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Chronic Inflamation After Radiotherapy
Mri scan showed prostate scarring consistent with 13 years of prostatitis.No abscess, does the scarring cause my flare ups?Antibiotic injections help?
Radiation oncology is a field of study in which a person specializes in radiation therapy, a treatment in which the patient is exposed to high energy waves or particles such as gamma rays, proton rays, or neutron rays that penetrate his body to destroy cancer cells, or prevent cancer cells from reproducing. A doctor of this specialty ...Read more
How long after chlamydia treatment will residual inflammation subside? symptoms came back after initial treatment, burning and pain in testicles
A few days: It should only take a few days before you notice the resolution of your symptoms after starting or having had treatment. If your symptoms either never went away within 5-7 days or came back after that time, then you need to see your doctor again and likely receive more treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had bilat. mastectomy last Nov. On non cancer side path. stated" perivascular chronic inflammation". Could that cause problem during the surgery?
Likely not: This is likely a chronic thing. This may be precancerous development. You need to see the doctor that did the surgery and have the surgeon talk to the pathologist. If there is no cancer there is no cancer. The chronic vascular phenomena may be just that and no more. Get peace of mind also if you talk to your cancer doctor. Should not cause a problem during surgery. Best wishes ...Read more
10 months after rad hyster for cervical cancer abdom pain, tenderness, swelling, and slow bowels. 25 radiation treat. No urge to urinate since surgery?
AFTER taxol/A/C for breast cancer stage2,path result-Lympho vascular invasion-shouldn't chemo resolved this? What now?
Ask your oncologist!: You need to givel us more information...Did the tumor shrink on chemotherapy? How much. shrinkage? If the tumor did not shrink much, that is a bad sign. But if it reduced in size substantially then you are on the right track. But your oncologist can address your questions and guide you better. ...Read more
It can: Risk of biological failure, when the psa blood test continues to increase or drops and then increases above what it originally was, is dependent on cells leaking outside of the prostate capsule. This risk is somewhat predictable based on original psa, t stage, and gleason score as well as how much tumor was in the prostate. Xrt after surgery tells me there was concern about leftover cells. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After 20cm colon resection:transmural infarction with foci of suppurative inflammation and acute serositis+ischemic bowel.What possible reason fr that?
Possibly: The risk of this depends mainly on the pathologic findings (ie, stage and gleason grade) at surgery as well as preoperative psa. There are "nomograms" or calculators of this risk available to estimate such risk. Nomograms.Mskcc.Org/prostate/salvageradiationtherapy.Aspx is one which you might find useful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had lung surgery vats wedge resection result necrotizing granulomatous inflammation what does it mean?
Probably good: Hope you are well. With the limited information, sounds like 1. You had a surgeon versed/skilled in modern techniques and 2. The nodule/spot was not cancer. Causes of granuloma are numerous. Best to discuss path report with your surgeon to confirm diagnosis and implications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What reason behind infection(suppurative inflammation)or clots in the colon 1week after colon partial resection surgery(while taking anticoagulation)?
Surgical complicatio: This sounds like a complication of the surgery and you should be seen by the surgeon and managed appropriately. Good luck. ...Read more
What does severe trigonitis within the bladder with severe squamous metaplasia, severe erythema with moderate trabeculation mean after a cystoscopy?
What did urologist-s: Did you not ask your doctor who did the cystoscopy? The report simply says something is going on inside the bladder. It is inflammatory in nature, and it is not cancerous. It will require follow up cystoscopy on the squamous metaplasia which is a sign of chronic irritation? Obstruction? ...Read more
I had a chemo regimen of etoposide, methotrexate, actinomycin D/cyclophosphamide, and Vincristine. 4 yrs later I suffer from constant body pain, why?
No online answer: EMA/CO is most often used for aggressive gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN), usually choriocarcinoma. Long term diffuse body pains are not an expected side effect. A Gyn-oncologist should confirm there is no recurrence and then an evaluation from a good physical medicine, rheumatology, or even pain management doc will hopefully find the cause and a way to make you feel better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
72 yr/female had successful removal of stage 1 esophageal cancer a year ago along with chemo/radiation. How common is reoccurrence after 1 year ? Thx.
Depends on pathology: It really depend on the pathological stage at time of surgery. Need to know tnm staging. ...Read more
What could be the cause of hard, swollen & chronic chest pain following mastectomy & radiotherapy treatments. Been on chemo & pain killers still same?
Severe returned pain in pelvic . 10 month diag. Of nsclc ...Mets...S. 4. Meds doubled oral and patch . No chemo and radiation. Prognosis? Pain help?
Reconsider chemo: I am sorry that you are suffering from the pain. You may want to reconsider about chemo and radiation therapy. Chemo is the main therapy for stage IV lung cancer-and nowadays therapy is individualized and we do have biologic therapy with less side effects for lung cancer.Chemo is given to relieve symptoms and maintain you quality of life. Radiaton to the pelvic bone may help reduce pain as wel. ...Read more
Cea analysis was increased to 1500 before treatment of secondary bone cancer but after radiation therapy and 3 chemotherapy sessions dropped to 1000?
Suffering from a 7 week chronics sinusitis with ET dysfunction. Two rounds abx (aug and doxy) and two rounds po steroids w/o relief. CT scan shows "moderately large mucosal retention cyst within the left maxillary antrum." What does that mean?
Chronic sinusitis: can sometimes be difficult to treat, long courses of antibiotics, at least 4 weeks, if not 8 or 12, and some bugs develop resistance, so a good antibiotic might not work. A retention cyst in maxillary sinus is common, and have no consequences unless it is blocking sinus drainage.You want to see an allergist/Immunologist for evaluation, check aaaai.org 4 an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more
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