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Dr. Massimo Arcerito

Oncologist

Dr. Massimo Arcerito is a top Oncologist in Riverside, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Massimo Arcerito is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Massimo Arcerito is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Massimo Arcerito is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Riverside, California, Dr. Massimo Arcerito is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. Massimo Arcerito
  • Riverside, California
  • University of Catania
  • Accepting new patients

For a breast cancer case, is a surgery done first or is the chemotherapy started first?

Hi, My recommendations are the following: If she is younger than 70 yr old, I would perform bilateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction by our plastic surgeon. If she READ MORE
Hi,

My recommendations are the following:
If she is younger than 70 yr old, I would perform bilateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction by our plastic surgeon. If she is older, a lumpectomy followed by radiation therapy and adjuvant chemotherapy. The role for pre surgical chemotherapy is only indicated for metastatic axillary lymph nodes detected at the time of the original diagnosis or to shrink the tumor in preparation for the mastectomy.

Massimo Arcerito, MD, FACS

Is it necessary to remove the entire breast in case of cancer?

Hello, I am so sorry for your diagnosis at such an early age. This tumor is curable. Based on your young age and the chance that you might have multifocal disease, I recommend READ MORE
Hello,

I am so sorry for your diagnosis at such an early age. This tumor is curable. Based on your young age and the chance that you might have multifocal disease, I recommend you undergo a bilateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction and axillary sentinel biopsy at the side of the known cancer. This is the way I treat all my patients younger than 65 years old. I have had more than 100 patients treated with this methodology in the last 3 years. Feel free to contact me if you have more questions. I will be glad to answer them.

Massimo Arcerito, MD, FACS

What are the tests recommended to confirm the diagnosis for skin cancer?

Hi Melanoma represents 2% of skin cancer. You can use a punch biopsy, a shaving biopsy or excisional biopsy of the entire lesion. If there is melanoma, we need to see the depth READ MORE
Hi
Melanoma represents 2% of skin cancer. You can use a punch biopsy, a shaving biopsy or excisional biopsy of the entire lesion. If there is melanoma, we need to see the depth of the lesion in millimiters. Above 1 mm, you will need a wife local excision of 1 cm margins and sentinel lymph node biopsy. Above 2 mm you will need a wide local excision of 2 cm margins, sometime with skin graft, depending of the location and sentinel lymph node biopsy. Feel free to contact me with further questions. Thank you for sharing this question.
Massimo Arcerito, MD, FACS

Should I take certain vitamins or supplements after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer? Which ones?

Hi , Did you get respected for this pancreatic cancer? If so, all the vitamins can be part of your meals assuming you are on regular diet. I do not believe in vitamin supplements. READ MORE
Hi ,

Did you get respected for this pancreatic cancer? If so, all the vitamins can be part of your meals assuming you are on regular diet. I do not believe in vitamin supplements. Meals are more completed and you can integrate your meals with ensure which provides 320 calories per can.
Please let me know
Thank you.