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Lung cancer kidney failure

A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
A Verified Doctoranswered
45 years experience
Kidney size: Smaller kidneys typically means scar is setting into the kidneys. The diagnosis of kidney insufficiency or kidney change in function requires blood t... Read More
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 36 years experience
I would guess...: ...that too, but "shrinking kidneys" is not a term I would use. Some physicians try hard to explain a situation in lay terms (and with the best of int... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Cancer prognosis: Sorry to hear about the grim diagnosis. It's impossible to tell exactly high much longer without knowing the functional status of the person. 6 months... Read More
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 39 years experience
Not much longer: It is always difficult (nearly impossible) to predict the inevitable: you should go now and spend as much time together as possible (for as long as p... Read More
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 25 years experience
Lung cancer: About 35-40% patients when diagnosed with stage 4 nsclc do not have symptoms and signs of that and it is found as part of routine imaging or based on ... Read More
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
Yes: ..It is highly unusual not have had some earlier awareness of the challenges you now face. It would be pleased to hear that you are being supported by... Read More
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 48 years experience
Yes!: The lung has an enormous respiratory reserve. You have to lose a lot of your lung capacity before you have symptoms, especially if you are relatively ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ariel Lopez-chavez
Medical Oncology 20 years experience
This : This is certainly a difficult situation. One of the most important thing to do when giving chemotherapy to a patient is safety. If you have heart and ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Carter
Thoracic Surgery 41 years experience
Yes: All three can be classified as adenocarcinoma, but each has characteristics which let them be identified by the organ of origin.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Hard to guess: One's life expectancy is hard to tell even for the doctors who are taking care of the patient in-person. Life expectancy is not something we can guess... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Yes: Pancreatic cancer can possibly lead to gout and kidney failure. See your oncologist to find out if this is your cause.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meenakshi Patel
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Many causes: Kidney failure can be caused by many things--hypertension and diabetes are the most common. Drug abuse can also cause damage to the kidneys as can som... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
End of Life: I am very sorry to hear of your grandmother's troubles. It must be very hard for you. Miracles do happen, but it sounds like your grandmother is near... Read More