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Dr. Rumpa Amornmarn, MD

Radiation Oncologist

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48 years Experience
Dr. Rumpa Amornmarn, MD
  • Kissimmee, FL
  • Mahidol Univ-Siriraj Hosp- Fac Of Med- Bangkok- Thailand
  • Accepting new patients

What Breast Cancer treatment is recommended?

Adjuvant chemotherapy (in our practice, we use 4 cycles of Adriamycin and Cytoxan followed by 12 cycles of Taxol) followed by radiation therapy, breast and regional lymphatics, READ MORE
Adjuvant chemotherapy (in our practice, we use 4 cycles of Adriamycin and Cytoxan followed by 12 cycles of Taxol) followed by radiation therapy, breast and regional lymphatics, and 5 years of hormonal therapy. Your medical oncologist may use different regimens. Because of your age and stage, she definitely needs chemotherapy for systemic disease and radiation to breast and lymph node areas in axilla and supra-infraclavicular areas to prevent local and regional recurrences.

Is nuclear medicine effective as a cancer treatment?

For thyroid cancer, you need surgery to removal the primary tumor and neck nodes. Radioactive will be used if there is a residual tumor or external beam to the neck if the tumor READ MORE
For thyroid cancer, you need surgery to removal the primary tumor and neck nodes. Radioactive will be used if there is a residual tumor or external beam to the neck if the tumor is large. Main side effect is a low blood count.

Does chemotherapy impact the bones?

Normally, radiation therapy will not make the bone weaker except if the bone is already damaged by cancer.

Can radiation cause leukopenia?

Yes,especially in the pelvic area.

What is the success rate for radiation on cancer?

Depends on the type of cancer. Early cancer of vocal cord (T1 and T2) treated with radiation therapy alone: control rate or 5 year cure rate>90% . Some cancers such as prostate READ MORE
Depends on the type of cancer. Early cancer of vocal cord (T1 and T2) treated with radiation therapy alone: control rate or 5 year cure rate>90% . Some cancers such as prostate cancer in early stage is comparable with surgery. Certain cancers such as breast cancer or lung cancer may need all modalities (surgery,chemotherapy,hormonal, target and radiation therapy) to offer high cure rate. Radiation therapy can be used alone, combined with other treatments for cure or use for palliation for painful bone metastasis,relieve symptoms caused by brain metastasis or stop bleeding and compression from tumor.

How long does a radiation therapy treatment usually last?

Each treatment lasts a few mins, every days from 4 weeks to 8 weeks depending on the type of tumor, what stage and whether it combines with chemotherapy or surgery or not.

Can radiation therapy weaken bones?

Normally should not but with damaged bone from cancer. It can make the bone broken.

Is chemotherapy painful?

No, except at the needle site.

My dad is having a high grade fever. When can he do his next chemotherapy session?

Should inform his chemo doctor before he takes next chemotherapy

For uterine cancer is radiation required even after removing the uterus?

Depending on what stage and cell type of tumor, depth of tumor involvement of wall of uterus, any lymph node involvement or distant disease. Should ask the doctor what reasons READ MORE
Depending on what stage and cell type of tumor, depth of tumor involvement of wall of uterus, any lymph node involvement or distant disease. Should ask the doctor what reasons she needs chemotherapy.

Should I have radiation now?

Yes. It is better to have consolidation radiation therapy after chemotherapy for minimal disease than treat after recurrence. Tumor recurs after chemotherapy is more resistant READ MORE
Yes. It is better to have consolidation radiation therapy after chemotherapy for minimal disease than treat after recurrence. Tumor recurs after chemotherapy is more resistant and more aggressive and spreads fast.

Will someone need to drive me home after radiation therapy?

Normally, radiation to the breast will not cause fatigue. But If you are not sure how you feel, then have someone to go with the first few days.

Why does my dentist need to know if I've had radiation therapy?

Because with the blood supply in the area may be change and increase risk of radionecrosis of jaw bone.

How long does it take for nausea from radiation to go away?

No. It is not normal. You need to see your doctor.

Can a bronchoscopy help in diagnosing cystic fibrosis?

I am sorry. I have no experience with cystic fibrosis, especially in children. It is better to discuss with a pediatric pulmonalogist. If you have concerns about the procedure, READ MORE
I am sorry. I have no experience with cystic fibrosis, especially in children. It is better to discuss with a pediatric pulmonalogist. If you have concerns about the procedure, you can always get a second opinion with a different pulmonalogist.

Is a whole body PET scan essential for diagnosing the spread of tongue cancer?

It is good to have it to monitor local recurrence because CT scan can not tell whether the change in the tumor bed is scar tissue or active tumor. For head and neck cancer, the READ MORE
It is good to have it to monitor local recurrence because CT scan can not tell whether the change in the tumor bed is scar tissue or active tumor. For head and neck cancer, the first 2 years after treatment are critical because 90% of recurrence and distant metastasis happen in those 2 years.

Does operating on the lymph node prevent spread of the cancer?

First, you have to find what is causing swelling in your lymph nodes. It can be related to infection or malignancy in the head & neck area.Your PCP will be the doctor you see first. READ MORE
First, you have to find what is causing swelling in your lymph nodes. It can be related to infection or malignancy in the head & neck area.Your PCP will be the doctor you see first. The doctor will look in your throat, ear, and mouth, do CBC and may treat you with antibiotic. If swelling is persistent, your doctor will send you to see an ear, nose, and throat specialist to do an endoscopy and CT the neck and chest to find out the cause. If the ENT doctor does not see any abnormality, you may need a needle biopsy if the neck node is big enough or persists more than a few weeks and does not respond to antibiotic treatments and you do not have collagen disease. We do not do surgery for noncancerous situations.

Can biopsy on a pregnant woman cause harm to the baby?

Depends on what the doctor used to guide the biopsy. If the doctor used a CT guided biopsy, the baby will be exposed to X-rays. It can harm the baby, especially in the first trimester. READ MORE
Depends on what the doctor used to guide the biopsy. If the doctor used a CT guided biopsy, the baby will be exposed to X-rays. It can harm the baby, especially in the first trimester. You should talk to the doctor who did the biopsy and radiology and inform them that your wife is pregnant. But if she had an ultrasound guided biopsy, there's no X-ray exposure.

Leptomeningeals disease- help me get more time?

Your symptoms sound like you have cord compression in those level. The doctor may be able to give you radiation treatment to relieve your symptoms and regain the motor function. READ MORE
Your symptoms sound like you have cord compression in those level. The doctor may be able to give you radiation treatment to relieve your symptoms and regain the motor function. In some patients, decompressive laminectomy may be helpful to prevent you from paralysis. The treatment may not prolong your life, but at least it will prevent you from losing control of your leg.

New radiation treatments

For photon: IMRT (intensity moderated radiation therapy) and IGRT (image guided radiation therapy). Proton therapy offers a better understanding of cancer and prevention.