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The Myeloma Beacon
I had not heard of "kahler's disease" until seeing multiple questions on healthtap. It is multiple myeloma (mm). "multiple" is from the often seen "multiple" bone lesions (especially in advanced disease). Mm is a cancer of plasma cells [highly specialized b white blood cells (lymphocytes)] that produce antibodies. Sx are crab: hypercalcemia, renal insufficency, anemia, ...Read more
My 16 months baby boy needs rt cranioplasty for the frontotemporal bone , what is the best material of chioce , acryclic or split thickness bone flap.
What is the prognosis of Spindle cell melanoma T4 lesion on the scalp?other than the surgery, what other treatments have been successful?
If the slow-growing follicular non hodgkins lymphoma is in the bone marrow, but only 2%, what are the best
options for treatment?
Depends on symptoms: The decision to treat follicular lymphoma is not based on the amount of lymphoma in the bone marrow. If the patient has no symptoms from the lymphoma we often watch the patient closely. Many of these patients will not need treatment for several years. If a patient needs treatment for follicular lymphoma the best treatment is currently a combination of the chemo drugs Rituximab and bendamustine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the best options for types of hip replacement. metal on metal, metalon plastic, porcelan cap, etc. which one last the longest. i?
Many options: There are many choices when it comes to the materials used for hip replacement surgery. The most thorough study of implants materials to date comes from the Australian Joint Replacement Registry- an extremely large collection of data from thousands of surgeries. The best material at this time seems to be Oxidized Zirconium (known as Oxinium) with highly cross-linked polyethylene. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Best first-line treatment for mantle cell lymphoma now: high doses of ara-c+rituximab and autologous sc transplant, or rituximab+bendamustine?
There is no: Definitive answer to your question. Studies have compared the strategies you mention. The high dose ara-c arm was closed because it was difficult to mobilize stem cells for transplant after these regimens. Bendamustine-r is a good program, and many centers would consolidate a good response with an autograft. ...Read more
Wilma: in 1960 the survival rate for favorable histology was 54 percent by 1965 it went upto 81 percent and currently is close to 99 percent and between 83 percent and 55 percent in the unfavorable histology group ...Read more
My dad,70yo with polycitemia (therapy= hidroxiurea).Found 3 squamous cell carcinomas in face. Are 2 carcinomas metastasis/diffusion of the first one?
What is the treatment of Borrelial lymphocytoma after 1 day after infection? Bite at back of the knee so paint there. Doxycycline?
I am a cml patient till 10 years.Name of the medicine is gleevec (imatinib) imtanib.Is there any problem in pregnancy?
Yes: You can not take Gleevec (imatinib) during pregnancy as Gleevec (imatinib) is considered to be as category d meaning there is evidence of human fetal risk. If you are pregnant, interferon is something you can be on. Interferon is in category c. Please discuss in detail with you oncologist/hematologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brain hemorrhage,patient on ventilator & kidney failure .what are the chances of survival & what is the treatment for that? our doctors has givenup!
I developed a lung metastasis from orihinal rectus cancer treated with chimio radio and asportation .Why this lung metastasis and what s the best t?
Can we chop the stem of the mushroom or just the head of it while cooking? Why don't we eat the stem of it?
Can eat the stem: Absolutely no problem eating the stem of mushrooms- edible and delicious; no need to waste it. While button/portabella mushrooms are the ones most often sold in the us, other mushrooms are delicious ; have even more health benefits, such as shiitake, maitake ; oyster mushrooms.Be sure to cook them as raw mushrooms have toxins that are destroyed by cooking. Cooking also makes them easier to digest. ...Read more
Clinical trial: Clinical trial or standard chemotherapy. Bone mets can be treated with bisphosphonate (zometa) or Denosumab (xgeva). Mri of the brain should evaluate for brain mets. Trials: http://clinicaltrials.Gov/ct2/results?Term=small+cell+lung+cancer&recr=open&no_unk=y standard of care chemotherapy is a 2 drug combination with a "platinum". ...Read more
With the consensus that the Berlin patient is cured of HIV, and Spanish doctors claim of a cure using umbilical cord blood transplant with CCR5 delta32 mutation, how close are we to an HIV cure?
My dad will be given cisplatin for squamos carcinoma cell of a mass removed from neck.is this medicine strong on him? Pet scan clear of mestatsis.
Dose is tailored: platinum-based medication in treatment of squamous cell cancers after surgery, and often in addition to radiation is the drug of choice. Depending on your dad's kidney function, and overall status, dose of the medication can be adjusted. Sister drug to cisplatin is carboplatin and sometimes used. Erbitux is a new alternative, different side effects, not as effective. ...Read more
is there any new innovative techniques in the early detection of cancer. I heard aboue circulating tumor cells. ?
Detection: Each cancer is detected currently in different ways. What you are discussing is one way, but if you find tumor cells in the blood then the cancer has already spread beyond its organ of origin. Other new tests being worked on include looking for dna or breakdown products from tumors in blood, urine, or feces. ...Read more