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Radiation therapy or ?
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02/17/09 04:56
flojo 
02/17/09 04:56
flojo 
Radiation therapy or ?

I am a 71 year old woman, diagnosed with DC in November '07. I have many nodules all over my right palm. My little finger is most involved and it pulls all the way to the wrist. There is little contraction, maybe 10 degrees, hence my interest in early intervention. I don't want to wait for contraction severe enough for collagenase and definitely don't want to do surgery. My thumb is involved, too, which I understand is rare as well as DC is more rare with women. It seems to me to be progressing rapidly, but maybe not from what I have read on other posts.
I live near enough to go to Scripps Clinic in San Diego/La Jolla. I know the great reputation of Scripps in general but not about the DC treatment. Does anyone have personal experience with Scripps Clinic and their radiation therapy for DC?
I'm very concerned and want to get treatment early rather than later if it is likely to be effective. I'd appreciate your input about radiation therapy and other early interventions as well as what I need to watch for as it progresses. Would wearing a splint at night help? It seems to make sense to me to do that as it feel tighter in the mornings, but I have never seen anything about it written anywhere.

02/17/09 23:24
TrevB 
02/17/09 23:24
TrevB 

Re: Radiation therapy or ?

If I was you I'd cut and paste this to the main Dups forum where more people should see it.

Cambidgeshire, UK.

02/18/09 05:37
flojo 
02/18/09 05:37
flojo 
Re: Radiation therapy or ?

I'm new to this site, so your suggestion is appreciated. I have put this on the main Dups forum.

Thanks!

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