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Daughter Had Regional Enteritis Early Age Can That Cause Cancer
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
Likely not the case:
I am not sure where the lymphnode is, how large, and how long has it been there? Viral infection is much much more common cause of lymphnode enlargement, particularly on the sides and back of neck.
Fortunately, cancer is very uncommon in a 9-month old. I would advise checking with her doc for an evaluation to assure your worry. Good luck. ...Read more
Daughter is 13 eats healthy but not past 2 days today had thin stool not pencil thin but thinner than usual Wasn't painful or dark. Cause? Cancer?
My dad has cancer and is doing radiation everyday and I wanted to know the age group that's allowed to be around him. Is my 4 year old daughter safe?
My daughter's 18, recent blood test shows high prolactin 83.At age 17-high calcium. Good appetite but losing weight, only 6stone now. Endocrine or cancer?
Chewing on the inside of my mouth cause cancer? I do not smoke just a bad habit I got from my mom & now my teenager daughter is doing it.
13 yr/o daughter had bright streak of blood in otherwise normal stool. Hurt to pass but didn't hav 2 strain. No blood on tissue!! cause? Cancer??
Cancer unlikely: If there was pain with passing the stool, it is most likely a small anal fissure or hemorrhoid that bled, especially if the stool looked normal otherwise. I suggest giving plenty of fluids, high fiber foods and/or stool softener for the next week. If bleeding continues have it checked out. Possible polyp. Colitis is associated with mucous and loose stools and colon CA rare in children. ...Read more
IUGR 34 wks old daughter had chest/abdom (babygram) 2 views & another abdom x ray 2 views. Add another chest x ray 2 views at 3 yrs old. Research suggests real increased cancer risk due to age/size at time of tests. Thoughts? Estimate effective dose?
Really -don't worry: A few regular x-rays are not going to increase risk enough to spend time worrying about it. It's not like she had multiple CAT scans, which is like having thousands of x-rays at one time. Radiation from the environment gives us as much exposure as a few xrays. I just would really not worry about this risk, and spend your worry time about preventing things that really are items that cause risk. ...Read more
Listen and support: Listen to your friend and be there for support. She may want to talk about the diagnosis and may not. Do not prod for information- let her share as much as she wants. Offer to run errands, do the grocery shopping or clean her house. Let her know you are there for her in whatever capacity she needs at the moment. ...Read more
Get help: Assuming your daughter is being treated by a pediatric oncologist, most programs have many specialists to help with this very hard situation. Social workers can be of great help, and child psychologists and palliative care specialists are additional useful resources (in addition to your daughter's oncologist). There is no reason to do this alone. ...Read more
My daughter want's to donate her hair for kids with cancer is there a "best" place or way to do this?
Pantene - http://www. Pantene. Com/en-us/beautiful-lengths-cause/pages/donation-requirements. Aspx
locks of love - http://www. Locksoflove. Org/donate. Html
i'm told pantene doesn't charge recipients for their wig but locks of love does so pantene is the better choice.
Your daughters (and you) are angels! Bless you! ...Read more
Adult daughter is totally confident that cancer pallitive care will be given in the house to mom no matter what anyone thinks. Is this care available?
Home care available:
A wide range of palliative care options are available through Hospice and other organizations. See http://www. Vitas. Com.
Dr. Kirsh ...Read more
My daughter was diagnoised with calcium depoists on her thyroid. What are the chances it is cancer? She had hodgins 20 years ago
It depends somewhat: On how the calcium is located and deposited on the ultrasound. If she has nodule (s) with calcification a thyroid biopsy and certain lab are indicated. Have her discuss it with her physician. This is particularly important if she had prior irradiation of the neck for her Hodgkins. ...Read more
My daughter just started chemo and radiation for lung cancer. She is also taking Juce plus Aro. Is this ok?
Lung CA: I'm sorry to hear your daughter and family are dealing with this difficult issue. Your HEM/ONC is the best person to tell you what she can and can not take. Discuss all of you treatment options and alternative medicine options with your Dr. Good Luck and God Bless and grant you strength ...Read more
How old is she?: Breast cancer increases in incidence the older a person is. For example, teenagers have a "one in a million" chance of getting breast cancer; the probability increases slightly in your 20's. That said, all breast lumps should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more
My grandma died because of breast cancer is it for sure that my mother will be affected too because she's her daughter? What is the possibilities?
No it is not: For sure that your mom will develop breast cancer because her mom had it. There are genetic tests which can help determine the probability of that happening. We are learning that genes are only one part of a bigger picture. Scientific research called "epigenetics" sheds light on this. What turns genes on and off has something to do w/lifestyle such as the way we eat, think, exercise, etc. ...Read more
Good communication: Have a meeting with her if she is older that 7 years old. Tell her how you feel taking care of your spouse and the fears you are facing. Tell her that you would appreciate her to help in this or that. Less than 7 y/o...Get help with other relatives or other moms, or daughter's school. Get help from your religious or spiritual community. Get help for your husband too (home health care or hospice). ...Read more
Social worker: There are a number of avenues to pursue, depending on the state. See if state programs available, such as Medicaid. Also, if this is stage IV disease, chemotherapy can often be covered with payment assistance programs from the pharmaceutical companies. Also, stage IV disease often makes a patient eligible for Social Security, which can help with obtaining health insurance. Call a social worker. ...Read more
Try to get details..: Specifically, bone cancer is a type of sarcoma. It is more common in children/ young adults and usually one hopes to detect it early enough that surgery and / or radiation would be helpful. Other confused diagnoses with this term improperly used are cancers that start someplace else and spread to the bone (breast cancer for instance) or cancers of the bone marrow (leukemia). ...Read more
Professional help: First, unfortunate time like this, need all the support from family members, friends, clergy, if all these measures fail, still unable to cope, have to seek professional help, nothing wrong in seeing a psychiatrist and taking professional help. The best thing you can do for your daughter.. ...Read more
I have bladder cancer my daughter has been told to have the test every 3 years as her auntie died of it as well is this right thanks?
Bladder cancer is NOT hereditary! Fact is it may be related to environmental factors! Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
Why do so many kids and teens get cancer? My daughter knows 2 kids at her school with it and one other friend who is a survivor. Why so common?
Wish we knew: (: Most expert however seem to believe that besides genetics, toxic contamination of environment may be the contributing factor for the seeming uptake in cancer prevalence all across the population. Our ability to diagnose them more readily than before would be an added factor, just like Autism, which has become much prevalent in recent years. ...Read more
Daughter keeps thinking that she has cancer and getting anxiety attacks thinking she has it when she prob doesn't how can she stop worrying about it?
Simple/positive: For the young child short simple words with repitition over time will communicate the basics. Young kids face some additional needs that can be addressed over time: they did not do or say or wish anything that made mommy sick. There will always be someone making sure she has meals to eat & places to play & sleep if mommy is away trying to get better. Let her ask when ready but repeat often. ...Read more
Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more
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