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No: Wernicke's Aphasia- lesion is in Wernicke's area (posterior region of the left superior temporal gyrus or 1st gyrus of temporal lobe) Broca's Aphasia- lesion is in posterior inferior frontal gyrus in left hemisphere, (Brocas Area). See Diagram at : http://blogs.umass.edu/aphasia/for-professionalsstudents/aphasia-types/ ...Read more
Berocca Boost: Contains guarana, which acts like caffeine to boost your energy. Just as some people are sensitive to caffeine, some may be sensitive to guarana & experience nervousness/"jitters". Major side effect is the vitamin b2 component tends to turn urine dark yellow, which is no cause for alarm. Recommended daily dose is one (1.0) tablet a day. ...Read more
Breast cancer: BRCA refers to a set of genes that have been associated to confer a higher risk of developing certain cancers. It was first identified in women with a higher risk of developing breast cancer hence the acronym BRCA. It is associated with breast cancer, ovarian cancer and peritoneal cancer. It can be associated with breast cancer in males as well. ...Read more
Blocked ducts: Most likely blocked sweat glands or sebum ducts can be helped by dermatologist. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the etiology, historical aspects, etc. Classically, Broca Area typically is associated with verbal expression without loss of understanding. Interestingly, there are studies noting those individuals who are multilingual can have preservation of one language with loss of another when Broca Area is affected with causes like stroke. ...Read more
Can riding a bike(mountain)all ur life cause a male to be sterile? Cuz my bro. Has n he can't n hasn't had any kids.
A possibility: Cycling long distances may decrease sperm output or cause damaged/unhealthy sperm. Bouncing around on typical bike saddle can damage scrotum & testes, halting normal sperm production. Tight cycling pants & friction between body & saddle can overheat testes, which need to stay cool to keep producing sperm. Padded cycling pants & breaks 4 cooling down may help but damage may be permanent in some. ...Read more
Mutation=cancer risk: People with mutations in the brca1 or brca2 gene are at higher risk of developing certain cancers. With a mutation, the lifetime risk of breast cancer is 41 to 90%, and ovarian cancer is 8 to 62%. Pancreatic and prostate cancer are more common as well. If you are a woman and test positive, you will have to consider having your ovaries and breasts removed. Genetic counseling is key! ...Read more
If I end up finding out I am brca + I am 50 is it too late for hysterectomy cause I read need done by 40?
Not too late: It is not too late but you need to consult with an oncologist to find the best surgical options and treatment for you. ...Read more
Broca's: These patients have an 'expressive' aphasia. Their reception is good and therefore understand everything, however they are unable to express themselves, their speech comes out like gibberish and doesn't make sense. This is often highly frustrating because they know what they want to say but just can't get it out properly. Hope this helps. ...Read more
It could: A fronto-temporal stroke can involve the broca's region if it is on the dominant side of the brain. Most people's broca's (speech production center) is on the left. So a left fronto-temporal stroke can involve the broca's in the majority of people. ...Read more
Trouble speaking: Broca's aphasia refers to an aphasia that usually occurs when a specific area of the brain suffers an injury, for example from a stroke or head injury. The left inferior frontal lobe is usually the area of concern. Patients have difficulty with speaking. They have full comprehension and know what they want to say, but cannot get the words out. It is a motor deficit and leads to the loss of speech. ...Read more
Genetic Counseling: Have you met with a genetic counselor? If not, i strongly recommend this. Testing brca-2 (+) puts you at an increased risk for breast and ovarian cancer (as well as ca of the stomach, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts, and melanoma). Options include surgical prophylaxis (mastectomy, oophorectomy), chemoprevention, and close surveillance. These decisions are best made with a professional. ...Read more
In 1861, Paul Broca, a French Neurosurgeon, found lesions in Left Frontal brain in patients with language abnormalities.
In 1871, Carl Wernicke, a German Neurologist, found association between posterior left Temporal brain lesion & understanding speech (they can speak but it is incoherent). ...Read more
Probably: I assume this is a blood relative. It would be a good idea to get tested. ...Read more
Could you tell me survival rate of a person with Stage 2B BRCA with surgery vs. without surgery(or any tx for that matter)?
No, but: I do not know the latest data on that. I would recommend discussing with an oncologist specializing in breast cancer ...Read more
My daughter was dignosed 2 once with upper resp. Infection then acute broch. She is done taking meds but still sick with same symptoms.
Viral: That is because thE infection is vital and take 5-7 days to get better ...Read more
I am postmenopausal my endometrium measures 6 mm I am braca 2 positive. What concerns should I have? Results from biopsy not back yet.
No: It's not the test that's the big deal, it's what one does with the information. Understanding what a positive and negative test means and what the decision options based on each are something that should be discussed and planned for before testing is sent. Without knowing family genetic status a neg. Test may not mean much. Thus, testing should start with an affected indiv. 1st if possible. ...Read more
The "best" option is a personal choice. Options to lower breast cancer risk for patients with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation include:
-bilateral mastectomy which removes most but not all the breast cells, and reduces risk the most (by 90-95%)
-breast MRI and mammogram does not reduce risk but finds breast cancer early when it is more treatable
-chemoprevention to prevent getting breast cancer ...Read more
What does angelina jolie's brca test, double mastectomy and oophorectomy mean for the average woman?
For the AVERAGE...: For the AVERAGE risk woman, it should create awareness about: getting routine screening, knowing your family history well, and living a healthy lifestyle. It should not: make people want genetic tests without reason or make women ask for mastectomies out of fear. Of course, it is important to know if your risk is average or high in order to make the right decisions. Talk to your gyn about this. ...Read more
Why would a doctor say I don't need braca test? Diangosis w st 2c ov ca at age 26- only in family. Couldn't i be 1st with the mutation in my family?
No standard yet: I'm glad you're educating yourself about your health. There's no clear guidelines yet and you will probably want the opinion of a few physicians. Your close relatives may want to know as well. Best wishes and stay proactive. ...Read more