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What Do The Doctors Do For Teenage Boys With Lukemia
Treat them: Young people with leukemia have the best chance for remission and possibly cure. The treatment is long and involved and involves a lot of health care professionals as well as a lot of love and support through the ordeal for both the patient and the family. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A malignant hematologic neoplasm that originates in the bone marrow and represents a clonal proliferation of hematopoietic elements belonging to any of the myeloid, lymphoid, erythroid, and megakaryocytic lineages. Of note, other hematologic neoplasms like lymphoma or myeloma may demonstrate a leukemic phase without actually originating in the bone marrow ...Read more
What do doctors do for check ups on a 14-15 year old teenage girl in canada? Also what types of questions do they ask. What if you have a male doctor?
Check up: Check ups are complete physicals. When I do a physical on a female teen my medical assistant has already taken vital signs, vision and hearing screen, a urine test and a finger stick for Hemoglobin. On exam I start with the head, and work through all the major organ groups and after a standing Neuro test, check the back. I do not do pelvic exams. If I were a man I would do the exam with a chaperon ...Read more
Multiple: Leukemia can present with multiple signs and symptoms including but not limited to: bone pain, refusal to bear weight, gum bleeding, bleeding from other sites, pallor, lack of appetite, fever, night sweats, unexplained weight loss, easy bruising, fatigue, etc. If a concern for leukemia exists, consultation with the primary care physician or a hematologist is recommended. ...Read more
Doctors do not know of all the ways SSRI's mess with the changes occurring in a teen's brain? So why give them to teens? Do doctors just don't care?
A fact of life...: Nobody knows all the ways any medication, supplement, or food item can affect a person. That's because it is impossible in life to know "all the ways". Doctors (and people in general) make decisions based on what is known or what is likely. So, if a patient has a higher chance of getting better and living a decent life with SSRI's than without SSRI's, then the wise choice is to try the SSRI's. ...Read more
By asking: There are excellenet screeners some doctors use, but the main point is to ask--which you can do too. Fortunately suicidal thoughts are much, much more common than actual suicides. Many web sites list risk factors. Briefly, depression, drug or alcohol use, and social isolation are among them; a *big*, acute risk is sudden loss or humiliation. No blood tests, and teens lie, so trust your gut. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple treatments: Scoliosis in adults can be quite painful and debilitating. It is often treated initially with non-operative measures such as pain medications, physical therapy and postural exercises, spinal steroid injections. If these are ineffective, surgery can sometimes be performed to help relieve the pressure off the compressed nerves and help stabilize the abnormal spinal curvature. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fix what they can: Ds patients born today have an expected lifespan of >60 years & can get there only if they receive the same care for problems that an unaffected kid would. They have a higher frequency of congenital heart defects, diabetes, hypothyroidism & other health issues in their lifetime. With regular health care they can live a pleasant but supervised life. ...Read more
Support your teen: Explaining the fear of needles best is done upon arrival for the teen. Hug or hold your teen if they allow during the injections. Discussed the protection vaccines perform to prevent missing special classes, sports, occasions. Consider topical Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream to numb the prospective sites. Be there for him! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the hardest type of doctor and why . Also how many years do they have to go to school for ?
Depends on you!: Every doctor goes to medical school for a period of four years after undergraduate school. Then, there's residency - and that can take anywhere from 3 to 6 years, plus advanced fellowships beyond this for further specialization. But what's hard for one person may be easy for another. It often boils down to personal "fit.". ...Read more
Check with....: Check with your doctors or look up on the cdc website (center for disease control) for standard numbers.Remember that is a large variation of normal. ...Read more
See below: If the arthritis is confined to a single joint, maybe only an xray. If there is arthritis in multiple joints on both sides of the body, certain blood tests may be run looking for rheumatoid arthritis or similar conditions. These include, rheumatoid factor, antinuclear antibody, anti ccp antibody, sedimentation rate, c reactive protein, uric acid levels among others. ...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 . ?
American Girl: www.americangirl.com has a lot of great info and books about all the changes that come with puberty. Their "care and keeping of you" book talks about the physical changes, but they also have books about emotional and social changes as well. You can get the books from the library, too. The other websites to look at are www.Healthychildren.Org and the mayo clinic website. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do so many kids and teens get cancer ? My daughter knows 2 kids at her school with it and one other friend who is a survivor. Why so common ?
Wish we knew:(: Most expert however seem to believe that besides genetics, toxic contamination of environment may be the contributing factor for the seeming uptake in cancer prevalence all across the population. Our ability to diagnose them more readily than before would be an added factor, just like Autism, which has become much prevalent in recent years. ...Read more
Lukemia: Please visit him , provide support - emotional, compassion, if necessary financial. Get him help if needed, go with him to the doctor visits and the hospital. Be with him as much as you can - you will never regret it and you will be enriched by it. ...Read more
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