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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

Wound = injury to tissue. May include ...Read more


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Should I have knee surgery for a radial meniscu tear with stage 4 chondrosis ?

Should I have knee surgery for a radial meniscu tear  with stage 4 chondrosis ?

Yes, but only if...: If you have significant grade 4 chondromalacia('bone on bone') on the same side of the knee joint that has the radial tear than arthroscopy may not be helpful unless you have 'locking', or increased pain since tearing the meniscus.This is a controversial issue in orthopedics currently.A recent study showed no benefit for'degenerative' meniscus tear debridement in arthritic knees... Good Luck! ...Read more

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What's stage 4 neuroblastoma?

What's stage 4 neuroblastoma?

Childhood cancer: Neuroblastoma is a cancer that occurs in children typically. Stage 4 means that it has spread from its point of origination to other areas. The spread is typically to bones and bone marrow. Stage 4 requires very different treatments than does lesser stages. ...Read more

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What is stage 4 chondromalacia?

What is stage 4 chondromalacia?

Arthritis: Stage 4 choromalacia using outerbridge classification is complete loss of articular cartilage.(stages are 1-4)that means(in the knee) that u have " bone on bone" changes occurring in your knee joint.Hopefully, it's only in limited area(s).Check w/ your orthopedic surgeon about your treatment options..Best of luck! ...Read more

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What is stage 4 osteoarthritis ?

What is stage 4 osteoarthritis 
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Final stage: Oa is a process of cartilage degeneration (hence its other name - degenerative joint disease). In stage 4 there is no cartilage left, at least in part of the joint, a state we like to call 'bone-on-bone'. ...Read more

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Adenocarcinoma stage 4 prognosis, what to do?

Adenocarcinoma stage 4 prognosis, what to do?

Define primary: Definite treatment indicated. The primary site of the adenocarcinoma must be defined and resected if possible. Then what has metastasized will only remain at that site but with the tendency to grow. With the primary removed, the metastatic site can be approached, by radiation, chemo, immunotherapy. When primary removed, chemosensitization studies can be performed to choose best drug. ...Read more

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Can u go in to remisson with stage 4 gullit tumour?

Clarify?: Please use the proper terminology...Gullit tumor is not a familiar term. What kind of tumor do you have? Where is it located? Once we know this info , then i can help you with your question. ...Read more

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Please answer! what does stage 4 in metastatic mean?

Please answer! what does stage 4 in metastatic mean?

Metastatic: Stage 4 cancer means that it has spread to a different part of the body than it originally started. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have stage 4 lymphoma and not know it?

Is it possible to have stage 4 lymphoma and not know it?

Yes. Lots of types: There are a number of ways that a lymphoma can be classified as stage four and there are different types of lymphomas. Having bone marrow involvement or having small tumors on both sides of the diaphragm and in nonlymphatic organs like the bone or liver or lungs can all define a lymphoma as stage four. Depending on where these tumors are found they may or may not cause symptoms initially. Fatigue. ...Read more

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My friend has stage 4 rhabdomyosarcoma. Can this be cured?

My friend has stage 4 rhabdomyosarcoma. Can this be cured?

It can, but ...: It is very important for your friend to be treated by someone who has experience in treating this type of cancer, preferably at a academic medical institution. More people than not succumb to this stage of disease, however, there are long term survivors. I wish your friend the best. ...Read more

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For how long can a person live with adenocarcinoma stage 4?

Months to years: This depends on a number of factors, including type of cancer, age at diagnosis, if metastasis is to bone only or to organs, other medical conditions, how well chemotherapy is working, etc. I have patients in my own practice alive more than 5 years with stage 4 cancer, although most do not live quite this long. I recommend a patient to stay active and eat well to maximize chance of longevity. ...Read more

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Does any one, know why 43 yo would have stage 4 gastric ca?

Does any one, know why 43 yo would have stage 4 gastric ca?

Unknown cause: Gastric cancer may be related to a gastric infection termed helicobacter pyloris. Some relate it to diet as well. Most cancers are of unknown origin. A stage 4 cancer is likely to have been one that had earlier symptoims that were neglected by a 43 year old person. ...Read more

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What are the beginning symptoms of dying with stage 4 nsclc?

What are the beginning symptoms of dying with stage 4 nsclc?

Highly variable: Lung Cancer kills by its ability to spread elsewhere in the body (metastases). NSCLC commonly metastasizes to the brain( 30-40%) and bone (20%). It also spreads to other areas of the lung, skin, adrenal glands and to the liver. Brain involvement can be rapidly lethal but may be asymptomatic. Bone mets are highly symptomatic but less deadly. Lung cancer may progress to death with no symptoms ...Read more

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Does being in tanner stage 4 mean growth in height has stopped?

Does being in tanner stage 4 mean growth in height has stopped?

Puberty: Not necessarily.. Tanner 5 is end of puberty..one can still grow at tanner stage 4 ...Read more

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How long do you live if diffuse large b cell lymphomia stage 4?

It varies: Lymphomas of this type have a substantial cure rate...Between 60-75%. So you have a good chance to live a normal life. Yet a small percentage of them prove difficult to control and can be fatal in a matter of months if they fail to respond well to chemotherapy. ...Read more

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On an average how long does it take for nsclungcancer go from stage 1 to stage 4?

On an average how long does it take  for nsclungcancer go from stage 1 to stage 4?

No accurate answer: All cancers have variable rates of growth so one cannot give an average time from stage 1 to 4. Unfortunately , most nsclungcancer grow relatively rapidly and can go from stage 1 to 4 within months. In reality all that needs to occur to go from stage 1 (localized) to stage 4 (spread to distant organ(s) is for a cell or clump of cells to break away from the primary and attach and grow distantly. ...Read more

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What can I do if my cousin has stage 4 osteosarcoma, what are her chances of survival?

What can I do if my cousin has stage 4 osteosarcoma, what are her chances of survival?

Grade or stage?: Osteosarcoma is staged stage 1 thru 3 , the tumor is also graded based on its type microscopically and degree of local involvement there are grade 4 tumors. Staging involves tumor grade, tumor size and metastasis. Stage 3 tumor has 15 - 30% survival rate based on type of metastasis with lung having the best prognosis. ...Read more