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Can Someone Over The Age Of 70 Get A Lung Transplant
Yes: There are a number of transplant centers in the United States that will perform lung transplant in patients greater than 70 years of age. I personally have had a number of 75 year olds transplanted at certain centers in the northeast or florida. Calling around to these centers will help identify where to go. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more
What is the removal percentage that we can remove it from the liver , kidney & lung ....and live as a normal person ?
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What causes a person to develop asthma at three years old out of the blue? The mother never drunk or smoked and out of nowhere the kid get asthma.
What is the longest time you can live with stage 111 lung cancer and no treatment. Had a lobectomy in April this year. Also have COPD too. ?
God only knows: That is a question that no doctor or anyone else can answer for you. There are averages but the best thing is to speak to your oncologist. Also read DrAtul Gwande's book "Being Mortal". ...Read more
If the structure of my lungs changed permenently from years of inatiqite control . Would the pomonologist be able to see this on a lung X-ray ?
Changes in your lung: A chest x-ray would be more important to exclude other medical conditions which could mimic or complicate asthma treatment. You might want to discuss with your doctor adding an inhaled steroid to your asthma regiment. Of course if you are smoking you should quit as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good, Bad, or Ugly: Is asking if such lungs will remind us of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly... after 10 years of intentionally inhaling the smoke... such lungs with be both Bad and Ugly. However, there is hope in life. Never smoke anything again, from this moment onward. That may mean avoiding people who smoke, and may mean avoiding other forms of tobacco, avoiding vaping, and avoiding other addictive substances. ...Read more
If a person has small cell cancer in this lung what are the chances of them getting it all. The cancer is 9.5/3.2cm's? Also there is an air pocket above it. He has a hard time breathing and has to set up to sleep.
Small cell is very: Responsive to chemotherapy and radiation, in fact some are cured. Destruction of lung function with bullae/abcess are ominous signs. If his measured oxygen saturation is low, he needs appropriate nasal oxygen. Not all of his problems are cancer, but treat the cancer she if his other symptoms improve. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Physiologic age: What determines the morbidity mortality risk of a cardiac operation is not necessarily the chronologic age but the nature of the operation needed the physiologic age and the comorbidities that the person has. The oldest aortic valve replacement patient was a retired physician in the east coast and had it done without any problems at the age of 100. So age itself is only one factor. ...Read more
Hard to say.: Lung cancer usually, if not always develops in people over 40 with the peak incidence between 55 and 65 years. Cases under 40 are rare regardless of cause. However the international agency for research on cancer, the U.S. Surgeon general, and many other agencies have classified secondhand smoke as a carcinogen, and many U.S. Studies showed ad increased relative risk for cancer in those exposed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Where can a person get his or her brain checked for transplanted pieces of close relatives, just by asking for such an operationandpaying.Legalissues?
Are there any doctors that will transplant a new pancreas into a 22 yo who has had juvenile diabetes since the age of 5 and is in good health. ?
If a person quits drinking after several years of drinking and does not have cancer of the esophagus or stomach, what is the benefit related to cancer risk if the person is 40 years of age?
See below: You can reduce your risk of these cancers by: limiting alcohol, stop smoking, avoid high salt processed foods, avoid all processed lunch meats with "nitrites" on the label, eats lots of organic fruits and veggies, Limit meat fish or chicken to 2-3 times a week. exercise and avoid obesity. Additional risk reduction by going mostly vegetarian or vegan. See checklists . http://bit.ly/1hKZ4wy ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to fix a collapsed lung in the middle of nowhere? If in a town there is only one doctor and he does not have the fancy equipment how and what can he use to save the person with the collapsed lung?
If : If i were in a location where someone had a collapsed lung, at the very least, betadine, if available, and an 18g angiocath needle would suffice to emergently release air from the pleural space and allow the collapsed lung to reexpand. This is of course merely a temporary maneuver, depending on the size of the injury to the lung. I would only try this maneuver if i had the proper skills and education as to the location of the lung, major blood vessels and after weighing the risks and benefits. But, in the case of do or die, a needle placed in the lateral midaxillary line or two fingers width "south" in relation to the clavicle, should adequately allow a needle to be safely inserted into the pleural space. (hopefully, too, one has a stethoscope to ensure the correct side is treated!). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me the chances of diseases of the heart (heart attack, stroke, blockage etc.) for a man in his forties ?
Is it possible that a child with a narrow aortar who has been operated on live to an average healthy age mid 70's or 80's?
Aorta: People who have a coarctation of the aorta operated on can live a long normal life ...Read more
YES: Yes absolutely. Not only lung cancer, that person also will be at high risk to develop other smoking/alcohol related cancer ( head and neck cancer, esophageal cancer, bladder cancer etc) as well as other related serious disease- such as liver cirrhosis, emphysema/ COPD etc. Please tell that person to quit smoking and alcohol. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Removing the entire lung (or both) from a deceased individual, taking out the diseased lungs of another, and replacing them with the transplanted lung (s). In rare cases a small piece of a lung has been used from a living person to transplant to another such as a ...Read more
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