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Who needs adjuvant therapy?

Who needs adjuvant therapy?

Stage III cases: Adjuvant chemotherapy is a term used post surgery to attempt to minimize the potential for recurrent or metastatic disease. Neoadjuvant therapy is applied presurgery in an attempt to help reduce the size of a lesion to increase operability. ...Read more

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Is cognitive therapy the same as rational-emotive therapy?

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RET as Cognitive Tx: Rational Emotive therapy is one of the firs forms of Cognitive therapy, introduced in 1953. ...Read more

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Is electroconvulsive therapy (ect) effective?

Is electroconvulsive therapy (ect) effective?

Electroconvulsive : When a person with major depressive disorder does not have an improvement in mood, despite trying conventional antidepressants under a psychiatrist's supervision, electroconvulsant shock therapy may be beneficial. Before trying it, asked your doctor to explain all of the postential short and long term effects. ...Read more

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Is adjuvant therapy(chemo) effective for non-hodgkin's lymphoma cases?

Is adjuvant therapy(chemo) effective for non-hodgkin's lymphoma cases?

Yes: Chemotherapy is the primary treatment for non hodgkins lymphoma. It's effectiveness depend on several favors like stage, type of lymphoma, and the international prognostic index. ...Read more

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Prognosis and therapy pfapa?

Prognosis and therapy pfapa?

Rheumatogist: Pfpapa is an illness which presents with periodic fever, mouth lesions, and abdominal pain.You should be under the care of a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What can cognitive behavioral therapy involve?

What can cognitive behavioral therapy involve?

Depends on issues: As might be in any psychotherapy, a lot depends on your concerns along with what you are like. One thing you can expect is a period of time describing yourself, a bit of your history and your present circumstances. Then, there'll be a strategy time with some tasks for you to try and report the effects. Then, tweaking to improve. Cycles of trial and error to find understanding and solutions. Best! ...Read more

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Is dialectical behavior therapy helpful?

Is dialectical behavior therapy helpful?

Yes: Dialectical behavior therapy (dbt), is a type of psychotherapy aimed primarily at borderline personality disorder (bpd). Dbt is a cognitive behavioral therapy, meaning it is a therapy that focuses on the role of cognition (e.g., thoughts and beliefs) and behaviors (e.g., actions) in affecting mood and general functioning. It has been effective in treating bpd and other problems. ...Read more

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Is photodynamic therapy effective?

Is photodynamic therapy effective?

Photodynamic therapy: Photodynamic therapy (pdt) involves activation of a photosensitizer by visible light in the presence of oxygen to produce reactive oxygen radicals which selectively destroys the target tissue. It is an effective therapy to treat certain conditions. However it is not full proof. However practically no therapy is full proof . It's usefulness depends on what you want to use it for example ablation. ...Read more

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What is targeted therapy? Which forms of cancers can targeted therapies treat?

What is targeted therapy? Which forms of cancers can targeted therapies treat?

New field of Oncolog: This is new area of Cancer treatment which is about 15 years into wider use. It is quite useful for several cancers like Melanoma, Lung Cancer, breast and Colon cancer and for blood Cancers like CML. These drugs are commonly used in combination with chemotherapy and add an extra punch into our medical therapies for advanced cancers. ...Read more

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How effective is cognitive behavioral therapy for treating Asperger syndrome?

How effective is cognitive behavioral therapy for treating Asperger syndrome?

Can be effective: The combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and social pragmatics training can together be effective in providing strategies that can improve the life of those with Asperger's disorder. Social pragmatics groups offer the opportunity to practice what is being taught. ...Read more

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Is photodynamic therapy an effective treatment for lung cancer?

Is photodynamic therapy an effective treatment for lung cancer?

Photodynamic therapy may play a limited role in lung cancer treatment — generally complementing, rather than replacing, other forms of treatment: Photodynamic therapy may be an option for treating superficial non-small cell lung cancers that haven't spread beyond the lungs and those that are located in areas easily reached with the tools used during the treatment. Photodynamic therapy begins with the injection of a light-sensitive medication into a vein. One to three days later, the doctor shines light of a certain wavelength onto the tumor from inside the body — typically using a thin, lighted tube called a bronchoscope, which is passed through the mouth into the lungs. The light destroys the cells that have absorbed the light-sensitive medication. After photodynamic therapy, your whole body is sensitive to light. Generally you need to avoid any exposure to bright light, including the sun, for up to eight weeks after treatment. Photodynamic therapy isn't effective for cancer that has spread beyond the lung or tumors that can't be reached by the bronchoscope. ...Read more

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How effective is avastin (bevacizumab) as targeted therapy for the metastatic colorectal cancer?

How effective is avastin (bevacizumab) as targeted therapy for the metastatic colorectal cancer?

See below: It is not a curall for colon cancer but is effective therapy to a large extent it depends onthe size and wehre it is. Almost certianly it requires more than this drug to get a cure if acure is possible. ...Read more

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Is cell therapy different from gene therapy?

Is cell therapy different from gene therapy?

Yes: Cell therapy generally involves stem or pluripotent cells that have the potential, under the right triggers, to grow into many different types of cells. These cells are then transplanted to an area of disease. Gene therapy generally involves replacing small dysfunctional segments of dna. Dna is present in almost every cell in our body and is the instruction manual that tells the cell what to do. ...Read more

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How effective is neoadjuvant therapy for treating colon cancer?

How effective is neoadjuvant therapy for treating colon cancer?

Partially: Chemotherapy in all of its forms is only partially helpful in improving the survival of colon cancer. When there is an effective neoadjuvant response the remaining lesion can be successfully resected. complete surgical extirpation is the needed result. As immunochemo becomes more effective then the combination with surgery will even produce better results. ...Read more

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How effective is radiation therapy for treating lymphoma?

How effective is radiation therapy for treating lymphoma?

Can be very effectiv: Radiation therapy is commonly used and is highly effective for treatment of lymphomas but only for early stages(Mostly stage-1 and some cases of stage-2). For more advanced cases chemotherapy plays a more important role. You need to tell us what type of lymphoma it is and what is the stage of disease before we can give you a more reliable answer. ...Read more

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Is photodynamic therapy effective in treating basal cell cancer?

Is photodynamic therapy effective in treating basal cell cancer?

Not proven: It has been used and studied but it is not fda approved for that indication nor is it considered first-line therapy. It can be considered in patients who cannot have surgery or radiation. Mohs surgery is the gold standard for treatment of skin cancer and has the highest cure rate (99%). ...Read more

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What conditions does Dialectical Behavioral Therapy treat?

What conditions does Dialectical Behavioral Therapy treat?

DBT: Why do you ask? DBT can be helpful for depression, anxiety, and sometimes for certain personality traits or obsessive compulsive disorder. It can be an adjunct to medications or in some cases an alternative. I would be happy to discuss options of therapy vs meds related to your specific situation by email, audio or visual consult on my concierge practice ...Read more

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Is electroconvulsive therapy effective?

Is electroconvulsive therapy effective?

In severe cases: Electroshock therapy is considered as a last ditch treatment for severe depression. It is still available in special centers, but is highly regulated. When done properly, it can have remarkable benefit. If done poorly, is a major problem. Refer to one flew over the cuckoo's nest! ...Read more

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How effective is radiation therapy for treating glioblastoma?

GBM and Radiation: GBM, or glioblastoma, is the highest grade brain tumor. It tends to grow rapidly. Unfortunately it is one of the CA we have trouble controlling. Even with high doses of radiation and chemotherapy the results are poor. On a good day we buy the pt time, on a bad day the tumor progresses while the pt is receiving treatment. ...Read more

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Is bowen therapy effective for fibromyalgia?

Is bowen therapy effective for fibromyalgia?

Possibly: Seems like everybody is looking for the "magic bullet" to treat fibromyalgia; if this "bowen" therapy works for you then so be it...But to date there have been no studies that I am aware of to demonstrate this. ...Read more

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