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What kind of cancer can a person get in his hand?

What kind of cancer can a person get in his hand?

Skin most common: While there are a lot of types of cancers you could get in the hand, skin cancers are probably the most common. Non-cancer growths ("benign") are much more common than cancers -- and the most common of these things are cysts. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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If someone has osteosarcoma in their thigh and it spreads to a lung, what sort of complications can occur?

If someone has osteosarcoma in their thigh and it spreads to a lung, what sort of complications can occur?

Dyspnea, cough: Osteosarcoma is rare cancer of the bone. When it metastasizes, one of the first places it may show up is in the lungs. If these metastatic lesions are numerous or obstruct the airways, they can cause shortness of breath, cough and possibly bleeding. Weight loss is another common symptom in those with progressive cancer. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of a person with osteosarcoma of the pelvis? Is that a really bad area to get a cancer?

What is the life expectancy of a person with osteosarcoma of the pelvis? Is that a really bad area to get a cancer?

Novo TTF: The fda (us food and drug administration) has approved a new treatment for patients as an alternative to chemotherapy. The promising new non-invasive treatment by novocure uses "tumor treating fields" (novottf) to treat cancerous growths and is now available for adult patients with recurring brain tumors (recurrent glioblastoma or gbm). This is latest for cancer rx check this out. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a father has cancer in the brain what r the chances of any of his kids having it when there older?

Can you tell me if a father has cancer in the brain what r the chances of any of his kids having it when there older?

Cancer: There some obscure syndromes which are hereditary there is about a 5 percent chance of hereditary causes. Neurofibromatosis is usually the most common familial tumor ...Read more

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What kind of disease do a person have if he is behind a glass and in isolation and no one can visit him but his wife.

What kind of disease do a person have if he is behind a glass and in isolation and no one can visit him but his wife.

I hear you talking: I'm sorry your life has taken a course you would prefer that it hadn't. But you must be special to have kept the love of a good woman. Any counselors in there? Only you can decide what your confinement means and whether there are opportunities to develop yourself as a person. Remember the great men and women who at times were prisoners. Look forward, find hope, and do not surrender to hate. ...Read more

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Uncle has a type of hemophilia 1 as i do. I want to know what the probablity of my children obtaining this disease and how come?

Uncle has a type of hemophilia 1 as i do. I want to know what the probablity of my children obtaining this disease and how come?

Genetics: You have possibly carrier gene . Double recessive gene will express that is disease hemophelia .It was common in the royal family due to in breeding read up on tramission of genes and inheritable diseases .There is lot of informaltion available reserch on it and will discuss if any more questions. ...Read more

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What kind of things are a doctor looking for in a skin biopsy of the hand?

What kind of things are a doctor looking for in a skin biopsy of the hand?

Vague question: Was there a lesion on the hand? Do you have any symptoms? It may be a local lesion that needed to be examined. Hand is not a usual site for biopsy to look for a systemic disorder. It would be more useful to ask your doctor. ...Read more

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What kind of physical therapy would a person thats been in a coma get?

What kind of physical therapy would a person thats been in a coma get?

Depends: Id pt. Is in bed, all muscle, groups are moved and stimulated to prevent atrophy and prevent clots. If pt. Is not intubated and cannot talk well, needs speech therapy. If there is any particular paralysis of arm, leg or face so treatment goes there to stimulate muscles. Pt will try to move the pt. So he/she can stand up & walk o the bathroom and act as independently as possible. ...Read more

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How can a doctor tell what areas of the brain have been affected in a person who has had a stroke?

How can a doctor tell what areas of the brain have been affected in a person who has had a stroke?

Exam & imaging: Neurological physical exam as well as ct scan and MRI scan can show the extent of damage from a stroke. Imaging may show potentially treatable causes such as carotid artery stenosis. ...Read more

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Is staff infection contagious? How would or could my children get infected by me if this is a form of staff on my hands and other various places body

Is staff infection contagious? How would or could my children get infected by me if this is a form of staff on my hands and other various places body

Yes/Contact: Staph is a bacteria and gabillions of them are everywhere. When we get colonnized with this, it is easy to spread from one to another. If you are a health care worker, you may have a particularly more virulent form of staph. Today, it is everywhere. Good hygiene, laundry care, bed linen changing and hand sanitizers and soap and water are the best protection. ...Read more

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For what length of time can a person live with head and neck cancer?

For what length of time can a person live with head and neck cancer?

Cancer: Life expectancy is really based on the cancer type, the amount of spread and the response to treatment given. The oncologist treating this disorder would be the best source of information in answering this question. ...Read more

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How to fix a collapsed lung in the middle of nowhere? If in a town there is only one doctor and he does not have the fancy equipment how and what can he use to save the person with the collapsed lung?

How to fix a collapsed lung in the middle of nowhere? If in a town there is only one doctor and he does not have the fancy equipment how and what can he use to save the person with the collapsed lung?

If : If i were in a location where someone had a collapsed lung, at the very least, betadine, if available, and an 18g angiocath needle would suffice to emergently release air from the pleural space and allow the collapsed lung to reexpand. This is of course merely a temporary maneuver, depending on the size of the injury to the lung. I would only try this maneuver if i had the proper skills and education as to the location of the lung, major blood vessels and after weighing the risks and benefits. But, in the case of do or die, a needle placed in the lateral midaxillary line or two fingers width "south" in relation to the clavicle, should adequately allow a needle to be safely inserted into the pleural space. (hopefully, too, one has a stethoscope to ensure the correct side is treated!). ...Read more

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Got cancer and they had to amputate a foot. What kind of cancer would cause this to happen?

Got cancer and they had to amputate a foot. What kind of cancer would cause this to happen?

Cancer: Any type of sarcoma or malignant bone tumor would require surgical excision. If the surgeon sent a sample of the diseased bone for analysis, he or she would be able to let you know what specific type of cancer was present. ...Read more

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Does a family history of cancer affect my recovery from basal cell carcinoma? I just found out today that I have a basal cell carcinoma on my lower leg. The doctor is referring me to a plastic surgeon to get it treated. I have a huge history of cancer in

Does a family history of cancer affect my recovery from basal cell carcinoma? I just found out today that I have a basal cell carcinoma on my lower leg. The doctor is referring me to a plastic surgeon to get it treated. I have a huge history of cancer in

Probably : Probably not. The most common cause of basal cell carcinoma of the skin is sun exposure. The best thing you can do to prevent new skin cancers is to limit your sun exposure by wearing adequate sunblock when outside (spf 30 or above), wear a hat, cover sun exposed skin areas, and limit uv light exposure. Factors that can affect recovery time after surgery can include diabetes, smoking, peripheral vascular disease, and poor circulation. I would discuss any surgery related questions with your surgeon that will be performing the surgery. ...Read more

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What is the cause for a child to start a twitch of his head in a habit?

What is the cause for a child to start a twitch of his head in a habit?

Tics: Some children develop tics the same as in adults. They are involuntary movements that you child has no control over. Observe if there are any situations that might be triggering the movements and see if there are any associated findings such as grunting or any verbalization, have your child evaluated to see if this is the problem. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with a inflamed pancreas. What type of doctor specializes in this kind of treatment? Will I have to live with this the rest of my life? Can it be cured?

I've been diagnosed with a inflamed pancreas. What type of doctor specializes in this kind of treatment? Will I have to live with this the rest of my life? Can it be cured?

Your PCP may be able: To treat your symptoms depending on his/get expertise. Otherwise may refer you to a gastroenterologist or endocrinologist depending on his/her concerns. ...Read more

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