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By: Joe 5.
Prostate Laser Center
Dr. Karamanian (1) was unflinchingly honest in all of our interactions. If he said "most likely," I could bank on it. And, I presume, if he didn't think he could have helped me (and he did!), he would have been equally direct--without being painfully blunt. 2) He was always compassionate as to my feelings, fears, concerns, etc. 3) He is a uniquely gifted physician who definitely does not present as God's gift to the world. If you cite a contrary opinion, another treatment option or provider, he does not appear to have a defensive bone in his body. I happened to witness the man unfairly attacked by a competitor in a heavy-handed marketing guise, and his response was, "That really makes me mad," in the same conversational tone, seated upright at his desk, as he resumed our conversation. 4) Finally, I don't think I have ever interacted with a professional who was more passionate about his work, about being the best he can be, and about the quality of life of his clients. I have no doubt that I got the best medical care that was to be had from Dr. K, just as I'm equally certain that his next patient got just a little bit better care. I do not ever envision him ever running a medical mill or a half-dozen clinics. He's much more interested in the work than in the business.The number of walking wounded PCa survivors with which the current standard of care has left us is a disgrace on the modern medical profession, and my family and I are so grateful to Dr. Karamanian for doing something about it.
By: Bruce F.
Houston Cancer Institute
The last time I was there they still were renting out the entry, to go inside & i have had to wait over 1hour to see Dr. If you have tx plus check to see if they're 1 of limited cancer referrals
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By: Susan M.
Houston Methodist West Hospital
This was the best hospital ever they saved my life I want to thank all the people who helped and want to say god bless you all Susie Minnix
Tips & Advices
The most common reasons for hospitalization of children and adolescents, according to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services are: pneumonia, asthma, acute bronchitis, fluid and electrolyte disorders, appendicitis, affective disorders (primarily depression), epilepsy, urinary tract infections, intestinal infections, and noninfectious gastroenteritis.
There is a long list of side effects from cancer treatment that can vary depending on the type of treatment (chemotherapy/radiation/surgery, etc), the severity of the cancer, and an individual's own unique physical and psychological variables. The most common side effects are nausea and vomiting, fatigue, hearing loss, hair loss, decreased sex drive and fertility, diarrhea, constipation, skin and nail changes, anemia, appetite loss, bleeding and bruising, memory and concentration problems, mouth and throat problems, and disturbed sleep.
Yes and no. There are many variables, including how early someone is diagnosed, how far the cancer has spread, how the body reacts to treatments, etc. Cancer treatments CAN stop the spread of cancer, but it is not guaranteed, and it does not mean the cancer cannot come out of remission later. As with any post-treatment scenario, regular consultations with a physician can increase the chances of keeping cancer, or any other disease, in check.
Alternative cancer treatments are a source of much debate. Alternative treatments have been known to have positive effects on cancer patients in a complementary manner, but there is no scientific or medical evidence that proves alternative therapies can cure cancer. While some provide relief and offer real benefits, some alternative therapies are not safe and can cause harmful side effects.
Proton therapy, also known as proton beam therapy, is a form of radiation treatment.  The advantage of proton therapy is the physician can control where the proton releases the bulk of its cancer-fighting energy.  As the protons move through the body, they slow and interact with electrons, releasing energy. The highest energy release point is called the “Bragg Peak.,” which a doctor can  designate, causing the most damage to the targeted tumor cells, while sparing healthy tissue and organs.

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