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Can radiation for breast cancer be used with vns implant for depression?

Can radiation for breast cancer be used with vns implant for depression?

Vagus N Stimulator: If some one has vns inserted only contraindication is use of external defibrillator in a heart attack . Speak to your doctor , can avoid radiation exposure to the generator on the chest ( like pacemaker ) , or could be relocated to there side ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Definition)

Breast cancer results when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. The growth occurs initially inside the ducts but eventually breaks outside into the breast tissue and ultimately spreads both to the lymph nodes in the armpit and via the bloodstream to other parts of the body. Because of the promoting affect of estrogen almost all breast cancer occurs in women and is a rarity in men. The unregulated growth is due to both inherited and acquired genetic defects. It is the most common malignancy in women but it often curable if found early and treated effectively with surgery, hormonal therapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapy, or a combination thereof. Early detection before the malignancy becomes large enough to be felt depends on mammography/sonography and MRI imaging of the breast ...Read more


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Can depression pills Wellbutrin (bupropion) SR cause Breast Cancer or any other Cancer?

Can depression pills Wellbutrin (bupropion) SR cause Breast Cancer or any other Cancer?

No known connection: There is no known connection between Wellbutrin (bupropion) and BC. In fact, many oncologists prescribe specifically Wellbutrin (bupropion) a it's not an SSRI and works with dopamine instead. However, Wellbutrin (bupropion) affects the metabolism of tamoxifen, and should be avoided if you use tamoxifen. This is general information. Please consult your doctor for more specific answers, as they depend on your health history and so on ...Read more

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I need help. I have been in an abusive marriage for 18 years, my only sister is dying of breast cancer. I am paralyzed with depression. Isolated. Help?

I need help. I have been in an abusive marriage for 18 years, my only sister is dying of breast cancer. I am paralyzed with depression. Isolated. Help?

Scary situation: This is a very unstable situation for you, and i'm concerned that your sister has been your main support. I agree with my colleague about first getting out of danger yourself. Please consult this web site for info: http://www.Helpguide.Org/mental/domestic_violence_abuse_types_signs_causes_effects.Htm the hotline is available 24/7, and they can connect you with local resources for help. ...Read more

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How do other breast cancer patientskeep depression away? I'm not on an antidepressants anymore, not since my mastectomy. Perhaps i shouldn't have stop

How do other breast cancer patientskeep depression away? I'm not on an antidepressants anymore, not since my mastectomy. Perhaps i shouldn't have stop

Cancer ; depression: Sometimes women dealing with breast cancer do benefit from antidepressants, when depressed. Family and community support is also important. Your oncologist's office will know of support groups that can help. Connecting with your spiritual resources through prayer, meditation, or other practices is essential. . Working with a therapist in mind-body medicine can be of great use in this. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does radiation therapy cause depression among breast cancer survivors?

Does radiation therapy cause depression among breast cancer survivors?

No: Radiation does not cause this. But the whole process of having cancer and coping with it can lead to depression. Depression should be taken seriously and treated no matter what causes it. ...Read more

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My mom has stage 2 breast cancer and i'm extremely depressed. How can I deal with this?

My mom has stage 2 breast cancer and i'm extremely depressed. How can I deal with this?

Be supportive: Go to one of her oncology appointments to listen to her doctor & get more information. Results from current treatments can be highly successful. Learn more & be informed. Be upbeat around her & help her when you can, even with small things. She may need your support. And have a yearly physical examination yourself. ...Read more

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2 of my aunts and grandma had breast cancer it is familial..now iam so depressed i can't sleep as iam sure that me and mom will have cancer in future?

2 of my aunts and grandma had breast cancer it is familial..now iam so depressed i can't sleep as iam sure that me and mom will have cancer in future?

Unpredictable: If you have strong family history , go for genetic counseling and get BRCA I & II tested. If negative just maintain healthy life style , refrain from tobacco and drugs etc and don't worry , if positive several prophylactic measures are available , go for regular breast exam and mammograms You are part of human population ...Read more

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36 year-old woman whose mother was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 34 and a PALB2 mutation wonders if mastectomy is needed to lower her risk.....?

36 year-old woman whose mother was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 34 and a PALB2 mutation wonders if mastectomy is needed to lower her risk.....?

You need testing: If your mother was a BRCA carrier then it is important that you get tested. Since you know that she has a PLAB2 mutation then your testing can even be more precise. If you are a carrier then see an experienced breast surgeon. They can calculate your lifetime risk as well as your 5 year risk to help you make your decisions regarding mastectomy and ovary removal ...Read more

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What happens if my friend has breast cancer and results of a biopsy of her thyroid shows cancer, what's her prognosis?

What happens if my friend has breast cancer and results of a biopsy of her thyroid shows cancer, what's her prognosis?

Probably separate: Hi. The breast cancer and thyroid cancer are probably unrelated. I've never seen breast cancer metastasize to thyroid. Thyroid cancer generally has a high cure rate. It's not fair she's had these cancers but life isn't fair. I bet the thyroid cancer with treatment will go well. I hope the breast cancer is in remission. She might outlive us all! :-) ...Read more

Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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