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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Uterine Leiomyosarcoma

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Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more


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What is the survival rate for uterine leiomyosarcoma?

What is the survival rate for uterine leiomyosarcoma?

Depends on the stage: Stage I about 90% stage II more than 60% stage III (regional spread) 35% stage IV 15 % or less stage I and II are localized ...Read more

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What is the survival rate for uterine leiomyosarcoma?

What is the survival rate for uterine leiomyosarcoma?

Good if early: Uterine leiomyosarcoma represents a malignant form of uterine fibroid where smooth muscle comprising the benign tumor undergoes malignant transformation. This is the same type tumor seen in the stomach and where the lesion arises in the smooth muscle of veins. Depending on stage when diagnosed the routine malignant lesion has a 60% survival rate, which is cut in half when regional spread occurs ...Read more

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What sort of radiation treatment is best for treating leiomyosarcomas?

What sort of radiation treatment is best for treating leiomyosarcomas?

Standard radiation: The size and grade of this tumor and extent of resection is all very important to be able to answer this. Surgery is the most important in treatment. If the patient needs radiation depending on initial size and location, radiation after surgery is best performed with imrt based standard daily radiation is likely the best method. However the planning process may be done in other successful ways. ...Read more

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Is there any possible treatment for leiomyosarcoma?

Is there any possible treatment for leiomyosarcoma?

Yea: If resectable, then remove it. If a large size, consider postoperative radiation and chemotherapy to reduce the risk of recurrence. If metastatic, there are several chemo drugs which can shrink the tumors. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have leiomyosarcoma of the uterus?

Uterine cancer: Unfortunately, leiomyosarcoma is a form of uterine cancer defined by the specific types of cells seen at the microscopic level. This is different from leiomyomas which are benign and commonly referred to as fibroids. ...Read more

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What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

Orchitis: This is usually a significant infection requiring antibiotics. Failure to treat can result in testicular abscess or loss of the testis. Be sure of the diagnosis and see a physician. ...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