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Pleural effusion in a pt with lung cancer. Do you drain it?

Pleural effusion in a pt with lung cancer. Do you drain it?

Only if symptomatic: High likelihood for recurrence so only if severe short of breath. ...Read more

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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Are all pleural effusion from stage 4 lung cancer malignant?

Are all pleural effusion from stage 4 lung cancer malignant?

Confusing: Question. Pleural effusions from lung cancer are expected to have malignant cells but could be pneumonic from secondary infections. ...Read more

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My father 70+ had VATS lobectomy 1 yr ago due to stg 1 lung cancer. X-ray taken today however revealed pleural effusion. Anything to worry?

My father 70+ had VATS lobectomy 1 yr ago due to stg 1 lung cancer. X-ray taken today however revealed pleural effusion. Anything to worry?

Ask surgeons....: Having pleural effusion one year after VATS labectomy for lung cancer naturally leads one to consider cancerous recurrence - alarming & worrisome. At this time, just be timely followed by his doctors so to decide what could be the potentially next step of care. How to get all related things done correctly? Follow instructions in https://ebettercare.com/feel-become-sick/. All the best to his health ...Read more

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Stage IV metastatic breast cancer and pleural effusion. What is treatment?

Stage IV metastatic breast cancer and pleural effusion. What is treatment?

It depends: Breast cancers come in many "flavors", and this will determine the treatment. Usually it's a form of chemotherapy given by mouth or by vein. Xeloda is given by mouth, and there are many intravenous chemotherapies. Sometimes hormone blocking medications are very effective if the cancer has the estrogen or Progesterone receptor on its surface. Herceptin (trastuzumab) is useful if it has her2 on its surface. ...Read more

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Is it possible that CT scan shows no pleural masses while I have lung cancer and massive effusion?

Is it possible that CT scan shows no pleural masses while I have lung cancer and massive effusion?

Unusual but yes.: CT scans have limited resolution. They do NOT see everything. Usually large pleural effusions come from significant disease, but not always cancer. The only way to tell is to have the pleural effusion drained & sent for cytology & other testing (culture). The lab techs can spin down the fluid, isolate cells or bacteria that may be causing it. Talk to a pulmonologist or your primary doc. Good luck! ...Read more

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Left sided pleural effusion diagnosed as TB. After 4 month treatment feel a pull in left lung when I sneeze yawn cough or take a deep long breath.

Left sided pleural effusion diagnosed as TB. After 4 month treatment feel a pull in left lung when I sneeze yawn cough or take a deep long breath.

Pleural effusion: The effusion may not have fully cleared yet but the most likely feeling is some scar tissue has formed and attached some lung to the chest wall. The lung itself has no pain fibers but the lining of the chest wall does and this could cause the feeling you have. You need to follow up with your MD and get a repeat chest X-Ray. ...Read more

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Hi I have bilaterat pleural effusion in right chest. Kindly suggest some effective treatment. Thanks?

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I have bilaterat pleural effusion in right chest. Kindly suggest some effective treatment.
Thanks?

Heart failure? : Do you have heart failure? There are several reasons for Pleural effusion. Depending upon how large you might need thoracocentesis or fluid drained and analyzed. If cough fever this could be infected or empyema thus requiring chest tube drainage. However, it is usually only on one side. In summary if this is a new Pleural effusion the cause must be worked up. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about a good natural treatment for lung cancer?

Can you tell me about a good natural treatment for lung cancer?

Adjunt only: Holistic treatments like exercise, massage, mental work, good nutrition, and comfort measures can be very valuable. Don't expect any of these, or any herbal or 'magic' treatment, to affect the course of the disease itself. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment I have small cell lung cancer that has spread to the brain I have ten tumors what are my best options?

What is the best treatment I have small cell lung cancer that has spread to the brain I have ten tumors what are my best options?

Multidisciplinary: Small cell cancer is challenging even in early stage. All small cell cancer should be treated through a multidisciplinary thoracic oncology program with a targeted and individualized approach. Clinical trial enrollment when possible. The following link discusses general approach to treating nsclc and small cell, our best wishes are with you: http://goo. Gl/s6eme. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the best small cell lung cancer treatment nowadays?

Can you tell me about the best small cell lung cancer treatment nowadays?

See below: Treatment of small cell lung cancer depends on the stage. If it is limited stage the treatments involve chemotherapy along with radiation and if it is extensive stage then chemotherapy is the main stay of treatment (though in some situations palliative radiation can be considered). ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with lung cancer, that is near my heart. What would be the best treatment?

Depends what stage: Treatments consist of radiation, chemotherapy and surgery depending on what stage Can have combination of all three
Also the cell type of the cancer ...Read more

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Received a diagnosis and treatment options for stage 2 non-aggressive, not metastasized lung cancer. What is the best way to get a second opinion?

Received a diagnosis and treatment options for stage 2 non-aggressive, not metastasized lung cancer. What is the best way to get a second opinion?

Thoracic surgeon: Find and visit a local thoracic surgeon. Maybe you can find one who would review your films and pathology reports by phone. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for lung cancer?

What is the best treatment for lung cancer?

Depends on stage: In the medically fit individually, the standard of care upfron therapy for stage i -iib nsclc is surgery. For stage iiia either chemotherapy +/- radiation followed by surgery or chemoradiation alone. For stage iiia — iv, therapy is chemotherapy +/- radiation. For early stage lung cancer, surgery can often be done minimally invasively. http://bit.ly/csjsqa. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for lung cancer?

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What is the best treatment for lung cancer?

Lung cancer: Current literature revealed death from lung cancer in US is about 160,000 a year, nearly haft are women. Two kinds of lung cancer: 1)non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and 2) small cell lung cancer (SCLC). Treatment for stage 1 &2 NSCLC is complete resection of tumor if possible, and chemo to follow if indicated. Stage 3 and 4 chemo and radiation. For SCLC chemotherapy is treatment of choice. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for lung cancer (nsclc)?

Talk to your doctor: Depends on your health and the stage of the disease. In early stages, surgery is the best way to go. In later stages, chemotherapy is appropriate. Here it becomes way too complicated. In brief, certain tumor markers are very helpful in determining the appropriate chemotherapy to use. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for late stage lung cancer based on pathology type?

What are the best treatments for late stage lung cancer based on pathology type?

Chemotherapy: Whatever the type of malignancy, late stage, i.e. Stage iv, suggests the tumor has gone beyond local control and cannot be treated effectively except with chemotherapy, commonly platinum-based. However, this does not preclude surgery or radiorx which may limit "tumor-burden" and relieve some symptoms. Chemotherapy is ideal for small-cell carcinoma. ...Read more

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Help docs! My father has stage 4 small cell lung cancer. What are the best treatments?

Help docs! My father has stage 4 small cell lung cancer. What are the best treatments?

Rtx/Cis: Sorry about your dad. It's a terrible disease. Currently cis platinum based chemotherapy protocols and radiotherapy protocols are used. Rare cures reported. Mostly palliative. Remission is not cure, its like a truce between the tumor and the patient. Usually fast growing. Not a surgically treated disease in that stage. Surgery only for small nodulesdx. As small cell in bx. During surgery. ...Read more

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What kind of radiation therapy is best for lung cancer?

What kind of radiation therapy is best for lung cancer?

Depends on the stage: For early cancers (stage 1) cyberknife or sbrt using a short course of high dose radiation has results similar to surgery. For stage 2-3 cancers the preferred way is to use imrt where side effects can be reduced by targeting less of normal lung areas. For advanced cancers, the idea is to improve symptoms such as pain and standard external radiation is used. ...Read more

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My brother 51 years old has got lung cancer that has spread to bones spine, aggresive. No treatment worked but they don't no what cancer it is.

My brother 51 years old has got lung cancer that has spread to bones spine, aggresive. No treatment worked but they don't no what cancer it is.

Seek expert Help: We can help you if you send us his complete information. I suspect he has cancer of unknown primary site(?). It is called cup and it means the doctors are unable to find where it started and then spread into bones and lungs.
He could get a second opinion at a major cancer center where gene profiling can be done; that often indicates the primary site of origin of cup. This may further guide treatm. ...Read more

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My great-grandmother has stage 4 lung cancer and is on oxygen and won't be taking any treatment. How long can we expect her to live? Non small cell

Varies: But 1-2 years from time of diagnosis. Poorer prognosis the more advanced it is (larger, spread more places, having complications due to invovlement of the liver or brain). ...Read more

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My father has lung cancer and has been on chemo but doesn't change much. Now he is really skinny due to his appetite. Could u advice what other safe treatment?

My father has lung cancer and has been on chemo but doesn't change much. Now he is really skinny due to his appetite. Could u advice what other safe treatment?

Stage 3-4: Chemotherapy +/- radiation, is the main therapy for stage iii, IV lung cancers and small cell(oat cell) carcinomas. However, staging indicates that the disease process is systemic. Therefore, in advanced stage lung cancers, the patients are usually weak from malnutrition with low pre albumins, and maybe also post obstructive pneumonia. Try to help his nutrition withpulmocarechilleddrinks. Oncologist. ...Read more

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Should I take a full strength of chemo. When only 1/3 of the strength causes bad chest pain I have only about 15% of my heart and 20% of my kidney. I have lung cancer, the no cell cancer, with each treatment it has affected my heart. But if I don't take t

Should I take a full strength of chemo. When only 1/3 of the strength causes bad chest pain I have only about 15% of my heart and 20% of my kidney. I have lung cancer, the no cell cancer, with each treatment it has affected my heart. But if I don't take t

It's a choice: Nobody can make this decision for you. It is important that you have an honest and open discussion with your cancer team. You will need to ask what are the reasonable expectations from treatment vs non-treatment? Ultimately, the question only you can answer, after thorough discussion with your team, "will treatment be worse than cancer? What quality of life can I expect after treatment?". ...Read more

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How much time can someone with terminal lung cancer live, after treatment is stopped?

How much time can someone with terminal lung cancer live, after treatment is stopped?

God only knows : Depends on the kind of cancer, how aggressive it behaves, which organs it involves, how healthy (or sick) is the patient, and many other factors. The focus should be on establishing the best quality of life for whatever time they get, be it a day or a year. Hospice is perfectly suited for this situation. Sorry if it's about a loved one. ...Read more

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What is the average life span for stage 4 lung cancer without treatment?

What is the average life span for stage 4 lung cancer without treatment?

Depends: All limited!
But if small cell, short.
Others relate to cell type, location of metastases, other personal risk factors.
1-4 years, few at five. ...Read more

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Wondering why should I take treatment if I was diagonsed with stage3non small cell squamous t2 lung cancer?

Wondering why should I take treatment if I was diagonsed with stage3non small cell squamous t2 lung cancer?

Better results: Lung cancer survival results decrease with increasing stages. Stage 3 is best treated with combination therapy, with chemotherapy and radiation either preceding surgery or following it. The combination of therapies, as well as the timing, are all the subject of multiple clinical trials. ...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


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Fluid In The Lungs (Definition)

Fluid around lungs has many causes. It can be exudate(thick i.E pus from infection, malignancy etc) or transudative(heart failure). It may be treated based on the problem found by sampling(thoracentesis). Labs on the fluid help the clinician determine the etiology. For recurring pleural fluid, sometime pleuradesis is necessary to hep prevent recurrance. Need ...Read more