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What Are The Treatment Options For Lcis
Observation for Most: Lcis is somewhat of a misnomer in that it is not a cancer, but a "pre-malignant" condition in which there are abnormal cells present in the glands (lobules) of the breast. Therefore patients with a diagnosis of lcis are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer than the general population and require closer observation and screening. Hormonal therapy may be used in those with very high risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Options vary: Lcis is not cancer but a marker for increased risk of future breast cancer. After finding lcis, women should increase the number of breast exams and mammograms they get per year. Some women at increased risk may take drugs like tamoxifen or Raloxifene to reduce their risk of breast cancer. A small number of women with very strong family histories of breast cancer may consider bilateral mastectomy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've discovered that i'm mthfr 1298a positive. I don't know what this means. What are the treatment options? And what dr. Would i see to pursue this?
This is soft: Testing for mthfr genotype is being promoted aggressively by one lab and a few physician-activists. Around half of peoplen in many populations have at least one "abnormal gene." studies are mixed but on general medical principles, it seems unlikely that if blood homocysteine levels are normal that a mutation is a problem. Carriers might benefit from extra folate, (folic acid) b6 &/or B12 supplementation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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It depends upon the: Type. Acute lymphoid and myeloid leukemias are treated differently, and chronic leukemias are treated different from acute varieties. It also depends on being child vs an older adult. In general, all rx (2.5-3.5 yrs) involves induction, consolidation, interim maintenance, delayed intensification and maintenance. AML rx (. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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