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Castleman: In unicentric disease, prognosis after surgical removal of the involved node is very good. With multicentric disease there is variation in prognosis: one form can persist for months-years without worsening, another can relapse and remit over years, another is more aggressive (common in HIV affected patients). Evaluation and management with a heme/oncologist is important. ...Read more
I had surgery last january to remove an enlarged lymph node, after the surgery the node biopsy was castlemans disease. I am still having night sweats.
Castleman's disease: Is what is known as a lymphoproliferative disease and not a cancer per se but can act like a lymphoma one of the symptoms of which is night sweats. It can later be associated with lymphoma and most often treated with chemotherapy. It is not a common disease. But I am sure your doctor will be going over all of this and more with you. Best of luck. ...Read more
Use a barrier method: In order to prevent the transmission of stds you have to avoid contact with any skin or body fluids. For fellatio some people use saran wrap to create a barrier, or dental dams (thin material that dentists use to create a barrier in the mouth. A condom can help reduce risk for transmitting disease, as long as only the portion of skin covered by the condom is touched. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I just found out that one of my good friends has chron's disease. Is it considered a terminal disease?
Fifth Disease: Fifth disease usually starts with a mild vague illness and nonspecific symptoms. Fever occurs 15%-30% of the time, along with nasal congestion and drainage, sore throat, fatigue, muscle aches, and a headache. This lasts for several days. Then, seven to 10 days later, the characteristic facial rash (the "slapped cheeks" appearance) develops abruptly. Typically, the facial rash is bright red. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More the opposite!: Not only is this not true, but in many cases having one disease increases the odds of getting another.For example, having diabetes significantly increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. Having parasites often leads to food allergies which can lead to other health problems.Having chronic infections lowers immunity increasing risk of other infections. Treat any disease to reduce risk of others. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Symptoms of Crohn's: Crohn's disease is an inflammatory disease of the GI tract. It frequently involves the last part of the small intestine and/or the colon, but can involve other areas. Common symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, bleeding, nausea, vomiting, weight loss, fatigue and fever. Occasionally, it can cause symptoms by irritating other areas such as the joints, eyes, liver, kidneys and skin. (see pic). ...Read more
Smallpox: Smallpox with vaccination and control has been eliminated although there are a few vials of active virus felt to be in the deep freeze in Russia and the US. Polio is close to this and is only stopped by the politics of Africa and Asia.Work is being done also on onchocerciasis with markedly fewer cases currently and the hope soon of elimination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic leukemia: Chronic myelogenous leukemia is a chronic cancer that presents with increased numbers of myeloid cells. Splenomegaly may occur. CML may also transform into a more acute and dangerous leukemia in rare cases. Currently CML is effectively treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitors. These inhibitors put the body into a medical remission, which means that the leukemia is not detectable in the blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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