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I had stage iii-b colon cancer and the tumor was removed surgically. I went to 2 oncologists who suggested different chemos: folfox vs. Capeox. I know that folfox is the standard. Does this mean it's better?

I had stage iii-b colon cancer and the tumor was removed surgically. I went to 2 oncologists who suggested different chemos: folfox vs. Capeox. I know that folfox is the standard. Does this mean it's better?

Equivalent choices: Capox is really an equivalent regimen to folfox. The difference is that the folfox regimen uses a drug (5- fluorouracil) that is given intravenously via a pump, wile the other regimen utilizes Capecitabine which is an oral version of the same drug which is activated preferentially in the tumor cells. There is a slight difference in the schedule, but these are really considered interchangeable. ...Read more

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I would like to know how deadly is "wilms tumor?

I would like to know how deadly is "wilms tumor?

Depends: The prognosis for wilms tumor really depends on the stage of disease and how it looks under the microscope. Generally patients with localized disease and favorable histology wilms tumor do very well while the prognosis for metastatic wilms tumor is not as good. ...Read more

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For a 30 year female patient diagnosed with stage iii-b colon cancer, what are the expected specific rather than general side effects of folfox?

Depends on person: Folfox is a combination of chemo drugs, including oxaliplatin and Fluorouracil (5fu), and leucovorin and varies a bit by how and when they are given. The side effect profile includes suppression of bone marrow function, neuropathy (numbness or tingling), GI symptoms, fatigue, hair loss, mouth sores, , rash, and others. Individuals will experience varying degrees and types of side effects. ...Read more

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I have aggressive strand of HPV and very weak immune system. As a result, I have had 2 leep and still have cin-iii. Is there anything else i can do?

I have aggressive strand of HPV and very weak immune system. As a result, I have had 2 leep and still have cin-iii. Is there anything else i can do?

Severe dysplasia: Cin 3 is a serious condition. Please speak to your md. If you would like a second opinion, a gynecologic-oncologist (gyn-onc) is a great resource. Voice your concerns to your provider. You deserve answers. ...Read more

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What is the average life expectancy of someone with Stage III or IV spinal cancer?

What is the average life expectancy of someone with Stage III or IV spinal cancer?

More info needed.: Most likely it's not "spinal cancer", which would be a cancer that started in the spine, but a cancer from somewhere else that has spread (metastasized) TO the spine. If so, it's still the cancer of where it started (bone or breast or prostate, etc.). Also, stage III vs. stage IV have different enough treatment and prognosis that they should be considered separately; worth learning this detail). ...Read more

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I have gd III MCL tear lt knee and fracture lateral tibial condyle since 2 weeks. Can i move my leg or should I wear the knee immob 24 hours. ?

I have gd III MCL tear lt knee and fracture lateral tibial condyle since 2 weeks. Can i move my leg or should I wear the knee immob 24 hours. ?

Follow directions: This injury can be unstable and proper immobilization will potentially avoid otherwise unnecessary surgery. My opinion is that your orthopedic surgeon will eventually put you into a hinged brace to allow for range of motion without side to side movement. Expect the first six weeks to be more strict guidelines and after six weeks guidelines will be lifted as healing dictates. ...Read more

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What happens if i think the worse scenario very often and i feel this is deteriorating my life. How do I stop it and interact more with life?

What happens if i think the worse scenario very often and i feel this is deteriorating my life.  How do I stop it and interact more with life?

Anxiety Disorder: Anticipation of worst happening (even if it is exceedingly unlikely) is a symptom of anxiety disorder. This is a distortion of the normal fight or flight response every human is endowed with. Your brain seems to be wired for flight for any environmental stimulus, no matter how trivial. If this is so, see doctor for exam & to formulate a therapeutic plan to include counseling & medication as needed. ...Read more

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How many chemotherapy cycles before we can tell whether it is working or not? (fec protocol, stage III breast cancer)

How many chemotherapy cycles before we can tell whether it is working or not? (fec protocol, stage III breast cancer)

Pre or post?: If you get it before surgery to shrink the tumor, you can usually see a change after 2 or 3, sometimes even with just one. If you are getting it after the surgery (adjuvant) to keep it from coming back, then there is no way you can tell short term if it did the job. Only time will tell if the tumor relapses or not. Good luck either way and best regards. ...Read more

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How do class III elastics work?

How do class III elastics work?

Class III stockings: Compression is the way they work, stopping the pooling of blood in the legs. Class 3 is 30 - 40 mm Hg. ...Read more

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Can III box elastics fix an overbite?

Can III box elastics fix an overbite?

Nope: Box elastics are usually used to close an open bite. Sounds like you need to see a qualified orthodontic specialist for a full evaluation and discussion of effective treatment options. ...Read more

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Do boys have their grow spurt in Tanner III or IV?

Do boys have their grow spurt in Tanner III or IV?

In males: "spurt" is seen throughout puberty, as growth accelerates as puberty progresses, but is most rapid in state IV. ...Read more

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What is a complex III deficiency?

What is a complex III deficiency?

C3 deficiency: Inherited deficiencies of complement components predispose patients to bacterial infections and autoimmune disorders. C3 deficiency results in severe, recurrent infections with encapsulated bacteria that begin shortly after birth. Patients with c3 deficiency are especially prone to infections with pneumococcus and h. Influenza. ...Read more