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Are nodules found in the lung curable?

Are nodules found in the lung curable?

Curable? No: Lung nodules are very common, and over 95% are benign scars that require no "cure". They don't go away, and therefore are not "cured" but they are harmless. The 4-5% of lung nodules that are cancer require some form of treatment and many of these are curable. This depends upon thorough evaluation of the nodule, staging and treatment by experienced teams. ...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


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Adenocarcinoma in right lungs What is treatment Is this dangerous Its is curable or not ?

Adenocarcinoma in right lungs 
What is treatment 
Is this dangerous
Its is curable or not    ?

See doctor: Adenocarcinoma is one of the most common forms of lung cancer and should be taken very seriously. Treatment many times involves surgery, but speak with your doctor about this. Only when knowing the size, stage, location, etc. of the tumor can one give you a reliable recommendation on treatment options. ...Read more

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Can lung cyst is curable 100% in india.....?

Can lung cyst is curable 100% in india.....?

Thoracic surgeon: If there is one cyst, it may be related to infection or a congenital abnormality. VATS can be used in some cases depending on the location. An imaging study would be helpful. My email address is: pulmd@aol.com If an infection is suspected,bronchial washings may help to determine the cause, and antibiotics may be given iv. ...Read more

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Is there an age at which lung cancer is no longer curable?

Is there an age at which lung cancer is no longer curable?

It's not age that is: The barrier, it is ability to endure treatment and willingnes to undergo the trials and tribulation it offers. Older folks need to neither be forced nor denied treatment based on age alone. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have interstitial lung disease? Is it curable?

What does it mean to have interstitial lung disease? Is it curable?

Many causes: Interstitial lung disease is a thickening of the skeleton structure that supports airsacs (alveoli) in the lungs. There are many causes of interstitial lung disease (rheumatic illness, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, radiation damage, infection). It is not possible to say whether the disease is curable because interstitial lung disease is an "umbrella" term that covers many diseases. ...Read more

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Does 3rd stage in lungs cancer curable or can we prolong patient's life by treatment ..?

Does 3rd stage in lungs cancer curable or can we prolong patient's life by treatment ..?

Sometimes: There are some long-term remissions with stage 3 lung cancer ranging from 10 to 20% depending on the extent of lymph nodes with cancer in the mediastinum. Concurrent chemotherapy and radiation +/- surgery can prolong substantially patient's life. ...Read more

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Hi. One of my family member has lung cancer third stage b. Can this be curable?

Hi. One of my family member has lung cancer third stage b. Can this be curable?

Yes: It's important to know what type: non-small cell or small cell. Based on the staging you mentioned, it seems likely non-small cell lung cancer (nsclc). Stage iiib nsclc is best managed with chemotherapy and radiation. Prognosis is based on performance status, weight loss, age, as well as stage. 5 year survival approx 25% with concurrent chemotherapy and radiation. Hope that helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My pet scan was highly suspicious for malignancy in rt lung.Now onto Bronchoscope so didn't pet confirm cancer?This cancer isn't curable!

My pet scan was highly suspicious for malignancy in rt lung.Now onto Bronchoscope so didn't pet confirm cancer?This cancer isn't curable!

PET scan helps but n: A PET scan can show an abnormality where body cells are overactive. This happens commonly with Cancer and with any Infection or inflammation. So a biopsy is required to make the distinction between Inflammation and Cancer. A bronchoscopy may show the tumor or it may be used to get a biopsy by getting near to the tumor ...Read more

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If lung nodules turn out to be cancer , after biopsy, then is this curable, or incurable only?Thanks

If lung nodules turn out to be cancer , after biopsy, then is this curable, or incurable only?Thanks

Need more info: Is it a single small nodule with no lymph node involvement or large> 2cm) nodules with lymph node involvement or multiple nodules which may represent malignancy from another organ. The first option has the best outlook, the other two have poorer outlooks. ...Read more

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