The Doctors: What Is A Hemangioma?
The Doctors decided to take a look inside Dr. Rachael’s practice in Gary, Indiana to see her in action. They talked to LaTonya, who is a 44-year-old patient of Dr. Ross’. In September of 2013, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. She’d been suffering from migraines for a while, but she had a particularly bad one in September. That’s when Dr. Ross sent her for a CAT scan.
LaTonya had a hemangioma. 90 percent of Hemangiomas are fine and not cancerous. After the hemangioma was removed, LaTonya had some trouble with blurry vision and looking up. She said she also suffered from depression and that she didn’t look the same to herself.
The Drs TV: Brain Tumor Diagnosis & Neuropsychologist
LaTonya said that she really felt comfortable with Dr. Ross and she was very comforting during her brain tumor diagnosis. Dr. Ross said she’s going to do whatever she can to help her patients. What sort of great things? Well, Dr. Rachael put together a special health package for her. First, they were sending her to a neuropsychologist to help her get some cognitive function back and make sure her memory is good.
Because LaTonya has been having trouble with reading, Dr. Rachael was also giving her a one-year subscription to Audible.com. LaTonya was also worried about the scaring, so Dr. Rachael sent her to the top plastic surgeon in Chicago to help her. Through the recovery process, LaTonya has also gained some weight, so Dr. Rachael gave her a one-year gym membership and 20 sessions with a personal trainer. LaTonya couldn’t believe her luck and thanked both Dr. Travis and Dr. Rachael for the gift.
The Doctors: Mysterious Reproductive Growth
Then it was time for Ask Dr. Rachael, where women send in questions to the show to find out answers to their health problems. One woman named Michelle sent a video in worried about a mysterious growth on her reproductive organs. It was the size of a golf ball with pressure and tenderness to it. Since Ovarian Cancer ran in the woman’s family, she was very worried that this might be a huge concern. She said going on dates, it was always awkward because she wanted to avoid going to the next step. She also said she wanted children and she was worried this meant she wouldn’t be able to.
The Doctors: What Is A Cyst?
Dr. Rachael met with Michelle and did a pelvic exam to find out what was happening. Dr. Rachael said that what Michelle had was a cyst and that Michelle had nothing to worry about. A cyst is a fluid-filled sack. She said she knew it was a cyst because at first, it started as golf-ball size.
By the time Dr. Rachael examined it, it was pea-sized. Michelle’s cyst was round and soft with smooth borders. If it had been fixed or hard, it would’ve been a different story. If Michelle was a lot older, they’d want to do a biopsy just to be sure. Dr. Rachael said all that Michelle had to do was keep an eye on it, but it should be fine over time.