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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


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Does it mean it is cancer if I have thrombocytopenia and have been taking prednisone for quite a while now, but the platelets keep getting low?

Does it mean it is cancer if I have thrombocytopenia and have been taking prednisone for quite a while now, but the platelets keep getting low?

Should know diagnosi: What is the diagnosis made by your treating doctors?. Please find out as there are many causes for low platelets. One of the common ones is called itp ( idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura). This is a chronic problem but it is not cancer. If the steroids do not help, the next best option of treatment is to remove the spleen(splenectomy) which can induce a remission. There are other new medical tr. ...Read more

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Is it possible for corticosteroid shots (like kenalog (triamcinolone) or prednisone) cause cancer?

Oral Steroids: Oral steroids, more often than not, tend to be anti-tumor and are actually used quite frequently in chemotherapy regimens. Anabolic steroids used for nefarious means can lead to cysts and/or tumors, most often on the liver. Usually the doses and uses of Anabolic steroids are significantly higher than the medications of which you speak. And are often obtained in illegal ways increasing there danger. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more


Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
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Dermatomyositis (Definition)

Dermatomyositis is a disease of the connective tissues of the muscle and skin, causing ...Read more