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Tue, Jan 8 12:07pm · Video Q&A about Breast Cancer Research in Cancer

Join researcher Keith Knutson, Ph.D., and oncologist Saranya Chumsri, M.D., to discuss current breast cancer research and treatment options.

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Drs. Knutson and Chumsri will answer questions during the broadcast. Please post your questions here.

Oct 19, 2018 · Video Q&A about the Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer in Cancer

Join Dr. Pashtoon Kasi, oncologist, and Dr. Massimo Raimondo, gastroenterologist, to discuss pancreatic cancer and methods of early detection.

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  • New research
  • New detection options
  • The future of pancreatic cancer care

Drs. Kasi and Raimondo will answer questions live during the broadcast. Leave your questions in the comments below.

Oct 1, 2018 · Video Q&A about Atrial Fibrillation in Heart & Blood Health

Here is Dr. Venkat's reply: For most arrhythmias, twice yearly checkups are sufficient. This may include clinic visits, electrocardiograms and bloodwork. Depending on the arrhythmias, symptoms and specific medications, more frequent checks are sometimes required.

Sep 26, 2018 · Video Q&A about Screening and Treatment Options for Gynecologic Cancers in Cancer

Here’s what Dr. Dinh said: That’s a broad question, yes, there is some thoughts about endometriosis being associated with some “ovarian” type cancer including clear cell. There is no research in regards to treatment as we treat “ovarian” cancer similarly whether we think it comes originally from the endometriosis or the Fallopian tube/ovary/or peritoneum not associated with endometriosis.

Sep 26, 2018 · Video Q&A about Screening and Treatment Options for Gynecologic Cancers in Cancer

I sent your question also, but I’m still waiting on a response. Typically, a researcher will answer questions like yours, while clinicians answer the clinical questions.

Sep 25, 2018 · Video Q&A about Atrial Fibrillation in Heart & Blood Health

Join us for a video Q&A about Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 11:30 a.m. CT. Cardiologists Christopher McLeod and K.L. Venkatachalam will discuss symptoms, causes, risk factors, and more.

Please post your questions for the experts in the comments section before and during the live broadcast.

Sep 24, 2018 · Video Q&A about Screening and Treatment Options for Gynecologic Cancers in Cancer

Here is Dr. Dinh's reply: No, cervical cancer is not thought to be genetically determined. Thus, there is no risk at all for you to develop cervical cancer, simply because your half-sister had been diagnosed. The cause of the vast majority of cervical cancer is infection with the HPV virus. This virus is very common in the human population. Approximately 80% of men and women have been infected with this virus at some point in their lives. However, we still do not know why some people develop cervical cancer and the vast majority do not. The best way to prevent cervical cancer is to do cervical cancer screening. In the United States, that is done with Pap smears and HPV testing. These tests are exceedingly good, and they have led to a significant decrease in cervical cancer rates over the last several decades. In regards to daughters, if they are between the ages of 9 and 26, a very good way to prevent cervical cancer is the HPV vaccine. This vaccine actually is recommended for boys between those ages as well. There are no proven significant side effects to the vaccine, i.e, they are incredibly safe, and can prevent a potentially terrible medical condition from occurring in the first place.

Sep 24, 2018 · Video Q&A about Screening and Treatment Options for Gynecologic Cancers in Cancer

Here is Dr. Dinh's reply: The likelihood of a recurrence of ovarian cancer depends on multiple factors, some of the most important factors are: stage of disease at the time of initial diagnosis, your response to chemotherapy, and the cell type of the cancer itself. In regards to your concern for letrozole, you’re right in the fact that does have some side effects. However, at age 77, you have already gone through menopause and have experienced the side effects several decades previously. Thus, from the aspect of menopausal symptoms, my guess is that you will have minimal side effects. Overall, we do think that the side effects from letrozole is relatively minimal, and if your cancer is hormonally sensitive, it is a good bet is to use letrozole to help prevent or slow down a recurrence.