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Calculated xray risk, 2% risk of cancer from 11 years CT (illness, accidents ). Drs told me body healed itself from xray. Upset.Feel mislead. Insight?
XR risk: Using Xrayrisk.com website? Yes, you are at increased risk for CA but absolute increase in risk remains very low. That 2% is a lifetime risk. Turn it around - There is a 98% risk that you will not develop cancer as a result of accumulated scans. I assume that each of the scans was done for a good reason and was necessary - the benefit outweighed the small increase in risk. ...Read more
Yes and no: If you a have a true familial form (generally this means multiple 1 st degree relatives have it. Usually happens at an earlier age) then yes the course of disease is similiar. If by familial you mean 1 relative had it, then no it is variable and progress differently. ...Read more
No: Weakened immune systems in genera lhave little to do with heart attacks which result from decreased blood flow thru the coronary vessels. Such patients do not have an increased incideence of malignancy. Patients on certain chemotherapy due to impaired immunity do have a higher incidece of leukemia secondary to the leukemic virus. Other tumors also due to exogenious exposure to known viruses. ...Read more
It depends: The transplant center will evaluate whether based on their transplantation survival statistics and your clinical disease severity, whether the benefits outweigh the risks. The allocated organs are received first by the patients who are the most severe, and most likely to benefit from an organ transplantation. Transplantation centers will have information on this for you. I hope that this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Failure kidney transplant because recurrence of focal glomerulosclerosis also has global hypokinesia on dialysis no diabetics or heart disease . ?
Transplant: Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis or fsgs has recurrence rate of 10 % after transplant. You can get another transplant and decrease rate of recurrence by getting plasmapheresis and galactose therapy before next surgery. These therapies have been shown to reduce risk in selected group of patients. ...Read more
Critical aortic stenosis, TAVR denied by ins. Open heart not an option due to radiation damage, 3b nsclc. Tentative prognosis?
Sounds very serious.: Your cardiologist should appeal to your insurance company. Your case is very unusual because of previous chest wall radiation. Prognosis without procedure depends on aortic valve area, pressure gradient, native myocardium, and a lot of other factors. You need to ask your cardiologist. ...Read more
Health issues,chronic stress 7+yrs (financial/family/legal - abusive ex) ongoing.V resilient in past,suddenly overwhelmed. Prx propranolol. What now?
Mental health: Sounds like you are having a difficult time. Propranolol is used for anxiety, especially for stage fright, but it sounds like you may need to consider counseling and discussing with your doctor a different type of medication like an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor). You are not a "weak" person for asking for help or for using a medication to help you through this. ...Read more
Which factor plays a greater role in affecting life expectancy , diet, exercise, lifestyle, genes?
Hard to say: Probably genetics.Get a more detailed answer ›
Unclear question: Did you mean cancer with metastatic disease to lung, liver and bone? What is the primary cancer (from which organ the initial cancer cell originated)? Either way widely metastatic disease has poor dismal prognosis with short life expectancy - so its important to figure out whats the primary as different cancer usually respond to therapy differently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually doesn't : Most people have no limitations. There are limits to exposure to electromagnetic interference, such as from large engines. Also, people cannot arc weld. There may be limits on how much weight may be lifted. Usually people cannot be commercial pilots or truck or bus drivers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How might becoming a vegetarian or reducing your meat consumption mitigate your risk of heart disease?
Diet and heart: read this: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002436.htmGet a more detailed answer ›