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Avastin for Schwannomas by Mark Levin Posted Wed 24 Jun 2009 7:01pm Currently, schwannomas and neurofibromas, as well as MPNSTs, are treated with resection and extends to the use of adjunctive treatments for postoperative management, including the use of chemo- and radiotherapies. Avastin is a drug that has recently piqued interest. Dr. Scott Plotkin presented the initial results of Massachusetts General Hospit ... Read on »
My hero... by Olivia Hernandez Patient Expert Posted Wed 03 Apr 2013 12:00am Eight years ago my rambunctious 2 year old was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis Type 2. I wish it had been the first time we learned of it, but JT is actually the 5th person in our family to carry this devastating genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on any nerve ending in the body. We have lost my Grandmother at age 42, my Uncle at ... Read on »
Give us the answer to Neurofibromatosis by nilynaiman Posted Sun 19 Oct 2008 8:18am Neurofibromatosis 1 week ago Neurofibromatosis is a genetically-transmitted disease in which nerve tissue grows tumors (e.g. neurofibromas) that may be harmless or may cause serious damage by compressing nerves and other tissues. The disorder affects all neural crest cells (Schwann cells, melanocytes, endoneurial fibroblasts). Cellular eleme ... Read on »
What Is Tinnitus? by Untreatable .. Patient Expert Posted Mon 21 Dec 2009 10:56am For those who have visited Madison Square Garden in the New York City to hear Beethoven’s Symphony No.5 in C minor on a New Year’s Eve, the music must have remained with them for a few brief minutes even after it had stopped playing in the vast arena. Well, this is quite normal. Beethoven’s composition lingers long in the ears after the m ... Read on »
2010 CTF Patient Forum by Olivia Hernandez Patient Expert Posted Tue 13 Apr 2010 12:00am This past weekend my husband and kids joined me at the 2010 CTF Patient Forum in Las Vegas. I was excited for months ahead of time, and so relieved that Paul's hernia surgery healed quickly enough to attend the symposium just one week after his surgery. Most of the weekend was captioned with CART services, enabling me to read everything said by ... Read on »
Avastin for Neurofibromatosis by Mark Levin Posted Wed 25 Jan 2012 2:39am Multiple plexiform fibromas, Schwannomas and accoustic neuromas are a hallmark neurofibromatosis, which condition also presents with other findings and symptoms. It can appear as cafe-au-lait spots and bumps under the skin, or it can lead to complications that include blindness, scoliosis and disfigurement. Fibromas can cause pain and compro ... Read on »
8 Most Horrible Tumors by Cory D. Registered Nurse Posted Thu 28 May 2009 12:17am Also taken from A Happy Hospitalist. Great blog. Go read. And be grateful today for what you have and DON'T have. 8 Most Horrible Tumors Jose: the man with no face Josehas one ofthe most extremefacial tumours ever seen in medical history. The 51-year-old, from Portugal, is in danger of being suffocated by it unless he underg ... Read on »
Alone, the Walk is Longer by StormeeMuffin Patient Expert Posted Thu 09 Apr 2009 7:17pm So I went to a new neurosurgeon last Wednesday. He wasn't dismissive but seemed to tire easily when listening to me discuss my symptoms at any length. I was somewhat disappointed in his lack of empathy or even expression but I guess he didn't become a NS to hold my hand. Anyway, he performed an exam and certainly agreed that I have notable balance ... Read on »
CAUSES OF HEARING LOSS AND AUDITORY NEUROPATHY...VIDEO ON CUED SPEECH by Jodi Cutler Del Dottore Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 11:40pm Causes of Deafness (lifted from About.com:Deafness...love Jamie Berke, strong, passionate, intelligent voice, check out her blog!) What Makes People Deaf Acoustic Neurinoma Basic facts on acoustic neurinoma, a lesser known cause of hearing loss. Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease (AIED) Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease is examined in this fe ... Read on »
I'm Deaf, NOW WHAT!? by Olivia Hernandez Patient Expert Posted Fri 16 Apr 2010 12:00am As I explained in my last post a huge chunk of my time at the CTF patient forum was spent learning about vestibular schwannomas, and the current status of their available treatments. VS can be life threatening if not treated correctly, but that is not why people focus so much on them when NF2 causes so many other types of tumors to be just as co ... Read on »