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Dr. Bassam Masri

Dr. Bassam Masri

MD, FRCSC
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Vancouver, BC
Q:

Do I need an MRI for my hip pain?

A:

An MRI can be a useful test in discovering what is going on with your hip joint, however it may not be necessary. If you have hip pain and are being assessed for osteoarthritis, a simple x-ray may show evidence of arthritis and this may negate the need for an MRI. Your doctor will determine what tests and imaging is appropriate given your symptoms.

elderly patient knee

Diagnosing Who Needs Hip Replacement

Dr. Jan Peter Dank

Dr. Jan Peter Dank

MD
Dermatologist
Bellingham, WA
Q:

How is melanoma treated?

A:

Melanoma treatment has the best chance at success if the melanoma is caught early. The melanoma tumour on the skin needs to be removed surgically, along with a certain amount of normal skin around the tumour to ensure the surrounding cells aren't affected. Depending on the stage of the melanoma, you may need only one surgery to treat it, or you may require future surgeries along with scans to detect if the melanoma has spread to other tissues in the body.

basal cell carcinoma

Treatment of Melanoma Skin Cancer

Dr. John Wade

Dr. John Wade

MD, FRCPC
Rheumatologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

How is Giant Cell Arteritis diagnosed?

A:

Giant cell arteritis is a clinical diagnosis and once your physician suspects the diagnosis there are blood tests and investigations you can do to confirm the diagnosis. It’s very important to try and confirm the diagnosis, because the treatments are quite significant, and one wants to have certainty if one can that it truly is giant cell arteritis.

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Diagnosing Giant Cell Arteritis

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