Hope for leptomeningeal disease (LMD)

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Leptomeningeal disease (LMD), which is also referred to as leptomeningeal carcinomatosis (LC), is a rare complication of cancer where the disease spreads to the membranes (meninges) surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Having a diagnosis of LMD may feel grim, but Cynthia Weisinger, a LMD and stage four breast cancer patient at MD Anderson Cancer Center, represents hope. Cynthia was diagnosed with LMD by Ivo Tremont, M.D., assistant professor of Neuro-Oncology, in October 2013 and is now...

Young breast cancer patients with early-stage disease may undergo unnecessary testing when diagnosed

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/young-breast-cancer-patients/id4318... . More than one third of younger, early stage breast cancer patients undergo unnecessary imaging procedures – including position emission tomography (PET), computed tomography (CT), nuclear medicine bone scans (NMBS) and tumor markers (TM) -- at the time of staging and diagnosis. Carlos Barcenas, M.D., assistant professor, Breast Medical Oncology and Sharon Giordano, M.D., professor, Breast...

Breast cancer – most common cancer in women

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Download: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/breast-cancer-most-common/id4318482... Breast cancer has two main types: ductal carcinoma and lobular carcinoma. These two types of breast cancer present and behave differently but they are treated the same way. Sharon Giordano, M.D., professor in Breast Medical Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and chair of Health Services Research, discusses the differences between ductal and lobular carcinomas including in situ...

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma basics

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/non-hodgkins-lymphoma-basics/id43184... Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is the seventh most common cancer in men and women in the United States and often misdiagnosed by primary care doctors. Symptoms may include headaches, confusion, nausea and fatigue. Jason Westin, M.D., assistant professor in Lymphoma/Myeloma at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the basics of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and...

Male breast cancer: patient and doctor discuss experience and treatment

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Male breast cancer accounts for approximately one percent of all breast cancer cases diagnosed in the United States each year. Listen to male breast cancer patient, Oliver Bogler, Ph.D.and his MD Anderson Cancer Center oncologist, Sharon Giordano, M.D., talk about male breast cancer, including the research, treatment, and Bogler’s experience as a “man in pink.”

Advances in the Diagnosis, Classification, Risk Stratification, and Management of Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Signific

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Dr. S. Vincent Rajkumar, from the Division of Hematology at Mayo Clinic, discusses advances in the diagnosis, classification, risk stratification, and management of monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance and implications for recategorizing disease entities, which will be published in the October 2010 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings (Available at: http://tinyurl.com/39g8n6x).

Identification and Treatment of Eating Disorders in the Primary Care Setting

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Leslie A. Sim, PhD, of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, discusses the August 2010 Mayo Clinic Proceedings article entitled “Identification and Treatment of Eating Disorders in the Primary Care Setting” (available at: http://tinyurl.com/2ezxp2d). The diagnosis and management of anorexia nervosa and bulimia are highlighted.

Fibromyalgia Update: Review of literature and current treatment recommendations

Presentation by Victor Rosenfeld, M.D., Medical Director at Sleepmed of Santa Barbara. Provides the history of fibromyalgia; the diagnosis and classification of FMS; pathophysiology of FMS; literature review of current treatment strategies on Pregabalin, Duloxetine, Minalciprin, Tramadol & Sodium Oxybate; and Current E.U.L.A.R. recommendations.