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Need help finding doctors knowledgeable and experienced with blau syndrome/early onset sarcoidosis, not sarcoidosis. Much needed, thank you.

Need help finding doctors knowledgeable and experienced with blau syndrome/early onset sarcoidosis, not sarcoidosis. Much needed, thank you.

See details: Two of the most influential centers for this rare genetic disorder are the national institutes of health and the cleveland clinic. Speak with people at these two sites for guidance. ...Read more

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Carcinoid (Definition)

Carcinoid refers to neuroendocrine tumors originating in gastrointestinal (GI) tract, lungs and appendix. They are usually indolent developing over many years. Aggressive, fast-growing forms such SCLC known as Oat Cell Ca of lung represents neuroendocrine carcinoma that exhibits rapid growth and early spread to distant sites. They are sensitive ...Read more


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How much metastasis does there need to be to cause carcinoid syndrome from midgut carcinoid tumors?

How much metastasis does there need to be to cause carcinoid syndrome from midgut carcinoid tumors?

How is the liver?: Typically patients do not develop carcinoid syndrome without having tumor metastases in the liver. So tell us about the results of your X-rays and scans of the chest, abdomen and your liver imaging studies. Then we can help you further. ...Read more

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Can nephroblastoma start out with favorable histology, but for some reason, turn anaplastic? Any help appreciated!

Can nephroblastoma start out with favorable histology, but for some reason, turn anaplastic? Any help appreciated!

Histo can change: Survival with nephroblastoma will change with duration and nodal status. Children with Wilms tumor (nephroblastoma) who have a particular risk of failure at relapse or at primary diagnosis where at least 15% presented with regional nodal metastasis should be treated with high-dose chemotherapy (HDC) and autologous peripheral blood stem cell rescue if needed. Nearly ½ will remain NED at 5 yrs. ...Read more

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How can I get help for a rare gist (gastrointestinal stromal tumor) case?

How can I get help for a rare gist (gastrointestinal stromal tumor) case?

Oncologist: This is an uncommon tumor, but because of advances in understanding its biology, most ocologists, medical and surgical are very interested in these tumors. The drug Gleevec (imatinib) has improved outcomes for these tumors. When there is an interesting tumor and exciting treatment options, more physicians are available. ...Read more

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Can adrenal myelolipomas cause rage? Need expert opinions!

Can adrenal myelolipomas cause rage? Need expert opinions!

No: Adrenal myelolipomas are benign and for the most part asymptomatic. They produce no hormones and are composed of fat and blood components. On rare occasions they can get large When producing symptoms, it is usually because they have become large, and are pressing on other organs or tissues nearby. They can then produce pressure symptoms or localized pain ...Read more

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Which postoperative treatments do you recommend for people with colon cancer?

Which postoperative treatments do you recommend for people with colon cancer?

Stage dependent: Postoperative therapy is stage dependent. For stage 1 cancer usually just follow-up is enough; for high-risk stage 2 cases chemotherapy or clinical trials are considered; for all stage 3 and 4 cases chemotherapy is recommended; radiation is usually not required unless tumor was attached to other structures or couldn't be entirely removed for example. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with brain tumor?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with brain tumor?

Let help: This year, an estimated 22, 910 adults (12, 630 men and 10, 280 women) in the United States will be diagnosed with primary malignant tumors of the brain and spinal cord. It is estimated that 13, 700 adults (7, 720 men and 5, 980 women) will die from this disease this year. ...Read more

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Would anti-histamine help with histiocytoma?

Would anti-histamine help with histiocytoma?

Not likely: Histiocytes are cells that are part of the immune system active in engulfing bacteria and other foreign material. Since they really don't release histamine, antihistamines are not likely to help. If the tumor was a mastocytoma, antihistamines would be a great choice. ...Read more

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How can a stent help with pancreatic cancer?

How can a stent help with pancreatic cancer?

Decrease symptoms: Placing a stent into a pancreatic or common bile duct for a patient with pancreatic cancer that is obstructing that duct may improve the symptoms of obstruction. Usually done for palliation in non resectable tumor or in preparation for surgery after acute obstruction. ...Read more

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Does the adrenal gland need to be removed with kidney cancer surgery?

Does the adrenal gland need to be removed with kidney cancer surgery?

No: The adrenal gland is a small but very important organ that sits on top of each kidney. During kidney cancer surgery, it has been traditionally removed as part of the surgery to remove the kidney cancer. However, there is a lot of recent data to show that it does not need to be removed with the kidney as long as certain criteria are met such as size of the kidney tumor, location of tumor, etc. ...Read more

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Need expert help. Can someone develop lupus after a brain tumor?

Need expert help. Can someone develop lupus after a brain tumor?

No: Lupus can involve the brain but there is no correlation between brain tumors and lupus. ...Read more

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Can lung cancer be diagnosed with scans and blood work alone or is a biopsy necessary?

Can lung cancer be diagnosed with scans and blood work alone or is a biopsy necessary?

Get a biopsy: Several conditions of the lung may have overlapping features presenting as a discrete lesion on imaging. If biopsy is possible, it is the best way to confirm or rule out a cancer. ...Read more

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Help please! is an MRI with contrast necessary to diagnose brain lesions or tumors?

Help please! is an MRI with contrast necessary to diagnose brain lesions or tumors?

Highly: Recommended to give contrast when evaluating for brain tumors, demyelinating disease, and other diseases too numerous to describe here. ...Read more

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Help to diagnose gut issues and cancer?

Help to diagnose gut issues and cancer?

By professional help: If you need ' help to diagnose gut issues and cancer' seek professional help, start with your own family doctor first, who will help you or refer you to a specialist for tests and treatment. Still if you are not happy go for second opinion, your doctor will not mind and actually will encourage you to do. ...Read more

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Can a pheochromocytoma or paraganglioma produce important psychiatric symptoms or not?

Can a pheochromocytoma or paraganglioma produce important psychiatric symptoms or not?

Pheochromocytoma: Pheochromocytoma is a tumor of adrenal gland. It can cause psychiatric symptoms, such as anxiety feeling of extreme fright i also has medical symptoms. Please see an endocriniologist for your condition. ...Read more

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Help, what symptom to look for if diagnosed with endometrial cancer?

Help, what symptom to look for if diagnosed with endometrial cancer?

Bleeding: 50% patients have abnormal bleeding or spotting, some patients present with pelvic pain. If you suspect it then you need to see your gynecologist for a full exam. ...Read more