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How can I get the newest information on treatment options?

How can I get the newest information on treatment options?

From your doctor: Your oncologist and your whole medical team should be able to provide you with the most up to date information on your disease. Trying to find this yourself on the internet is fraught with problems. However, many sites are good starting points and offer valuable information that can be used during your treatment. They include the leukemia and lymphoma society which has links to other sites. ...Read more

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Has anyone on here treated adults w/ sacrococcygeal teratoma? I'm wondering if I should get a second opinion to see if I have other treatment options.

Has anyone on here treated adults w/ sacrococcygeal teratoma? I'm wondering if I should get a second opinion to see if I have other treatment options.

Rare tumor/Second op: Yes you should seek a second opinion at a major cancer center as no one has seen such tumors except on rare occasions. So a second opinion can be very useful. ...Read more

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My dad has prostrate enlargement. He is under medication. Now he wants to get it removed. What ate the best treatment options?

My dad has prostrate enlargement. He is under medication. Now he wants to get it removed. What ate the best treatment options?

Prostate Surgery: I no of no reason to have a prostate removed unless it is cancerous and cannot be treated any other way. This question should be directed specifically to your father's urologist. ...Read more

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CRPS- mild on spectrum (but painful!)- told 6-12 mths to get on top of it. Treatment options? Is it ever cured?

CRPS- mild on spectrum (but painful!)- told 6-12 mths to get on top of it. Treatment options? Is it ever cured?

Here's a start: Read: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/reflex_sympathetic_dystrophy/detail_reflex_sympathetic_dystrophy.htm#3282_6 Best wishes!

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What treatment options are there for tietze syndrome? I'm currently on meloxican, zonegran & a muscle relaxer. I can't get the inflammation down.

What treatment options are there for tietze syndrome? I'm currently on meloxican, zonegran & a muscle relaxer. I can't get the inflammation down.

Time: Costochondritis and tietze syndrome often improve w/ nsaids and avoidance of activities which aggravate the chest pain.If Mobic (meloxicam) is not helping your physician may want to try a different antiinflammatory.Orthopedists are sometimes asked to see pts. W/ rib pain.My experience is that this inflammatory pain almost always improves w/ time... Best of luck! ...Read more

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Received a diagnosis and treatment options for stage 2 non-aggressive, not metastasized lung cancer. What is the best way to get a second opinion?

Received a diagnosis and treatment options for stage 2 non-aggressive, not metastasized lung cancer. What is the best way to get a second opinion?

Thoracic surgeon: Find and visit a local thoracic surgeon. Maybe you can find one who would review your films and pathology reports by phone. ...Read more

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Bunionette on left foot- painful to walk, wear shoes. Treatment options? Is surgery only way to get rid of it for good?

Mostly shoes..: Relief from the pain caused by a bunionette is based on the severeness of the bunionette deformity. Milder deformities can usually be successfully treated with a shoe style change or by wearing an accomodative type pad attached to the skin. As the severity increases, the need for surgical correction becomes a more suitable answer. Consult with a Healthtap specialist for a more directed answer. ...Read more