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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 »
Cyberknife New Hope for Brain Tumours. Intracranial Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Thu 11 Mar 2010 3:24am Benign and Primary Tumours The most common intracranial lesions are metastases and malignant (e.g., astrocytomas) or benign (e.g., meningiomas, acoustic neuromas) primary tumours. Primary benign brain tumours and malignancies are much less common than brain metastases. Stereotactic radiosurgery has become an accepted treatment option for p ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
NIH: Aspartame Gives Rats Cancer by Ginger T. Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:02pm http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/docs/2005/8711/abstract.pdf Environmental Health Perspectives First Experimental Demonstration of theMultipotential Carcinogenic Effects of AspartameAdministered in the Feed to Sprague-Dawley Rats Morando Soffritti, Fiorella Belpoggi, Davide Degli Esposti,Luca Lambertini, Eva Tibaldi, and Anna Riganodoi:10.1 ... Read on »
MRI Results! by Olivia Hernandez Patient Expert Posted Thu 07 May 2009 9:23pm Yesterday Paul and I headed to Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach for a check up with my favorite neurologist. We slowly inched down the freeway, passing a van crumbled on the side of the highway while a big rig sat nearby unscathed. I tried to forget the images my eyes had briefly absorbed when I checked the MRI disk on my computer to be sure it hel ... 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 »