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Breast Cancer And Lung Collapse
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
Breast & Lung Cancer: Breast Cancer and Lung Cancer arise from different parts of the body. Breast cancer almost always arises from the ducts of the breast. Lung cancer usually arises from the lining of the lung. The two cancer have different natural histories. Breast cancer may metastasize or spread to other part of the body, including the lungs ...Read more
Not really: Both are malignancies can be in anyone both are high incidence smokers more prevalent with lung breast ca can metastasize to lung. Lung metastasizes but not commonly to breast. One of the oncologists may respond with some genome influences, but I am not aware . ...Read more
You must: Pay attention to your oncologist , follow the advise , as so many good options are available in the treatment at your stage . If needed take a second opinion , good luck. ...Read more
My friend has breast cancer n it spread to her lungs. The dr gave her 8 months but it has been now 2 years. Now it has spread to her brain. How long?
Yes: Breast cancer can spread to virtually any site in the body, including the lungs. Most common is spread to lymph nodes in the armpit which are commonly removed with the primary tumor. Next most common is spread to bones(25%), lung (20%), brain and liver (15% each). Cure becomes less likely with spread to other organs but is not impossible and patients can live for many years with spread. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It Depends: It depends on your lung problems. Radiation for breast cancer may cause some lung changes on x-ray, and sometimes a cough. Women with asthma or COPD can have radiation therapy. Women with lupus or scleroderma should not have radiation therapy. You should not have radiation therapy if you have had previous radiation to your chest. Ask your radiation oncologist about your specific lung problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Need expert opinions about skin cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, etc. Why does cancer attack a specific part of someone's body?
Biological process: The dna of any cell may mutate and continue to replicate with no end to it. The ability of cells to multiply and differentiate is expressed in the growth of a baby in 9months from a fertilized ovarian cell. From 1cell to a 9-10pound baby in 9months. That ability is in every cell of the body. If the off switch for cell division is lost, cells of any type may replicate indefinitely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My friend has 4th stage breast cancer, her lungs are filling up with tumors, why wouldn't her docs give her an oxygen bottle to use whenever needed?
Pet scan in jan 2013 showed 4 cancerous nodules in lungs from breast cancer. New pet scan july 2013 - lung spots no longer metabolically active; does this mean they are no longer cancerous?
Favorable Response: Pet provides the benefit of early identification of ineffective chemotherapy, particularly metastatic breast cancer, as various alternative treatment options are available & allows patients to be spared the toxicities of ineffective treatments. Complete metabolic response is a great prognostic indicator with significantly increased overall survival compared to patients showing no response. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Low, but depends: The overall risk of lung damage resulting in breathing problems is less than 1-2%, but depends on the size of the radiation field, whether nodes are being treated, the technique (2d, 3d, or imrt), use of chemo during radiation (unusual), and issues with the patient (history of interstitial lung disease , etc). Ask your doctor what techniques they will use to reduce the amount of lung treated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe: If large enough, it may show up on a ct of the chest, but probably not a ct of the heart (out of the field of view). But mammography is more sensitive than ct at detecting breast cancer. You should have routine screening exams, and a diagnostic mammo asap if you feel a lump. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If breast cancer were to spread to an ovary, would it likely also go to the lungs or liver or bones along the way?
Yes: Mets can show up in multiple locations at the same time. It's not a stepwise progression ...Read more
How dangerous can stage 4 breast cancer that has mets to lungs and adrenal gland be if it goes untreated without chemo?
Hard to Predict: Among all patients with breast cancer who present with distant disease, one fourth will survive beyond 5 years. It would be good to know the patient's age and receptor status (er, pr, her2) to answer this question, because we are finding much better results now with certain treatments (like Herceptin (trastuzumab) for her2+ pts) than in the past. Ask your oncologist for info. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My best friend is fighting stage IV breast cancer an how the cancer spread through her brain and lungs and lymph node, what are her chances?
Occurs when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. Often curable if found early and treated effectively with surgery, hormonal therapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapy, or a combination thereof. Early detection before the malignancy becomes large enough to be felt depends on mammography/sonography and MRI imaging of the breast ...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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