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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


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None productive cough 7week, no worse at night than day,smoke 1 day a week,chest xray all clear,some sneezing and heartburn age 30 scared lung cancer!

None productive cough 7week, no worse at night than day,smoke 1 day a week,chest xray all clear,some sneezing and heartburn age 30 scared lung cancer!

See below: Your description suggests a nasal (and possibly respiratory) allergy. Use a nasal decongestant (zyrtec or loratidine, among others) and stop smoking. If the symptoms go away, you have your answer. If symptoms persist, see your physician for more aggressive treatment. ...Read more

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What is the usual cause of lung cancer?

What is the usual cause of lung cancer?

Smoking: Although three are some common causes of lung cancer by far the most common culprit is cigarette smoking. ...Read more

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What is lung cancer caused by in nonsmoker?

What is lung cancer caused by in nonsmoker?

Many things: >80% of lung cancer is caused by smoking. However never smokers (defined as <100 cigarettes in lifetime) can get smoking. Risk factors include radon exposure, second hand smoke, and genetic mutations such as egfr activating mutations. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms and causes of lung cancer?

Need expert help here. What are the symptoms and causes of lung cancer?

None or some: Causes: carcinogens in cigarrete smoke, radon, radioactivity, inhalation of organic halogenated hydrocarbons, aromatic hydrocarbons, exposure to known carcinogens to include some. Many times no symptoms. Sometimes, persistent cough, hemoptysis, weight loss(unexplained) recurrent pneumonia, may lead to discovery. Smoking anything is a risk. Asbestos inhalation co carcinogen.Read warnings! ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms and causes for lung cancer?

Need expert help here. What are the symptoms and causes for lung cancer?

Familiar: Cough, weight loss, chest discomfort, pneumonia, just not feeling well. Smoking, smoking, asbestos exposure, maybe radon exposure especially if you smoke, working in a uranium mine, smoking, certain chemicals such as chromates in the workplace, urban pollution maybe, passive smoking (i've autopsied two wives who died from living in smoke-filled homes with stogie-puffing husbands.). ...Read more

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Can cigars cause lung cancer?

Can cigars cause lung cancer?

Yes: They're not so deadly as cigarettes because people smoke fewer and the smoke is so disgusting that it's not much inhaled. However, I've autopsied two non-smoking wives of heavy cigar smokers who died of smoker-type lung cancer -- my only non-smoker lung cancer autosies. I'd had to be a husband who had to live with that one. ...Read more

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Please explain why tobacco causes lung cancer?

Please explain why tobacco causes lung cancer?

It's complicated.: Smoking accounts for the vast majority (but not all) cases of lung cancer. Cigarette smoke contains many substances (carcinogens) that predispose to cancer. They do this in different ways, like interfering with normal lung cell functions, making them divide more rapidly or die more slowly, or by suppressing the normal immune response to tumors. Don't smoke. ...Read more

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I am wondering what causes lung cancer besides smoking?

Multiple: Radon gas, industrial air pollution, asbestos, genetics, etc. Given enough time, studies will likely show that anything can cause cancer, given a larger enough concentration, exposure, and time. ...Read more

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Can lung cancer cause symptoms similar to the common cold or flu?

Can lung cancer cause symptoms similar to the common cold or flu?

Not really: Lung Cancer will not cause running nose or sore throat. But it often does cause cough which is persistent(>3 weeks) and progressive. Chest pain and or shortness of breath can also be a symptom of Lung cancer. ...Read more

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When lung cancer causes a chest ache is it usually persistent or intermittent ache?

Chest pain not: Usual lung cancer finding. Cancer related pain moves in and doesn't go away. Pain when one beathes in and out is called 'pleuritic pain' - many associated causes, cancer lower on the list. ...Read more

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What food will help in combating cachexia caused by lung cancer? what else should be done?

What food will help in combating cachexia caused by lung cancer? what else should be done?

High caloric fluid: The cachexia associated with cancer is due to the elaboration of tumor necrosis factor, As such a high caloric liquid diet including Ensure should be employed. When patients are seen who are receiving radiation or chemo, it is advisable to increase the caloric intake with hyperalimentation where a pic line is inserted in the arm and the patient is given approximately 2L of fluid each evening. ...Read more

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Does Xanax cause lung cancer? I saw an article by "Daily Mail" that says Xanax causes lung cancer.

Does Xanax cause lung cancer?  I saw an article by "Daily Mail" that says Xanax causes lung cancer.

The study they cited: ,and some others, do show an association between xanax(and similar drugs) and lung cancer. An association does not prove causation, and further research is necessary. However, it is a worrisome finding, given the large number of benzodiazepine users. It underscores that there is no "free lunch" in medicine: all drugs have potential side effects and risks, and should only be used when necessary. ...Read more

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What is a primary lung cancer that would cause multiple small lung nodules less than 5 mm when found?

What is a primary lung cancer that would cause multiple small lung nodules less than 5 mm when found?

Unusual: Consider some cancer superimposed on histoplasmosis. Metastatic, military cancer from melanoma, breast can have unusual appearance. Alveolar cell can be multiple lesions , but not like the description. ...Read more

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I have stage 4 lung cancer, is there any thoughts as being in remission or no cause I have it for life?

I have stage 4 lung cancer, is there any thoughts as being in remission or no cause I have it for life?

Lung cancer: Unfortunately, stage 4 lung cancer is almost always fatal. The average survival of people with stage 4 lung cancer who undergo chemotherapy is about a year. Some people live much longer than a year, but only rarely will someone live more than 3-5 years. Discuss your particular situation with your oncologist. ...Read more

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Does all lung cancer types cause the clubbed fingers? My dad diagnosed 4 weeks ago and he has the clubbed fingers. Tysvm

Does all lung cancer types cause the clubbed fingers? My dad diagnosed 4 weeks ago and he has the clubbed fingers. Tysvm

Clubbing is linked: To adenocarcinoma of the lung, and hypertrophic pulmonary osteoarthropathy, but it is not specfic. There are infections, heart and lung cancers that also cause clubbing. Small cell and squamous cancers are less likely to have these findings. ...Read more

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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


Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more