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21 y/o female diffuse hairloss for past 10 mo.S hair volume reduced to 1/3 of original. No bc taken, thyroid panels clear. Only stressor was mcat.
Having thr w/post approach.With noted non-tear inflam issues to glut min & med attachments, dr plans on using autologous prp upon closure. Thoughts?
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Does development delay go away ? Child 69 months lowest area 35 months highest 52 months ,in language, reasoning .locomotor personal social performanc
Underlying Cause?: The underlying cause is the most direct way of answering your question. If there are organic brain findings (on CT Scan or MRI) or genetic links, a prognosis is more easily built. If not, then early intervention and continued follow-up may also build a diagnosis and a more directly beneficial plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a new tx for aca stage 4 nsclc with mets to brain and pelvis depending on tissue sampling match for kras mutation: chem & radia t, stopped.
No: Treatment of stage 4 nsclc is chemotherapy/ radiation therapy. Surgery is no an option unless it is for symptom control (bleeding). Immunotherapy, radiofrequency ablation, cryoablation, and other therapies are being tested and utilized, but if the primary therapies are no longer in use, then supportive care should be considered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tooth nerve is shrinking:
- pain level: 1-3 ( 7-8 times per day)
normal because of braces? Root canal? Treatment?
Nhl grade 3a stage 1, 6 cycles of rchop-21 and igrt 30 gy taken. Is rituximab maintenace therapy required further?
Maintenance therapy: ...with rituximab is commonly given for follicular lymphoma, but not so much for other types of NHL (non-Hodgkins Lymphoma). Rituximab maintenance forestalls the the recurrence of the disease, but does not necessarily make patients live longer; because they could also wait and get rituximab a 2nd time when there disease relapses. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
25/50 mcg of levo every other day for 6 mos. T3 (liothyronine) keeps dropping 92 to 87 to 78. Ft4 mildly increase from 1.0 to 1.2. TSH increase from 3.76 to 5.9 why?
Vietvet pt on 3rd chemo tx for n-hl (agent orange).Also advanced hip bone damage. Replacement planned aft yr. Fears it may cause n-hl relapse. Can it?
73 year old male with PSA 20, Gleason 7, prostate adenocarcinoma
Choice of surgery or radiation with hormone therapy
Which do I choose?
Prostate: Ask your doctor for the names of several patients who have done these procedures and speak w/them. They will give you personal responses to each procedure which can help you w/decision making. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Went through 3 months of chemo, then 14 treatments whole brain radiation. Eyebrows began falling out, begin growing, fall out again. Will this stop?
Alaska. Breast cancer. Now bills and big ins. Exclusions. What to make of e.G., cpt 36561 port insrt billed $4115 and ins company excludes $3521?
Costs: Insurance companies decide what they pay or cover based on cpt codes. Each area of the us has different pay schedules for these cpt codes. Also each insurance company may pay differently. Also hmo insurances, medicare or medicaid insurances may pay some of the lowest rates. I do not know what insurance type you have. If you have concerns, call your insurance company to see what is covered or paid. ...Read more
Hodgkin lymphoma,stage IIb, bulky. 130mm,after 8 cycle of ABVD, PET + , hypermetabolic mass and increase its size to 141mm! Why?Is Stanford V helpful?
Jury not out: There is ongoing trial to answer your question but previous studies suggest ABVD superior. That said, factors such as radiotx and personal immune response to Hodgkin D need to be considered. Fail cases to conventional chemoradiotx appear to respond to immune therapy, ie. PD-1 Blockade with Nivolumab in Relapsed or Refractory Hodgkin's Lymphoma N Engl J Med 2015; 372:311-319. Confirm ur dx 1st step ...Read more
Kras ?Adenocarcinoma? Mutation? New trial drugs with Ins. & Tissue Eval. What is the doctor really saying to 70 year NSCLC pat.9 month ..meets w/new cell grow
Describing the Tumor: So it sounds like the oncologist has really just given you a lot of descriptors to help describe the tumor. The idea is that if we know this information we can select therapies that are more likely to work. For example, whether a patient has a k-ras mutation helps predict whether a tumor may be resistant to a certain drug. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What can cause thyroid symptoms normal testing T4 free 1.26 and TSH .316! cold (iron) normal, hair breakage, period changes, weight loss 20lbs in 5m?
Ampullary cancer, spread to liver right after whipple. Chemo for 7 months and continuing. Lost 50 lbs. Prognosis? Can I skip a treatment to vacation?
Serious condition: Bad news. This a serious condition. The best person to ask this question will be your treating oncologist. ...Read more
Moderately diff. sq. cell tongue carcinoma surgically removed + Left level I-IV Lymph nodes also(tumor free in path. report)Radiotherapy Needed stil?
Multidisciplinary : Make sure tour case is being discussed at a multidisciplinary meeting that includes the surgeon, along with medical and radiation oncologists, and radiologists. This is something usually referred to as a tumor board, and is present at many hospitals. Also look on the American Cancer Society website for more information about stage related treatment options. Hope this helps! ...Read more
What does it mean the edges are fading on a tumor? 3b nsclc. 26 rounds of rad, 6 chemo. Going to more aggressive abraxane/carboplatin starting 3/3.
Tumor Border notes: First, God bless you and your family for your fight. Keep up your spirits if you can. Tumor border (and size) on CT can help us guess tumor activity but after XRT, fibrosis is hard to separate from viable cells. MRI and esp. PET may be better. These days with "biologic" treatments like Avastin, (bevacizumab) even these modalities may not be prognostic. An HT oncologist may give different insights. ...Read more
Small xtra growth of bone in right femur. CBC histo reflects NE 42.2, LY 49.1, MO 2.7, EO 5.2 & BA 0.8. Why low NE,MO & high LY,EO&BA?Alk phos normal.
This means nothing: White blood cell percentages fluctuate wildly from day to day and even hour to hour. This means nothing and I often wish labs wouldn't even report these. Only if the absolute counts go very far from the reference range are they worth paying attention to. THe only real question is whether to proceed with the workup of the bone lesion. Good luck. ...Read more
TSH high (15) free T4 high (4.2) but free T3 low (2.1). 41 yrs old, has partial thyroid removal at 14. Hashimoto. Been on 300 mg of generic synthroid for 20 years. What does this mean?
Thyroid or pituitary: Not clear since both TSH and free T-4 are high. No data on T-4 Hashimoto can effect the thyroid tests either over acive and underactive and synthroid can effect them and raise them. Was thyroid removed because there was a tumor or was it overactive or underactive. A visit to an endocrinologist is in your future ...Read more
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