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how do you know if you have cancer in your lungs

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Masiello
18 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Check nccn or the american cancer society web sites, they are both full of information, and the information comes from good legitimate sources.
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Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
Please specify.: Lung cancers can be seen anywhere in the lung, peripheral, central, or throughout as with small cell cancer. As far as where there are sites to treat ... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
MD Anderson: Md anderson, memorial sloan kettering and any nationally (nih) recognized cancer cancer near you.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hung Khong
27 years experience Medical Oncology
Round spots on scan: Cancer in the lungs whether it comes from the lungs or from another organ usually looks like round spot(s) on xray or ct scan. It can present as one s ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See below: If you are a smoker, have family history of cancer, have cough, you should consult your doctor for a Chest CT. It is highly unlikely that you have lun ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Non work: Herbal medicines have been tried with few producing significant responses. In England an extract of missletoe is used for treatment of breast cancer ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Simpkins
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably not: Usually increased markings in the lungs are signs of a benign inflammatory or infectious process. If you are a smoker and concerned a chest ct scan wo ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
Respect...: ...His wishes regarding the choice between treatment vs. Supportive care and his wishes regarding a living will. Make sure he know his life was and s ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lara Bonner millar
14 years experience Radiation Oncology
Many options: That depends on the stage and his overall medical condition. Patients with stage III disease and good health are generally candidates for combined ch ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Lung Cancer: Usually means stage IV (cancer already spread) or stage iii lung cancer that can not be operated.
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Be there for him: I'm sorry to hear about your grandfather. I can't over emphasize importance of "Be there for him." Let him know that you care. Spend time w/him. Liste ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
40 years experience General Surgery
Not necessarily: The speed of a cancer's spread is determined by the aggressiveness of the tumor, the health status of the patient, and the tumor-host relationship. I ... Read More

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