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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
14 years experience in 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loki Skylizard
19 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Not very: Chest xrays are not regarded as good lung cancer screening tools. Ct-scan, while imperfect, is currently the best demonstrated screening tool for lung ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience in Family Medicine
Cancer chest: If you smoke or have been exposed to lung irritants or have a family history of lung cancer then you have to be diligent about preventive measures. L ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Ms: Probably related to ms unlikely to be cancer. Discuss with your doctor.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Determine cause: The cause of pleural effusion has to be determined whether it is reactive, may have been due to heart or treatment received, or spread of disease wher ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in 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 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phan answered
21 years experience in 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 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Squamous: Disseminated squamous cell carcinomas with no obvious primary often are ultimately found to have arisen in the nasal sinuses. There are even protocols ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Test: This is like the pap smear that check women for cancer of the cervix in that the pathologists looks for malignant cells in the washings obtained from ... Read More
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Average is 7 months: I'm glad you're considering saying "No" to treatment, at least for now. You're exercising your right to informed consent, and the truth is that with a ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Loki Skylizard
19 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Not likely: The natural exposure one might get just from where you live may exceed 3msv per year. Living in denver, you might be exposed to 6msv per year. Risk o ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
23 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Sub type: Large cell lung cancer is actually a subset of non small cell lung cancer, which behaves much more like small cell cancer than like other forms of non ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
19 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Yes: Radiation will cause some local scarring/collateral damage to the healthy lung adjacent to the lung cancer is trying to treat. This unfortunately tran ... Read More
A 79-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Radiation treatment: Radiation therapy is usually the method of choice for treatment of limited stage small cell lung cancer; if extensive stage present then chemotherapy ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Not necessary: Are you referring as small lymph nodes or small nodules on the lung? There are other conditions beside cancer that can be presented with small nodes ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rada Ivanov
30 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Chemo/radiation: Chemotherapy mostly, +/- radiation if the tumor is bulky and causing any local problems or a lot of pain. Prognosis is not good. Depending on the age, ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Chest X-ray: A chest x-ray can spot a lesion which maybe lung cancer. Additional test would be necessary to confirm cancer. An echo is an ultrasound of the heart. ... Read More
A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristie Paris
38 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Excellent: Early stage lung cancer can be treated surgically and often cured. It allows for the resection and evaluation of lymph nodes to determine if you need ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
Can't tell here: Sorry to hear about your mom. That extent of disease typically has a poor prognosis, but you can and should get a better sense of things from the docs ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Not completely: If there is a suspicious density in the lung , definitive way to rule out if it is due to malignancy , or to detect its nature of it , is by biopsy ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
21 years experience in Medical Oncology
HERE IT IS: 1st: nothing such as thoracic or chest cancer. Both are anatomical descriptions of the area above the diaphgram. There are many cancers that can occur ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Radiation itself is not painful but can have side effects such as tiredness, skin irritation, cough, shortness of breath and low blood counts.
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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Need biopsy done: A biopsy of one of the axillary lymph nodes may provide some guidance about the primary source of this tumor. It could be breast Cancer which sometime ... Read More

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