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How do you prevent thymoma from reoccurrence?

How do you prevent thymoma from reoccurrence?

Thymoma recurrence: The best way to prevent recurrence is surgical resection with negative margins in the first place. If surgical margins are positive or "close" consideration to add radiation therapy is strongly recommended. ...Read more

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How do you prevent polyps from forming?

Need more info: Polyps where? Please expand your question, and give more medical work up done or your history. Need more info to help you out. Thanks! ...Read more

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How do you get cervical cancer? What can you do to prevent it from happening again?

How do you get cervical cancer? What can you do to prevent it from happening again?

HPV and PAP test: Most cervical cancers are due to a virus called hpv. A woman younger than 26 should get vaccine for hpv to prevent cervical cancer. For others regular pap smear examinations are the best preventive strategy. Other issues are delaying the onset of sexual activity, limiting the number of partners and not using tobacco. ...Read more

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How do you prevent yourself from getting any kind of cancer?

How do you prevent yourself from getting any kind of cancer?

You can't: Genetic mutations accumulate in all of us as we get older, and thankfully the majority of us escape full-blown cancers until something else gets us. Anyone offering a scheme to guarantee you will not get cancer is scamming you. Minimize your risk by avoiding tobacco & excess sunlight & booze, getting premalignant breast / colon lesions excised, rx helicobacter. Your physician can help. ...Read more

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What causes fat lymphomas, how do you get rid of them without surgery and how to prevent getting more?

What causes fat lymphomas, how do you get rid of them without surgery and how to prevent getting more?

Lipomas?: If you are talking about lipomas, the benign fatty tumors that some people get, then we are not sure what causes them. There is no way to get rid of them without surgery and unfortunately they often come back when they are removed. We also do not know of a way to prevent you from getting more of them. ...Read more

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How can you prevent breast cancer from happening?

How can you prevent breast cancer from happening?

You can't: The biggest risk is being female and getting older. Other risk factors include having babies after 30, not having any babies at all, menopause at a later age, or hormone replacement therapy. Less than10% of people who develop breast cancer have an inherited gene, called the brca gene. Get your mammograms yearly to detect it early when cure is highest. Exercise, and stay at your ideal weight. ...Read more

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How do you prevent brain infection?

How do you prevent brain infection?

Healthy living: Bacterial encephalitis is uncommon these days thanks to healthy living and nutrition, getting bad teeth fixed right away, and getting treated promptly for sinusitis or ear infections. Bronchitis, pneumonia, endocarditis etc can spread in the blood stream and need to be treated aggressively to avoid seeding. Viral (herpes, hiv) or fungal brain infections are special situations - ask your doctor. ...Read more

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How do you cure and prevent sebaceous cysts?

How do you cure and prevent sebaceous cysts?

Surgery: There is no good way to prevent a sebaceous cyst. Good hygiene may help, but they may occur anyway. The only treatment is surgical removal. ...Read more

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I have a out break. Of boils what can I do to prevent them. From reocuuring another?Iiagnosed. With MS what is some good advice to prevent spells

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I have a out break. Of boils what can I do to prevent them. From reocuuring another?Iiagnosed. With MS what is some good advice to prevent spells

Check immunity: If you have recurrent bacterial infections ("boils") you should see an immunologist to test your immunity. Some medications for ms may lower your immunity making you susceptible to certain infections. Quantitative immunoglobin levels may need to be checked for recurrent bacterial infections. ...Read more

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How do you prevent stomach cancer?

How do you prevent stomach cancer?

Here's how to: Minimize your risk of getting stomach cancer: get tested for h. Pylori, and get treated if positive. Stop smoking. Avoid smoked foods, salted fish and meat, pickled vegetables, nitrates and nitrites (found in cured meats). Nitrates and nitrites can be converted by certain bacteria, such as h. Pylori, into compounds that can cause stomach cancer in animals. Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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How can you prevent lymphoma?

How can you prevent lymphoma?

You can't: There are no known preventative measures other than staying away from high doses of radiation and known carcinogens. ...Read more

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How do you prevent skin cancer?

How do you prevent skin cancer?

Protection from Sun: Best way to prevent skin cancer is to protect the skin from the sun with sunscreens and clothing. ...Read more

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How do you prevent getting Croup disease?

How do you prevent getting Croup disease?

Viral infection: Croup is a viral infection caused by parainfluenza virus and is transmitted airborne in a similar fashion to the common cold. So good hand washing and avoidance of a sick contact can aid in prevention, ...Read more

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How do you prevent esophageal cancer?

How do you prevent esophageal cancer?

Depends on type: Squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus for the most part is casued by smoking, consuming alcohol, nitrosamines, such as pickled foods and smoked meats. Avoid or limit the above risk factors, especially smoking and excessive alcohol. Adenocarcinoma is casued by acid reflux. Diet modication and antiacids help reflux. If you have barrett's metaplasia, then you should be in an endoscopy program. ...Read more

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How do you prevent spreading a colds?

How do you prevent  spreading  a colds?

Stay Away: The best answer is to avoid close contact were droplets from our breathing comes in contact with the other person. Also good handwashing helps. But avoidance is best. ...Read more

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How can I prevent from getting another chalazion?

How can I prevent from getting another chalazion?

Probably cannot: Obstruction to the small glands along the eyelid can occur without know cause. Some suggest use of warm, damp compresses may help in encouraging the secretion to effectively drain, thereby avoiding plugging and infection (like a pimple). ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could prevent klatskin's tumor from re-appearing ?

Can you tell me how I could prevent klatskin's tumor from re-appearing ?

Radical resection: Klatskin tumors are bile duct neoplasms that are found in the liver at the confluence of the major rt. and left hepatic ducts. Wide resection with interposition of jejunumis employed followed by chemotherapy used for pancreatic and bile duct cancers. ...Read more

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What to do if I have astraphobia(fear from lightning), how to prevent and cure it?

What to do if I have astraphobia(fear from lightning), how to prevent and cure it?

CBT: In contrast to other forms of psychotherapy, cognitive therapy is usually more focused on the present, more time-limited, and more problem-solving oriented. In addition, patients learn specific skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. These skills involve identifying distorted thinking, modifying beliefs, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors. ...Read more

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How do I prevent snoring from happening?

How do I prevent snoring from happening?

Depends how severe: You should consult with your md as snoring may be a sign of sleep apnea. Dental devices can be very effective to control both non-apneic snoring and sleep apnea. Losing weight, avoiding alcohol or sedating medications, and getting a good nights sleep regularly all can help as well. ...Read more

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How do you prevent thymoma from reoccurrence?

Thymoma recurrence: The best way to prevent recurrence is surgical resection with negative margins in the first place. If surgical margins are positive or "close" consideration to add radiation therapy is strongly recommended. ...Read more

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What is an atypical thymoma?

What is an atypical thymoma?

Tumor: Thymoma is a type of cancer that begins in the thymus. Thymoma is generally a slow-growing tumor. The following links may provide more information: http://goo.Gl/mqtn1 and this one: http://goo.Gl/oetwz and this one: http://goo.Gl/yjnh5. ...Read more

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What are the tests for thymoma?

What are the tests for thymoma?

Lab, imaging and bio: Ct imaging can help the environment, both location and size. Blood tests are used to help clarify its presence, and look for associations with myasthenia gravis. Testing that can done and include test to see for associations to myasthenia gravis, that include antibodies to acetylcholine receptor, blood counts, chemical panels looking at liver and kidney, immune evaluation of the cells inside. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of thymoma?

What are the symptoms of thymoma?

May be none: Up to half of people can have no symptoms. It can be found by accident when a chest film or ct scan is performed and a mass is found.Since it is the middle of the chest and if it grows large it can cause compression symptoms such as trouble swallowing or chest pain. It is looked for with certain diseases: myathenia gravis and can be associated with connective tissue and autoimmune diseases. ...Read more

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Is thymoma cancerous?

Is thymoma cancerous?

Sometimes: There are both malignant and nonmalignant formsmof thymoma. ...Read more

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What are alternative remedies for thymoma?

What are alternative remedies for thymoma?

Adjuncts only: Surgery is your mainstay of therapy when the thymoma is operable. Radiation and perhaps chemotherapy as appropriate. Complementary and comfort measures may be very helpful. "Alternative" practitioners nowadays tend to be the ones who talk darkly about conspiracies to hide easy cures. These are all phony. Don't reward these folks with your money, no matter how desperate you may be. ...Read more

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I have thymoma what is the down side to the operation.

I have thymoma what is the down side to the operation.

Slight risk: Anesthesia operation, bleeding, infection are infrequent but possibles. Get the surgeon to thoroughly review risks, benefits and options - it is part of the process and important. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for thymoma?

What is the treatment for thymoma?

Depends clinical set: This depends on the clinical setting. Sometimes you may need surgical excision, especially if concerned about malignancy. Biopsies can be done. But surgery is the usual approach. Depending on the spread even chemotherapy is indicated. It is associated with myasthenia gravis at times. At times removal can cure the myasthenia gravis. ...Read more

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What can cause thymoma?

What can cause thymoma?

Unknown cause: Like many other Cancers, the cause of Thymoma is unknown. It is simply an accident of nature and sheer bad luck! ...Read more

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How fast does a thymoma grow?

How fast does a thymoma grow?

See below: Generally a slow growing tumor and are locally invasive. Most low grade tumors are benign and often cured with surgery alone. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose a thymoma?

Imaging +/- biopsy: Chest ct scan is the main modality. Additional tests can be used and occasionally a needle biopsy may be needed. Frequently the diagnosis is confirmed only after resection. ...Read more

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What part of the body does a thymoma affect?

What part of the body does a thymoma affect?

Anterior mediastinum: Thymoma is a tumor that starts in the thymus. The thymus sits in font of the heart behind the sternum or breast bone. This area is called the anterior mediastinum. Thymoma can spread to other parts if the body like the lungs. But this is rare and they are usually contained within the thymus in the anterior mediastinum. ...Read more

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What is recovery like after having a thymoma removed?

What is recovery like after having a thymoma removed?

Depends: If you have thymoma removed by "traditional" technique, median sternotomy (split breast bone), recovery can be several months. Modern techniques will allow you to go home day after surgery and recovery within few weeks or less. I encourage patients to seek out a well trained, modern, minimally invasive thoracic surgeon. ...Read more

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I have just recently learned that I have a thymoma and my former husband had one 8 years ago? Seem strange? I thought that this was rare? Does it seem strange that we both would have one.

I have just recently learned that I have a thymoma and my former husband had one 8 years ago?  Seem strange? I thought that this was rare? Does it seem strange that we both would have one.

Unusual: As dr. Stegman notes, it is an unusual coincidence. I concur, if not done already, you should consult with a skilled thoracic surgeon to assess best surgical approach. The majority of thymomas can be removed/resected using minimally invasive techniques such as vats or robotic. ...Read more

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Can thymoma spread via the lymph nodes?

Can thymoma spread via the lymph nodes?

Very unlikely: Thymomas rarely spread via lymph nodes. Most often they spread by direct extention into other organs or by "drop" metastasis into the pleural or pericardial cavities. ...Read more

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