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How is kidney cancer different for a diabetic?

How is kidney cancer different for a diabetic?

Kidney function: Patients with diabetes are at greater risk for losing renal function and possibly needing dialysis. So, a diabetic patient with a kidney cancer may need to have more consideration for a partial nephrectomy for a kidney cancer. This is wheer only the tumor and a surrounding rim of normal tissue are removed frm the kidyney. Your urologist would determine the best and safets approach. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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What is good "cure" for kidney problems for a type 1 diabetic for 39 years?

What is  good "cure" for kidney problems for a type 1 diabetic for 39 years?

No real cure: Although there is nothing great at reversing damage, you need to focus on preventing further damage. Good control of sugars and blood pressure is essential. Medications such as ace inhibitors or arbs are also useful. Drink plenty of water, avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, and keep a close eye on your labs. ...Read more

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What is the best diabetes medicine for a kidney transplant patient?

What is the best diabetes medicine for a kidney transplant patient?

Diabetic ESRD: If your kidney failure was the result of diabetic nephropathy, i suspect that you're well-past oral medication and are likely Insulin dependent at this time. Particularly when on anti-rejection medication which increases Insulin resistance, treatment with Insulin is more important. ...Read more

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Is it common for a two year kidney transplant patient to experience a skin disorder. Diabetic 1878-present kidney transplant 11-09

Is it common for a two year kidney transplant patient to experience a skin disorder. Diabetic 1878-present
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The : The answer is yes. Transplant patients are subject to many dermatologic conditions. Because you are an organ transplant recipient and most likely on immune suppressing medications, your body is not able to protect you from certain diseases as it once was. This includes, but certainly is not limited to conditions such as shingles and skin cancers. As a transplant patient, you should plan to see your dermatologist on a regular basis now and in the future. It is important that you have your skin checked for skin cancers often, as kidney transplant patients are especially more prone to the development of certain types of skin cancer. ...Read more

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Is it common for a two year kidney transplant patient to experience a skin disorder. Diabetic 1878-present kidney transplant 11-09

Is it common for a two year kidney transplant patient to experience a skin disorder. Diabetic 1878-present
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Dermatology is key: All transplant patients should have regular skin examinations by a knowledgeable provider because of the risk of skin cancer that is caused by the use of immunosuppression. In addition, skin infections and other unusual problems may occur. Skin also becomes fragile over the years because of diabetes, aging and immunosuppression. Probably makes sense to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the recommended diet for a person with solitary kidney (one kidney)?

What is the recommended diet for a person with solitary kidney (one kidney)?

See below: People with solitary kidney have normal kidney function. If the kidney function is normal, a usual healthy balanced diet will be fine. ...Read more

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What is a good diet for bladder cancer patients?

What is a good diet for bladder cancer patients?

What they like: With little in the way of exceptions, there's no magic in food for particular diseases. A sensible diet, especially avoiding the very greasy, very sugary and very salts items, to the person's tastes is the best choice. If eating is a problem, a real dietician should be consulted. ...Read more

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What is a good diuretic for chronic kidney disease?

What is a good diuretic for chronic kidney disease?

Cant tell: This is decided after a complete clinical exam and depends what kind of kidney problem is involved/. ...Read more

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For what reasons won't a doctor attempt a liver transplant in a stage IV pancreatic cancer patient?

For what reasons won't a doctor attempt a liver transplant in a stage IV pancreatic cancer patient?

Problematic: Generally if pancreas cancer has traveled to the liver, then there is too much disease to expect benefit of a liver transplant. If the original cancer in the pancreas is still present, then the liver transplant will not help. Medications to lower the immune system to allow for an organ transplant will also cause cancer in other sites (such as in the pancreas) to rapidly grow further. ...Read more

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What is the average life expectancy for a type 1 diabetic (has had diabetes for 35 + yrs) with end stage renal disease, and is on dialysis?

What is the average life expectancy for a type 1 diabetic (has had diabetes for 35 + yrs) with end stage renal disease, and is on dialysis?

Depends: Any answer that includes a definite number would be questionable from my point of view; as it would probably not consider the subpopulations' future attitude and compliance, not to mention current overall health status/genetic of this "cohort". Meaning, life expectancy at this point may vary wildly for many reasons. It would be more useful to just optimize treatment in a multidisciplinary fashion. ...Read more

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What is a good medicine for cancer in pancreas?

What is a good medicine for cancer in pancreas?

There are several: You should be asking this to your oncologist. The best chemo drugs include Gemcitabine, Paclitaxel and Oxaliplatin, often use din combination. ...Read more

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At what stage liver transplant is not a possibility for a liver cancer patient?

At what stage liver transplant is not a possibility for a liver cancer patient?

Stage 3 or higher: The generally accepted criteria for transplanting a liver for cancer is using the Milan criteria, i.e. Stage 1 or 2. This is for the most common type of liver cancer called hepatocellular carcinoma or HCC. In some situations, stage 3 HCC can be transplanted if other characteristics are favorable. The risk of transplanting a Stage 3 or 4 HCC is recurrence of HCC after liver transplant ...Read more

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Which types of complications should I be looking for in pregnancy for a type 1 diabetic?

Which types of complications should I be looking for in pregnancy for a type 1 diabetic?

Several: Dm in pregnancy increases risk of diabetic retinopathy which is eye disease caused by high sugar. Also if the blood sugar is uncontrolled women are at risk for having large babies>9-10lbs, low blood sugar in the baby after birth and multiple defects. These risk can be decreased however with tight control of the blood sugar. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for a diabetic smoker who drinks?

What is the life expectancy for a diabetic smoker who drinks?

Not good: Diabetes alone is a major cardiovascular risk factor, equivalent to having had a previous heart attack. Smoking and excess alcohol intake are independant risk factors for heart and lung disease. When you add them all together, the risk is multiplied. One can never predict when someone will die, but clearly, the more risk factors, the more likely something bad will happen. ...Read more

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Is it possible for another type of tumor to grow while i'm having chemo and radiation for oligoastrocytoma?

Is it possible for another type of tumor to grow while i'm having chemo and radiation for oligoastrocytoma?

Yes but unlikely: It is very unlikely you would develop another type of tumor, but possible. If there is a new tumor in the same area, it's more likely the same type of tumor (oligoastrocytoma). Sometimes radiation and chemo causes changes on MRI that look like tumor growth but are not. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a young child, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes for 6 years, to go without insulin and control the diabetes only by diet?

Is it safe for a young child, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes for 6 years, to go without insulin and control the diabetes only by diet?

Don't miss insulin!: For any patient diagnosed with type i diabetes it is dangerous to miss Insulin doses. Patients who don't make Insulin anymore will develop a condition called, diabetic ketoacidosis (dka), if they don't take their Insulin regardless of diet. This is a life-threatening emergency where the body makes ketones as an alternate source of emergency fuel, which causes a dangerous acid build up in the body. ...Read more

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What is the good diet for a human being who has kidney stones ?

What is the good diet for a human being who has kidney stones ?

KIDNEY STONES: For ca/ox stones look up a low oxalate high citrate diet but most importantly your urine output should be between 2 and 2.5 liters/day to prevent stones from growing or forming. There are some unusual stones that require a more specific diet for prevention. ...Read more

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This is only a general question. If an elderly pt has "kidney failure" & sepsis does the kidney failure generally make much of a difference to survivablity?

This is only a general question. If an elderly pt has "kidney failure" & sepsis does the kidney failure generally make much of a difference to survivablity?

Kidney failure: Kidney failure complicates treatment of other serious illnesses. The extra metabolic demands created during serious illness can also make recovery more difficult in the face of organ failure. Experienced physicians should be able to manage this to some degree for the best possible outcome. ...Read more

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What is a good diet for people with bad kidney disease?

What is a good diet for people with bad kidney disease?

DASH diet: (google dash diet for hypertension). The specific dietary restrictions depend on how severe your kidney disease and what your labs look like. Generally, we recommend: low sodium (salt), low potassium (depends on blood potassium level) and low phosphorus diet. Some experts recommend a low protein diet but this is controversial. ...Read more

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What would be a highly effective kind of pump for a type 1 diabetic?

What would be a highly effective kind of pump for a type 1 diabetic?

There is no 1, ideal: Pump all satisfy requirements by fda each have different 'bells/ whistles' pick you that you find fits your needs best. ...Read more

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Hypernephroma (Definition)

Hypernephroma has become an outdated term for cancerous change of filtrating tubules of kidneys and has bee replaced by renal cell carcinoma; literally, it denotes "overgrowth of kidney cells". Its risk factors are tobacco smoking, long-term OTC pain killer use, etc. In few cases, genetic factor is blamed. More? Contact www.healthtap.com/dr-Lin ...Read more


Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more