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CAP seeking input on revised brain/spinal cord tumor protocol by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Thu 15 Nov 2012 10:39am Prior to the release of the revised Brain/Spinal Cord Protocol, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) will host a public comment period. You can review the revisions and submit feedback online . The public comment period will run through November 30, 2012. Please note that comments are not instantly available for review and will b ... Read on »
Nanoparticles for Imaging and Treatment of Brain Tumors by Posted Thu 13 Aug 2009 5:00pm Description of Invention: Malignant brain tumors, whether arising within the brain or invading the brain from other tissues, are difficult to treat. Conventional chemotherapy drugs do not reach therapeutic levels in brain tumor tissue, and do not remain in brain tumor tissue for long enough to enter brain tumor cells and kill ... Read on »
Pediatric Brain Tumor Facts by Kathy S. Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 7:14pm Pediatric Brain Tumors Kill More Children Than Any Other Cancer! More than 359,000 people in the U.S. were living with a diagnosis of a primary brain and central nervous system tumor in the year 2000. In the year 2000 more than 26,000 children in the U.S. were living with the diagnosis of a primary central nervous system tumor. Each yea ... Read on »
It's brain tumor time again! Sophie Sue's saga, redux by Dr. Patty Khuly Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Posted Sun 07 Sep 2008 8:38pm Yep. For those of you following the saga of my ten year-old French Bulldog and her brain tumor the news is in: Sophie Sue is officially 100% done with her radiation treatments. The upshot? It’s no stretch to say that six weeks and 18 radiation sessions later Sophie Sue is a new dog. From an emaciated dog too weak to stand upright or sw ... Read on »
What is Constipation? by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm 1 Comment Constipation is the infrequent and difficult passage of stool. The frequency of bowel movements among healthy people varies greatly, ranging from three movements a day to three a week. As a rule, if more than 3 days pass without a bowel movement, the intestinal contents may harden, and a person may have difficulty or even pain during el ... Read on »
ER Trip for Tumor Swelling by Olivia Hernandez Patient Expert Posted Mon 07 Dec 2009 12:00am I debated whether or not to share this post. I tend to keep my ongoing health issues private with my family and the NF2Crew. I don't want to be the sick mom, the friend with a disease, the Deaf girl in the class. I am more than that. I am a wife and mother, a student, a writer, a runner, a friend and a daughter. I don't wake up everyday and thin ... Read on »
Lymph massage by Marie L. Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 9:10pm Your lymph system is basically one of your body's most important detox systems. Lymph is a fluid that collects toxins and helps your body expel them. Sometimes lymph gets over saturated with toxiny gloop (don't you love how I just fling those scientific terms around?) and becomes thick and sludgy, then you end up with swollen glands, or, on th ... Read on »
"Modern Surgical Neuropathology" by Doug C. Miller to be published next month by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Thu 25 Jun 2009 11:40am I just pre -ordered Modern Surgical Neuropathology by Douglas C. Miller, MD, PhD from Cambridge University Press, which provides this description: "Brain and spinal cord tumors are the predominant focus, but a full spectrum of infectious, inflammatory, and congenital disorders are also covered in detail, in both pediatric and adult populations, ... Read on »
Radiation Therapy for Cancer by Posted Tue 29 Jun 2010 9:00pm Radiation Therapy for Cancer Key Points Radiation therapy uses high-energy radiation to kill cancer cells by damaging their DNA (see Questions 1 and 2 ). Radiation therapy can damage normal cells as well as cancer cells. Therefore, treatment must be carefully planned to minimi ... Read on »
X-spine Announces New FDA Product Approval for Spinal Fusion–Minimally Invasive by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 30 Nov 2010 9:56pm Everybody knows someone with back problems and/or injuries and now technology has so many different solutions from implants to devices that also reduce pain.  With some of the systems with X-Spine the procedure is done with a very small incision of an inch and can re-attach.  In addition the company also has two biological products that ... Read on »