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Can You Get Bse From Pig Brain
Breast self-examination refers to breast examinations done by women on themselves. Doing regular examinations allows us to get the feel for what is normal - and see our doctors if we feel something new or different. A lump or thickening should be evaluated. For women with periods, it's best to check after the period when breasts are less lumpy and tender due to ...Read more
Left breast lump found on BSE; had mammogram followed by U/S. Complex cyst w/debri (5mm) identified. Told to have repeat mammogram in 1 year but how do I know for sure the "debri" isn't worrisome? Should I get 2nd opinion or request biopsy?
Breast cyst.: Given that your age does put you at risk for breast cancer, unfortunately, with or without a family history of such, a second opinion wouldn't hurt. Complex cysts are a bit more worrisome than simple cysts as they have some contents. I wouldn't panic right now, but a second opinion or a breast MRI wouldn't be a bad idea. ...Read more
Variants of same dis: Cjd is the classic form of the disease in humans. Bovine spongiform encephalopathy affects bovines, but it has been transmitted to humans through eating the meat of cows sick with bse and causes a variant form of cjd in humans. Both are prion diseases and uniformly fatal. ...Read more
I tested for antithyroglobulin antibody and the result is 1.7, is it a worrying situation ? Bse was told that I have hyperpeethyridism.
Anti-thyroglobulin: Antibodies that react with a protein in the body are not typically normal however, about 10% of normal persons do have this antibody. This can also be associated with hashimoto's thyroiditis, thyroid cancer and chronic urticaria (hives). Make sure your doctor understands these issues or see an endocrinologist. ...Read more
No: The few people who got vJCD was through eating beef with bone in, from animals fed animal products. ...Read more
Monthly if desired: The value of breast self exams (bse) in the early detection of breast cancer is not settled. Instead, a clinical breast exam (cbe) should be done by a health professional (e.g. Family physician) on a regular schedule such as every 3-6 months. If self exam is desired then the correct tchnique has to be practiced and verified by your doctor first. After that, a monthly bse can be done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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