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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 »
Can you solve this case? by pathologystudent Posted Wed 26 Mar 2014 6:58pm Here’s a case with a classic, almost unmistakeable histologic appearance. I love that. Take a look at the photo and the question, then scroll down for the answer.  A 42-year-old female presents with tinnitus and hearing loss, and is found to have a mass at the cerebellopontine angle. A biopsy section is shown here.   What is the ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
If you have ears to hear... by Olivia Hernandez Patient Expert Posted Thu 07 May 2009 9:24pm I had the pleasure of meeting Jennifer and Amanda at a meetup for the Fabulous ASL Learners of RC 2 months ago. Amanda is 13 and deaf, Jennifer is her stepmother. Jennifer met Amanda's father years ago as Amanda's teacher at the California School for the Deaf, Riverside. They communicate so well together, and have such an inspiring story. After a ... Read on »
4 Months to 26.2 by Olivia Hernandez Patient Expert Posted Tue 09 Jun 2009 11:36pm I want to sincerely thank those of you who have already donated to CTF on my Active Giving page, and really gotten the ball rolling! We have already raised $400! We have 4 more months to reach my goal of $5000 for this year. I've been going on my long runs and really focusing on training, and when I feel like I can't take another step, I remember ... Read on »
BRCA 1 & 2 Gene Testing: What Does A Positive Test Mean And Should You Get Tested? by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Sat 01 Feb 2014 9:11am The BRCA 1 and 2 gene mutations, and a handful of other (rarer) gene mutations, account for about 10% of all breast cancer cases. The abnormal genes affect about 1 in 400 people and can be inherited from either or both parents. BRCA gene mutations increase the lifetime risk of breast cancer in women to between 50 and 87% (depending ... Read on »
Tests tests tests by Angela F Posted Tue 04 Aug 2009 7:38pm Just had our second appointment in London. It was a weird day, part good, part hard, part relief. We arrived a little late as we got a bit lost in the big city (even though we've been there before - oops!) so we were a little stressed. And then we had a mountain of forms to sign. I got a little bit confused in parts - there was just so many a ... Read on »
Tests, Tests, and More Tests by Drew's Mommy Posted Tue 09 Jun 2009 12:00am We started the week with a load of tests for Drew. These are tests that Dr. Bradstreet ordered. We collected two urine samples, one stool, and we'll be going on Thur do to another blood draw. He had to come off his vitamins and minerals for these tests; and oddly, he also had to come off of pears (along with a few other fruits). We are becomming ... Read on »