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What do my uma test results reflect. Uma 9.1 I have type 2 diabetes since receiving chemo in 2005. Perfect blood preasure always.

What do my uma test results reflect. Uma 9.1 I have type 2 diabetes since receiving chemo in 2005. Perfect blood preasure always.

Good Results!: Measuring the amount of Albumin in the urine is important for detecting the presence of kidney damage. Normal values are typically less than 30 mcg/mg (micrograms per milligram). A low level of Albumin in the urine is an indication that your kidneys are functioning normally. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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Friend w hogdkin and 4th round chemo. Just fainted briefly. Cause(s)?

Friend w hogdkin and 4th round chemo.  Just fainted briefly.  Cause(s)?

Many possible : Lots of things can cause that, some of which can be serious. I would contact his/her oncologist asap or visit the er. ...Read more

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Does chemo cause you to have a sour smell?

Does chemo cause  you to have a sour smell?

Yes, abnormal sense: Chemo can alter the sense of smell and taste. Sour stomach due to increased acidity can also be a problem which may need antacids to correct it. Most of these effects are reversible after chemo has been completed. ...Read more

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Does chemo causes backache?

Does chemo causes backache?

Perphaps : Depends on agent; more commonly, WBC stimulants (neulasta/ neupogen) more likey to cause back pain. ...Read more

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What causes ur numbers to be low during chemo and how can u get ur numbers up?

What causes ur numbers to be low during chemo and how can u get ur numbers up?

Cytotoxic: Chemotherapy will kill dividing cells - - cancer/lymphoma/leukemia count here, and why we use it, but bone marrow cells that make white cells and platelets are also bystanders effected. They naturally return in due time. There are "growth factors" that are very expensive that can accelerate rebound of marrow. ...Read more

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Twice I've not recognized neighbors at all.Never happened before. Finally knew them after a few minutes. What causes this? History of TAC chemo for bc

Twice I've not recognized neighbors at all.Never happened before. Finally knew them after a few minutes. What causes this? History of TAC chemo for bc

See your doc : adjuvant chemotherapy has many long term sequela including cognitive impairment. Depending on what type of breast cancer you have and if you have metastasis (I.e lung metastasis) you might be at risk for brain metastasis which may cause further cognitive impairment or neurological deficits or even seizures. To be sure you should follow with your physician regularly to discuss your symptoms. ...Read more

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Do you think many cancer deaths attributed to the disease may actually be caused by effects from chemo?

No: Though cancer can be caused by chemo or radiation. The vast majority of people who die of cancer are not the cancers induced by these treatments. The ability to help patients far outways this risk. ...Read more

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I have a port in for my chemo. Its on the right side. But when i lay down i start getting chest pain. Is this cause of port?

I have a port in for my chemo. Its on the right side. But when i lay down i start getting chest pain. Is this cause of port?

Maybe?: Typically ports are as maintenance and problem free as can be but they can cause problems in some circumstances. Tell your doc to have it checked. The pain may have nothing to do with it. ...Read more

Dr. Devon Webster
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Chemotherapy (Definition)

The term chemotherapy typically is used to describe using chemicals to treat ...Read more