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Stariod Injection For Lung Groth
I've just finished treatment for lymphoma. Which included 8 avbd chemos and 12 radiotherapy sessions. I'm just waiting for scan in a couple of weeks. ?
Good luck: I d not really understand your question, but perhaps you are wondering about how to approach uncertainty. You have probably been told your odds of cure. If you have a lymphoma that is sometimes or usually cured, plan for a normal life while cherishing each day -- too few people do this. If your time will be short, enrich it by finding what is meaningful for you. Be well informed and good luck. ...Read more
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
Radiologist: a fluoroscopy for epidural spinal injections for back pain (l5-s1). It's about the same radiation exposure for me as one chest X-ray ?
Not Exactly True: Depends on how long the procedure takes. Typically most epidural injections take about 15-20 sec of fluoroscopy time, that is in order of 10x less than typical chest x-ray. Now if injection takes longer than one minute (60 sec) of fluoroscopy time than you will be close for exposure. That's a lot of flouro for this injection! ...Read more
What r the signs of thin uterine lining? Light/short period? I'm on 3rd cycle of 50mg Clomid (clomiphene) this month, dr never order any u/s scan for lining.
Different approach.: Not all doctors will check the lining or your follicle. I like to perform us day 11, 12, or 13 to check ut lining and follicle response to the clomid (clomiphene). For some women Clomid (clomiphene) will cause the lining to thin, which will make getting pregnant difficult. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to use the hCG diet?I am a case of ovarian cancer stage 3, had total hysterectomy and 6 cycles chemo last 2007.I'm 5 feet tall, 67 kilos.
Yes: I will probably take heat for this but I am one of those doctors that believes in the HCG diet. I've not seen any patient have trouble or deleterious health effects from this weight loss. If followed, weight loss does occur. Most gain their weight back afterwards because they don't follow a maintenance plan for the 3 weeks after finishing hcg. If you do, the weight stays off. ...Read more
Operated for Astrocytoma Grade 3 left frontal brain tumor.Will go for radio nd chemo therapy in a few days.Which precautions/alternative can be taken?
Define your terms: Not clear what you mean by "precautions" or "alternatives." Precautions re XRT and chemo or for something else? The "alternative" to treatment is to do nothing; or to resort to traditional Indian medicine, which is the same as doing nothing, & don't let any well-meaning but ignorant laypeople or charlatans tell you different; unless all you're interested in is feeling better about dying. ...Read more
Im a her2 breast cancer patient stage 3 . Due to financial constraint I finished 12 sessions of herceptin instead of 17 , is there any medicine I could take as a replacement of the herceptin ? I'm from the philippines and herceptin is very expensive.
Unlikely: There is not a less expensive substitute. The manufacturer might have some support programs, but I am not sure if it is available in your case. You still have gotten benefit from your treatment. Check with your oncologist to see if a support through genentech is available. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm getting a cortisone shot of 40 mg of depomedrol (methylprednisolone) 4 frozen shoulder how long will that last ? Will be having pt.Getting it done through CT scan
? Clarify: You are getting a shot of depo in your shoulder or buttocks? It will last longer( no one can say how long) if it is injected into your glenohumeral joint for your DX of frozen shoulder.Pt can be very helpful. If no improvement over a period of time(2-3 months)w/pt/nsaids and injections arthroscopic selective capsulotomy can be very effective. Gl! ...Read more
Had VIP chemo for stage 3 testicular, hCG at 43 tumors are smaller. Pet scan no intense hits. Alphaf normal. Cause for hCG levels higher?
Not an easy situatio: It is hard to assess your complex situation through few lines, but VIP is usually given as a second line chemotherapy for testicular cancer mostly in the salvage setting. Persistent tumor marker is usually a sign of persistent disease and you need a thorough. Evaluation by a GU medical oncologist and preferably in a multidisciplinary setting ...Read more
8years ago I did ct scan for head
5years Xray for kidney
2months panoramic Xray for teeth
2week Xray of spine
2days mri of spine
Can this cause cancer?
No: All x-ray exposure is cumulative, but doses are minimized as much as possible. your Panoramic x-ray, for example, is less radiation than you would receive spending a day in the mountains, or two on the beach. If you are concerned, schedule an appointment with your General Physician for evaluation. ...Read more
Sir it was muscle free of tumor of urinary bladder doctor said there's need for bcg vaccines its T1 can u tl is chemotherapy needed?
N wt abt procedr
Question : don't understand your question completely. Free questions on HealthTap have a limited number of characters. Re-ask your question or consider a consult via HealthTap prime or concierge. ...Read more
3 cycles of chemotherapy so far for metastic colon cancer shows therapy working , if 2 cycles are missed due to ill health , will cancer start growing agsin ?
No: If 3 cycles of chemo given and well tolerated, evaluation might show stability or regression if drugs working. If missing 2 cycles, this will not allow further regression while off medication, but if resumed a further response may be defined. Most combo drugs for colon cancer may show a termporary response but not cure. The newer combinations with Immunochemotherapy more effective. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Iam 58 years old male with renal cell carcinoma metastasized in both lungs,liver and recently bones
Tumor measures about 12cm in diameter
I underwent target therapy SUTENT "suntinib" for a year and half
Along this period i was at stationary course
I understand that once growth plate closed thr is no room for linear growth ,any therapy like gh can increase bone thickness ?
Growth Hormone: While there are many uses for growth hormone, increasing bone thickness is not one of them. Check out http://www.drugs.com/cdi/norditropin-nordiflex.html for an example of prescription only GH. Don't take if you don't need it (not a do-it-yourself project) as may cause acromegaly (info = http://goo.gl/az2thj; images = https://goo.gl/P2G5Rt). ...Read more
My wife 42, after total thyroidectomy surgery , a month later she received i-133 therapy 120 units. Full body scan shows no metastasis. Prognosis of it?
My mother had breast cancer and metastasis into brain. She has completed IMRT Radiation Theraphy (16 sittings) 3 weeks before. I recently came to know about SRS-Gammaknife Radio surgery for Brain which is effective than normal RT. Pls need details.
Age 17 i took one shot of testosterone cypionate around 500 mg , i stopped after 1 main ? Did this fuse growth plates or affect penis please be honest and detailed..
Diagnosis of +ER, PR-, HER2- , prob luminal B of two masses in left breast.
Do you agree with treatment of radical mastectomy, chemo and tamoxifen?
Is tamoxifen taken for 5 or 10 years?
Should patient get PET scan? Surgeon said no need for PET scan an
Let PMD decide: Let your PMD decide. Net- med will be too inappropriate for this. ...Read more
78 yrd uncle has lung cancer bone mets now weakness in legs, blood transfusions 3 x pwk & referred to palliative team. How long left approx.?
Difficult to say: I'm sorry to hear about your uncle. We try to refrain from "predicting" when an individual may succumb to an illness because truly there are too many factors coming into play. That being said, usually palliative care referrals imply that the patient is not expected to survive more than 6-12 weeks more. We don't have crystal balls and frequently patients surprise us. ...Read more
6mnoths ago I did Xray for kyphosis
Now doc asked for chest Xray for enlargement nodes
I'm afraid of this amount of radiation
Can it cause cancer?
Palliation possible: IRE ( irreversibleelectroportation ) a minimally invasive procedure , soft tissue tumor cells are killed by electrical thermal energy , sparing close by vital structures like blood vessels Fair remission is possible by reducing tumor load on host , preventing pressure on vital organs etc ...Read more
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