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What alternative treatments exist for patients with gastrinoma?

What alternative treatments exist for patients with gastrinoma?

Chemotherapy: Other than surgery medication including chemotherapy can be used, depending on the histology and aggressiveness of the tumor. ...Read more

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What alternative treatments exist for patients with gallbladder cancer?

What alternative treatments exist for patients with gallbladder cancer?

None: Surgery is the only method of achieving cure for gallbladder cancer. When not discovered incidentally during routine gallbladder surgery, gallbladder cancer usually presents in advanced stages. Therefore even with surgery, chances of total cure are low. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy, though used, have not proven to be very successful in treating this disease. ...Read more

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What chemotherapy treatments exists for patients with esophageal cancer?

What chemotherapy treatments exists for patients with esophageal cancer?

Many: It depends on the type of esophageal cancer and the stage. Cisplatin plus 5-fu is a common regimen, and it is sometimes given with radiation. Other types of chemo being studied include taxol, gemciteabine, irinotecan, and xeloda (capecitabine). A good website for cancer information is www.Cancer.Gov, the national cancer institute website. Good luck! ...Read more

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Are there options for treating my lupus with complementary medicine?

Are there options for treating my lupus with complementary medicine?

Danger: Treating lupus with complementary medicine would have to be done by someone who is very familiar with lupus, not just complementary medicine as certain "healthy" supplements such as echinacea can worsen lupus. Also, delay in traditional medical treatment can be deadly in lupus kidney or brain disease. Try stress reduction, smoking cessation, a healthy diet, routine exercise, and avoidance of sun. ...Read more

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Are there alternative therapies for child with diabetes?

Are there alternative therapies for child with diabetes?

Alternative?: By that do you mean, choices other than what she is on now, or alternative medicine such as acupuncture? If the first, it depends on whether she has type 1 or 2. Type 1 has to take insulin, but there are various ways to take it. If type 2, there are several drugs available. If you meant the second, then, no. Diet, exercise, weight maintenance - those are essential. ...Read more

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What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

None that I'm aware: Orchitis is either a viral or bacterial infection of the testicle. If bacterial you need antibiotics. If you are sexually active get checked for a sexually transmitted infection. ...Read more

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What drug therapies are there for someone with diabetes?

What drug therapies are there for someone with diabetes?

Many diff. Options: Thats a very broad question. If its type 2 diabetes then typically patients start with pills. There are a variety of pills out there. There are hormonal injections. Finally there are various types on insulin with differing properties. We choose which medications to use based on the severity of diabetes and other factors such as the patients weight, goals, health and cost of the medications. ...Read more

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Can you suggest any alternative methods to treating hodgkin's lymphoma patients who respond negatively to avbd treatment?

Can you suggest any alternative methods to treating hodgkin's lymphoma patients who respond negatively to avbd treatment?

Adcetris (brentuximab vedotin) / Nivolumab: There are several classes of drugs that offer good options for patients with Hodgkin lymphoma who have not responded to ABVD. The standard of care in a younger patient is intensive salvage chemotherapy and stem cell transplant. Other options would include Brentuximab or a PD1 inhibitor such as Nivolumab or Pembrolizumab. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for people with wiskott-aldrich syndrome?

What are treatment options for people with wiskott-aldrich syndrome?

Depends on symptoms: Treatment depends on what symptoms are occurring. For instance, if there is bacterial infection, antibiotics are needed. If blood platelet counts are low, immunoglobulins &/or steroids are given. The best option is to discuss with your Dr. and find what's best. ...Read more

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What are the traditional or naturopathic treatments for polymyositis?

What are the traditional or naturopathic treatments for polymyositis?

None: Naturopaths having nothing to offer the polymyositic patient. They will administer ineffective potions while the disease eats away at muscles. Polymyositis requires strong, clinical proven medication and you should not be seeing a non-medical person for this serious disease. ...Read more

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What are the most useful herbs for slckle cell anemia patients besides medical treatment?

What are the most useful herbs for slckle cell anemia patients besides medical treatment?

No proven help: There is no medical evidence to recommend herbal medicines to help treat sickle cell anemia. ...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 conventional and alternative treatments for depression?

What are conventional and alternative treatments for depression?

Talk to your doctor : Psychotherapy, medication, electro convulsive therapy (ECT), repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), vagal nerve stimulation (VNS), light therapy, diet, exercise, herbal therapy (St. Johns Wort), music therapy, group therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, CBT, psychoanalysis, and others ...Read more

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Are there alternative methods for treating depression without dealing with doctors and drugs?

Are there alternative methods for treating depression without dealing with doctors and drugs?

Absolutely: There are many effective treatments for depression that do not involve medications of any kind. Several well-established forms of talk therapy have proven at least as effective as mediations, if not more so. If you'e looking for a magic pill that isn't a medicine, then that's tougher. Health food stores have such products, but they are largely untested & may be neither safer nor as effective. ...Read more

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What are some suggestions for dealing with cancer treatments?

What are some suggestions for dealing with cancer treatments?

Get a second opinion: Go to major cancer center to confirm that you are getting the best treatment. ...Read more

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I am diagnosed with Trigonitis and offered surgery as treatment. Are thete other options for treatment? which is best? Thanks

I am diagnosed with Trigonitis and offered surgery as treatment. Are thete other options for treatment? which is best? Thanks

Yes: There are many causes for trigonitis. Surgery rarely treats any of them. Sometimes a surgery called cystoscopy is needed to look at the trigone and bladder to help determine the cause. Diet (avoiding caffeine and tomatoes,and carbonation), avoiding nicotine, and getting plenty of fluid intake are all helpful in controlling trigonitis. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for refractory celiac disease?

What are the treatment options for refractory celiac disease?

Compliance is key: The first step is to make sure you are truly following a gluten-free diet. Gluten can hide in substances like beer and some pills. Consult with a dietician to make sure. If this is still a problem, consult with a gastroenterologist to perform other tests to make sure there's no other inflammatory process going on or other causes. There's a medicine called "budesonide" they may try. ...Read more

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