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Are Tumors In The Lung Usually A Result Of Metastatic Cancer
No: Lung "tumors" may be benign or malignant (=cancer). Cancers in the lung may be primary lung cancer (eg, small cell or non-small cell lung cancer, mesothelioma) or other cancers (eg lymphoma, thymoma, etc). Cancers from other primaries (eg breast, colon, etc) may spread (metastasize) to the lung. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Dr. scharf.......follow up on dome, rim, thats what my cat scan results say.u r the dr.. is this metastatic cancer from my lung to liver. ?
Not sure: I am unclear what exactly the report says. Please provide more information. ...Read more
I wanna know how long the patiend of advanced colon metastatic cancer ( which spread to the liver and lungs) will live?
My mom has stage 4 metastatic cancer of lungs, but primary is unknown. Her gallbladder mass, ca is 19.9 which is high but her liver is alright. She got a CT scan done three months ago and her gallbladder seemed fine. Could it be gallbladder cancer?
Gb unlikely: Your mother has stage IV cancer with mets to lung. I am sorry. If a ct showed the gallbladder normal 3 months ago then it is unlikely. Knowing if it is adenocarcinoma or squamous may help. But focusing on the forward progress and implementing a plan she wants is the most important thing. A supportive family and a clear goal. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Best guess what would is the prognosis of an 87 y/o w/ metastatic bladder cancer that spread to the lung without treatment and is otherwise healthy?
58 Years old diagnosed with Stage IV colorectal cancer and spread to liver with 7+cm tumor and lesions in the lung. What kind of life expectancy?
It Depends: Recent progress in genetic typing of individual Colon Ca tumors and genetic specific tumor drugs is leading to better understanding of likelihood of treatment success. See: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Arun_Azad/publication/246837094_Predicting_the_response_to_targeted_therapy_in_metastatic_colorectal_cancer/links/5419c4180cf2218008bf9f8a.pdf I recommend getting into a clinical trial. ...Read more
How can I expect mom's stage 4 metastatic bone cancer to develop? Besides the lung, it is in her bones. Will it stay in the bones, or move to organs?
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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