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What is hepatoblastoma?

What is hepatoblastoma?

Liver cancer: A solid tumor/cancer of the liver that occurrs in young children usually ages 4-5 years or younger. Treated with surgery and/or chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Hepatoblastoma (Definition)

Hepatoblastoma is malignant tumor of liver that ...Read more


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What is a hepatoblastoma?

What is a hepatoblastoma?

See below:: Hepatoblastoma is the most common liver cancer in children, although it is relatively uncommon compared with other solid tumors in the pediatric age group. Surgical techniques and adjuvant chemotherapy have markedly improved the prognosis of children with hepatoblastoma. Complete surgical resection of the tumor at diagnosis, followed by adjuvant chemotherapy, is associated with 100% survival rates. ...Read more

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What is an hepatoblastoma?

Rare liver tumor: Hepatoblastoma is a rare malignant liver tumor seen primarily in children. It is the most common liver cancer in children. It is graded based on how much of the liver is involved and by microscopic appearance. Current therapy includes chemotherapy and surgery for most patients. A small number of hepatablastomas may be able to be surgically removed. The majority require both. ...Read more

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I've got hepatoblastoma. Now what?

I've got hepatoblastoma. Now what?

You probably don't: Have the diagnosis checked. Almost all hepatoblastomas are in children - most less than 3 years old. So if you are asking this question (and it is not being randomly generated by a computer) you probably don't have hepatoblastoma. Any more information? ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hepatoblastoma?

What are the symptoms of hepatoblastoma?

Abdominal pain: Hepatoblastomas can grow to large size before diagnosis. One may feel a RUQ mass or just note abdominal distension. Frequently child has poor appetite and/or weight loss. Occasionally patient may experience jaundice or itchy skin. ...Read more

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I need info on hepatoblastoma disease please?

I need info on hepatoblastoma disease please?

See link: This may be a little bit too much information, but see the national cancer institute's page for patients on liver cancer in children (hepatoblastoma is one of those discussed)

http://www. Cancer. Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/childliver/patient/page1/allpages. ...Read more

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Treatment for hepatoblastoma?

Treatment for hepatoblastoma?

Surgery: Hepatoblastoma is the most common liver cancer in children. Treatment requires a biopsy to make a diagnosis. Oftentimes the tumor is resectable, if not then chemotherapy and subsequent second look surgery if tumor responds. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hepatoblastoma?

Surgery, chemoRx: For cure, surgical resection is essential. This can occasionally can be performed up front, but frequently requires initial chemotherapy to shrink tumor. Unresectable tumors are potential candidates for removal of the entire liver with transplant ion. ...Read more

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Where can I find charities for hepatoblastoma?

Where can I find charities for hepatoblastoma?

See links...: There are a number of charities that are specific to pediatric cancer. Two of the largest are the st. Baldrick's foundation (http://www. Stbaldricks. Org) and alex's lemonade stand (http://www. Alexslemonade. Org), both of which would be great places to start. ...Read more

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How many estimated survivors of hepatoblastoma?

More info needed: There are different types of hepatoblastoma and different causes, from genetic, to maternal alcoholism, to use of hormones by Mom to the Beckwih Wiedemann syndrome which can be associated with enlarged abdominal organs and blood glucose issues. Please consult your physician for more specific information, based on your specific history and histology (type of tumor). Best wishes. ...Read more

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What does getting hepatoblastoma mean in the long run?

Fight for survival: Hepatoblastoma-most common cancerous liver tumor affecting children from infancy to about 5 years of age. As with any cancer, prognosis and long-term survival vary greatly from child to child. Prompt medical attention, aggressive therapy are important for the best prognosis. Continuous follow-up care is very important because side effects of radiation/chemo may occur, as well as second malignancies. ...Read more

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Medicine for memory?

Medicine for memory?

Meds for memory: There really is no medication specifically for memory. There are medications that can help improve concentration. Some holistic stores sell natural supplements that promote themselves as good for memory. ...Read more

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What is category x drug?

What is category x drug?

Do not use if pregna: Category x drugs are contraindicated for use in pregnancy due to studies demonstrating evidence of serious fetal abnormalities in animals, humans, or both such that fetal risks clearly outweigh maternal benefit. Check out http://www. Empr. Com/drugs-contraindicated-in-pregnancy/article/125914/ for more info, including partial list. ...Read more

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What is topical medicine?

Outside: It's a medication or substance that goes on that outside such as creams, ointments or drops. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine?

What is the best medicine?

Laughter, of course: Sorry for the glib answer. Since there are thousands of medicines for thousands of conditions, could you be more specific in your question. Overall, I think antibiotics are one of the most amazing inventions in the history of mankind. ...Read more

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What is medicine for acidity?

What is medicine for acidity?

Mylanta: Try otc mylanta or tums (calcium carbonate). Beside medications eat on time. Avoid spicy food. Medications like asprin and Ibuprofen should be avoided. If symptoms persists see your doctor. ...Read more

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What drugs are safe and unsafe?

What drugs are safe and unsafe?

Many of them: This is not an easy answer since there are many drugs categorized as unsafe. The american porphyria foundation has good resources on drug safety: http://www. Porphyriafoundation. Com/testing-and-treatment/drug-safety-in-acute-porphyria. Just because a drug may be listed as unsafe doesn't mean it's unsafe for everyone. However, it's important to use caution with any drug that is potentially unsafe. ...Read more

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What is best medicine for dadar?

What is best medicine for dadar?

Dadar??: Could you possibly mean dandruff? I'm sorry I don't know what dadar is. .. please resubmit for clarification, at least to me:) ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for pe?

What is the best medicine for pe?

Blood thinner: For PE (pulmonary embolism), there are many options including aspirin, Coumadin, (warfarin) Xarelto, Pradaxa, Lovenox, Arixtra, unfractionated heparin. Which is better depends on your specific case and cannot be stated at this point. ...Read more

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Do all medicines come from plants?

No: But many medicines do come from plants. ...Read more

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Is there any organic medicine yet?

Yes: But you have to be really careful. Because there is not enough study. Medicine is a science based on the evidence. ...Read more

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Is oxyplatin a good drug for mcrc?

Is oxyplatin a good drug for mcrc?

Yes: It is one of the chemo agents used in conjunction with Xeloda (capecitabine) (oral 5FU) or in the chemo combination with Folinic acid, 5 FU and the oxaliplatin as FOLFOX. The platinum targets DNA but in tumors the localization site is on tumor membrane where DNA localizes possibly in the form of mutated mitochondrial DNA ...Read more

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What kind of medicine shouls I use?

For what?: What symptoms are you having? We can't offer any guidance without more details. So ask again, with specifics. ...Read more

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Polarax tablet is medicine for what?

Polarax tablet is medicine for what?

Polarax: This medication is an antihistamine which is used for itching and hives ...Read more

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What is medicine urclar 500 mg for?

What is medicine urclar 500 mg for?

Infection treatment: Urclar is a trade name for clarithromycin. It belongs to the class of macrolides and is used in the treatment of systemic infections. ...Read more

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