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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans

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What do I face with dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans?

What do I face with 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

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Someone I know has been diagnosed with this type of rare skin cancer . . . dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (dfsp) what is the survival rate?

Someone I know has been diagnosed with this type of rare skin cancer . . . dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (dfsp) what is the survival rate?

Very good survival: DFSP is a low grade malignant tumor. They have a habit of regrowing if any left behind..... If completely excised, they are cured. If neglected, they only rarely metastasize, and only rarely turn into a more aggressive sarcoma tumor. ...Read more

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How can you take care of dermatofibrosarcoma?

How can you take care of dermatofibrosarcoma?

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

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What causes "dermatofibrosarcoma protubrance" tumors?

What causes "dermatofibrosarcoma protubrance" tumors?

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

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Were symptoms of measles in the 1890s the same as symptoms of measles in the 1990's?

Were symptoms of measles in the 1890s the same as symptoms of measles in the 1990's?

Yes: Yes but in the 1890's more people died from the measles than in the 1990's due to improved medical care. Measles is not a good virus to catch so get vaccinated. ...Read more

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What are the possibilities of malignancy if you just happen to be 50 years old in the u.S. But with no symptoms?

What are the possibilities of malignancy if you just happen to be 50 years old in the u.S. But with no symptoms?

Breast/colon/cervix: All malignancies are without symptoms at onset. The malignancies we can detect early enough to prevent mortality are colon, breast and cervical cancer. 50 year old should be in some program of prevention and early detection for these. ...Read more

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What is bell s palsy signs and symptoms?

What is bell s palsy signs and 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

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People with cooley’s anemia typically have what symptoms?

People with cooley’s anemia typically have what symptoms?

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

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Can itchiness on the outer skin of my manhood towards my groin be a symptom of an s.T.I.?

Can itchiness on the outer skin of my manhood towards my groin be a symptom of an s.T.I.?

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

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I have bad reactions to cold temperatures, but my symptoms don’t sound like raynaud’s. What could they mean?

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 more

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