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Can I donate a lung to a family member who needs it

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes, but: Yes with a large caveat attached. You must be an exact match, and you must be healthy enough to live on one lung and survive thoracic surgery. Not e ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Dang
13 years experience Radiology
Transplant center: If you want to do this, you need to talk to a lung transplant specialist. I would recommend calling the nearest medical center that does transplant an ... Read More
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Dr. Rita Corona
17 years experience Internal Medicine
VATS: For the most part vats can be used to remove small tumors/nodules. Depending on the experience of the surgeon, the location, the size, and the vasula ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manoj Reddy
23 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes: It's important to know what type: non-small cell or small cell. Based on the staging you mentioned, it seems likely non-small cell lung cancer (nsclc) ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saraju Dalsania
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Could be infection: This could indicate a possible lung infection. Possibly a serious infection like pseudomonas. Needs medical attention. Not necessarily indicative of a ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Symptoms: Patient can experience pain, shortness of breath, volume depletion, nutritionally deficient and week.
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Coumadin (warfarin) orally.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not at the moment: Thanks for your good heart, the technology isn't ready yet, for whatever pathology your relative suffers from, probably lung transplant would be the t ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
TB test, pertussis : A TB test and pertussis screening may be helpful, and your antibiotic should cover atypical bacteria. Please have a flu vaccination and see your physi ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Variable: I'm sorry to hear about your family members health and wish that all goes as best as possible. But in terms of prognosis life span wise, this is impo ... Read More
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