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Gayle Roberts

Oncologist

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

How does blood cancer happen?

Probably the best answer I can give about the origin of leukemia is that in most situations it is a genetic accident. It does occur after exposure to irradiation. Luckily, leukemia READ MORE
Probably the best answer I can give about the origin of leukemia is that in most situations it is a genetic accident. It does occur after exposure to irradiation. Luckily, leukemia can be successfully treated, usually with chemotherapy followed by a bone marrow transplant. It is best if the patient is treated in an organization, that is, expert in both modalities of treatment and the side effects that they cause.

Why did my radiation therapy cause my creatinine to fluctuate?

The gallbladder and the kidneys are very close to each other. Although radiation calibration is very precise, there is some scatter that occurs and it could have a (hopefully) READ MORE
The gallbladder and the kidneys are very close to each other. Although radiation calibration is very precise, there is some scatter that occurs and it could have a (hopefully) brief alteration of renal function.

With a history of cancer, how often should I undergo a test to be sure there are no cancer cells in my body?

The answer to that question is dependant on many things. If the cancer was localized to your breast and no lymph nodes or other organs were involved you can be relatively assured READ MORE
The answer to that question is dependant on many things. If the cancer was localized to your breast and no lymph nodes or other organs were involved you can be relatively assured that your cancer is cured. But the best person to answer that question is your Oncologist. He or She will know the extent of your disease and which areas of your body needs careful attention and will advise you based on their knowledge of your disease.

My mother is 72 years with a history of breast cancer. What are the chances of her getting the disease again?

If your mother's cancer was all contained in the removed breast and she has been disease free for the past 18 years it is unlikely. However, surveillance is necessary as we grow READ MORE
If your mother's cancer was all contained in the removed breast and she has been disease free for the past 18 years it is unlikely. However, surveillance is necessary as we grow older and she should be seen by her Oncologist or Primary Care Physician as often as advised.

Why did my brother's cancer treatment cause weakening of his kidneys?

A few of the drugs used in treating cancers can have a direct effect on the kidneys. However, when patients are to receive these drugs, their renal function is carefully studied READ MORE
A few of the drugs used in treating cancers can have a direct effect on the kidneys. However, when patients are to receive these drugs, their renal function is carefully studied before and during the therapy. Generally, when confronted by this problem, I usually request the help of a kidney doctor (Nephrologist) to assist in the care of the patient.

Can cancer cause depression symptoms?

Generally, when people that they have cancer, they have a belief system that tells them their outcome is hopeless. This is usually NOT the case. Your mother should air her feelings READ MORE
Generally, when people that they have cancer, they have a belief system that tells them their outcome is hopeless. This is usually NOT the case. Your mother should air her feelings with her cancer physician. It may be necessary for her to be evaluated by a psychiatrist. It is not a normal side effect of cancer treatment.

Are there any general symptoms for cancer that one should look out for?

Part of maintaining a healthy life style is a good diet, regular exercise, avoiding activities that are associated with cancer, avoiding activities and habits that are associated READ MORE
Part of maintaining a healthy life style is a good diet, regular exercise, avoiding activities that are associated with cancer, avoiding activities and habits that are associated with cancer. Included would be regular physician evaluations.