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My mom was diagnosed with pneumonia and a mass on lungs..Is it possible for a lung cancer?

My mom was diagnosed with pneumonia and a mass on lungs..Is it possible for a lung cancer?

Yes: This is a common way for lung cancer to present. A biopsy will tell for sure. I am glad you are there for your mother at this challenging time. ...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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When i smoke it hurts in my lungs. Is it really possible too feel pain in the lungs? I will stop smoking. Have i developed first stage lung cancer?

When i smoke it hurts in my lungs. Is it really possible too feel pain in the lungs? I will stop smoking. Have i developed first stage lung cancer?

Possible, prob.not: Yes, it is possible to feel pain in your lungs. Your body is trying to give you a message to stop. Please listen to it! smoking is the worst thing you can do for your health, not only increasing risk of lung & many other cancers but emphysema, heart disease, stroke & greatly accelerates aging. Unfortunately, lung cancer is usually painless. It's very unlikely you have it at your age. See comment:. ...Read more

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Xray came bk as a serious problem I have emergency app with Dr tomorrow. Lungs blocked I have asthma.i smoke. I'm always tired is it lung cancer ?

Xray came bk as a serious problem I have emergency app with Dr tomorrow. Lungs blocked I have asthma.i smoke. I'm always tired  is it lung cancer ?

Worrisome but: These are questions that can best be answered by those who have the benefit of your expanded history,exam and testing. It is likely your initial testing was ambiguous but worrisome so they set you up to see a specialty doc to sort it out. Your concern is valid but I wouldn't go to the "C" diagnosis so quickly.There are many other issues that can slow you down and need urgent attention. ...Read more

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I am 58y i was diagnosed with lung cancer/adenocarcinoma at stage 4 (where it spread in both lungs). I am currently taking erlotinib. Is it curable?

I am 58y i was diagnosed with lung cancer/adenocarcinoma at stage 4 (where it spread in both lungs). I am currently taking erlotinib. Is it curable?

Prolonged remission: Is possible , but you have to ask your oncologist , who has knowledge , skills to treat you , to give the best possible treatments available and the only one who is assessing response to the therapy , good luck. ...Read more

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Hi my grandma is in her last stage of her lung cancer and she is in the hospital and she has fluid in her lungs with only 35% of her heart beating she?

Hi my grandma is in her last stage of her lung cancer and she is in the hospital and she has fluid in her lungs with only 35% of her heart beating she?

Palliative Care: I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother--it's terrible to experience & difficult to watch. I'm certain that her doctors are focusing on her comfort above all-else. Ask her if she is uncomfortable; if she is, make sure that her doctors know exactly how she feels. ...Read more

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My lungs are damaged by chemo, I have asthma, my grandma died from lung cancer I've been smoking scine I was thirteen I want to quit how would be safe?

My lungs are damaged by chemo, I have asthma, my grandma died from lung cancer I've been smoking scine I was thirteen I want to quit how would be safe?

You can if you want: First is your decision , then some support , multiple studies showed that people who had a strong desire and strong decision to quit are successfull, md' scan help you with multiple meds , on you there are two bad things You started at early age when your lung cells are still immature and more prone to get injury , and second you have family history of lung ca , quit and get help of MD. ...Read more

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What happens to the lungs when you have lung cancer?

What happens to the lungs when you have lung cancer?

Depends on location: When a cancer of the lung starts growing, the symptoms it produces depend on its location. A tumor growing at the periphery of the lung may involve surrounding structures, causing a variety of symptoms, such as pain, fluid in the chest, etc. In the airway, it can cause obstruction, causing breathing problems or bleeding and infection. Location, location, location. ...Read more

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Treatment for pulmonary stage four lung cancer?

Treatment for pulmonary stage four lung cancer?

Chemo/radiation: Chemotherapy mostly, +/- radiation if the tumor is bulky and causing any local problems or a lot of pain. Prognosis is not good. Depending on the age, comorbidities and overall condition, palliative care is also a good option. ...Read more

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Tb scar on lungs was treated frm TB last year. Is is possible to get lung cancer or any other disease bcz of d TB scars? Wat r d health risks?

Tb scar on lungs was treated frm TB last year. Is is possible to get lung cancer or any other disease bcz of d TB scars? Wat r d health risks?

? Scar cancer is rar: I think you should do fine. There is a small theoretical risk of what is sometimes called a scar cancer but it is extremely rare. So i would not worry about it. There are no other risks for now. ...Read more

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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


Dr. David Cooke
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Lung Cancer (Definition)

From national cancer institute: "cancer that forms in tissues of the lung, usually in the cells lining air passages. The two main types are small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. These types are diagnosed based on how the cells ...Read more