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Would a body scan show lung cancer?

Would a body scan show lung cancer?

May be: A question of the form can A show B is almost always answered maybe, because you cannot completely exclude the possibility that it may or may not demonstrate the finding in question. also a mass has to have at least 1,000,000,000 cells before it is visible on a contemporary scan. ...Read more

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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How can lung cancer affect other parts of your body?

How can  lung cancer affect other parts of your body?

Varies: Metastatic spread can cause all kinds of pain, lumps, fractures etc. There are some signs of bone pain without spread called pulmonary osteoarthropathy and clubbing may be a sign. There are some tumors with endocrine effects. ...Read more

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How does lung cancer people feel i mean i want to know how and what kinda body pains they go through?

Nothing early: Early stage lung cancer causes no symptoms. As the tumor grows, it can cause coughing or hemoptysis(coughing up blood). It can also cause shortness of breath if a portion of the airway is blocked off. Pneumonia can cause pain by irritating the lining over and around the lung. More advanced lung cancer can spread to other organs such as bone, brain, etc. Causing symptoms there. Don't smoke! ...Read more

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How does lung cancer affect the nervous system?

How does lung cancer affect the nervous system?

Lung ca: the major way is through metastasis to the brain or the spine. This way minor or major neurological issues may arise. This would make the disease a stage 4 ...Read more

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How can lung cancer affect the digestive and nervous system?

How can  lung cancer affect the digestive and nervous system?

Lung cancer: Lung cancer does not affect digestive system directly. Any cancer can cause loss of appetite. Lung cancer can sometimes obstruct food pipe. Rarely lung cancer can cause encephalitis or myasthenia like weakness of muscle ( eaton lambert syndrome). ...Read more

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Does small cell lung cancer go anywhere in the body or just the brain?

Does small cell lung cancer go anywhere in the body or just the brain?

Can go anywhere: Sclc is particularly notorious for spreading quickly and widely. The brain is one common place for sclc to spread, but it can spread almost anywhere in the body. The liver, bone, adrenal glands, and brain are the most common sites. ...Read more

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My husband has severe COPD and lung cancer. He is now getting delirium and body twitches. His mind is not there most of the time. What's this?

My husband has severe COPD and lung cancer. He is now getting delirium and body twitches. His mind is not there most of the time. What's this?

Possibilities...: When the lungs aren't able to work properly, the brain doesn't always get enough oxygen and low oxygen to the brain can cause what you describe. In addition, the carbon dioxide cannot be exhaled properly and high carbon dioxide can cause symptoms like you describe. Supplemental oxygen can help with the low oxygen and BiPAP can sometimes help the carbon dioxide level from getting too high. ...Read more

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 Cooke
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Lung Cancer (Definition)

From national cancer institute: "cancer that forms in tissues of the lung, usually in the cells lining air passages. The two main types are small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. These types are diagnosed based on how the cells ...Read more