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High Dose Radiation
5 weeks: Hi. Five weeks is the minimum, but I usually recommend 6-8 weeks just for good equilibration in the body. Good luck! ...Read more
IT VARIES: Xeloda (capecitabine) is usually dosed at 825 - 1250 mg/m2 twice daily x 14 days depending on regimen used. It can be given alone, with radiation or with other chemotherapy drugs. To calculate dose we use Body Surface Area (BSA) x mg to get actual dose. I assume you are saying 3300 mg total daily dose. For example: 1800 mg in am + 1500 mg in pm - sounds right. Talk to your Oncologist too. ...Read more
Depends: on your treatment goals. Typically doses can go higher (200 mg +) if treating depression. But there is a wide dosage range that is therapeutic, in my experience, since every person is different. If you feel better on 100 mg. and have no side effects, that's the best dose for you. Don't worry about a "standard" dose. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
normal Total T4, T3 (liothyronine) Uptake, FTI, Ultrasensitive TSH
LOW Total T3 (liothyronine) (63.55 ng/dl)
Synthroid dose needs to increase?
It's OK: Hi. Your TSH is "normal", but I'd shoot for a value on therapy generally around the 1.0-1.5 range. The total T4, T3 (liothyronine) resin uptake, and FTI are prehistoric tests no one in the thyroid field has used for years. Your body regulates conversion of T4 to T3 (liothyronine), so your T3 (liothyronine) should be just what the body ordered. Your T3 (liothyronine) is close to the normal range; if you repeat it it's likely to be within normal range. ...Read more
If higher radiation exposure=increased cancer risk, why do states with higher radiation (Colorado, etc.) have lower cancer rates?
View too simplistic: There is not a linear relationship of all-comer state-by-state cancer incidence to environmental radiation exposure alone. Many factors account for why some states have higher rates of specific cancers than others. Demographics, access to primary and specialty care, economics, are just a few of the factors involved. ...Read more
Will sustanon at such a low dose of 125mg weekly increase cholesterol levels I know it dose not raise blood pressure at that dose?
Titrating the dose?: I know you're searching for a safe dose to take. Understand this: taking sustanon is not recommended. If you're determined to use it anyway, rather than speculate, just have your lipids measured on the drug! ...Read more
Is 0.5 mg/2ml budesonide nebulized twice per day considered high, medium or low dose inhaled steroid?
Mgt: The dose for an adult is standard, but can be increased. It depends on the severity of your symptoms. ...Read more
Whats Cancer risk from Radiation exposure 2004 4.4 mci tl201cardiac stress test, 2010 CT abdomen pelvis, 2013 low dose chest CT? Accumulated mSv risk?
Immeasurably low: The risk from that radiation is immeasurably low. ...Read more
EP study: The radiation exposure depends on the MAs used by the flouroscopy and the time of exposure. The exposure will vary by length of time the flouro is on and this isn't uniform for each study. Ask your EP doc for his likely exposure estimate. ...Read more
I-131 ablation therapy aftr thyroidectomy for ca nodules. Dose 113 units suggested. Simgle dose. Is it safe?
Thyroid cancer: The usual treatment of thyroid cancer is surgery followed by i-131. About 100 mci is typical dose, and is relatively safe, although they will educate you on precautions. There are many issues, and you should see a specialist (usually endocrinologist). What kind of thyroid ca? How big? Lymph nodes involved? After i-131, you need a follow up scan, ultrasound, thyroglobulin. ...Read more
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