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A 38-year-old member asked:

sister diagnosed with osteosarcoma..is this a rare disease? is it treatable?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
It is well known dis: Osteosarcoma is a cancer of the bone which requires a sarcoma specialist for best treatment. It is curable in a large proportion of patients provided they are treated by a team of medical oncologist and an orthopedic surgeon working as a team together. I would ask you to seek a second opinion from a known sarcoma center which are only found in major cancer centers.

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A 22-year-old member asked:

My brother is stealing money from me to fuel his addiction. Who should I tell?

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Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Your brother: Tell him you dont appreciate it. You should be emotionally supportive, but not financially. I wouldn't let him in your house to have access to anything he can steal. Make it clear he will be held accountable for stealing, and if you do no press charges, you are supporting his addication. He should be accountable for his actions.
A 43-year-old member asked:

My brother has hocm. Is there a cure?

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Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 37 years experience
HCM cure?: There is no cure for this condition. Treatment is aimed at symptom relief and protection from sudden cardiac arrest. There is a strong genetic component to this disease and you and any other siblings as well as any children he has should be screened for this.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between osteosarcoma and osteochondroma?

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
Cancer: Osteosarcoma is a malignant (cancerous) tumor of bone. Osteochondroma is a type of benign tumor, usually occurring in bones near joints. Though benign, osteochondromas can lead to disfigurement and pain and may require surgical removal.
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A 16-year-old member asked:

Can you go to family counseling where everyone goes together (mom, dad, brother)?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: Family counceling by definition involves the whole family. Some therapists (lpc, psychologists) specalize in family work. Those that do will ocassional do work with one family member separately while also working with the family to help identify issues that may need individual help.
A 31-year-old member asked:

When should I start to inform my sister about her first period?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Educating sister: Generally, the development of breast buds is the first stage of pubertal changes in a young girl. Any time after that starts is a good time to start talking about the other changes that go with it including periods.

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