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Dr. Chip, I may have asked you this before. My ALT has been

Dr. Chip,I may have asked you this before. My ALT has been going up over the past two years: 23, 25,27,28,27,34,37---and the highest is supposed to be 32.I have NO symptoms of metabolic syndrome other than a 35 inch waist. And I rarely drink.Do you really think it is possible to have non-alcoholic fatty liver without metabolic syndrome? That's what my oncologist thought it was (I had breast cancer 3 years ago).I am worried it is liver metastasis.

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Second opinion] are other types medical treatment aviailable

Second opinion] are other types medical treatment aviailable for the treatment of multipy myeloma

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Dr. Ravoof

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ONLY, I wrote a famous breast oncologist on the East Coast.

For Dr. David ONLY,I wrote a famous breast oncologist on the East Coast . I asked how I could avoid having breast cancer stem cells shed with all the other shedding that has gone one with my cancer (5 years before diagnosis to shed, shed to lymph nodes, shed to perinodal involvement, shed to DTC's).He said "the stem cells were not shed. That's not how it works".Now I have read articles on stem cells--the university of michigan one said that the stem cells are on the outside of the primary so they can shed easily---another article explained how normal breast cancer cells have trouble making a metastasis because they have trouble establishing themselves, but stem cells are the opposite, they can make their home anywhere---and all that stuff about how chemo and radiation don't kill them.I know this doctor is very well respected. But how can I trust him, when I've read all of these contradictory things? I am afraid that I have a cancer that really likes to shed, and I will be one of the few that breaks his rule and actually sheds a stem cell.I really want to trust this doctor. Can I?

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Dr. David

Radiation Oncology Attending Director

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Dr. Love, I really just thought you'd tell me to trust that

Dr. Love,I really just thought you'd tell me to trust that doctor because he is so well known. Are you sure I can't believe him?

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Dr. D. Love

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Dr. Love, Here is another quote: "Is it true that even with

Dr. Love,Here is another quote:"Is it true that even with extensive perinodal involvement, you still think all the stem cells get removed with surgery? (realizing that stem cells are NOT killed by radiation"And his answer was yes.Is it so impossible that he actually thinks stem cells don't shed and that he is right?

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Dr. D. Love

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Dr. Love, I wrote that same breast oncologist on the East

Dr. Love,I wrote that same breast oncologist on the East Coast again. I asked how I could avoid having stem cells shed with all the other shedding that has gone one with my cancer (5 years before diagnosis to shed, shed to lymph nodes, shed to perinodal, shed to DTC's).He said "the stem cells were not shed. That's not how it works".Now you and I both read articles on stem cells--the university of michigan one that said that the stem cells are on the outside of the primary so they can shed easily---another article that explained how normal breast cancer cells have trouble making a metastasis because they have trouble establishing themselves, but stem cells are the opposite, they can make their home anywhere---and all that stuff about how chemo and radiation don't kill them.I know this doctor is very well respected. But how can I trust him, when I've read all of these contradictory things? I am afraid that I have a cancer that really likes to shed, and I will be one of the few that breaks his rule and actually sheds a stem cell.

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Dr. D. Love

Doctoral Degree

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Dr. Love, I asked an expert (a breast oncologist on the East

Dr. Love,I asked an expert (a breast oncologist on the East Coast) through e-mail the following:"I think that any loose stem cells will reduce the 3+ intensity of their progeny or even switch it to zero, since the AI's have reduced the estrogen level. This is what could cause mets--stem cells that got loose and then start to produce cells that aren't susceptible to the AI's anymore".He wrote back, "Highly unlikely".I wonder if you can make sense of this. To me it is just part of evolution, that the stem cells would start producing less and less estrogen positive cancer cells, because there would be no estrogen around. Then the AI's wouldn't kill them, and I'd have mets. What doesn't make sense there?

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Dr. D. Love

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The last question that was asked about the use of silicone

The last question that was asked about the use of silicone as treatment for osteoarthritis in the knees 5 years ago. Has there been any progress in the use of?JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?Customer: I have had osteoarthritis for over 5 years and the pain id getting worse. There is swellingJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I am diabetic

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Dr. David

Radiation Oncology Attending Director

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I have just received my blood work with some irregularities

I have just received my blood work with some irregularities that are persistently showing up in the blood and have a few questions for a hematologist.JA: In general, how has your health been lately?Customer: Good, just some headaches most afternoons and people say I look pale but otherwise healthy.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: No I am not on any meds or supplements and have no known health issues. I am 6 foot 1 163 pounds and 42 years old.

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Dr. Arun Phophalia

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