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What causes a BRAF mutation in melanoma patients? Is it UV or is it family genetics?

What causes a BRAF mutation in melanoma patients?  Is it UV or is it family genetics?

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 more

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Dr. Stuart Rhein
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Erythema Multiforme (Definition)

A condition in which a person gets an allergic skin reaction in response to ...Read more


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Is erythema multiforme a symptom of cancer?

Is erythema multiforme a symptom of cancer?

No: Erythema multiforme ranges from a few days of target skin lesions after taking a medicine to which you're allergic to a nasty rash after a chest cold to a lifelong nuisance skin-and-mucosal disease that flares at inconvenient times. If the latter, i hope you're able to find a good dermatologist with whom you can work over the years, and that you keep an eagle eye on what triggers flareups. ...Read more

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Is systemic lupus erythematosus a kind of cancer disease, and is it fatal?

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Is systemic lupus erythematosus a kind of cancer disease, and is it fatal?

Not a cancer: Sle is an autoimmune disease that can affects multiple organ including kidney, brain, joints, skin, blood, eyes etc. It is not cancer. Yes, it can be very debilitating and lethal if not treated properly. You need to see a rheumatologist and discuss in detail with your md. ...Read more

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Is the prevalence of a given genetic disease revealed by a census?

Is the prevalence of a given genetic disease revealed by a census?

Not specifically: The last time i filled out my form there was no such personal medical information collected. Most prevalence data are generated by such things as newborn screening programs and reported cases within a given population. Since the number of births within a given population is collected, researchers compare the number treated with the number born to get a prevalence. These are estimates. ...Read more

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How common is a positive ANA in scleroderma?

How common is a positive ANA in scleroderma?

Common: Ther are some special ANA patterns that are seen depending on what type of scleroderma you have. People with limited scleroderma can have an anti-centromere pattern. People with diffuse scleroderma can have an anti- nucleolar pattern and can also have certain autoantibodies such as scl-70. If you have a scleroderma overlap syndrome you may have other patterns depending on the overlap. ...Read more

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What is a pathogenic disease with the exact same characteristics/symptons of a genetic disorder?

More info: Pathogenic is a medical worse for disease causing. Genetic disorders cause disease processes that can be considered pathogenic. More information is needed for me to help you. ...Read more

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What is the USA statistical survival rate for all stages of nodular melanoma combined. I read SSM is 96% and NDis 80%. Is there anywhere to verify?

What is the USA statistical survival rate for all stages of nodular melanoma combined.  I read SSM is 96% and NDis 80%.  Is there anywhere to verify?

Melanoma: I do not know about other MDs but for me there are two key resources for both patients and physicians. One is simply called PUBMED for public medicine. See http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/PubMed/ then type in superficial spreading melanoma AND survival. Pubmed will pull all relevant medical articles for which you can skim titles and read abstracts. Other resource is www.endnote.com with a 30d trial. ...Read more

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My pathology report for eosinophilic shows 0 percent of sarcomatoid no mention of necrosis, nosmallvessel invasion is this a favorable prognosis.?

My pathology report for eosinophilic shows 0 percent of sarcomatoid no mention of necrosis, nosmallvessel invasion is this a favorable prognosis.?

Not sure: I'm not exactly quite sure what to make of your question. If you could tell us exactly what the diagnosis line reads on your pathology report I could give you a better answer. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Is systemic lupus erythematosus a kind of cancer?

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Is systemic lupus erythematosus a kind of cancer?

No : It is an autoimmune disorder that can affect multiple organs. It is not cancer. ...Read more

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What is the expected life expectancy following a CABG for a triple vessel disease with no other co mordities. Condition heredity, age 55?

What is the expected life expectancy following a CABG for a triple vessel disease with no other co mordities.
Condition heredity, age 55?

Can live a full life: If surgery goes well, good LIMA and vein grafts, LVEF preserved (as u say no other comorbities) you should have a very full life. With all the progress in CV medicine, one can live with cad, chronic condition, be on the correct meds postop and live long! Meds needed too:Asa, ace inhibitor, statin, and beta blocker. I have patients living full lives 25 yrs post CABG. Need a technically good surgeon ...Read more

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Which type of melanoma cares the worst prognosis ? Is it nodular o a melanotic melanoma ?

Which type of melanoma cares the worst prognosis ? Is it nodular o a melanotic melanoma ?

Nodular melanoma: Three of the four types of melanoma remain superficial in the epidermis and grow RADIALLY (laterally), often for several years, before entering the VERTICAL GROWTH PHASE where they grow downward and invade the dermis with the potential to metastasize. The fourth type of melanoma is nodular melanoma which STARTS in the vertical growth phase and can metastasize from the outset. ...Read more

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Is a "follicular lesion of unknown origin" of the thyroid considered supsicious for cancer?

Is a "follicular lesion of unknown origin" of the thyroid considered supsicious for cancer?

Yes: Maybe the actually diagnosis is "follicular lesions of undetermined significance", which is a very common diagnosis using the new bethesda system. If i had one of these in my neck, i'd be really eager to have it out, but there are variables and your physicain will talk with you about this. ...Read more

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What type of disorder is geographic tongue? Autoimmune? Inflammatory? Is it psoarisis? Is it a hypersensitive immune response?

What type of disorder is geographic tongue? Autoimmune? Inflammatory? Is it psoarisis? Is it a hypersensitive immune response?

Geographic tongue: Also knows as benign migratory glossitis, is as the name suggests a moving lesion. There is some correlation that suggests hat it is often commonly seen in patients with autoimmune conditions though i don't believe that is is directly related. It is a kind of psoriasis of the tongue. There is a lot of information available on the internet about it if you would like to know more. Hope this help. ...Read more

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What is Fever a risk factor for?

What is Fever a risk factor for?

Fever is Risk.: The risk of eventually developing the more deadly form of Q fever is increased in people who have: Heart valve disease. Blood vessel abnormalities. Weakened immune systems. A type of kidney disease known as chronic renal insufficiency. ...Read more

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A relative had an MRI....extensive lymphadenopathy was found several areas. Is it likely cancer? Is this related to her long term history of smoking

A relative had an MRI....extensive lymphadenopathy was found several areas.  Is it likely cancer?  Is this related to her long term history of smoking

Very possible: Unable to comment except generally Depends where it was found. If chest there is a high likelihood of cancer. in abdomen same. Can not rule out some type of blood disorder or infectious process. ...Read more

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Skin Redness (Definition)

Skin redness is a common symptom of inflammation or ...Read more


Red Skin (Definition)

= erythema of the outermost layer of ...Read more