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Genetics Home Reference: hereditary paraganglioma-pheochromocytoma by nih.gov Posted Fri 15 Jul 2011 5:09pm On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Treatment Additional information Other names Glossary definitions What is hereditary paraganglioma-pheochromocytoma? Hereditary paraganglioma-pheochromocytoma is a condition char ... Read on »
What IS Men2a? Medullary Cancer?... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 1:42pm What IS Men2a? Medullary Cancer? Pheochromocytomas? Hyperparathyroidism? * I previously posted this in December 2004 but with all the people who still visit this site on their search for MEN2a, I felt it was important to post again WITH corrections because we all know I've learned alot more about this in two years. ) As always, thank y ... Read on »
What IS Men2a? Medullary Cancer?... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 9:53pm What IS Men2a? Medullary Cancer? Pheochromocytomas? Hyperparathyroidism? I figured that I would post some information about MEN2a and the things that come with it as well as links for anyone who is interested to read. "Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia II (MEN II) is a hereditary disorder in which patients develop a type of thyroid cancer acco ... Read on »
October 15th- 19th Updates Octob... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 9:53pm October 15th- 19th Updates October 15 - I got a call from MD Anderson telling me I have an appointment on November 3rd at 9am. To be honest, I was quite shocked because the last I heard my endo (Dr L) was just talking to them and trying to refer me. I never got to say whether or not I even wanted to go to MD Anderson. So anyway- the lady ... Read on »
Health Headlines - September 28 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:22pm Cervical, Testicular Cancers Boost Divorce Risk Problems with sexuality and intimacy may be reasons why testicular and cervical cancer patients are at increased risk for divorce, according to a Norwegian study presented Thursday at the European Cancer Conference in Barcelona, Spain. The study found that women who develop cervical cancer a ... Read on »
Long Time No "See"... *updated o... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 1:42pm 3 Comments Long Time No "See"... *updated on 02/23/07* Again, sorry I don't update much. I probably should since there are so many Google searches that bring people to this blog. Of course, they realize quickly that it's not a medical page and exit sooooooooo...lol. I'm afraid after the initial overdose of MEN2a info when you are first ... Read on »
Today – Von Hippel-Lindau disease Day by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted Sat 09 May 2009 10:03pm Today is an international Von Hippel Lindau Disease Day. VHL Alliance is the main source of information about this disease and also very active community. Take a look at VHLA Youtube channel. Von Hippel Lindau is a rare (1:35000) autosomal dominant genetic condition with increased formation of specific vascular tumours (mostly benign) call ... Read on »
Cancer, Pheos, MEN2a...Oh My! (O... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 9:53pm Cancer, Pheos, MEN2a...Oh My! (October 1st-14th Updates) October 1st - the biopsy came back... abnormal. And not just abnormal but "abnormal for being abnormal". I had to have blood drawn today to test for a rare form of cancer (medullary thyroid cancer) and no matter what I have to have a complete thyroidectomy. They have to take all of it be ... Read on »
The Hatfields, the McCoys, and von Hippel Lindau Syndrome by Matt S. Posted Thu 18 Dec 2008 12:00am I saw a patient in my clinic today with the diagnosis of von Hippel-Lindau Disease. She has a Cr in the mid 2's as a result of prior vascular disease as well as being status-post nephrectomy for a renal cell carcinoma discovered several years ago. To review, von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease is a rare, autosomal dominant genetic condition char ... Read on »
Secondary forms of hypertension by Matt S. Posted Mon 13 Sep 2010 9:19am Lisa Cohen recently summarized rare "genetic" forms of hypertension including Liddle's syndrome and PHA type II (Gordon's syndrome). I want to summarize other causes of "secondary" hypertension which are not inherited (at least not typically in a Mendelian transmission) and which are potentially "fixable". Thes ... Read on »