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Can You Die From Pancoast Syndrome
No, but: The cause of the syndrome (drooped eye, lack of sweating, pain in the shoulder or arm) is usually lung cancer! first described by hare in the london medical gazette in 1835. Pancoast was a radiologist at penn and said it was incurable. It is cured as frequently as other lung presentations, commonly treated with chemo/rt, then surgery. ...Read more
Superior sulcus: This is a syndrome that results from a tumor that sits in the top or apex of the lung, called a superior sulcus tumor. These tumors if appropriate stage should be removed surgically. The symptoms should resolve, except for the facial smptoms (horner's syndrome). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This varies: If your pancoast syndrome is caused by a malignant tumor in your lung then treatment, whether surgical, or with chemotherapy and radiation would be the best way to make the syndrome go away. Surgical removal, if possible, usually results in the quickest regression of the syndrome. But chemo/radiation often resolves the syndrome as well, but in a longer period of time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Pancoast syndrome is caused by the pressure of a tumor high up in the top of the lung on the nerves (brachial plexus). This is usually from a lung cancer. Family members may not have the same risk factors that caused the lung cancer and if they do it may develop elsewhere and not in the same location. Most lung cancers are associated with smoking. If all family members smoke, they should stop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seek specialist: Pancoast syndrome is due to a tumor of the "top" of the lung causing pressure on vital structures such as nerves and blood vessels. Depending on the type of tumor, the treatment may vary. This is something you need a specialist to help you with; you probably want to start with a pulmonologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Sjogren's does give you a somewhat increased risk of malignant lymphoma, and it may run with a disease like lupus or scleroderma which you'd know by now whether or not you have. By itself, sjogren's is a nuisance disease. The most dangerous feature is that maybe 1% of patients get a vasculitis that can cause brain dysfunction that mimics multiple sclerosis. Be alert as it's manageable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No.: Asperger's syndrome (which actually no longer a diagnosis in the new dsm-v) is an autisitc spectrum disorder characterized by poor social skills, a lack of understanding social interactions and interpersonal skills as well as being disconnected from others. In now way is fatal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
NOT usually: Overall mortality is <2% (so its rare to die). Tako-tsubo (or 'broken heart') syndrome is a temporary heart condition brought on by stressful situations, such as the death of a loved one. Symptoms mimic a heart attack. These symptoms may be brought on by the heart's reaction to a surge of stress hormones. In tako-tsubo syndrome, a part of your heart temporarily enlarges and doesn't pump well. ...Read more
I have a cousin who is down syndrome. Is it true that they die at an early age? And that they don't live longer than 20 years?
No: Although some ds kids have life threatening conditions at birth these are usually recognized & fixed as they would for any other newborn. In life they have many challenges but generally live out a long life if these issues are managed. Expected lifespan of a newborn with ds today exceeds 60 yrs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nope.: Asperger's syndrome is a high functioning form of autism which affects an individuals communication and their development of social skills. Understanding of others emotions may be a challenge. Many individuals with asperger's are intelligent and successful, however they may have difficulty with interpersonal relationships. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a women die if she has abortion at 5 months, what are affects of women? If the baby want to come out at 5 months, what Down syndrome baby have?
See below: There are risks with any procedures, but with this procedure the risk is very small. The major problem a woman has after an abortion are muscle cramps and some minor bleeding. At about the 5 months old the child becomes technically viable, that is to say it can survive in an isolate in the ICU with lots of support. A down's syndrome child has a genetic abnormality. Please ask your md these ques. ...Read more
I understand it is contraindicated to use alcohol if you have pots syndrome, but i would really to know if i decide to enjoy some drinks will i die?
Not worth the risk: I would just not drink.Get a more detailed answer ›
It can and it does: Ze patients eventually bleed to death from their eroded stomach linings, if they have not died first as a result of malnutrition from their damaged gut or the direct effects of their tumor. These folks also often have pituitary tumors and parathyroid disease, both life-threatening. Thankfully, ze is generally manageable. I admire your strength in asking -- be brave and beat this thing. ...Read more
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