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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...

Oncology (General Cancer): neck stapales, expert profile, staples
expert profile, staples, lymph nodes: This is a surgical problem you must discuss with her surgeon since I know far too little about her case! 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): Oral Cancer? How worried should I be?, mild sore throat, burning sensation
mild sore throat, burning sensation, red dots: From your description I don t think it s cancer; it sounds more like you have some kind of infection that the amoxicillin didn t handle. I think an ENT visit is more reasonable than a CT scan at this point. Sometimes having the flu sets you up for getting...

Oncology (General Cancer): precancerous treatment, basal cell cancer, scar creams
basal cell cancer, scar creams, treatment question: You can t completely prevent scars. However, there are some things that can minimize them: a) Stay out of the sun while it is healing b) keep the area clean and dry c) gently massage the area (after any stitches, etc., are remived) d) There are some...

Oncology (General Cancer): prostate cancer, expert profile, stage size
expert profile, stage size, carbon copies: Cancers like patients are individuals not carbon copies/clones. So cancers can be more or less dangerous. In this case I interpret the statement to be that 1 means not very dangerous and 10 as very dangerous indeed. If that is correct this cancer should be...

Oncology (General Cancer): Terrifed of blood in urine, bladder cancer, expert profile
bladder cancer, expert profile, routine urine: No there is no such certain correlation. 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...

Oncology (General Cancer): do i have testicle cancer, testicle cancer, family doctors
testicle cancer, family doctors, urologist: I have no idea if you have cancer, but your doctor is ignoring your symptoms, and that is not right. Sometimes when you ask the doctor whether or not you have cancer, they forget you actually have symptoms that need to be dealt with regardless of whether you...

Oncology (General Cancer): ultrasound, bladder cancer, kidney cancer
bladder cancer, kidney cancer, ultrasound tests: I don t know what was in the mind of the doctor, but ultrasound tests aren t very good at finding cancer, unless the cancer is in the kidney or the liver, and even then, it has to be fairly large. And even then, if the ultrasound finds something, it still...

Oncology (General Cancer): urine, ultrasound of abdomen, bladder cancer
ultrasound of abdomen, bladder cancer, red urine: I have already answered this question 2 times! 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...

Oncology (General Cancer): urine, staphylococcus saprophyticus, ultrasound of abdomen
staphylococcus saprophyticus, ultrasound of abdomen, bladder stones: There may be many cuases like: 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 stones Kidney stones or ureter...

Oncology (General Cancer): urine, symptoms of bladder cancer, ultrasound of abdomen
symptoms of bladder cancer, ultrasound of abdomen, kidney cancer: red urine can come from blood, from broken blood cells (hemolysis) or from something you ate (beets, for example). While blood can be a symptom of bladder cancer, as well as kidney cancer, it is much more commonly a symptom of a kidney stone or a bladder...

Oncology (General Cancer): Angiomyolipoma or kidney cancer, diagnostic radiologist, needle biopsy
diagnostic radiologist, needle biopsy, kidney cancer: If a biopsy at the moment is not possible all we have is the ultrasound picture of it (though I have to say that the measurements you give me make me believe that an ultrasound guided needle biopsy of your lesion should - if available where you are - be possible...

Oncology (General Cancer): Angiomyolipoma, renal cancers, kidney cancer
renal cancers, kidney cancer, left kidney: Your doctor is advising the right decision, even though I m sure it s proving to cause anxiety. Usually ultrasonographers can tell a lot from the echo patterns, and angiomyolipomas are not unusual. However, having had kidney cancer, you are at significant...

Oncology (General Cancer): Could it Be Benign?, whipple surgery, whipple procedure
whipple surgery, whipple procedure, internal ultrasound: A mass on the pancreas could be a cyst, in which case it is benign; or it could be an adenoma or even a carcinoma. An ultrasound and then a biopsy if indicated are the way to go. If it is cancer, and there is no evidence that the disease has spread (sometimes...

Oncology (General Cancer): Brain, Lung, Liver Cancer, liver cancer, cancer cells
liver cancer, cancer cells, colon cancer: As far as I can judge the situation your father is receiving the best available treatment. That does not mean that I can guarantee any good result of this treatment or any other. His prognosis in this situation where his cancer has spread to his lungs, his...

Oncology (General Cancer): Confusing/ Frustrated, deep vein thrombosis, cortisone cream
deep vein thrombosis, cortisone cream, history of skin cancer: One question immediately comes to mind. With a history of skin cancer and living in Florida why do you expose yourself to the sun at all? Even with sun screen etc. that is not anything to be recommended! Basal cell carcinomas rarely form metastases. Even so...

Oncology (General Cancer): leukemia/lymphoma, bone marrow biopsies, signs of leukemia
bone marrow biopsies, signs of leukemia, lump under armpit: Well the risk is certainly there. The only tests to find our that I can recommend - apart from the usual hematologic blood tests - are fine/thin needle aspiration biopsies of the lymph glands you have found and bone marrow biopsies. If they are all negative...

Oncology (General Cancer): lung hamartoma, lung nodule, spiral ct
lung nodule, spiral ct, hamartoma: As I mentioned before, I would certainly have another CT scan at or about this point. As for the benign hamartoma, we wouldnt expect that one to return; however, there may be other abnormalities which have developed in the meantime. Strictly speaking, you...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lung Nodule, lungs of a smoker, lung nodules
lungs of a smoker, lung nodules, bronchitits: Lung nodules can be due to inflammation, and can disappear. You should have at least one follow up scan in another 3-6 months. People who smoke do get tissue changes in the lungs, sometimes appearing as nodules that don t seem to be cancer when followed...

Oncology (General Cancer): lymph node, hair follicle, furuncle
hair follicle, furuncle, rule of thumb: A good rule of thumb is that if there is a mass on your body which is not changing and doesn t feel tender, it is probably benign. The only way to tell for sure is to biopsy it. A node in the armpit may very well be a furuncle, (an old infection of a hair...

Oncology (General Cancer): lymph nodes swoolen 2cm and larger for awile now, swollen lymph nodes, groin area
swollen lymph nodes, groin area, neck nodes: Lymph nodes can be swollen for many reasons. Groin nodes are often slightly swollen in men and women, and neck nodes may be swollen in young people. Bad teeth don t usually cause swelling in the neck nodes. Benign swelling is generally less than 2 cm....

Oncology (General Cancer): Medicine, breast cancer cells, type of breast cancer
breast cancer cells, type of breast cancer, lobular carcinoma: If you are talking about the deep tissues beneath the pectoralis major, it would be very unusual. It would almost require that the breast cancer cells got there through the bloodstream, rather than by local invasion, in which case you would have metastatic...

Oncology (General Cancer): Mole on bottom of foot, new mole, blood blister
new mole, blood blister, left foot: I can t tell from looking at it, but if it is new, I d have someone look at it. If you can t find a way to get that done, measure it carefully, and re-measure it every two weeks. If it increases in size (by 25% or more) then get attention. There are other...

Oncology (General Cancer): Ovarian Cancer, cancer question, needle biopsy
cancer question, needle biopsy, liver problem: Here are some questions: The operation in 2012, what was found? Was it malignant? (If he says yes, ask him what the pathology showed.) (If he says there was no pathology, you can ask, How do you know it was malignant? I m not being snarky here, because...

Oncology (General Cancer): Pancreatic Cancer, whipple surgery, expert profile
whipple surgery, expert profile, hospice: I m sorry to read about her situation! Unfortunately in this situation there is not much I can recommend. I m sorry I have nothing better to tell you! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Oncology (General Cancer): Precancerous cells in uterous, uterine biopsy, precancerous polyps
uterine biopsy, precancerous polyps, precancerous cells: I agree that you should get a second opinion from a gyn oncologist. However, your doctor is probably right. Precancerous polyps which are removed no longer pose a problem. Ablation of the uterine lining is likely to destroy any other precancerous cells....

Oncology (General Cancer): Got another question, cancer testicular, testicular cancer
cancer testicular, testicular cancer, finger nail: I should have told you not to do that. There is no point in even looking if you look too much because it WILL get swollen. Consider that you had an ultrasound and it showed nothing. The ultrasound is almost never wrong about this sort of thing. If it did...

Oncology (General Cancer): Recognizing cancer in a person with chronic illness, early warning signs, stage 4 cancer
early warning signs, stage 4 cancer, how to prevent cancer: If I knew more about your rare condition, I could help better. If I knew what kind of blood and bone tumors were associated with your condition, that would help as well. With bone tumors, the first sign is usually pain or a fracture. Sometimes the blood...

Oncology (General Cancer): SARCOMATOID CARCINOMA LUNG, small cell cancers, e mail address
small cell cancers, e mail address, pleural effusion: You can attach those via the All Experts question panel. I ve done it myself. Sarcomatoid carcinoma of the lung is a rare variant, but tends to have the same degree of response as other non-small cell cancers. However, with effusions, especially pericardial...

Oncology (General Cancer): Swollen lymph nodes... Worried sick, swollen lymph nodes, tender lymph nodes
swollen lymph nodes, tender lymph nodes, cancer specialists: Tender lymph nodes are generally not likely to be lymphoma, but more likely to be infected by a virus or bacteria. Sometimes they are just inflamed because they are draining an infected area. Nodes that are hard and the size of seeds are probably not nodes,...

Oncology (General Cancer): testicle lump, scrotal ultrasound, groin area
scrotal ultrasound, groin area, nurse practitioner: Take a look at the picture on this page: http://tcrc.acor.org/testicle.html The back is the part where the tubes are connected. To be honest, it might not feel quite as straight forward as it looks i the picture. I tried to figure it out for myself, but...

Oncology (General Cancer): 24 yr old female concerned with colon cancer, cancer of the colon, gastrointestinal discomfort
cancer of the colon, gastrointestinal discomfort, cancer question: Your risk of colon cancer is higher than a normal person with UC because of your family history. Talk to your doctor about getting genetic testing. The testing should be performed first on someone who had colon cancer; then the defect would be known, and...

Oncology (General Cancer): Colon Cancer?, persistent abdominal pain, emergency appendectomy
persistent abdominal pain, emergency appendectomy, changes in bowel movements: First of all, at 24 with your history, even though you had an aunt with colon cancer, you probably don t have that. However, you do have something and it s definitely important to figure out what. Being thirsty despite drinking tons of water, and having...

Oncology (General Cancer): enlarged thymus, basal cell carcinoma, superficial basal cell carcinoma
basal cell carcinoma, superficial basal cell carcinoma, sloan kettering: I ve looked over the results you sent, including the PET scan through a second submission. Basically you have a suspicious situation, but from the data, it doesn t appear to be rapidly growing. Thymic tumors may be lymphomas or thymomas. Thymomas can be...

Oncology (General Cancer): help with understanding blood tumor results, hcg, decimal point
hcg, decimal point, reassurance: Monika, I am afraid that those numbers do not make sense to me. Where is the decimal point??? What does the lab report say? Does it call them high or normal? Anything you can tell me would be useful. Finally, this interface is awkward for back and...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lymph node biopsy, lymph node biopsy, swollen lymph nodes
lymph node biopsy, swollen lymph nodes, reactive lymph nodes: He is right about removing the tongue nodule. The tongue is full of nerves and you can get some pretty severe chronic pain when you cut into it. However, the fact that the nodes are negative for cancer cells does mean that they have nothing to do with cancer...

Oncology (General Cancer): Neck ct, swollen lymph node, lymph node biopsy
swollen lymph node, lymph node biopsy, tonsil cancer: Well at least it does not support any cancer fears. More can not be said because I do not know exactly where on your neck the biopsy was done and a number of other technical variables. Probably only your doctor can answer that. You can also reach me...

Oncology (General Cancer): stomach, oral thrush, stomach cancer
oral thrush, stomach cancer, gastric cancer: There is no connection to gastric cancer. But there may be with diabetes and other conditions. So the fact that it seems to come back probably means that she needs a good general medical check up! Good luck! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Oncology (General Cancer): stomach, recurring thrush, oral thrush
recurring thrush, oral thrush, stomach cancer: Recurring thrush is usually related to some change in your immune system. This could be do to poor nutrition, diabetes, being very overweight, or a blood disease, chronic infection like Tuberculosis, or certain kinds of cancer. Since it is a common complication...

Oncology (General Cancer): Submandiluar gland, fine needle aspiration, lymph node biopsy
fine needle aspiration, lymph node biopsy, reactive lymph nodes: It is possible. I only mentioned that possibility - if available where you are - as a means of checking it once again. But if there is no change over time it certainly may not be necessary. You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Oncology (General Cancer): Sun spot?, cheek bone, expert profile
cheek bone, expert profile, sun spots: It is good that you are letting a dermatologist check your problem since that is the only way to go. Without an examination I can not tell you anything of value otherwise. No one can. Good luck! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Oncology (General Cancer): Throat issues, tonsil cancer, swollen lymph nodes
tonsil cancer, swollen lymph nodes, tonsil area: The CT scans you describe must have included your tonsils - at least in the pictures. CT scans are a kind of X-ray pictures (though more advanced) so they do not provide microscopic histopathologic information (only biopsies etc. do that) which is often necessary...

Oncology (General Cancer): Tongu, inclusion body, definite answer
inclusion body, definite answer, bottom side: If you don t have a biopsy, there is no way to be 100 percent certain that it isn t a cancer. however, if it doesn t hurt, and doesn t change, it s almost certainly not a cancer. It might be an inclusion body, a cyst, papillitis, a local calcification in...

Oncology (General Cancer): Tongue, geographic tongue, tongue cancer
geographic tongue, tongue cancer, mouth cancer: For developing mouth cancer, chewing is more serious than smoking. If he also drinks a fair amount of alcohol, his risk of mouth cancer is fifteen times the normal risk. That being said, if he insists on chewing, the best thing is to continue to be closely...

Oncology (General Cancer): do i have cancer, full blood test, tsh blood test
full blood test, tsh blood test, atypical migraine: With a negative CT scan, I wouldn t worry about a brain tumor. Your dizziness and the lip symptom may be signficant, however. At 27 it s unlikely you have a vascular problem (like a pre-stroke condition) but atypical migraine might be the case. There are...

Oncology (General Cancer): Chalazion, vagel, expert profile
vagel, expert profile, lunginflammation: NEJ DET LÅTER INTE AOM EN TUMÖR. JAG TROR INTE DU BEHÖVER OROA DIG - ÄVEN OM JAG FORTFARANDE ANSER ATT ÖGAT BÖR LÄKARUNDERSÖKAS. FÖR SÄKERHETS SKULL! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Oncology (General Cancer): Mini lump on side of testicle
Oncology (General Cancer): Mini lump on side of testicle

Oncology (General Cancer): Lump on Manubrium, developmental abnormality, chest x ray
developmental abnormality, chest x ray, blood cell count: If the lump is soft, round and movable and not growing, I doubt it is cancer of any sort. It probably is a lipoma or other developmental abnormality. The node in the neck may be normal or something else, again, seeing whether it changes or not is the key....

Oncology (General Cancer): mantle cell lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma, aggressive therapy
mantle cell lymphoma, aggressive therapy, oncovin: Mantle Cell Lympoma (MCL) in advanced stages is associated with about a 50% five year survival, and very rare cure with conventional therapy. CHOP stands for Cytoxan, Hydroxydaunomycin (adriamycin) Oncovin (vincristine) and Prednisone. This is a standard...

Oncology (General Cancer): Mini lump on side of testicle, testicular cancer, testicle
testicular cancer, testicle, responce: Yeah, 27 is definitely an age to be suspicious about testicular lumps. I would point you to some expert doctors in London, but I really only know doctors who would be of use AFTER you were diagnosed. I dont know any good urologists there. My lump was more...

Oncology (General Cancer): Mole on back, elisabeth first, doctors office
elisabeth first, doctors office, expert profile: Good! Please do keep me posted! 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!...

Oncology (General Cancer): Mole, new mole, cancer information
new mole, cancer information, skin cancer: If this is a new mole, or you haven t noticed it before, I d either check it our right now, or measure it carefully (taking a picture) and re-measuring it in a month. If there isn t any change, I might just continue to do this until a change is noticed or...

Oncology (General Cancer): Mole recently darkened, new mole, expert profile
new mole, expert profile, skin doctor: Pictures are unfortunately not enough. A dermatologist (not a GP) i.e. a skin doctor needs to check it. Have that done! Good luck! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There is no...

Oncology (General Cancer): Neck, lymph node, submandibular gland
lymph node, submandibular gland, biopsy: If the biopsy was difficult and the node was embedded the surgeon probably incised or removed some normal tissue. There may very well be a defect in the area operated on. I would not worry unless things are changing. And you have to remember that it takes...

Oncology (General Cancer): pap smear results, atypical glandular cells, atypical glandular cells, pap smear results
atypical glandular cells, pap smear results, menstral period: When we talk about pre-cancerous conditions, there are several scenarios. One is that what you see will lead to cancer. Another, and the situation in your case, is that what you see is caused by something that could also cause cancer. An example is the...

Oncology (General Cancer): Radiation, salivary glands, radiation therapy
salivary glands, radiation therapy, hot tea: Since her cancer HAD spread to her lymph nodes her radiation therapy & chemotherapy were necessary in order to improve her chances of a cure. Unfortunately it is not possible to guarantee a cure but everything possible has been done in order to improve her...

Oncology (General Cancer): Shadow on right lung., hernia symptoms, chest x ray
hernia symptoms, chest x ray, hiatal hernia: If you had scar tissue from an ulcer, that could be the problem. It might act up now and then, or depending on the location it might be causing sphincter incompetence -- hiatal hernia symptoms. If you were my patient and had a recent endoscopy I would...

Oncology (General Cancer): spinal fluid loss, liver mass, cancer ward
liver mass, cancer ward, cancerous tumor: If there is a growth on the back of her neck which is causing spinal fluid loss, that s a bad thing, especially of there is another lesion in the liver. The loss of spinal fluid means that the growth is invading the membrane around the spinal cord, which almost...

Oncology (General Cancer): spindle cell tumor, spindle cell tumor, spindle cell tumors
spindle cell tumor, spindle cell tumors, partial liver transplants: Spindle cell tumors are those in which spindle cells make up most of the tissue on biopsy. commonly this can be found in certain sarcomas, but some other tumors can form spindle cells as well. If the tumor is on her liver, and it is the only one in the...

Oncology (General Cancer): subcutainios lumps, stage 4 lung cancer, tender nodules
stage 4 lung cancer, tender nodules, inflammation of blood vessels: Tender nodules in a person with advanced lung cancer can be due to the cancer itself growing in or under the skin (metastases), or to infection, or possibly due to vasculitis (inflammation of blood vessels). Whatever it is, it s a very bad sign, and suggests...

Oncology (General Cancer): testicular cancer, memorial sloan kettering, royal marsden
memorial sloan kettering, royal marsden, virginia mason: The Royal Marsden is about as good as it gets in the UK, though you could call Dr Thomas Powles at Barts Cancer Centre for another opinion. If you want to talk with someone in the US, there are three: Dr Feldman at Memorial Sloan Kettering, Dr Einhorn at Indiana...

Oncology (General Cancer): Tonsil, tonsil tissue, tonsil stones
tonsil tissue, tonsil stones, leukoplakia: This could be a scar -- the picture isn t clear enough for me to decide. Yes, the swelling could be cancer, but I think unlikely, which is why I suggested you wait a little before seeing a doctor. If you are a smoker, or chew tobacco, you should stop. Hope...

Oncology (General Cancer): Tonsil, ent doctor, appt
ent doctor, appt, tonsil: Since you have pictures, it woudn t hurt to wait till you see the ENT doctor. I d give something like this about two weeks before I d get worried about it, and the ENT appointment is just about right. Since it doesn t hurt, I doubt it s serious, but I agree...

Oncology (General Cancer): Tonsil, tonsil cancer, tonsil stones
tonsil cancer, tonsil stones, expert profile: Unfortunately I would need to examine you myself to be able to tell you more. Pictures like these are unfortunately not enough. However the waiting time until August 12 will hardly matter regardless of the diagnosis. Good luck! You can also reach me at:...

Oncology (General Cancer): chewing tobacco/mou, chewing tobacco, mouth cancer
chewing tobacco, mouth cancer, expert profile: Actually not very big at all so rather small, though due to differences between different populations I can not give you an exact figure. But if I happened to be you I would not be worried. Good luck! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Oncology (General Cancer): chewing tobacco/mouth cancer, chewing tobacco, mouth cancer
chewing tobacco, mouth cancer, relative risk: If you ve not smoked and used chewing tobacco sporadically over ten years, and have gone ten years without any problems, I d estimate that you have maybe a 5% higher chance than someone who never used chewing tobacco. There are many other issues, however;...

Oncology (General Cancer): Complications with HPV, kidney obstruction, septic shock
kidney obstruction, septic shock, kidney problems: I can t answer your question because I don t have enough information. I m surprised that her problems are being blamed on HPV -- I ve not heard of kidney obstruction being caused bgy that. Septic shock and a heart attack, in anyone carries a mortality level,...

Oncology (General Cancer): Epifarynxcancer, expert profile, besv
expert profile, besv, pollenallergi: Ja man borde nog titta i Ditt svalg och i Ditt epifarynx också. Men gick Du bara till en vårdcentral så blir det nog ej gjort. Be en öron-näsa-halsspecialist kolla Dig. Ja har det ej blivit värre över tid så talar det ej för Dina farhågor.Lycka till! ...

Oncology (General Cancer): Hemochromitosis/Lymph Nodes/Cancer, enlarged lymph nodes, bone marrow disease
enlarged lymph nodes, bone marrow disease, core biopsy: When you give a blood transfusion, you get slightly anemic temporarily, and usually your blood pressure goes down a bit. Both of these can aggravate tinnitus, because there is a decrease in oxygen availability to that part of the brain. I don t know how...

Oncology (General Cancer): HPV, hpv virus, throat cancer
hpv virus, throat cancer, previous partners: You can be tested. as for stopping oral sex, it doesn t matter at this point. The vaccine is indicated to prevent HPV, but there is some experimental evidence that it might help established cases -- although not as effective as preventing it. As for the...

Oncology (General Cancer): HPV, precancerous conditions, pap smear
precancerous conditions, pap smear, pap smears: Pap smears are recommended to evaluate for cervical cancer and precancerous conditions of the cervix. You don t have a cervix anymore. As for pap smears after the hysterectomy, there are mixed opinions about whether they alter outcome; yes, those paps might...

Oncology (General Cancer): Knöl lår., nstra, expert profile
nstra, expert profile, lipom: Även godartade ej elakartade tumörer växer oftast men oftast så långsamt att man ej märker det - utom över mycket lång tid. Har Du inte märkt någon förändring alls under 3-4 år så är den med stor sannolikhet godartad och ej farlig. You can also reach...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lump in thigh, lump in thigh, soft texture
lump in thigh, soft texture, lipoma: If it hasn t changed, or is changing very slowly, it is probably a lipoma. As you say, something malignant should change more rapidly. Other characteristics of a lipoma include a relatively soft texture and smooth edges, and not tender, and very slow change....

Oncology (General Cancer): Melanoma Fear, dear doctor, melanoma
dear doctor, melanoma, inclusion: I don t think this is a melanoma. IT looks like a little inclusion (like a splinter) IF it doesn t hurt, and doesn t get larger, I wouldn t worry about it. By getting larger, I mean obviously larger, at least double or triple its current size. Hope this...

Oncology (General Cancer): Nasal and throat endoscopy, swollen lymph nodes, tonsil area
swollen lymph nodes, tonsil area, viral sore throat: Your ENT is in a much better position to answer these questions, since he has actually looked at the tissues. I don t think it sounds like cancer. I agree that the best thing to do would be to try the medications (which are probably in the category of acid...

Oncology (General Cancer): Osteophytes in Spine, ct guided needle biopsy, serum phosphorus
ct guided needle biopsy, serum phosphorus, alkaline phosphatase: The tests you mention might be abnormal if someone has advanced bone cancer, but could also be normal, especially if the cancer is not advanced. The Alkaline phosphatase and blood calcium level are more sensitive. So if they are abnormal, you might very...

Oncology (General Cancer): Ovarian cysts, birth control pills, ovarian cysts
birth control pills, ovarian cysts, ovary syndrome: Ovarian cysts are spots in the ovary where an egg was released, leaving behind a little cavity. Sometimes these bleed a bit, and blood can cause tenderness in the ovary. Some women are quite prone to cysts, and there is a disease calle polycystic ovary...

Oncology (General Cancer): Pain in Back, ct guided needle biopsy, cancer search
ct guided needle biopsy, cancer search, expert profile: 1. What you think is correct. PET is of help but can not replace a biopsy. BUT osteophytes have nothing to do with cancer. They are signs of mechanical strain on bones in the spine. So as far as I can understand there is no reason to do any biopsy. 2. Well,...

Oncology (General Cancer): pap smear results, atypical glandular cells, atypical glandular cells, pap smear results
atypical glandular cells, pap smear results, prolonged menstrual bleeding: She scraped the surface of the inside of your cervix, and only normal tissue came back. The two brush biopsies also showed normal tissue. If this was all there was, I would probably do another pap in a year, but your gyn is being cautious, probably because...

Oncology (General Cancer): Question on TC, princess margaret hospital, surveillance statistics
princess margaret hospital, surveillance statistics, stage 1a: For what it is worth, if you are asking questions about the TCRC, and especially if you are going through testicular cancer, I would prefer to communicate directly via email. This site is great for answering questions, but it is not great for ongoing communications....

Oncology (General Cancer): Skin Cancer, expert profile, skin doctor
expert profile, skin doctor, skin cancer: Yes you do - especially as you have a family history of it and a personal history of sun burn (check the melanoma statistics for Israel, the sun is strong there). If you are blond, redhaired, pale skinned and/or freckled your risks are increased too. So let...

Oncology (General Cancer): Skin Cancer, skin inspection, skin cancer
skin inspection, skin cancer, melanoma: It seems as though the highest risk of cancer comes from being sunburned during your teens or early twenties; but the risk is there, even if you are older. What can you do about it? First, stop getting sunburned! The more you do, the higher the risk. Second,...

Oncology (General Cancer): spindle cell cancer, spindle cell cancer, double mastectomy
spindle cell cancer, double mastectomy, breast cancers: A spindle cell cancer may be a sarcoma, and these can arise in the breast, and they don t respond to chemotherapy or hormonal therapy. However, it s possible that the doctors got it all with surgery. As for the bone scan, it s important that this be followed...

Oncology (General Cancer): terminal liver cancer(estimate of life left), bile duct cancer, terminal liver cancer
bile duct cancer, terminal liver cancer, end stage liver cancer: From your description, I d guess a week or two. Usually when they cancel all the meds and turn to morphine and oxygen, the time is short. I agree that with end stage liver cancer as you describe there s not much you can do. Sorry to hear about your mother...

Oncology (General Cancer): Worried about ovarian cancer, abdominal ultrasound, frequent urination
abdominal ultrasound, frequent urination, transvaginal ultrasound: At 33, unless there is a lot of ovarian cancer in your family, I doubt there is even a small possibility of OC. On the other hand, tender ovaries are not unusual, and sometimes they get more tender depending on the phase of your menstrual cycle. Some women...

Oncology (General Cancer): cancer signs, hip bursitis, spinal stenosis
hip bursitis, spinal stenosis, cancer signs: The pain you describe sounds like you may have some nerve root pressure in your lower back, which is not uncommon and may be an early sign of osteoporosis. You should definitely have that checked. It can also be related to spinal stenosis or disc degeneration....

Oncology (General Cancer): Endometrial cells on Pap, anechoic cyst, pound weight gain
anechoic cyst, pound weight gain, estrogen stimulation: I don t see anything on the report that makes me worry about cancer. Endometrial cells found on a pap smear don t really mean anything at your age. Endometrial polyps are generally not cancerous. Your ovarian cyst is probably just a cyst, and they come...

Oncology (General Cancer): endometrium lesion concern, echogenic lesion, cervical polyp
echogenic lesion, cervical polyp, endometrial cavity: I d go ahead with a biopsy to determine the best course of treatment. It may be that a better choice would be a hysterectomy, which now can be done by robotic surgery and transvaginally so there isn t a scar. Endometrial ablation may help, but sometimes...

Oncology (General Cancer): Melanoma - Very Important, burning sensation, melanoma
burning sensation, melanoma, upper arm: It doesn t look like a melanoma to me. The edges appear relatively smooth and there is a hair growing out of it; and it doesn t have the heaped up appearance. I would measure the dimensions with a ruler, and check it weekly for a couple of weeks. If there...

Oncology (General Cancer): Metastatic cancer, acute myelogenous leukemia, epithelial cancers
acute myelogenous leukemia, epithelial cancers, gastrointestinal cancers: Throat cancer, along with most epithelial cancers like lung and gastrointestinal cancers, are not immunologically very different from normal tissues, and immunotherapy has not been successful in these entities. For immunotherapy to work, it s important...

Oncology (General Cancer): mouth cancer? Sores in mouth/cheek, cancer sores, ent doctor
cancer sores, ent doctor, mouth cancer: Without an examination I can not tell you much. So I do suggest that you let an ENT doctor check you. If none is available a dentist may have to do it but I do suggest an ENT doctor. You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Oncology (General Cancer): Ovarian cysts, benign cysts, ovarian cysts
benign cysts, ovarian cysts, ca125 test: 1. There are no tests of any kind available that can give you a 100% certainty. We can come close but not to 100%. However based on the description it is most probable that these are non pathological and benign cysts. Your low CA 125 also supports that. That...

Oncology (General Cancer): Pap Smear, granular cells, pap smear
granular cells, pap smear, doctors office: First of all, the atypical granular cells would not be an indicator of cancer. They do point to something abnormal, which could be chronic low-grade infection as well as a malignant process. If you ve been on immunosuppressants and have a scarred up cervix,...

Oncology (General Cancer): Possible Relapsed?, swollen lymph nodes, non hodgkin s lymphoma
swollen lymph nodes, non hodgkin s lymphoma, recurrent lymphoma: With your history, they certainly could be a sign that the cancer has returned. The good thing is that it doesn t matter a whole lot when you begin treating lymphoma, especially recurrent lymphoma. Some other cancers, like lung cancer, are best treated at...

Oncology (General Cancer): rectal bleeding,, internal hemorrhoids, virtual colonoscopy
internal hemorrhoids, virtual colonoscopy, colon cancer: The amount of blood and the visibility of blood doesn t tell us where the blood is coming from or why. Obviously if there is a lot of blood that poses a different danger, namely, becoming anemic. I ve taken care of patients with severe anemia who had nothing...

Oncology (General Cancer): stage IV lung cancer, national cancer institute, chemo treatments
national cancer institute, chemo treatments, gynecological oncology: The panorama of chemotherapy is changing all the time. I m retired but try to keep track of all developments. However here in Sweden gynecological oncology is a specialty of its own. So I may have missed things. Furthermore you are probably closer to new developments...

Oncology (General Cancer): basal/squamous cell carcinomas
Metastatic potential is really related to the nature of the cancer cell in question. First, the cancer cells need to be able to move into lymph nodes and/or blood vessels. Not all cancer cells can do this. Second, they need to be able to grow where they...

Oncology (General Cancer): Biopsy of Skin
Given the fact that cd3 immunostain was negative, you have no reason to believe you have t cell lymphoma. The other findings boil down to either psoriasis or chronic exzema. If it is a small patch of psoriasis, usually application of steroids periodically...

Oncology (General Cancer): breast cancer
I don t know who is giving you all this information. Radiation treatments do not make a person radioactive. The only kind of radiation that might pose a risk for a day or two is when someone gets a dose of radioactive iodine to treat thyroid cancer. Standard...

Oncology (General Cancer): cancer
No one can exactly sayabout lifeexpectancy. Some patients survive with treatments like: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/cancer-help/about-cancer/treatment/biological/types/drugs-that-block-cancer-blood-vessel-growth http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/cancer-help/about-cancer/treatment/biological/types/cancer-growth-blockers...

Oncology (General Cancer): colon
The normal CEA is reassuring. The elevated Ca 19-9 could reflect a malignancy, but the CT scan being normal suggests that it isn t. Although CA-19-9 is elevated in many malignant diseases, it also goes up in people who have hepatitis, cirrhosis, or obstruction...

Oncology (General Cancer): What do these DCIS / breast cancer lab results mean?
Such a situation is not uncommon. If someone is aware of his/her sensitivity to these situations it is a good idea to bring along a not too close friend (close friends, close relatives & family members should probably be avoided since they may be sensitive...

Oncology (General Cancer): Low blood levels
Your description seems to indicate a condition where the bone marrow stops producing blood. The fact that all cellular blood elements (red cells, white cells & platelets) seem to be involved supports this. Your son receives erythropoietin injections for this...

Oncology (General Cancer): The mother of my girl colon cancer, which caused liver metastases and another cyst in the ovary
Yes, the situation is very bad. Liver metastases and other metastases in the abdomen are almost always signs of incurability in patients with colon cancer. At age 43, the rate of progression is usually faster than when patients are older. Chemotherapy can...

Oncology (General Cancer): The mother of my girl colon cancer, which caused liver metastases and another cyst in the ovary
I am sorry but it is VERY bad! With chemotherapy her survival time may be extended. But she can at present not be cured. Sorry! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There is no limit...

Oncology (General Cancer): oral hpv
Someone who has active disease could transmit the virus by saliva, but generally this isn t highly likely. The enzymes in saliva and the other barriers in the mouth usually make it hard for viruses to get into the blood stream that way, unless there is an...

Oncology (General Cancer): a question about cancer
Assalamalaikum the test result indicates, there may be recurrence. CA19-9 above 90 is 70% indicative of cancer. You can also give antiangiogenic medicine to your mother. Those have no side effects. I can guide further. contact me on medlifeasia@gmail.co...

Oncology (General Cancer): Removal of Titanium Chin Plate
Sorry, this is a question for a maxillo-facial or an ear-nose-and-throat surgeon. I am a medical oncologist & radiation therapist. So I strongly suggest that you direct this your question to experts of those subjects. Good luck! You can also reach me...

Oncology (General Cancer): root canal and breast cancer
We can find no evidence of an association between a root canal procedure and breast cancer. On the other hand, people with uterine cancer and with previous breast cancer have a higher likelihood of getting another breast cancer. So while the root canal is...

Oncology (General Cancer): Way forward advice
Hi Amandeep, Cancer is a condition requiring rigouros treatment and multi modality approach. If radiotherapy is adviced, it may be to eliminate the remaining micro focii. Where are you getting the treatment? You can reduce the duration of radiotherapy but...

Oncology (General Cancer): Way forward advice - GA Cancer
Sorry for the delay but I am ill. Cancer of the gall bladder is rare (even if my mother died of it but it was caught late since she refused all gall bladder surgery). So there is not much experience of the curative effect of radiation therapy. However this...

Oncology (General Cancer): basal cell carcinoma
That would be a BAD decision. Yes basal cell cancers are not life threatening usually if they are treated! They usually do not spread by lymph vessels or blood vessels to distant sites - metastases. But they do spread by continued growth if not cut away with...

Oncology (General Cancer): Pap test / symptoms
You could be having abnormal bleeding because of the masses which are consistent with fibroids, however, most of the time fibroids like these are asymptomatic. I would still be suspicious of hormonal changes consistent with your age and with weight gain....

Oncology (General Cancer): prostate cancer with MRI result
MRI is better than CT. There are prostate cancers without increased PSA and threre are cases of increased PSA without prostate cancer. So PSA is not a very good test but so far it is the only one we have. I can so far only repeat that I do recommend that...

Oncology (General Cancer): Questions about leukemia and elevated wbc
Well that IS high and makes a further investigation necessary! They should indeed check how the cells do look! That is basic! Well if indeed this is a leukemia your immunological system may not be good and then there may be risks in animal care. Yes it is...

Oncology (General Cancer): Recent lab values
If you had very severe hypertension, atenelol may help. If your blood pressure was so high that it was causing a little kidney damage, that could explain the blood findings. However there are many other possibilities and I d still want to have you see a...

Oncology (General Cancer): Scared
There are a lot of things that might be causing chills and a narrow fecal stream. At your age, and with the relatively long history of what is going on, I would suspect something benign. A rectal fissure can cause rectal spasm; or you might have a walled...

Oncology (General Cancer): Secondary bone cancer and femur breakage
Someone his age with other problems would probably scare off any orthopedic surgeons, and indeed the procedure would be hard on someone younger. There are a few options. First, has the area been irradiated? Sometimes the pain is more due to tumor invasion...

Oncology (General Cancer): Concerned about melanoma
While a nevus and lenticular melanoma share some macroscopic characteristics, ultimately the decision as to whether a lesion is malignant or not depends on the microscopic observation. Before I would go around looking for someone to do a wide margin excision,...

Oncology (General Cancer): Over exposure to radiation
Unfortunately there is no dramatic help to be found anywhere. What can be done - which is not very much - can more or less be done anywhere. So if she wants to seek help in the USA any radiation therapy center in a university hospital will do. But do not...

Oncology (General Cancer): Gynecomastia
There may be some there after the Chernobyl accident though I would imagine that Austria was somewhat outside the area of contamination since the predominant winds if I remember correctly were mainly towards the north. However if this was a single incident...

Oncology (General Cancer): Leydig tumor
The positive node could be a lot of things -- inflammatory reaction being one. However, the most likely thing would be recurrent cancer (or new cancer). When a testicle is removed it is first examined by the pathologist, and then slices are taken for further...

Oncology (General Cancer): radiation injury
From your description it is evident that your radiation injury to your lung is rather small in itself. So your symptoms can not be explained just by your injury alone. Other temporary factors like infections, stress etc must play a role too. Yes a radiation...

Oncology (General Cancer): Rubber Toxic fumes with heat
I have not been able to find anything either. However it is quite clear that a contraption like this must contain a lot of a large number of organic chemicals of which some may not be quite nice. The state in Australia in which you live must have some sort...

Oncology (General Cancer): Supraclavical Area
No that is on your neck. The important question here is however not where it is located but what kind of lesion it is! The fastest, simplest and easiest method to find that out is by a fine/thin needle aspiration biopsy guided by touch or by ultrasound. However...

Oncology (General Cancer): Weirdly shaped black and brown thing in a not so great place
If it s not raised and not painful and located in an area that doesn t get much sunlight, it is probably just a mole. People do tend to get moles over time; they don t all come as birthmarks, but yes, you might have had it a long time and not noticed it....

Oncology (General Cancer): 12mm lung nodule
12 mm is close to half an inch. An inch is 25.4 mm. Without a biopsy it is impossible to tell you what this is. That is why a biopsy is necessary. It may be cancer but that is not certain. Sorry we have to wait for the biopsy result. Good luck! You...

Oncology (General Cancer): 86 year old
Hi. Keeping a cancer tumour in anyone s body is not wise. Whatever the age,it should be removed surgically else life will be in danger. Regarding dementia, find out activities which he enjoyed and let someone play those with him. Everyone has some hobbies....

Oncology (General Cancer): Bladder Cancer Question
I would definitely have the extraction done before chemotherapy, for the reasons you mention, and also because with MVAC you might have lowered platelet counts for a while, which makes an extraction a little more risky than normal. Hope this helps. I also...

Oncology (General Cancer): Breslow depth of melanoma
The method used in pathology is like this. First the WHOLE mole - the suspected melanoma - has to be removed surgically. Under the microscope the specimen is then turned sidewise towards the viewer and its thickness is measured. I do hope this explains it!...

Oncology (General Cancer): CA19-9 test results
Dear Janet, unfortunateky no one can guarantee that any cancer surgery is successful. The first test result level was clearly elevated. The second one less so. If these results are due to that his cancer has come back is at the moment possible but not certain....

Oncology (General Cancer): Chest Pain/Lung Cancer
If you ve never been a smoker, and you are otherwise in good health, it doesn t sound like lung cancer. If there are no pulmonary symptoms at all, and the symptom has only been going on for three weeks, I would feel strongly that it is due to something else....

Oncology (General Cancer): Father, age 86
If your father s dementia is not too far advanced, he may live for a few more years. The problem with the colon cancer is that it could bleed (in which case he might die from blood loss) or it may grow and obstruct (causing pain, inability to eat, etc). ...

Oncology (General Cancer): Leukoplakia
Although leukoplakia is a risk factor for oral cancer, their is evidence that even if the leukoplakia is removed, the risk remains. Probably the same things that cause leukoplakia cause oral cancer). Leukoplakia will go away if the cause is removed. Causes...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lung Cancer
I m sorry to hear of your situation. If you have severe copd and stage IIIA squamous cancer, it is almost certainly not curable. If surgery could remove what was left after the radiation and chemo without leaving you a pulmonary cripple, even then it s not...

Oncology (General Cancer): about lung cancer
1. You are almost certainly cured of the mucoepidermoid cancer if you are out three years. If you were a smoker, I hope you stopped. In any event, you shouldn t be troubled by that. 2. If you ve gone two years with a symptom that has not gotten worse...

Oncology (General Cancer): melanoma
You can t do Breslow scoring without a biopsy that goes from one end to the other of the melanoma. Breslow scoring is only useful when there are no clinically apparent metastases; a high score says that more treatment may be needed (regional lymph node dissection,...

Oncology (General Cancer): please help me interpret
The importance thing here is that there are at present NO signs of cancer. That does not give you any guarantees with regards to the future but here and now there is nothing to worry about. Good luck! Season s greetings! You can also reach me at:...

Oncology (General Cancer): Soar in Left Gum
I do think you should follow the advice of your dentist to have the surgical biopsy and have it soonest! 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): Swollen Glands, Sore Throat
Hi, If you are not having noticeable fever, can think for the following. This can be a sign of Infection like Mononucleosis,Ear infections and rerely Toxoplasmosis,Tuberculosis If the lymph nodes have been swollen for more than 3 weeks, this of cancer...

Oncology (General Cancer): - Swollen lymph gland
I wouldn t worry about moving your physical up. First, what you feel is probably an infected sweat gland, and it may very well open and drain. Second, even if it is a lymphoma, two weeks aren t going to make a difference in outcome. Give it a little time...

Oncology (General Cancer): Swollen underarm lymp gland
That must be a misunderstanding! The fact that it is painful, sore, tender makes it more probable that we are dealing with an infection/inflammation and not a lymphoma! But also an infection may need treatment so my advice to you is that you should let your...

Oncology (General Cancer): Biopsy
From the reports, I think this is most consistent with chronic inflamation rather than a pre-cancerous condition. If your husband smokes or chews tobacco, he should definitely stop. As for your quesiton, chronic inflammatory cells are neutrophis, monocytes,...

Oncology (General Cancer): Boil inside nostrile
The ct scan ordered by the ENT might include the neck -- you have to specify what you want to scan when you order one. If he s going to have a CT anyway, get the neck. As for your other question, the operations for sleep apnea include removing tissue from...

Oncology (General Cancer): Bumps behind ear
Chances are that what you have is minor. There are many reasons for painless lymph node swelling -- sometimes it s due to inflammation upstream from the node. Other times it is due to benign hypertrophy, which basically means we don t know what causes it...

Oncology (General Cancer): ct lung scan result
We actually have a protocol for dealing with very small lesions in the lung. First, trying to biopsy this without actually doing surgery would be very difficult. In general, we get a second scan in three months, a third a year later, and another at two years....

Oncology (General Cancer): discouraged with chemo
The condition you have is quite an aggressive lymphoma so probably all the chemotherapy you can get is needed! This is a discussion you MUST have with your doctors! In view of the seriousness of your condition I do not dare to interfere in any way! Good luck!...

Oncology (General Cancer): Follow up
The changes on the biopsies are consistent with geographic tongue; but remember, geographic tongue describes how it looks; several things as mentioned in my prevfious note can look like this. Nothing in the biopsies or the pictures suggests cancer. ...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lump on left front 4" from navel
If it is tender, round and movable (you didn t mention how large it is) it is probably a cyst. I would suggest applying heat to it for 20 minutes twice a day. Cysts generally resolve. If it doesn t go away in a couple of weeks, have a doctor take a look....

Oncology (General Cancer): Lumps in tongue
At your age and with your life style your risk of a tongue cancer is VERY small! It is far more likely that this has been caused by an infection/inflammation. That is supported by the fact that it started with an ulcer. I suppose the ulcer has since healed?!...

Oncology (General Cancer): Left lung resection pathology report
Basically, what you have is a reactive process, and there doesn t seem to be any evidence of malignancy. I don t know what you are reacting to; caseating granulomas are usually caused by infections, allergic problems, or foreign body reactions. In your case,...

Oncology (General Cancer): mass on tongue
Based on the written report the only conclusion can be that this does not seem to be a tumor in the normal sense but instead an inflammatory (hence reactive ) process of the type you can see in an infection or after a trauma. I can understand that your...

Oncology (General Cancer): How to overcome fear of HIV?!
I don t think you need to worry. HIV manifests itself within six months of the encounter. By now you should have symptoms -- frequent infections, a certain type of skin cancer -- and if you haven t got those kinds of things you are home free. Hope this...

Oncology (General Cancer): prostate cancer
Pulmonary emboli (blood clots on the lungs) are serious. It is unlikely that these are related to either the prostate cancer or the brachytherapy. pulmonary emboli originate usually in the veins of the legs, and people who are overweight and/or sedentary...

Oncology (General Cancer): unexplained high CRP
I suspect you have some kind of chronic inflammation going on. If you have arthritis, it could be getting worse; it probably isn t cancer if it s been going on for a while. If you are menopausal, that can temporarily raise the CRP, especially if you have...

Oncology (General Cancer): Is this a UTI or possibly cancer?
You are right, it s unusual for someone your age (and sex) to get bladder cancer. You could have a chronic bladder infection and sometimes they don t give symptoms. I hope the doctor took cultures of your urine; you can t say you have an infection unless...

Oncology (General Cancer): blood thinners
I don t know what kind of blood thinner you are taking. Coumadin thins the blood, and you can have chronic invisible blood loss -- possibly through the bowel or the bladder. If you are taking aspirin, you could have chronic blood loss in these areas as well...

Oncology (General Cancer): non hodgekins lympfomia
In order to really be of help I would need a lot more information than you have provided me with. So the only answer I can give you is that lymphomas usually do respond to radiation though a cure can not be guaranteed. furthermore if her doctors - who should...

Oncology (General Cancer): is it partial response?
In general, with the drop in SUV and the shrinkage of tumors outside the liver, as well as the drop in pain, I would consider that she had a response and continue the current regimen. When tumors in the liver (or the brain) liquify as a result of tumor death,...

Oncology (General Cancer): is that a partial response?
I usually do not discuss medication in other countries since I do not know what is available there or costs involved. But I have no objections to the described medication. You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Oncology (General Cancer): bone cancer
There are several things that you might call bone cancer . One is multiple myeloma, often associated with destruction of bone. This can respond well to treatment and sometimes people can go for many years. Metastatic disease to the bone, from breast cancer...

Oncology (General Cancer): Brain tumor
Brain tumors are not hereditary (except some that are associated with very rare conditions, like tuberous sclerosis or neurofibromatosis . And in these cases, you would know you had something long before it ever affected your brain. The common brain...

Oncology (General Cancer): cancer
It is unfortunately not much you can do. His doctors can try chemotherapy, but Ican not promise good results. Sorry! 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): Chemo hairloss
You have to maintain the cold for about an hour after the chemotherapy is given. For a cold cap, this is quite uncomfortable, and many women decide they would rather lose their hair than have their scalp subjected to so much cold. If you tried to do it with...

Oncology (General Cancer): Chemo hairloss
Yes cold caps work. But we have only experience of them on the head (scalp). That means that it is easy to arrange it. Cold temperature is easy to arrange and keep up on the scalp. And there are no real physiological problems due to the low temperature in...

Oncology (General Cancer): false negatiave on bone scan
You are right. This phenomenon has been known for a long time in patients with prostate cancer metastatic to bone, who get castrated; the disease abruptly stops, and if you take the bone scan at the right time, you would have a false negative. Blastic cancer...

Oncology (General Cancer): high bilirubin with liver cancer
The only thing that can be done if he has advanced liver cancer is to try to drain a bile duct. An invasive radiologist could tell if this were possible. Sometimes the cancer destroys so much liver that there is no gain from draining the bile ducts. Other...

Oncology (General Cancer): lung nodule
5.4 mm is about 1/2 a cm. It may go away with time, but the important thing is that it not grow. Many people in their 60 s will have lung abnormalities even when they didn t smoke. Give it time and see what happens. Let me know about the results of your...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lymphnode?
I think you have a sebacious cyst rather than a tumor or a lymph node. That would be related to the acne. I would suggest hot packs and if nothing changes over a week or so, you might want your doctor to investigate further. Normally a physician can tell...

Oncology (General Cancer): Mole
Du kan mycket väl skriva till mig på svenska! Men eftersom Du frågat på engelska så svarar jag på samma språk. Since you have asked in English I will answer in the same language and not in Swedish. Unfortunately your pictures alone are not enough to answer...

Oncology (General Cancer): Neck
I am not responsible for her treatment so you must discuss this with her doctors. If they have no objections I have none! Good luck! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There is no...

Oncology (General Cancer): question regarding post chemo therapy
Your brother is in a difficult situation. It seems he has a marriage/family problem. On top of that he also has a job/religion conflict. And on top of all this he also has a severe health problem with a potentially deadly lymphoma disorder in the background....

Oncology (General Cancer): radiation
Yes some radiation - NOT all - may cause cancer. Your micro wave oven for example does NOT cause cancer! X-ray radiation. on the other hand may cause cancer. However the risk level is related to dose level. The higher the dose the higher is also the risk....

Oncology (General Cancer): Thyroid Nodules
The best and quickest way to know what this is is to have your 2 nodules checked with FNA, especially the one in your right lobe. To save time this should be done before you visit your endocrinologist so that the resultat is known then. When the resultat...

Oncology (General Cancer): UTI
It s very hard for me to find a relationship between pain in the palm of the hand and urination. Given your pelvic symptoms, though, I d want to have a good evaluation, including, perhaps, a CT of the pelvis and a good urinalysis. You might also want to have...

Oncology (General Cancer): cancer
I am not sure which cancer you mean. Certain brain tumors can cause - due to their location - an increased appetite and thereby a weight gain. A malignant insulinoma in the pancreas could also cause an increased appetite & weight gain. But these things are...

Oncology (General Cancer): Cancer and effect on the brain
I don t know how old your sister is. Elderly people sometimes slip into dementia when too many things about their lives are changing. For younger people, I would strongly suspect that you are dealing with delerium, which is usually due to a chemical imbalance...

Oncology (General Cancer): lump on top of right breast
To know with certainty what it is a biopsy of it should be done! Easiest as a needle biopsy. Have you had mammography, ultrasound scans and MRI scans done of your breasts? If so what did they show. Such methods may be used to guide the biopsy. Good luck!...

Oncology (General Cancer): Macroglobulinemia
If you have macroglobulinemia, a lot of tests might be a little abnormal, and it wouldn t be a surprise to have an rf elevated. As for your neurologist, if she says you have macroglobulinemia, I d consult a hematologist or oncologist; if it s just a mistake,...

Oncology (General Cancer): Red spot penis
As an oncologist, I know the characteristics of a cancer, and the lesion you have doesn t seem like a cancer. Your dermatologist agrees with me. He raised some other possibilities, and rightly so, that s his field. If I find a skin lesion on someone and...

Oncology (General Cancer): breast cancer
Of women who have screening mammograms, abnormalities will be noted in about 7%. Often an experienced radiologist can tell which need to be followed up. Of the patients with abnormalities, more than 9 in 10 will turn out to have benign changes. Hope this...

Oncology (General Cancer): Doubt on prostrate cancer
Please see my previous answer. 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!...

Oncology (General Cancer): enlarged lymph nodes
This can be one of several problems apart from Cancer. Cancer has several signs which you can see here https://sites.google.com/site/drkhalidmunir/pedindex43211 Enlarged LN are found in : Brucellosis Coccidioidomycosis Cystic Fibrosis Diaper Dermatitis...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lung Cancer
A mass is usually a tumor but without a biopsy we can not be sure. So a biopsy is vitally necessary. Can probably be done via bronchoscopy. Should be done soonest! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Oncology (General Cancer): lung nodules
It is possible that it is lung cancer, because it is clearly growing. However, the odds are still that it is something else. There are other disorders besides toxoplasmosis. I would definitely consider a fine needle biopsy of a nodule this large. Hope...

Oncology (General Cancer): Thoracic Lytic Masses
If you truly have evidence of a lytic process and bone fractures, at your age I d be concerned about multiple myeloma and prostate cancer. There are of course other diseases that could do this. I would suggest a serum immunoelectropheresis (myeloma) and...

Oncology (General Cancer): atypical gladular cells
Atypical glandular cells would make a doctor consider more tests, even though the likelihood of cancer is relatively low. I m sure he s thinking of papilloma virus infection and some other issues. At 43 although you are a little young, you might be entering...

Oncology (General Cancer): Bladder cancer treatment
Hi, The prognosis is greatly variable. but on drugs, most patients can survive for 2-10 years if not cured. However, antiangiogenic medicnes and immunomodulators are new promising therapy agents. for more info you can mail me at medlifeasia@gmail.co...

Oncology (General Cancer): Hip Sclerosis & Bump on Shin Bone
For your knowledge, Signs and symptoms of multiple myeloma can vary from person to person. Early in the disease, the condition may not cause any symptoms (smoldering multiple myeloma). As the disease progresses, it s likely that you ll experience at least...

Oncology (General Cancer): Leukemia, pregnancy, and passing away
Very briefly, they could pass away literally any time after giving birth. Let s say the woman had been in remission, and relapsed while pregnant. She could not receive standard chemotherapy and keep the baby. So with her doctor s cooperation, she is given...

Oncology (General Cancer): lucent lesion/bone cancer
Before you broke the bone,were there any symptoms? If the lucent area was present just about when the fracture happened, it probably is an encondroma. If you had no pain before, I would see how things are after you heal up. Like I said before, it is almost...

Oncology (General Cancer): lung nodules
Since you have been smoking since you were 15 years old (18 years) your lung cancer risk can not be ignored in spite of your relative youth. I do not know how much you have smoked. That too is a risk determining factor that can not be ignored. There is also...

Oncology (General Cancer): Prostate cancer
If it went from 0 to 17 in less than a year, that suggests a fairly aggressive tumor. I don t know if you are currently receiving hormonal therapy; that would make a difference in what treatment to consider next. It s also important to find out where the...

Oncology (General Cancer): radiation side effects
Your mother s breast cancer has spread. From what you have written I am not sure precisely to where. It is either to behind her eyes which may be in her brain or to the back of (inside) her eyes. Since her cancer has spread to another organ (eyes or brain)...

Oncology (General Cancer): Risk of living in nickel contaminated area
Is this the very last?! Cosmic radiation doubles with every km - approx. 3000 feet - of increased altitude. That may sound much but unless you leave for interplanetary space the risks involved are rather marginal and not VERY big even then! So I do not think...

Oncology (General Cancer): Risk Management
A risk manager reviews current cases and looks for evidence of errors, and reviews cases where a relative or a patient raise complaints. IN a small hospital they report to the CEO, but in larger ones, they might report to a vice president. A risk manager...

Oncology (General Cancer): Rough estimate of % of patients on platinum based chemo
for pancreatic cancer: 30% for NSCLC -- 85% for CRC -- 50% for HN -- 50% for other solid tumors -- 35% anthracyclines in solid tumors other than breast cancer -- 20% in breast cancer -- 65% Taxol in breast cancer -- 25% I am basing these estimates...

Oncology (General Cancer): Scared
Although a plain chest x-ray can usually point towards either pneumonia or cancer, most of the time we would eventually do a CT scan. If it looks like pneumonia and there are other symptoms, it isn t unreasonable to treat with antibiotics for a couple of...

Oncology (General Cancer): my wife has stage 3 non small cell adenocarinoma of the lungs
It would not help to do surgery, and you couldn t find a legitimate surgeon to do something like that to a person who is on a ventilator. If she has cancer in both lungs and lymph nodes, her only hope is chemotherapy, which could buy time. But that could...

Oncology (General Cancer): Anal crcinoma in situ - stitches
If it was stated margins not clear and with this case history I do recommend a new operation to be on the safe side - if necessary followed by radiation therapy! Good luck! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Oncology (General Cancer): shall appreciate your valuable advise.-ANAPLASTIC CARCINOMA OF LUNG
Thanks! This is a poorly differentiated high grade lung cancer with a very bad prognoses based on experience even if at present no metastases have been found. Even so their presence even if not yet detectable is very probable! I therefore do suggest postoperative...

Oncology (General Cancer): Armpit Tenderness
Your age, the lack of an actual mass, and the recent work out would make me think this is not cancer. I would give it a little time and see what happens. From your description it sounds like you stretched a tendon a little too much with your exercise. It...

Oncology (General Cancer): Cancer?
You are right in visiting a doctor. I can t tell you what is behind your symptoms -- it could be a lot of things. Are you on any medications? Unusual diets? There are some minor things that might be causing all this. But it is possible that it s more serious,...

Oncology (General Cancer): Gastric cancer?
If I were treating your husband, I would order a CT of the upper abdomen with contrast, and I would refer him to a gastroenterologist. He may have nothing serious, but symptoms suggest there is something wrong. Normal labs don t rule out a tumor or a gastric...

Oncology (General Cancer): grion lymph node
I doubt that this lymph node in your groin has anything to do with your other symptoms. And without an examination I can not say much about these other symptoms. We have to wait for the verdict by your gynecologist. I the lymph node worries you much you can...

Oncology (General Cancer): hypoechoic nodules
Yes I have. An ultrasound scan can not provide a firm diagnosis. It can only show that something is there and tell us some things of its characteristics. For a as precise diagnosis as possible biopsies are necessary. So I do suggest biopsies! Good luck! ...

Oncology (General Cancer): Risk of Cancer due to piercing of infected needle/Lancet
I do not know that she has ovarian cancer but from your description it is most likely and probable. And the few human cancers that can infect another person are in principle excluded in this case. So you are quite safe! 1. Please see above. 2. No they are...

Oncology (General Cancer): Swollen Parotid Glands
Parotis glands are not lymph nodes but saliva glands - they produce saliva. So if they are swollen it is not a lymphoma sign. Regardless of if it is a lymph node or a saliva gland that is swollen a common cause may be a tumor. To check for that a fine/thin...

Oncology (General Cancer): Tender armpit
Early breast cancer only very rarely presents itself with pain. Based on your description and the history of this incidence it is FAR MORE likely that these symptoms have to do with your training than anything else! I normally in situations like this do not...

Oncology (General Cancer): Cost of treatment per patient
cisplatin -- 100-200 dollars per dose. Oxaliplatin 1740 dollars for 50 mg. Taxol 2100 dollars per 30 mg. Those are extremely ball-park figures. In fact, you can t find the cost of these drugs unless you go to foreign web sites. That s because the drug...

Oncology (General Cancer): Diffuse large B Cell Lymphoma
Since PET scan shows no spread of cancer to other areas, radiotherapy is enough. Bit to prevent spread and to destroy metastatic micro focal areas not seen in PET, antiangiogenic therapy and immunomodulator therapy are reccomended. Contact me on medlifeasia@gmail.com...

Oncology (General Cancer): Euphorbia-Cancer
I am going to try to answer this question, but I AM NOT AN EXPERT. I only know what I found on the internet myself. There are 2100 different species of euphorbia. I have no idea what is growing in your garden or your city. Given that you are in India, it...

Oncology (General Cancer): lung apex biopsy
It is at least very difficult, may be impossible in your case. If a needle biopsy is not possible then a surgical procedure is the only possible option with all what that implies. Best of course would be a thoracic surgeon but an experienced general surgeon...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lung cancer
Your radiation oncologist is wrong. If this is lung cancer and it is invading those structures, it is stage IIIB assuming there are no other sites of involvement. And if it is invading those structures, there is even a serious danger in giving radiation,...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lung nodule
Here is what we know. First, if two years go by and ambiguous abnormalities in the lungs remain the same, the general consensus is that further scanning is unhelpful -- It s just like scanning the population at random, or even a population of healthy cigarette...

Oncology (General Cancer): Pregnancy during cancer
I do not think this will influence an abortion in any big way. But you have to discuss this with an expert of obstetrics & gynecology! Good luck! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Oncology (General Cancer): Radioactive Iodine Therapy
The radioactive isotoper iodine 131 you have been given will disappear automatically from your body due to 2 separate but here cooperating mechanisms. 1. The half life of the isotope due to its own radioactivity. That means that after a period of one half...

Oncology (General Cancer): Radioactive Iodine treatment Papillary thyroid cancer
Don t be concerned about radiation being trapped . When radioactive iodine is given, it is taken up specifically by thyroid tissue. What isn t taken up by thyroid tissue (normal and cancerous) passes through the body and out the urine, which is hwy they...

Oncology (General Cancer): skin B Cell lymphoma
Yes it probably is. So I agree. That radiation therapy plan is probably enough. However he should have regular check ups and if something new of this kind shows up again then he should have chemotherapy! Good luck! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Oncology (General Cancer): Tattoo/bump
Ideally the lump should be cut out (excised) and examined. That would solve the problem and at the same time give answers to the question about what it is. It could be a tumor, and pain and bleeding make me worry about that. But also it could be an inclusion...

Oncology (General Cancer): Cancer and Cell Towers
Despite what you might read, there is no scientific evidence that cell towers are associated with cancer. The kind of radiation coming from cell towers is not able to penetrate human tissue; (that s why you can find spots where you can t get reception). ...

Oncology (General Cancer): CEA of 37
There are other causes of CEA elevation, but usually with a 37, you are looking at cancer somewhere. Other types of cancer can cause rises in CEA, including breast, pancreas, and stomach. However, in your case it is almost certain that somewhere there is...

Oncology (General Cancer): cervical cancer with lymph node
Has cancer in that lymph node been confirmed by biopsy? If so that lymph node should be entirely removed surgically if possible. More radiation therapy to the area - if possible - should be considered and more chemotherapy should be given.. If not a biopsy...

Oncology (General Cancer): Critically Low Potassium
Hypokalemia (low potassium) can be caused by two things: not enough potassium getting into the body (rare) or too much potassium leaving the body (more common). Here are the common causes of hypokalemia: Chronic kidney disease. Diabetic ketoacidosis....

Oncology (General Cancer): Differentiated VIN
Imiquimod is not without problems. Most people get some kind of skin reaction, sometimes very severe. It doesn t always work, either. It acts by inducing an immune response in the skin, so if you don t have a strong immune system, it may not help. I would...

Oncology (General Cancer): driving before released by surgeon
If he s not on a lot of pain medications and he can move his legs and arms without problems, I don t see why he couldn t drive. I don t know if the surgeon told him he couldn t, in which case I d always advise that the doctor s orders should be followed;...

Oncology (General Cancer): Fear of cancer
I would suggest you learn everything you can about cancer. For instance, you might learn that blood in the urine is rarely caused by cancer in patients in their forties who never smoke. You might also learn that superficial bladder cancer is generally very...

Oncology (General Cancer): Fear of stomach cancer
Hi, There are many symptoms of cancer: https://sites.google.com/site/drkhalidmunir/pedindex43213 for a healthy body, one should do 1 hour of exercise daily. This can be in the form of walking for an hour daily or running for half an hour. Or even swimming....

Oncology (General Cancer): hello
genital herpes can be treated with acyclovir, valcyclovir, or famvir. Like other herpes, these eliminate active viruses, but are not so successful with viruses that are resting . They are usually prescribed for people who have frequent outbreaks, and they...

Oncology (General Cancer): Host
I don t see that hyperbaric treatment would affect her pulmonary hypertension. It may be that if she had radiation to the tongue your doctors are worried about wound healing, and radiation makes it hard for blood vessels to deliver enough oxygen, so sometimes...

Oncology (General Cancer): S/P colon cancer to omentum
This is the place I send patients. https://www.tuftsmedicalcenter.org/patient-care-services/Departments-and-Services/Cancer-Center/Clinical-Care-Services/Peritoneal-Surface-Malignancy-Program.aspx Dr. Martin Goodman, Tufts University Medical Cente...

Oncology (General Cancer): skin rash
the appearance and the colour needs to be seen. can you take a snap and send to me? Also let me know if you have similar moles anywhere else in the body. You can read details here http://www.webmd.com/melanoma-skin-cancer/tc/skin-cancer-melanoma-symptom...

Oncology (General Cancer): Thyroid Cancer
Well, thyroid cancer is a group of cancers in a specific organ located in the frontal part of the neck. It is inside the neck so as far as I am concerned you have to call it internal. But as usual it is a matter of definition and even of opinion and maybe...

Oncology (General Cancer): VIN
Sorry, this is a question for a dermatologist or a gynecologist. Since it is not yet cancer it is not something that oncologists treat and therefore outside my area of expertise here. I do suggest that you direct this question to an expert of any of these...

Oncology (General Cancer): Vitamin E
I don t think you harm yourself by taking 400 units a day. Our bodies just get rid of what we don t need. Higher doses (above 1000 units/day) can cause bleeding, double vision, heart problems, etc. However, it doesn t seem to be associated with cancer....

Oncology (General Cancer): B-ell lymphoma
brain lymphomas are very hard to cure, and I think your cousin doesn t stand much of a chance either way. There is only so much radiation that can be given to the brain, and the fact that the lymphoma grew back after the standard treatment suggests that it...

Oncology (General Cancer): Breast cancer
I don t know how old you are. The younger you are, the more the risk of radiation. But even very young women who get radiation for breast cancer don t really have much increased risk of heart disease, etc, if the radiation is done properly. Most radiologists...

Oncology (General Cancer): Endoscopy Results: further testing suggested
The polyps do predict that your risk of colon cancer is higher than normal, assuming they are adenomatous . However, it s not likely that your risk of other bowel cancer is raised, unless you have a rare genetic abnormality. And finally, presuming you get...

Oncology (General Cancer): High WBC
His symptoms, signs and his wbc level do not make me think of a leukemis. Instead they and his case history indicate an infection. His abc is only moderately elevated as in an infection not a leukemia! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Oncology (General Cancer): Length of Diagnosis Process
Lymph nodes can be more dense than normal, can have abnormalities within them, and can be infiltrated by fat, which makes them less dense. All of these would be morphologic abnormalities. Sometimes a lymph node is enlarged, but no other abnormalities are...

Oncology (General Cancer): Risks for development of cervical cancer
Presence of non squamous cells / small cysts on the cervix does not mean she will get cervical cancer. As far as HPV is concerned, it is only something which increases the risk. It is not compulsory for all HPV infected persons to get cervical cancer. Read:...

Oncology (General Cancer): Surgery decision
Well, I will put it this way. If I happened to be female and found myself in your exact situation my choice would definitely be lumpectomy followed by radiation. If that is possible depends among other things on the size of you tumor of which I know nothing....

Oncology (General Cancer): Test results from Upper Endoscopy: Next Steps
We are looking for SOMETHING that hopefully may explain your symptoms but also more urgently your endoscopic (by gastroscopy) finding inside your stomach. The EUS use a gastroscope to get to the location (inside your stomach) but once there it uses ultrasound...

Oncology (General Cancer): white spots on xray
The white spots in the chest x-ray are either granulomas or more likely, end - on views of bronchi (air tubes) or blood vessels. In either case, they shouldn t be concerning. If your pain got better with a steroid injection and then it got worse after a...

Oncology (General Cancer): Anal Cancer
These carcinomas tend to be extremely slow growing and usually don t spread. The appropriate treatment is to try to excise them surgically. It s a matter of balance; if you had removal of your anus and anal sphincter, you would need a colostomy. If they...

Oncology (General Cancer): Cancer
No I have no knowledge of such a connection! Campylobacter is an acute bowel infection with diarrhea. I think you confuse Campylobacter with Helicobacter pylorii. That can cause a chronic infection of the stomach and can cause both gastric ulcers and gastric...

Oncology (General Cancer): Gastric Mass w/ Fatty Liver and Enlarged Spleen
From 2012 to 2014, 2 years, your mass has grown from 2.2 cm to 2.8 come, that is it has grown by 0.6 cm - an inch is 2.54 cm. it is not likely that it is a cancer you have since it is growing quite slowly but it may still be a serious condition. Your case...

Oncology (General Cancer): hey
That is a very hard question! I do not know your mother. Humans are alike but also different. And those differences shape what kind of persons we are. If your father is alive and they are still together it may be better to ask him instead. If that route is...

Oncology (General Cancer): Ob-gyn vs. dermatologisit for care
They are about equally good for this. The changes are in skin structures, so part of dermatology. But the locality is part of gynecology. Your choice should follow what you are most comfortable with. Good luck! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Oncology (General Cancer): Alternative Treatments to Ciliochoroidal Malignant Melanoma
Hi Igor. I can understand the stress your family is facing. There are alternative treatments like antiagniogenic drugs and immunomodulators. But Melanomas of the ciliary body are thought to be more malignant due to the rich bloody supply of the tissue, thus...

Oncology (General Cancer): Anal Cancer and Rectal Polyps
I am NOT sure I agree with that no radiation is necessary after anal cancers reappear 3 times after the first! I do suggest a local second opinion! No it is not free of charge but the charge is decided after a negotiation with me. Good luck! ...

Oncology (General Cancer): Chemotherapy/Thrombocytopenia
I guess it s too early to tell if it is a return of the leukemia or a lingering side effect of chemotherapy. It could be either, given M6a AML. If she always had low thrombocyte count she could have had an underlying myelodysplasia in which case persistent...

Oncology (General Cancer): clot formation in mouth.
I understand your concern. Homeopathy works well in prostatic enlargement. I can suggest online homeopathic consultation. As for cancer risk, if you are physically active and get lots of raw fruits and vegetables, also balaced diet, your risk of cancer will...

Oncology (General Cancer): clot formation in mouth.
Well, my PSA was 8.8 when my prostate cancer was found 7 years ago. I too had a very enlarged prostate and my urologist wanted to explain my PSA with my enlarged prostate. I admitted that that was a possibility but that I really wanted to KNOW the real situation,...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lung and colon cancer
A chronic cough and fatigue are bad signs, but I m not sure they are related to the relatively small abnormalities that are seen on CT scan. I agree that if the spots are very small a safe bet is to check again in three months. Hypodensity simply means that...

Oncology (General Cancer): osteosarcoma
If he s not losing weight and he sleeps alright, the stomach problems may be psychosomatic caused by his worry and stress. In any event keep me posted as to the results. (I had the same thing when I was about 11, severe stomach pains which seemed to come...

Oncology (General Cancer): Polyps?
OK, so no biopsy. But that examination was done years ago. If it had been cancer your condition now would tell us that with certainty. So since you can still ask the question it most probably was not cancer. Yes infections in that area can cause vertigo and...

Oncology (General Cancer): Sore, and painful spots
Lymphoma is not what first comes to my mind but your symptoms do not by themselves present any certain diagnosis. So my advice must be that you let a doctor check you soonest! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Oncology (General Cancer): cancer
A hernia is a weakness in the inguinal wall, and sometimes a loop of bowel can move into the hernia. If that is the case, it can be reduced which means it can be pushed back into the abdomen, or not reduced, in which case it poses a danger. It sounds...

Oncology (General Cancer): Drug Interaction
Buprenorphine is a strong narcotic, and may have adverse effects on an 84 year old s mind. That isn t to say it is not worth trying. However, before giving a patch, I d want to use a short-acting narcotic like hydrocodone or oxycodone, and titrate until...

Oncology (General Cancer): Drug Interaction
I am here ONLY as a cancer doctor. So a large part of your question is outside my area of expertise here. The antiinflammatory medicine you mentioned can cause nausea and stomach trouble. Most of the rest of your question must be answered by her own doctor...

Oncology (General Cancer): Fungus on toe is it cancer?
Candida does not cause skin infections on the toes. It s more likely that she has a tinea infection, which are common on the feet. Although Candida is associated with poor immune systems, which in turn can occur with certain kinds of cancer, it doesn t cause...

Oncology (General Cancer): Suspect Pheochromocytoma
Based on your laboratory results such a tumour is quite unlikely. Your somewhat high catecholamines are probably caused by stress. The test is reliable. If you want to be even more sure you can have your adrenal glands checked by ultrasound, CT scans or MRI...

Oncology (General Cancer): Withdrawal of Transdermal Patch
It would probably be better not to withdraw the patch. The side effects from withdrawal include nausea, sweating, agitation, and of course a flare up of pain, depending on how long she s been on the patch. Withdrawal from a pain patch should be accompanied...

Oncology (General Cancer): Withdrawal of Transdermal Patch
I am here only as a cancer doctor. So this is outside my area of expertise here. You must discuss this with her own doctors. You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There is no limit...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lump in fore arm
What you have described sounds like a lipoma - a benign - not dangerous - fat tumour which is not uncommon under the skin. I have at least one myself on my left arm. But since you are worried let a doctor check it. I can not do it. Too far away. Good luck!...

Oncology (General Cancer): Lump in fore arm
Hi, You should get it examined by a surgeon. A Lump which is rapidly growing should be considered as a possibility for cancer. Also you need to check if other symptoms of cancer are present. Read https://sites.google.com/site/drkhalidmunir/pedindex4321...

Oncology (General Cancer): My mom X-Ray concerns
Her X-ray findings have nothing to do with cancer. The only pathological finding is connected with her rib injury and that is a finding without any complications. Her granuloma too is not significant! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Oncology (General Cancer): radiation
Chances are very small. In fact a bad sunburn in a teenager is probably higher risk for developing skin cancer later in life. Second hand smoke poses a low but real risk as well. Obesity is a risk factor for some kinds of cancer. And to top it all off,...

Oncology (General Cancer): Radiation from ct scans
You are exposed to radiation all your life. Every time you travel by air your radiation exposure increases quite a lot since the higher up you are the more cosmic (natural) radiation you will be exposed to . If you live in Denver Colorado the mile high city...

Oncology (General Cancer): Radiation from ct scans
In short, the answer is yes. Dividing cells are more susceptible to radiation than are cells which are not dividing. But there are other factors involved, having to do with enzymes that repair DNA, enzymes that destroy a cell in which genetic damage has...

Oncology (General Cancer): Squamus Cell Carcinoma lung cancer stage 4
In my practice, I would only go on with more chemotherapy in a patient with stage IV disease if a) the tumor was shrinking AND b) the patient was feeling close to well. If the condition is deteriorating, even if the tumor is responding, I d hold off treatment...

Oncology (General Cancer): DCIS
I tended to use paxil, because there was more evidence for it s effect. But it is in the same class as several other drugs, so I wouldn t be surprised if effexor worked as well. I d get a small rx of paxil, and if it isn t satisfactory, ask your doc for...

Oncology (General Cancer): Kidney cancer
You are most probably dealing with a primary kidney cancer (a cancer originating in one of his kidneys - the one it has been found in) and which has spread to his lungs, his spine and to some of his lymph nodes. It is possible that instead it is originating...

Oncology (General Cancer): Mole or melanoma?
Moles can go through spurts of growth. Your mole looks benign to me. Sharp borders, a relatively uniform color, and a smooth surface are more likely to be associated with a benign mole. You should measure it carefully about every two weeks. If you think...

Oncology (General Cancer): about parotid low grade mucoepidermoid
These kind of cancers almost never metastasize, even when the primary returns. Palpation (feeling with fingers) is a reasonable way to follow up because most of the time the recurrence is local, not metastatic. And at 3 and one half years, you will probably...

Oncology (General Cancer): question
As an oncologist I specialized in the area called supportive care , which includes pain management. In addition to getting occasional referrals from other oncologists, I would get referrals from surgeons and internists. It wasn t because they couldn t deal...

Oncology (General Cancer): WBC low threshold for Taxol administration
I would be concerned as well with a white count that low. Has your mother had a trial of Iressa, which is a pill that usually doesn t affect the bone marrow? Your oncologist could also give taxol along with a drug like Neulasta, which increases the white...

Oncology (General Cancer): 24 year old mother of two wants to know if lump found in one breast accompanied by pain for a year now sounds serios?, tomoxifen, breast problems
tomoxifen, breast problems, ultasound: It IS probably benign, but to settle the case so you can stop thinking about it insist on a thin needle cytologic aspiration biopsy. After you have the pathology report of that and if it is still benign you can stop worrying about the lesion - even though...

Oncology (General Cancer): 45 yr old husband stage iv colon ca, colon ca, right colectomy
colon ca, right colectomy, aggressive cancer: I m sorry, this is indeed very bad - especially at his age! This is most probably a very aggressive cancer. First of all his prognosis is very bad. I estimate his survival time to be measured in months. Though chemo therapy MAY extend it somewhat but not...

Oncology (General Cancer): 9mm lung tumor, memorial sloan kettering, philadelphia hospitals
memorial sloan kettering, philadelphia hospitals, lung tumor: Without knowing MUCH more about her case it is impossible for me at present to know if her tumor is a primary tumor of her lung or if it is a cancer that has spread to her lung from somewhere else! I m sure even her regular dr. could not answer that at present....

Oncology (General Cancer): Abdominal cancer, signs of cancer, bleeding from the bowel
signs of cancer, bleeding from the bowel, abdominal cavity: If what you have written that biopsy has shown no signs of cancer and that the biopsy was taken from these tissues you have mentioned are correct, then it seems most unlikely that this is a cancer case. There are however other possibilities, but they are outside...

Oncology (General Cancer): Acute myeloid monocytic leukaemia, acute myeloid leukemia, leukemia cells
acute myeloid leukemia, leukemia cells, bone marrow test: Dear Peigí Ní Oibicin,, The information about your sister s treatment is not sufficient to respond to your question. Acute myeloid leukemia is usually treated with regimens that are based on seven days of cytarabine and three days of an anthracycline (e.g.,...

Oncology (General Cancer): Adenocarcinoma, pathology report, radiation therapy
pathology report, radiation therapy, adenocarcinomas: Radiation therapy is not of much use in adenocarcinomas of the colon? You do not state the location which is important. Size is important too but stage is a different matter. It defines what tissues are involved. Without having the information above & the...

Oncology (General Cancer): Adenocarcinoma, groin area, lymphnode
groin area, lymphnode, scar tissue: I m happy it seems to be working. The statistics - if I have understood you correctly - describes the situation for adenocarcinomas with no known primary. However chemo therapy results are all the time advancing so at the moment we do not KNOW the exact statistical...

Oncology (General Cancer): Adenocarcinoma of cervix/uterus, adenocarcinoma of cervix, adenocarcinoma of the uterus
adenocarcinoma of cervix, adenocarcinoma of the uterus, rn msn: Well prognosiswise etc. it depends mostly on in which organ it develops though in some cases it does have consequences for the therapy. Adenocarcinoma is what you may develop IN the uterus - unless it is a sarcoma (develops from the support tissue, muscles...

Oncology (General Cancer): Adenocarcinoma in situ, cone biopsy, negative margins
cone biopsy, negative margins, adenocarcinoma: That means that the cancer is well within these margins and does not reach them so that we can be reasonably sure that the whole cancer has been removed. If they are positive, well then the risk is high that not all of your cancer has been removed since it...

Oncology (General Cancer): Adenocarcinoma, function of the lungs, m 47
function of the lungs, m 47, previous question: Emphysema is a condition in which the function of the lungs deteriorate. That makes surgery more difficult especially if it is surgery to the lungs. However without knowing the degree of dysfunction of his lungs due to this illness it is impossible to say...

Oncology (General Cancer): Adenocarcinomas - Please tell me more about this lung cancer type, cell lung cancer, tyrosine kinase inhibitors
cell lung cancer, tyrosine kinase inhibitors, lung cancer incidence: Dear Cecilia, I am very sorry to hear about our sister. Unfortunately lung cancer incidence is increasing in non-smoking women. We don t really know why. Viruses, hormonal factors and genetic factors have been looked into, but there is no conclusive link....

Oncology (General Cancer): Adenoids, body fight infections, tiny clusters
body fight infections, tiny clusters, glandes: hypertrophy does not mean cancer but more hyperactivity or increase work or inflammation. I do not know if you refer hypertrophy increasing in size just once or biopsy has been made, I do not know the ciecumstance as why they increased in size as if you...

Oncology (General Cancer): Advanced Gall bladder cancer, gall bladder cancer, right abdomen
gall bladder cancer, right abdomen, bile duct: Even if her drs. express themselves somewhat differently their statements are not necessarily contradictory and any differences in their statements have no practical consequences. What is known is that she unfortunately has a cancer located in her bile duct,...

Oncology (General Cancer): Advice on best treatment for my mum, cancer tumours, estrogen receptors
cancer tumours, estrogen receptors, colon cancers: If the colon cancers were in stage 3, then only there is any need for chemotherapy. If your mother is past menopause, and the breast cancer is stage I or II, then some people give only hormone treatments. Arimidex seems to be better than Tamoxifen in post...

Oncology (General Cancer): Almond nuts, laetrile amygdalin, almond nuts
laetrile amygdalin, almond nuts, scientific researches: Hello, sorry for the late answer. Nuts have always been a subject of investigation and scientific research in alternative cancer therapy. Many ingredients indeed seems to be effective againist various disease, also cancer. The probably most famous nut drugs...

Oncology (General Cancer): Almond nuts, almond nuts, bitter almonds
almond nuts, bitter almonds, fruit products: I have to tell you that this is somewhat outside my real area of expertise. Like other vegetable & fruit products almonds are healthy products (except in very large quantities, especially for bitter almonds, as they do contain cyanide which is a poison). For...

Oncology (General Cancer): Alternative medicine for cancer treatment, national cancer institute, cesium chloride
national cancer institute, cesium chloride, alternative medicine for cancer: Sorry, I have no knowledge of it at all and certainly no experience of it whatsoever. Cesium can be very poisonous so the dosage must be critical here. I have no knowledge at all of any use in humans! I suggest that you contact the National Cancer Institute,...

Oncology (General Cancer): AML, leukemia cells, patient age
leukemia cells, patient age, remission: The younger the patient the better the chances of a cure. They are best for children. Well, here you still do not have full remission. That is in itself not a good sign, but the only way to go is to give more chemo - if the patient can take it! That is all...

Oncology (General Cancer): AML, leukemia cells, stem cells
leukemia cells, stem cells, honest answer: If I remember correctly I have answered a question about your brother before. I agree with his dr. that more chemotherapy is needed as he is not yet in remission. However, NO ONE can unfortunately guarantee that he will get a remission, even with more chemo....

Oncology (General Cancer): AML, bone marrow transplantation, leukemia cells
bone marrow transplantation, leukemia cells, stem cells: Even if the blast cell count is 0 and he is in remission, the leukemia can come back. If it does come back, it tends to relapse within the first two to 5 years. Many times, doctors recommend bone marrow transplantation to get a better remission. If a donor...

Oncology (General Cancer): AML, dose chemo, blood cell count
dose chemo, blood cell count, white blood cell: Dear Marion Kinio, I m sorry to hear about your sister-in-law. I have not heard about controlled amino acid therapy for her condition. Phase I trials are conducted to determine the side effects of new drugs but some success have been seen with them. Should...

Oncology (General Cancer): AML - Post SCT Secondary Cancer, bladder diverticulum, sacral insufficiency fracture
bladder diverticulum, sacral insufficiency fracture, secondary bone cancer: Dear Megan, The clinical history suggests avascular necrosis. Even though bone scan is the standard screening method, MRI is a more sensitive technique, especially with the symptoms descried. However, I have not seen your mother and cannot make diagnoses...

Oncology (General Cancer): AML and recent blood test, low blood counts, red blood cell
low blood counts, red blood cell, red blood cell count: Dear Karen, From the numbers provided you have anemia, that is low red blood cell count and the cells seem to be relatively larger than normal. Please consult your primary physician for the cause of your anemia. At you age group there are many other reasons...

Oncology (General Cancer): AML, leukemia cells, dear sir
leukemia cells, dear sir, meir: Dear Sameer, If there are less than 5% blasts it means that the patient is in remission. Cure is when the disease is not present for at least 5 years. Having achieved remission improves the chances for a cure. Should you have any further questions, please...

Oncology (General Cancer): Amaloydosis, vanderbilt medical center, multiple myloma
vanderbilt medical center, multiple myloma, nashville tennessee area: Dear Sharon, Amyloidosis (please note the correct spelling) is actually a group of diseases that result from a abnormal deposition of myloid protein in various tissues of the body... It CAN be secondary to Rheumatoid Arthritis, or it can be primary amyloidosis...

Oncology (General Cancer): Amaloydosis, blood vessel growth, human fetuses
blood vessel growth, human fetuses, nasty chemicals: I am not a real expert for your question, but I will tell that which I do know. Amaloydosis can be associated with the blood cancer, multiple myeloma (MM). Thalidomide is approved by the FDA to treat leprosy, but is also used to treat multiple myeloma and...

Oncology (General Cancer): Amaloydosis, roswell park cancer institute, roswell park cancer
roswell park cancer institute, roswell park cancer, patient support groups: Dear Ms. Slepian, Roswell Park Cancer Institute has several ways of providing information to patients, from a Resource Center (like a library; phone 716-845-8659) to patient support groups. I highly recommend that you or the patient ask the physician taking...

Oncology (General Cancer): Amyloidosis and Sepsis, gall bladder surgery, primary amyloidosis
gall bladder surgery, primary amyloidosis, surgical sponge: Sorry Sir! I m a cancer specialist, not an expert on metabolic diseases which amyloidosis is. Nor am I a surgeon, I m a medical oncologist & radiation therapist, so a physician. So this is far outside my area of expertise since part of your question concerns...

Oncology (General Cancer): ANC and Chemotherapy, radiation simulation, cancer and nutrition
radiation simulation, cancer and nutrition, radiation treatments: the missed chemo treatments do not need to made up in the end, since she is going to get three week cycles 2 more times. with concurrent chemo and radiation, it is prudent to hold the chemo and let radiation continue. Neupogen can help bring up the count....

Oncology (General Cancer): Angionesis, cancer relapse, breast reconstruction
cancer relapse, breast reconstruction, clinical evidence: Dere kan meget godt skrive til mig på dansk eller norsk fordi jeg aer svensk. Jeg vill dock svare på engelsk fordi allt tills nu aer på engelsk. You are quite right with regards to angiogenesis. There are even now recently developed drugs that interfere with...

Oncology (General Cancer): Appetite - Recommended Diet, home health care, health care worker
home health care, health care worker, throat cancer: First of all, let me say I am sorry for being so long in answering. Things are a tad hectic lately with selling a house. I am also sorry you are having to go through this period in your life, as I am for anyone who has to deal with this disease. Other than...

Oncology (General Cancer): Armpit Lump size increasing, armpit lump, breast examination
armpit lump, breast examination, intravenous contrast: You did not state your age, which is important. Are you over 40? Have you had a breast examination and mammogram? I agree with your PCP that imaging at the time of the CT scan would be a very wise thing to do. Point out the lump to the technician when...

Oncology (General Cancer): Asbestos, asbestos particles, asbestos insulation
asbestos particles, asbestos insulation, asbestos siding: Contrary to the misinformation that the mass media throws at you, stationary asbestos is no danger at all. In fact, many lives have been saved because of asbestos siding and insulation in houses because it doesn t burn in house fires. Trying to remove asbestos...

Oncology (General Cancer): Atelectasis, lung windows, check ups
lung windows, check ups, linear density: An atelectasy is an area of the lung deprived of air and therefore compressed. It is therefore denser than normal lung tissue and is seen as such on an X-ray picture. Radiation in this area may cause inflammation in exposed lung tissue and an atelectasy may...

Oncology (General Cancer): Aunt-Ovarian Cancer, hysterectamy, female cousins
hysterectamy, female cousins, ovarian cancers: Ovarian cancers generally have very bad prognosis even with extensive surgery and chemotherapy. I do not understand why a full hysterectomy (including the ovaries) were not done 10 years ago when she was 66 and certainly had no need of them anymore?! If that...

Oncology (General Cancer): Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia/Coombs Test, autoimmune hemolytic anemia, coombs test
autoimmune hemolytic anemia, coombs test, conclusive proof: While I have some background in Haematology, that was close to 30 years ago. I could give you an answer but I feel it is more appropriate that you ask a dr. on this site with a more modern and up to date background on the subject. Check for Haematology. If...

Oncology (General Cancer): abdominal fullness, gastric bypass surgery, pelvic ultrasound
gastric bypass surgery, pelvic ultrasound, lower abdomen: If those scans all have come out negative I doubt very much that there is a cancer in that area. Further endoscopies - as planned - and MRI scans could confirm that even more. Other possibilities here are actually outside my field of expertise. You will have...

Oncology (General Cancer): abouth anal, probable cause, endo
probable cause, endo, ultrasound: Please see my other answer! A cancer is not the most probable cause of your trouble. Let a surgeon check you! The surgeon will decide what examination techniques to use. Ultrasound may be one of them, rectoscopy may be another as may a finger examination be....

Oncology (General Cancer): abouth anus, cancer causes, inorder
cancer causes, inorder, anus: Dear Kami, Cancer causes tumors and the actual eating away of good tissue.... Often people with anal cancer must have surgery to place a colostomy bag in inorder to by pass the anus alltogether.... You need to talk to your doctor and/or oncologist......

Oncology (General Cancer): This is actually a Lupus question, autoimmune illnesses, sized particles
autoimmune illnesses, sized particles, distilled water: I m sorry, this is entirely outside my field of expertise! With lupus I assume that you mean SLE. For that I strongly suggest that you direct your question to an expert of rheumatic or autoimmune illnesses. However I also have to tell you that I m very sceptical...

Oncology (General Cancer): adenocarcinoma in-situ, cancer of the cervix, worst case scenario
cancer of the cervix, worst case scenario, surgical biopsy: Dear Alana, while I can not give you any promises or guarantees, the fact remains that if the report you quote is correct you ought to have excellent chances of a full recovery! What the report says is that there is evidence of a local carcinoma (of glandular...

Oncology (General Cancer): adenocarcinoma in situ, cone biopsy, abnormal pap
cone biopsy, abnormal pap, situ 2: The term -in-situ , whether carcinoma-in-situ or adenocarcinoma-in-situ, refers to a premalignant lesion, not an invasive cancer. Your report was not that of a cancer. If it reflects the true condition of your cervix, you did not have cancer. If it is not...

Oncology (General Cancer): adrenal carcinoma, adrenal carcinoma, fluid on the lungs
adrenal carcinoma, fluid on the lungs, adrenal tumor: An MRI study of the adrenal area is not likely to give any hints with regards to any lung pathology. A CT scan may do it but it is far from certain. I do not like to speculate. At the moment we have no indication whatsoever if it is benign (more probable)...

Oncology (General Cancer): afraid of cancer?, lymphnode, size shape
lymphnode, size shape, gut feeling: If you can feel a node in the neck, it is swollen. The majority of nodes turn out to be temporarily swollen and many are not cancerous. Since you are concerned, you should see your family physician for an evaluation. with best wishes, ravi sarm...

Oncology (General Cancer): airline pilots, dead sea area, particle radiation
dead sea area, particle radiation, solar flares: Airline pilots do get a higher exposure to cosmic radiation and ionizing radiation from the sun. The latter especially during periods of increased solar activity ( solar flares ). Normally we have 2 mechanisms of protection here on Earth. 1. Our planet s magnetic...

Oncology (General Cancer): alternative therapy, chemotherapy drugs, accupuncture
chemotherapy drugs, accupuncture, alternative therapy: Dear John, I am not familiar with any alternative treatments that would do any good for cancer... Even a lot of chemotherapy drugs and radiation and even surgery will not guarantee that the cancer will all be killed off and you will be in remission.......

Oncology (General Cancer): Is there an alternative ?, ct scan of the abdomen, mass measures
ct scan of the abdomen, mass measures, mass lesion: It is safe to biopsy one of the nodes or one of the adrenal masses. Please ask your sister s doctors to also do what is called flow cytometry if the test is available. If the diagnosis is lymphoma, it can be treated with the possibility of a good remission....

Oncology (General Cancer): aortic lymph gland, intensive chemo, lymph gland
intensive chemo, lymph gland, tremendous pain: Because of side effects etc. the choice must be hers! based on the information given, as far as I can see her only chance must be to take the full 5 week intense treatment if possible! It will not guarantee success but it is her only chance. If it will turn...

Oncology (General Cancer): armpit lumps, armpit lumps, armpit lump
armpit lumps, armpit lump, painful lymph nodes: 1. NONE of your symptoms described makes me think of lymphoma or cancer in any form. What I think of are skin infections/inflammations! 2. From your description it is obvious that this is superficial and has nothing to do with lymph nodes! 3. NO!!!...

Oncology (General Cancer): asbestos exposure, plaster ceiling, dust mask
plaster ceiling, dust mask, garbage bags: Sure you should wear a dust mask, as inhaling any kind of particulate matter should be avoided if possible. However, you have nothing to fear from traces of asbestos, even if you do inhale some. Asbestos can cause lung disease and cancer, but only in cases...

Oncology (General Cancer): Bevacizumab (avastin), bevacizumab avastin, endothelial cell growth
bevacizumab avastin, endothelial cell growth, vascular endothelial cell: Dear Alex, I am glad to hear of your studies. The answer is rather complicated, and these are early days in Avastin therapy. One problem is that these therapies are used in rather advanced cancers, often in metastatic disease. Not all the cells in the tumor...

Oncology (General Cancer): Bevacizumab (avastin), colorectal cancers, hypoxic areas
colorectal cancers, hypoxic areas, intercalated degree: First of all, I retired from working 5 years ago after a stroke. So I do not work now and have not done so for 5 years. That means that I have never used this drug, I have NO personal experience with it at all. All I know is what I have read, so I m in the...

Oncology (General Cancer): Biopsy, skin biopsy, internal cancer
skin biopsy, internal cancer, bedside manor: Well, I hope I can be of help! Since I m a Swede, living in Sweden it is not very likely that I will ask you any questions in return. Non specific USUALLY means that it is not diagnostic, it is not for some reason possible to use it for getting a diagnosis....

Oncology (General Cancer): Black dots found, type of skin cancer, black dot
type of skin cancer, black dot, skin cancer: You do not specify how old you are, how large the dots are, whether they are associated with a lump underneath(I am assuming they are not), family history, your health status, etc. One must know these things (and, ideally, see the dots ) before giving...

Oncology (General Cancer): Bladder Cancer, bladder cancer, survival time
bladder cancer, survival time, time estimate: I unfortunately know too little about your grandmother to be able to give you any certain survival time estimate or success rate. However if nothing is done her situation will get very bad. But unfortunately her tumour illness may come back in some form somewhere....

Oncology (General Cancer): Bladder Cancer, bladder cancer, cytotoxic drugs
bladder cancer, cytotoxic drugs, drastic surgery: I have never used this particular drug (after all this is an experimental treatment and I m now retired)but intravesical cytotoxic drug treatment (with cytotoxic drugs directly inside the urine bladder) is nothing new. It is an easy & simple treatment with...

Oncology (General Cancer): Bladder Cancer, transitional cell carcinoma, e mail address
transitional cell carcinoma, e mail address, bladder tumors: Yes you are right. One of the principal symptoms of a bladder cancer of whatever type (and of kidney cancer as well) is blood in the urine. I m sorry, I m not yet familiar with this test. I live in Sweden and as far as I know it has not yet been approved here....

Oncology (General Cancer): Bladder cancer, environmental tobacco smoke, sheep dips
environmental tobacco smoke, sheep dips, bladder carcinoma: Thanks for your question! To my knowledge no one has so far been able to link bladder cancer to second hand smoking with any certainty. With regards to the sheep dips the only thing I can say is that some phosphates have been linked to bladder cancer. Not...

Oncology (General Cancer): Blood Cancer, different types of cancers, blood cancer
different types of cancers, blood cancer, blood cancers: There are several types of cells that make up our blood. Any of these can turn into cancers. There are many different types of cancers that are called blood cancers. The two main groups are called Leukemias and Lymphomas. There are various causes that are...

Oncology (General Cancer): Blood Cancers, red blood cells, red blood cell
red blood cells, red blood cell, lymphoma cells: Dear Charles, I apologize but I don t know what level of project you are trying to accomplish, and therefore it is very hard for me to answer your question. I suggest that you will try to find textbooks that will suit your level of understanding. Sorry,...

Oncology (General Cancer): Blood Cancers, red blood cells, chronic myelogenous leukemia
red blood cells, chronic myelogenous leukemia, white blood cells: There are many types of lymphocytes. (usually B cells and T cells) These cells normally circulate in the body in the blood system and in the lymph system. They go through filters called lymph nodes and also go through other lymphoid organs such as tonsils...

Oncology (General Cancer): Blood Cells, b and t lymphocytes, red blood count
b and t lymphocytes, red blood count, high red blood count: The parent cells (called stem cells) have nucleii and therefore, DNA. There is a condition called Erythro-Leukemia, where the leukemia appears to involve both red and white cells. There is a condition called Myelo-proliferative syndrome, where there can be...

Oncology (General Cancer): Blood Count, low blood count, red blood cells
low blood count, red blood cells, aplastic anemia: Dear Julien, Aplastic anemia is a disease characterizes by a decreased production of all the components of the blood, that is, white and red blood cells and the cells that produce platelets. When patients receive chemotherapy we cause the marrow to look...

Oncology (General Cancer): Blood Counts and cancer, bone marrow test, indicitive
bone marrow test, indicitive, blood counts: Dear Jubal, Additional testing is indeed needed. For example, a bone marrow testing will be needed to evaluate why the counts are elevated. A more detailed blood test and a bone marrow test will let the oncologist know what type of problem you are faced with....

Oncology (General Cancer): Blood Test Results and Kidney Cancer, rdw cv, open nephrectomy
rdw cv, open nephrectomy, blood test results: Maryann, The sed rate is VERY nonspecific - that is to say, many, many things can lead to an elevated sed rate - and it is hardly ever because of metastatic cancer. Imaging studies, such as CT , MRI, Pet scans, etc, are much better tools with which to...

Oncology (General Cancer): Blood test taken from 2 different locations on body, blood cultures, cancer tests
blood cultures, cancer tests, techinque: We generally do blood cultures from two different parts of the body (veins from both the arms are used to draw blood samples) at different times. The idea is to catch an infection that may be in the blood only intermittently. I am not aware of any cancer blood...

Oncology (General Cancer): Blood tests and cancer, breast exam, medical check
breast exam, medical check, perfect health: Dear Kimber, the only thing any dr. can guarantee in a situation like this is that no sign of any illness has been found. No one can with a 100% certainty guarantee that no illness is lurking somewhere - though it is certainly very improbable. That is in fact...

Oncology (General Cancer): Blood in urine, bladder cancer, white blood cells
bladder cancer, white blood cells, flank pain: 35 years old IS a little young for bladder cancer but not impossible. However also kidney stones can give him blood in his urine in this way. So I think it is much more probable that his kidney stones are behind this problem than a cancer somewhere along the...

Oncology (General Cancer): BMT, bone marrow transplant, philadelphia chromosome
bone marrow transplant, philadelphia chromosome, types of leukemia: Dear Julien, ALL with the Philadelphia chromosome is associated with very poor outcome, regardless of the treatment offered for the patients. Therefore, transplantation from someone else is recommended for this type of disease. There are other types of leukemia...

Oncology (General Cancer): BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT, bone marrow transplants, american cancer society
bone marrow transplants, american cancer society, bone marrow transplant: Sorry for getting back so late. Seems I didnt get an email telling me I had a question. Wha little I know is what my wife went through to get on a bone marrow list, some of what is done, and where to get information. The last is probably the easiest and...

Oncology (General Cancer): Body not producing blood, bone marrow failure, sinus infection
bone marrow failure, sinus infection, scar tissue: Dear Ms. Campas, Even though leukemia is one of the causes, a pre-leukemia condition (myelodysplastic syndrome) is another possibility as well as a bone marrow failure called aplastic anemia. Another possibility includes replacement of the bone marrow with...

Oncology (General Cancer): Bone Cancer / Remission, benign prostatic hyperplasia, brain metastasis
benign prostatic hyperplasia, brain metastasis, seminal vesicles: this is the problem with cancer , you call a person cancer free if after 5 years there is no metastasis, unfortunately your dad do have them less than 5 years, therefore he will need chemo and hormonotherapy very intensively. remission locally does not mean...

Oncology (General Cancer): Bone Cancer, high potassium levels, secondary bone cancer
high potassium levels, secondary bone cancer, psa levels: Prostate cancer has so many individual variations in its behaviour that it is impossible to give you any kind of time table or scheme for his future. What eventually kills the patient is the fact that the cancer spreads to different sites in his body of which...

Oncology (General Cancer): Bone Marrow Transplant, bone marrow transplants, male cells
bone marrow transplants, male cells, dear linda: Dear Linda, These questions should be handled in detail by your granddaughter s physicians. There are many factors that are not available for me to answer in detail, such as the status of your granddaughter s ALL at this time and the degree of matching. In...

Oncology (General Cancer): Bone marrow biopsy, bone marrow biopsy, pathologist check
bone marrow biopsy, pathologist check, biopsy test: The biopsy is taken from your bone marrow which means that the needle used for sampling the marrow must be pushed through bone first, someting which is not VERY painful or dangerous but not exactly pleasant either. Your dr. will have specific questions for...

Oncology (General Cancer): Bone/spine cancer, cure breast cancer, spine cancer
cure breast cancer, spine cancer, blood discharge: No one can guarantee that you get everything out by cancer surgery. That is why radiation therapy, chemo therapy and (anti) hormonal therapy most often are needed as well to increase the chances (again at present no guarantees)of a cure. Her siblings were...

Oncology (General Cancer): Bood Count Recovery After Chemo, meir, chemo
meir, chemo, chemotherapy: Dear Kelly, I would expect count recovery around day 18 for a patient who has not been treated with chemotherapy before and was treated with high dose Ara-C alone. Delays beyond four weeks are of concern in that scenario. Should you have any further questions,...

Oncology (General Cancer): BRAIN CANCER STAGE 4, lung cancer deaths, brain cancer stage 4
lung cancer deaths, brain cancer stage 4, lung cancers: Radiation (and everything and anything else) is unfortunately unable to cure her but it can 1. prolong her survival time to some extent, 2. relieve symptoms to some extent. That is why it is done. Unfortunately her survival time can be measured in months not...

Oncology (General Cancer): Do I have a Brain Tumor....., negative test results, eye twitches
negative test results, eye twitches, oraquick rapid test: None of what you have told me so far really seems to indicate any brain tumor. But since this worries you and there may be a problem let a dr. (best a specialist of internal medicine) check you thoroughly ASAP! Let the dr. decide based on your complaints,...

Oncology (General Cancer): Breast Biopsy, breast biopsy, needle biopsies
breast biopsy, needle biopsies, cancer cells: I can not tell you why - no one can! But almost 50 years of clinical experience with THIN needle biopsies (the needle HAS to be thin) shows that there is in reality no risk. Actually the fear of this risk was the reason why this technique was not accepted...

Oncology (General Cancer): Breast Cancer, symptom of breast cancer, breast cancer
symptom of breast cancer, breast cancer, breast health: Dear Jessy, You are right, this is extremely unlikely to be cancer. Many girls your age get lumps, and most go away on there own. However, cysts can occur, and need to be examined. Since yours has been there awhile, I would tell your mom, and go to the...

Oncology (General Cancer): Breast cancer metastized to colon, breast cancer survivor, partial mastectomy
breast cancer survivor, partial mastectomy, body cavity: This is indeed not a common way of a breast cancer to spread. I m particularly concerned with the presence of her cancer inside her abdominal cavity. However if it has spread to these sites it is also possible - even probable - that it also has spread to other...

Oncology (General Cancer): Breast cancer, breast cancer cells, estrogen receptors
breast cancer cells, estrogen receptors, breast tissue: Breast tissue is normally regulated by among other things estrogen, so it has estrogen receptors. Breast cancer cells are derived from normal breast tissue cells. So when they do have such estrogen receptors, not only can these cancer cells be hormonally regulated,...

Oncology (General Cancer): Breat cancer of the BONE, cancer of the bone, cancer stage
cancer of the bone, cancer stage, faslodex: For the time being it seems so. Well it must be considered a stage 4 now so in principle incurable. But even so probably still controlable at least for the time being. With the new therapies being developed all the time now it is impossible to tell you how...

Oncology (General Cancer): The benefit of post surgical chemotherapy, post mastectomy, national cancer institute, national institutes of health
national cancer institute, national institutes of health, living in sweden: To evaluate her situation I would need to know her general clinical status, the stage of her tumour, its size, its pathology, hormonal receptors? etc. Generally speaking, unless found VERY early the risk is big that a cancer is not a local but a systemic illness...

Oncology (General Cancer): benign tumor, benign tumours, benign tumor
benign tumours, benign tumor, benign tumors: Well, such things sometimes do happen. Warts are benign tumours and they now and they do disappear on their own. Probably due to some immunological reaction (they are caused by virus). If you want a real second opinion, let a dr. examine it again but I do...

Oncology (General Cancer): benign tumors, benign tumour, benign tumors
benign tumour, benign tumors, cancer: A benign tumour is the opposite of a malignant tumour = cancer. So a benign tumour is NOT a cancer. A benign tumour MAY be dangerous and/or difficult to treat due to some special anatomical location or something else. In most cases though it is NOT! Once such...

Oncology (General Cancer): How big a factor is heredity?, lifestyle changes, risk factor
lifestyle changes, risk factor, heredity: Dear Robert, To date, we don t know how to prevent development of leukemia in children of patients. We know several factors that are associated with increased risk of leukemia in the general population, such as smoking and exposure to chemicals, e.g., benzene...

Oncology (General Cancer): Is biopsy necessary? Dangerous?, needle biopsy, sonigram
needle biopsy, sonigram, monospot: A biopsy is actually the only method we have to be sure of what you have, so if you had come to me I would have insisted on it! In experienced hands it is very safe. If a thin needle biopsy is done you would have no more problem with it than with an injection!...

Oncology (General Cancer): Is biopsy necessary? or MRI will do? what's next?, carcinoma cells, hyperchromatic nuclei
carcinoma cells, hyperchromatic nuclei, enlarged lymph nodes: BOTH an MRI scan & a surgical biopsy are most probably necessary in order to pin point your diagnosis and to be able to decide on the best possible therapy! There are always risks with surgery, but for this procedure they are minimal. The hospital will have...

Oncology (General Cancer): Is biopsy necessary? or MRI will do? what's next?, carcinoma cells, hyperchromatic nuclei
carcinoma cells, hyperchromatic nuclei, enlarged lymph nodes: Dear Olusr, You must have this other biopsy.... MRI or other scans are out of the question at this point... The first biopsy done (listed above) states that there is cancer there and this next biopsy that needs to be done is needed to determine how much...

Oncology (General Cancer): bladder cancer, bladder cancer, oncologist
bladder cancer, oncologist, palliative care: Without knowing the state of his bladder cancer it is impossible to answer this. It is possible that without surgery his life WILL be very miserable but only his surgeon can explain that situation to you. Finally if he is able to make decisions this is actually...

Oncology (General Cancer): bladder tumor, transitional cell carcinoma, stage 3 cancer
transitional cell carcinoma, stage 3 cancer, bladder tumor: Yes, it means that in some spots a microscopic invasion of lymphatic space/vessels (belonging to the lymphatic system)by his cancer is suspected. This may not be possible to verify on a CT scan or MRI scan even if such invasion exists simply because it is...

Oncology (General Cancer): blood disorders, blood clot formation, predinsone
blood clot formation, predinsone, autoimmune reaction: This is somewhat outside my field of oncology so for a deeper analysis I suggest that you talk to your ordinary source. However, as the name of the disorder indicates it is an illness with a double face. You have a kind of paradox here with both blood clots...

Oncology (General Cancer): blood disorders, predinsone, health prof
predinsone, health prof, blood disorder: They may be considering taking your spleen as a precaution. I don t know if you are confident and assured with your present doctor, but if you have questions or are uncomfortable, you can always seek a second opinion. Aspirin is used to thin the blood,...

Oncology (General Cancer): blood labs, lymphatic leukemia, thyroid gland
lymphatic leukemia, thyroid gland, lack of iron: There is slight anemia (hemoglobin of 11.6 g. is almost normal for a woman, but a little low for a man) The total white count is normal but the number of lymphocytes is slightly higher. This person should be seen by a hematologist (blood specialist)...

Oncology (General Cancer): blood tests and biopsy, blood in stools, gastrointestinal cancer
blood in stools, gastrointestinal cancer, rib cage: Blood in stools & vomited material is a SERIOUS sign & must be vigorously investigated! A gastrointestinal cancer is a very significant possibility but also other causes for this symptom are possible. That your father feels somewhat better just now may not...

Oncology (General Cancer): blood tests, c reactive protein, protein level
c reactive protein, protein level, white cells: Sed Rate and C- Reactive Protein give similar information and indicate that there is an inflammation in the body. This inflammation can be an infection, a rheumatological condition or rarely a cancer. Increased white count, generally is a sign of inflammation/infection....

Oncology (General Cancer): blow to the head, recurrance, ependymoma
recurrance, ependymoma, tumour: Her tumour will not come back because of this trauma. However, her head has already undergone a lot of treatment and you (and maybe she too) are now worried because of this. I suggest that you let her dr. check her and decide if any more investigations are...

Oncology (General Cancer): body not producing blood, red blood cells, chronic leukemia
red blood cells, chronic leukemia, chronological age: Dear Ronnie, These are good news that the leukemia is gone. It is not clear from your question whether your father had acute or chronic leukemia, what type of treatment was given and what were the actual results of the bone marrow. For example, was the bone...

Oncology (General Cancer): bone cancer, secondary bone cancer, painful lesions
secondary bone cancer, painful lesions, chemical similarity: Well her secondary cancer in her bones does after all consist of cancer cells from her breast cancer so I think the idea of her oncologist should be tried even if Tamoxifen did not work Faslodex may do, so there is really no reason not to try it since other...

Oncology (General Cancer): (bone)cancer, soft tissue tumor, bonecancer
soft tissue tumor, bonecancer, bone cancer: The most common symptom of a bone or soft tissue tumor (sarcoma) is a mass of unclear nature. The symptom you describe sounds more like a torn muscle or tendon or ligament. Such symptoms may take a VERY long time before they go away. However, since I for obvious...

Oncology (General Cancer): bone marrow transplant, bone marrow donor, lymphoma society
bone marrow donor, lymphoma society, stem cells: I am not positive if an infant an be a donor, but I do know that stem cells can be retrieved from the umbilical cord of newborns. I have found a site that may be of some help as they have a discussion board where you might be able to get more help. Here...

Oncology (General Cancer): brain cancer, spine cancer, brain cancer
spine cancer, brain cancer, life expectency: I m sorry to read about his and your problems! Unfortunately it is impossible for me to predict his survival time with any accuracy (too many individual variations). That his prognosis is bad is however unfortunately clear. You can expect his condition to...

Oncology (General Cancer): brain cancer, brain radiation, brain cancer
brain radiation, brain cancer, vital organs: A biopsy should be done to establish diagnosis. If it is a single spot in the brain, then the neurosurgeon will remove the mass to make a diagnosis. While unusual, melanoma can be found in vital organs, without there being a primary site. If it is melanoma,...

Oncology (General Cancer): brain mets, breast cacer, radiation therapy
breast cacer, radiation therapy, breast cancer: If I have understood your question correctly your sister, 40 years old, has been treated for breast cancer that has spread to her lungs, to her brain and to her skull. She has just been treated with special radiation therapy - with the GammaKnife , presumably...

Oncology (General Cancer): breast cancer, tumour cells, tumour markers
tumour cells, tumour markers, breast cancer: Tumour markers are substances that tumour cells produce and which can be detected in the blood of the patient. Their presence indicates that a tumour is present and the amount of them indicates - generally - the size of the tumour. An increase from 10 to 32...

Oncology (General Cancer): breast cancer now in the bone, rib and brain stage 4, stage 4 cancer, brain mass
stage 4 cancer, brain mass, survival times: Since her cancer has spread it is now a stage 4 cancer unfortunately. I m sorry to read about her and your problems! With radiation therapy to her brain the process can be slowed down somewhat. It is impossible to predict survival times with any accuracy,...

Oncology (General Cancer): breast cancer & your environment, breast cancer genetics, breast cancer fund
breast cancer genetics, breast cancer fund, cancer awareness program: Normally I would say this is outside my area of expertise. However, if you want to try a long shot, I saw an interview with the recent Miss U.S.A. just yesterday. She is really into breast cancer awareness programs as well as being beautiful. You could try...

Oncology (General Cancer): breast cancer pain, breast cancer surgery, needle and pins
breast cancer surgery, needle and pins, radical mastectomy: Your troubles were most probably caused by the surgical procedures you describe, made necessary by your tumour. Unfortunately I can not promise you any relief. It may happen but it is definitely not certain or even probable. I m sorry I have nothing better...