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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Chen
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Bone marrow disease: Myeloma is a malignant disorder characterized by excessive growth of plasma cells. It can several complications: excess levels of calcium in the blood ... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience Medical Oncology
Malignant blood : Disease of plasma cells that make proteins and antibodies. This is a disease that can cause bone issues, anemia, elevated calcium and kidney disease. ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Myeloma Foundation: Check out the international myeloma foundation web site: <a href="<a href="http://myeloma.Org/main.Action" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://myel ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Only if fracture +: Not everybody who has myeloma will have fracture when diagnosed. Yes, myeloma will involve the bone and there would be increased risk for fracture- ho ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
There are many...: Plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons, dermatologists and some general practitioners can do this. It really depends on the size, variety, and loca ... Read More
A 8-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Cranioplasty: There is less chance of infection with acrylic resin rather than split thickness bone flap.
A male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Micro: surgery is the only "curative" treatment! This may be accompanied by Radiation of draining lymph nodes. IMMUNOTHERAPY is "ijn the works" but thus far ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Sometimes nothing: I assume you are referring to a grade 1 or 2 follicular lymphoma. Watch and wait is an option since this is not curable. Another option would be a c ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Not metal: on metal, lawyers having fun with those
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
There is no: Definitive answer to your question. Studies have compared the strategies you mention. The high dose ara-c arm was closed because it was difficult to ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Vallury
42 years experience Pediatrics
Wilma: in 1960 the survival rate for favorable histology was 54 percent by 1965 it went upto 81 percent and currently is close to 99 percent and between 83 ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Multiple primaries: Skin cancers often pop up in multiple places around the same time due to longstanding sun exposure. It's important to know this isn't spread.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
27 years experience Emergency Medicine
Lyme disease: Borrelial Lymphocytoma is a manifestation of Lyme disease that has only been reported in Europe. Oral doxycycline for 14-21 days is the appropriate t ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience Medical Oncology
Unclear: There have been reports of healthy babies when patients are on gleevec (imatinib). There are some bad outcomes as well. The answer is that we are not ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Second opinion: I am so sorry to hear that. Respiratory disease and Kidney disease may be treated, but if there is very severe neurologic damage, recovery is less lik ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Speak to oncologist: Isolated pulmonary metastasis best dealt by resecting it and continuing the chemotherapy, and patients do well . Speak to your oncologist , if you ar ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Can eat the stem: Absolutely no problem eating the stem of mushrooms- edible and delicious; no need to waste it. While button/portabella mushrooms are the ones most oft ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Clinical trial: Clinical trial or standard chemotherapy. Bone mets can be treated with bisphosphonate (zometa) or Denosumab (xgeva). Mri of the brain should evaluate ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
Closer! : We are closer to a cure for HIV, but it won't be an umbilical cord transplant. That's just not possible in everyone with the disease. However, we are ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
19 years experience Radiation Oncology
Dose is tailored: platinum-based medication in treatment of squamous cell cancers after surgery, and often in addition to radiation is the drug of choice. Depending on ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Layman
19 years experience Transplant Surgery
Timing: You know when you will get you transplant. Also the longer you wait for a deceased donor the sicker you may get. There are more biliary system compl ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
26 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Detection: Each cancer is detected currently in different ways. What you are discussing is one way, but if you find tumor cells in the blood then the cancer has ... Read More
A 77-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
RARE!: It depends on the type of Lymphoma you have. if it is Follicular(Low grade) lymphoma, it can happen but it is rare.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Bone marrow transplants have been used to treat refractory lymphoma with some degree of success.

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