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Collapsed Lung With Lung Cancer
Aunt has lung cancer, having chemo, rushed back to hospital throwing up blood. I've been told good sign, means collapsed lung re-inflating. Any advise?
Who said this?: If the doctor treating her right now said this was a good sign, then it likely is. Only the doc who's treating her for this now can give a decent idea. Unless the doc has communicated this to another doc or family member. Maybe this sounds like a reasonable answer to vomiting blood to another doc, but it does not make a lot of sense to me. But, sometimes we don't remember all we were told exactly
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
Does no focal consolidation, no effusion, or obvious pneumothorax in X-ray mean I should not stress myself out about having lung cancer?
Depends: If the lung is collapsed due a tumor in a bronchus (e.g. Breathing tube) it can sometimes be opened up with a short course of external radiation therapy or with internal radiation and removal of some of the tumor through a long thin scope put down through the nose into the lungs. If it is collapsed due to fluid around the lung, sometimes draining it can help.
It depends: Sorry to learn about your situation. If the cause of the collapse is from a procedure then life support is a temporary measure until the collapse resolves. If the tumor has caused the lung to collapse and he has other lung and heart trouble the outcome is likely to be very poor. I would ask the oncologist for a frank answer to your question.
5 year=53.5%: As long as it's localized in lungs
Hi. I had a chest xray on tues. Results back on weds. Doc told me its either a collapsed lung or cancer, could it be anything else?
My chest X-ray showed something wrong but the CT Scan was clear. What could it be? They thought it might be a collapsed lung or cancer. I have to wait a week to see the doctor. I am scared.
May be nothing: If the ct was done after the xray, then there is a good chance that there was nothing there. Chest xrays occasionally suggest abnormalities that are not found on ct scans; however, the ct scan is much better at demonstrating pathology. If the ct was normal, I wouldn't worry very much. But, make sure you follow up with your doctor.See 3 more doctor answers
Tender tummy. Swollen ring finger. Boils. Xray results showing either collapsed lung or cancer. Are these connected?
Workup: Doubtful but workup is definitely in order.
My wife has secondary lung cancer, primary breast. The middle right lobe has collapsed due to external pressure. Can she fly?
Need to be checked: You need to see your lung specialist to do some pulmonary testing and see how much volume is has left and whether she is at risk for further collapse. They need to check her oxygen sats and pulmonary function tests. She should be examined before considering flyingSee 2 more doctor answers
Can one have small collapsed lung with few symptoms. Could this spontaneous collapse be deadly? Some studies say that progression to tension is rare.
Great Question: And I have a better answer: unlike the american bison, most mammals have two separate pleural or lung cavities. If one lung collapses, the problem does not usually affect the other side. This is why bison were easy to hunt. If you hit one side of the chest, both lungs could collapse. The picture shows human anatomy, wish I could also post a bison picture as they are majestic creatures.
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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