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what is the definition or description of: medical oncology?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Cancer specialist: Cancer is managed by 3 different types of specialists: surgeons(called surgical oncologist), radiotherapy(called radiation oncologist) and with medicines(chemotherapy)/ and the speciality is called medical oncology!
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Oncology: An area of medicine that deals with the study & treatment of cancer.
Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
Cancer treatment: Medical oncology is the treatment of cancer using medications such as chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and biologic therapy. A medical oncologist does not perform surgery or radiation therapy.

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How do I know if I should get my baby medical attention for croup?

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Dr. Julia Sundel
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Breathing difficulty: You should get medical attention if your baby is not getting better with home treatments, is having difficulty breathing, sounds noisy when inhaling (stridor), is using the muscles in between the ribs to breathe (retractions), is turning blue, is drooling or having trouble swallowing.
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Are novelty oxygen bars as effective as medical oxygen treatments?

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No: I would not use them in place of medical oxygen.
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What medical symptoms might I get when I have mountain sickness?

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Mountain sickness: Symptoms can range from mild to severe. Initially, there may be dizziness, lightheadedness, fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite, rapid pulse, and shortness of breath w/exertion. Later there can be chest tightness, blue skin discoloration (cyanosis), confusion, cough, coughing up blood, withdrawal from social interaction, and shortness of breath @ rest. Worst stage is coma and death.
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When must a newly pregnant mom seek professional medical treatment?

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ASAP : You should seek to start prenatal care as soon as you know you are pregnant. Early prenatal care assures prevention of complications.
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Is this medical malpractice if baby has low apgars?

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See below: Not necessarily. It would depend on a lot of factors. Especially, why the apgar scores were low. The first score represents how the bay did with delivery. The second score reflects the baby's health.

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