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My brother has adult chronic leukemia. What should I tell him?

My brother has adult chronic leukemia. What should I tell him?

See your doctor: Are you your brother's doctor? It is a subject he should take up with his doctor. Leukemia is a serious though often treatable illness and he should see his doctor asap. ...Read more

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
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A cancer of blood-forming tissues, hindering the body's ...Read more


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My brother has lymphoma. What should I tell him?

My brother has lymphoma. What should I tell him?

Mostly curable: There are two main types of lymphoma, hodgkins and non hodgkins. Most of them are highly curable and treatment mostly consists of chemotherapy and radiation. The exact prognosis depends on the stage, the pathology and size of lymphoma. For most cases we can be optimistic about outcome. ...Read more

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My brother has narcolepsy. What should I tell him?

My brother has narcolepsy. What should I tell him?

Chronic condition: Narcolepsy is a chronic medical condition caused by the loss of a chemical in the brain (orexin/hypocretin). The symptoms include excessive daytime sleepiness, vivid dreams, sleep paralysis, and sometimes the brief loss of muscle tone (cataplexy). A sleep study can make the diagnosis. See your doctor if concerned as there are treatments. www.wakeupnarcolepsy.org is a good source of information. ...Read more

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My brother has kidney cancer. What should I tell him?

My brother has kidney cancer. What should I tell him?

See a urolgist: You should have your brother get further evaluated by a urologist and/or an oncologist to determine the best course of treatment. Early cancers can be removed surgically. More advanced cancers can be treated with medications. Some types of kidney cancer are very slow growing and may be tracked by ct scans rather than be treated. ...Read more

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My brother has bacterial tracheitis. What should I tell him?

My brother has bacterial tracheitis. What should I tell him?

Should get better: Unless your brother has some form of immune deficiency he should get quite better with appropriate treatment. Any form of infection can produce some damages to tissues which may then increases susceptibility to other infections, but this is not necessarily going to occur. ...Read more

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My son has sickle cell disease ss how should I tell him and at what age?

My son has sickle cell disease ss how should I tell him and at what age?

Only you know best: Sickle cell (ss) disease is going to be something you and your family will be dealing with for a very long time. Only you can judge when your child is ready to understand about his disease. 2 books that might help are "sickle a cell disease: a mother's perspective" (lipscomb) and "taking my medicine" (egypt harvey). ...Read more

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Kids' favorite aunt came to visit. Told me she has cushing disease. What should I tell my children?

Kids' favorite aunt came to visit. Told me she has cushing disease. What should I tell my children?

Rarley hereditary.: Usually due to a small mass in the pituitary gland in the brain that screats high level of special hormone that increase the production of cortisol from the adrenal glands. It cause multiple problems it increase weight , blood glucose , blood pressure causes osteoporosis. It is rarely hereditary and should not worry the kids that they may get it. ...Read more

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What can I do if my son is a 16-year old boy wants to donate one of his kidneys to his friend who is suffering from esrd (end stage renal disorder)?

What can I do if my son is a 16-year old boy wants to donate one of his kidneys to his friend who is suffering from esrd (end stage renal disorder)?

Have him tested: If he tests and is a match, then you can consider it, but given his age as a minor, you would have to talk to your transplant team to see if they would allow it. ...Read more

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My brother has pinworms. What should I tell him?

My brother has pinworms. What should I tell him?

An infection: Pinworms are a parasitic infection caused by ingesting (eating) the eggs of the pinworm. If one doesn't wash his or her hands after touching a contaminated surface or item then he/she can get pinworms. The symptoms include anal itching. The treatment is to take one chewable pill and wash all bedding in hot water. It is wise to treat the entire family (at least the children). Treat again in 10 days. ...Read more

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My father has breakbone fever. What should I tell him?

My father has breakbone fever. What should I tell him?

He will be fine: If he is getting medical care. Most persons with "breakbone fever", aka dengue fever are not at risk, but just feel miserable with fever and deep aching pain. However a subset (interestingly, those who have had dengue before) can get really sick with vasccular leak and even overt bleeding. These patients need a hospital with IV fluids, blood transfusions, and medical expertise. ...Read more

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Kids' favorite aunt came to visit. Told me she has cholesteatoma. What should I tell my children?

Kids' favorite aunt came to visit. Told me she has cholesteatoma. What should I tell my children?

It is not that bad: Tell them that she has a problem with her ear that is very much like having very bad wax that has the ability to, over time, erode bone. It needs to be treated with surgery and afterwords she may have some problems hearing. ...Read more

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My brother has brain tumor. What should I tell him?

My brother has brain tumor. What should I tell him?

Brain tumor: Tell him that you are completely there for him no matter what happens. Then help him obtain as much information about brain tumors, the different types, the different treatments and outcomes, as you can. Since you are clearly good at using the internet, you should be able to get all the information you need there. This will enable him to have informed conversations with his doctors about treatment. ...Read more

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My father has been diagnosed with prediabetes.He is 47 years old.I need a doctor to explain what precautions my father should take.And what it is exac?

My father has been diagnosed with prediabetes.He is 47 years old.I need a doctor to explain what precautions my father should take.And what it is exac?

Prediabetic diet.: The diet for prediabetes includes fiber (35 grams daily for females, 50 grams for men). Smaller more frequent meals is the rule as well. Eat five or six times daily, dividing the fiber amongst the meals evenly. Low fat, low cholesterol, rich in fruits and vegetables and lean protein sources. Supplementing cinnamon and chromium could help control the bloody sugars, too. ...Read more

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Kids' favorite aunt came to visit. Told me she has frostbite. What should I tell my children?

Kids' favorite aunt came to visit. Told me she has frostbite. What should I tell my children?

The truth: Just tell the kids that their aunt froze her [fingers, toes, nose, etc]. There's not really any reason to tell them anything else. Is she missing some fingers or something? ...Read more

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What should I do when my 17 year old friend has hodgkins disease?

What should I do when my 17 year old friend has hodgkins disease?

What Not To Say...: I agree with other comments. I just wanted to add this link... What not to say to a cancer patient http://www.Chroniclesofacancerpatient.Com/what-not-to-say-to-a-cancer-patient/. ...Read more

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My 7 years old son has an eye problem, he has -0.75, how can I take care of him, what vitamins should I give him?

My 7 years old son has an eye problem, he has -0.75, how can I take care of him, what vitamins should I give  him?

Glasses: This is myopia: "nearsighted" it is a relatively common refractive problem with the eye. He simply needs glasses and your eye doctor and you should determine when he should wear them. Vitamins will have no effect. ...Read more

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Four month old with leukemia. What should I tell my neighbots?

Four month old with leukemia. What should I tell my neighbots?

You need a message: I think for most parents in this situation, explaining the entire situation to everyone is too much--emotionally wrenching, time consuming--and you have to deal with everyone else's reactions. Decide on a simple message to tell people you know who aren't in the inner circle, like: "he/she has leukemia and is doing well with treatment. Thanks for asking". ...Read more

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How do I tell my young daughter that her mother has cancer?

How do I tell my young daughter that her mother has cancer?

Simple/positive: For the young child short simple words with repitition over time will communicate the basics. Young kids face some additional needs that can be addressed over time: they did not do or say or wish anything that made mommy sick. There will always be someone making sure she has meals to eat & places to play & sleep if mommy is away trying to get better. Let her ask when ready but repeat often. ...Read more

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My father has cerebellar hemorrhage. What should I tell him?

My father has cerebellar hemorrhage. What should I tell him?

Control BP: Cerebellar hemorrhage may result in permanent deficits but often also may not. The most frequent cause is uncontrolled hypertension. If your dad is doing ok after the initial event, i would recomend he get his BP under control and maintain other cardiotonic therapies such as diet exercize statins as appropriate ...Read more

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My 13 year old son talks a lot about having kids. He says he wants them asap. What can I do as a parent to tell him to wait for children?

My 13 year old son talks a lot about having kids. He says he wants them asap. What can I do as a parent to tell him to wait for children?

Teen wants kids: I would not be too worried about what a 13 year old says about having kids. There is a lot of growing up that still has to occur ! However, if you want to teach him what is required to be a parent let him see what is required. Let him see the sacrifices necessary to be the parent of a child. He may slow down the clock when he sees his needs come second. ...Read more

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Chronic Leukemia (Definition)

is cancer of ...Read more