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Wrongly Diagnosed With Cancer
One Day At A Time: I don't think there is any more devastating news than hearing the word cancer. A few generalizations: 1-throw away any preconceived notions--everyone's cancer is different 2-knowledge is power: the more (accurate)info you get, the better. Good websites include the american cancer society and the national cancer inst. 3-choose a dr. Who you can communicate with 4-take it 1 day at a time. Good luck. ...Read more
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
Registrars...: Most cancer centers employ a cancer registrar(s). These peole keep detailed records of all the patients seen in their geographic areas and compile statistics that are reported to state and federal agencies. You could contact your local cancer center to see who the registrar is there if you have a local concern. Hope that this helps. ...Read more
SCID: Scid stands for severe combined immunodeficiency. By definition, people with this disorder have no t cells, so they cannot fight any diseases or produce any antibodies. Iga is one type of antibody, so a deficiency of it would be expected as part of the scid disorder. This disorder is fatal in infancy without aggressive management, so not likely to be diagnosed in an adult. Cvid more likely. ...Read more
Hashimoto's: Hashimoto's disease is an autoimmune disease of the thyroid, the most common cause for low thyroid. Antibodies that diagnose it (thyroglobulin and thyroid peroxidase), are surrogate markers and are not resonsible for the damage that occurs in the thyroid. It is a lymphocyctic infiltrate that causes thyroid damage.You can have markers for this and not be hypothyroid now, or indefinite years. ...Read more
Hello doctor my father was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndromes can he be treated by bone marrow transplant?
Yes, but...: To answer your question, yes, bone marrow transplant is a treatment option for MDS but is not usually the immediate choice. MDS is a very broad spectrum of diseases and each case is unique, thus there are many considerations before deciding on the best therapy approach. Sorry to hear about your father. Below is a link for more information about treatments for MDS. http://bit.ly/2iADlYQ ...Read more
Any advice for someone who's been diagnosed with borderline hypothyroidism caused by autoimmune thyroiditis?
Cholangiocarcinoma: Sorry to hear about your mother. The role of chemotherapy is evolving in patients with advanced cholangiocarcinoma. No single chemotherapy agent or combination regimen consistently leads to objective tumor shrinkage, forestalls recurrent obstruction following palliative intervention, or extends survival beyond 8 to 15 months. Try Clinicaltrials.gov for active trials available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Father diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of buccal mucosa. Mod differentiated. Can this be handled with radiation, given his age 90 yr and angina?
Yesterday father was diagnosed with cervical cancer. What are the rates for cancer survival with this?
My mother has been diagnosed with metastatic adenocarcinoma with mucinous features. Can you explain what this means?
Glandular activity: Primary tumors with mucinous features are those that are derived from organs producing mucin to allow the organ to function. The most common organ whose tumor,an adenocarcinoma, has mucinous features is that from colon. As such the metastatic tumors would have segmental areas within the spreading lesion that demonstrates the presence of fields of mucin on histologic exam. ...Read more
My brother has been diagnosed with metastatic renal cell carcinoma stage 4. Am i at risk of this disease . Is this cancer rare?
HD even: In advanced stages with b symptoms can be curable...The early stages are almost always cured with proper therapy. ...Read more
Can't tell: Sorry to hear you were diagnosed with this. Chances of survival vary depending on the stage, from highly curable (if early) to essentially incurable (if metastatic). If you provide more info, we could give you statistics but remember dear, odds don't apply to individuals, only to populations, so get a good team of docs and fight well. I pray you do well. ...Read more
Maybe - adjuvant: Pancreas cancer is basically divided into 1) resectable (by surgery) 2) borderline resectable 3) metastatic (spread distantly). Radiation may be used after surgical resection as adjuvant therapy to help local control to prevent relapse. Radiation may also be used alone or with chemo to "downstage" or shrink the tumor to allow surgery. In general, radiation therapy by itself it likely not curative. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not all, but many: There are several ways that the basis of the condition expresses itself and a sensitive person may experience any combination of them. Skin symptoms are not rare. The good news is that as treatment is effective for one it usually is for others too. Are you well-treated? Is gluten an issue? There are more and more good diets w/out or with minimal gluten. Try one to see if it helps. ...Read more
What is wrong with my immune system? Diagnosed with hashimoto's 5 years ago, now diagnosed with autoimmune thrombocytopenia!
No surprise: They actually tend to run together. Keep them both under control. There's even some articles. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc1905072/ nobody knows why. ...Read more
Type?: Depends entirely on the type. Some physicians discontinue estrogen supplements in the presence of present or past breast cancer. Some cancers caught and treated early are mere speedbumps. A more serious cancer should prompt a discussion with your physician similar to the one that preceded your decision to supplement in the first place. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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