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Are Polyps In Lungs A Sign Of Cancer
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
Yes: Colon polyps predisposes to development of cancer, needs regular endoscopic removal and examination for cancer cells.Some of these polyp conditions runs in the family ( familial adenomatous polyposis ), then all the family members need to be examined march is colorectal cancer prevention month see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Often: They are either metastatic lesions that spread from other parts of the body, or they are "primary" lung cancers that originated in the lung tissue. Most often if multiple tumors, they would be metastatic lesions, but if there was a single spot seen in a smoker, it may be a primary tumor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is finding polyp (benign or cancerous) during colonscopy in 32 y/o a sign of cancer syndrome, even without family history of cancer?
Very rare: Polyp is a premalignant condition, which means that if you let it go without removing it, it will turn into cancer. Usually takes an average of 10 years for a polyp to turn into cancer. The larger the polyp the greater the chance to have cancer, the size of 2cm could be worrisome. It is recommended to have repeat colonoscopy 3 years after removing the polyp for surveillance. ...Read more
Extreme rare: Ovarian cancer is so rare in teens that I hesitate to even say there are symptoms that are common to it, because it just never happens. If it did ever occur, symptoms would be similar to those of older women developing it. If you know of a teen having pelvic or abdominal symptoms of some sort, I would bet any amount of money it has a different cause than ovarian cancer and the should see doctor. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Air bubbles when urinating implies a connection between the bladder and the colon (colovesical fistula), often seen with diverticular disease, and with advanced colon cancer. If there is a lot of bubbles in the bowl following urination, it may be normal, or may suggest increased amount of protein being voided. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the likelyhood of a sudden polyp in gallbladder being cancer after colon cancer in person with lynch syndrome?
Presence: The presence of any nodule is of concern specially if not calcified specially in a smoker or someone that quit smoking within the last 10 years, a nodule that grows within 3 months. 5year survival for stage1non small cell lung cancer surgical resection is about 70%, for stage2nsclc about 30-35%. Stage 2 mass greater than 3cm or less than 3cm with metastasis to regional lymph node.Lowdosect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: We know most often we can identify a significant medical treatment, illness or psychosocial stressor as a trigger. Cancer is known to be a trigger but though we all have seen patients who had shingles and then soon after were diagnosed with cancer, most with shingles don't get a cancer diagnosis in the following months. ...Read more
Had a CT scan at hospital they found nodules in lungs found out not cancer. Can something non cancreous in lungs cause shortness of breath?
Did you get the: Ct scan because you were short of breath? Lung cancer screening in those over 55 that smoked, 32k screens; 4k nodules of which 1% were cancer. Find a good internist. Getting a ct at your age was unwise. Quit smoking if you do. Lots of causes as dr. Legha suggests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some...: Look for any sign of obstruction: difficulty swallowing or difficulty breathing are especially important - and sometimes are emergencies requiring er visits. Hoarseness or a change in your speech may be a clue. Be especially alert if you are or have been a smoker or have otherwise used tobacco products. I trust you are consulting your physicisn. Lgromkomd. ...Read more
Not necessarily: An infiltrate seen on a cxr or ct scan can be cancer or infection (pneumonia) or inflammation. It is by no means definitive for cancer. If it looks suspecious enough on the scan, the next steps are further imaging or direct biopsy of the abnormality. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes malabsorption syndrome in small cell lung cancer? Is it an early or late stage presentation of the disease?
Youkeep asking silly: These are silly questions that waste a doctors time. Without knowing your complete medical history(like do you have Small cell lung Cancer? And do you have malabsorption syndrome(a rare condition to begin with), how can we address any questions that you raise and then you go ahead and give them another twist or early/late stages etc. Please take all these questions to your Primary doctor to addres ...Read more
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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