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chances of lung damage from breast cancer radiation

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Slight: With modern techniques relatively uncommon, although x ray changes may occur more often than symptoms. Like anything else in the chest, side effects ... Read More

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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Weitberg
44 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Probably not: Radiation damage to the lung can be detected functionally on pulmonary function tests. If your pulmonary function tests are completely normal, it wou ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Lechtman
29 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Scarred skin...: And hard unyielding breasts. Radiation can cause significant damage but with the newer dosing regimens, we're seeing less of the more severe effects.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean Canale
29 years experience in Breast Surgery
Highly unlikely: Radiation is a local/regional therapy like surgery and generally affects only tissues/organ systems within the field of radiation. Modern techniques ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Metildi
44 years experience in General Surgery
Yes: This was a more common occurrence before modern tangential fields that avoid the lung. However, if the lung receives significant radiation, then pulmo ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Bladder cancer: Risk of dying from bladder cancer is 1 to 116 in men and 1 to 294 in women. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerbasics/lifetime-probability-of-develop ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Not mutch: Stage ii colon cancers means did not spread to lymph nodes , if it spreads will be to liver first, metastasis to lung is rare.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
38 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Breathing cancer: As far as we know, you can not get cancer by breathing in cancer cells.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loki Skylizard
19 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Generally yes: Acute radiation pneumonitis/lung inflamation can be treated and improve. However, radiation causes longterm injury and progressive fibrosis. This proc ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Poor: A majority of the patient with lung cancer are dead within a year of the diagnosis.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loki Skylizard
19 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Better: Quitting improves them. Work with family physician towards comprehensive wellness. It's important to understand there are numerous disease that smokin ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
No they dont: No chemo or radiation have side effect but not brain damage.
A 83-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience in Family Medicine
It depends: Some men have no trouble with radiation to the prostate, either external beam or radiation seeds, but others will have trouble with pain on urination ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience in Dermatology
No: No data to suggest an association of Accutane use and lung ca.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Smithey
Specializes in Pathology
Yes!: While cancer can occur in the lungs of non-smokers (specifically, pulmonary adenocarcinoma or metastatic carcinoma from another primary site), it is d ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Depends: Most benign breast findings do not lead to or cause breast cancer. Some breast tissue biopsies can show benign but possibly pre-cancerous cells, such ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
.svc syndrome: I presume you mean mediastinal metastasis and congestion. Generally this is ominous. Small cell is a bad actor survival is in months, not years wit ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Genes may be: The root cause of most cancers, but lip cancer used to be pipe smokers, or other tobacco. Prostate clearly runs in families. The two are unrelated. Th ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
No.: When we use the term "breast reconstruction", we usually mean the operation performed after a mastectomy, typically for cancer. While some may be conc ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Carter
39 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Yes: All three can be classified as adenocarcinoma, but each has characteristics which let them be identified by the organ of origin.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
It depends: The overall 5-year survival rate with stage 3a lung cancer is 23%, but it can vary widely. The 5-year survival rate with stage 3b lung cancer is sadly ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Orestes Pablos
60 years experience in General Surgery
Yes: Chemotherapy may affect heart function, for that reason a nuclear study of the heart is done before starting some type of chemotherapy for breast canc ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Very good: If the breast cancer is found at a small early stage. Results are fully dependent on the breast cancer stage, cancer cell type, hormone receptors & ot ... Read More

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