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What are the restrictions on going back to work after cancer?

What are the restrictions on going back to work after cancer?

Working with Cancer: Only your oncology team can make that call. If your immune system is suppressed because of chemotherapy or bio therapy, it might be best to avoid crowds at the office. Many cancer sufferers are perfectly capable of returning to a full, productive lifestyle, however, during and after treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Im going under the knife for breast implants in one week. What are some things i need to know for the weeks that are to come?

Im going under the knife for breast implants in one week. What are some things i need to know for the weeks that are to come?

Surgeon's Guidance: Patients require a period of 2 to 4 days of rest and family/friends' care after breast augmentation surgery. Gradual resumption of diet, appropriate use of medications, limitation of strenuous activity etc. Will all be part of the first week “agenda” after surgery. Your plastic surgeon will guide you when it comes to specific “do's and don'ts”. Best wishes for a smooth recovery. ...Read more

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For cervical disc prolapse patient on the neck, what treatment they can do on their own without going for operation and therapy. Pain on the left elbow?

For cervical disc prolapse patient on the neck, what treatment they can do on their own without going for operation and therapy. Pain on the left elbow?

Several can help: You can see your primary doctor, a neurologist, a physiatrist, a pain management specialist, an orthopedist or a neurosurgeon for treatment with 90% usually treated non surgically. This could include: medication, traction, a soft collar, physical therapy/exercises, time and possible epidural steroid injections as well as activity modifications and ceasing smoking if you have that habit. ...Read more

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What type of surgeries can be performed for people with ascites do to cirrhosis, what factors go into deciding when to do the surgeries, and what is the prognosis afterwards? (can the person still be active, do contact sports ect.?)

What type of surgeries can be performed for people with ascites do to cirrhosis, what factors go into deciding when to do the surgeries, and what is the prognosis afterwards? (can the person still be active, do contact sports ect.?)

Ascites: Besides medicines, there are various procedures that are possible for ascites. They range from a shunt which can be placed in the liver without surgery (TIPS) to shunt surgery itself. In addition, a successful liver transplant would cure Ascites. Once healed, some people would be able to engage in contact sports, within reason. Details of these procedures require more than 400 characters. ...Read more

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Some of the tests/checkups people usually annually go for? This will be my first time.. What should I do after checking out the details of diet?

Some of the tests/checkups people usually annually go for?
This will be my first time.. What should I do after checking out the details of diet?

Check up: some of it depends on your age, like colonoscopy at age 50, prostate exam starting at around 40. You will be asked about your personal medical history, family history, surgical history and go over your habits such as diet, exercise, smoking and alcohol. Blood work typically includes cholesterol, sugar, thyroid, liver and kidney function, vitamin D and blood counts. Bring up any issues you have. ...Read more

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I'm going to the periodonist today to get surgery done. They are going to take skin from the back of my throat and use it as my gums. Does that sound normal?

I'm going to the periodonist today to get surgery done. They are going to take skin from the back of my throat and use it as my gums. Does that sound normal?

Almost: I think you misunderstood. This tissue is harvested from the palate and then sutured where it is needed. The back of the throat would be a hard place to reach and the wrong tissue. ...Read more

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Should i go to the hospital for cramping i know is cycle related that ranges from 8 to 10 on the pain scale without bleeding and with nausea?

Should i go to the hospital for cramping i know is cycle related that ranges from 8 to 10 on the pain scale without bleeding and with nausea?

Rest and Advil (ibuprofen): This is not an er problem. This is a primary care problem. Please contact your family physician or gynecologist. ...Read more

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What are some precautions to make before having surgery on my ankle?

What are some precautions to make before having surgery on my ankle?

Do not shave your: Legs at home, be sure you no rash of any kind on the foot or ankle, keep clean and dry. There some other medical precautions your doctor will tell you about. ...Read more

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Unable to open mouth all the way month for work on back upper tooth. What are my options?

Unable to open mouth all the way month for work on back upper tooth. What are my options?

Varies: If the inability to open is a muscle related problem, moist heat, soft diet and an over the counter anti-inflammatory may help. Sometimes a skeletal muscle relaxant may be prescribed as well. If the inability to open is related to a possible TMJ problem, a more extensive exam may be needed with some additional diagnostic studies. Also, an infected tooth can also limit your ability to open. ...Read more

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What can I do for spots on the lungs after radiation?

What can I do for spots on the lungs after radiation?

Ask about them.: Ask your radiation oncologist about them. Are they spots caused by radiation or other spots that need evaluation? ...Read more

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What's the best procedure for chest keloidal scars? My scars on my upper chest are 1 1/2 years now and were due to cauterization. How much cost will it take to have it treated/removed? What are the risks involved?

What's the best procedure for chest keloidal scars? My scars on my upper chest are 1 1/2 years now and were due to cauterization.  How much cost will it take to have it treated/removed?  What are the risks involved?

Very : Very difficult to treat. I have found frequent injections with intralesional steroid combined with laser and silicon sheeting to help but this requires patience. Read more about other treatment options at the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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Is there anything I should be doing right now to assist me in preparation for dialysis when the time comes? (the do's and don't s ). Thank you.

Is there anything I should be doing right now to assist me in preparation for dialysis when the time comes? (the do's and don't s ). Thank you.

Yes: If you have renal insufficiency ("pre-dialysis" kidney disease) you should consider getting a fistula placed. Since you have some klidney function you are a better surgical candidate, will heal better, and can get a native vein fistula (the best kind). Don't wait until you start dialysis because you may need a catheter (which is not good). ...Read more

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How long to go back to work after appendecto and ovarian cyst on the left side same time by malpractice surgery?

How long to go back to work after appendecto and ovarian cyst  on the left side same time by malpractice surgery?

You need to ask the : Doc who did your surg as that doc knows how everything went and u didnt say what type of surg you had, laparoscopy, robot open? And did you have any problems after like bleeding or infection, etc. Or none, so call you surgeon and ask him or her, and don't go sue the doc unless there was really something that happened or was done that was below the standard of care so get a 2nd opinion if neces. ...Read more

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What should a bariatric patient do to lose weight again and regain control of the weight situation? I received a lap band on october 26 of 2007 and have gained 23 pounds. I like to run up and down the three flights in the house, work in the yard when poss

What should a bariatric patient do to lose weight again and regain control of the weight situation? I received a lap band on october 26 of 2007 and have gained 23 pounds. I like to run up and down the three flights in the house, work in the yard when poss

The : The best answer is to reconnect with your bariatric program and surgeon. You may benefit from an adjustment. Start keeping a very honest food diary for 1 month and give it to your nutritionist. You are wise enough to narrow your problem down to sweet addiction. Now just utilize all the excellent resources that are likely available to you as long as you use them. Don't worry about upsetting your surgeon with the weight regain. You are not alone! good luck. ...Read more

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15 post-stroke, still relearning to walk. What type of scan is best to see what's going on in my thigh and hip? Feel bundled up sometimes.

15 post-stroke, still relearning to walk. What type of scan is best to see what's going on in my thigh and hip? Feel bundled up sometimes.

Nothing to see there: If you are rehabilitating from a stroke and having trouble walking then, there's really nothing to see in your thigh and hip. I will bet next month's mortgage on the statement, "They are BORINGLY fine." The problem occurred in the brain. You've probably had either the CT or MRI of the brain and that's what is really needed to assess the damage. Good luck with the rehab. ...Read more

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What are the odds that jra would come back after going in remission?

What are the odds that jra would come back after going in remission?

Very good: There is no cure for jra and will most likely recur when off of medications.No one can determine right now whether they are more likely to have a flare 1 mon or 10 yrs after stopping meds.If a patient had many joints affected at the time of first diagnosis, they are more likely to have a flare sooner than later after stopping meds compared to patients with only 1 or 2 joints active at diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am 19 and my legs start to bow out straight under my knees. I'd like to know what the name of the surgery that can be done is and how much it costs?

I am 19 and my legs start to bow out straight under my knees. I'd like to know what the name of the surgery that can be done is and how much it costs?

Genu Varus: It is hard to say without a detailed exam, but you may be speaking about "bow legged" state. Do you have any functional limitations? Do you trip from this? Is this a progressive finding or "how you were built" so to speak? You need a visit with your GP for detailed exam and history for a diagnosis. At that point you can start talking about whether treatment is warranted! ...Read more

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What is the best diet we have to take while doing treatment of khemotherapy and radiation?

What is the best diet we have to take while doing treatment of khemotherapy and radiation?

Organic: As much as possible you want a high nutrient whole foods, preferably organic (pesticide-free) as tolerated. A good cookbook, for everyone in the family, is one bite at a time, by rebecca katz. ...Read more