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I have cancer am I more likely to get pulmonary aspergillosis?

I have cancer am I more likely to get pulmonary aspergillosis?

That depends...: Aspergillus infections are opportunistic. That is, they usually occur in persons with severely compromised bone marrow function (such as just after intense chemotherapy), or among those taking potent immunosuppressive drugs (after a transplant for example). Most organ cancer patients do not get aspergillus, but it does occur more often in persons with "blood cancer" (leukemia for example). ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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How much time can the treatment (cure) for aspergillosis take?

How much time can the treatment (cure) for aspergillosis take?

Long term: If we are talking about Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis then the treatment goes on for many months and is guided by your response to treatment. You need to be very closely supervised regarding the medications, dosing, side effects lab monitoring and tapering of medication during this time for a good outcome. FYI Infection with aspergillus mold is something entirely different ...Read more

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For what length of time can the treatment (cure) for aspergillosis take?

Long time: If you are talking about allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, the treatment may be years if not forever. If you are talking about an aspergilloma, the treatment should not extend beyond months depending on the severity. ...Read more

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How do they do they surgery for apergillosis the reason I am asking is because I have aspergillosis and I am taking v-fend now.?

How do they do they surgery for apergillosis the reason I am asking is because I have aspergillosis and I am taking v-fend now.?

It depends. : Most of the time, medical rx is needed. But with a nodule that mimics malignancy, surgery or needle bx can differentiate the two. Drainage from the lung to the skin is initially treated with medicine specific for aspergillosis or drained. ...Read more

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Can aspergillosis be cured effectively? What is the method?

Can aspergillosis be cured effectively? What is the method?

Some times.: Certain oral anti-fungal drugs have been tried with variable success. The jury on inhaled anti-fungal drug is still out. ...Read more

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What is trachobronchitis aspergillosis?

What is trachobronchitis aspergillosis?

Fungus: Infection and inflammation of the trachea- airway and bronchi-smaller airways with a ubiquitous fungus. Aspergillosis fumigatus. Unusual, unless steroids, cancer, immunosupression. ...Read more

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What to do for aspergillosis of the sinus in a child?

What to do for aspergillosis of the sinus in a child?

Common fungus: If your child is not immunosuppressed, this may be a contaminant. If this is from an ENT surgery culture, it may warrant treatment by the ent. ...Read more

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Is chest pain on deep breaths a usual symptom of aspergillosis?

Is chest pain on deep breaths a usual symptom of aspergillosis?

Yes but..: Association does not mean causality. Aspergillosis is less likely than multiple other causes for what you're describing (pleurisy / plereuritic chest discomfort). I would seek a physician for a physical exam and pertinent diagnostic studies. ...Read more

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My child has allergic aspergillosis, will he get better?

My child has allergic aspergillosis, will he get better?

Yes: This is treatable but flares often happen requiring specific therapy during the flare for resolution of symptoms. ...Read more

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