Articles by Dr. Greg

Prostate Cancer Treatment Options for High Risk and Recurrence

Prostate cancer patients with high risk features of lymph node spread and micrometastatic disease are generally treated with more aggressive local therapy often in combination with long- term androgen deprivation therapy.  Some patients who are at extremely high risk of micrometastatic disease, treatment with systemic >> Read More ...

Prostate Cancer Treatments and Complications (Side Effects)

Prostate cancer patients with limited disease are grouped into low-risk, intermediate-risk and high risk for metastatic disease based on the clinical stage, Gleason score and PSA values. Read more on prostate cancer staging. The treatment plan in limited disease is based on the risk. Low-risk group includes stage T1 or T2, >> Read More ...

Prostate Cancer Staging, Gleason Scores and Different Stages

Pathologically adenocarcinomas account for more than 95% of prostate cancers. Almost 70% of the prostate cancer arise from the peripheral zone of the prostate gland and the remaining prostate cancers arise from the transition zone. Often those arising from the peripheral zone are more aggressive while those from the >> Read More ...

Prostate Cancer Diagnosis, Tests, Biopsy and Scans

Patients presenting with symptoms of prostate cancer would have reached a stage at which curative interventions are usually not possible since the symptoms are often only present in the advanced stages. Detection of prostate cancer prior to the onset of symptoms is therefore necessary for adopting a curative line of >> Read More ...

Whipple Surgery Complications, Recovery Period, Prognosis

What is Whipple surgery? Whipple Procedure Complications of Whipple Procedure The Whipple procedure is associated with an operative mortality of 2 to 5% even when performed by the most experienced surgeons. The risk of operative mortality and morbidity has been found to be higher in hospitals where the procedure is >> Read More ...

Whipple Procedure – Surgery and Reconstruction

Whipple surgery is the procedure conducted for operable cancers of the pancreas. The procedure involves removal of the head, neck and uncinate process of pancreas along with the lower end of stomach, pylorus, the distal common bile duct, the entire duodenum and often the gall bladder. The reconstruction procedure is also >> Read More ...

Stomach Cancer Treatment Complications and Prognosis (Outlook)

Complications of Stomach Cancer Treatments The treatment of stomach cancer is associated with several immediate and long term complications. Surgical resection (refer to stomach cancer surgery) is associated with bleeding, leakage from the anastomosis (joining of gut following gastrectomy), and damage to surrounding >> Read More ...

Stomach Cancer Surgery and Chemotherapy

What is Stomach Cancer? Types of Stomach Cancer Stomach Cancer Symptoms Stomach Cancer Diagnosis, Screening and Staging Stomach Cancer Prognosis Stage I Gastric Cancer (Early Stomach Cancer) Surgical removal (resection) of the tumor is the only chance for a possible cure for stomach cancer. It is the best option in early >> Read More ...

Gastric (Stomach) Cancer Diagnosis, Screening and Staging

How is stomach cancer detected? Physical examination Stomach cancer (gastric cancer) is asymptomatic (no symptoms /silent) in the early stages and physical signs may be absent. As the cancer advances, a patient reports unintentional weight loss and cachexia. Depending on the size of the tumor, a mass may be palpated in the >> Read More ...
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