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Doctor insights on: Stay At Home Mom Widow Survivor Benefits

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My mom got bit by a black widow. Is there any home remedys to make her feel better?

My mom got bit by a black widow. Is there any home remedys to make her feel better?

To ER now: Please take her to the er now, there are no home remedies but ice applied to the wound for 10 min on 10 min off until seen in er. Less time with ice if any circulatory problem. ...Read more

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Mom is a breast cancer survivor, will that have any effect on her life expectancy?

Mom is a breast cancer survivor, will that have any effect on her life expectancy?

It depends : It depends on the stage of your mom's cancer when she was diagnosed, and what treatments she had. Her life expectancy should not be affected if her cancer doesn't come back. The higher her stage at diagnosis, the more likely her cancer could return. Some treatments affect cholesterol levels and heart function, both of which can be treated. ...Read more

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My mammogram shows a benign lesion. Why/how is this there? Is it a precurser to cancer? I am 53 and my mom is a breast cancer survivor.

My mammogram shows a benign lesion.  Why/how is this there?  Is it a precurser to cancer?  I am 53 and my mom is a breast cancer survivor.

If it is: a benign lesion(BIRADS 2), it is not a precursor to cancer, and generally no follow up is necessary. Benign breast lesions are common incidental findings, and include cysts, fibroadenomas, and lymph nodes, among other various things. ...Read more

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44F. Mom died from bile duct ca, Dad from colon ca, uncle from pancreatic ca, grandparents had it , 1st cousin is survivor. Is it inevitable for me ?

44F. Mom died from bile duct ca, Dad from colon ca, uncle from pancreatic ca, grandparents had it , 1st cousin is survivor.  Is it inevitable for me ?

Think Positively!: Cancer does run in the families, yet more than 50% of us will not face this diagnosis during our life time. So you should be cautious and adopt a healthy life style which can minimize your risk of developing Cancer. You must: Keep your weight healthy, eat healthy, plant- based foods(avoid red meat and processed meats) and minimize animal fats from dairy products). Lastly you must exercise daily ...Read more

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Is it too risky for me to take birth control pills? My mom's a breast cancer survivor. Is it worth it to take them?

Is it too risky for me to take birth control pills? My mom's a breast cancer survivor. Is it worth it to take them?

No major risks: Birth control pills do not cause breast cancer. So short term use for one or two years at a time is not likely to cause any significant problems. I think the benefit outweighs the risks.... Yet it is all relative and you only can decide what is best for you. ...Read more

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My mom (age 60) stg 4 colon cancer survivor. Struggling a week with foggy head, disorientation, confusion, unsteadiness walking...Antibiotic for sinus?

My mom (age 60) stg 4 colon cancer survivor. Struggling a week with foggy head, disorientation, confusion, unsteadiness walking...Antibiotic for sinus?

Consult her oncologi: Her oncologist needs to know about this new development. Cancer can spread to brain and cause symptoms like the ones you have described. It can also be due to metabolic derangements which can occur due to her cancer. So an urgent visit and further evaluation is advised. ...Read more

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How does your widowed mom find a reason to keep going?

How does your widowed mom find a reason to keep going?

To see grand child: Unfortunate, but now mom have responsibly for kid (s) , to be part of their future. ...Read more

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I am widowed mom looking at surgery. When should I do my will?

I am widowed mom looking at surgery. When should I do my will?

NOW: Every one should have a carefully planed 'will', health care proxy , organ donor cord ( if you want to donate your organs ) , should be done unrelated to any event. ...Read more

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I'm a stay at home mom, when is the best time for me to use my treadmill? Thank you.

I'm a stay at home mom, when is the best time for me to use my treadmill? Thank you.

Exercise: It is commendable that you are looking for opportunities to exercise while raising your family. Treadmill at home is an excellent way to get yourself some aerobic exercise. Most of my patients who do this find that the early morning hours are the best time, before the children wake up and before you start your full day. Good luck! ...Read more