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Dr. Robert Morgan, MD

Oncologist

Dr. Robert Morgan is an oncologist practicing in Duarte, CA. Dr. Morgan specializes in the care and treatment of patients with cancer. As an oncologist, Dr. Morgan manages and oversees the treatment of a cancer patient after he or she has been diagnosed with the disease. Oncologists will care for their patients throughout the course of the disease. Types of oncologists include medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, gynecologic oncologists, pediatric oncologists and hematologist oncologists.
38 years Experience
Dr. Robert Morgan, MD
  • Duarte, CA
  • Univ of Il Coll of Med, Chicago Il
  • Accepting new patients

I have to undergo chemotherapy for lung cancer. What should I expect?

The side effects of chemotherapy depend on the recommended regimen. I would suggest three things.... 1. Ask your doctor what regimen is being recommended 2. Ask your doctor READ MORE
The side effects of chemotherapy depend on the recommended regimen. I would suggest three things....
1. Ask your doctor what regimen is being recommended
2. Ask your doctor what he/she expects
3. Consult the NCCN www.nccn.org guidelines. They have a patient guideline available that is an accurate source of information.

Thanks. RM

Breast cancer recurrence

This is a difficult question to answer. The chance of recurrence depends on the stage of the invasive cancer at the time of the mastectomy and if there was a recommendation for READ MORE
This is a difficult question to answer. The chance of recurrence depends on the stage of the invasive cancer at the time of the mastectomy and if there was a recommendation for adjuvant therapy to decrease the risk of recurrence.

Living condition

Hmmm...one of the main side effects of chemotherapy is myelosuppression (low blood counts). Mold in the house is unlikely to cause worsening of the blood counts, but the risk READ MORE
Hmmm...one of the main side effects of chemotherapy is myelosuppression (low blood counts). Mold in the house is unlikely to cause worsening of the blood counts, but the risk of low blood counts is infection. This should be discussed with the doctor.

Gummy Bears and cancer

Hmmm...you need to discuss treatment plans for the type 2 diabetes with your doctor. The treatment plans for the diabetes and the CLL need to be coordinated.

I've been in remission for nearly two years, but I'm starting to feel weak and tired again. What is wrong?

It is hard to know if the previous cancer diagnosis is the cause of your symptoms. I think that you need a good history and physical examination with appropriate lab tests to READ MORE
It is hard to know if the previous cancer diagnosis is the cause of your symptoms. I think that you need a good history and physical examination with appropriate lab tests to more completely assess your symptoms. I would recommend a general internist or family physician to do a complete examination. Good luck. RM

Constant anal itching

My advice would be to see acolon and rectal surgeon or a dermatologist for an examination. That way a diagnosis can be made and the appropriate started. RM

After cure from immunotherapy

This all depends on the illness that was treated with immunotherapy. Every illness has a “routine” follow up. I would discuss medical follow up with your physician.

Follicular lymphoma

Further treatment approaches depend on your overall clinical condition and your doctor. I would consult with a good online source such as NCCN (national comprehensive cancer network) READ MORE
Further treatment approaches depend on your overall clinical condition and your doctor. I would consult with a good online source such as NCCN (national comprehensive cancer network) which publishes treatment guidelines for most malignancies. An alternative would be to get a second opinion from a good university or tertiary care center. I usually recommend Mayo Clinic for good second opinions. I think that talking to your doctor for treatment opinions is a good idea.