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How important is radiation after chemotherapy for metastatic bladder cancer? answers (7)


how important is radiation after chemotherapy for metastatic bladder cancer?

A: metastatic bladder Cancer is a more complex form of bladder cancer. It means that cancer cells have travelled though out the bloodstream or lymph system to form a secondary tumour which is biologically same. Only 5% people have metastases. metastatic disease is incurable, however, standard treatment of advanced bladder surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy. chemotherapy fights cancer by treating the whole body, where as...

MRI? PET/CT Scans for neoplastic tumours in the bone?

A: Thanks! I have my follow up visit to my old workplace (department of medical oncology and radiation therapy of the Royal Karolinska University Hospital in the northern part of Stockholm about a distance of 15 minutes of walking from where I live - and about the same from where I grew up and lived when I studied at the medical school of the Royal Karolinska Institute)in the end of June. The Institute and the Hospital are located on either side of the same street with a bridge over the street in between. Yes disc problems can definitely give him these problems. The PET scan/CT scan should have shown something if his problems were due to...

Does a biopsy tell if a cancer has spread?

A: No, a biopsy will tell you if its a cancer or not, and most lumps are not. If it is it will tell you what kind, and that will suggest the treatment. If you are just about to have a biopsy, ask them for more info. It depends upon what they are doing the biopsy on... A biopsy will tell you and the physician what type of cancer you are dealing with, and that in turn will tell if that type of cancer is predisposed to spreading. A PET scan will tell if the cancer has metastasized(spread). no it does not ,the biopsy serve 2 purposes: 1st it answers the question whether the cells are cancerous or not ,and 2nd (if cancerous) it allows the "grading" which


Metastatis Cancer

A: chemotherapy is necessary but it should be combined with surgery & radio frequency ablation and perhaps radiation surgery in order to have her tumour growths in her ovary, bladder & liver eliminated as much as possible. I see , thanks! An important city!...

Large Cell NHL

A: she has an acute reaction to the treatment which is seen sometimes with some patients very sensible to drugs. She should first be protected by antibiotics and a neutrophil boost beside may be erythropoeitin to increase the red cells level. PACEBOM Regimen: Multi-drug chemotherapy with prednisolone, adriamycin, cyclophosphamide and etoposide (PACE) alternating every 7 days with bleomycin, vincristine and methotrexate (BOM). Six cycles of PACE and five of BOM to be given I am giving you some info for you to understand first then answer your direct question: Large Cell Lymphomas (LCL) are one of the most common types of lymphoma, compr

Anyone battling Glioblastoma Multiforme that would like to share treatment, symptoms, etc.?

A: I have no personal experience, but while you are waiting to hear from others, Revolution Health has a great "Expert insight" from Dr. Nicholas Butowski which might give you some good information. Good luck and keep us posted! I have had a expierence with glioblastoma multiforme, my mother had it and passed away, but I did learn alot about different treatments and etc... My father is 62 and was only recently diagnosed in the first week of May 2007 with Glioblastoma Multiforme and had surgery for its removal. My understanding is it was quite large and his only obvious symptom prior to diagnos


No RP/Bone Mets only/now refractory/Primary T concern

A: Hello Sharon, I''m sorry your husband is going though bone pain and that you both are suffering from anxiety about a possible downward course from here. I have a challenging case myself, with intermittent triple hormonal blockade (with maintenance) my only therapy, so I have paid close attention to the issues you are worried about, hoping I will not have to face them. I was not participating on the board until July of last year and missed many of your earlier posts. I just did a review by clicking on your screenname, so I think I''m up to speed. I believe there are things you can do. First a quick word about me so you know where I''m coming from. I was diagnosed in December 1999 at age 56 following a PSA test I...

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