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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. Gerald Mandell
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Neurofibromatosis (Definition)

A genetic condition characterized by cafe au lait spots, which are pigmented patches of skin, and benign ...Read more


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How can a neurofibroma patient be treated?

How can a neurofibroma patient be treated?

Close followup: Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder. Mild forms have cafe au lait patches, freckling, soft skin tumors. Severe forms have epilepsy, retardation, and brain tumors. Careful evaluation and follow up is necessary. ...Read more

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How does treatment shrink your malignant tumors?

How does treatment shrink your malignant tumors?

Kills them: Cancer treatments target rapidly-growing cells, killing them faster than other cells. By killing the tumor cells, the tumor shrinks as the body attacks the dead tissue and destroys it. ...Read more

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Tuborous sclerosis. Which insurance covers laser treatment for angiofibromas? Best treatments for angiofibromas? Laser treatment is ineffective.

Tuborous sclerosis. Which insurance covers laser treatment for angiofibromas? Best treatments for angiofibromas? Laser treatment is ineffective.

Angiofibromad: There are three main types of treatment for juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma: hormone therapy, radiation therapy and surgery. Hormone therapy involves the use of a drug called flutamide, which acts by blocking testosterone receptors. The activity of this drug is further evidence for a hormonal cause for the condition. Treatment with Flutamide can shrink tumors by more than 40 percent. ...Read more

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Can radiotherapy cure fibrosarcoma and angiosarcoma?

Can radiotherapy cure fibrosarcoma and angiosarcoma?

Yes: Usually radiotherapy is used following surgery in the treatment of sarcomas, but both of these sarcomas may respond to radiotherapy. ...Read more

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Can surgical treatment totally cure compartment syndrome?

Can surgical treatment totally cure compartment syndrome?

Yes and no: A full blown compartment syn. Tissue death is proceeding and it depends how fast surg is done. In impending compartment syn there is a typical injury crushing, tibial fx of high energy, oa a leg pinned under a weight 4 a while ur physical xam & experience says go 2 or now, if done be4 the pressure 2 high it can be cured. ...Read more

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Can neurofibromatosis type 1 progress to neurofibromatosis type 2?

Can neurofibromatosis type 1 progress to neurofibromatosis type 2?

NO : Tow distinct gene mutations. Neurofibroma nf i & nf ii are both inhirted tppe i will show cutaneous, neurological and ortho malformations.Tend to be non cancerous nf ii is less frequent ( i in 40000 ) less skin lesions more neuroligical tumors, like maningiomas, bil aucoatic neuromas, schiwanomas, gliomas is part of misme syndrome. ...Read more

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How quickly can testicular cancer develop?

How quickly can testicular cancer develop?

It is a fast growing: The exact starting time of any cancer is difficult to pin point. Most scientists believe that it can take more than one or two years(or perhaps upto 5/10 years) but the obvious visible tumors can show up in 6 to 12 months if you are undergoing regular medical check ups ...Read more

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How are skin tumors typically treated?

How are skin tumors typically treated?

Surgical Removal: Skin tumors are usually removed by surgical excision with or without stitching afterwards. ...Read more

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How hopeful can a patient be with stage IV non hodgkin lymphoma on chemotherapy treatments?

How hopeful can a patient be with stage IV non hodgkin lymphoma on chemotherapy treatments?

Use IPI/FLIPI Score: The prognosis of nhl (non-hodgkin lymphoma) is better defined by a score called the international prognostic index (ipi) for aggressive nhl or follicular ipi (flipi) for low grade nhl. Age, performance status, stage, extra nodal sites, ldh value, hemoglobin, Albumin are figured into the score which categorizes pts into low, intermediate or high risk for relapse or poor survival. ...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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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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Will i need chemotherapy for basal cell carcinoma? Is basal cell carcinoma a condition that usually needs further treatment such as chemotherapy? .

Will i need chemotherapy for basal cell carcinoma? Is basal cell carcinoma a condition that usually needs further treatment such as chemotherapy?

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Basal cell ca: This is a well differentiate epithelial cancer that is locally invasive but not metastatic. Treatment is surgical. If there are multiple lesions may be part is a syndrome with systemic consequences . ...Read more

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How many chemotherapy treatment dose it take brain cancer to be done with the treatment

How many chemotherapy treatment dose it take brain cancer to be done with the treatment

As many as needed: There is no single answer, dose and duration depends type of chemo therapeutic agent and type of tumor. ...Read more

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How are cancer life prognosises usually determined by doctors?

How are cancer life prognosises usually determined by doctors?

It's all the odds: For each grade and stage of each common cancer, statistical compilations give the percentage odds of being alive at 1, 2, 3, 5, etc. Years, and these are modified depending on treatments offered, response to the treatment, and so forth. Anyone saying, "the doctor said i would live six months" is being human in reporting what may have been heard but not what was actually said. ...Read more

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What spinal conditions will require invasive treatment for pain?

What spinal conditions will require invasive treatment for pain?

Severe problems: In general terms, the ones that cause problems with the function of the spinal cord and/or nerves. The spinal cord is the more serious. Pressure on the cord or nerves or abnormal movement (instability) that threatens them are reasons for surgery. Severe deformity can irritate them or cause severe pain or poor appearance. Severe pain may be a reason for invasive treatment, but not in all cases. ...Read more

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Help doctors! what're the treatments offered to cure adult acute myeloid leukemia?

Help doctors! what're the treatments offered to cure adult acute myeloid leukemia?

There is good treatm: Chemotherapy can cure a fairly large percentage of AML cases. But you need to go to a cancer center which specilises in blood cancers and also hass facilities for bone marrow transplant, which is sometimes used following initial chemotherapy treatments. ...Read more