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Symptoms Of Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans
Can be challenging: Dfsp can be a locally aggressive tumor that requires wide excision and surveillance. You must consult a qualified surgeon to have it excised in its entirety. With adequate treatment I am confident you will do well. ...Read more
Someone I know has been diagnosed with this type of rare skin cancer . . . dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (dfsp) what is the survival rate?
Mohs surgery: Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans or dfsp is a rare skin cancer. For the most part, they rarely metastasize (spread to other parts of the body) though they can recur locally (grow back in the same place). Because of this, most dermatologist advocate margin control with mohs surgery, in which 100% of the margin is checked to ensure completely removal. ...Read more
Genetic alterations.: Dfsp (dermtofibrosarcoma protruberans) is a malignancy that presents as nodular subcutaneous (under the skin) masses. Tumors are associated with specific abnormalities on chromosomes 22 & sometimes 17 that can trigger abnormal gene activity of a growth factor (pdgfb) that is fused to a collagen (connective tissue) gene, causing tumors. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgmhw8iyrzy. ...Read more
What are the possibilities of malignancy if you just happen to be 50 years old in the u.S. But with no symptoms?
Facial paralysis: Sudden onset of one-sided paralysis or weakness of facial muscles (usually onset in minutes or hours) which may be associated with reduced blinking from one eye, excessive tear production, altered speech and swallowing, ringing in the ear, sensitivity to loud noise, altered taste, prickly numb facial sensations, ear pain. ...Read more
Beta thal major: Cooley's anemia is known as beta thalassemia major. Starting during the first year of life, they have profound and life-long transfusion-dependent anemia, large liver/spleen , and skeletal deformities due to bone marrow expansion; they are prone to infection and skeletal fractures and, unless appropriately treated, die during adolescence of iron overload syndromes. ...Read more
Possibly: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
I have bad reactions to cold temperatures, but my symptoms don’t sound like raynaud’s. What could they mean?
Some other causes: Some people feel quite uncomfortable in colder temperatures, a condition called cold intolerance or cold sensitivity. If the vasospasm of raynaud's phenomenon is not present, then the cold intolerance is probably due to other causes instead of raynaud's. Other causes include hypothyroidism, other hormonal imbalances, anemia, older age, low body weight with low body fat, etc... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers