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New3mm sessile/transverse;no path yet;1hyperplastic18yrs ago;biological mother-colorectal ca in50s;family w/lung&other CAs;I had breast ca;test4Lynch?

New3mm sessile/transverse;no path yet;1hyperplastic18yrs ago;biological mother-colorectal ca in50s;family w/lung&other CAs;I had breast ca;test4Lynch?

Genetic testing: Although there are some genetic diseases that increase the risk of both breast and colon cancer your history and family history do not seem to indicate that spectrum. A hyperplastic polyp is completely benign and does not even change the screening protocols for colon cancer screening. I would wait for the pathology to discuss the results and determine your best screening methods. ...Read more

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What happened at komen foundation for breast cancer screening?

What happened at komen foundation for breast cancer screening?

Still there: The komen foundation still provides money to organizations to provide screening mammograms. I recommend checking iwth your local health department to programs. Komen relies on donations to keep providing this worthwhile services. ...Read more

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What is the susan g komen foundation fuss about?

What is the susan g komen foundation fuss about?

Women's rights: Komen has focused on breast cancer treatment and prevention. A higher official withheld payment to planned parenthood due to her anti-abortion stance but since pp provides women's health and breast health with 97% of its funding, this withholding was met with alarm and a national campaign that komen has yet to rise above. They did fire the official who made that decision. ...Read more

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Breast cancer research centers in san diego, ca?

Breast cancer research centers in san diego, ca?

The 2: Nationally known cancer research centers are scripps and uc san diego. I've worked at the nci and 5 nci designated centers, and I am not sure that you have to go to one of these for most cases of breast cancer care. In fact, sometimes going to your local center/doctor first, and seeking the 2nd opinion is best. You choose. ...Read more

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Has anyone heard of fap (familial adenomatous polyposis) outside the amish community?

Has anyone heard of fap (familial adenomatous polyposis) outside the amish community?

Yes sure: Fap occurs in approximately 1/10, 000 to 1/30, 000 live births, and accounts for less than 1 % of the total colon cancer risk in the United States it happens not only in amish community- but also in other population- such as in ashkenazi jewish population for instance, etc. ...Read more

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Where can I find financial resources for my son who has cancer ewing sarcoma?

Where can I find financial resources for my son who has cancer ewing sarcoma?

ACS: The american cancer society is a good place to star. There is also likely a state cancer fund, and a local cancer fund you can look to for help. Your physician should be able to get you in touch with these groups. ...Read more

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Experts, might someone recommend nexavar (sorafenib) for a stage 4 inactive neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer patient?

Experts, might someone recommend nexavar (sorafenib) for a stage 4 inactive neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer patient?

Possibly: Stage 4 indicates that you have net at a site distant from the pancreas or regional lymph node, likely the liver. Not clear what you mean by"inactive", whether you mean it is stable or not secreting any substance. In any case, sorafenib (nexavar) is being tested in metastatic net in clinical trials (http://clinicaltrials.Gov/ct2/show/nct00131911) & (http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/23475104). ...Read more

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Any recommendations 4 knowledgeable & caring rheumotalogist & endocrinologist in los angeles area within kaiser permanente network?

See details: Go online to kaiser's website or call them directly. Physician recommendations are not a function of this website. ...Read more

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Life expectancy for someone with smallcell lung cancer taking gene therapy drugs?

Life expectancy for someone with smallcell lung cancer taking gene therapy drugs?

Gene therapy : It is still considered experimental for small cell. Life expectancy depends upon the stage of sclc whether limited or extensive. In most patients it is a fatal disease. ...Read more

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Best nci national cancer institute breast cancer risk assessment tool?

Best nci national cancer institute breast cancer risk assessment tool?

Gail Risk Assessment: Gail breast cancer risk assessment tool. See: http://www.Cancer.Gov/bcrisktool/. ...Read more

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I would like more information on von hippel lindau disease?

I would like more information on von hippel lindau disease?

RENAL CYSTIC D.: It is one of the malformation syndromes with congenital renal cysts.There are angioma proliferation in the retina, brain, spinal cord and adrenal glands.Disorders include oral, facial, digital sysdrome. ...Read more

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I'm having trouble finding someone in the san antonio area that does genetic screening for frederick's ataxia? Any healthtap connections?

I'm having trouble finding someone in the san antonio area that does genetic screening for frederick's ataxia? Any healthtap connections?

Some suggestions: The largest lab for genetic testing is athena in massachusetts. Major medical schools have sections on genetic disorders, such as harvard, johns hopkins, mayo clinic, ucla. Univ of texas, san antonio, division of neurology could likely help, but the texas system in dallas and houston can likely also assist. ...Read more

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Anyone familar with solitary mastocytoma treat, ent?

Anyone familar with solitary mastocytoma treat, ent?

Yes: Mastocytoma is a solid mast cell tumor. It is rare. Solitary mastocytomas usually appear within the first 3 months of life and spontaneous involution is frequently observed. They may rarely appear in adulthood.Surgical excision offers a rapid, relatively simple and effective mode of treatment. Where is the location? ...Read more

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My dad has spine metastes frm primary prostate cancer, terminal, indefinate hormone therapy...Whats average prognosis please?

My dad has spine metastes frm primary prostate cancer, terminal, indefinate hormone therapy...Whats average prognosis please?

Depends how long: How long on hormones? If just started the cancer may respond for average of several years. If he was already on hormones for long time prognosis is worse months to a year or two using other option such as different drugs or chemotherapy. Not cureable at this point just delaying progression. Some are offering Provenge (sipuleucel-t) but it's new and not known how effective, this is a vaccine type of therapy. ...Read more

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Is there a national organization for paget's disease patients?

Is there a national organization for paget's disease patients?

Paget Foundation: The paget foundation, http://www.Paget.Org, is one organization. Related groups: http://www.Pagetitalia.Com, http://www.Paget.Org.Uk, http://www.Paget.Nl, http://www.Rarebonedisease.Org, http://www.Magicfoundation.Org, http://www.Fibrousdysplasia.Org, http://www.Nof.Org, http://www.Bones.Nih.Gov, http://www.Oif.Org, and http://www.Boneandcancerfoundation.Org. ...Read more

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