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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Cooke
21 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Various routes: Can spread via the blood stream, the lymphatics, direct invasion, or through the airways.
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Ways to spread: Hematologic and lymphatic spread- i.e. Through the blood and lymphatic organ. Also, can spread directly- with direct invasion to the adjacent organ.

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Well sure...: More oxygen/less CO2 in blood after passing thru lungs; more absorbed nutrients after passing thru gut; first-pass metabolism occurs in liver; reduced ... Read More
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Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
You should know the : You should know what is your primary site of cancer? Once you know your dignosis or type of cancer you have, then we can address your questions more e ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
The grade: Is not as crucial as the cell type. It says you are using o2. Both lung and urothelial cancers are smoking related. Should you develop a third cancer, ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Varies: Metastatic spread can cause all kinds of pain, lumps, fractures etc. There are some signs of bone pain without spread called pulmonary osteoarthropat ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Yes, tuberculosis: Is an infection caused by bacterium. It can affect any organ. You need to have proper anti-tb treatment.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Vagus Nerve: Comes directly from the brain, not from spinal cord, controls heart & lungs. Phrenic nerve controls the diaphragm this comes off from cervical nerves ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
40 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Rash and cough: There are many possibilities but you likely have an infectious process and may be contagious. As you are having increasing symptoms and your lungs are ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Cancer : Yes, any cancer can metastasize at any time.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes and no: When Cancer starts to spread, it begins as clusters of cells that form tiny colonies in other body parts. These will grow in size over a few months to ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erin Robertson
18 years experience General Practice
Theoretically...: Consider ventilation-perfusion mismatches classically shown by V/Q scans. To deliver oxygen & release carbon dioxide, you need circulating capilla ... Read More

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