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Broken Glass Lung Cancer
May be good: Without complete details, difficult to tell. Having lung cancer is bad. Having lung cancer that is amenable to surgical removal is a far better situation. If following evaluation and bronchoscopy your team feels you are a surgical candidate for removal, it is good. Best survival in lung cancer is lung cancer that can be surgically removed (resectable cancer). ...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
Depends on stage: The long term prognosis of lung cancer depends on the stage of the cancer. The stage (1-4) depends on the size of the tumor and whether it has spread outside of the lung to lymph nodes, the lining of the chest wall (pleura) or other organs (liver, brain, etc). Some of this information may be determined by x ray test (ct scan, pet scan) and some may require biopsies to determine. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Squamous cell carcinoma, no skincancer. Normal x ray/ct Scan of lungs/abdomen/breasts/Colon. Metastasis in lymphnodes under armpits/collarbone. Cough, weightloss, SOB. Ex smoker, Nicorette addict. No primary tumour found. What type of cancer?
Squamous: Disseminated squamous cell carcinomas with no obvious primary often are ultimately found to have arisen in the nasal sinuses. There are even protocols for treating "squamous cell carcinoma of unknown primary". We may still have something to offer that's worthwhile. Best wishes. ...Read more
Complex: Looks like she has small and non small cell cancer (one on each lung). I would assume they want to radiate the sc first and operate the nsc later. Aggressive but if the patient is in good health and neither cancer has spread, can't see why not. I wonder if the oncologist has considered adding chemo to the radiation for the sc. I would guess he/she did and may have a good reason not to use it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm terribly sorry: ...About that, but you have not stated a question. What exactly do you want to know? ...Read more
Unclear question: Did you mean cancer with metastatic disease to lung, liver and bone? What is the primary cancer (from which organ the initial cancer cell originated)? Either way widely metastatic disease has poor dismal prognosis with short life expectancy - so its important to figure out whats the primary as different cancer usually respond to therapy differently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lung Cavity Causes: Not at all! differential DX of cavitation on chest x-ray: 1 caveating pneumonia: s aureus, gram-negative bacilli (klebsiella, pseudomonas, legionella), anaerobes, mycobacteria, fungi, pneumocystis. 2 septic emboli, bacterial or fungal. 3 wegener's granulomatosis or pulmonary infarction 4 infected bullae or cysts. 5 cancer: primary or secondary. Clearly, your doctor will help sort these out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, tobacco use in: Any form increases the risk of cancer. The risk of lung cancer in pipe smokers is not as high as in cigarette smokers, but is higher than in non-smokers. See this site for more info. http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/lung/basic_info/risk_factors.htm. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
28/f. Subplueral lung nodule in peripheral base. Accidental finding on ct. Quit smoking 4 years ago. What's the chance its cancer? I'm petrified.
Some chance,, : Because you've had a history of smoking there is some chance that this can be cancer. However, you're young at 28 years and it takes a long history of smoking for this to develop, and the location is on the periphery which is not a common place for lung cancer from smoking to show up in. It may be something else that isn't related to smoking. It's best to see your dr. ; possibly get it biopsied. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mom was diagnosed with stage 4 nonsmall cell lung cancer, metastisized to rib, omentom, lymph nodes , spine and heart lining...How much time?
What is the prognosis of lung cancer? My father has a 3.5 inch mass on passage way of lung by aorta of heart but cancer hasn't spread yet.
Extremely serious: Even in your brief description, you mention 2 worrisome features: size and proximity to the aorta. It's beyond the scope of this forum to speculate on his prognosis, but i think you're aware that your father is in trouble. Talk with his oncologist. There are several types of lung cancer and some are more sensitive to chemotherapy or radiation. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stage 4 lung cancer no chemo tumor grew & cancer spread, clinical trial only now, on oxygen for sob, blood clots in legs, what is life expectancy?
Hard to say/depends.: At this stage of lung cancer, the options are limited as is survival. If treatment is done , it's usually chemotherapy and radiation and/or surgery after adjuvant chemotherapy. There are certainly trials out there and i would recommend talking to your doctor before starting any, but the chance for success is likely limited, as the 5 year survival of stage IV is <5%, but it doesn't hurt to try. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2mm sublpureal lung nodule in periphery base.28/f 10yr smoker, quit 4 years ago. Found by accident on ct. Petrified its cancer. What are the chances?
Probably not cancer: Congratulations on stopping smoking! at your age, your risk of lung cancer will be low if you stay off cigarettes. A 2mm sub pleural nodule is likely benign. You should have another ct scan within 4 to 6 months to assure that it isn't growing. If it is not, you can safely put it out of your mind forever or just do one more ct scan one year later. If growing, have it removed to rule out cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: The natural exposure one might get just from where you live may exceed 3msv per year. Living in denver, you might be exposed to 6msv per year. Risk of developing cancer from a properly conducted ct scan is low. I believe the estimated average radiation exposure for a single chest ct is about 5-7msv. A low dose chest ct is about 2msv. ...Read more
Father has multiple small lung nodules. Does not smoke. Had pneumonia several times and scarring from it on lungs 25 yrs ago. Is 70. Risk of cancer?
CT had 1.6cm & two 7mm ground glass nodules in lungs after 6 mo of cough & chest pain. Had blood clots in lungs 2x. Ex smoker. Could it be cancer?
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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