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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma

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Newest findings and treatment for alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma?

Newest findings and treatment for alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma?

COG and NCI: The most up to date listing of active clinical trials:

http://www.Cancer.Gov/clinicaltrials/search/results? Protocolsearchid=12130317

this lists phase i-iv clinical trials for children with newly diagnosed, or relapsed rhabdomyosarcoma (rms).

For a good overview of rms:

http://www. Cancer. Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/childrhabdomyosarcoma/patient/page1/allpages

i wish you the best. ...Read more

Dr. Noah Federman
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New research findings in the treatment of rhabdomyosarcoma?

New research findings in the treatment of rhabdomyosarcoma?

COG trials ongoing.: The best option is to find a cog treatment center and discuss this with them.

In a nutshell, timing/dose/volume of agents is being optimized at present.

Late effects and mixtures of drugs that may or may not be too toxic are just now finishing studies.

New imaging and new radiation methods (protons) are also coming to light.

Better than a 400 word answer, find a face to face option. ...Read more

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Could you please tell me where is the best cancer treatment center for adult rhabdomyosarcoma?

Could you please tell me where is the best cancer treatment center for adult rhabdomyosarcoma?

There are many: In the usa there are several excellent sarcoma centers depending on your location to name a few:
1) ucla, los angeles, california
2) sloan kettering, ny, ny
3) md anderson, texas. ...Read more

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My granddaughter is 8 years old. She has had "rhabdomyosarcoma" for four years. Where is the best place to go for treatment?

My granddaughter is 8 years old. She has had "rhabdomyosarcoma" for four years. Where is the best place to go for treatment?

Member of COG: Pediatric hospitals that are part of the children's oncology group offer the most up to date therapies for children with cancer. A list of member institutions can be found at:

http://www. Childrensoncologygroup. Org/index. Php/locations/

if her disease requires more experimental therapy, certain hospitals would be better.

Where does she live? ...Read more

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What treatment is best for pediatric cancer (Rhabdomyosarcoma)?

What treatment is best for pediatric cancer (Rhabdomyosarcoma)?

Combination: Depends on the location, but most RMS (rhabdomyosarcomas) are treated by combination of surgery and chemotherapy and sometimes radiation therapy. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma?

Yes: Rhabdomyosarcoma is curable with intensive multiagent chemotherapy and surgery or radiation therapy. Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma is the more aggressive rhabdomyosarcoma subtype and does not have as good a prognosis as the other types. If it is only in one location many patients are long term survivors. If it is metastatic than the prognosis is quite poor. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for rhabdomyosarcoma?

A rare disease group: Dominant in pedatric age, cluster in genitourinary locations and head and neck, adjacent to meninges. Surgery to remove is best; chemotherapy is used when indicated, and radiotherapy only when benefit outstrips adverse effects to growing bones and muscles, so very age dependent. ...Read more

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Rhabdomyosarcoma-----what are the side effects of the treatments?

Side effects: It depends upon what chemotherapy regimen will be used as each one has a different side effect profile. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for rhabdomyosarcoma?

What is the treatment for rhabdomyosarcoma?

Let us try to help: Treatment for rhabdomyosarcoma consists of chemotherapy, radiation therapy and sometimes surgery. Surgery to remove the tumor may be difficult or impossible depending on the location of the tumor. ...Read more

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What's the longest people with metastatic alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma tend to live?

Tough to answer: Usually a disease of children and very uncommon at that. Very rare in adults. Definitely should be treated at a center. Difficult to answer the question without knowing about treatment, and surgical resection etc.
Tried to give some info since I have seen your question for a bit.
Would discuss details with oncologist at a large center esp. If a child. ...Read more

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Why would oncologists choose not to use any radiation when treating alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, primary site left leg, amputation ned in amputated leg.

No radiation: Generally we use radiation with alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma; however, in the setting where the primary site was amputated there is nothing left to radiate. ...Read more

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My feet and ankles swell periodically. I/m very concerned about this. Please help. I recently completed radiation therapy due to rhabdomyosarcoma.

See details: That suggests fluid retention or edema. Discuss this with your doctor. Often it is easy to treat if treatment is necessary. You do not mention the location of the sarcoma so surgery and radiation therapy may be playing a role. ...Read more

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What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

None that I'm aware: Orchitis is either a viral or bacterial infection of the testicle. If bacterial you need antibiotics. If you are sexually active get checked for a sexually transmitted infection. ...Read more

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What are the possible alternative treatments for dystonia?

What are the possible alternative treatments for dystonia?

Dystonia: Stopping the medication that is causing the dystonia, if it is is sevesre IV Benadryl (diphenhydramine) helps. ...Read more

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Could I have success with alternative treatments for alzhiemers?

Could I have success with alternative treatments for alzhiemers?

Possibly: AD is an incurable degenerative disease of the brain. There have been some studies using medium chain triglycerides to 'feed' the brain (Axona). Recently a study supported the use of hi dose Vit E. Other supplements include Vinpocetine and phosphatidyl serine. Be careful even with supplements and 'natural' products- they maybe unsafe or have interactions with other products or medications. ...Read more

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What are alternative treatments for paralysis?

What are alternative treatments for paralysis?

Depends on cause: With paralysis from a stroke or from a spinal cord injury, the mainstays of treatment start with physical and occupational therapy. The goal is to retrain the muscles and decrease disuse atrophy and spasticity (stiffness). There is a lot of research being done on stem cell transplants and electrocortical activation of prosthetics. We anxiously await their progress. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for rabies?

Are there any alternative treatments for rabies?

No: Since there's very little standard treatment for rabies once the disease has begun, it's hard to talk about "alternative treatments." someone with rabies should be hospitalized. There have been a few cases of survival with an induced coma. The most important way to deal with rabies is to give human rabies immunoglobulin (hrig) and Rabies Vaccine after exposure, before the onset of disease. ...Read more

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Cataracts, what are some alternative treatments?

Cataracts, what are some alternative treatments?

None really: Nothing other than surgery has proven to be effective for cataracts. Surgery is so highly successfuly that there is nothing to be worried about. Alternative supplements, maneuvers and medications are of no benefit. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for allergies?

Are there any alternative treatments for allergies?

Yes, 3: There are 3 proven strategies for treating allergies.
1) avoidance works, although only a few allergens are easy to avoid.
2) medications. Nasal steroids are the most effective medications for most allergy symptoms.
3) allergy immunotherapy (allergy shots) - the only disease modifying therapy. Many patients can develop tolerance to their allergens after receiving allergy shots. ...Read more

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What are alternative treatments for sick sinus syndrome?

What are alternative treatments for sick sinus syndrome?

None: There are no dependable alternative treatmens to my knowledge for sick sinus syndrome. However, everyone can benefit from good organic whole food vitamin/mineral supplementation, acid free; toxin free diet; check out my website for details: www. Medacpc. Com. ...Read more

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Are there effective alternative treatments for back pain?

Are there effective alternative treatments for back pain?

Yes: Surgery is usually the last resort for most back problems except major trauma. Therapy, postural exercises, yoga, weight loss and/or exercise, gait training, job retraining, as well as meditatation (to relieve stress) are helpful adjucts. Note: not all back pain is created equal to please get check by a specialist. Note: beware of fad or gimmicky advertisements for back relief. Feel better. ...Read more

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Can any of the alternative treatments for schizophrenia work?

Can any of the alternative treatments for schizophrenia work?

Alternative tx?: I don't know what you mean by "alternative treatments for schizophrenia". It you can tell me what they are - I will try to comment on each. Schizophrenia requires life-long treatment with use of atypical antipsychotics as the mainstay. Conventional neuroleptics are an option. Psychosocial treatments that go hand in hand with meds include: family therapy, social skills training & voc rehab. ...Read more

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What alternative treatments exist for patients with gastrinoma?

What alternative treatments exist for patients with gastrinoma?

Chemotherapy: Other than surgery medication including chemotherapy can be used, depending on the histology and aggressiveness of the tumor. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for ALS that appear promising?

Are there any alternative treatments for ALS that appear promising?

NO: Sorry, but there are absolutely no alternative treatments that have ever made even trivial benefits to pts with als, and there seems to be no future alternative rx that seems to make any sense. The medicine approach involves mainly riluzole, and palliation, with some consideration for using glutamate blockers. These approaches are not cures, but can possibly slow somewhat. ...Read more

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Help please, my doctors can't really help with this problem. What are alternative treatments to reduce cysts?

Help please, my doctors can't really help with this problem. What are alternative treatments to reduce cysts?

Breast cysts?: I have a couple of colleagues who tell me they've had success with evening primrose oil. Mainstream medicine has little to offer here. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have neuropathy and have been told there's no medical treatment but there are several alternative treatments which ones would you recommend.?

I have neuropathy and have been told there's no medical treatment but there are several alternative treatments which ones would you recommend.?

Neurologist: There are some ways to treat the symptoms of neuropathy such as lyrica, (pregabalin) neurontin, elavil, and others. Neurologists are the best doctors to help you find a treatment for your neuropathy.
While there is no cure, you can try to obtain some symptom relief. ...Read more

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Alternative treatments for atypical depression?

Alternative treatments for atypical depression?

Alternative depressi: Traditional chinese medicine, indian remedies (ayurvedic med.), yoga, meditation, diet, exercise, etc. ...Read more