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What alternatives to surgery exist for breast cancer treatment?

What alternatives to surgery exist for breast cancer treatment?

Rdiation and Chemo: Surgery is usually the first step in treating breast cancer because it removes the bulk of the tumor and examining the tumor allows for planning the safest and most effective therapy to control or eliminate any tumor left behind. Alternative therapies using prayer, herbs, diet, etc. May work on rare occasions but are unlikely to be effective for most people. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more


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What are the treatment options for treating dcis?

What are the treatment options for treating dcis?

Depends: Dcis can have a wide range of presentations and therefore has a wide range of treatment options - every case is different. Some cases may be observed or treated with surgery alone; more often, surgery followed by radiation therapy and possibly anti-estrogen therapy may be needed. Dcis may be very widespread throughout the breast, and mastectomy may be required. ...Read more

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What are effective alternatives to cataract surgery?

What are effective alternatives to cataract surgery?

No surgery: Cataract surgery is considered an elective procedure. Except for a few situiations, you, as the patient, decide when you want to have the surgery. If you are happy with your vision, you can wait on the surgery as long a you want. ...Read more

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Are there alternatives to a hysterectomy?

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Are there alternatives to a hysterectomy?

Yes, many: Depending on what sx you are trying to alleviate, there are many options, including: Medications that decrease bleeding Hormones that decrease bleeding or can shrink the uterus Hysteroscopic procedures that are done through the vagina in office or surgery center for bleeding or fibroids in endometrial cavity IR procedures that block bloodflow to uterus&shrinks it Ultrasound energy to shrink, etc. ...Read more

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Could alternative treatment for cancer work?

Could alternative treatment for cancer work?

Unlikely: It is unlikely that alternative therapies on their own will cure cancer. There is no evidence that any of these therapies can actaully cure cancer. However, i'm a firm believer that alternative therapies can be complimentary and have many beneficial effects. Please talk with your oncologist about therapies you may be pursuing so they will know there are no potential conflicts with other treat. ...Read more

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What other treatment options for gynecomastia?

What other treatment options for gynecomastia?

Surgery and surgery!: Other than weight loss (and treatment of any stimulating causes, like testicular tumors or other hormone causes), surgery is the only way to remove gynecomastia tissues, especially glandular component. Liposuction can help with the fatty part, but excision is needed for the glandular portion. There is no diet or supplement that can help. See an abps-certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can there be safe alternative treatment to cancer?

Can there be safe alternative treatment to cancer?

Look for the correct: There are proven and standard treatments to manage cancer effectively. So look for them and use them as recommended by the experts. Why look for Alternatives treatments? They can only get you into trouble and often are ineffective. So do not get into that kind of mess. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for endometriosi?

What are the treatment options for endometriosi?

Pain or fertility ..: Options depend on if pelvic pain is an issue, and if trying to conceive now, want kids in the future , or done with childbearing. Medical treatment: Depo-Provera Lupron (leuprolide) shots work best, also Letrozole tablets or birth control pills. Surgical options: laparoscopy with excision or ablation vs. Removal of ovaries +/- hysterectomy. Fertility patients may need ivf after Depo-Provera Lupron (leuprolide) or medications and iui. ...Read more

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I failed interferon treatment and BCG treatment for bladder cancer. Is surgery the only option left?

I failed interferon treatment and BCG treatment for bladder cancer. Is surgery the only option left?

Probably best option: If you have failed tretament with BCG and interferon, some patients may reposnd to treatment with valstar (valrubicin). However, depending on the specifics of your bladder cancer, cystectomy and urinary diversion may be your best option. You should discuss this with your urologist. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative treatment to dialysis?

Is there an alternative treatment to dialysis?

Yes and No: Depends on your degree of kidney failure. Transplantation is the best solution to kidney failure. There is also home dialysis therapies which patients tend to like much better than in center dialysis. Ask about your options. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for ageusia?

What are treatment options for ageusia?

Prevention: Ageusia is the loss of taste functions of the tongue, particularly the inability to detect sweetness, sourness, bitterness, saltiness, and umami (meaning "pleasant/savory taste"). Treatment options include to facilitate recovery plan to stop smoking and avoid all non-essential drugs. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for endometriosis? What is the recommended treatment for endometriosis? Are there options other than surgery? .

What is the best treatment for endometriosis? What is the recommended treatment for endometriosis? Are there options other than surgery?

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Hello. : Hello. I can't say what treatment would be best for you. In additional to surgery, other options include birth control via patch, pill or ring. This can help to decrease the amount of endometrial tissue and decrease pain. If you are not allergic to non-steroidal anti- inflammatory medications consider Motrin or a similar medication. There are stronger hormone therapies if the first steps are not sufficient. ...Read more

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What are alternative treatment for gallbladder polyp?

What are alternative treatment for gallbladder polyp?

None: If the polyp is 1 cm or larger, the gall bladder should be removed. If it is smaller than 1 cm and you do not have symptoms suggestive of gb disease, then it can be followed with us studies. If you have typical symptoms of biliary colic, then removal of the gb is the only effective treatment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is there an alternative treatment to steroid treatment?

Can you tell me is there an alternative treatment to steroid treatment?

Why do you ask?: There's no substitute for glucocorticoids in Addison's disease, and if you try "herbal remedies" as a substitute, you may pay with you life. For most other illnesses for which glucocorticoids are prescribed, there are a variety of other immune modulating agents. Use herbals and "complementary" products only as adjuncts if you are serious sick. ...Read more

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What are possible treatment options for adenomyosis?

What are  possible treatment options for adenomyosis?

OCPs, Novasure: Adenomyosis is endometriosis in the wall of the uterus. It can make the uterus enlarged, tender and cause heavy, painful periods as well as painful sex. The symptoms can often be controlled with birth control pills, a Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, or an endometrial ablation; but the condition remains. The only "cure" is to remove the uterus. ...Read more

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For alternative cancer treatments- how to tell if they work?

For alternative cancer treatments- how to tell if they work?

Usually they don't: Visit cancer.Org for further guidance http://www.Cancer.Org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/index?Sssourcesiteid=null.

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Alternatives to surgery for multinodular goiters?

Alternatives to surgery for multinodular goiters?

Wait and watch: If there are no symptoms and no suspicious nodule, i would suggest the question should be the other way around. Are there any good alternatives to watching and waiting? No. ...Read more

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What are the surgical treatment options for hemorrhoids?

What are the surgical treatment options for hemorrhoids?

Several: For 2nd and 3rd degree, rubber banding for internals is an option in select patients. For3rd and 4th degree internals, standard hemorrhoidectomy is in my opinion the best. There are some newer techniques such as stapling, laser, and u/s venous ligation, but the gold standard done in the right patients is the standard surgical hemorrhoidectomy using a scalpel in my opinion. ...Read more

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Natural treatment approach to pcos?

Natural treatment approach to pcos?

Diet and exercise!: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is caused by a hormonal imbalance that prevents follicles from growing normally and eggs from being released each month. People w/ PCOS miss periods because they don't ovulate, so there's no signal to shed the uterine lining. Hormone imbalances that lead to abnormal hair growth can be caused by obesity, so watch your diet and exercise. ...Read more

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