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can pneumonia be confused as lung cancer

A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
I found no articles: The serious medical literature contains a couple of articles about dihydroxyacetone's effects on the skin, especially making the diagnosis of pigmente ... Read More

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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
57 years experience Family Medicine
Need more info: It could be that everyone is "missing the forest for the trees). I think you need to be examined by a family physician or an internist who will give y ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phan answered
21 years experience General Surgery
Not neccessary: If the pneunomia is treated and the cavitary lesion goes away on shorterm follow up then you are good. However, if the lesion persist then further di ... Read More
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Know your rights: A person has a right to know when treatment is unlikely to return them to a happy life, . Insist on being given the facts. I cannot make the decision ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Horng
19 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No smoking: Smoking is the biggest risk factor for lung cancer. If you are a non-smoker, keep it up. If you are a smoker, it is never too late to quit.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Never: Contagious. Squamous and sclc never genetic, but there seems to be some that never smoke and develop lung cancer...More women, and more asian. These ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Smoking..,: The most common cause for both diseases is cigarette smoking. By either avoiding smoking or quitting if you do smoke, you reduce your chances of getti ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Why do you ask?: i am glad it is gone. I would trust the imaging specialist especially if there are two films without cancer after the pneumonia is gone.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Possible: But the pneumonia density can obscure, or be distal to a cancer. Usually follow up x-rays or ct after acute pneumonia clears can be helpful.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
14 years experience Radiology
Depends : The prognosis of primary lung cancer is determined by the staging which depends on the type of lung cancer (small versus non-small cell). Lung cancer ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: Early on lung cancer can be completely asymptomatic. In fact early tumors may be found incidentally on chest xrays or ct scans.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
There is not such..: ...A thing as "chest cancer", there's lots of cancers that can develop in the chest with different behaviors and treatments (lung, esophagus, lymphoma ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Boop: Yes.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Don't believe: .Everything you read in websites. That's my first advise. Like with any cancer, the earlier you find a lung cancer, the better the chances of a p ... Read More
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It is a bad disease: Dip can sometimes be reversed successfuly with the use of steroids...So some people do recover. But others can end up as respiratory criples requiring ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Depends...: ...On the kind of cancer and the stage. Small cell cancer is typically treated with chemotherapy plus/minus radiation. Non small cell may be treated ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Boop: Yes BOOP can mimick certain types of lung cancer esp bronchoalveolar type.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Not often but happen: Many of the cases of lung cancer in non-smokers, whether small cell or other - squamous cell and adenocarcinoma - are in people exposed to high levels ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
X ray : Ct scan will most likely pick up cancer. Chest x ray may show a large tumor.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
In part: Heredity plays a role in most diseases, including lung cancer, however here are more important factors in the etiology of lung cancer, especially smok ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: It depends, though, on the type of cancer, its stage and other factors (presence of other diseases, immune system status, correctly prescribed therapy ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loki Skylizard
19 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: Early stage survival can range from 60% to as high as 90+%. Survival is individual. Depends on cancer type, treatment, and general health at time of d ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Interstitial Pneumon: Interstitial pneumonia is called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis when cause is not known.Known causes are rhematoid arthritis, syst sclerosis/scleroder ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
25 years experience Radiology
Yes and no: It can be treated but generally not cured.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Could be metastatic: Lesions of lung associated with oral cancer is not that uncommon. Higher possibility of such disease in lung would correlate better if cervical nodes ... Read More
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