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A 22-year-old member asked:

what can i do to control side effects i will get from chemotherapy for stomach cancer?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Quite a Lot: Follow doctors instructions closely- diet (everything cooked-nothing raw); nausea control (use meds as instructed before getting nauseous); proper fluid intake (to prevent dehydration); infection precautions (minimise contacts, hand sanitizers); daytime power naps or rests; daily light exercise/walking; use diarrhea meds aggressively; biotene/baking soda oral rinses; call for fevers immediately.
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology 20 years experience
Medication: Your oncologist will put you on prophylactic medication to counter some of the possible side effects from treatment. For example anti nausea med for nausea, anti diarrhea med etc. Maintain a healthy diet. Avoid sick contacts.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take birth control while taking antibiotics?

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Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes, but: Most antibiotics and many other medications lower the effectiveness of birth control pills, so it is safest to also use condoms as well.
A 25-year-old female asked:

My baby cries whenever I put her to sleep on her tummy, they say I have to do that 4 her lungs to be strong?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Who told you that ?: The american academy of pediatrics & many other advisory groups have promoted sleeping on a babies back since the early 90's. Since that time we have seen a 40-50% drop in crib death over that period. I know of no one that advises belly sleeping for any reason, although if baby rolls into that position after 6m i don't try to change it. Tummy time while awake can help build upper body strength.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Can plastic surgeons remove skin from noses for a small are of skin cancer?

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Dr. James Cullington
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: Ca require small amounts of skin removal for margins then local flap or skin grafts can be used to cover the defect.
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
skin cancer should be removed together with aa acceptable margin so it will not come back. Repair can be with a flap or graft. Good luck
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A 34-year-old member asked:

Can birth control pills cause or help heart problems?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
BCPILLS: Can cause rarely ht attack , blood clots, strokes, if you have ht problems you would need to check with both your cardiologist and gyn before using any type of birth control pill , depending on your problem and situation, some people can and some people cannot.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What happened at komen foundation for breast cancer screening?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
They do great job: Susan komen gets breast ca in her thirties and dies in her thirties, due to lack of awareness, treatment choices is the genesis , over billion dollars were well spent, many lives were saved, . Due to cure support of planned parenthood, trapped in political controversy, major leaders resigned, great organisations will never die, and are needed to save more woman.

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