With NHL doctors often not only aim the radiation to the one site but to the other lymph nodes in the region to make sure the cancer is not hiding in another node. Unfortunately side effects of both if used in the pelvic region can lead to sterility and due to the treatment for NHL, the treatment can be a cause of other cancers in the patient such as lung and brain cancer. When a patient has a poor
C. Platelets are generally normal to increased at first, but as disease progresses, thrombocytopenia often occurs due to impaired production and/or increased pooling of platelets in the spleen. D. No leukemic hiatus E. Insidious Onset F. Accounts for 40% of all leukemias VI. Subleukemic Leukemia A condition in which the WBC is decreased but a sufficient number of cells are present to suggest a diagnosis of leukemia. VII. Aleukemic
If you have lupus you may be extremely tired, have skin rashes or have joint pain. If the disease is more serious, you may have problems with your kidneys, heart, lungs, blood or nervous system. Nearly all people with lupus have a mild to extreme fatigue. Even mild cases of lupus causes an inability to engage in daily activities and exercises. Increased fatigue is a normal sign that a symptom flare about to occur.
Osteosarcoma Characteristics: * Osteosarcomas make up about 65% of primary bone carries and account for about 10% of all childhood cancers. * Tumors around the knee (most often just about it) account for almost 75% of osteosarcomas. Causes and Risk Factor * Age and Height * Race/Ethnicity * Radiation to bones * Certain cancer symptoms Signs and Symptoms * Bone fracture that occurs even after normal & routine movement * Bone pain * Limit in motion * Limping if tumor affects a foot * Redness, swelling, tenderness of the affected area * Pain when lifting or doing anything * Pain may be worse during exercise or at night, and a lump or swelling may develop in the affected area up to several
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Lou Gehrig’s Disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Lou Gehrig’s disease Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) – a devastating neuromuscular disease that strikes adults in the prime of life – has puzzled physicians since it was first described in medical literature more than 100 years ago. ALS was made famous by baseball legend Lou Gehrig – but anyone can get this disease. ALS is a fatal disorder that causes progressive muscle paralysis. ALS is a terminal neurological disorder that robs patients of their ability to dress themselves, eat, walk, and speak. Patients generally survive three to five years after being diagnosed, with death generally occurring due to respiratory failure.
The likelihood of the child getting Farber’s is twenty five percent; there is a fifty percent chance that the child will carry the defective gene with no symptoms, a carrier. Farber’s has no known cure, but there is research for a cure in progress. References "Farber's Disease Information Page." National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). 23 Apr.
There is no clear cause on why ASD happens. The following genes are associated with ASD; ASD1, ASD3, NKX2-5 and GATA4, In some cases the tendency to develop an ASD may be genetic. ASD accounts for 10% of all heart defects, making them the third most common. It affects 3,000 babies per year in the United States and is almost seen twice as frequently
The neurofibromatoses (NF) are genetic disorders of the nervous system. At this time two distinct forms are known: NF1 and NF2. One baby in every four thousand is born in the United States with NF1. It is one of the most common genetic disorders, affecting some one hundred thousand americans. NF2 is less common and occurs in only one and every forty thousand births.
Skin reactions, such as redness or dryness, in the area being treated are common (Elekta, n.d.). Loss of appetite can be a problem for patients receiving radiation therapy or chemotherapy (Elekta, n.d.). Side effects vary from person to person and may even be different from one treatment to the next (Elekta, n.d.). Patients treated for Hodgkin’s disease have an increased risk of developing other types of cancer later in life, especially leukemia (Elekta, n.d.). Patients should follow their doctor’s recommendations on health care and checkups (Elekta, n.d.).
Imagine your very own child, only six years old, crying out for your help as he suffers through the most intense pain throughout his whole body. His lungs are severely damaged and diseased, his pancreas has shut down, and he cannot digest food. You thought he was perfectly healthy, until you found out that he was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is one of the worlds leading causes of death in children. About 1,000 new cases of cystic fibrosis are diagnosed each year, with more than 70% of the patients diagnosed by age two (AboutCF).