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Can A Lung Cancer Patient Be Active In A Competitive Sport
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
In a patient who has a very fast growing/high metabolic activity cancer, how small a tumor can be detected on a high-res pet scan?
1-2 centimeters: The sensitivity of pet scanning (in combination with ct) is dependent on the origin and metabolic activity of the cancer and the part of the body that is being scanned. In general, most 2 cm cancers will be identified; as many as 1/3 of all cancers less than 1cm may be missed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
can someone with multiple sclerosis (& also in a wheelchair) have a breast reduction or would this be foolish?
Yes, but...: Assuming the multiple sclerosis is under optimal control and you have received “clearance” from your neurologist, you may be an excellent candidate for breast reduction surgery; this operation tends to be very patient pleasing. Preoperative communication between your neurologist, surgeon, and anesthesiologist will be helpful. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Good, Bad, or Ugly: Is asking if such lungs will remind us of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly... after 10 years of intentionally inhaling the smoke... such lungs with be both Bad and Ugly. However, there is hope in life. Never smoke anything again, from this moment onward. That may mean avoiding people who smoke, and may mean avoiding other forms of tobacco, avoiding vaping, and avoiding other addictive substances. ...Read more
Is a heart murmur patient fit enough to participate in physically demanding sports such as boxing?
Yes: In some universities and major institutions there are dedicated machines for intraoperative radiation given to an area of concern that the surgeon could not resect and this device is aimed inside the abdomen to give the radiation. This is not common or widely available and outside machines are more readily available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and no: Moisture in necessary to reduce the tenacity of mucus in the lungs. This is often the reason a nebulizer without medication is used to make the mucus more "watery". A dry climate may offer other benefits by way of reducing exacerbations caused by environmental particles, etc. Of course indivdual responses will vary. ...Read more
Yes,: Lesions that are no longer "active" will still be visible on MR ...Read more
If you were in: a small city without a hospital - it is possible that there might not be an oncologist in the vicinity. But, for the most part the answer is yes. ...Read more
Is it possible for someone with a Hep C/multi sub-strain HIV co infection who uses recreational drugs to transition to AIDS in under a year?
Full Blown AIDS: Unfortunately yes, with both infections and if not properly treated or if your strain of HIV is resistant, you can progress to bull blown AIDS in a short period of time. Do you have a specialist? Here is a link to the mobile clinic in Houston Schedule http://www.houstontx.gov/health/hiv-mobile-clinic And another link for HIV Advocacy http://www.centerforaids.org/ ...Read more
What is the likelihood of being able to lift weights and play competitive sports after a first rib resection for thoracic syndrome?
Thoracic outlet: You should be able to do this. Not know the extent of the surgery it is tough to answer but speak with your surgeon Presumably it should make you upper extremity better with more range of motion. ...Read more
Why would there be an increase in wbc, chloride, glucose and decrease in creatinine and calcium in a patient who has has a colon cancer and is a smoke?
Is it safe to be in a sport while in physical therapy? I'm in cheerleading and i'm in pt for my knees.
Can. Ptsd be a lifelong consequence of rape and bullying in infant school? An how should it be treated in later years, i.E. Ones sixties? Thank you.
Yes it can: Some people are able to suppress their symptoms and suffering for many years before coming to treatment. I have treated people in their 60's whose histories of abuse, bullying, rape, etc occurred much earlier in their lives. Psychotherapies such as cognitive processing, emdr, and somatic experiencing can be very effective, along with medications as needed. Homeopathy can also be very helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: The amount of wealth and the insurance. Usually a contraindication because mortality is increased and transplant programs have to meet certain goals, such as 80% after 2 years. However, steve jobs got a liver transplant for pancreatic cancer with liver mets. There are many docs trained in smoking cessation. Take their advice and treatment. ...Read more
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
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