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Smoker I've been coughing up phlegm tinged with blood at times I had a CT scan it states that their is cystic changes and a parenchymal density lung ?

Smoker I've been coughing up phlegm tinged with blood at times I had a CT scan it states that their is cystic changes and a parenchymal density lung
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Parenchymal density: is a very nonspecific term, unfortunately. It could mean anything from scar to mass to pneumonia to collapse of a small lung segment. Without the images to review, it is difficult to determine. Likewise, there are both acute and chronic causes of cystic changes. The nonspecific report verbiage needs to be interpreted in conjunction with the images themselves and your clinical picture. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Rickert
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Adenoids (Definition)

Adenoids are lymphatic tissue found in the airway behind the nose in the back of the throat. Adenoids are made up of the same type of tissue as the tonsils. Both help fight infections. However, unlike the tonsils, they cannot be seen by looking in the throat. Adenoids are found in children and begin to regress before puberty. In children, enlarged adenoids can cause obstruction of the nasal airway leading to difficulty breathing, breathing through the mouth, nasally voice, ...Read more


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My brother has adenoid cystic carcinoma causing tracheal stenosis--what should he do?

My brother has adenoid cystic carcinoma causing tracheal stenosis--what should he do?

Plan: I'm sorry about your brother. If there is no possibility of a cure, he may still have a good while ahead of him, or the disease may take him quickly. He needs to make his wishes known and, since this is an uncommon entity, he may want a few different opinions. ...Read more

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What to do if I have told my friends What to do if I have adenoid cystic carcinoma but every time I tell them,they get scared.why ?

What to do if I have told my friends What to do if I have adenoid cystic carcinoma but every time I tell them,they get scared.why ?

Slow growing: adenoid cystic Ca is a rare usually slow growing cancer that predominates in the salivary glands of the head and neck. While survival is very good even with mets, its best to have the lesion removed before it spreads. It is not contagious and friends should be told that it has already been removed and can not be spread by contact. ...Read more

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I may have cystic fibrosis, COPD or lung cancer (my maternal grandfather had stage IV lung cancer), how to know?

I may have cystic fibrosis, COPD or lung cancer (my maternal grandfather had stage IV lung cancer), how to know?

Diagnosis....: There are diagnostic tests your doctor can order to be sure you don't have these conditions. For example, pulmonary function testing will show chronic obstruction if you have COPD and a chest CT can help rule out lung cancer and there is specific testing for cystic fibrosis. If you are smoking, you need to quit ASAP to lower the risk of COPD and lung CA. See a lung doctor for the testing you need ...Read more

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Angioendema?Can it be caused by ACE inhibitors.Can a ACE test level be decreased in other conditions.Emphysema, lung cancer, cystic fibrosis.Copd ?

Angioendema?Can it be caused by ACE inhibitors.Can a ACE test level be decreased in other conditions.Emphysema, lung cancer, cystic fibrosis.Copd ?

ACE Inhibitors: Angiotensin converting enzyme (ace) inhibitors are the leading cause of drug-induced angioedema in the U.S. Because they are widely prescribed. Most common is swelling of the lips, tongue, or face, although episodic abdominal pain due to intestinal angioedema may occur. Urticaria and itching are notably absent. The rest of the question is too complex to address here. Thanks. ...Read more

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I have one small spot on one lung of small cell carcinoma. What's the survival rate?

I have one small spot on one lung of small cell carcinoma. What's the survival rate?

Fairly good: This type of tumor is sensitive to chemotherapy. The question is whether this is primary or metastatic from a non pulmonary origin. In either case if this is the only lesion, a thorascopic resection of the nodule can give total control. This can then be followed by adjuvant chemo. ...Read more

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What to do if one small spot on one lung of small cell carcinoma what's the survival rate?

What to do if one small spot on one lung of small cell carcinoma what's the survival rate?

Resection: If it is an early stage SCC you need to see a cardio thoracic surgeon and plan for a resection. Of course you have to complete a PET CT for staging and Pulmonary Function tests to assess if you are a surgical candidate. ...Read more

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Hi! i'm vem from ph. My mom was diagnosed with double primary ca. Adenocarcinoma of the lungs, squamous cells carcinoma of skin. Wil u help me?

Hi! i'm vem from ph. My mom was diagnosed with double primary ca. Adenocarcinoma of the lungs, squamous cells carcinoma of skin. Wil u help me?

What do you need?: The adenocarcinoma of the lung is extremely serious. The squamous carcinoma of the skin will almost certainly be cured by simple excision. Educate yourself about adenocarcinoma of the lung generally, and the markers and stage of her tumor and what is likely to be done for it. I'm glad you are there for her at this time. ...Read more

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How does non small cell carcinoma lung cancer get treated?

Multiple ways: Non-small cell cancers are a heterogenous group, with the two common types being squamous cell and adeno carcinomas. These are usually treated, depending on the stage and type, with surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. ...Read more

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How can non small cell carcinoma lung cancer get created?

How can  non small cell carcinoma lung cancer get created?

Non small cell lung : If possible, surgical resection is the first choice. This depends on how widely spread, ir at all, the cancer is. Second choices in therapy include radiation, chemotherapy, or cyber knife. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more