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Old 02-11-2010, 04:36 AM
nickbar nickbar is offline
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I hate to say it, but getting treatment in Canada is difficult. As you know you have to be reffered by your primary...and then many report a long wait to get into the speicialist. THen the result is usually disappointment for the parents when they are told to not do anything. Not a proactive approach typically. Watching the h. is valid, treatment is not required in most cases...but you should at least be given options and information on benefits and risks and pros/cons of doing/not doing treatment now or later.

Propranonal is a pretty new approach to treating hemangiomas. It might be difficult to find someone that is willing to try this, even with all the promise it has shown so far. What type of h. and location?
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