I've been in remission for nearly two years, but I'm starting to feel weak and tired again. What is wrong?
After the evaluation, your doctor can tell you what the fatigue means and how to cope with it.
I have to get an orchiectomy. Can I have an implant inserted immediately? What's the process like for getting an implant?
I would recommend age-appropriate health maintenance behavior that is personalized to you by a knowledgeable primary care physician. There are no specific health maintenance activities that prevent cancers of the brain other than smoking-cessation and general cancer-screening.
If you have an occasional headache that is easily treatable with over-the-counter medication or simple measures like rest and hydration, there is no reason to be concerned.
If you have persistent or severe headaches, please seek medical attention. In addition, headaches with neurologic symptoms such as seizures, weakness, visual changes, balance problems, are concerning and should be evaluated by a physician.
If thinking about the possibility of health problems makes you anxious, please talk to your care provider about your anxiety.
Should I take certain vitamins or supplements after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer? Which ones?
There are no general recommendations for pancreatic cancer patients to take extra vitamins or supplements unless there is a deficiency. Some vitamins and supplements interact with cancer treatments, so if you would like to take other vitamins or supplements, please discuss them specifically with your oncologist.
Recent advances in lung cancer mean that oncologists will typically run special tests to see if patients should get immunotherapy, new targeted agents, or more traditional "cytotoxic" chemotherapy.
Side effects from these various regimens vary significantly so it is hard to give a simple answer to this question. The severity of side effects also range from mild to occasional severe side effects.
I recommend a personalized discussion with the treating oncologist about the specific regimen being prescribed.