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Does Treatment With Radiation Therapy Cause Oral Thrush
Yes: There are defined areas such as floor of the mouth, tongue, gums, retromolar trigone, palate, etc. Combinations of radiation, surgery and chemotherapy are used. Earlier stages have high probability of cure, more extensive stages (even those to lymph nodes) can be cured with combinations of radiation and chemotherapy but to a lesser percentage of probability. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Oral thrush or oral candidiasis is a yeast infection of the mouth. White plaques are present on the inner side of cheeks of the mouth. The tongue may also have a white coat. Treatment is by antifungal liquid, tablets or troches. Thrush can occur when the normal flora of the mouth is disturbed such as during antibiotics, oral ...Read more
Can you explain the main difference between treating cancer with radiation therapy and treating cancer with chemotherapy?
Massage Therapy: Certain types of massage therapy works well for cancer pain. I would not recommend deep tissue massage, especially with the increased incidence of osteoporosis in cancer patients and the risk of pathologic fractures in advanced cancer patients. Effluerage and craniosacral massage therapy are effective and safe modalities for cancer pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Help please! is chemotherapy or radiation therapy more commonly used to treat childhood leukaemia?
More and more: We are moving away from cranial radiation in leukemia if we can. Leukemia cells use the central nervous system as a sanctuary site (ie., they hide there, and in the testes too). For patients with CNS disease at diagnosis, radiation is still a part of treatment. However, for CNS negative patients, we now use repeated intrathecal therapy for CNS prophylaxis. CNS relapse treatment involves radiation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Which treatment is better for Prostate cancer - Stage 1? Surgery for prostate removal or Radiation therapy with some medication?
Does OCD return once treated with medication and therapy, or does it returns or requires repeated treatment, is it curable or a recurrent problem ?
No. : Swallowing small amounts of ones own urine for any medical reason has no scientific basis. Oral herpes is a virus that hides in the nerve tissues of the head and face, and trauma, sun exposure, or stres will cause it to manifest. If it is diagnosed in the tingling, or prodrome, then antiviral medicine can be prescribed. Otherwise, the lesion clears up in 7-14 days. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sometimes: The two main types of esophageal cancer are adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Cure with chemotherapy and radiation alone is much more likely with squamous cell carcinoma. The exact cure rate is dependent on the stage of the cancer, but cure with just chemotherapy and radiation is rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For the stage 1 vocal cord cancer (affecting cartilages), which treatment is better -- radiation therapy or photodynamic therapy?
Repeated oral thrush without being on antibiotics. Treatments with diflucan (fluconazole) and nystatin oral didn't help. Have MS and use flonase. Thank you.
Good morning, For patients who had severe allergic reaction to oral fluconazole for treatment of candidiasis, which treatment would you suggest?Thanks
It depends...: Potential options are caspofungin and related drugs, nystatin, and amphoteracin B. But this depends a lot on the particular kind of candidiasis: different for superficial or body orifice infections (vaginal, anal, mouth) than for advanced (e.g. bloodstream) infections. If you mean "systemic candidiasis", that's an urban myth, not a real illness and doesn't need treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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