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Irina Grosman

Radiation Oncologist

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Irina Grosman
  • Old Bridge, NJ
  • Second Moscow State Medical Institute
  • Accepting new patients

Is chemotherapy painful?

No, chemotherapy is not painful, but may cause fatigue, nausea, and decreased appetite.

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

When the patient ‘s condition is stable without fever and with sufficient blood counts.

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

An additional treatment after surgery, such as chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy, is recommended based on the final pathology report, which reflects the tumor size, depth of READ MORE
An additional treatment after surgery, such as chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy, is recommended based on the final pathology report, which reflects the tumor size, depth of invasion into the uterine muscle, tumor grade (grade 3 is most aggressive), and status of the regional lymph nodes. An additional treatment after surgery is intended to prevent local and systemic tumor recurrence.

Leptomeningeals disease- help me get more time?

I would consider radiation therapy to the T-spine if you did not have this part of spine radiated previously. It may help to reverse your symptoms.

Using radiation with prostate cancer

There are radioactive Iodine or Paladium seeds being implanted into the prostate gland in the operation room. They release radiation into the prostate tissue over a few months, READ MORE
There are radioactive Iodine or Paladium seeds being implanted into the prostate gland in the operation room. They release radiation into the prostate tissue over a few months, sufficient to kill the cancer cells.

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

Do you continue chemotherapy? It might be the main cause of nausea. Ask your doctor to prescribe Compazine or Zofran pills to control it.

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

Any surgical procedure on radiated bone may lead to the condition called Osteonecrosis, means bone destruction. To prevent this problem you may undergo Hyperbaric Oxygenation READ MORE
Any surgical procedure on radiated bone may lead to the condition called Osteonecrosis, means bone destruction.
To prevent this problem you may undergo Hyperbaric Oxygenation Therapy (usually available at the wound care centers) prior to any dental procedure.

Should I have radiation now?

Concurrent chemotherapy and radiation is the Standard of Care in limited stage SCLC and proven to give high probability of local tumor control.

Will someone need to drive me home after radiation therapy?

You will be OK to drive. Radiation for breast cancer has to be daily, 5 times a week. I am not sure that 3 days a week treatment is adequate. It is not Standard of Care!

New radiation treatments

There are a few new technologies available, such as Stereotactic Radiosurgery/therapy, Proton therapy.

Is it an issue if someone undergoes a mammogram in pregnancy?

It is advisable to be exposed to any radiation in early pregnancy. She should consult with the radiologist in the mammography center in regard to amount radiation from mammography READ MORE
It is advisable to be exposed to any radiation in early pregnancy. She should consult with the radiologist in the mammography center in regard to amount radiation from mammography and possible impact for the baby.

Can a pneumonia cause lung cancer?

Very unlikely for pneumonia to progress to lung cancer. Most likely there was lung cancer with associated pneumonia.

The color and shape of a mole on my leg have changed. Should I be concerned?

Absolutely!! You have to see a Surgical oncologist and have it removed as soon as possible!

Is there a chance of eye damage during radiation therapy for nose cancer?

Some eyes exposure can happen with radiation of nose, which may cause inflammation (conjunctivitis) as an early side effect. it can be treated with drops or ointment containing READ MORE
Some eyes exposure can happen with radiation of nose, which may cause inflammation (conjunctivitis) as an early side effect. it can be treated with drops or ointment containing steroids. Usually it resolves in a few weeks after completion of treatment.
As the late side effect of eye radiation exposure is a cataract, which may develop in a few months after treatment or can progress if it was present before radiation. I would recommend to consult with ophthalmologist in this regard.

What are the symptoms of mouth cancer?

He does have significant risk of developing cancer of oral cavity and oropharynx. I would recommend to follow up with the dentist and otolaryngologist. The main symptoms are discomfort READ MORE
He does have significant risk of developing cancer of oral cavity and oropharynx. I would recommend to follow up with the dentist and otolaryngologist. The main symptoms are discomfort and or pain with chewing and swallowing.

What are the ways to counter the side effects of radiation and chemotherapy?

Radiation therapy usually initiated after completion of chemotherapy, except Herceptin and hormonal therapy, which can be continued concurrent with radiation. If she has been having READ MORE
Radiation therapy usually initiated after completion of chemotherapy, except Herceptin and hormonal therapy, which can be continued concurrent with radiation.
If she has been having diarrhea, I would advise to take Imodium (over the counter) 2 pills after watery or loose bowel movement and then take it again 4 hours later only if diarrhea happens again. Very important to maintain soft diet (avoid any type of fiber, such as fresh vegetables and fruits, grapes, whole grain cereal or bread) and drink a lot of fluids until bowel movements become normal.
She may need intravenous hydration, which can be arranged by her medical oncologist. It can make her much stronger.

What is the chance of survival in stage 4 lung cancer?

Only less then 5% of patients survive Stage IV lung cancer.
Chemotherapy is intended to slow down the disease progression, but does not cure it.

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

The lymph nodes need to be biopsied to rule out malignancy. Benign lymph nodes should not be operated on. They might be inflammatory and should be treated with antibiotics.

Can a bronchoscopy help in diagnosing cystic fibrosis?

Bronchoscopy and lung biopsy will help to establish right diagnosis and appropriate treatment.