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Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Respiratory: Pneumonia congestion, metastatic effusion and lung compression bone or brain spread and complications clotting and pulmonary emboli. Weight loss, ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Unanswerable: I am sorry to hear of your diagnosis and understand the depth of your question. But, here in cyber space and anonymous without being on the ground the ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
It varies: Occasionally there are still cures with disease in the nodes. With today's treatments, survival is often measured in years. Cherish each day, and be a ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Probably: Diseases of the blood vessels and heart are the leading cause of death in the US. Tobacco use is an important etiologic factor in both. Use of tobac ... Read More
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Dr. Kris Gast answered
30 years experience Radiation Oncology
MS changes in lungCA: Lung ca can spread to the brain and cause changes in a persons mental status...Making them confused, headache, dizzy, nauseated, or even think they ha ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurentia Nodit
26 years experience Pathology
It can, indirectly.: If you just received the news of having breast cancer, the anxiety and stress associated with that can make your heart skip a beat and make you faint. ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Effect, not cause: Shortness of breath is a symptom. It can be caused by alot of different things. Some of those things could cause sudden cardiac death. For example, a ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: If the tumor and artery are in the lungs this can happen. The blood can clog the bronchus (air tube) and it can be so much the person literally drown ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Not in and of itself. However, some of the drugs used in the treatment od leukemia can be cardiotoxic. In addition, patients with leukemia are often v ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Wyffels
Specializes in Critical Care
It can: Directly by the bacteria that gets into the blood stream which can cause infection in the heart & valves - endocarditis. Indirectly by the circulatin ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
21 years experience Medical Oncology
YES: Untreated, active or relapsed acute leukemias can lead to many complications. Ei: kidney failure, liver failure and cardiac arrest typically known as ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
21 years experience Medical Oncology
DEPENDS: Only if the cancer has spread to the brain then there might be a risk for seizures.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
28 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Eventually: Angina is the symptom you experience when your heart is not getting enough blood because of blockages in the coronary arteries. Prolonged untreated ca ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
None identified: In almost four decades in pathology, i've never heard of a chemical that causes that rarest of rare primary cancers -- primary cardiac cancer, usually ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Not usually : Other features of dehydration, metastasis, chemical imbalances can do that in association.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience Breast Surgery
Yes: This is a symptom of lung metastasis. It is often due to the tumor in the lung and/or fluid that builds up around the lung. I recommend you contact ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Probably not: There is no evidence of a direct link between lung infection and cancer. Chronic inflammation (eg. Emphysema and, to a lesser degree, chronic bronchi ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tammi Schlichtemeier
30 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: The spleen is a organ that filters and recycles old red blood cells and may trap some white blood cells. Because it is full of blood cells, if it rupt ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: Mortality rates vary depending on the cell line, its response to therapy, and how wide spread it is when it is caught... But all of them can lead to d ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: They're not so deadly as cigarettes because people smoke fewer and the smoke is so disgusting that it's not much inhaled. However, I've ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: Mesothelioma is actually a type of cancer; this cancer affects the lining of the lung and can be very difficult to treat. It usually occurs in smoke ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
30 years experience Ophthalmology
several mechanisms: Depending on what specific lung disease. Infection, inflammation, reduced oxygenation all can cause tachycardia.
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