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Biological Response Modifier Therapy
Seeing my therapist is making me lose my mind . Resurfacing old emotions, ready to quit going if I get worse. Is this normal response to therapy?
Try CBT: You might want to try cognitive behavioral therapy. It can be more goal & skill-set oriented. It assumes that changing negative thinking leads to a change in behavior. So instead of digging up old mental trauma, it teaches you skills to cope with future stress. They can teach you to stop bad ways of thinking such as overgeneralizing, magnifying negatives, minimizing positives & "awfulizing." ...Read more
Looking for doc in eastern va to work with and move from mono-therapy trt to include hcg. Sub-optimal response to gel so far (tt mid 300's). ?
30 days in counting in antibiotic therapy treating with severe sepsis and still no response or progress. What can the doctor do?
Blood culture: 30 days of sepsis is a long time and your doctor should have a good idea where the source of your infection is through your history, physical exam and radiologic studies. Cultures of specimen such as blood, sputum, urine or other fluids should be done to determine what bacteria or fungus or virus to treat with the right antibiotic. ...Read more
Biological therapy: Biological therapy means treatment with agents that are natural biologic products (such as antibodies from other species, etc.). The new drugs like Humira (adalimumab) (that are constantly advertised on tv) are examples; these are usually used for immune caused diseases like ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, etc. ...Read more
Monoclonals: You are probably referring to monoclonal antibodies. These are complex molecules that have been engineered to interact with a specific phase in the cancer cell's biologic pathway. In other words, cancer cells frequently have mutations that are not present in normal cells. If we can block that pathway, then the cancer cell stops growing and dies. Expensive but fewer side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you suggest if my doctor wants to use biological therapy instead of chemotherapy for my slow growing thymoma cancer?
Reasonable: Chemotherapy is the primary recommended systemic treatment for thymic carcinoma, but other agents have been studied. Per the guidelines, biologic therapy octreotide is a second line agent. Many other biologic therapies have been studied.There are many reasons to not use chemo in any patient. Ultimately, discuss the pros/cons with your doctor. A second opinion can be helpful if you are uncertain. ...Read more
My doctor wants to use biological therapy instead of chemotherapy for my slow growing thymoma cancer. Could that treatment be effective?
SIRS: Sirs may result from a myriad of underlying causes. Treating the cause and supportive measures are the mainstay of the treatment. ...Read more
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