumonia) in which...

Oncology (General Cancer): asbestos scar?, diagnostic radiologist, lung specialist
diagnostic radiologist, lung specialist, expert profile: Both are possible as is a combination of both. It is impossible to differentiate just from your description. Probably also from the CT scans as far as I know (I m not a diagnostic radiologist, remember). Discuss this with a lung specialist. Good luck! ...

Oncology (General Cancer): Breast Cancer spread to Bone, breast cancer, bone destruction
breast cancer, bone destruction, hormone receptor: I would recommend chemotherapy at this point, given your description and her history. That being said, there is a drug, everolimus, which sometimes makes patients who have become resistant to hormone therapy sensitive again. You might talk to your onc. about...

Oncology (General Cancer): Burning, cayenne pepper, frequent urination
cayenne pepper, frequent urination, expert profile: Without an examination I can not tell you. Let a doctor check you! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There is no limit to the number of questions there. Please note: NEW SITE! ...

Oncology (General Cancer): Cancer and Communicability, oncology nurses, stage cancer
oncology nurses, stage cancer, breast cancer: We have no evidence that cancer is contagious. Follow your instincts. They did a study once looking at the risk of cancer in oncology nurses compared with those who didn t deal with cancer patients. There was no difference in risk. So don t worry about...

Oncology (General Cancer): Cancer fear..., history of skin cancer, italian dishes
history of skin cancer, italian dishes, throat cancer: From what you are telling me, I don t think you have cancer. We get little bumps in our mouths because of trauma (accidentally biting tongue, etc) and these usually go away. Lymph nodes in the neck the size you are describing are almost certainly not cancer,...

Oncology (General Cancer): Concerns, abnormal pap test, history of breast cancer
abnormal pap test, history of breast cancer, diverticuli: I don t know what you have, but you ve got something serious. If you have extreme weight gain and your abdomen protrudes, and there is swelling in the legs, and you can still go to gym and hike, you almost certainly have fluid in your abdomen, or possibly...

Oncology (General Cancer): cronic pain to radiation to the neck, lymph node, expert profile
lymph node, expert profile, uncommon problem: This is not an uncommon problem after surgery and radiation in that area. But its treatment is outside my area of expertise here. You should consult a pain specialist. You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Oncology (General Cancer): heavy menstruation, full blood test, white cells
full blood test, white cells, vitamins and minerals: At your age and with your history as well as the physical findings, I don t think you have cancer. However, what is going on isn t normal, and you might need a gynecologic consultation. I can think of a lot of things that might be giving you these symptoms,...

Oncology (General Cancer): IBS?, pain in the lower abdomen, ca 125 blood test
pain in the lower abdomen, ca 125 blood test, irritable bowel syndrome: If you ve had TVU s and they have been negative and if you ve had these symptoms since 2010, you don t have ovarian cancer, which would have really shown up by now. Your symptoms are compatible with IBS, but there are women who have suprapubic discomfort...

Oncology (General Cancer): Liver Cancer, loss of appitite, chronic pneumonia
loss of appitite, chronic pneumonia, coughing up blood: Coughing up blood is always a bad sign. It may be recurrent cancer, new cancer, tuberculosis, a fungal infection in the lungs, or just chronic pneumonia. I don t think the liver cancer 8-10 years ago has anything to do with her current situation, but she...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lymph Nodes, horrible headache, abcess
horrible headache, abcess, loose skin: I don t know what the problem is, but it is a problem, probably not cancer. Your symptoms are consistent with a local infectious process that amoxicillin may not have touched. There are some unusual malignancies that could act like this but the fact that...

Oncology (General Cancer): nausea and other GI issues..., elevated liver enzymes, upper gi series
elevated liver enzymes, upper gi series, stomach scope: If you have marked reflux, and you ve put on a lot of weight during your pregnancy, I would wonder if that s the main problem. Surely the symptoms you are describing are consistent with severe acid reflux, and many with this problem don t have heartburn...

Oncology (General Cancer): PLATELET COUNT, rdw count, spleen
rdw count, spleen, anemia: If you were my patient I d probably have it repeated in a few months. It is slightly elevated, but if everything else was normal I would probably not worry at the moment. The RDW has to do with variation in red cell size, and may be seen (besides in normal...

Oncology (General Cancer): Raised mole, reddish tint, uniform colour
reddish tint, uniform colour, medium brown: If it keeps getting larger, then yes, you should see your doctor. There are a lot of things it could be, but it s better to be safe than sorry. Moles that change should be investigated. At your age it s probably not malignant, but don t take chances. Measure...

Oncology (General Cancer): Recurrent symptoms, sessile polyps, grade dysplasia
sessile polyps, grade dysplasia, internal hemorrhoids: The passage of blood tinged mucus for ten years or more suggests to me that you might have low grade ileitis or colitis, and your doctors have been diverted by the presence of the fissure. Fissures can be associated with blood, but usually large amounts of...

Oncology (General Cancer): Risk?, worst case scenario, foot fractures
worst case scenario, foot fractures, smoke cigarettes: Since I (like you) do not know what kind of examinations you have had or how many my evaluation must be somewhat uncertain. But I do not think you should worry. If I were you however I would not like to visit smokers! But the choice is yours of course! ...

Oncology (General Cancer): Risks?, worst case scenario, foot fractures
worst case scenario, foot fractures, natural mechanisms: Bottom line, we know that there is a relationship between radiation and cancer; some scientists think that any radiation confers a small risk. That being said, should you worry? Only to the extent that you do what is possible and reasonable to minimize risk....

Oncology (General Cancer): Sarcomatoid Carcinoma, type of cancer, left lung
type of cancer, left lung, reoccurrence: 1. It s been tried. In the fifties and sixties it was common to remove all the nodes from the mediastinum in lung cancer surgery. It didn t impact on mortality, since almost always the cancer metastasizes outside the chest through the blood stream. Nodes...

Oncology (General Cancer): scan timeframe, chest xrays, long term health
chest xrays, long term health, stage cancer: I tend to side with your surgeon, but your oncologist is right, the guidelines for an asymptomatic stage III patient would fit. Here s the thing. If your disease comes back, it will most likely be incurable. It doesn t help if that is detected early or...

Oncology (General Cancer): Schwannoma, expert profile, shoulder area
expert profile, shoulder area, mri scans: That one schwannoma has happened slightly increases your risk of one or several more. But that risk increase is slight and the risk of a schwannoma is small to begin with. So if I happened to be in your shoes I would not be worried. Lipomas and melanomas are...

Oncology (General Cancer): testical lumps, testical lumps, anythink
testical lumps, anythink, epididymis: Sorry for the delay in answering... Anyway, these lumps are not actually on the testicle. The top and bottom of the testicle are actually part of the epididymis. They store sperm and are prone to get cysts from time to time, but they do not really get cancer....

Oncology (General Cancer): Actinic cheilitis, lip cancer, cancer screenings
lip cancer, cancer screenings, oral cancer: I think the picture is not quite good enough to be sure, but what I am seeing isn t normal. Usually when someone has this, the best thing to do is to keep watching it closely, because if cancer does emerge, and it isn t always the case, it can be treated...

Oncology (General Cancer): Breast Cancer Mets to Brain, radiation oncologist, brain mri
radiation oncologist, brain mri, lymph node involvement: cyberknife therapy involves giving a very focused dose of radiation to a tumor; in this way a much higher dose can be given, with less damage to the surrounding tissue. This is especially good for brain lesions. The problem with diseases like breast cancer...

Oncology (General Cancer): cancer- MPV value and symptoms, upper abdomen pain, bone marrow cancer
upper abdomen pain, bone marrow cancer, alkaline phos: Although I can think of other things that can cause your symptoms, I would certainly want to rule out the possibility that you have breast cancer. This might entail to start with a biopsy of the node you feel, and/or a bone scan. The marker is not a reliable...

Oncology (General Cancer): cancer for smoking, cancer bladder, bladder cancer
cancer bladder, bladder cancer, farook: Once you stop smoking, it takes about ten years before your risk of lung cancer gets back towards normal (although it will always be higher than the risk of a non-smoker). Continuing to smoke even a few cigarettes a day slows down this recovery process. ...

Oncology (General Cancer): Dark spots, trauma injury, perfect rectangle
trauma injury, perfect rectangle, toe nail: Although highly unlikely, a dark spot under the nail that is getting larger, and not related to trauma (injury) needs to be seen by a good dermatologist, since melanoma is a possiblity. There are lots of other things, however, including trauma he didn t notice,...

Oncology (General Cancer): elevated b12 levels area of concern?, cancer question, blood cancers
cancer question, blood cancers, blood cancer: Generally you look at some measure of the total numbers of red cells, white cells, and platelets; you would want to know the percentages of different kinds of white cells; and you would want to know the predominant size and shape of red cells, together with...

Oncology (General Cancer): secondry breast cancer
Oncology (General Cancer): secondry breast cancer

Oncology (General Cancer): Fear of leukemia, anti oxidants, aerobic exercise
anti oxidants, aerobic exercise, tobacco smoke: I m not sure you ve actually asked a question. However, if I had to have cancer, I would probably go for leukemia, rather than pancreatic or lung cancer, since leukemia is often curable, and usually can be controlled for a while, depending on what kind. ...

Oncology (General Cancer): Hard Inguinal Lymph Nodes, inguinal lymph nodes, genitourinary tract
inguinal lymph nodes, genitourinary tract, hypochondria: You are describing a common problem. Hard enlarged non-tender nodes in the groin are found in many individuals. We aren t sure why they pop up but when biopsied seem to be granulomatous. Some people speculate that they are a reaction to fungal elements in...

Oncology (General Cancer): Histio Cytosis to my 3 Year old Son., e mail address, cytosis
e mail address, cytosis, immune cells: More recently researchers have found evidence that it is actually an autoimmune phenomenon, in which immune cells mistakenly attack the body, rather than fight infections. Extra immune cells may form tumors, which can affect various parts of the body including...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lab results showing high ferritin, low serum iron and low saturation., iron deficiency anemia, high ferritin levels
iron deficiency anemia, high ferritin levels, absolute lymphocytes: I have to admit that the whole picture you paint is a mystery. Especially if your basic blood picture seems more or less normal. I can only recommend that you let a hematologist do a thorough investigation of your case from the very beginning including bone...

Oncology (General Cancer): lump on neck, lump on neck, expert profile
lump on neck, expert profile, bottom side: Probably some sort of infection. LET A DOCTOR CHECK YOU SOONEST & STOP SMOKING!!!!! Good luck! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There is no limit to the number of questions there....

Oncology (General Cancer): Lung cancer, cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer
cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, non small cell lung cancer: She has about a 50% chance of being around for 18 months. The combination works very well, and isn t too hard to take. However, not everyone responds to it, and some who do respond do so only for a short period of time. If the cancer is in the omentum and/or...

Oncology (General Cancer): Mural Uterine Leiomyoma, leiomyoma, leiomyomas
leiomyoma, leiomyomas, test findings: These are quite normal, and many women have small leiomyomas, which are easy to tell by ultrasound or CT scan from more serious problems. Given how common they are, most of the time we don t biopsy them; however, another ultrasound in six months or so to...

Oncology (General Cancer): Persistent leukocytosis, chronic blood loss, bone marrow examination
chronic blood loss, bone marrow examination, symptoms of autoimmune disease: Although your blood tests tend to be slightly abnormal, the rising platelet count is a little concerning. However, most of the time such elevations are due to external disturbances to the bone marrow, rather than leukemia or myelodysplasia. There is a disorder...

Oncology (General Cancer): possible Desmoid tumor, post nasal drip, desmoid tumor
post nasal drip, desmoid tumor, needle biopsy: I do not understand that too! Well I did not mean a gastroscopy. I meant an endoscopy of your abdominal cavity. Growth rates can be quite different in different cases. If your doctor can palpate this lump maybe a needle biopsy may be possible guided by touch....

Oncology (General Cancer): recurrence of cyst in breast, cyst in breast, vaginal hysterectomy
cyst in breast, vaginal hysterectomy, expert profile: Every woman above a certain age level should undergo mammography check ups regularly every year. Pain or no pain is not significant here. Cysts are not dangerous in themselves. There is no reason to remove obvious cysts. Also there is no reason to believe...

Oncology (General Cancer): is it right that smoking 4 cigarettes a day will not cause cancer?, glenfield hospital, michael peake
glenfield hospital, michael peake, nitrogen oxides: Hi, There s a direct link between how much you smoke over your lifetime and your risk, says Dr Michael Peake, consultant and senior lecturer in respiratory medicine at the Glenfield Hospital, national clinical lead for NHS Cancer Improvement, and clinical...

Oncology (General Cancer): secondry breast cancer, recurrent breast cancer, reconstruction surgery
recurrent breast cancer, reconstruction surgery, recurrent cancer: It sounds to me like two things need to be investigated -- why your left arm is getting more swollen (most of the time lymphedema gets better if there is nothing else going on) and what the persistent problem is in your right lung. Both might be related to...

Oncology (General Cancer): slightly elevated white blood count, bone marrow biopsy, high platelet
bone marrow biopsy, high platelet, white blood count: If you have a high white blood cell count and platelet count and all those symptoms, you may need to see a rheumatologist because this is all compatible with a disorder of bone/joint tissue. (We used to call them collagen vascular diseases). If your white...

Oncology (General Cancer): Is less smoking harmful, expert profile, cancer risk
expert profile, cancer risk, heart risks: Of course the risk increases with how much you smoke, so obviously 4 cigarettes/day is less risky than 20 cigarettes/day. But in your case I also have to consider how long you have smoked. You have been smoking for 15 years ever since you were 16 years of...

Oncology (General Cancer): tumor tests, prostate cancer treatment, colon cancer
prostate cancer treatment, colon cancer, expert profile: I do not recommend to use tumour markers in this way (except maybe with regards to PSA for prostate cancer) - for primary diagnosis - as they are far too uncertain! But since you have already done so I have to comment. In your shoes the levels of CEA & CA...

Oncology (General Cancer): Abnormal blood tests, rdw cv, severe constipation
rdw cv, severe constipation, ovarian cysts: The information provided does not permit any sure conclusions (not enough for that). However it is certainly enough to warrant more extensive examinations - preferably by a hematologist. None of these results in any way points in the direction of a cancer...

Oncology (General Cancer): bladder cancer that has moved to the lungs and Kidney,(recently removed), bladder cancer, tumor tissue
bladder cancer, tumor tissue, line responses: Necrosis simply refers to the appearance of some tumors that are dying. If the central part of a tumor dies, the tumor tissue becomes liquid, and that gives the appearance we call necrosis . As for the issue of chemotherapy, bladder cancer usually responds...

Oncology (General Cancer): chemo power port pain, expert profile, bleedings
expert profile, bleedings, thrombosis: There are a number of possible complications including infections, thrombosis and bleedings. How long they last is very different from case to case. I do suggest that you lrt your doctors check it SOONEST! Good luck! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Oncology (General Cancer): gynecomastia?, dense breast tissue, risk factors for breast cancer
dense breast tissue, risk factors for breast cancer, rnp antibodies: Gynecomastia is a probable diagnosis. To check the dense tissues in your left breast I thinkk an MRI breast scan should be done there (better than an ultrasound breast scan). A biopsy is only needed if any real abnormality shows up in your scan. Thanks! Good...

Oncology (General Cancer): lump in buttock, soft tissues, lymph node
soft tissues, lymph node, minor surgery: If it is painful and subsides during the day, I would suspect you have a cyst. They are easily treated but can recur. You are right that this doesn t sound cancerous; it sounds like it is in the soft tissues where cancers rarely originate. the usual treatment...

Oncology (General Cancer): Metastatic Malignant Melanoma, metastatic malignant melanoma, brain radiation
metastatic malignant melanoma, brain radiation, cyber knife: Whole brain irradiation may buy a little time, but cannot cure him. Often, with melanoma the amount of radiation that the brain can tolerate is not enough to really kill the tumors. That being said, unless he is very elderly, I d consider having the radiation....

Oncology (General Cancer): Pancreatic Cancer, radiation program, liver involvement
radiation program, liver involvement, pancreatic tumor: If you ve not had removal of the pancreatic tumor by surgery, there isn t any realistic chance of cure. Chem and radiation together are generally used when the disease cannot be operated on but is still in one place. We do know that this extends survival....

Oncology (General Cancer): Related to thyroid? Carotid? Lymph node?, fine needle biopsy, antibiotics for bronchitis
fine needle biopsy, antibiotics for bronchitis, lump on left side of neck: He really needs to have some sort of imaging of his chest -- my preference would be a CT scan. He also needs a careful oral examination, and if the mass is a mass and not a carotid aneurism, a fine needle biopsy of that. In an ex-smoker with the symptoms...

Oncology (General Cancer): Spindle Cell / Meningeal Sarcoma of Brain, spindle cell sarcoma, brain stem tumor
spindle cell sarcoma, brain stem tumor, proton beam therapy: I m sorry for what you are going through. First, the words meningeal sarcoma tell me he has a sarcoma (a kind of tumor) growing on the meninges of the brain. (Meninges refers to the lining of the brain). Temporal spindle cell sarcoma tells me that the...

Oncology (General Cancer): Swollen glad, reactive lymph node, post nasal drip
reactive lymph node, post nasal drip, saliva gland: It could be an enlarged node, filled with scar tissue after a chronic infection, which is what it sounds like. Or it could be an impacted salivary gland, in which case I would expect it to hurt. In any event if it isn t enlarging, I don t think you have...

Oncology (General Cancer): Taking of Combined Oral Contraceptive Pills, oral contraceptive pills, cancer hope
oral contraceptive pills, cancer hope, regular periods: This is not my area of expertise. However, in general the combined pill is safe, safer than many over the counter drugs. I couldn t answer A at all. In general I think you could take these indefinitely, but I don t know what a gynecologist might answer....

Oncology (General Cancer): Appendix Cancer Questions, stage 3 cancer, visceral peritoneum
stage 3 cancer, visceral peritoneum, colon cancers: I don t know how old you are or your other problems. You did seem to have a rather advanced stage of this very rare disorder. The metastatic potential of goblet cell cancers is about the same as adenocarcinomas, and yours was aggressive, given the invasion...

Oncology (General Cancer): appendix cancer, stage 3 cancer, visceral peritoneum
stage 3 cancer, visceral peritoneum, cancer community: Was your cancer a so called carcinoid? If so you did not receive any chemotherapy because such cancers are rather insensitive to that treatment (& radiation therapy). That is probably also why such extensive surgery was used. I do hope it will work. ...

Oncology (General Cancer): Bile Duct Cancer, bile duct cancer, hmo health insurance
bile duct cancer, hmo health insurance, city hospitals: The only possible cure of this cancer is surgery. She needs to find a good hepatobiliary surgeon and I would suggest a University hospital. Many universities have training programs in city hospitals, so you might find that she would get great care in one...

Oncology (General Cancer): blood in stools, blood in stools, expert profile
blood in stools, expert profile, colonoscopy: Yes your colonoscopy result and your age make a cancer most unlikely. Your doctor is probably right. I see no cause for concern! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There is no...

Oncology (General Cancer): Bone Marrow/Radiation, bone marrow biopsy, cartilage growth
bone marrow biopsy, cartilage growth, lifetime dose: Not necessarily. But as I have myself not seen this bone marrow of yours I have no comment to add. The probably best way to settle the matter is that you ask a doctor (preferably a hematologist) to perform a bone marrow biopsy on you. That way you will have...

Oncology (General Cancer): Do i have cancer of pancreas, pain under left rib cage, cancer of pancreas
pain under left rib cage, cancer of pancreas, pain in left side under rib cage: Without an examination my answer must be rather uncertain. But the symptoms you describe do not - in my opinion - support the diagnosis of pancreas cancer. Since a CT scan of that area has not shown any signs of such a lesion either we have no signs at all...

Oncology (General Cancer): chemotherapy, leukemia, statistical probability, exact evaluation
statistical probability, exact evaluation, expert profile: There is a definite risk that it can develop after this kind of chemotherapy and radiation therapy though the risk is still rather small (without knowing more details it is impossible to make a more exact evaluation). A spontaneous development of leukemia...

Oncology (General Cancer): Fear of liver cancer!, liver cancer, cancer colon
liver cancer, cancer colon, cancer breast: I don t actually see a question here. It is increasing in this country, but primarily because of the increase in hepatitis C, and secondarily, perhaps, because of alcohol abuse. So avoiding these would be a way to lower your risk. Liver cancer is much less...

Oncology (General Cancer): genetics of bad lusk, nam vet, viet nam
nam vet, viet nam, expert profile: In the case of breast cancer it is possible, even probable, that genetics plays a role though bad luck can not be excluded completely. A combination is quite possible too. Also with regards to lung cancer bad luck is possible, even probable, but again genetics...

Oncology (General Cancer): lump above armpit, sebacious cyst, breast cancer
sebacious cyst, breast cancer, gynecologist: My suspicion is that you are talking about a lipoma. Other possibilities in that part of your body might include a small node under the skin, or a sebacious cyst. I strongly doubt it is cancer. I might suggest hot packs for a few days and if it doesn t...

Oncology (General Cancer): Malignant melanoma of the lumps, malignant melanomas, malignant melanoma
malignant melanomas, malignant melanoma, liver surgery: Unfortunately malignant melanomas are usually not very sensitive to chemotherapy or radiation therapy. And I m sorry to have to tell you that surgery is not much of an option in a case like this. You are correct, surgery remains the main option of treatment...

Oncology (General Cancer): night sweats, upper torso, expert profile
upper torso, expert profile, sweaty face: It is impossible to tell you what this is based on just one symptom especially from afar. But let your doctor check you. You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There is no limit to the...

Oncology (General Cancer): NSE tumor marker, tumor marker, neuroendocrine tumor
tumor marker, neuroendocrine tumor, thymic mass: The only way to answer your questions about what this tumor is all about is surgery. The tissue can then be studied by a pathologist and yes, he/she will be able to tell whether it is malignant or not. Special stains will be done, and markers will be studied,...

Oncology (General Cancer): Ongoing Gross Hematuria, bladder tumor, coke habit
bladder tumor, coke habit, fever chills: He could be passing stones. Some people are stone-formers and with his coke habit that might be helping a bit. The other thing that comes to mind is a bladder tumor. Sometimes that can give intermittent bleeding, pain in the testicles, etc. Less common...

Oncology (General Cancer): peri-menopause , ovarian cyst etc..., transvaginal sonogram, irritable bowel syndrome
transvaginal sonogram, irritable bowel syndrome, abdominal bloating: A really complex cyst would be more suspected of being cancerous (a lesion with many cysts). It means that your endometrium is thin (a thick one would be more suspected of being cancerous) and difficult to see. The rest you have to discuss with your gynecologist...

Oncology (General Cancer): Stage IV Melanoma, malignant melanomas, chemotherapy treatment
malignant melanomas, chemotherapy treatment, expert profile: If this information is correct and her melanoma has spread like this her tumor is by now indeed a stage 4 malignancy. That is at present incurable. Since malignant melanomas usually are not very sensitive to radiation therapy or chemotherapy treatment options...

Oncology (General Cancer): Albumin Globulin Ratio, albumin globulin ratio, cbc blood test
albumin globulin ratio, cbc blood test, expert profile: Probably not - at least not alarmed. But check it as a follow up. Good luck! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There is no limit to the number of questions there. Please note: NEW...

Oncology (General Cancer): Albumin Globulin Ratio, albumin globulin ratio, cbc blood test
albumin globulin ratio, cbc blood test, globulin levels: Usually this doesn t mean anything if you are in otherwise good health. About the only disease that can cause a lowering of the AG ratio with normal values is liver dysfunction. However, if your other tests were normal, I wouldn t worry. If you tend to...

Oncology (General Cancer): Anal Cancer, digital rectal exam, colon cancer
digital rectal exam, colon cancer, colonoscopy: Anal tumors can be detected by close examination by your doctor. They do not require follow-up with colonoscopy. The risks for anal cancer differ from the risks for rectal and colon cancer, so you aren t at a higher risk for a cancer higher up in your intestinal...

Oncology (General Cancer): Biopsy of cyst., subaceous cyst, lung apices
subaceous cyst, lung apices, general malaise: In general, if the cyst is incised and purulent material (pus) comes out and it collapses, you probably don t need to worry. I would hope that the pus be cultured. If on the other hand the incision does not result in loss of pus and collapse of the cyst...

Oncology (General Cancer): bone cancer ?, bone cancer symptoms, left arm pain
bone cancer symptoms, left arm pain, upper left arm pain: An MRI is a good idea, and possibly a plain xray of the area of pain in your arm. Odds are very good that you don t have cancer. Given your fever, chills, and night sweats, I d want to go through a CT scan of the chest, a very good physical exam, and a complete...

Oncology (General Cancer): Brain Stem Glioma, brain stem, expert profile
brain stem, expert profile, chemo: Unfortunately her tumor may be back and yes it may be more aggressive. But we do not know yet. You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There is no limit to the number of questions there....

Oncology (General Cancer): Breast Cancer, invasive ductal carcinoma, liver metastases
invasive ductal carcinoma, liver metastases, cancer question: There are some types of breast cancer where the regimen you mentioned is appropriate. This would be dependent on the histology. That being said, I wouldn t be against this regimen in your case; it isn t one I would use except in certain subclasses of BC...

Oncology (General Cancer): Breast cancer and MACA Root, oil of evening primrose, history of breast cancer
oil of evening primrose, history of breast cancer, bilateral mastectomy: Maca root, like many herbal preparations, probably helps by providing the patient with phytoestrogens which come from plants. We have no evidence that they make any difference in survival from breast cancer. Other things that have been helpful include...

Oncology (General Cancer): do i have cancer of the eyelid?, inclusion cyst, eye cancer
inclusion cyst, eye cancer, eye specialist: I don t think yhou have eye cancer. It sounds like you might have an inclusion cyst or something along those lines. Sometimes they need to be incised and drained. That s probably why your doctor wanted you to see an eye specialist, who does that sort of...

Oncology (General Cancer): Cancer Question, cancer question, cancer doctor
cancer question, cancer doctor, anesthesiologist: Yes. An anesthesiologist can decide to recommend against an operation if he/she believes it isn t in the best interest of the patient. He/she can also refuse to provide anesthesia, even if the surgeon wants to go ahead. That leaves the surgeon with the...

Oncology (General Cancer): Experiments, leukemia cases, expert profile
leukemia cases, expert profile, bone marrow: It is not that easy to cause leukemia. Even agents known to be able to do it like radiation or chemicals only do it in a small fraction of those exposed and it does not happen at once. It takes time even a lot of time. But if you have a lot of mice you can...

Oncology (General Cancer): Gastric Cancer, advanced gastric cancer, pleural cavity
advanced gastric cancer, pleural cavity, stem cell therapy: Hi, A cancer limited to stomach has a very high chance of cure. However there is still a good chance of cure with pleural cavity spread. Antiangiogenic medicines and Immunotherapy can be started immediately for your brother. The medicines are mainly orally...

Oncology (General Cancer): Granddad, persistent headaches, impending loss
persistent headaches, impending loss, swelling in the brain: If he s on steroids, has liver and brain involvement, and has gone this far with previous radiation, I would guess that he will not be around in a month. Steroids can reduce swelling in the brain for about two or three weeks, then progression of the tumor...

Oncology (General Cancer): Headache and neck pain following alcohol cessation, alcohol cessation, headache and neck pain
alcohol cessation, headache and neck pain, expert profile: I m not sure. It may very well be just an effect of her drinking. But it should be investigated - preferably by a specialist of internal medicine. If she wants to be checked for this however is probably doubtful. Alcoholics are usually not very cooperative...

Oncology (General Cancer): Heterogeneous liver, liver enzyme elevations, metabolic bone disease
liver enzyme elevations, metabolic bone disease, hepatitis b vaccine: I can not rule out overreading but if you have hyperlipidemia & hypercholesterolemia then that should by itself be enough possible cause for this finding. However to be sure a liver biopsy is necessary and somehow I feel that that is going too far to clarify...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lung Cancer, fine needle biopsy, cancer question
fine needle biopsy, cancer question, signs of cancer: A strategy of treatment would require that you know about all the areas that are suspicious for cancer. It would be malpractice, for example, to remove the lung nodule and then later discover that the cancer in the face is inoperable. And vice versa. So...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lung nodule, lung nodule, lung surgery
lung nodule, lung surgery, calcifications: My response to a finding like this would be to repeat the CT scan in three months, and if there was no change, in one year. You are right to be concerned about calcifications, but there are many other conditions where this can occur. At 3 mm, it would be...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lymph Nodes, slow drainage, chronic inflammation
slow drainage, chronic inflammation, hello doctor: Nodes can only be diagnosed by biopsy. The other studies really don t give certainty. I don t think the pressure is related to the nodes. Usually eustacian tube pressure is from slow drainage of the tube, due, for example, to chronic inflammation. Hope...

Oncology (General Cancer): Malignant histyocytoma, survival rate, curative treatment
survival rate, curative treatment, older adults: The burns from the radiation will heal in a couple of weeks. The disease is not a good one, and probably radiation will only buy time. Curative treatment is possible with surgery but it sounds like your doctors felt that surgery was out. Most of the time,...

Oncology (General Cancer): about parotid cancer, mucoepidermoid carcinoma, facial nerve
mucoepidermoid carcinoma, facial nerve, expert profile: At least radiation therapy is NECESSARY! Without having all your reports available I can not tell you if that is enough or if your best option is more surgery. You should discuss this seriously with your doctor! Good luck! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Oncology (General Cancer): about parotid cancer, salivary gland tumors, mucoepidermoid carcinoma
salivary gland tumors, mucoepidermoid carcinoma, biopsy report: Piece meal excision is commonly done around delicate structures like nerves. Most tumors don t spill but some (like ovarian cancer) do. With a low-grade tumor the likelihood that spilled cells will give rise to new tumors is low, especially with radiation...

Oncology (General Cancer): A pea size solid beneath right testicle attached to the spermatic tube, dull ache, palpable mass
dull ache, palpable mass, pea size: I think the doctor was wrong in calling it an infection. I think it is far more likely to be a simple cyst than an Infection. Either way, it is not testicular cancer!! If the doctor gave you antibiotics, then take them. If not, I wouldn t worry too much...

Oncology (General Cancer): Please helpout with my dad rare cancer, tufts university school of medicine, tufts university school
tufts university school of medicine, tufts university school, michael goodman: This is a very bad cancer, but there are some people doing some investigational work. There are a few centers in the United States where they do peritoneal surface therapy . This involves very detailed surgery to remove most of the disease, then treating...

Oncology (General Cancer): Results of pelvic/abdomen scan, stomach discomfort, hypodensity
stomach discomfort, hypodensity, uncinate process: The process in the pancreas is probably not the reason for your symptoms. (that doesn t mean you shouldn t be concerned). with weakness, flushing, high blood pressure, and right front stomach discomfort I am concerned about carcinoid or pheochromocytoma...

Oncology (General Cancer): Sarcoma, survival rate, malignancy
survival rate, malignancy, different kinds: Unfortunately, I can t answer your question. There are many different kinds of sarcoma, each of which has a different degree of malignancy. The stage of the sarcoma is important as well. If it can be completely removed by surgery, chances of survival are...

Oncology (General Cancer): Skin Cancer, weird shape, expert profile
weird shape, expert profile, skin doctor: I can not guarantee that it is not cancer. And based only on your description I can not evaluate what you have with any certainty. So I do strongly suggest that you let a doctor - preferably a dermatologist (skin doctor) - check your lesions soonest! Good...

Oncology (General Cancer): Spindle cell Sarcoma, spindle cell sarcoma, lung metastasis
spindle cell sarcoma, lung metastasis, biopsy report: I am not surprised by the involvement of the lung and kidney area. This would rule out attempts at surgery, and I woudn t be eager to radiate either. You are at a point where the disease can t be cured. All you can do is try different drugs and see if one...

Oncology (General Cancer): Treatment for pleural effusion, cell lung cancer, continuous drainage
cell lung cancer, continuous drainage, drainage treatment: If the only problem is a pleural effusion, and it can be managed successfully, sometimes people can go for a year or so; but in his case, I think four to six months is about right. There are procedures which can often stop the necessity of repeated drainage;...

Oncology (General Cancer): Tumor marker CA 19-9 and PSA, cancer of pancreas, pancreas cancer
cancer of pancreas, pancreas cancer, needle biopsies: Dear Alicia, I do understand your concern for your father and why you have done this for him. BUT these tumor markers are quite uncertain so (with the possible exception of PSA, after all my own prostate cancer was found that way but my PSA was then 8.8!)...

Oncology (General Cancer): i.b.c, lump under nipple, biopsey
lump under nipple, biopsey, signs of cancer: If an abcess was surgically removed there MUST have been an infection/inflammation going on there. That would explain all your signs & symptoms too. If your surgery pathology report does not show any signs of cancer there is NO reason to suspect any! Your...

Oncology (General Cancer): Biopsy and Hysteroscopy, thick uterine lining, proliferative endometrium
thick uterine lining, proliferative endometrium, expert profile: Yes it does! Good luck! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There is no limit to the number of questions there. Please note: NEW SITE! Donations are also always welcome! No amount...

Oncology (General Cancer): Cancer and weight loss, transvaginal ultrasounds, cancer fears
transvaginal ultrasounds, cancer fears, cancer mortality: You are right to lose weight. Being obese, in fact, increases your risk for certain cancers. And you are right, some kinds of tests can be hard to interpret when you are massively overweight, or even hard to do (CT scans, MRI s) but mammograms and transvaginal...

Oncology (General Cancer): carotid body tumor, ear lobes, sensory nerves
ear lobes, sensory nerves, facial nerve: The location of the tumor suggests that it involves a branch of the facial nerve going to the ear lobe. That would hardly be noticeable to your daughter, since the ear lobes have a low density of sensory nerves anyway; that s why people can get away with...

Oncology (General Cancer): cervical cancer, poor immune system, stage of cervical cancer
poor immune system, stage of cervical cancer, hiv test: You ARE very protective. I do not think I would have appreciated this amount of protection when I was 29 (38 years ago). I can not say if she has HIV or not though the risk is probably not big. It is far more likely that her flu infection was made more easy...

Oncology (General Cancer): CT scan, lung abnormality, chronic lung disease
lung abnormality, chronic lung disease, allergy season: The recommendations for a small lung abnormality are that it should be measured every six months for two years, and if it is stable, one shouldn t worry. If you have a very low risk for lung cancer (non smoker, relatively young, etc) a year may be sufficient....

Oncology (General Cancer): What to expect..., liver metastases, median life expectancy
liver metastases, median life expectancy, liver resection: Well, based on the material you quote here we can conclude that 0% of one group of patients with an untreated liver lesion survived 5 years (I have NO quarrel with that result) while 28% with a resected liver did survive 5 years - which also means that 72%...

Oncology (General Cancer): Health, nodules in the lungs, sarcoma center
nodules in the lungs, sarcoma center, conventional therapy: I don t know where you live in the united states. Having synovial sarcoma metastatic to the lungs is not good at all, and chemotherapy (standard treatment) is not likely to cure you. However, it can buy time, and there is a lot of research going on right...

Oncology (General Cancer): hpv, anal cancer, mouth cancer
anal cancer, mouth cancer, cancer in women: Yes it is possible - even probable - that he has HPV. It is therefore possible that he is a carrier and may infect other women in the future. But as I wrote in my previous reply he may have had HPV already before he met this young lady since the virus is rather...

Oncology (General Cancer): HPV and cancer, hpv virus, cancer question
hpv virus, cancer question, other sexually transmitted diseases: If your son has no contraindications, he can be vaccinated. He should remember, though, that there are other sexually transmitted diseases that HPV vaccine won t help. HPV vaccine is not even perfect against HPV, as there are several strains of the virus,...

Oncology (General Cancer): HPV and cancer, hpv vaccines, hpv virus
hpv vaccines, hpv virus, cervix cancer: HPV virus is rather common. So it is probable that your son had been exposed to this virus even before he met this young lady. There is - as far as it is known - no connection between this virus and cardiovascular disease. Yes there is a connection between...

Oncology (General Cancer): lung cancer, hospice nurse, fluid in the abdomen
hospice nurse, fluid in the abdomen, terminal cancer: I guess it s too late for stopping smoking to be of any benefit. If her stomach is distended, she may be collecting fluid in the abdomen, which in turn might mean that she has disease in the liver, or on the surfaces of the abdomen inside. Spots of blood...

Oncology (General Cancer): mass/lump on outer R thigh, mri scan, expert profile
mri scan, expert profile, lipoma: Since the MRI scan was normal it most probably is nothing dangerous. But if you want to be sure you can ask the surgeon to do a biopsy or even remove it completely and to send it all to the pathologist for examination. Good luck! You can also reach me...

Oncology (General Cancer): about parotid cancer, mucoepidermoid carcinoma, facial nerve
mucoepidermoid carcinoma, facial nerve, radiation therapy: If this indeed was a low grade and low stage tumour its prognosis should be rather good. But as usual no one can guarantee that. Perineural invasion is anyway at least not a good sign. And since there is no pathology available from the deep parts of your parotid...

Oncology (General Cancer): Possible stage 4 cancer, stage 4 cancer, pulmonary nodules
stage 4 cancer, pulmonary nodules, subcutaneous nodules: Yes these findings seem to indicate that indeed he is unfortunately suffering from a widely spread malignancy (a stage IV cancer). As an educated guess I would say that it is the described pelvic mass which is his primary tumour (prostate?, colon?). A simple...

Oncology (General Cancer): Primary myelofibrosis progression, genetic abnormality, myelofibrosis
genetic abnormality, myelofibrosis, hematologist: If she has myelofibrosis, there are some treatments available. If she is transfusion dependent to the extent you describe, and if she is in otherwise reasonable health for her age, I would certainly be interested in offering her some treatment. There is...

Oncology (General Cancer): Question about prognosis, pathology results, cancer cells
pathology results, cancer cells, lymph node: The truth is that with Stage IIIa disease, the prognosis with surgery alone is about 40 - 60% cure rate, depending on what you read. Obviously, you had a good stage III with only one node; You could have had a bad stage III with seven or eight nodes....

Oncology (General Cancer): radiation, hiroshima atom bomb, cancer incidence
hiroshima atom bomb, cancer incidence, cause cancer: There is a low level of radiation to which we are always exposed -- cosmic rays. that has been going on since mankind appeared on the earth. Since it is always there, it s hard to tell if it causes cancer. However, they did one experiment where they measured...

Oncology (General Cancer): radiation sickness from prostrate cancer treatment, prostrate cancer treatment, radiation sickness
prostrate cancer treatment, radiation sickness, radiation damage: It is always difficult to explain radiation damage. What your father suffers from is NOT radiation sickness or radiation poisoning . What he has - based on your own description - is local radiation damage comparable to a severe local sunburn (also radiation...

Oncology (General Cancer): Re: Pea size lump on knee, stockholm sweden, expert profile
stockholm sweden, expert profile, pea size: To be able to answer you fully I would need to examine it myself which I can not do (I m in Stockholm, Sweden). So I think you should let a doctor check it even though it probably is benign (not malignant) but I can not give any guarantees without any examination!...

Oncology (General Cancer): Slow growing lymphoma, ct scan with contrast, lymph node enlargement
ct scan with contrast, lymph node enlargement, red cells: First, don t worry about the CT scans. While there is a very slight increase in the risk of certain blood diseases with cumulative radiation, probably the risk is lower than that of second hand smoke or barbecued meat or the cosmic rays we get every day....

Oncology (General Cancer): Stage 4 Melanoma, groin lymph node, medical oncologist
groin lymph node, medical oncologist, immunologic approaches: Assuming he is under 70, there are several options I would explore. A very promising new drug called Yervoy (ipilumimab) is an antibody that allows the body s own immune system to switch into high gear. This has been known to bring about complete remissions,...

Oncology (General Cancer): Swollen lymph nodes in the trapezius, swollen lymph nodes, inguinal nodes
swollen lymph nodes, inguinal nodes, swollen nodes: Your surgeon wasn t wrong to advise waiting, but if there has been growth since October, then the next step is a biopsy. You probably have a lymphoma, and with modern therapy these can be managed very successfully. There is no way we can make a diagnosis...

Oncology (General Cancer): Tailbone pain, blood in the stools, running a fever
blood in the stools, running a fever, cancer doctor: I can not examine you since you are in Indiana, USA, while I am in Stockholm, Sweden. And I can not give you a diagnosis based on symptoms alone without any examination. I therefore strongly suggest that you let a local doctor there examine you! Besides I...

Oncology (General Cancer): Test results, polyps in the stomach, fundic gland polyps
polyps in the stomach, fundic gland polyps, kidney cancer: I don t know the details about what kind of kidney cancer you had. In general, getting kidney cancer in one kidney raises the risk for the second to get a new cancer; and there are some types (and some family situations) where the risk is even higher. If...

Oncology (General Cancer): testicular cancer, cancer testicular, spermatocele
cancer testicular, spermatocele, sized lump: I am almost certain that this is a b spermatocele /b . Try looking that term up on the internet and see if the descriptions match what you are feeling. I am also certain that it is not testicular cancer. Testicular cancer forms inside of the testicle, and...

Oncology (General Cancer): Me again, echogenic, vascularity
echogenic, vascularity, sonogram: The tech is right; a one mm difference is within the limits of error, and in an ovary, changes in the size of abnormalities during the monthly cycle are normal. And at 7 mm it s too small to diagnose by any method other than removing the ovary and examining...

Oncology (General Cancer): 3mm nodule on urinary bladder, urinary bladder, nodule
urinary bladder, nodule, transurethral resection: what kind of surgery? If he wants to do a transurethral resection, that would be fine. If he wants to remove your bladder, that s another story. If the nodule is in the inside of the bladder, it should be removed first before deciding on next steps. If...

Oncology (General Cancer): blood clot, ultrasound test, fibrous tissue
ultrasound test, fibrous tissue, blood clot: An ultrasound test might disclose what could be a blood clot. Good radiologists can talk about probabilities. Sometimes you have no symptoms with these clots; other times pain, and possibly even some bleeding. And yes, you can have clots for a long time...

Oncology (General Cancer): Bone Marrow Biopsy Results, bone marrow biopsy, bone marrow biopsy results
bone marrow biopsy, bone marrow biopsy results, chromosome complement: With a high ESR, CRP, and white blood cell count, I would be looking for chronic inflammation, caused by things like tuberculosis, fungal diseases, autoimmune diseases, and cancer. The situtation you describe is compatible with diseases like rheumatoid arthritis,...

Oncology (General Cancer): Bone scan results, pubic ramus, ct scan of the abdomen
pubic ramus, ct scan of the abdomen, kidney cancer: Loosening of prosthetic components is not uncommon after a long period of time. I don t think the findings would automatically suggest cancer. Given the problems with prostheses and CT scans, and the fact that MRI s would not be indicated if the prosthesis...

Oncology (General Cancer): Breast Mass, non hodgkins lymphoma, hodgkin s disease
non hodgkins lymphoma, hodgkin s disease, ultrasound report: Having simultaneous bilateral cancers is not as rare as you might think. The approach should be to treat each as though it were the only cancer. In other words, if you have stage I cancer in one breast and stage II in the other, you are still curable. There...

Oncology (General Cancer): constipation/bloating?, stomach cramps, chronic heartburn
stomach cramps, chronic heartburn, gall bladder: Your symptoms may be due to something like chronic heartburn (which doesn t always feel like heartburn) or your gall bladder may be at fault. At 35 years of age, it probably isn t colon cancer; however, there can be problems in the upper part of the bowel...

Oncology (General Cancer): CT scan showing lung nodule, chest x rays, breast biopsy
chest x rays, breast biopsy, lung nodules: If the marker was actually in the breast, it would not be confused with a lung nodule (that happens with chest x-rays). On the other hand, lung nodules are not uncommon. Generally we measure them and repeat the study in three or four months. (for nodules...

Oncology (General Cancer): diagnosing liver cancer, liver biopsies, liver cancer
liver biopsies, liver cancer, ultrasound test: The risks of liver biopsies - which is what we are discussing here - are very small. All liver biopsies I have done while I worked were done with only local anesthesia and that was enough! On the other hand here in Sweden colonoscopies are usually done without...

Oncology (General Cancer): Drinking cold water after a meal, medical myths, urbanlegends
medical myths, urbanlegends, snopes: I clicked the wrong button before, which prevented me from answering your question. It is true that this is not my field of expertise, but I can tell you that this is a hoax. Numerous sites agree that there is no merit to this warning. Here are a few of...

Oncology (General Cancer): Mass in Knee - Scheduled for Biopsy, intermediate grade, biopsy
Oncology (General Cancer): Mass in Knee - Scheduled for Biopsy, intermediate grade, biopsy, three months

Oncology (General Cancer): head lump, head lump, sized lump
head lump, sized lump, cyst: If it s hard and tender, it probably is a cyst or a bruise, especially if it popped up suddenly. However, I can only guess, and if it doesn t go away soon, see your doctor. And I don t think I can relate this to your headaches. That s probably something...

Oncology (General Cancer): health, needle aspiration biopsy, thyroid lobe
needle aspiration biopsy, thyroid lobe, ultrasound guidance: Should be checked with a needle biopsy - can be done with ultrasound guidance - in order to KNOW what it is! Can be done as a fine/thin needle aspiration biopsy (FNAC). Good luck! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Oncology (General Cancer): High Platelets count, high platelet counts, hypertension medicine
high platelet counts, hypertension medicine, bone marrow examination: High platelet counts need to be worked up. I don t think this is drug related. However, a platelet count of 496000 is not in itself dangerous. If she were my patient I d look for signs of infection or inflammation; I would definitely repeat the count every...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lymphoma?, shotty lymph nodes, lymph node enlargement
shotty lymph nodes, lymph node enlargement, general malaise: First of all, you can make lymph nodes larger by handling them excessively. Second, the only way to diagnose lymph node enlargement for sure is to biopsy it. Third, if you have one painless slightly enlarged node and it isn t changing significantly, it probably...

Oncology (General Cancer): Mantle Cell and globus sensation, mantle cell lymphoma, radiation therapy
mantle cell lymphoma, radiation therapy, cold symptoms: They could be; It s probably time you had a PET scan anyway. The sensation is compatible with enlarged nodes in the chest. Obviously it could be due to a lot of other things as well, including cardiac disease, hyperacidity, esophageal spasm, etc. But there...

Oncology (General Cancer): Mass in Knee - Scheduled for Biopsy, orthopedic oncologists, distal femur
orthopedic oncologists, distal femur, chondroma: There are tumors that grow in the bone (like perosteal chondroma) which aren t really malignant, but if left alone will cause further pain and fracture. There are also sarcomas, which are malignant. You can only be sure by looking at a biopsy. If you have...

Oncology (General Cancer): oral cancer, expert profile, oral cancer
expert profile, oral cancer, dental visit: If the test is a biopsy it may involve needles. So probably to be on the safe side you should call your doctor. You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There is no limit to the number...

Oncology (General Cancer): Pain in thigh, pubic ramus, ct scan of the abdomen
pubic ramus, ct scan of the abdomen, kidney cancer: Impossible to say at present. It is possible but not certain. As mentioned in your report it has to be correlated with your upcoming CT scan of the area. Please do keep me posted! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Oncology (General Cancer): Query regarding Mantle cell Lymphoma Stage 4, mantle cell lymphoma, lower back ache
mantle cell lymphoma, lower back ache, bone marrow transplant: Anyone and everyone who has had a sepsis will be quite exhausted (my mother had one BEFORE antibiotics in 1941, for some reason she managed to survive otherwise I would not be here, but it took her several months to regain herself and she had no lymphoma on...

Oncology (General Cancer): Am I at risk for Cancer? if so what can I do to prevent?, small intestine bacterial overgrowth, bone density test
small intestine bacterial overgrowth, bone density test, barium swallow: You have had a lot of studies. What is important, though, is how much radiation a particular part of your body received. We know that there is a threshold below which there isn t much change in risk (we all get a little radiation every day from natural...

Oncology (General Cancer): Skin spot, diagnoses?, pencil eraser, fruits and vegetables
pencil eraser, fruits and vegetables, pacific islander: Dear Christopher, Its a pleasure to help you. If the lesion on your skin looks like one of these then you need to see the doctor. http://at-risc.org/cancer.aspx you can avoid cancer by having lots of fruits and vegetables in diet and doing exercise daily....

Oncology (General Cancer): Small brown spot on bottom of foot, irregular margins, ultraviolet radiation
irregular margins, ultraviolet radiation, melanomas: It doesn t look like a problem to me. If it is flat and doesn t change, it s probably all right. Melanomas tend to be slightly raised, and they have irregular margins, and most of all, they grow. sometimes they bleed. Likewise, melanomas tend not to occur...

Oncology (General Cancer): Smoking and cancer, cancer question, stomach cancer
cancer question, stomach cancer, cancer diagnosis: Patient can take immunomodulator medicines which are not expensive to avoid getting cancer again. mail me at medlifeasia@gmail.com for further advice. Also eating fruits and vegetables, walking for 2 Km daily and maintaining low body weight reduce the risk...

Oncology (General Cancer): Spinal Fluid Cancer, brain tumor, cancer cells
brain tumor, cancer cells, spinal fluid cancer: I have just answered your question which has appeared 2 times here. Please see that reply. You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There is no limit to the number of questions there....

Oncology (General Cancer): TC, high hcg level, normal hcg level
high hcg level, normal hcg level, weasel words: They should have measured your LH and FSH. Did they do that? If you had testicular cancer, and if it had a high HCG level, then it could possibly cause gynecomastia. But it would not really explain the low testosterone. Have you seen an endocrinologist?...

Oncology (General Cancer): Testicular Cancer, testicular cancer, seminoma
testicular cancer, seminoma, hypogonadism: The HCG is not a perfect marker for testicular cancer; it is elevated primarily in those tumors which have choriocarcinoma cells. (would not be elevated in Seminoma, and usually not in Embryonal cancer). In your case, the level is normal, so without other...

Oncology (General Cancer): thyroid cancer, low thyroid function, fine needle biopsy
low thyroid function, fine needle biopsy, thyroid lobe: among all patients with your condition, 10% are found to have cancer. there is a general rule that any part of the body develops cancer if exposed to abnormal conditions for a long time. For example fibroid uterus, hepatitis etc. if left untreated can change...

Oncology (General Cancer): Treatment Side Effects?, breast cancer treatment, radiation treatment
breast cancer treatment, radiation treatment, expert profile: It is actually the very first time ever that I hear about this effect so I doubt very much that it has anything to do with your treatment! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There...

Oncology (General Cancer): worried about bowel cancer, crohn s disease, bowel cancer
crohn s disease, bowel cancer, night sweating: It is not impossible but it is VERY rare. But there are other serious conditions with the same symptoms much more probable at your age like ulcerative colitis and Crohn s disease. So you SHOULD let a doctor - preferably a gastroenterologist - check you soonest!...

Oncology (General Cancer): abdominal mass, 11 month old babies, abdominal bloating
11 month old babies, abdominal bloating, loose stools: I can not guarantte that nothing has been missed. But I agree a 1 cm (1/2.54 inch) should be big enough to see. The alternative would be to do an MRI scan. But if you had insurance problems with an ultrasound scan I can not even imagine the problems an MRI...

Oncology (General Cancer): Does blood count recovery get slower after every chemo?, low platelets, mantle cell
low platelets, mantle cell, expert profile: Honestly I do not dare to give advice on this. I know far too little with regards to his condition and his previous reactions. So this is something you MUST discuss with his doctors who know him better! Good luck whatever you decide! In principle also your...

Oncology (General Cancer): Breast Cancer Metastasis to Brain, breast cancer metastasis, brain mri
breast cancer metastasis, brain mri, lymph node involvement: Unfortunately, it sounds like her long-term prognosis is pretty poor. I agree that cyberknife therapy is a good thing now, but unlike some other kinds of cancer, breast cancer that gets to the brain is usually in multiple sites, and the others are likely...

Oncology (General Cancer): Calcification and ultrasound, ultrasound scan, abdominal cavity
ultrasound scan, abdominal cavity, tumors in the liver: Calcifications will both increase the reflected signal and decrease the transmitted signal. Depending on why the ultrasound is being done, it may be better to use another imaging modality. If ultrasound is being used to drain fluid from the abdomen, that...

Oncology (General Cancer): Colon cancer with mets to omentum, peritoneal surface malignancy, stage 4 colon cancer
peritoneal surface malignancy, stage 4 colon cancer, omentum cancer: If the omental cancer is growing, the treatment isn t working sufficiently the continue it. There are different drugs which work in Colon cancer. Maybe your doctor should change drugs at this time. Also, you might want to talk to your doctor about peritoneal...

Oncology (General Cancer): early age bladder cancer, signet ring, bladder cancer
signet ring, bladder cancer, cell cancers: First of all, I live in Sweden. I have a principle here of not giving advice with regards to details of chemotherapy for 2 reasons, 1. I do not know what is available in other parts of the world, in this case India, and 2. I do not know enough details with...

Oncology (General Cancer): One hard testicle and a rough one with a small lump, testicle, urologist
testicle, urologist, appointment: A hard testicle, particularly if you know that it has not always felt like this, is a possible sign of trouble. I can only suggest that you see your doctor or a urologist as soon as you can. I don t mean that it is an emergency and you need to go tomorrow,...

Oncology (General Cancer): Help me, worst case scenario, lymphoma cancer
worst case scenario, lymphoma cancer, expert profile: What you describe is probably due to a local infection/inflammation somewhere around that ear. But let your doctor check it! Good luck! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Oncology (General Cancer): kidneys, renal cell carcinoma, partial nephrectomy
renal cell carcinoma, partial nephrectomy, tumor biopsy: Basically, the tumor that was removed was a fairly standard renal cancer; clear cell type is the most common. There were no features suggesting sarcomatous change; that would be a bad thing if there were. The initial specimen showed tumor right up to the...

Oncology (General Cancer): Kidneys, abdominal aorta, pathology report
abdominal aorta, pathology report, retroperitoneal lymph nodes: To be able to answer you properly I DO need to read your original pathology report! You can copy it here. That is why I asked about it! I generally do not believe in waiting. But in order to give you correct advice I do need that pathology report! So please...

Oncology (General Cancer): lab results 30 months later, elevated liver enzymes, liver biopsy
elevated liver enzymes, liver biopsy, ct scan of the abdomen: The PET scan might be useful, but in the absence of a finding on the Ct scan, it sometimes is confusing. And I can t think of a situation where the PET would be positive and the CT would be negative that would lead to cure. (usually this is associated with...

Oncology (General Cancer): Pancreatic Cancer, liver metastases, extreme fatigue
liver metastases, extreme fatigue, strict diet: There are several reasons her hemoglobin might be dropping. The liver may be unable to synthesize as well as it should; her diet may be deficient because of the pain and the limitation in what she can eat; and most likely, she has a little chronic GI bleeding...

Oncology (General Cancer): possibly early sign of oral cancer, benign lesions, oral cancer
benign lesions, oral cancer, malignant conditions: It sounds like you may have leukoplakia and/or erythroplakia, which are pre-malignant. CT s and MRI s will not pick up very early superficial cancers or pre-malignant conditions. They need to be examined by a specialist and watched closely if not treated....

Oncology (General Cancer): prostate cancer, cancer cells, natural medicines
cancer cells, natural medicines, cancer stage: I will assume your father is elderly. If that is the case, the very best treatment is medical castration, which can be done with an injection every three to six months. The side effects for elderly men are minimal; if you are a youngish type, you might have...

Oncology (General Cancer): prostate cancer, prostate cancer patient, stage 4 cancer
prostate cancer patient, stage 4 cancer, soursop: If it truly is a stage 4 cancer it must by definition have spread not only to lymph nodes but also to elsewhere. A stage 4 cancer is at present incurable regardless of treatment. All those claims you have read are unfortunately just garbage and none of them...

Oncology (General Cancer): return of cancerous cells, precancerous cells, frequent urination
precancerous cells, frequent urination, pap smear: Apparently they left the cervix of your uterus in place in spite of the removal of the rest of your uterus. Why that was done in this way I can not understand. It would have been better to have that removed too since that was the source of your problem! Please...

Oncology (General Cancer): sqamous cell caracinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, expert profile
squamous cell carcinoma, expert profile, permanent wave: In itself that probably does not make the situation any worse - or any better. However in this situation I can not understand why any effort is made with regards to the hair. It would probably be better to keep the scalp shaved(!) to help the doctor to inspect...

Oncology (General Cancer): strange feeling pelvic area, pain during urination, vitamin c powder
pain during urination, vitamin c powder, prostatits: Obviously I can only list some possibilities. Chronic prostatitis can do this sort of thing. It s unusual for someone your age, but it happens. You might also have disorder called interstitial cystitis which comes to mind because you seem to respond to...

Oncology (General Cancer): Strange Question, spongiotic dermatitis, uterine polyps
spongiotic dermatitis, uterine polyps, gynecologic conditions: I don t see how anything confined to the ovary could cause a vaginal discharge. Spongiotic dermatitis could be the reason for the discharge. However, I m not too familiar with gynecologic conditions, and if everything else has been ruled out, you might want...

Oncology (General Cancer): Sunburn and skin cancer, severe sunburn, skin cancers
severe sunburn, skin cancers, dangerous rays: Peeling is a sign of a pretty bad sunburn, although maybe not as bad as blistering. What we know about sunburns and cancer is that getting these during the teens and early twenties is the worst time, and the more often you get them, the more likely you will...

Oncology (General Cancer): Suspected Melanoma, reddish color, free clinics
reddish color, free clinics, melanoma: I guess I would recommend that you find a free clinic, or medical schools sometimes have free clinics. I don t think it sounds like a melanoma if it has a small white center; it may be a boil. But I can t do anything over the internet. You are right, you...

Oncology (General Cancer): uterine cells in pap smear.. In woman who had uterine ablation, uterine cervix, uterine ablation
uterine cervix, uterine ablation, pap smear: Since you had a pap smear done your uterine cervix was probably left behind when most of the rest of your uterus was removed. The question is how much of your uterus was indeed left inside you. It seems to be enough to produce some uterine cells. That not...

Oncology (General Cancer): Bowel issues, fecal blood test, streaks of blood
fecal blood test, streaks of blood, transverse colon: Red blood on the stool or toilet paper is usually a sign of something going on in the rectum. this would include hemorrhoids, fissures, polyps, and rectal or anal cancer. At your age, assuming no risk factors, the last two are unlikely. Whether a fecal blood...

Oncology (General Cancer): Colon Cancer 3B, but another tumor in pelvic region & 2 MM one in Omentum, colon resection surgery, distant metastasis
colon resection surgery, distant metastasis, drainage tube: Colon cancer might very well be cured by removing solitary metastases. However, I don t like the outlook with your mother s case, because of omental metastases. That usually means that tumor cells were floating around in the abdominal cavity, and will...

Oncology (General Cancer): Would a cure for everything be a bad thing?, immune systems, immunities
immune systems, immunities, medical world: If we had a cure for everything, I suspect our immune systems would weaken, because they wouldn t have to be used. At present we would have to treat each person to prepare them for a life of 100 per cent immunity. I don t think evolution would get us to...

Oncology (General Cancer): Is disease eradication even possible?, disease eradication, african slaves
disease eradication, african slaves, european arrival: It is NOT impossible to eradicate diseases - at least some of them. For example smallpox was eradicated by vaccination and if only ALL people had themselves & their children vaccinated poliomyelitis would also be eradicated by now! Circumcision in males prevents...

Oncology (General Cancer): Dual Cystadenomas on same ovary, partial hystorectomy, serous cystadenoma
partial hystorectomy, serous cystadenoma, ovarian cysts: I m here ONLY as a cancer doctor. Since these findings of yours do not seem to indicate any cancer I do suggest that you direct this question of yours to an expert of gynecology as they are outside my area of expertise here. Good luck! You can also reach...

Oncology (General Cancer): Epididymal lump, spermatocele, epididymis
spermatocele, epididymis, testicular cancer: I cannot definitively say this is not a bad thing since you never know what weird thing the body could be doing, but IN GENERAL, these are not a problem. They definitely are not testicular cancer. They are typical small cysts, probably a sperm filled cyst...

Oncology (General Cancer): Gastric cancer and blood group A, blood group, risk
Oncology (General Cancer): Gastric cancer and blood group A, blood group, risk

Oncology (General Cancer): Gastric cancer and blood group A, upper gi endoscopy, h pylori infection
upper gi endoscopy, h pylori infection, high risk group: There is a somewhat increased risk of such cancers in your blood group but not dramatically so. Your own medical history is far more important and it may be a good idea to check your esophagus and stomach from time to time with gastroscopy (upper GI endoscopy)....

Oncology (General Cancer): Issue of sedation: Colonosocopy v. prostate biopsy, free psa test, prostate biopsy
free psa test, prostate biopsy, psa tests: Usually people getting prostate biopsies are given light sedation with Versed and Meperidine, or some similar combination. That plus local anesthesia seems to be sufficient. A 7% risk of infection seems kind of high; usually urologists will give antibiotics...

Oncology (General Cancer): lump in armpit, enlarged lymph node, mild viral illness
enlarged lymph node, mild viral illness, lump in armpit: I would not remove the lump you described, unless it began to get larger. Even if it is cancerous it isn t growing, in which case it is extremely low grade. And the likelihood of cancer is so small that I don t think any doctor could convince your insurance...

Oncology (General Cancer): lump between bum cheeks, bum cheeks, expert profile
bum cheeks, expert profile, 4 months: Your description does not allow me to make any sure diagnosis. ONLY an examination can do that! So the conclusion is clear! You SHOULD let a doctor check you soonest! Good luck! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lymph node, swollen lymph node, lymphadenitis
swollen lymph node, lymphadenitis, cyst: Your symptoms may be due to a lymphoma or something equally serious, but most of the time, this sort of thing is a simple cyst or lymphadenitis . If it grows or if you develop nodes in other areas, see your doc. If it is stable, or disappears, it probably...

Oncology (General Cancer): lymphdema and spleen tumors, enlarged lymph node, swollen lymph nodes
enlarged lymph node, swollen lymph nodes, complete blood count: It s very likely that you have splenic lymphoma, which can start in the spleen and go to other places. I would proceed as follows: Blood tests: LDH, liver functions, complete blood count, BUN and creatinine, total protein and albumen, calcium. These tests...

Oncology (General Cancer): lytic lesion in the fibula, radiation oncology department, lytic lesions
radiation oncology department, lytic lesions, bone cysts: A lytic lesion is an area of bone which doesn t contain the normal amount of calcium. The term isn t precise; there can be lytic lesions whose margins fade into normal bone density, and others where the margin is sharply demarcated. Some lytic lesions show...

Oncology (General Cancer): metastatic cancer to bone, dead cells, breast cancer
dead cells, breast cancer, initial surgery: I see! Thanks! Femara seems in your case to be much more effective & efficient than Tamoxifen. Well, I agree that a complete remission is more or less impossible - that is why I mentioned chemotherapy that most probably would have to be repeated indefinitely...

Oncology (General Cancer): paraganglioma, spots on liver, liver surgery
spots on liver, liver surgery, pathology reports: That may be a good sign, meaning that it is turning into calcified scar tissue. But without reading all his radiology & pathology reports I can not be sure. You may copy them here. You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Oncology (General Cancer): porphyria, abdomen pain, porphria
abdomen pain, porphria, human metabolism: I m an oncologist. That means that my specialty is about cancer. Porphyria has nothing to do with cancer. So it is outside my area of expertise. You should discuss this with an expert of internal medicine especially human metabolism. Good luck! You can...

Oncology (General Cancer): Porphyria, abdomen pain, porphria
abdomen pain, porphria, bladder stones: If blood and urine tests have been negative, and your pee varies between light and tea color, and you have abdominal pain and difficulty urinating, that whole complex doesn t sound like porphyria to me. How did the out of state doctor make the diagnosis?...

Oncology (General Cancer): How much power do emotions have over illnesses?, expert profile, clich
expert profile, clich, trope: I have no idea. Probably no one else has any either! I think those sentences you mention are rather meaningless and worthless! But I m a rather skeptic person. You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Oncology (General Cancer): Prostate Cancer, kidney trouble, cancer question
kidney trouble, cancer question, bladder stones: It may take longer, but I would definitely ask your urologist to look into it. You may have an infection of the bladder, or there may be dead tissue that needs to be reamed out, or you may even have bladder stones. I don t think you have a kidney problem,...

Oncology (General Cancer): screening for colon cancer, virtual colonoscopy, history of colon cancer
virtual colonoscopy, history of colon cancer, near death experience: Doctors don t like to do colonoscopies without sedation because they are often unsuccessful. I tried having one done without once, and besides the pain, the doctor couldn t advance the colonoscope. I finally allowed sedation. And, of course, if you have...

Oncology (General Cancer): Swollen lymph node in groin, swollen lymph node, wasp sting
swollen lymph node, wasp sting, muscle sprain: This is probably due to an inflammation. The wasp sting may be the cause. The pain caused by leg movements supports this theory. BUT if the lymph node does not reduce its size soon - within one to 2 weeks - or gets worse let a doctor check you! Good luck!...

Oncology (General Cancer): Testicle lump, testicular self exam, doctor asap
testicular self exam, doctor asap, cancer survivor: Many people say that the lump feels like half a pea. Mine felt like a BB or a ball bearing. It was not moveable. I could move the scrotal skin and it would stay in the same place. The lump was on the side of the testicle. I could always find it. I HAVE found...

Oncology (General Cancer): Do you think that looks like skin cancer please im worry, expert profile, skin doctor
expert profile, skin doctor, skin cancer: I doubt very much that this is a cancer. Its border to its surroundings is too precise. And the fact that you only noticed this today also supports that. It is far more likely that this is an infection/inflammation or an injury with some bleeding. But in order...

Oncology (General Cancer): Tiny lump on testicle, lump on testicle, tiny lump
lump on testicle, tiny lump, cancerous lump: Not really, not the way you are describing it. It is some kind of cyst, but I don t know what kind. ALternately, you could have an infection, though at your age that may be a little less likely. If it is bothering you, and it does seem to be bothering you,...

Oncology (General Cancer): Bump, clavical, body acne
clavical, body acne, expert profile: Apart from the lack of pain and soreness/tenderness this does sound like a local infection/inflammation coming up. There are lymph nodes almost everywhere. But this does not sound like a lymphoma. Let a doctor check it if it does not get better within a week...

Oncology (General Cancer): effectivity of chemotherapy in a Mucoepidermoid carcinoma low grade case, mucoepidermoid carcinoma, neutron radiation
mucoepidermoid carcinoma, neutron radiation, radiation treatment: Hi, The best people will be medical oncologists only. I recommend to try surgery operation + radiation therapy + immunomodulator therapy. If we dont get good response then opt for chemotherapy too. You can travel to India to our centre for getting these treatments....

Oncology (General Cancer): effectivity of chemotherapy in a Mucoepidermoid carcinoma high grade case, md anderson cancer center, mucoepidermoid carcinoma
md anderson cancer center, mucoepidermoid carcinoma, md anderson cancer: High grade (= very malignant) carcinomas (cancers) often need combined therapies (including surgery, radiation therapy & chemotherapy) for the treatment to have a better chance of success (however NO guarantees of success possible). If she was my mother and...

Oncology (General Cancer): Possible leukemia in new born? Please advise., neutrophils, cancer
Oncology (General Cancer): Possible leukemia in new born? Please advise., neutrophils, cancer, conclusion

Oncology (General Cancer): Leukemia?, low neutrophil count, petechia rash
low neutrophil count, petechia rash, bcg vaccination: As the father of six and grandfather of nineteen, I can tell you that petechiae during those early months of life are not unusual, and almost never signal a blood disease. The fact that your baby s blood counts are normal or near normal on three occasions...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lynch Syndrome, colonectomy, chronic back pain
colonectomy, chronic back pain, lifeless life: Cancers like patients are individuals not identical carbon copies/clones. So it is impossible to give you an answer with any kind of exactness or precision. What about a total colonectomy? At least no more NEW tumors to worry about! In your position that...

Oncology (General Cancer): mantle cell lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma, expert profile
mantle cell lymphoma, expert profile, neurological symptoms: Not necessarily. So his neurological symptoms must be investigated separately to see if there is any kind of brain involvement (CT, PET & MRI scans etc.). Any radiation therapy too? You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Oncology (General Cancer): Porphyria, abdomen pain, hematological malignancies
abdomen pain, hematological malignancies, cluster headaches: Since I m an oncologist my interest in hematology is mainly - almost exclusively - in hematological malignancies like leukemias etc. Porphyria is not a malignancy it is a metabolical disorder to a large extent with a genetic background. It is therefore outside...

Oncology (General Cancer): Possible leukemia in new born? Please advise., low neutrophil count, blood transfusion
low neutrophil count, blood transfusion, neutrophil counts: It is in this situation quite possible that his rash is NOT petechiae at all! Let a dermatologist check it! If not petechiae the whole reason for his blood tests disappears. It seems the only somewhat pathological test result is now more normal or even quite...

Oncology (General Cancer): prostate cancer 4, gleason 9, aggressive chemotherapy
gleason 9, aggressive chemotherapy, urologic problems: Your urologist is probably right, and with the COPD you aren t a candidate for surgery or aggressive chemotherapy. However, if there is no evidence of disease in the bones, I would consider hormone ablation, and possibly if you achieve a good response radiation...

Oncology (General Cancer): Pure Green Coffee Bean Extract while undergoing chemo, double mastectomy, pathology reports
double mastectomy, pathology reports, old breast: I see no reason you can t take green coffee bean extract supplements. If you are being treated in the USA you aren t getting any drugs which wouild be affected by those extracts. I m sure this situation has been a terrible shock to you and your family. ...

Oncology (General Cancer): question about chance of getting cancer, lifetime probability, lifetime risk
lifetime probability, lifetime risk, j public health: I think this reference (Can J Public Health. 1994 Nov-Dec;85(6):385-8. Lifetime probability of developing lung cancer, by smoking status, Canada. Villeneuve PJ, Mao Y. Source Bureau of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Tunney s Pasture, Ottawa, Ontario....

Oncology (General Cancer): radiotheray/quimotherapy, temozolamide, biopsi
temozolamide, biopsi, scan images: These tumors - if malignant - all have a VERY BAD prognosis regardless of treatment. Treatment can at most temporarily reduce symptoms and prolong survival. That is unfortunately all. I do not think this pain is just a side effect, nor do I think his worsened...

Oncology (General Cancer): Second hand smoke and cancer, lung cancer patients, occasional whiff
lung cancer patients, occasional whiff, second hand smoke: There is a danger in second hand smoke, and we recognize that the majority of lung cancer patients who have never smoked have been exposed to second hand smoke. However, this usually means being married to a smoker, or working in an office where everyone...

Oncology (General Cancer): Stage 4 prostate cancer that has spread to T5&6 on spine, stage 4 cancer, psa levels
stage 4 cancer, psa levels, word cancer: Well it is unfortunately quite bad. A stage 4 cancer is at present incurable and eventually fatal. I agree with the suggested treatment. I may even suggest even more radiation therapy (my own prostate cancer was treated only with radiation therapy with a very...

Oncology (General Cancer): 2mm non specific nodule in lung, nodule in lung, chest ct
nodule in lung, chest ct, ground glass: It is a possibility that the nodule represents recurrence and spread of his cancer. However, at 2 mm it is too small to biopsy and certainly does not justify surgery at this point. I think the best thing to do (if there is no other evidence of recurrence)...

Oncology (General Cancer): To Biopsy or Not?, poor margins, needle biopsy
poor margins, needle biopsy, safeguarding your health: The only SURE way to KNOW what that lesion is is to do a biopsy. So on that point I think your doctor is right. After all he is actually only safeguarding your health and life by his suggestion. A biopsy - if done as an ultrasound guided needle biopsy as it...

Oncology (General Cancer): blood work, antibiotics and diarrhea, serum calcium
antibiotics and diarrhea, serum calcium, acid base balance: A lot of people in the US, especially those who live central and northern regions, will have low vitamin d levels. I would certainly start taking vitamin D, about 600 to 1200 units per day. (It protects people from a lot of things besides rickets .) The...

Oncology (General Cancer): bowels, fiber laxative, liposarcoma
fiber laxative, liposarcoma, lipoma: First of all, lipomas are benign. A related process, a liposarcoma, is malignant. Sometimes what is diagnosed initially as a lipoma turns out to be a liposarcoma. If your doctors say it was a lipoma, it probably was, because nowdays most pathologists do...

Oncology (General Cancer): breast cancer, breast mri, calcifications
breast mri, calcifications, bug bite: It would be unusual to have a rapidly appearing spot appear and then regress a little. I suspect that it is a bug bite. If it goes away in a few days, that s probably the answer. The calcifications are more worrisome, but a trained radiologist can often...

Oncology (General Cancer): Hard lump on back of head, lump on back of head, hair follicle
lump on back of head, hair follicle, lump on back: I don t think it s cancer, especially if it hasn t changed. I don t know where it is, precisely, but there are two prominences on the skull in the back which can be different in size. Also, sometimes a hair follicle can become inflamed and eventually transition...

Oncology (General Cancer): Husband, allergy medication, persistent cough
allergy medication, persistent cough, petscan: A very small spot on the lung calls for a second CT in six months, and if it is the same size, another in a year. If that one is the same, you can be pretty sure it isn t cancer. On the other hand, someone who is a smoker, has a spot on the lung, and does...

Oncology (General Cancer): Inflammatory breast cancer, inflammatory breast cancer, white blood count
inflammatory breast cancer, white blood count, lymphnoids: First of all, you could simply have mastitis. you did not tell me your age, if you were nursing, etc. Inflammatory breast cancer can look like this as well. But you need a biopsy and I would suggest you get one. Sometimes a doctor tries a week of antibiotics...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lump on bottom of right testicle, epididymis, testicular cancer
epididymis, testicular cancer, testicle: Jack, It does not sound like testicular cancer. It is in the wrong place and the feeling you describe also sounds wrong. A testicular cancer would feel more like a BB and is not movable. However, it is possible for it to feel like a ridge. Nevertheless,...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lung and brain cancer ? Prognosis?, brain cancer prognosis, homogeneous opacity
brain cancer prognosis, homogeneous opacity, brain lesions: It sounds to me like this sixty year old woman has lung cancer with meatastases to the brain. This is a very bad situation, and not curable. In this country we would biopsy the lung lesion with a fine needle and plan a treatment accordingly, but if it is...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lung cancer, chronic lung infections, cell lung cancer
chronic lung infections, cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer: Fatigue can be due to decreased oxygen in the blood stream. That is not uncommon after pneumonectomy, and sometimes it takes a while for the body to adjust. The heart is under extra pressure as well, since it now has to push twice as much blood through one...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lymph nodes??, childhood malignancy, swollen nodes
childhood malignancy, swollen nodes, lymph tissue: It s common to be able to feel nodes in a small child. They tend to grow and shrink as the child does. Tonsils, for example, are lymph tissue, and it is very common for them to enlarge and then regress as the child grows. The best thing to do is keep...

Oncology (General Cancer): lymphoma, thyroid lobe, nonproductive cough
thyroid lobe, nonproductive cough, hypoechoic: Only a very very small percentage of people get lymphoma. so dont worry. try homeopathic medicine which will me better for you. Do you have increase or aggracation of the problem after exposure to certain foods or things? furtehr communicate with me on medlifeasai@gmail.co...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lymphoma / Viral Infection, high liver enzymes, swollen lymph nodes
high liver enzymes, swollen lymph nodes, red blood cell: A virus infection is very probable. Hepatitis A also seems probable. To be SURE what they are (swelling due to an infection/inflammation or lymphoma) your swollen lymph nodes could be checked by fine/thin needle aspiration biopsies - if available where you...

Oncology (General Cancer): medical question, bone marrow biopsy, swollen neck lymph nodes
bone marrow biopsy, swollen neck lymph nodes, white blood cell: It could, but only a bone marrow biopsy could tell. A good pathologist could look at the peripheral smear and give you a better idea. With the history of swollen nodes, fevers, body aches, etc, there are many different things that cometo mond. You ve ruled...

Oncology (General Cancer): Melanoma in heart, chest wall mass, inguinal lymph nodes
chest wall mass, inguinal lymph nodes, pulmonary nodules: My reading of this suggests that he has widespread metastatic disease. The fact that it isn t in the liver is probably a good thing, although metastasis to the heart is not at all good. The bone islands are indeterminate; they may or may not be metastatic...

Oncology (General Cancer): neck lymph node?, developmental abnormality, upper esophagus
developmental abnormality, upper esophagus, cleft cyst: I can think of a lot of situations which could cause this, but one that comes to mind is a branchial cleft cyst. This is a developmental abnormality which is a little pouch that comes out of the upper esophagus. It can get filled with food or debris, and...

Oncology (General Cancer): New 4mm nodule found in lung, chest x ray, nodular density
chest x ray, nodular density, lung base: First I suspect your tightness in the chest is from anxiety. A 4 mm nodule, even if malignant would not cause that symptom. Second, it is unlikely at your age and with your history, that this is cancer. It is a possibility, however. As a cancer specialist,...

Oncology (General Cancer): pleural effusion and ct scan results on chest, pleural effusion, upper abdomen
pleural effusion, upper abdomen, pleural surface: You were found to have liquid in your lung sac(s) (= pleural effusion). That can be caused by an infection but also by cancer. You were treated as an infection but with no positive result. The CT scan showed enlarged lymph nodes between your lungs and close...

Oncology (General Cancer): pleural tag, dense line, air pockets
dense line, air pockets, doctor appointment: A pleural tag by itself usually doesn t mean much. It is an area where the membrane between the air pockets (alveoli) is thickened, or where there is a little fluid between the membranes, so that it shows up as a dense line. Sometimes these are seen when...

Oncology (General Cancer): pleural tags, diagnostic radiologist, medical oncologist
diagnostic radiologist, medical oncologist, lung sacs: This is actually a question for a diagnostic radiologist wich I m not (I m a medical oncologist & radiation therapist). However such tags may be several things ranging from scars after infections in the pleurae (lung sacs) - pleuritis - to asbestosis there...

Oncology (General Cancer): prostate cancer, bony skeleton, kidney damage
bony skeleton, kidney damage, zoladex: stage IV prostate cancer in someone your age is often aggressive. Radiation should help for a while. I am unclear as to whether they gave you a shot of something like zoladex? Usually that turns the pain off fairly quickly. You probably aren t going to...

Oncology (General Cancer): Swollen gland, cubic millimeter, abnormal cells
cubic millimeter, abnormal cells, swollen gland: If the node is stable and doesn t hurt, it is almost certainly benign; she may have a low grade granuloma or adenitis (both of which can produce mild inflammation). As for the incidence in healthy children, it is unknown since routine blood tests are not done...

Oncology (General Cancer): Swollen Node, swollen lymph node, wisdom teeth
swollen lymph node, wisdom teeth, expert profile: the fact that your lymph node seems to be tender indicates that the swelling probably is caused by an infection/inflammation. The 2 things you mention in your question both can cause this. So your problem may be caused by either factor or both in combination....

Oncology (General Cancer): treatment of blood cancer, yeshi, blood cancer
yeshi, blood cancer, expert profile: Sorry, who is dr. Yeshi and how did I become involved? I have no idea of what you mean! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There is no limit to the number of questions there. Please...

Oncology (General Cancer): Treatment for Eccrine Ductal Carcinoma, ductal carcinoma, lower abdomen
ductal carcinoma, lower abdomen, cancer cells: The cancer will probably continue to spread, but the exact course is unclear; thiis is a fairly rare cancer. I would want to know some things about the cancer, which might lead me to use a targeted treatment. There are markers in the DNA as well as on the...

Oncology (General Cancer): ultrasound, palpable abnormality, seminal vesicles
palpable abnormality, seminal vesicles, pelvic ultrasound: About 15% of young adults have adenopathy in the inguinal region. When these nodes are biopsied, they show scarring. Over time, they soften up and go away. To have a node on one side and not the other is also common. The nodes are thought to be related...

Oncology (General Cancer): Whipple procedure, stage 4 cancer, whipple procedure
stage 4 cancer, whipple procedure, abdominal distension: This means that his cancer has spread to his liver which by now is seriously affected (distended abdomen & swollen legs). Such a cancer is a stage 4 cancer which at present is incurable and eventually fatal. At present chemotherapy is the only available therapy...

Oncology (General Cancer): worried this might be oesphageal cancer, first lump, breast bone
first lump, breast bone, bad habit: If this has been going on for several months and you haven t developed anything else, it probably isn t esophageal cancer, although Barret s is a possibility. You may very well have an hiatal hernia. When this is small, it can often be remedied by putting...

Oncology (General Cancer): Biopsy results., squamous cell lung cancer, cell lung cancer
squamous cell lung cancer, cell lung cancer, punch biopsy: The positive values for anti-CK and CK simply show that the tissue taken had skin in it. These tests are not tumor markers but rather, stains for particular proteins found in certain tissues. Sometimes they are helpful in diagnosing a tumor type, or where...

Oncology (General Cancer): blood, expert profile, hemorrhoids
expert profile, hemorrhoids, good luck: It is probably from that but to be sure let a doctor check you. Good luck! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There is no limit to the number of questions there. Please note: NEW SITE!...

Oncology (General Cancer): Breast Cancer risk from Hodgkins, breast cancer risk, self breast exams
breast cancer risk, self breast exams, secondary cancers: The risk of breast cancer after treatment for hodgin s disease depends on the amount of breast tissue that is subjected to radiation. Even though they do shielding, some breast tissue usually does get involved. The overall risk has been estimated as between...

Oncology (General Cancer): Cancer symptoms., e mail address, kind perusal
e mail address, kind perusal, hematology cases: First of all, apart from radiation therapy in brain tumour cases I have never treated pediatric oncology or hematology cases. I have avoided children patients since it is emotianally disturbing. Based on the pathology reports I have to agree with the diagnosis....

Oncology (General Cancer): CEA test, colon cancer, lung fields
colon cancer, lung fields, lung tissue: At your age I d doubt that you have colon cancer, but a colonoscopy is worth doing. Your cea elevation is most likely a consequence of your smoking. We know that some chronic smokers will have mildly elevated CEA s which are relatively stable. You would...

Oncology (General Cancer): Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia, chronic myelogenous leukemia, low lymphocytes
chronic myelogenous leukemia, low lymphocytes, oral lichen planus: I actually worked with Dr. Sokal many years ago, and I went through Roswell Park for my fellowship, stayed on several years as a faculty member. It is possible for BCG to have contributed to your immune problems. Hyperstimulation of the immune system seems...

Oncology (General Cancer): Dad's colon cancer, colon cancer, expert profile
colon cancer, expert profile, bloodworm: Tumors like patients are individuals not identical carbon copies/clones. The progress of his cancer depends on the growth rate of the cancer. Of that we know nothing (except that it probably is rather slow based on his present condition) since it probably...

Oncology (General Cancer): lumps, male smoker, reumes
male smoker, reumes, lump on my neck: You might have a thyroid problem, with respect to the weight loss and the symptoms of anxiety (but it sounds like you have lots of reasons for anxiety). However, the places where you find the lumps don t sound like they are part of the thyroid. If the lumps...

Oncology (General Cancer): lymphoma, generalized lymphadenopathy, hodgkin s disease
generalized lymphadenopathy, hodgkin s disease, recurrent fever: Given your symptoms, you have every reason to do a biopsy. I guess the question is what kind of doctors have you been seeing? Unfortunately family doctors and general internists do not always have malignancies in mind when they work with patients. You should...

Oncology (General Cancer): Metastatic tumor, unknown primary, accurate diagnosis, great health
accurate diagnosis, great health, adenocarcinoma: Hi, I may sound non scientific but i think the first thing needed is the optimism and enthusiasm to live in your grandfather. if that is there, then things can become easy and treatment will give good results. regarding diagnosis, you can visit a medical...

Oncology (General Cancer): multiple cancers, cancer anal, cancer cancer
cancer anal, cancer cancer, local doctors: Perhaps not. But that question can not be answered from afar. You have to ask local doctors - in for example your nearest university hospital - to check you in order to find out. That may turn out to be quite an extensive job. Good luck! You can also...

Oncology (General Cancer): new freckle and bump in vagina during chemo, bump in vagina, gynecological examination
bump in vagina, gynecological examination, expert profile: Without a gynecological examination it is impossible to tell what it is. So I do suggest that you let a gynecologist check you. Good luck! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There...

Oncology (General Cancer): nutrition, low glycemic diets, low glycemic diet
low glycemic diets, low glycemic diet, normal glucose level: While it s probably true that nutrition plays a role in prevention of cancer, we have much less evidence that it does much to change the outcome when a person has cancer. A lot of studies have been done; in fact, I started out in oncology under Dr. James...

Oncology (General Cancer): Oral cancer, human papilloma virus, tobacco chewers
human papilloma virus, tobacco chewers, adenoid cystic carcinomas: Oral cancers generally come from exposure to carcinogens. Tobacco users are at higher risk. Betel nut chewers in India get it. Of interest is the fact that alcohol may or may not put people at risk (very small effect if any) but people who smoke and drink...

Oncology (General Cancer): Palpable Lymph Nodes in Neck, fine needle biopsy, palpable lymph nodes
fine needle biopsy, palpable lymph nodes, hodgkin s disease: It s very possible that your messing with them too often. Sometimes massaging little lumps can actually cause them to get a bit larger. If you ve been to two doctors who have told you not to worry, I would try to stop worrying. Get a calendar and put...

Oncology (General Cancer): Preventative Radiation to the Brain, brain metastases, cognitive decline
brain metastases, cognitive decline, sclc: We do know that radiation to the brain improves survival and reduces the likelihood of brain metastases. We also know that radiation can hasten the onset of dementia. So you are right, it s a difficult question. Dementia is dose related and related to the...

Oncology (General Cancer): prostate cancer, cancer question, psa test
cancer question, psa test, pathology report: With an extremely low PSA score (like 0.1) we would expect that the amount of prostate tissue would be so small as to be undetectable. A change in a PSA scare from 4 to 6 might very well trigger further investigation in a 59 year old. A rectal exam and a...

Oncology (General Cancer): red, rectal diseases, hemorrhoidal bleeding
rectal diseases, hemorrhoidal bleeding, hemorrhoids: Your bleeding is almost certainly due to the hemorrhoids. I don t think you need to worry about cancer. However, you should see a specialist in rectal diseases, because chronic hemorrhoidal bleeding can lead to serious health problems as well. Hope this...

Oncology (General Cancer): Serum and urine immunofixation, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, stroke risk factors
erythrocyte sedimentation rate, stroke risk factors, positive rheumatoid factor: Hi, My name is Munir no Minur. In case of your problem, I think the presence of a peripheral neuropathy should be confirmed with examination and EMG testing. Then the associated conditions should be ruled out by complete blood cell count (CBC), chemistry...

Oncology (General Cancer): several small hard lumps, thyroid gland, expert profile
thyroid gland, expert profile, lumps: They are probably all lymph nodes. If they have been there for several years and without change there is most probably no cause for concern. If however there is any change at all you should let your doctor check it again. Good luck! You can also reach...

Oncology (General Cancer): Stage 1a clear cell kidney cancer, renal cell carcinoma, stage 1a
renal cell carcinoma, stage 1a, kidney cancer: Yes it was a stage 1 and that explains it. Ultrasound scans will at least give a good enough check up. The procedure will also keep your radiation exposure down which IS a major concern here. The CT scans remain necessary though in order to also cover your...

Oncology (General Cancer): Swollen nodes, symptoms of perimenapause, hashimoto s thyroiditis
symptoms of perimenapause, hashimoto s thyroiditis, sweat glands: You have breast gland tissue in your armpits. It is not uncommon. By the way the breast glands are transformed sweat glands. Like all breast (milk) gland tissues they are under hormonal control. That is the cause of your symptoms. Their sensitivity may vary...

Oncology (General Cancer): Uterine thickening and dysuria., gall bladder problems, extra renal pelvis
gall bladder problems, extra renal pelvis, senile vaginitis: The ultrasound abnormality of the kidney doesn t sound serious; however the frequent bladder infections suggest that something is wrong with your urinary tract, and you probably should have a cystoscopy if you haven t already. Cystitis cystica is a precancerous...

Oncology (General Cancer): Uterine thickening and dysuria., gall bladder problems, extra renal pelvis
gall bladder problems, extra renal pelvis, senile vaginitis: What this really is is far too early to say at present. Not until the biopsy report is in will we know. A general gynaecology check up is probably also in place. The risk that this is cancer is probably not big but it is not 0. And every woman with postmenopausal...

Oncology (General Cancer): vaginal cancer and carboplatin chemo, clear cell carcinoma, lymph node biopsy
clear cell carcinoma, lymph node biopsy, vaginal cancer: If it did not bother her much I think it should be tried. However there seems to be no sign of any effect of the treatment either, so her doctor may have to consider another chemotherapy scheme. Good luck! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Oncology (General Cancer): Atrial myxoma misdiagnosis - low grade cardiac sarcoma
1. I agree 2. autotransplantation is indeed a possibility -- and I sort of included that under my own concept of heart surgery . It s pretty rare when someone actually has this done. If the heart has to be taken out of the chest in order to do the operation,...

Oncology (General Cancer): Breast Lump
First of all, I wouldn t worry about what the technician said, or the nurse practitioner. However it s obvious that whatever it is, it hasn t been diagnosed -- your doctor used a word (nodularity) that basically is latin for lump. It is true that under a...

Oncology (General Cancer): Colonoscopy frequency
I have a good friend who is an auto mechanic. He s a natural teacher and I used to love to listen to him diagnose what was wrong with my car; the process is very similar to what we physicians do. He is retired now. As for your question; unless there is...

Oncology (General Cancer): Invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma
probably not == these are very slow-growing cancers. You might consider a second opinion, but it sounds like your doctor is on track. However, I d be concerned about multiple squamous cancers on your legs. This might indicate that you have a predisposition....

Oncology (General Cancer): Knöl på låret och ont i knävecket.
Det låter som en lokal infektion/inflammation - inte en tumör! Men även infektioner kan vara besvärliga. Låt en kirurg (t.ex. på kirurgakuten) titta på den och åtgärda. Lycka till! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lung/liver cancer
Dear Barbara your sister has a stage IV (the worst) cancer that may have started in her lungs and then spread to her liver (or possibly the other way around though that is probably less likely) and on top of that undergoing chemotherapy! That is a TREMENDOUS...

Oncology (General Cancer): Metastatic Melanoma
Has his melanoma spread to his brain? If so the process will be rather swift (weeks to a few months) during which he will become more and more confused and sleep more and more. When he sleeps all the time his end will be near. There will be no pain. There...

Oncology (General Cancer): mets breast cancer
Tamoxifen does not add any advantage over the drugs she is already taking. The spot most probably means that her cancer has spread to that location. If it has spread to one place it may also have spread to other as well even if not yet detected or even not...

Oncology (General Cancer): New mole on sole of foot
Thank you! Unfortunately it is impossible to be certain either way based just upon your pictures. It is quite possible that the dermatologist can not be sure either without a biopsy. So I do suggest that the whole lesion should be removed in that case and...

Oncology (General Cancer): Sigmoid colon cancer with uncontroled metastasis with urinary bladder invasion
As I mentioned before, to stop the bleeding (in the stool, in the bladder) you have to stop the flow of blood. This can be done surgically, or by embolization. In the bladder you can do a couple of other things (see previous answer). Something needs to...

Oncology (General Cancer): Sneezing!
An aborted sneeze is not uncommon and generally it happens when a person is not getting enough sleep or drinking too much alcohol. It can also be a problem if you are a smoker, and the lining of the sinuses has been desensitized. In other words, anything...

Oncology (General Cancer): squamous skin cancer spread to bone?
Depends on many factors including size & malignancy of your lesion. Of that I do not know much except that it was rather large . The oncologist was right to a degree. It is unlikely that your tumor has spread in that way. But it is not impossible. The surgeon...

Oncology (General Cancer): throat
I do not understand your question. Please clarify! In any case it does not seem to be related to cancer and therefore outside my area of expertise here. You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Oncology (General Cancer): Tongue biopsy results
I don t think it will hurt to wait. However, if he notices anything new he should obviously see someone sooner. Chronic inflammation can cause little bumps and things; generally they come and go. little bumps that become bigger should definitely be investigated....

Oncology (General Cancer): Bizarre lump at the back of neck
It does not have to be serious but it may be. But without any examination of my own it is impossible to tell you what it is. Yhere are in fact quite a few possibilities. So I do suggest that you let a doctor check it soonest so that we may know what it is....

Oncology (General Cancer): a bump on occipital area
From everything you are saying, I don t think it s lymphoma. Toxoplasmosis is a possibility and by all means get the tests. As for the sensations you are experiencing, perhaps that might be due to some aspect of your demylenating disease. An MRI may help,...

Oncology (General Cancer): Cardiac sarcoma - PET/CT
I d say that is a grey zone; and until you have the necessary surgery and recover, things will be confusing. It is possible, although unlikely, that two years ago something was there that did not show up on MRI or PET/CT. MRI is related to water content;...

Oncology (General Cancer): Inflammatory breast cancer
Sorry! The pictures are not enough for a diagnosis! You MUST bother your doctor in order to get one! Good luck! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There is no limit to the number of...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lymph nodes in neck... do they sound bad?
To be sure let your doctor check this new lump too. They may very well be connected (infectio/inflammation). I doubt that a biopsy is necessary if everything else looks fine but if nothing happens with the lesions in the coming weeks or they grow biopsies...

Oncology (General Cancer): Mother's liver cancer
1. Her doctor SHOULD give her ALL necessary medication against pain. Especially in a case like this! Pain or its treatment should not interfere with chemotherapy. 2. With chemotherapy it is weeks to a few months. Without it only weeks. Both my parents died...

Oncology (General Cancer): Neck lymph nodes... do they sound serious?
Reactive lymph nodes are common in your age. They tend to be firm, not particularly tender, and moveable. They don t change much, except perhaps to soften or shrink a little. A lot of young people have such nodes in the groins. That being said, lymphomas...

Oncology (General Cancer): Can pancreatic cancer change your blood type?
When blood is typed, what is being measured is an antigen on the surface of the cell. Pancreatic cancer can manifest those antigens, on the cell surfaces of the cancer. They can t actually change your blood type. Therefore, barring a mistake on the part...

Oncology (General Cancer): Abnormal Mammogram
I think given the ultrasound findings, I would go ahead with a mammatome biopsy. I appreciate that you are worried and discouraged, but it s better to find out and deal with whatever is there. Generally spiculation suggests that the process causing it is...

Oncology (General Cancer): Armpit lump
It sounds to me like you have an inflamed hair follicle as well, and this is not typical of breast cancer. Generally cancer nodules are deeper (involving lymph nodes and not skin) and they are usually painless. Have you tried twice daily 20 minute applications...

Oncology (General Cancer): Follow Up
! percent is one hundredth of something. 1 is 1, one tenth of something is 0.1. One hundredth of something is 0.01. No 0.5 is 50% (5 tenths of something) so half a percent must be 0.005. All this is very basic arithmatic and thus VERY basic mathematics. 1/200...

Oncology (General Cancer): Links between 3rd nipples and TC
Jesse, I have never heard anything like this before, so you actually know more than me. I won t say that it is meaningless or nonsense because the links do imply some sort of association between the two. However, I am quite sure that it is not a causal...

Oncology (General Cancer): Supernumerary Nipples and Cancer
Unfortunately I can not - for some reason - make the link you have sent work. Instead of the link can you please send me a copy of the whole text and I will check it out. If you put the copy within quotation marks you are not breaking any copyright laws. ...

Oncology (General Cancer): Third Nipples and the possibility of cancers
Removing the nipple will not change the risk to other organs; the extra nipple is merely a marker in some individuals of a (probably) genetic risk. If we knew for certain what the genetic marker was, we could test someone like you to see if you really had...

Oncology (General Cancer): 20+ brain tumors without symptoms, lesions on the brain, brain tumors
lesions on the brain, brain tumors, lesions in the brain: If the cancer has spread to the brain from a cancer somwhere else in the body - a typical example would be from the lungs - there may be several lesions in the brain. If they are found early and therefore small the symptoms may still be small. But I agree...

Oncology (General Cancer): my 4 yr old nephew is being referred to an oncologist, pediatric urologist, testicular mass
pediatric urologist, testicular mass, benign tumor: Lisa, I am sorry, but pediatrics is not my area of expertise. It is unlikely, though not absolutely impossible, for your son to have a typical case of testicular cancer. Those cancers typically affect males after puberty. It is possible that it is cancer...

Oncology (General Cancer): blood labs, liver function test, liver enzymes
liver function test, liver enzymes, low platelets: A lot of alcoholic damage to the liver can be reversed, at least as far as indicators such as liver enzymes are concerned. Some drugs can change liver function as you mention. From what you have described I suspect that your liver damage and your hematologic...

Oncology (General Cancer): cancer of stomach lining, abdominal ascites, fluid in the lungs
abdominal ascites, fluid in the lungs, cancer of stomach: I don t think you can blame the hysterectomy, unless there was cancer there at that time. I don t know what kind of cancer she has, but if it is ovarian cancer or colon cancer, there is a good chance that the chemotherapy could help, although cure would be...

Oncology (General Cancer): Dad's Pet scan results, non hodgkin lymphoma, mediastinal lymph nodes
non hodgkin lymphoma, mediastinal lymph nodes, lung nodules: We have to consider if it is his non Hodgkin lymphoma that has come back. After all most of the tumor volume seen is in his lung hilar and mediastinal lymph nodes. And it is also more likely that his known tumor gives more problems than that a new tumor has...

Oncology (General Cancer): late period, adnexae, expert profile
adnexae, expert profile, pregnancy test: This question should be directed to an expert of gynecology here. Good luck! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There is no limit to the number of questions there. Please note:...

Oncology (General Cancer): oncology case, recurrent tumor, upper thigh
recurrent tumor, upper thigh, radiotherapy: Dear Dr Abbas, In this case I am confident we will have a high chance of remission by dendritic cell therapy. We have a major center for dendritic cell therapy at New Delhi. you can take your sister there. We also have facility for treatment at Hyderabad....

Oncology (General Cancer): oncology case, expert profile, leiomyosarcoma
expert profile, leiomyosarcoma, upper thigh: Unfortunately I m retired - due to a stroke - so because of bad health I do not work anymore - except here. So I m sorry but I can not help you. Sarcomas are always tricky. The daughter in law of a cousin of mine recently got a leiomyosarcoma in her left lower...

Oncology (General Cancer): Paclitaxel induced ECG abnormalities, septal infarct, sinus tachycardia
septal infarct, sinus tachycardia, infarct age: There have been a number of case reports of myocardial infarction happening in association with the administration of paclitaxel. ECG abnormalities have been commonly reported (when studied) although most are not consequential (sinus bradycardia). Sinus...

Oncology (General Cancer): about parotid low grade mucoepidermoid, immune system health, mucoepidermoid carcinoma
immune system health, mucoepidermoid carcinoma, parotid cancer: Theoretically it s possible, but in my review of the literature it has never been reported. Most tumors that arise in the head and neck area, and are located on one side if the neck, do not metastasize to the other side. This is related to blood supply and...

Oncology (General Cancer): periampullary carcinoma of pancreas, medical oncologist, cancer markers
medical oncologist, cancer markers, radiation therapist: This was a tough question. Besides I m not a surgeon. I m a medical oncologist & radiation therapist. However treating a pancreatic cancer without any surgery will hardly produce any good result. And even with surgery the prognosis is not good. The only advice...

Oncology (General Cancer): Peteciae and cancer, chronic myelocytic leukemia, essential thrombocytosis
chronic myelocytic leukemia, essential thrombocytosis, hematologist oncologist: When the platelets are very high, you can have a coagulopathy in which bleeding occurs more easily. This is because the platelets tend to clump in the blood stream and consume other coagulation factors. It s hard to say whether a low clotting time means...

Oncology (General Cancer): platelet level, low platelet count, liver damage
low platelet count, liver damage, platelets: Twelve days may not be enough; and sometimes a low platelet count is due to liver damage. Platelets can be damaged in the liver, and sometimes the spleen becomes enlarged as a result of liver damage, and then the platelets can be damaged there as well. Whether...

Oncology (General Cancer): Thymic tumor size, fine needle biopsy, tumor size
fine needle biopsy, tumor size, pet scan: Yes, that s worth worrying about. Given that malignancies of the thymus are not uncommon, I d certainly consider finding out more about it. If it s accessible to a fine needle biopsy, that would be good; otherwise, a PET scan might help clarify things. ...

Oncology (General Cancer): Triple neg breast cancer, expert profile, breast cancer
expert profile, breast cancer, chemo: Well if indeed you do have liver mets your condition is hardly a remission now. But to settle this I do need to know the following: How were your mets found and diagnosed? You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Oncology (General Cancer): Blood in urine and terrified, bladder cancer, bladder infection
bladder cancer, bladder infection, cancer hope: Having blood in the urine usually doesn t mean cancer. In a perimenopausal woman, the likelihood of a bladder infection increases. Blood only visible under a microscope isn t as serious as blood that can be seen. Sometimes it s best for you to see a urologist...

Oncology (General Cancer): breast, chronic breast, hystertomy
chronic breast, hystertomy, estrogen replacement: Cysts and adenosis can cause chronic breast pain. You may want to talk to your doctor about something else besides estratest. I also would wonder if a daily dose of Aleeve might reduce your symptoms. However, I don t think this has anything to do with breast...

Oncology (General Cancer): Cancer?, low neutrophils high lymphocytes, red blood cell
low neutrophils high lymphocytes, red blood cell, optic neuritis: You tell me you have a low red blood cell count, i.e. anemia. Thatis common in menstruating women even if under birth control. An anemia may at least to some extent and partly explain your tiredness and fatigue. Even if you have both M.S. & hypothyroidism...

Oncology (General Cancer): Colon cancer, gall bladder cancer, cancer question
gall bladder cancer, cancer question, ca19 9: Many of the tumor markers we use are produced by normal tissues. It is when their numbers are abnormal that we are concerned. However, since they are produced by normal tissues, there are things that can cause overproduction (a little bit) which are not...

Oncology (General Cancer): Ct questions, sinus cavity, tonsil area
sinus cavity, tonsil area, sinus ct: I doubt you have cancer at your age. The CT of the neck shows everything from the base of the skull to the top of the thoracic cavity. It might show your tonsils, but not guaranteed. I think your pain is musculoskeletal. It s not uncommon. If nothing...

Oncology (General Cancer): CT scan reveals 3mm growth, low dose aspirin, small airway disease
low dose aspirin, small airway disease, loose stools: A 3 mm growth is not large enough to biopsy with a fine needle. Most of the time in someone with small airway disease these nodules are benign. REcommendations for your situation are that you have a repeat scan in three months, another in six months and...

Oncology (General Cancer): estrogen, uterus ovary, female cancers
uterus ovary, female cancers, vaginal atrophy: If you ve made it to 78 without breast cancer, I doubt that your risk is very high. We also know that people who actually get breast cancer at this age tend not to die from it. It can usually be controlled with a pill like tamoxifen. As for the vagifem,...

Oncology (General Cancer): fecal fats and cancer, gall bladder disease, abdominal ct scan
gall bladder disease, abdominal ct scan, gall bladder: I don t know what is going on, but I doubt it is cancer. Excess fecal fat can give an appearance like you describe, as can certain parasites, however, usually parasites are easy to recognize by a pathologist. A fecal fat test is ok. Reasons for excess fat...

Oncology (General Cancer): High red blood cell count, red blood count, red blood cell
red blood count, red blood cell, red blood cell count: The usual cause for this is a laboratory mistake. That is why your hematologist wants to check it one more time - a matter I agree on. Good luck! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Oncology (General Cancer): Itch, tachardia, body itch
tachardia, body itch, expert profile: Itching can be a sign of malignancy. But if you have had it for 2 years without anything showing up I doubt very much that it has anything at all to do with cancer. Sorry I can not contribute anything for things outside of cancer. You can also reach me...

Oncology (General Cancer): Maybe you know whats wrong with my son, pediatric neurologist, expert profile
pediatric neurologist, expert profile, losing my mind: No this is probably not my field. But since he has head aches and vision problems take him to a pediatric neurologist in private practice and ask for a thorough check up! Good luck! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Oncology (General Cancer): Large Lump Under Skin/ On Right Side of 2nd and 3rd Cervical Vert., needle aspiration biopsy, cervical vertebrae
needle aspiration biopsy, cervical vertebrae, lump under skin: Yes like all lumps it SHOULD be investigated! Ultrasound scans can give some information. But most important is a biopsy to really KNOW what it is! Easiest and simplest for you would be a fine/thin needle aspiration biopsy - if available. Have it done soonest....

Oncology (General Cancer): Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis, radiation oncologist, brain mri
radiation oncologist, brain mri, bilateral mastectomy: I ve seen some good results in this situation but they are never permanent. She might buy a few months at best. This would be my treatment plan at this stage, if the patient was not demented or otherwise debilitated. It is true that topical methotrexate...

Oncology (General Cancer): Male breast, endoc, breast tissue
endoc, breast tissue, male breast: If the breast tissue is swollen, that means you have bilateral gynecomastia . There are many causes, but in general it means that there is too much estrogen effect, or too little testosterone effect. Psychoactive drugs are known to cause this. It does...

Oncology (General Cancer): Male breast, cluster headaches, nipple problems
cluster headaches, nipple problems, male breast: I think your problem is medication-related. Many of the meds you are on, including gabapentin and melatonin, can have an effect on the pituitary, which in turn can change the amount of testosterone you make, as well as do other things to your endocrine system....

Oncology (General Cancer): melamine/formaldehyde smoke & cancer?, melamine formaldehyde, chemical carcinogens
melamine formaldehyde, chemical carcinogens, benzene exposure: With the exception (maybe) of benzene, exposure to chemical carcinogens must be chronic in order to slightly increase your risk of cancer. The cancer risk and the degree of irritation are not related. I wouldn t worry. However, if you smoke or hang out...

Oncology (General Cancer): melamine/formaldehyde smoke & cancer, melamine formaldehyde, expert profile
melamine formaldehyde, expert profile, lung cancer: A single exposure like this - even if irritating - will hardly at all - if indeed at all - increase any risk of cancer for you. So if in your position I would not worry. Good luck! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Oncology (General Cancer): Puzzling symptoms, internal medicine specialist, white blood count
internal medicine specialist, white blood count, asberger: Hi, Firstly Asberger s has nothing to do with the current symptoms. Secondly, in viral infections, diagnostic tests are of not much use. Go to a medical school and consult a Internal medicine specialist. Their expertise is in identification of rare diseases...

Oncology (General Cancer): swollen axillary lymph nodes, axillary lymph nodes, bcl 2
axillary lymph nodes, bcl 2, patients with rheumatoid arthritis: The stains test for certain proteins that are common to lymphocytes as well as lymphomas. It is the pattern of the stain that tells the pathologist what is going on. We would expect the stain pattern you have in normal lymphocytes, where the germinal centers...

Oncology (General Cancer): swollen axillary lymph nodes, swollen lymph nodes, thyroid nodules
swollen lymph nodes, thyroid nodules, hodgkin s disease: I m sure the further testing will help decide what to do next. If there is evidence of lymphoma, generally a PET scan would be done, to help stage the disease. That and the pathology would determine the treatment. As I said, if this is a lymphoma or HOdgkin...

Oncology (General Cancer): urine, red blood cells, bladder cancer
red blood cells, bladder cancer, red urine: Red-colored urine is not necessarily blood - red or brownish urine discoloration can be caused by other things (for example, muscle breakdown, foods, etc). Part of the reason for doing the urine microscopic is to confirm that there are indeed red blood cells...

Oncology (General Cancer): urine, bladder cancer, sir search
bladder cancer, sir search, red urine: I answered the same question from you a few days ago. My answer to you now is the same. Bladder cancer at your age is EXTREMELY unlikely! Yes the pink candy is a more likely explanation. Good luck! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Oncology (General Cancer): urine culture, urine tract, food stuffs
urine tract, food stuffs, food additives: At your age cancer of the urine tract is extremely rare!So even if I can not tell you with any certainty what caused the temporary red colour of your urine I can tell you what most probably was not its cause and that is cancer since it is VERY unlikely in...

Oncology (General Cancer): afraid, bladder cancer, red urine
bladder cancer, red urine, expert profile: I have answered this now several times and my answer is still the same. So I refer you back to my earlier answers! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There is no limit to the number...

Oncology (General Cancer): Blood in urine, gross hematuria, staphylococcus saprophyticus
gross hematuria, staphylococcus saprophyticus, bladder cancer: This condition is called hematuria and can have these causes: Urinary tract infection with viruses,[2] other sexually transmitted diseases (particularly in women)[2] or some bacterial species including strains of EPEC and Staphylococcus saprophyticus Bladder...

Oncology (General Cancer): Ca 72-4, proton pump inhibitors, medical hx
proton pump inhibitors, medical hx, family hx: CA 72-4 is an antigen that is associated with gastric (stomach) cancer. However, it is not useful in diagnosis, but rather, in evaluating the effects of therapy, or considering relapse. Your patient sounds quite young to have gastric cancer. I hope, however,...

Oncology (General Cancer): Cancer, cancer risk increases, egyptian mummies
cancer risk increases, egyptian mummies, miramar florida: This is a myth! There are descriptions of breast cancer (though sometimes called something else but easily possible to recognize by the description) from ancient times - more than 2000 years ago! Similar descriptions exist from 500-400 years ago and later....

Oncology (General Cancer): Cancer Query, egyptian heiroglyphs, miramar florida
egyptian heiroglyphs, miramar florida, toxins in the environment: Cancer is not a new disease. We have descriptions of breast cancer in Egyptian heiroglyphs (that s why they call it cancer, a diseased breast apparently looked like a crab). Cancer is a lot more common now than in the past for several reasons. First, we...

Oncology (General Cancer): Case diagnosis, gall bladder disease, pound weight loss
gall bladder disease, pound weight loss, mild abdominal pain: Hi, The results indicate that he has a Liver disease. Urine Bilirubin, ALT and APL confirm that.He also has elevated LDL which may not be related to Liver diasese. There may be a longstanding high LDL levels which also indicate that he should get a treadmill...

Oncology (General Cancer): itching and rash, cirrohsis of the liver, bad teeth
cirrohsis of the liver, bad teeth, skin problem: It sounds like you may have a skin problem. As for the spots on the feet, they will gradually heal but will be discolored for a while. I don t think you can blame your bad teeth. If your liver isn t working well (and just because it looks normal doesn t...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lung spot, formal cancer, cancer operation
formal cancer, cancer operation, wedge resection: I am assuming that the spot is 9.5 mm, not 9.5 cm. IN general, spots that are under 1 cm (10 mm) are not easy to biopsy with a needle, and so you have to do a wedge resection which is a big operation; and if the wedge resection shows cancer, you have to...

Oncology (General Cancer): lymph glands, lymphatic drainage massage, lymph glands
lymphatic drainage massage, lymph glands, lymph channels: I think there is a limit to follow-ups, but I don t know for sure; you can always start a new question series though. If the fluid does not disappear, someone needs to determine if it is chylous (coming from the lymph ducts) or serous (coming from blocked...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lymph nodes, swollen lymph nodes, eagles syndrome
swollen lymph nodes, eagles syndrome, enlarged glands: It is faintly possible that you may have a mouth cancer, but highly unlikely, given that they grow faster than what you are describing. And the soft lymph node would not be part of that. However, strange things happen. The biopsy of the node may show a...

Oncology (General Cancer): Mole on sole of left foot, blood blister, rib cage
blood blister, rib cage, moles: I would take a picture of it as you did, and measure it. It is so small that I would want to see it triple in size before I would worry. I would monitor it on a monthly basis until three months go by and it hasn t changed. You can obviously do more, but...