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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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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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

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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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 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 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 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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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 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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What to do if i was just diagnosed with barretts esophagus! please help?

Monitor: Several million folks have barrett's. The large majority never get cancer from it. You can comply with antacid treatment, raise the head of your bed on cinder blocks if this helps reflux, and work on fitness / losing the last of any extra body fat. Especially, getting biopsied as appropriate based on your initial results will serve as a guide to whether you need more aggressive treatment. ...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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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 to do if i was just diagnosed with diabetes and now my doctor wants me to see an ophthalmologist?

What to do if i was just diagnosed with diabetes and now my doctor wants me to see an ophthalmologist?

Diabetes: Diabetes is a leading cause of irreversable blindness due to retinal disease. Patients with type 2 diabetes may have had high blood sugars for years before diagnosis and may have already developed retinal disease prior to diagnosos. Generally diabetics should be seen by an ophthalmologist at least annually. ...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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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 to do if i was diagnosed with endometrial endometrioid adenocarcinoma. How serious is my condition?

What to do if i was diagnosed with endometrial endometrioid adenocarcinoma. How serious is my condition?

Cancer is a serious : Most cancers are serious but it depends on the stage of cancer. Early cancers(stage 1 or 2) are highly curable. But there is treatment for all stages of endometrial cancer . Ask you doctor and find the answers from him/her. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with nafld and would like to know what my dr can do about this?

I have been diagnosed with nafld and would like to know  what my dr can do about this?

Doc can't, you can!: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is now the #1 cause of liver disease in america today and obesity is the main cause of it. When a person gets extra fat, it is deposited everywhere in body including liver, hence the name fatty liver. Wt loss is the only effective treatment for it! thus, your doc can't lose wt for you--only you can do that. So if obesity is your cause, you can treat it. Good luck. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my wife was diagnosed with midline maxilary cancer?

What do you suggest if my wife was diagnosed with midline maxilary cancer?

Surgical resection: The maxillary sinuses are on both sides of the nasal cavity. A tumor in the maxilla can be approached if small, thru elevation of the upper lip, a Weber Fergusson approach or a maxillectomy approach where the lip is split an the incision carried along the side of the nose. and to expose the wall of the maxilla which is then opened for tumor resection. RT and chemo may be needed.post op ...Read more

Esophagus (Definition)

This is the muscular structure built like a tube that connects your throat to the stomach though which food ...Read more


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Esophageal Cyst (Definition)

Esophageal cyst = a sac like structure in the upper gastrointestinal tract, between the ...Read more