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Superspecialisation available: MCH in surgical oncology m.Ch.In oncology dm in medical oncology difference?
Huh!: I don't understand your question. Surgical oncologists have completed a 5 year residency in surgery and a two year fellowship in surgical oncology. We are surgeons with special interest and experience in treating cancer. Most do not give chemotherapy. Medical oncologists typically start with internal medicine and then subspecialise. They give chemotherapy and other drugs but do not do surgery. ...Read more
Mch 32.2, auto leuts 53.3, auto lymphs 39.2. history of cancer in family. Gist, lymphoma, pt is feeling confusion and fatigue. Being sent to hemotologist?
Good idea: Considering the high leukocyte count that appears to be mostly the consequence of a significantly increased lymphocyte count, it is a good idea for the patient to consult a hematologist in order to address the possibility of hematologic malignancy, especially chronic lymphocytic leukemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oncology: Where within the National Institute of Health's organization does an oncologist send suspected cancer slides as a second opinion?
Your doctor can guid: NIH is a huge institution. Unless you are your doctor know someone there who is a bonafide speciallist, you may not get the answer that you are seeking. NIH is not known for slide reviewes in the first place. There are other centers of excellence in different cancers, which you doctor can guide you or his office to do. What is your diagnosis? If you tell me tha,t i can guide you and help you find ...Read more
Theoretically yes...: In practice, few if any physicians can endure 11 years of training and resident pay. Additionally, most program directors would frown upon the switch in direction as a sign of personality imbalance and/or unpredictability and would be reluctant to hire you after the first fellowship without a very good reason. Given that both subspecialties are now quite competitive, i advise against trying this. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Review of tonsillar lymphoma in pediatric patients from the pediatric oncology group: what can be learned about some indications for microscopic examination?
Data says don't: There have been a number of studies (2005 pog study and more recently in 2011 and 2012) to suggest that always doing microscopic examination on routine tonsillectomies is not cost effective. If someone has a index of suspicion (clinical or asymmetric enlargement), then it is warranted. It has been estimated that not doing this automatically could save ~$35 million per year. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After obgyns finish residency do they have to choose a subspecialty (maternal fetal medicine, gynecology oncology)?
Is johns hopkins the only university or major medical center doing research on, or with a special interest in, autoimmune hypophysitis?
Colorado: The best western lung specialists are at the jewish respiratory center in denver colorado. ...Read more
Why would Arup,MD association of Utah,u of u neuromuscular center,a neurologist all believe from a biopsy report in November 2014 no muscular dsyt.
Contact ARUP: ARUP is a reputable lab and is used by many hospitals as a reference Lab. The pathologists there are quite responsive and it may help to talk to a pathologist at ARUP. Muscle biopsy is the gold standard for diagnosing muscular dystrophy. If you have reason to doubt the diagnosis, do discuss it with the pathologist. ...Read more
A physician says he attended state university of new york - downstate medical school. However, no google returns for such school. There's a state university of new york-downstate medical center. Same?
Are there any oncologists in georgia with a strong interest in paraneoplastic syndromes affecting the nervous system?
ASCO directory: You can look at the american society of clinical oncology's directory and look for somebody at your region. Majority but not all oncologist would be listed there. ...Read more
What are the differences between medical microbiologists, infectious disease specialists, immunologists, and rheumatologists?
The medical team: The great thing about Medicine, is there are many interesting areas to focus on. Just like a team sport with a quarter back, running backs, receivers etc - within Medicine there are interesting roles that you can explore if you find particular interest in a certain area. I know docs who only work on HIV for example. I'm an ID doc and I think I have the best job in the world! Follow your interests. ...Read more
Which hospitals in US are among the best at treating thymus cancers? Prefer academic hospitals or major cancer centers. Thanks for your referral!
Believe it or not: Believe it or not University hospital of Missouri is actually first for thymus cancers including thymoma at least it was the case within the last 5 years. The important thing is connecting with a doctor you trust. Most oncologists can treat all kinds of cancers, even the rare ones, as long as they keep up with the literature and clinical trials. ...Read more
Im a college student and I want to know about the roles of the members of the multidisciplinary team involved in treating renal failure in a patient?
Hope this helps ...: The nephrologist is the physician specialist who heads the team, and who may be assisted by a physicians assistant or nurse practitioner. The nurses implement the care and care systems, and dialysis. You have the dietitian, care plan/social services needs assessment specialists, and support staff who schedule appointments and manage the records. All are important. ...Read more
What's the signifigance of finding 53% of peripheral blood cd4+ / cd30+ dual positive cells in a cutaneous lymphoma panel? Is this a sign of ALCL?
Could be call MD Onc: The most common Cutaneous T cell lymphoma is mycosis fungoides, which are CD4+ but lacks CD30 early on. Once progressed, the CD4 may acquire CD30, and hence transform to a mimic of anaplastic large CD30 + lymphoma.That said, so is coexpression of 53% in blood is unusual for cutaneous CD30 lymphomas, which are CD4+CD30+ yet mostly confined in skin. Systemic forms may show in blood. Call HemeOnc MD ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some good concrete metrics in defining remission for waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia - in terms of bone marrow analysis and IgM level?
50%, 90%, 100%: Con?rmation of response in wm has been adopted from response criteria for multiple myeloma. See http://www.Iwmf.Com/docs/ghobrial_clincial_trials.Pdf especially see tables xi, xii. The treatment of wm is aimed at control of symptomatic disease. Risk/benefits of various therapies are highly individualized based on patient and disease characteristics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
General Practice: A general practice physician can get his/her medical license after serving a 1 year, often rotating, internship. They provide primary care to families, from preventive exams to picking up early on illness. They have to be sharp in many areas to know when to do additional diagnostic tests, etc. Also they're courageous to keep up with so much, and humble enough to refer for more specialized care. ...Read more
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