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I can answer almost all questions related to the treatment and natural course of most kinds of cancer, especially cancers of prostate, colon, lung and breast.

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I have been a practicing medical oncologist for 36 years, and have been chief of service at a major medical center for 25 years. I've also done research in cancer treatments.


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New England Journal of Medicine American Journal of Medicine Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology Hematology Transfusion Medicine


MD, Stanford University Internal Medicine residency, St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO Medical Oncology Fellowship, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY

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Recent Answers from Donald Higby, M.D.

2016-10-17 Blood test results:

If you were my patient I'd repeat the blood test about four weeks after this one was obtained.  You would also like to have a differential including platelets, and you would want a technician or a physician

2016-10-10 CT scan findings:

These abnormalities are way too small to make a diagnosis, and indeed, to small to biopsy without putting you at risk.  Why did you have a CT done?  If you were having pulmonary symptoms these could represent

2016-09-25 VIN3:

I don't think you would have a problem; you are talking about disorders of cell ;proliferation, and Nucala seems to be fairly specifically directed at eosinophils.  In my review of the data, I don't see

2016-09-23 Ways to lower estrogen in breast cancer patient:

About 20% of breast cancer doesn't have an estrogen receptor, and would not respond to lowering estrogen or anti-estrogenic drugs.  If that is the case, that may be why she was given chemotherapy.  For

2016-09-10 worried...:

Sessile polyps are more serious than pedunculated polyps.  Sessile polyps can become cancerous (over a ten year period) about 20% of the time; pedunculated, about 5%.  If they are removed, they are no


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