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Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
22 years experience Neurology
No and yes: Depending on the location eg sudden hemorrhage in tumor in brain-rare possibility. Continuous non treatable seizure. It is not like heart attack.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clifford Selsky
32 years experience Pediatrics
Clinical diagnosis: The best test for neutofibromatosis is a physical examination by a practitioner familiar with the nih criteria.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Neurofibromatosis: Neurofibromatosis or nf is an inherited disorder or one that occur spontaneously in a patient. It is a disorder that involves the nerves, structures t ... Read More
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Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Neurofibromas : See your physician but this may not be a serious problem for you. This is not cancer but it does affect your nervous system depending on the location ... Read More
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Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Learn some more: Cancer can be controlled and often cured provided it is diagnosed in a timely manner and treated properly. The trick is to seek medical attention ear ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Getting fewer: If i were writing this twenty years ago, i would have listed (regardless of extent) small cell / oat cell carcinoma of the lung, alveolar rhabdomyosar ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manoj Reddy
23 years experience Radiation Oncology
Organ failure: Death from cancer can occur in many ways : 1. Organ failure- primary cause of death is due to spread of malignant cells leading to vital organ failur ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Novel work: There are some old health frauds offering 'magic bacteria', but nowadays there's some interesting real work, especially the Hopkins' chordoma study. E ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denis Winder
57 years experience Plastic Surgery
Information: Just one.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Metastatic cancer: people can die from metastatic cancer from different causes- including: severe infection, severe malnutrition, or organs failure. metastatic disease t ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience Dermatology
Skin cancer: Certain skin cancer such as malignant melanoma ( less commonly squamous cell or basal cell skin cancer) has the potential to spread through the blood ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manoj Reddy
23 years experience Radiation Oncology
Organ failure: Death from cancer can occur in many ways : 1. Organ failure- primary cause of death is due to spread of malignant cells leading to vital organ failur ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
21 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Respiratory failure: Usually the cause of death is respiratory failure. The lungs get damaged through the years and their function gradually deteriorates.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aurea Tomeski
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Hemochromatosis is iron storage disease or iron overload.. If not treated, it will damage body organs like The heart, liver , pancreas. It can give ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Cancer & yes: Lymphoma is a form of cancer of the lymphoid tissues and a person can die from it. There are good treatments for most types of lymphomas. You may cons ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Gene therapy: Here is some comprehensive information about gene therapy. http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/handbook/therapy.pdf
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It often does: If the tumors in the brain grow to a big size(over 2-3 cm) they cause increasing compromise of brain functions due to raised intracranial pressure whi ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
No: Thee is always a means of coping with any medical issue. I once had a patient very ill lost legs, sight and kidney to diabetes, he told me he wasn't ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
?: Which PVCs?
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Freckles are not can: Freckles are benign collelctions of pigmented cells. If you are concerned you can show them to a dermatologist. But you need to separate freckles from ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
WNE: West nile encephalitis (wne) can sometimes lead to significant neurologic problems or death.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Nobody knows: and further, there seem to be effects of THC, the major psychoactive compound in marijuana, and also of cannabidiol (CBD) which is not psychoactive. T ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Depends on size: The results with melanoma to brain not encouraging. If detected early and the interval from primary resection long and PET/CAT shows no other lesio ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
Yes it is possible: Diagnosis of NF is dependent on a multitude of findings. There are many requirements including a certain amount of café au lait spots, freckles in th ... Read More

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