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My husband has breast cancer and now it's in spleen lung bones and heart muscle. What would be his prognosis ? He is 50 years old

My husband has breast cancer and now it's in spleen lung  bones and heart muscle. What would be his prognosis ? He is 50 years old

In addition to: conventional treatment, your husband can consider a book by Simonton called "Getting well again" and the books and work of Patrick Quillan about nutrition. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Female) (Definition)

Breast cancer results when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. The growth occurs initially inside the ducts but eventually breaks outside into the breast tissue and ultimately spreads both to the lymph nodes in the armpit and via the bloodstream to other parts of the body. Because of the promoting affect of estrogen almost all breast cancer occurs in women and is a rarity in men. The unregulated growth is due to both inherited and acquired genetic defects. It is the most common malignancy in women but it 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 on an annual basis. ...Read more


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Breast cancer spread to the lung? What should I do?

Breast cancer spread to the lung? What should I do?

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

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If one has breast cancer , can it go into lungs and spread there?

If one has breast cancer , can it go into lungs and spread there?

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 more

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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?

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?

Difficult: None of us can never predict life expectancy. We can guesstimate but obviously we can be wrong. Once cancer reaches the brain survival is diminished. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Not great: Once cancer reaches the brain, survival is diminished. But there are long term survivors that have brain metastasis. The best thing that you can do is provide hope and support for her. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Mom had breast cancer in 2006 & in 2009 metastasis to lung, brain&eye happened. On 2012 tumor spread to bones and liver.Now she can't move easily&tired?

Mom had breast cancer in 2006 & in 2009 metastasis to lung, brain&eye happened. On 2012 tumor spread to bones and liver.Now she can't move easily&tired?

Fatigue: I would suggest getting in touch with a palliative care specialist. Your mom may benefit from optimizing her medications and improving her symptom and pain control. They can also help give advice for your social situation in helping taking care of her. She may benefit from inpatient or outpatient hospice. ...Read more

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What are the differences between breast cancer and lung cancer?

What are the differences between breast cancer and lung cancer?

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

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Is there any link between breast cancer and lung cancer?

Is there any link between breast cancer and lung cancer?

Not a direct link: Breast cancer can spread to the lungs. Very rarely, lung cancer can spread to the breasts. Some lung cancers are estrogen or Progesterone receptor positive. ...Read more

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Can there be any correlation between breast cancer and lung cancer?

Can there be any correlation between breast cancer and lung cancer?

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

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


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