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How quickly should treatment start for diffuse large b cell lymphoma?

How quickly should treatment start for diffuse large b cell lymphoma?

Fairly quickly: This is a very fast growing disease which in most cases has already caused some damage before it is discovered. It is important to quickly stage the disease and then begin treatment. Your oncologist will know how much time can pass before you start treatment. Everyone is different in this respect and sometimes life's issues (graduations, weddings) can be worked around..And sometimes not. ...Read more

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Dr. Melanie Richards
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Insulinoma (Definition)

An insulinoma is a tumor of the pancreas that secretes insulin. The beta cells in the pancrease (pancrelipase) secrete Insulin in response to high glucose levels in the blood. Since an insulinoma is a collection of abnormal cells, an insulinoma will produce Insulin regardless of the blood glucose levels and can cause profound hypoglycemia ...Read more


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How quick should treatment start for large b cell lymphoma?

How quick should treatment start for large b cell lymphoma?

As soon as possuble: This is usually a very cellular and rapidly expanding neoplasm. Treatment can ususlly result in rapid response but the patient must be monitored closely for development of tumor lysis syndrome. ...Read more

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How is a hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketotic coma treated?

How is a hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketotic coma treated?

Coma: It should be treated in an intensive care unit (ICU) with close monitoring of the blood glucose and other electrolytes (salts) and treatment to slowly decrease the blood glucose. ...Read more

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How quickly after beast cancer diagnosis do you start treatment?

How quickly after beast cancer diagnosis do you start treatment?

It depends: Breast cancer is not an emergency unless you have ibc (inflammatory breast ca). For early stage 0-1 breast cancers, 4-6 weeks is standard before surgery, which is usually the first treatment. For stage 2 or 3 breast cancer, starting treatment in 2-3 weeks is standard. For ibc, i start chemo in 24-hours when possible! ...Read more

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What ?Will cure malignant pheochromocytoma?

What ?Will cure malignant pheochromocytoma?

Surgery: Hopefully it can be diagnosed before it has spread, most are diagnosed by a good history and physical exam that may show difficult to control HTN , ct scan which shows an adrenal mass, and blood and/ or urine studies to confirm the diagnoses. These adrenal tumors can be removed by either the laparoscopic or open surgery approach. ...Read more

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To how much extent panic diorder is curable can you become symptom free after treatment if treated earlier?

To how much extent panic diorder is curable can you become symptom free after treatment if treated earlier?

Yes, panic disorder: is treatable and people get better. If a mental health professional is available, that is the person to see. Books and tapes can help, e.g., Claire Weekes "Hope and help for your nerves." Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How is non-diabetic hypoglycemia in children usually treated?

How is non-diabetic hypoglycemia in children usually treated?

Cause?: Determine if blood sugar is really low and when does it occur. If true hypoglycemia, your doctor will need to determine the cause. We often see lowish blood sugars in thin kids who don't have healthy diets. Treatment would be geared toward healthier eating in this case. Less common are certain metabolic disorders which mostly present in babies and children, but a few also manifest in adulthood. ...Read more

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How quickly can a neurological disease progress ?

How quickly can a neurological disease progress ?

It depends: It depends on the type of the neurological disease process...A stroke can progress fairly fast or acutely, or in parkinson's disease where cells in the brain die off over time , rather slowly. They may also come and go like the relapsing remitting type of multiple sclerosis ...Read more

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Any way for a person with reactive hypoglycemia to raise their blood sugar quickly without an insulin response?

Any way for a person with reactive hypoglycemia to raise their blood sugar quickly without an insulin response?

See below: Reactive hypogly is low glu due to ex, essive Insulin release avoid pure sugar soda candy best veg fruit complex foods avoid juicd. ...Read more

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How quick after stroke should treatment start so that a patient can survive?

How quick after stroke should treatment start so that a patient can survive?

Soon: Survival after stroke depends on many factors, mostly on the size of stroke and complications (pneumonia, bleeding etc). Acute therapy for stroke (clot busting medication) should be given within first 4.5 hours of stroke onset. It can potentially help to halt the stroke and improve outcome. ...Read more

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Will leukemia cause low hemoglobin levels? How quickly does it progress if acute?

Will leukemia cause low hemoglobin levels? How quickly does it progress if acute?

Unlikely: Unlikely acute leukemia, plz see a hematologist. Anemia has many causes at your age most common being iron deficiency. Acute leukemia without therapy is a fatal disease. ...Read more

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How is low glucose (31.9 fasting*12hours* blood test) treated? Is it a life long condition? Can it be cured ? Best treatments to discuss with doctor?

How is low glucose (31.9 fasting*12hours* blood test) treated? Is it a life long condition? Can it be cured ? Best treatments to discuss with doctor?

Differential Dx: Treat Low Glucose with Glucose! The duration depends on the cause; there are many! A glucose of 32 in a 23 year old is definitely not normal! First needs a thorough history and physical exam with a physician in a face to face visit. More here... http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/122122-differential ...Read more

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Newly diagnosed type 1 diabetic. Lantus (insulin glargine) nighttime insulin only. Sugar pre dinner 184. Post 311. Do I need to go to ER?

Newly diagnosed type 1 diabetic. Lantus (insulin glargine) nighttime insulin only. Sugar pre dinner 184. Post 311. Do I need to go to ER?

Diabetes: Do you have a sliding scale of regular insulin for coverage of high blood sugars? This is not a critical number, I would first contact the doctor who prescribed the lantus (insulin glargine) and ask for advice. If you can not reach them, then the ER may be prudent. ...Read more

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Can you stay on antithyroid medication indefinitely rather than definitive treatment for Graves' disease ?

Can you stay on antithyroid medication indefinitely rather than definitive treatment for Graves' disease ?

Meds for Grave's: 52F from UK asks if one can take antithyroid meds indefinitely rather than definitive treatment for Graves' Disease. ANS: Yes and sometimes one can even stop after a period of time but need to weigh side effects of meds vs radiation and your other circumstances that are best assessed by your thyroid Dr. ...Read more

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Doctor is the insulin best treatment to control sugar?

Doctor is the insulin best treatment to control sugar?

No "best" treatment: There is no "best". What you need is diet, exercise, weight loss, education, monitoring, good medical advice, complication prevention, control of BP and lipids, compliance -- and whatever medication your doctor recommends. Your rx needs can change over time. Insulin is just one of many effective therapies. ...Read more