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Types Fibroids Treated
Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more
Conjunctival tumors: Tumors of the conjunctiva, like those elsewhere, can be benign or malignant. If benign, and large or unsightly, then simple excision is done. If malignant and primary excision is done and may be followed with chemo or radiation. If metastatic, than the source tumor must be sought and treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Treatment really depends on the size of the tumor. For medium sized tumors, for example, a standard treatment is to use brachytherapy (short acting radiation) in the form of an eye plaque. This type of treatment allows the eye to be spared from being removed (enucleation). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not very likely: Uterine fibroids are benign growths of the muscle wall of the uterus. They have no known cause and no known cure short of removing the uterus (hysterectomy). No medications have been shown to eliminate them. They can regrow after haveing been surgically removed from the uterus. Allopathic and homeopatic remedies have not been shown to have any lasting effects. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Yes: Newer medications called selective estrogen modulators and selective Progesterone modulators (serms and sprms) are revelaing interesting information that may provide another treatment for fibroids. As such, these medical treatments won't cure fibrooids, but may help alleviate the symptoms such as bleeding and be a useful pre-operative tool. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
There is no max size: But fibroids <10 cm are a general cut off. Also patients with less than 5 fibroids, no adenomyosis are good candidates to. Fibroids that can be resected hysteroscopically or that are calcified are typically not recommended for exablate which uses focused us energy to create thermal destruction of the tissue destroying the blood supply feeding the fibroid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4: There are 4 basic types of uterine fibroids: intramural (within the wall of the uterus) subserosal (underneath the outside surface) submucosal (underneath the lining of the uterus) cervical (located in the wall of the cervix) there are also sub-categories assigned as well, but all based primarily on location. Please see the graphic attached. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complimentary med: Your cancer cannot be treated by alternative medicine. Unless the tumour is removed and all routes of metastasis are removed. Herbs and plants can provide palliative therapy. But they are not toxic enough to treat a tumour. Otherwise they will kill good tissue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uterine fibroids: And bone tumors.Get a more detailed answer ›
Tough area: Some brain tumors are benign (most meningiomas), but others are far more difficult (gliomas and secondary cancers). Treatment varies, but includes surgery, radiation, gamma knife, and occasional chemotherapy. If the situation becomes complex, additional interventions such as various medications, and shunts may be employed. ...Read more
Ovarian cysts?: You do not specify, but ovarian cysts in women are very common and so are usually watched unless they get unusually large or cause pain. Cysts that do not resolve, or get larger than around 6-8 c.M. Very often need to be removed surgically. ...Read more
Several ways: It is important to realize that not all precancerous conditions of the cervix require specific treatment. The immune system of young people can clear the lesion and it can be monitors to assure this happening. If treatment is necessary, there are several methods of removal, including laser, leep conization, and cryotherapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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