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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

Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine

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I have a postherpetic itching and cones that develop on my

I have a postherpetic itching and cones that develop on my chest from having shingles. How can I get rid of these?JA: How long have you been dealing with the issue? In general, how has your health been lately?Customer: I had a realy bad case of shingles outbreak after I had an anologous stem cell transplant because of cancer 20 years ago. I've been having these symptoms since then. My Heath is good.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: Just the cancer and transplant

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Dr. David

Radiation Oncology Attending Director

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I had my meniscus repaired a few years back on my right

I had my meniscus repaired a few years back on my right knee. Now I am having pain and loud popping sound and my knee goes out when I turn a certain way. My Right knee was replaced and I lost much of my flexion so my right knee does everything! I was always very active and find it scary to have anything done on my right knee in fear it wont work and I will be doing even less. Like walking decent! Wondering what you think could be done with my right knee. I have been told NOTHING could be done with my left knee replacement to make it better. I am and have been sad/frustrated for a long time. I am 63 years old and want to be more active. please let me know if you think ANYTHING can be done for me. thank you!

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Dr. David

Radiation Oncology Attending Director

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After 3 surgeries to fuse and then to remove all hardware, I

After 3 surgeries to fuse and then to remove all hardware, I still have extreme pain. I've seen neurological doctors and they say "no more surgeries" and "physical therapy" is all that can be done as the pain is caused by "atrophied muscles". Can stem cell infusion rebuild the muscles, does it offer any hope for less pain? Respectfully, Ed

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Dr. Love, Lobular breast cancer is known for lacking

Dr. Love,Lobular breast cancer is known for lacking e-cadherin. I have found articles saying that the lack of e-cadherin leads to the formation of BREAST cancer stem cells but I can't find them now.But please read this (just the abstract) about lung cancer:http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15384101.2016.1156268?src=recsys&journalCode=kccy20I am really scared that lobular cancer is more likely to have stem cells than other types of cancer are.

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Dr. D. Love

Doctoral Degree

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Dr. Love, I thought perinodal involvement was supposed to

Dr. Love,I thought perinodal involvement was supposed to involve very few cells. My biggest concern is the increase in surface area that cancer can shed from. Your comments?

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Dr. D. Love

Doctoral Degree

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Dr., I am still worrying that there is so much increased

Dr. David,I am still worrying that there is so much increased surface area to provide shedding with 7 lymph nodes each surrounded by perinodal involvement. I know they don't measure this, but do you think that is an issue in the armpit or do you think it all just stays there?

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Dr. David

Radiation Oncology Attending Director

Post-Doctoral Degree

53,180 satisfied customers
Dr. Love, Do you think EXTENSIVE perinodal involvement could

Dr. Love,Do you think EXTENSIVE perinodal involvement could add up to more than the original tumor (1.8 cm)--or do you think it is still a small amount of cells.It may have more surface area. Do you think it sheds more or less than the primary tumor?

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Dr. D. Love

Doctoral Degree

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Dr. Love, You know how 25% of ER+ patients get mets. And 20%

Dr. Love,You know how 25% of ER+ patients get mets. And 20% of those mets are switches from ER+ to ER-? Well, I'm worried that happens more often with the Stage 3 patients.This is because that cancer hangs around longer, so there's more time for the morphing stem cells to shed.This wouldn't show up in the data bases--because it would still be the same number of mets. ---unless you can find data about Stage 3 mets.Do you know any of this from your experience? Have you had patients with Stage 3 and (1)no mets and (2)positive mets?I need you to blow a hole in my logic, because right now I'm thinking that the Stage 3 cancer has allowed the stem cells to shed----much more than Stage 2.

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Dr. D. Love

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