A member asked:

Could metabolic activty from early small cell lung cancer cause vitamin deficincies (b12,d, zinc, follate)? &would this earlry tumor show on ct?

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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay answered

Specializes in Hospital-based practice

Vitamin deficiencies (more than 1) like those of which you speak come from a poor diet that often includes alcohol or cigarettes. All of those can, in turn, cause small cell lung cancer but not necessarily. Cancer patients often eat poorly, but there are other reasons (liver disease, heart failure, kidney disease) which can do the same thing. Go to your doctor, get checked out.

Answered Mar 22, 2020



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