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Can A Doctor Misdiagnosed You With Lung Cancer
Lung Ca Symportoms: Lung cancer symptoms vary from patient to patient and stage to stage. Symptoms can vary from chronic cough, weight loss to symptoms like hemoptysis (coughing up blood) and shortness of breath and wheezing. Other less common symptoms are elevated calcium and/or low sodium and/or anemia on blood testing and bony pain and peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more
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
Often none: ...Until the cancer is advanced and incurable. When symptoms happen, they can be lung related (cough, shortness of breath, spitting blood) or related to advanced disease like bone pain or headaches due to metastases. Also, patients can experience fatigue and weight loss. If you smoke, please stop. ...Read more
Lung Cancer: Evaluation most commonly includes anatomic imaging (xray, chest CT); tissue sampling (bronch, percutaneous biopsy, surgical resection); and staging (PET/CT, Brain MRI). In addition to this medistinoscopy (surgical eval of medistinal lymph nodes) may be necessary. A team approach between surgeon, medical and radiation oncologists, pathologist, and radiologist should be optimally considered. ...Read more
Adjunct only: Don't forego surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and/or evidence-based palliative care if they are indicated for lung cancer. An ethical homeopath will tell you the same. Much of the magic in homeopathy is in the relationship with the practitioner. If you are interested in this fascinating area, find a practitioner who's considered ethical by the mainstream medical community. ...Read more
Multiple sites: Important if small cell or non-small cell. Key to good cancer care is a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach. If indicated, surgical resection should be performed by a thoracic surgeon. I hope these assist you: http://goo.Gl/2cdq9 and http://goo.Gl/jx197 and http://goo.Gl/mo7uz and http://goo.Gl/2yuxg. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe: Most lung cancers will be seen on a pet/ct scan, unless they are very small. But if it's the size of a blueberry or larger, it will be seen. Pet scans show bright spots where cells are using a lot of sugar (see picture). This can be from a cancer, an infection, or inflammation. So a negative pet scan means you probably don't have lung cancer. If you do, it's tiny! i hope you feel better! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Teams of doctors.: A primary care doctor can help make the initial diagnosis based on clinical symptoms and refer to a specialist at that point. A medical oncologist can also diagnose lung cancer based on imaging, and biomarker studies. A thoracic surgeon or surgical oncologist can diagnose lung cancer in doing a lung biopsy or lung resection depending on the type and size of the tumor(s). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
As a doctor do you feel that tobacco is the main cause of lung cancer, or is it the chemicals big companies pt, or is there not enough research?
YES,: But not because of the nicotine that gets you hooked, but from all the other components such as the tar and the heat of the smoke is also a factor. Do non- smokers get lung cancer, yes they do but not in the high numbers we see from first hand and second hand smoke from tobacco. The only chemical that has been a cause for concern is the addition of extra nitcotine in the tobacco, but can't prove ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Usually a Xray: Of the chest shows an abnormal shadow. It may be found routinely or on an xray for symptoms of cough or chest pain. The diagnosis is made with a tissue biopsy to confirm it is cancer. This can be a needle biopsy usually guided by ct scan or a surgical biopsy. Other tests like pet scan can help with staging the cancer. ...Read more
Depends.: Lung cancer typically has no obvious symptoms. Thats why so difficult to diagnose early. If already diagnosed then some symptoms depending on location and size may be cough/shortness of breath/weight loss/blood clot/abnormal chest xray. Rarelly coughing blood up. Stage 2 now has a much better prognosis. ...Read more
Whichever is...: ...The most advanced (higher stage). That said, i would venture that stages being equal, you have better odds with rectal cancer. Also, rectal cancer can be detected earlier in a routine colonoscopy and will likely cause symptoms earlier than lung. Don't get me wrong, some people do survive lung cancer and some die of rectal cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can any doc tell me what's the difference in small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer?
Cells and treatment.: The cell types and treatment is the biggest issues. Non small cell are adeno, large and squamous cell types. Each have an association with smoking but not always. Treatment is the same. First if possible resection +/- chemo/radiation. Cure can be resection. Small cell=smoking. Can be limitted or extensive. Responds well to chemo. Grows faster, mostly treatable not cureable. Need to talk to ur md! ...Read more
Hai doc my cousin is 15 your old she is smoker but she stop to smoke she can get a lung cancer or not?
85%+ of: Lung cancer caused by tobacco, more in males. Stopping before age 35 decreased risk to that of non-smokers. But there is no guarantee. Never smoking is best quitting young second best, but quitting at any age decreases risk. And it is not just ling cancer (head and neck, esophagus, bladder), heart, vascular, and lung deaths too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Which company providing best lung cancer medicine i am asking because my doctor said you dont have a chance anymore ..
Give me a hint. What kind of hassle am I facing if doc suspects non-small cell lung cancer? What is required to diagnose?
Testings: If one is suspected to have lung cancer, there will be a bunch of tests to make the diagnosis and stage the disease. That may include blood test, bronchoscopy, biopsy of the cancerous lesion or lymph node, radiological testing with pet/ct scan, lung function test to get ready for surgery if possible. One may need consultation with different specialist including surgeon, medical and radiation docs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doctors, what is the difference between advanced testicular cancer and another advance cancer such as advanced lung cancer?
More curable: Advanced testicular cancer spreads to nodal area. In most instances the primmary is resectable and nodes can most oftern be removed. These tumors are sensitive to radiation and chemotherapy with a high cure rate. Lung cancer when advanced is most often not resectable and invades major pulmonary vessels into pericardium. Effective radiation hard to deliver and chemo limited. ...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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