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Dr. Minch K. Fong

Oncologist

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

Why did my radiation therapy cause my creatinine to fluctuate?

Elevated creatinine can have many explanations. It is most commonly seen with dehydration but kidney dysfunction can also be a cause. Radiation, unless directed at the kidneys READ MORE
Elevated creatinine can have many explanations. It is most commonly seen with dehydration but kidney dysfunction can also be a cause. Radiation, unless directed at the kidneys or caused dehydration, generally does not result in increase creatinine.

How does blood cancer happen?

Most leukemias are not hereditary. It is not preventable by, for instance, diet or exercise. Radiation exposure is one potential cause of leukemias but the exact cause is rarely READ MORE
Most leukemias are not hereditary. It is not preventable by, for instance, diet or exercise. Radiation exposure is one potential cause of leukemias but the exact cause is rarely found. Sorry.

Breast cancer recurrence

Recurrence of breast cancer depends on many factors such as tumor size, surgical margins, and type of treatment after surgery. I'm afraid it is hard to be precise about recurrence READ MORE
Recurrence of breast cancer depends on many factors such as tumor size, surgical margins, and type of treatment after surgery. I'm afraid it is hard to be precise about recurrence without additional information. Both a history of dcis and breast cancer suggests an increase risk of recurrence above those without a history of either, additional information is needed for more accurate prognostication.

Why is my mother so irritable after her chemotherapy sessions?

Sorry to hear this. It is common to experience irritability after chemotherapy. This can be from depression which is commonly seen after the completion of treatment. This does READ MORE
Sorry to hear this. It is common to experience irritability after chemotherapy. This can be from depression which is commonly seen after the completion of treatment. This does get better in time but may need antidepressants if severe

Can back pain be a symptom of lung cancer?

First off please try to stop your smoking. Back pain had lots of causes and is seen with advanced lung cancers. But most back pain, fortunately, are not from lung cancer. Cancer READ MORE
First off please try to stop your smoking. Back pain had lots of causes and is seen with advanced lung cancers. But most back pain, fortunately, are not from lung cancer. Cancer pain tends to be severe and will require narcotics to control.

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

There are no specific blood tests for cancer cells in the body. Patient's with breast cancer need to continue regular mammograms and medical follow up.

Can cancer cause depression symptoms?

Depression is common in cancer regardless of the type of treatment given. It is estimated that eighty percent of cancer patients will experience depression type symptoms sometime READ MORE
Depression is common in cancer regardless of the type of treatment given. It is estimated that eighty percent of cancer patients will experience depression type symptoms sometime during the treatment course. Depression can even occur after the completion of treatment.

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

Some chemotherapy, such as cisplatinum, can result in creatinine elevations. Ask your doctor if any of the chemotherapy drugs given to your brother can be a cause.

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

There is no distinct benefit of receiving chemotherapy before surgery as opposed to chemotherapy after surgery. Chemotherapy before surgery will make the tumor more easily resectable(assuming READ MORE
There is no distinct benefit of receiving chemotherapy before surgery as opposed to chemotherapy after surgery. Chemotherapy before surgery will make the tumor more easily resectable(assuming that the tumor responds to chemotherapy). This is reserved for women who want breast sparing surgery (not a mastectomy). Chemotherapy before surgery can afford this reduction in the tumor, but has no different outcome when compared to chemotherapy given after surgery.