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Dr. Lawrence Hochman
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Bronchogenic Carcinoma (Overview)

Bronchogenic carcinoma is a type of cancer where there is uncontrolled growth of the cells of the bronchi (larger airway passages), leading to trouble breathing, wheezing, chest pain, and weight loss (if advanced disease).


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Any remedies for bronchogenic carcinoma which I can try at home?

Any remedies for bronchogenic carcinoma which I can try at home?

Home Treatment: For lung cancer is not an idea i can support, condone, or help you with. It's difficult to manage with a sophisticated team. The kind (bronchoalveolar to small cell), pace, travel potential, and potential cure versus staying home might be the right thing, needs to be worked out by folks that wil listen to you, but know what they are talking about. Home alone is like in the woods with grizzlies! ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Hochman
16 doctors shared insights

Bronchogenic Carcinoma (Overview)

Bronchogenic carcinoma is a type of cancer where there is uncontrolled growth of the cells of the bronchi (larger airway passages), leading to trouble breathing, wheezing, chest pain, and weight loss (if advanced disease).


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What are the symptoms of bronchogenic carcinoma?

Cough, blood in: Sputum. Smoking is the major cause of brochogenic cancer. The symptoms include cough, blood in sputum. With advancing disease patient may develop pneumonia due to obstruction of the bronchus, causing fever, shortness of breath. Later the person experiences weakness, weight loss, bone pain, seizures etc. ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Tip)

Managing Pain from Cancer

Don't suffer in silence. Tell your cancer doc about your pain level on every visit. ...See more

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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
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See dermatologist for check ups
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What is the prognosis with bronchogenic carcinoma and brain metastasis newly diagnosed?

What is the prognosis with bronchogenic carcinoma and brain metastasis newly diagnosed?

Prognosis: Unfortunately to present with a new lung cancer with brain metastasis generally carries a poor prognosis with median survival generally measured in few months. Survival prediction is always difficult and has a lot to do with 'performance status', ie how well a patient is carrying on with activities of daily living. Specific cell type, size of tumor, extent of metastasis in brain and elsewhere. ...Read more

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What are the tests for bronchogenic carcinoma?

What are the tests for bronchogenic carcinoma?

Xray: Chest xray, sputum collection, ct-scan, bronchosopy with biopsy all are tests for lung cancer. Once diagnosed pet/ct helps with staging. ...Read more

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Being a Healthy Man (Tip)

Being a Healthy Man

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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What is the treatment for bronchogenic carcinoma?

What is the treatment for bronchogenic carcinoma?

Surgery/Chemo/XRT: Depending on the stage, bronchogenic carcinoma can be treated several ways. Early stage disease in patients suitable for surgery may be treated with surgery alone . Advanced non metastatic patients are usually treated with combination chemotherapy and radiation. Patients unsuitable for surgery due to other illness, but still early stage may be treated with stereotactic ablative body radiation. ...Read more

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What puts someone at risk for bronchogenic carcinoma?

Exposures: Smoking exposure is the biggest risk. Even second hand smoke. Also radon in homes, asbestos, and various chemical exposures can cause lung and other cancers. There is of course underlying genetic disposition and that's why there are people who have smoked a lifetime but did not get lung cancer. But even these people shortened their lifespan because of all the problems like heart disease. ...Read more

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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