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lung cancer and fluid around the heart

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Be Patient.: Sorry hearing your family and your grandma are going through rough times. Just go with her wishes.
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Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Palliative Care: I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother--it's terrible to experience & difficult to watch. I'm certain that her doctors are focusing on her comfort ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
31 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
I am sorry...: ...To hear of your husband's troubles. Talk to your husband and your doctor or your husband's doctor. Tell them how you are felling. Ask about support ... Read More
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Dr. Vamsidhar Velcheti
8 years experience Medical Oncology
See below: Will need further information to make recommendations on management; is the lung cancer localized to the lungs or spread outside of the lungs.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Probably: Diseases of the blood vessels and heart are the leading cause of death in the US. Tobacco use is an important etiologic factor in both. Use of tobac ... Read More
Dr. David Masiello
18 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Heart disease is still the leading cause of death, and smoking is a large risk factor for it. So if you are in the US and smoke you are more likely t ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Solhjem
21 years experience Radiation Oncology
Possibly.: A chest xray can detect lung cancer if the tumor is large enough and visible. A chest ct is a better test at 'looking' inside the lung tissue and d ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
The treatments: available are MANY now for this form of cancer...depends upon CELL TYPE and LOCATION outeide the lungs (if that is the case) SURGERY (Including MICROS ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
AHA: American heart association www.My.Americanheart.Org american lung assn.
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
36 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Check with your doc: Check with your doc. The exact medication list is important to evaluate for drug drug interaction. Take all your pills to your doc. Most likely not ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Extremely serious: Even in your brief description, you mention 2 worrisome features: size and proximity to the aorta. It's beyond the scope of this forum to speculate o ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Other factors: If you do not smoke or use tobacco in any form again, the damage from prior smoking will mostly go away with time. Your risk of disease will then be d ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No but it's good: You've cut your heart attack risk significantly but by no means altogether. The increased cancer risk from smoking lasts for maybe two decades, but ag ... Read More
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