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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis

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Stem cell therapy for scheuremann's disease?

Stem cell therapy for scheuremann's disease?

Consider: Stem Cell Therapy or Platelet procedures to help with healing and strengthen ligaments. While it will not cure Schuermann's Disease it can help decrease pain and strengthen ligaments in the surrounding muscles and facet joints. Check out Regenexx.Com for more info. ...Read more

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Are there stem cell treatment for copd?

Are there stem cell treatment for copd?

No: There are none. You might read about it on the web, providers in certain parts of the world doing it. It is a scam and modern day charlatanism. ...Read more

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Are there any new treatment options for islet cell carcinoma?

Are there any new treatment options for islet cell carcinoma?

Yes there are: Islet cell cancers are rare cancers. They are sometimes caught early and can be removed with surgery. This is the best treatment when possible. When they are metastatic, there are many medical treatments for them which can buy 5 to 10 years of life despite tumor being metastatic as they grow slowly(indolent tumors). ...Read more

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Are there stem cell treatments for chronic renal failure?

Are there stem cell treatments for chronic renal failure?

Not yet: Scientists are treating a number of models of kidney disease in animals with stem cells. Some show promise, but no stem cell therapy is available to the general public yet. Stay tuned; it may not be too much longer. ...Read more

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What diseases can stem cell therapy cure?

What diseases can stem cell therapy cure?

Stem cell therapy: To learn about stem cells see this comprehensive article: http://stemcells.nih.gov/info/basics/Pages/Default.aspx ...Read more

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Please describe treatment options for sickle cell disease?

Please describe treatment options for sickle cell disease?

Many: Treatments for sickle cell disease include hydroxyurea, blood transfusions, or even bone marrow transplants in certain cases. It depends on the severity of disease. Treating pain crises is also a very important part of managing the side effects of the disease. Because sickle cell disease can affect many organs in the body, it is essential to receive care from an expert in sickle cell disease. ...Read more

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What treatments are for germ cell tumors?

What treatments are for germ cell tumors?

Chemotherapy: I presume that you are talking about testicular cancers which are generally treated with chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Best first-line treatment for mantle cell lymphoma now: high doses of ara-c+rituximab and autologous sc transplant, or rituximab+bendamustine?

Best first-line treatment for mantle cell lymphoma now: high doses of ara-c+rituximab and autologous sc transplant, or  rituximab+bendamustine?

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 mobilize stem cells for transplant after these regimens. Bendamustine-r is a good program, and many centers would consolidate a good response with an autograft. ...Read more

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Are there new treatments for basal cell nevus syndrome?

Are there new treatments for basal cell nevus syndrome?

Symptoms?: The disorder involves the skin, nervous system, eyes, endocrine glands, and bones. it is inherited. Answering your question depends on which manifestation you have. Any disorder of the jaw bones should be addressed by an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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What diseases have stem cell therapies treated?

What diseases have stem cell therapies treated?

Stem Cell Therapy: There are currently *hundreds* of ongoing clinical trials for many disease indications. These include cardiac, vascular, ms, diabetes, parkinsons, brain lesion, wound care, autism, crohn's, kidney, liver, orthopedic, reconstruction, fistula , arthritis, and others. Additionally, there are scores of offshore stem cell clinics offering experimental therapies. Dr. Ricardo rodriguez. ...Read more

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What are the most promising treatments for t-cell prolymphocytic leukemia?

What are the most promising treatments for t-cell prolymphocytic leukemia?

Campath (alemtuzumab): T-cell pll is considered a relatively chemotherapy resistant disease. Although treatments with chop, cop, fludarabine, etc are used they usually do not result in long term control of the disease. More recently Campath (alemtuzumab) has been used with increased success. Lastly, bone marrow transplant once in remission is being looked at as a possible consolidation therapy with some promise. ...Read more

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Please describe the types of stem cell transplants for treating cancer?

Please describe the types of stem cell transplants for treating cancer?

HSC Transplant: The only stem cell transplant in regular practice are hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplants for diseases like leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. HSC can be collected from donor bone marrow (BMT), from the peripheral blood (PBSC), or from umbilical cord blood. HSC transplants vary further by the type and intensity of the preparative chemotherapy, immune suppression, and selection of donor. ...Read more

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Are stem cell transplants for multiple myeloma effective?

Are stem cell transplants for multiple myeloma effective?

Yes.: Autologous stem cells transplants (from yourself as donor when in near remission) result in improved progression free survival and probably overall survival. Allogeneic transplant (from someone else) is more complex, and many would consider it experimental. Although the procedure may cure the disease, there are significant complications and risks that may offset the benefits. ...Read more

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There any other non-evasive treatments for basal cell cancers?

There any other non-evasive treatments for basal cell cancers?

Cryosurgery: Small basal cell carcinomas in non-critical areas can be treated with high cure rates with cryosurgery, freezing the basal cell carcinoma. This results in a scan which will require2-3 weeks to heal. It is an option for people who do not want or can not tolerate traditional surgery. Radiation can also be used but it requires multiple sessions over a 5 week period. ...Read more

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Is there cure for renal cell carcinoma?

Is there cure for renal cell carcinoma?

Yes: If it is removable with surgery cure is very likely. Most patients do well with this cancer. ...Read more

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Does stem cell transplantation treat hematologic cancer?

Does stem cell transplantation treat hematologic cancer?

Yes: Stem cell transplant is used to treat leukemias and lymphomas, both are types of hematologist malignancies. ...Read more

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Is Adult Pulmonary Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis considered a form of cancer?

Is Adult Pulmonary Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis considered a form of cancer?

Yes: However, it's curious -- it can often regress when the tobacco smoke that is its growth factor is withdrawn. The whole "histiocytosis X" family are a proliferation of cells that are invasive by nature, so by definition there are no benign tumors arising from these cells. I wish you a speedy recovery. ...Read more

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Are there any cures for mast cell disease?

Are there any cures for mast cell disease?

Usually not: In rare cases where it is due to a leukemia or related illness, curing or managing this works well, and some folks respond to gleevec (imatinib). Otherwise, we're left managing the symptoms, which is usually possible. I have a colleague with mastocytosis under quite good control, and there are support groups in communities and online. Good luck, and stay proactive. ...Read more