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What does getting hepatoblastoma mean in the long run?

What does getting hepatoblastoma mean in the long run?

Fight for survival: Hepatoblastoma-most common cancerous liver tumor affecting children from infancy to about 5 years of age. As with any cancer, prognosis and long-term survival vary greatly from child to child.Prompt medical attention, aggressive therapy are important for the best prognosis.Continuous follow-up care is very important because side effects of radiation/chemo may occur, as well as second malignancies. ...Read more

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Dr. William Harmon
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Hepatoblastoma (Definition)

Hepatoblastoma is malignant tumor of liver that ...Read more


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What does getting colonic diseases mean in the long run?

What does getting colonic diseases mean in the long run?

Depends: The answer to this question really depends on the specific type of colonic disease you are wondering about. There are several disease processes of the colon, each with different outcomes and prognosis. ...Read more

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What does getting cerebral contusion mean in the long run?

What does getting cerebral contusion mean in the long run?

Don't do it again: Cerebral contusions (bruising) in the brain is usually tolerated okay if it's not too severe. But as each subsequent head injury is cumulative and exponential in it's effects, you only wan this once in your life! ...Read more

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What does getting dengue fever mean in the long run?

What does getting dengue fever mean in the long run?

Worse next time: There are 4 serotypes (varieties) of dengue virus. Most people recover uneventfully. Rarely, some have internal oozing which can be very serious. Oddly enough, if you have been infected with one variety in the past, you are more likely to have a severe reaction to another dengue serotype infection in the future. Prevention is essential: wear insect repellent during the day. ...Read more

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What does getting broken elbow mean in the long run?

What does getting broken elbow mean in the long run?

Depends: Witout knowing more about the fracture, long term consequences cannot be predicted. Some elbow fractures will heal and after rehab will have no long-rem problems. Others, especially those with significant joint damage cause loss of motion and possible post-traumatic arthrosis. You should did the fracture with your physician. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your monocytes are high in lab work? How long does pneumonia last?

What does it mean when your monocytes are high in lab work? How long does pneumonia last?

See below;: Monocytes - How high? Slight elevation is not meaningful. You should discuss it with the doctor who ordered the test. Pneumonia- It depends on the cause of pneumonia, underlying lung disease, immune status and treatment given. Under favorable circumstances a person should recover in less than a week. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What are in situ cancer cells and what does it mean for one's long-term health?

What are in situ cancer cells  and what does it mean for one's long-term health?

Confined cancer,,: Cancer"in situ" is cancer that's confined to an area like the skin or the colon and it hasn't broken through the membrane that's containing it. That means it can be fully removed without any left behind. So if it's treated at this stage, it can be cured. It's wise to do check ups in case there's recurrence but that particular cancer would be cured, so get treated while a cure is possible. ...Read more

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What are the long term affects of having the prostate removed? Is it true that errection does come back?

What are the long term affects of having the prostate removed? Is it true that errection does come back?

Depends on operation: Prostate glands are usually removed for malignancy but occasionally for extreme enlargement from benign prostatic hypertrophy. Serious long term side effects can be incontinence or erectile dysfunction. Both can be temporary or permanent. Anyone needing a prostatectomy should chose his surgeon very carefully making certain that they have excellent training and superb outcomes. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when the right-side of someone's heart is not getting enough blood?

What exactly does it mean when the right-side of someone's heart is not getting enough blood?

Right heart: It means not enough blood is getting to it, this can be from low blood volume or from obstruction to venous return to the heart, sometimes this is hydrostatic leak into the tissues and sometimes it is mechanical obstruction. ...Read more

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What is the usual level of lipase in someone with pancreatic cancer? How elevated does it get?

What is the usual level of lipase in someone with pancreatic cancer? How elevated does it get?

Poor test for cancer: Lipase is usually not elevated in Cancer arising from the Pancreas...so it is not a test we do to check for Cancer. Lipase and Amylase are tests done to make a diagnosis of Pancreatitis ...Read more

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What are the last stages of cirrhosis? How long does a person generally have to live?

See below: You may consult this site for information in this topic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cirrhosis/home/ovc-20187218 ...Read more

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What does it mean when the CA19-9 level goes back to the normal range when someone has pancreatic cancer? Is this a sign of remission?

What does it mean when the CA19-9 level goes back to the normal range when someone has pancreatic cancer? Is this a sign of remission?

Well....: If it was elevated before surgery and now is normal, I would say it is a very good thing BUT, that as of itself does not mean it is in remission or that it will stay that way. Cancer can exist in microscopic form and often there is no way to know for sure, be it with labs or even with scans. Such patient will need long term follow up and maybe even consider post operative therapy. Best 2U! ...Read more

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What does it mean when a lot of veins show in your hands?

What does it mean when a lot of veins show in your hands?

It is normal: I agree with dr morrison thin people without much body fat hand veins show more & also as we age our normal hand veins show more as skin thins. They dont need to be treated but they can be treated or closed with sclerotherapy if they are a cosmetic concern, it usually takes 2-4 sessions for cosmetic results. See a phlebologist, a vein specialist who does many of these treatments. www.phlebology.org. ...Read more

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What are the effects of chemotherapy how long does it stay in the body after each session?

What are the effects of chemotherapy how long does it stay in the body after each session?

Need detail: There are dozens of types of chemo. All with differing side effects and mechanism and duration relative to elimination. ...Read more

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What happens in the last few stages of terminal lung cancer so i know what to expect please? She is on 24hr oxygen.

What happens in the last few stages of terminal lung cancer so i know what to expect please? She is on 24hr oxygen.

Unpredictable: Lungs may fail with shortness of breath and blue skin. Right side of heart may fail with shortness of breath and fluid overload. Bain metastasis may cause headache or coma. Infection may be sudden and cause padding in hours. Cherish each day. Discuss her wishes for the last days. I m glad you had one another. ...Read more

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I am just curious about what are the first symptoms of lung cancer, how long does it take a smoker to get it and what is the average age of diagnosis?

I am just curious about what are the first symptoms of lung cancer, how long does it take a smoker to get it and what is the average age of diagnosis?

Often asymptomatic.: This is often asymptomatic with about 5-15% detected from symptoms. Pesistent cough is the usual presenting sign, with hemoptysis, wheeze, dyspnea or difficulty breathing, depending on its site. Hoarseness, and respiratory failure can mean spread beyond the lungs. This occurs most at 55-65 years and since smoking is the most common cause, it likely takes from its start so don't start smoking. ...Read more

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The long term - cancer etc. But how does smoking effect how you feel in the present, or doesn't it at all?

The long term - cancer etc. But how does smoking effect how you feel in the present, or doesn't it at all?

Feeling high: Smoking makes you feel good at present because of the nicotine that is a stimulant to our body/brain but the hundreds of carcer-causing chemicals in that smoke that you inhale spread all over your body predisposing your organs and tissues to develop full blown cancer in the future. ...Read more

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What are the sure symptoms of heart attack? How long does it last for??????

What are the sure symptoms of heart attack? How long does it last for??????

Heart attack: Typically some form of chest discomfort often accompanied by breathlessness,sweat,nausea,palpitations,a sense of impending doom ,anxiety,with radiation of discomfort to various areas in the SVC distribution;BUT some or all of these may or may not be present in the majority of presentations. A large minority up to 20=40% present with very atypical symptoms inc. painless ...Read more