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Shot for lung development successful?

Shot for lung development successful?

Yes: The shot helps move lung development forward by a week if given between 24 to 34 weeks. It does not mean lung development is complete. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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What is the prognosis for a male age 19 with t-cell all combined marrow/em relapse 22 monts after initial diagnosis and 12 months after treatment end?

What is the prognosis for a male age 19 with t-cell all combined marrow/em relapse 22 monts after initial diagnosis and 12 months after treatment end?

Hard question. : Typically a relapse 1 year off therapy implies 48 or more monthsfrom initial diagnosis, not 22 months. Either way, this is salvageable. Remissions rates are probably 75-80% with long term relapse-free rates between 40-60%. Sorry to hear this. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does a successful lung transplant completely get rid of the lung problems for cystic fibrosis patients?

Does a successful lung transplant completely get rid of the lung problems for cystic fibrosis patients?

It may: Or you could trade one set of problems for another - even successful lung transplants eventually develop obliterative bronchiolitis after a period of time. Be sure that you meet some post transplant patients who are successful, and compare your quality of life to theirs - if your treatment regimen is oppressive and your lung function is bad enough, you may be better of after a transplant. ...Read more

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Heard news'ima901 cancer vaccine' ..Is there a possibility that this will help in post nephrectomised rcc (stage1) pt's for improved survival?

Heard news'ima901 cancer vaccine' ..Is there a possibility that this  will help in post nephrectomised rcc (stage1) pt's for improved survival?

Yes! Exciting!: This paper was published in a very pretigious medical journal (nature medicine 2012). The vaccine uses different pieces of renal cancer to stimulate the immune system and prevent recurrence. The first clinical trials (phase i and ii) showed improved survival for patients, but before we know if that's "real", a phase iii study must be done. This is underway. I'm hopeful! ...Read more

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What are the chances of my child getting a secondary cancer after her leukemia treatment is completed? Daughter, age 9, treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, no radiation, 2.5 years of intrathecal and oral chemo meds.

What are the chances of my child getting a secondary cancer after her leukemia treatment is completed? Daughter, age 9, treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, no radiation, 2.5 years of intrathecal and oral chemo meds.

Secondary Cancers: The literature suggests that successfully treated all patients, who did not have radiotherapy, are at no increased risk for secondary cancers. With radiation, the risk has been cited as as much as 20-fold. ...Read more

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How effective the 5day chemo treatment for late stage choriocarcinoma testicular cancer? Had 5previous cycles of outpatient treatment didn't work

How effective the 5day chemo treatment for late stage choriocarcinoma testicular cancer? Had 5previous cycles of outpatient treatment didn't work

Speak with your MD: Late stage choriocarcinoma that has not responded to chemotherapy is a very serious disease. Paclitaxel, Ifosfamide and Cisplatin (tip regimen) is effective 30-40% of the time. ...Read more

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What is benefit of Synagis (palivizumab) for baby with TOF pre repair surgery?hes 3 months old pink tet no other issues. Is it necessary at this point in RSV season

What is benefit of Synagis (palivizumab) for baby with TOF pre repair surgery?hes 3 months old pink tet no other issues. Is it necessary at this point in RSV season

Important question: A 3 month old TOF patient could develop life threatening bronchiolitis due to RSV and even if it was mild, would make the kid unsuitable for surgery for a significant period afterward.Treated infants can still get RSV but it would be mild. If you can get it approved, its a no brainer to me. I've watched far too many infants struggle with this disease over several decades. ...Read more

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How successful is chemo treatments along with fu2 cheom for two days in treating colon cancer -stage 4?

How successful is chemo treatments along with fu2 cheom for two days in treating colon cancer -stage 4?

This is complicated: There are many different chemo regimens for people with stage 4 colon cancer which include fluorouracil. The effectiveness of the chemotherapy varies quite a bit depending upon your coexisting medical conditions. On average, however, stage 4 colon cancer is very serious and regardless of treatment the 5 year survival rate is low, in the range of 10% or less. ...Read more

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Does getting radiation, chemotherapy, and a stem cell transplant affect chances of having kids later in life?

Does getting radiation, chemotherapy, and a stem cell transplant affect chances of having kids later in life?

Yes: I am not sure of your gender, but for women, usually this leads to cessation of ovulation, that may recover later. For men, sperm count may be significantly reduced, and depending on what chemo agent used, this may be permanent. ...Read more

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Is it safe to receive 6 rabies vaccinations within a month? Completed primary 4 shot series, now being given 2 more boosters for secondary bat exposure shortly after primary series finished, per this facilities infectious disease dr. recommendation.

Is it safe to receive 6 rabies vaccinations within a month? Completed primary 4 shot series, now being given 2 more boosters for secondary bat exposure shortly after primary series finished, per this facilities infectious disease dr. recommendation.

Shots: You're seeing an infectious disease specialist, someone with years of specialty training beyond a Medical School. Why would you seek opinion on this site from a urologist or an Orthodontist or a GP? If you do not have trust in your Specialists training and experience, seek 2nd opinion from a different infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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Is it possible for lung nodules to develop during six months of chemotherapy?

Is it possible for lung nodules to develop during six months of chemotherapy?

Yes: Now the cause for the nodules may be several different things. May be progression of the tumor, secondary infection, scarring, and so on. Discuss with the doctor treating you. ...Read more

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Is there any proper treatment for viral encephalitis with polycythemia ? Pt is 17 years old and over 6 month in icu waiting for good treatment

Is there any proper treatment for viral encephalitis  with polycythemia ? Pt is 17 years old and over 6 month in icu waiting for good treatment

Missing information: You get more from the site when you provide better background information. Just listing "Viral" doesn't give much to work with. If it has lasted 6 mo and the patient is in the ICU I suspect it is Herpes encephalitis that has not responded to treatment and the prognosis is poor. Once the infection has lasted that long the damage is often permanent. ...Read more

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Etoposide IV was given to my partner with carboplatin as a curative treatment for non-small cell lung cancer. Was this a standard treatment for this?

Etoposide IV was given to my partner with carboplatin as a curative treatment for non-small cell lung cancer. Was this a standard treatment for this?

Setting?: When you say "curative", you mean after surgery or concurrently with radiation? The choice of chemo depends on the situation, the doctor, and institutional or national standards. To answer your question, i normally would use carbo (or cisplatin)/etoposide in small cell lung cancer patients but can't say is a bad choice for nslc patients, especially with radiation. I've used it in that setting. ...Read more

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Do smokers receive "top of the list" priority for receiving a heart transplant?

LAS: Lung allocation score. Your transplant center will evaluate and assign you a lung allocation score and depending on that priorities are assigned. Your transplant surgeon can explain your particular standing. ...Read more

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Is gamete cryopreservation and fertility treatment for cancer patients covered?

Is gamete cryopreservation and fertility treatment for cancer patients covered?

Try Fertile Hope: If your insurance doesn't cover it (worth checking) look into fertile hope, who offer discounted treatment and/or free medications. http://bit.ly/ibrss9. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My husband is undergoing chemo/avastin for stage 4 non small cell lung cancer. Dr stopped chemo after 6 cycles cause weight loss. Is this risky?

My husband is undergoing chemo/avastin for stage 4 non small cell lung cancer. Dr stopped chemo after 6 cycles cause weight loss. Is this risky?

Depends : Weight loss may be due to side effect from chemo or tumor progression despite the chemo. Either way, stopping the chemo is reasonable. ...Read more

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