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Is Blue Wave Therapy Cancer Causing
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
For the stage 1 vocal cord cancer (affecting cartilages), which treatment is better -- radiation therapy or photodynamic therapy?
Is photodynamic blue light therapy treatment for diffuse Actinic Keratosis good & what is Cosmetic results&Are patients generally happy w end result
Evidence of mild wall thickening in descending colon, maximum thickness is 5.8 mm. What does it mean & is it a cause to worry? Is it related to cancer
Doubtful finding: It depends on why you had your Colon checked? So tell us your complete medical history and also what type of test was done which showed the colon wall thickening?. Any imaging study that shows slight/mild changes is of doubtful significance. So we have to rely more on your symptoms. Unless you have belly pain or problems with your bowel movements, you can ignore this finding. ...Read more
Depends: I am assuming you are asking about yourself or someone who also lives in the US, if you are in another country all bets are off (and I would not know). In the US it depends on your insurance - talk to them and they will tell you what YOUR expenses will be. If you are uninsured your doctor (or the business manager) can draft an estimate ...Read more
Possibly: It sounds like you had a test called a serum electrophoresis. This looks at the proteins in the serum and when they speak about the "gamma band", this refers to to one of the immunoglobulin protein components.This region has an increased band in tumors that secrete excess immunoglobulin.This is seen with multiple myeloma, one of the cancers of the blood cells. These cells normally make antibodies. ...Read more
With inoperable non-small cell lung cancer, if there's a targetable genetic mutation (EGFR etc) can it be treated at stage 3A? Alongside chemo/radio?
Yes: EGFR mutations (exon 19 or 21) in lung cancer are more common in non-smokers, Asians, and women. Upfront use of an oral tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) results in better progression-free survival than chemotherapy when these mutations are present, although overall survival is not different. Discuss options with your oncologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usg of 13 week fetus indicates reverse wave in ductus flow. It is physiological or something else?
Increased risks!: Professor kypros nicolaides and others have shown that flow reversal in the fetal ductus venosus is a marker of increased risk for fetal cardiac defects and down/edwards syndrome independently of each other. Seek genetic counseling and maternal-fetal medical care to explore your options asap - best of luck! ...Read more
For certain cancers: Anti-angiogenic therapies are used in certain malignancies. Whether or not these agents are used in the treatment of a given cancer is based on preclinical and clinical data. Some solid tumors seem to respond, while others devise a way to to become quickly resistant. There are many drugs of this class that target different pathways, and many clinical trials are currently being performed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not usual mode: Of treatment. A focused beam of radiation may be used to kill cancer in the liver, but surgery and drugs are the usual treatment. The likelihood of cure is low with radiation. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/liver-cancer/ds00399/dsection=treatments-and-drugs. ...Read more
33yr male,small blue vein in oestophagus detected,what is the treatment for dis??is dis life threatening
Need more info: Is it detected via endoscopy? Are you having pain or vomiting blood? Avoid alcohol, caffeine, tobacco, irritating foods like spicy pepper and raw onion, etc. Get checked for liver problems. It is not life threatening unless you don't change your habits and you get more. If it is just there in an isolated case and found incidentally, monitor for black and stool, signs of bleeding. ...Read more
After neoadj Taxol, (paclitaxel)A/C,herceptin,tumor shrunk by 1/3 but pathology shows lympho vascular invasion.How is this treated? Does it mean it's in my blood?
Lymph sac: it means that on the pathology slide they saw it in the blood/ lymph vessels ...Read more
Probably both: UV radiation and family genetics probably both play a role in BRAF genetics. To lower your risk of developing melanoma, it is best to limit your exposure to UV radiation and to know your family history. If your family history increases your risk, you should see your dermatologist a few times a year for skin cancer screening. Melanoma that is caught early is highly treatable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How common is an ANA 1:640 in centromere pattern? Is it common to have vascular symptoms of raynauds, digital ischemia and stenosis in toes and exercise-induced pH w/o developing skin thickening?
Somewhat: ANA in titers of 1:160 occur in up to 10 % of the population as does raynaud's, especially in smokers. However, digital ischemia is less common and more concerning as is the ph. You should definitely see a doctor for these if you are not already doing so. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is argon plasma coagulation treatment useful for radiation proctitis and is it dangerous? Does it bring any side effects?
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