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What are my options if i was just diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma?

What are my options if i was just diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma?

Excision: First it needs to be entirely removed by your surgeon with controlled margin. Then get regular exam by your dermatologist to catch new ones early. Protect your skin from sun damage by using a sunblock cream. ...Read more

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What are the next steps after being diagnosed with gastrointestinal cancer?

What are the next steps after being diagnosed with gastrointestinal cancer?

GI Cancer: Question is very broad. It depends upon location of the cancer, stage of the cancer(localized vs spread to other organs ) age and or other medical conditions which may preclude aggressive treatment such as surgery and chemotherapy and wishes of the patient who may elect to do nothing. In many instances based upon some if the above factors , surgery +/- chemotherapy are the next steps. ...Read more

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When do you worry most about my blood counts following a chemotherapy treatment?

When do you worry most about my blood counts following a chemotherapy treatment?

Variable: Of course, we look at them around the time you get chemotherapy to make sure it is safe to treat you but with most chemotherapies - blood counts drop the most around 7 to 12 days after treatment. Since there are many different types of therapy, our health care team will tell you when it is the most vulnerable time and many times we shedule lab tests around this. ...Read more

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What to do if I have just been diagnosed with a basal cell carcinoma?

What to do if I have just been diagnosed with a basal cell carcinoma?

See your doctor: Basal cell carcinomas are the least dangerous cancers and are curable with local removal. You obviously are seeing a doctor to have received the diagnosis. Depending on the location of the cancer, you may need to consult a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions if i was diagnosed with cervical cancer. We don't know the seriousness of the disease abd what are the rates for cancer survival with this?

Can you give me suggestions if i was diagnosed with cervical cancer. We don't know the seriousness of the disease abd what are the rates for cancer survival with this?

See a..: ...Gynecologic oncologist if possible. Your treatment and prognosis will depend greatly on your stage and other personal characteristics which we do not know. Best to you. ...Read more

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What happens once you have basal cell carcinoma?

What happens once you have basal cell carcinoma?

Treatment: Basal cell carcinoma is a very common type of skin cancer. Once you have been diagnosed, the lesion is typically removed. This is commonly done by dermatologists and plastic surgeons. In some cases, medical treatments can be used if surgery is not a good option. These lesions rarely spread, but can be locally aggressive. Prognosis for these lesions is generally pretty good. ...Read more

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What should I expect with a fine needle biopsy of my thyroid? What are the possible tumors or results?

What should I expect with a fine needle biopsy of my thyroid?  What are the possible tumors or results?

Well tolerated: Many times we biopsy nodules seen on ultrasound. Most are benign. If a cancer is seen, most of the time it is papillary, and treatable with thyroidectomy and lymph node removal. There can be follicular cells seen, which usually results in removal of one side of the thyroid, as you can't tell for sure if its noncancerous follicular cells on fna. Rarely, they dont get enough cells to tell. ...Read more

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Could doctor know if any malignant cells has been left behind after surgery? What if the prioximal and margin are clear?

Could doctor know if any malignant cells has been left behind after surgery? What if the prioximal and margin are clear?

Possibly: Your surgeon evaluates the margins of your specimen under the microscope with a pathologist at the time of the operation. This is done as a "frozen section" of the specimen. Later, the pathologist evaluates the specimen with permanent stains and markers. This is the final determination of the specimen and its characteristics. Your surgeon should be able to tell you the specifics of your specimen. ...Read more

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Specialist said 7 gull polyp is stable. Why do I have to keep monitoring every 6 months what are the chances of this turning to cancer present/future?

Specialist said 7 gull polyp is stable. Why do I have to keep monitoring every 6 months what are the chances of this turning to cancer present/future?

Gallbladder disease: A gallbladder polyp is what i believe you are referring to. These rarely have any relationship to malignancy. Gallbladder carcinoma is extremely rare. I see about one case a year. ...Read more

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What are the chances of me being able to have children after chemo?

What are the chances of me being able to have children after chemo?

It depends: It depends upon the type of chemotherapy and how close a woman is to menopause when she is treated. For a man there is normally a lower chance than for a woman. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you are told you have a blood clot in your endometrial canal? What are the treatment options? Im 42, no kids, a few miscarriage

What does it mean when you are told you have a blood clot in your endometrial canal? What are the treatment options? Im 42, no kids, a few miscarriage

Call the MD & ask: I am not sure what your MD was suggesting in that statement, but you can call him/her and find out. Patient advocacy means that you have every right to get a clear understanding of your care from your MD. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to do a report on sickle cell anemia and I was wondering do people with sickle cell anemia usually get splenectomies?

What to do if I have to do a report on sickle cell anemia and I was wondering do people with sickle cell anemia usually get splenectomies?

No: The disease usually results in the self destruction of the spleen as a functional organ by the age 3. At that point it would have no impact on the disorder and cease to be of any importance. ...Read more

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What happens if you had agresive cancer and after surgery you woudn't go back chemo. What are the risks?

What happens if you had agresive cancer and after surgery you woudn't go back chemo. What are the risks?

Need more informatio: We can be more helpful to you if you provide us with detailed information about your Cancer. We need to know the location of your Cancer(which part of the body did it start from?) and the stage of your cancer at diagnosis. When was it diagnosed and what was the date of the surgery and any other treatments done so far?. With these details we can guide you as to what is the best course of action ...Read more

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After removal of my thyroid gloin because of a tumor i got diagnosed with copd. Do you know if there are relations between thyroid gland and copd?

After removal of my thyroid gloin because of a tumor i got diagnosed with copd. Do you know if there are relations between thyroid gland and copd?

No: thyroid surgery may cause pulmonary problems if damage has occurred to the recurrent laryngeal nerve which controls vocal cord motion. COPD or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease usually results from smoking where elastase is produced in the lung tissue, escapes into circulation where it breaks down elastic tissue in the rib cage to cause COPD, or in skin of face to result in wrinkles. ...Read more

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I was told I have overactive bone marrow due to very high white blood cell counts for a while what does this mean? And what's next to get done?

I was told I have overactive bone marrow due to very high white blood cell counts for a while what does this mean? And what's next to get done?

See hematologist: Overactive bone marrow is not a valid diagnosis. How high were your counts? It would be prudent to consult a hematologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have 2 small PEs, one in each lung. Could this be caused from an undiagnosed cancer? What are the chances? Healthy 27 y/o male. If so what cancers?

I have 2 small PEs, one in each lung. Could this be caused from an undiagnosed cancer? What are the chances? Healthy 27 y/o male. If so what cancers?

Genetics: You must have full blood tests done to rule out genetic reasons for PE along with work up for hidden malignancy. Other risk factors are hormonal therapy and long travel / sedentary state and obesity. Ask for hematologist consult. Any cancer is a hypercoagulable state. ...Read more

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I have sps is there a chance ill end up with some kind of cancer if so what type?

I have sps is there a chance ill end up with some kind of cancer if so what type?

SPS NO CHANCE OF CAN: If you mean you have stiff person syndromes, which a neurological progressive condition, it does not end up with some kind of cancer discuss your case with a neurologist about the prognosis. ...Read more

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I have the sickle cell anemia trait. What are the cons it can have on me now and in the future?

I have the sickle cell anemia trait. What are the cons it can have on me now and in the future?

Very few problems: The vast majority of the time sickle trait is clinically silent, meaning you will experience no health issues due to its presence. Rarely persons with sickle trait can experience sickling if they get dehydrated or exercise vigorously at high altitude. The major issue is understanding how sickle cell disease is inherited and your risk of having a child with this depending on mom's carrier state. ...Read more

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Me and my wife both are diagonsed as minor beta thalassimia carrier.My wife is 16 weeks pregnant. What should be our next step and what are risks ?

Me and my wife both are diagonsed as minor beta thalassimia carrier.My wife is 16 weeks pregnant.  What should be our next step and what are risks ?

Prenatal diagnosis: There is a strong possibility (75%) that your child will have thalassemia. There is a good chance (50%) that it will be thalassemia minor, like what each of you have. There is a possibility that your child has inherited the thalassemia genes from both mom and dad. This will produce a more severe thalassemia. Prenatal diagnosis are possible. Talk to your OB gyn about this possibility. Good lu. ...Read more

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