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Wilms tumor cancer----what are the treatments?

Wilms tumor cancer----what are the treatments?

Depends.: The major factors that effect treatment of wilms include stage (how much has the tumor spread) and histology (pathology report of the appearance of the tumor). Treatments typically include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. ...Read more

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Retinoblastoma (Definition)

An eye cancer that begins in the back of the eye (retina), ...Read more


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What treatments are for germ cell tumors?

What treatments are for germ cell tumors?

Chemotherapy: I presume that you are talking about testicular cancers which are generally treated with chemotherapy. ...Read more

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What are some optic glioma treatments?

What are some optic glioma treatments?

OPTIC GLIOMA: Treatment varies with the size of the tumor and the general health of the person. The goal may be to cure the disorder, relieve symptoms, or improve vision and comfort. Surgery to remove the tumor may cure some optic gliomas. Partial removal to reduce the size of the tumor can be done in many cases. This will keep the tumor from damaging normal brain tissue around it. Radiation therapy may be re. ...Read more

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What diseases can stem cell therapy cure?

What diseases can stem cell therapy cure?

Stem cell therapy: To learn about stem cells see this comprehensive article: http://stemcells.nih.gov/info/basics/Pages/Default.aspx ...Read more

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What are the treatments for retinoblastoma?

What are the treatments for retinoblastoma?

Several: This is a complex disease that has many different treatment options, all based on stage and symptoms and age of the patient. Removal of the eye (enucleation), radiation, chemotherapy, cryotherapy and thermotherapy are all considerations. These remedies have many modes of administration -- so 400 characters is not enough to go into all of the nuances of treatment. ...Read more

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Could cancer treatments cure cancer?

Could cancer treatments cure cancer?

Heck yea!: Otherwise i'd be out of a job... Many cancers are curable if detected early (thus the importance of screening). Others, like testicular cancer or lymphoma can be cured even in advanced stages. Of course, it is best to reduce the risk of ever getting it by living a healthy lifestyle. Look at the american cancer society and see their statistics of survival, you will be surprised. ...Read more

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Can gleevec (imatinib) cure retinoblastoma?

Can gleevec (imatinib) cure retinoblastoma?

No data yet...: Gleevec (imatinib) inhibits a number of tyrosine kinases in cells (c-kit, pdgfralpha, c-abl) . There is very recent data that Gleevec (imatinib) may have activity in retinoblastoma, but these experiments where done on isolated retinoblastoma cells grown in culture. There are no clinical trials showing that Gleevec (imatinib) can treat retinoblastoma. Future clinical trials may be planned to address this question. ...Read more

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Are there new treatments for basal cell nevus syndrome?

Are there new treatments for basal cell nevus syndrome?

Symptoms?: The disorder involves the skin, nervous system, eyes, endocrine glands, and bones. it is inherited. Answering your question depends on which manifestation you have. Any disorder of the jaw bones should be addressed by an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Using avastin (bevacizumab) for macula degeneration treatment?

Using avastin (bevacizumab) for macula degeneration treatment?

Avastin (bevacizumab): Avastin (bevacizumab) is a drug that is commonly used in the treatment of wet macular degeneration and other eye conditions involving leakage of fluid from blood vessels in the retina. ...Read more

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Can photodynamic therapy cure age-related macular degeneration?

Can photodynamic therapy cure age-related macular degeneration?

No: Photodynamic therapy treats the areas of leakage in the retina in the hope of improving vision. It does not cure, only treats the manifestations of the disease. ...Read more

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How effective are chemo treatments for leukemia?

How effective are chemo treatments for leukemia?

Leukemia Treatment: Leukemia response to treatment depends on many factors, but the most powerful are: (1) type of leukemia, (2) genetic mutations in leukemia cells, (3) age of the patient, and (4) fitness of the patient. For some leukemias, like APL, most people are cured. In CML, the leukemia can be kept at bay for many years with an oral pill. Most patients with CLL are just watched closely and never treated. ...Read more

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What are some alternative cures and treatments for medulloblastoma tumors?

What are some alternative cures and treatments for medulloblastoma tumors?

None...: Depending on the type and stage, a combination of surgery, radiation and systemic chemotherapy will be required to cure someone of medulloblastoma. There are no alternative cures or treatments for this disease. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for metastatic colorectal cancer?

What are the treatments for metastatic colorectal cancer?

Chemo & RARE sx/rads: Chemo represents answers one through nine, however, if one has a solitary metastasis in the liver that is able to be surgically removed safely, this could be answer 10. Also, focused radiation (cyberknife or radiosugery as it it called) can sometimes be used to treat isolated mets if surgery is not possible. ...Read more

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What are treatments for osteogenesis imperfecta?

What are treatments for  osteogenesis imperfecta?

Depends: Primary therapy for brittle bone disease (also known as osteogenesis imperfecta or oi) is physical therapy for fractures with adequate calcium and vitamin d intake. For more severe cases, a class of medicines known as bisphosphonates is used. These medications given intravenously or orally can decrease fracture rates and reduce bone pain. Careful management by an orthopedist, endocrinologist impt. ...Read more

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What are effective treatments for myelodysplastic syndromes (mds)?

What are effective treatments for myelodysplastic syndromes (mds)?

Treatment options: As mentioned it depends on the clinical situation. Sometimes treatment is just with observation, transfusions when needed. Drugs called growth factors can be used in some situations. There are some chemotherapy drugs that are effective and for aggressive cases a stem cell transplant can be used. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for the eye condition 'retinitis pigmentosa ?

Are there any treatments for the eye condition 'retinitis pigmentosa ?

No: But regular eye exams are warranted to surveil against treatable complications such as cataract and macular edema. Also, multiple new and exciting clinical research trials are underway for this group of diseases (there are dozens of kinds of rp) including gene therapy. ...Read more

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What are treatments for progeria?

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What are treatments for  progeria?

None: No specific treatment is available yet.

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