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What are the odds of having adenocarcinoma of the left lung and adenosquamous carcinoma of the right. Each is considered a primary cancer?

What are the odds of having adenocarcinoma of the left lung and adenosquamous  carcinoma of the right.  Each is considered a primary cancer?

Not Common: The incidence of having 2 different primary lung cancers diagnosed at the same time is quoted between 2-16% (synchronous multiple primary lung cancers). If they are microscopically different tumors, they likely represent two different primary lung cancers rather than metastatic spread of one or the other. One or both could also be metastatic cancer coming from a different site in the body. ...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


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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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Needle biopsy in lungs shows lungs carcinoma after operation its show nothing how ? can u have idea why

Needle biopsy  in lungs shows lungs carcinoma 
after operation  its show nothing how ?
can u have idea why

Good outcome: It appears your initial biopsy had findings that raised concern for cancer but that concern was laid to rest after actual material was obtained at operation. This type of misleading finding on a needle biopsy can come from a lot of non cancerous conditions such as infection, non specific inflammation etc. I am happy for you that the final outcome was good. ...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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Where is the primary tumor if somebody has metastatic carcinoma in the lung?

Where is the primary tumor if somebody has metastatic carcinoma in the lung?

Anywhere in the body: Carcinomas from any where in the body such as breast, liver, colon, and prostate can travel to the lung. Identification of the primary would require a biopsy and pathology report. ...Read more

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Mucinous carcinoma with invasion of the lung? Is it rare ? What is the treatment?

It's not rare: It's one form of adenocarcinoma, the most common form of lung cancer. Treatment for lung cancer depends greatly upon the stage. Can't answer this question unless we know more about the stage and about the patient who has the cancer. ...Read more

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Carcinoma endometrium spread to lungs,liver,lymphnod,bone.2nd line chemo goin on.pain not tolerable.will chemo will be effective?how to manage pain.

Carcinoma endometrium spread to lungs,liver,lymphnod,bone.2nd line chemo goin on.pain not tolerable.will chemo will be effective?how to manage pain.

Specialty referral: This is a question that needs to be addressed without delay by your multidiciplinary team. Both the pain management people and perhaps the radiation oncologist who can manage local bone pain ("spot-welding") may have something to offer. Most such pain can be handled with opiates when the "war on drugs" doesn't interfere. You have my sympathy. Best wishes. ...Read more

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For squamous carcinoma cancer of the lung, how long can you live without any treatments or surgery?

For squamous carcinoma cancer of the lung, how long can you live without any treatments or surgery?

Variable: There is wide variability by lung cancer type, stage of the disease and individual characteristics so that it is not feasible to provide a meaningful estimate of survival. See this site for more information. http://www.webmd.com/lung-cancer/lung-cancer-survival-rates. ...Read more

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Hi mom has ovarian carcinoma with pertonial carcinomatosis and there are effusion in belvis abdomin and around lung . So what is the stage of cance?

Hi mom has ovarian carcinoma with pertonial carcinomatosis and there are effusion in belvis abdomin  and  around lung . So what is the stage  of cance?

Need more surgy info: The cancer is at least Stage IIIA1, but may be Stage IV depending on analysis of the effusion around the lung. See https://www.cancer.org/cancer/ovarian-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging/staging.html. To stage the cancer, samples of tissues are taken from different parts of the pelvis & abdomen & examined under the microscope. But this cancer is widespread, so surgical staging may not be possible ...Read more

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What exactly is squamous cell carcinoma lung cancer?

One type of cancer: There are a number of variants of lung cancer and these are named for their microscopic appearance, the main ones being: squamous cell, adenocarcinoma, small cell carcinoma and large cell carcinoma. In squamous cell cancer, the tumor cells resemble skin cells. This type of tumor is commonly seen in smokers. ...Read more

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What is small cell carcinoma lung cancer with liver cancer stage 4?

What is small cell carcinoma lung cancer with liver cancer stage 4?

Bad situation: Small cell is a very bad cancer. Stage four is very advanced. Very poor prognosis at best-- usually months only. ...Read more

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How responsive is squamous cell carcinoma of the lung to standard chemotherapy regimens?

How responsive is squamous cell carcinoma of the lung to standard chemotherapy regimens?

Partially: There are several ways of treating scc of the lung. Specifically, there are molecular markers, such as egfr or alk-1 that can be tested to see if you are able to be managed with targeted drug therapy. Radiation is employed more frequently for scc than chemotherapy. All non-small cell cancers of the lung are treated differently than small cell carcinoma, which is much more chemo-sensitive. ...Read more

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Can medullary thyroid carcinoma metastase to the lungs while being undetectable on a thyroid sonogram? Or by that time throyd nod are present?

Can medullary thyroid carcinoma metastase to the lungs while being undetectable on a thyroid sonogram? Or by that time throyd nod are present?

Theoretically yes: But unlikely. Theoretically all you need is a tiny group of cancer cells at the microscopic level to have the capability to metastasize. However in practice there is almost always a detectable nodule before it metastasizes because the cancer needs to be more advance and aggressive. ...Read more

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What is the latest treatment for small cell carcinoma of the lung with bone metastases?

What is the latest treatment for small cell carcinoma of the lung with bone metastases?

Clinical trial: Clinical trial or standard chemotherapy. Bone mets can be treated with bisphosphonate (zometa) or Denosumab (xgeva). Mri of the brain should evaluate for brain mets. Trials: http://clinicaltrials.Gov/ct2/results?Term=small+cell+lung+cancer&recr=open&no_unk=y standard of care chemotherapy is a 2 drug combination with a "platinum". ...Read more

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Husband has stage 4 renal cell carcinoma, spread to right lung, vera cava vein, left kidney removed when can we expect him to get sick?

Husband has stage 4 renal cell carcinoma, spread to right lung, vera cava vein, left kidney removed when can we expect him to get sick?

Unfortunate: Sorry , instead of thinking how many months from now is going to get sick, think how many good months or years if newer chemo drugs may give long remission. Positive thinking is needed , good luck. ...Read more

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I had nephrectomy in feb. After that i was diagnosed as metastatic renal cell carcinoma (lung cancer). But i don't have any symptoms as doc said.Why?

I had nephrectomy in feb. After that i was diagnosed as metastatic renal cell carcinoma (lung cancer). But i don't have any symptoms as doc said.Why?

Congratulations: Renal cell carcinoma is notoriously capricious and unpredictable. It's common for a lung metastasis to vanish or stay stable for many years, especially after removal fo the primary tumor. I'm going to assume the diagnosis is accurate. Cherish being alive and be thankful for whatever time you have left -- fill it with love and good things. ...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