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My sister was diagnosed with bladder cancer. What do I need to know?

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My sister was diagnosed with bladder cancer. What do I need to know?

Invasion of muscle: Assuming this is urothelial carcinoma, the most important issue is whether or not there is muscle invasion. One-third of all newly diagnosed cases of bladder cancer present with muscle invasion, which indicates more aggressive disease and requires either cystectomy or combination therapy with surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Also, the grade of the cancer would be useful information. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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My sister was diagnosed with esophageal cyst. What do I need to know?

My sister was diagnosed with esophageal cyst. What do I need to know?

Resect: 75% of oesophageal cysts will become symptomatic, therefore , resection is advised as soon as diagnosed. See your board certified thoracic surgeon. ...Read more

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My sister was diagnosed with charcot-marie-tooth. What do I need to know?

My sister was diagnosed with charcot-marie-tooth. What do I need to know?

It is neuropathy: This disorder is congenital affecting the nerves , sensory, muscles causing weakness and deformities in the lower extremities. Mental is normal except the physical disabilities. ...Read more

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My sister was diagnosed with hydrocephalus. What do I need to know?

My sister was diagnosed with hydrocephalus. What do I need to know?

Her age? Shunting: Some hc is due to tumors blocking the flow of csf. There the tumor must be removed. In the elderly one may have "non-obstructive hc" the cause of which is unclear. Most cases are treated by placing a shunt from ventricle in brain to the abdomen. ...Read more

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My sister was diagnosed with conjunctivitis. What do I need to know?

My sister was diagnosed with conjunctivitis. What do I need to know?

Not much: She probably has a viral conjunctivitis. This is infectious and is transmitted by contact, usually after she might touch her eyes, then perhaps open a door leaving the virus on the handle that you might innocently open 15 minutes later. Then it can spread if you in fact touch your eyes. She should use cautionj in her environment and you the same. ...Read more

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My son was just diagnosed with fibrous dysplasia. What do I need to know about this disease.?

My son was just diagnosed with fibrous dysplasia. What do I need to know about this disease.?

Fibrous dysplasia: is a genetic disorder characterized by abnormal bone development and increased risk of fractures. Fortunately, only one bone is involved in most cases and symptoms usually present in childhood. In rare cases it is associated with hormonal imbalances. Complications are specific for which particular bone(s) are affected. An orthopedist should be part of your healthcare team. ...Read more

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My sister was diagnosed with broken heart syndrome. What do I need to know?

My sister was diagnosed with broken heart syndrome. What do I need to know?

Good outcome: This represents a transient condition with typically great outcome and full recovery. She may need some more aggressive medical support in the first few days, but usually the "broken heart" goes away in days to weeks. ...Read more

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What can I do if my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. Should i think about getting genetic testing?

What can I do if my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. Should i think about getting genetic testing?

It depends: Most breast cancers are not genetically passed down to daughters but some are. You need to learn more about genetic breast cancer. Unless your mother has other blood relatives with breast or ovarian cancer, you do not need genetic testing unless your mother had breast cancer before the age of 50 years. However you should take precautions for early detection and get clinical breast examination regu. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my mum got diagnosed with ovarian cancer for the second time, what can I do to support her?

What do you suggest if my mum got diagnosed with ovarian cancer for the second time, what can I do to support her?

Proper support: When a primary ovarian cancer is treated a hysterectomy is usually performed, both ovaries come out , pelvic nodes are dissected and the omental fat pad taken. With a recurrent lesion, debulking to less than 1 cm. if possible followed by chemotherapy. Many patients can be cured by this approach ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my grandma was just diagnosed with myeloma?

What do you suggest if my grandma was just diagnosed with myeloma?

Medical Oncologist: She would need to see a medical oncologist or hematologist-oncologist, a doctor who specializes in the treatment of blood cancers. ...Read more

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What to do if my grandfather got diagnosed with cancer and i feel so bad!?

What to do if my grandfather got diagnosed with cancer and i feel so bad!?

Talk about it: Let your grandfather and family know your feelings. This will likely help you and probably your grandfather too through this difficult time. Most communities also have groups where family members and caregivers for patients with cancer can meet and support one another. ...Read more

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My child recently was diagnosed with arthritis. What do I need to do?

My child recently was diagnosed with arthritis. What do I need to do?

Rheumatologist: It would be best to be followed by a pediatric rheumatologist who can help provide a treatment plan that will help improve everyday life as well as follow the progress of the disease and treat appropriately. ...Read more

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What can I do if I was diagnosed with esophageal cancer?

What can I do if I was diagnosed with esophageal cancer?

Determine stage: Stage i through iii is potentially curable via surgery +/- chemoradiotherapy. Sees board certified thoracic surgeon or medical oncologist. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my grandfather got diagnosed with cancer and I feel so bad!?

What do you suggest if my grandfather got diagnosed with cancer and I feel so bad!?

Be With Him Now: My Father was diagnosed with caner about a year ago. At first, I only wanted to be sad, but I realized I didn't want him to be remembered like that, or for me to remember him like that, so I focused on his treatment options, his life, our relationship, our family and being 'in the now' with him during that time. Cancer has different stages and different treatment options; stay positive! ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my son was just diagnosed with fibrous dysplasia. can anyone help me understand this disease.?

What do you suggest if my son was just diagnosed with fibrous dysplasia. can anyone help me understand this disease.?

Bone problem: Fibrous dysplasia is an abnormal bone growth where normal bone is replaced with fibrous bone tissue. Fibrous dysplasia causes abnormal growth or swelling of bone. Fibrous dysplasia can occur in any part of the skeleton but the bones of the skull, thigh, shin, ribs, upper arm and pelvis are most commonly affected. Fibrous dysplasia is very rare, no known cure. Fibrous dysplasia is not cancer ...Read more

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Greetings! doctor how will i know that I am already infected with HPV since my wife was diagnosed with dysplasia/c3? What tests should I undergo?

Infected: The probability is that you were infected, but men do not form warts as easily as women and malignancies of the penis are rare. You need not undergo testing. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my father was diagnosed with prostate cancer, will he be okay?

What do you suggest if my father was diagnosed with prostate cancer, will he be okay?

Depends on risk: Prostate cancer is divided into 3 risk categories: high, intermediate, low. This is based on PSA, Gleason grade, and T stage (how prostate feels on exam). If low risk, the options range from observation alone to treatment with surgery or radiation. Typically intermediate and high risk patients will receive treatment. Find out the details of the diagnosis from your father's physicians. ...Read more

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My mom was just diagnosed with stomach cancer. Can anyone tell me what to expect?

My mom was just diagnosed with stomach cancer. Can anyone tell me what to expect?

Need more info..: There are different types of stomach malignancies & different stages of cancers. Some are lymphomas or tumors related to h. Pylori that are treated with medications. Some stomach cancers need surgery. The size & stage of the cancer affects treatment options, as does overall health or other medical problems of the patient. Small early cancers can be expected to have better results. ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Please help me figure out what to do?

I was just diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Please help me figure out what to do?

Thyroid cancer: First find out what"kind" it is -- papillary is less aggressive than medullary. Then seek out an excellent neck surgeon for total thyroidectomy. If they discover spread into lymph nodes you may have to have radiation after thyroid is removed. Seek out a major center with multiple specialists including surgeon, radiation oncologist, endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my dad was just diagnosed with multiple myeloma?

What do you suggest if my dad was just diagnosed with multiple myeloma?

Treatment helps: The majority of people with myeloma have a significant benefit from treatment. He should see an oncologist, of course. Learn more about it here: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/myeloma/Patient ...Read more

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


Dr. Terence Chapman
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Bladder Cancer (Definition)

Cancer of the bladder, the ...Read more