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A 95-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Need evaluation/Test: The lung nodules may be related to kidney cancer. The best way to find out is to see if they have increased in size over the last 18 months. This can ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Chest xray needed: This will tell if there is cancer spread to the lungs. If it hasn't, his physician will look for some other treatable disease or call a pulmonologist ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Chapman
25 years experience in Urologic Oncology
Possibly: Advanced kidney cancer is difficult to control, but there have never been as many options for potentially effective treatment as we have now. Dependin ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
Can't tell: Could be unrelated but need more information on how advanced is the cancer and if there a metastasis. Talk to his doctor.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
21 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Needs biospy: Small nodules can be cancer, but they would need to be biopsied. Many times, the nodules are just scars and not cancer. If you find nodules on a cat s ... Read More
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A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
22 years experience in Internal Medicine
Maybe: Non-calcified lung nodules can be cancer. You need to have follow up ct scans to assure that they are not growing. The vast majority of lung nodules a ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
57 years experience in Pathology
Probably: Calcification means the lesion has been there for a while and is an indication of it being benign if there are multilpe it problaly indicates a prior ... Read More
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A 86-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Many: Early on, no symptoms. Later, cough, weight loss, poor appetite, loss of energy, chest pain, coughing blood, dizziness, headache, shortness of breath ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
The lingula is the: Smallest lung segment on the left side. Atelectasis means collapse. A central lung cancer could obstruct the airway and lead to collapse.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
Bad situation: Small cell is a very bad cancer. Stage four is very advanced. Very poor prognosis at best-- usually months only.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Variable: There is considerable variability in survival rates among the different types of tumors and patients. See this site for more info. http://www.cancer. ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Hollis
47 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Metastatic cancer: Nodules in the lungs possibly representing metastatic spread of liver cancer.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Ovadia
22 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Depends on stage: The long term prognosis of lung cancer depends on the stage of the cancer. The stage (1-4) depends on the size of the tumor and whether it has spread ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Depends on stage of: Disease. Early stage renal cancer has 5 year survival of about 70% and late stage has a 5 year survival of about 10%. See the site below for details. ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Dr. Uma Swamy answered
15 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Usually Not: Usually not.
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Benign Lung Nodules: Benign lung tumors: are not cancerous, so will not spread to other parts of the body grow slowly, or might even stop growing or shrink are usually ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
Many or none : May be asymptomatic until late! and bad! cough, production, bloody sputum, pain, fluid - effusion and short of breath, wheezing, weight loss.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not directly....: COPD is a disease typically caused by smoking, which is also a risk factor for lung cancer. So, COPD does not cause lung cancer but the two diseases s ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Several posibilities: Often this may be due to infections like histoplasmosis (which is quite frequent in the mid-west), but the best thing to do is to have this thoroughly ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Let's not jump into: The worst conclusions. Your are 30 y/o, nonsmoker. If you look at the study, 1994, univ of miami, people who developed lung cancer under age 36 were m ... Read More
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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 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Usually not...: But mixed collagen vascular diseases can.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Unlikely: Some cancers of thyroid gland retain the capacity to concentrate iodine and may be treatable with radio-iodine. However, spread to the lungs usually ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Depends: In order to give exact stage need size of tumor also other wise answer is presumptive lacks accuracy.
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