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What Can I Do To Comfort My Mom As She Is Treated For Breast Cancer
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
Can a breast cancer survivor get pregnant? My wife has just been diagnosed with breast cancer. She and i want to know how this will affect her having children, and what we can expect. What effect will the treatments have on her? Is it safe for her to h
Team approach: Meet with a fertility specialist who has worked with cancer patients. They can coordinate with the oncology team to do egg retrieval. Hormones to facilitate the process can be done safely with tamoxifen. This should be done before chemotherapy is started. Adoption is a great option. I am an adoptive parent and it was a great experience for us. A wonderful option when childbearing is not possible. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Oral cancer diet: If she's limited to a liquid diet and losing weight, she should be on a high fat, high calorie, high protein diet to maintain her metabolism and gain weight. There are many supplements available which can provide complete nutrition, including ensure plus and others. Try a variety of supplements and help her find one she likes and will tolerate. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I want to ask about how to prevent varocoses for my fiance espacialy i feel that it is as her mother and sister they also have varicoses ?
Varicose veins: Support hose and support panty hose when worn most of the time when up can help minimize varicosities. ...Read more
Social contacts: Do you have brothers or sisters or close family members, or friends with whom you can talk and express your feelings. If not please contact your pastor for counselling. Check on the internet for support groups in your community. It is not your fault that illness has befallen your mother. ...Read more
Sure you can: Breast cancer needs to be treated properly. Just check and find out where she is being treeated and how well is she doing.. There are all types of breast cancer specialists who can provide top of the line treatment for her. They are called oncologists and some of them specialize in treating breast cancer alone. Those are the most knowledgeable doctors to obtain the best possible treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mother was just diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. Would cryotherapy/surgery be good for her to try?
No: Stage 4 breast cancer is defined by the spread of cancer to other organ(s). This requires treating the entire body, typically with chemotherapy. Breast surgery plays a (limited) role in treating stage 4 patients, but never with cryotherapy. Perhaps you could come with your mother the next time she sees her medical oncologist? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sir my fiance have a blood cancer at third stage what should we do to finish it. With chemothrapy or other one process what will better for her . ?
My husband is getting ready to do weeks of chemo/radiation for tongue/throat cancer. How can I help him prepare?
Love him: This is a time for communication between you, and with your physicians. There's no magic. Do what you can to keep him happy, respect him if he goes into his "cave" and doesn't want to talk at times, and consider a few days for a "second honeymoon". ...Read more
Difficult: To answer here. Review with her family doctor for referrals. See a medical geneticist. If truly concerned see a medical oncologist to see if there are medications (anti-estrogen hormones) to try. If very concerned or very high risk, sometimes mastectomy and plastic surgery reconstruction is considered. ...Read more
My sister in law is sufferrimg from thyroid and she is not regular to her medicines also plss suggest what precautions should she take can it be cured?
Followup with M.D.: The issues of thyroid replacement are straight forward. Always take your thyroid, always get follow up labs, and monitor your available iodine to make thyroid, and prevent a number of cancers of the breast and the ovary. It is important to know if thyroid failure is from a; (low- tsh, iodine, selenium , or a thyroid ring formation failure posssibly due to a lack of b-6 to form amino-carbon ring. ...Read more
Im a 75 year old woman with primary perictoneal cancer I decided dont to ay of the surgeries or chemo . Now what i what to (now ) is how do i have to live?
My mom has a cancerous tumor in her breast what can we do at home to make the pressure and pain go away besides the meds she takes?
I had a lumpectomy for breast cancer and also had chemotherapy as it was grade 3. Now, the doctors want me to have radiations and take tamoxifen, but i'm fed up with the treatment. What should I do?
What u recommend for lupus? My mom has it and she says she hurt all over from it and i wanted to know what medicine or what can be done to fight it?
See a rheumatologist: Lupus is a disease that can affect many organs in the body .The skin and joints are most common but many others can be involved.Vit is impossible to define the extent of your moms disease she needs to see a rheumatologist to be fully evaluated forvextentvandcseverityvofcdiseasecandcsppropriatectjerapycstarted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Home Nursing: Can you arrange a home nurse visit, maybe once a day to check on her? ...Read more
My 3 yr old has just been diagnosed with a lung infection but refuses to take the antibiotics what can I do to help her?
Hide them in food: If your 3 year old daughter refuses to take the presumed oral suspension of the antimicrobial, you can ask your pharmacist what foods it is compatible with to mix together. Alternatively, an intramuscular injection of an antimicrobial could be done but it may require multiple times and may be quite traumatic to you and her. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you suggest if my mom has stage 4 colon cancer it spread to most of her intestines can she get radiation treatment?
No RT: Colon Cancer is best handled by resection of the primary. If therre is no remaining primary, local sites of mets can be handled but disseminated disease is treated only by chemotherapy. FOLFOX is used followed by the mAbs Erbitux and Avastin (bevacizumab). If that fails there are othr monolonals in FDA trials targeting immunogenic proteins expressed in colon cancer that have failed other tretments. ...Read more
Going to doctors soon to check symptoms, but what are the chances that I could have breast cancer as an 18 yr old? Nan and her sister have had bc
Exceptionally low: Breast Cancer is too rare under 20 years of age, that you should not be thinking about this as a possibility for you. relax and get your doctor to check you just to reassure you and teach you how to watch for early changes of Cancer in the breast as there may be some risk as you get into your 40s and older years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most breast cancers are carcinomas. This is a type of breast cancer. These cancers start in the cells that line organs and tissues. In fact, breast cancers are often a type of carcinoma called adenocarcinoma, which starts in cells that make glands (glandular tissue). Breast adenocarcinomas start in the ducts (the milk ducts) or ...Read more
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