Ernest Rosenbaum, Caring.com Expert


Ernest Rosenbaum, MD, is an oncologist affiliated with Stanford University and with the Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of California, San Francisco, where he has developed protocols for supportive care and clinical practices. A specialist in the treatment of breast, prostate, and colon cancer, Rosenbaum is coauthor of three popular books on cancer: (Andrews McMeel Publishing 2002), (Andrews McMeel Publishing 2005), and (Andrews McMeel Publishing 2007). He has a passionate interest in clinical research and developing ways to improve patient care and communication. Rosenbaum is also a clinical professor of medicine, emeritus, at UCSF and a clinical professor, department of medicine, at Stanford University Medical Center.


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What if the chemotherapy doesn't work? — May 28, 2008
The goal of chemotherapy is to stop a tumor from growing and to stop cancer from recurring and spreading to other parts of the body. There are many different chemotherapy d...
Does chemo make a man infertile permanently? — May 28, 2008
The answer to this question depends on what type of cancer the man is being treated for and which chemotherapy drugs he is taking. A number of chemotherapy drugs can lower ...
What is the protocol for chemotherapy for colon cancer? — May 28, 2008
Colon cancer is typically treated first with surgical removal, then with chemotherapy if the doctor considers it necessary. (Almost 50 percent of all patients can be cured ...
Was Abraxane not effective for me if my tumor marker is still high? — May 28, 2008
Abraxane is a new form of paclitaxel made with human protein that has been found to be effective in fighting metastatic breast cancer. Your doctor has prescribed this chemo...
How do I help my mother cope with the side effects from being administered Adriamycin, more than five years ago? — May 23, 2008
There are a number of reasons why your mother might still be experiencing this inability to stay warm several years after cancer treatment, although it may be difficult to ...
Do chemo personality changes happen during treatment? — May 23, 2008
Yes, you may see changes in the personality of someone who's going through chemotherapy for cancer treatment, either because of the cancer itself or because of the toll tha...
Do you know the name of a chemotherapy drug that is given through IV? — May 23, 2008
Intravenous delivery is one of the most common delivery methods for chemotherapy drugs, and many different chemotherapy drugs are given this way. However, if there is a rea...
Is blindness caused by chemo a side effect? — May 23, 2008
Yes, this is a rare side effect but unfortunately it does occur. Chemotherapy drugs are non-specific and affect many areas of the body, including the nervous system. They c...
Does surgery make cancer spread faster because of oxygen exposure? — May 23, 2008
No, it's not true that exposing a tumor to the air can make cancer spread faster. I hear this fear all the time from patients, it's one of the most common cancer myths. Peo...
Is chemotherapy voice real? — May 23, 2008
Yes, chemotherapy can affect the quality of a patient's voice. The most common reason this happens is because of weakness; if chemotherapy makes a patient weak in general, ...