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Doctors Who Specialize In Lung Diseases And Cancer
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
I have had three stress test 79 in aug to 53%. Now one doc says poss lung diseases and lung doc says no going for a 4th echo on heart what go it mean?
Ejection : The heart contractility is usually 55- 65% never 100% . You have several things going on. There are good lung tests. No smoking weight control control your thyroid cardiac rehab to get in monitored cardiac "shape" are some choices. Acid reflux and aspiration can hurt lungs also. Echo testing is noninvasive and can be done repetitively. ...Read more
Too broad an issue: The common symptoms of lung disease are cough, shortness of breath, sputum production and bleeding in sputum, weakness, cyanosis, clubbing of fingers, fever, pain in the chest etc. For lung cancer symptoms, see this site: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/lung-cancer/ds00038/dsection=symptoms. ...Read more
Yes: Some conditions are not particularly symptomatic until advanced, so if you are concerned, you should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more
Different: Non small cell lung cancer mainstay of therapy is surgical resection for appropiate lesions. 5yr survival for stage i nsclc after surgical resection is about 70%, stage ii about 30%. Chronic lung disease is emphysema, bronchitis, asthma, obviously a totally different diagnosis. Patients may develop lung cancer with or without chronic lung disease but more common in smokers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dad is 84. He has stage 4 lung cancer. Hie also has lung disease. His heart functions at 50%. He is on oxygen and is skin on bones. He still drives?
NOT "COOL": Your dad's doctor should be consulted ASAP. It is his/her DUTY if a safety issue is involved to counsel your dad to give up his license or report the situation to the local State Authority (in MA. for example it would be the Registry of Motor Vehicles. BE AWARE SENIORS DO NOT WISH TO GIVE UP THEIR LICENSES IT IS A MATTER OF PRIDE AND DESIRE TO BE "INDEPENDENT" !! HANDLE WITH CARE! Hope this helps! ...Read more
Is it possible for a lung to grow back? My son when he was 3 months old was diagnosed with a lung disease, in which 2\3 of his lung was removed.Is it possible for his lung to grow back?I was told by a doctor in ann arbor it had..
Interstitium: Is that area between the walls of the air sacs or alveoli. Oxygen diffuses from the air sacs to the blood vessels located in the interstitial area. Ild is the presence of inflammation in that area making the distance for diffusion of the oxygen farther for the traveling or flowing blood to pick up. If the inflammation causes scarring it is pulmonary fibrosis. ...Read more
She has asthma but couldnt do tests. The doc says she also probably has a serious lung disease, and might need a cat scan. What should I do? Im scared
Take a deep breath: Life is full of surprises, some good, some no good at all. This might all be a false alarm. Your child will sense your panic. Worrying about her case will not help her in the least bit. Medicine has come a long way, if the treatment is not available today, it might very well be here tomorrow. ...Read more
I have asthma, I'm over weight and smoke. Doctors are telling me I have my lungs blocked due to either over weight or lung disease.if I stop smoking?
I had a chest X-ray done. The doctor said everything is normal. Would an X-ray show a blood clot or othrr lung disease?
Perhaps: X-rays show changes in structure by their ability to absorb the rays. This is why bones show up best. Soft tissue changes must be dense or extensive to be seen on an xray. If your chest xray is "normal" than any diseas present is below xray threshold. Your doc, based on your clinical situation could order a ct scan or perhaps an MRI if the results would be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I hv ocasional shortness of breath.no cough,no wheezing.doc says nthng wrng & ecg also normal.smoker but quit it year ago.age 26.is it lung disease?
Does lung cancer cause intermittent fleeting rib pain, or would this be advanced disease?? 25, doc says lungs sound clear, 9 -yr pack hstry
Non-specific: Fleeting chest pains are not specific for lung cancer. It could be caused by a host of other benign reasons like muscle pain, rib pain from strain or inflammation. Pneumonia or pleurisy can also cause it. If you are worried about lung cancer and you are a smoker, check with your doctor about a screening CAT scan of the chest. If it is negative, time to stop smoking! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi doctor, m cured frm TB bt TB left scars..Can i get lung cancer/any other disease bcz of TB scars? 22 year old female. I don't smoke. Plz reply me.
Don't worry: We've both been cured of TB and that's a good thing. The tiny statistical cancer risk that these old scars pose (and not everybody believe they even do) isn't something we can do anything about. You can't remove the scar, and nowadays it's not considered even worth getting radiation to look for it. Just be grateful that TB is now manageable. Best wishes. ...Read more
Looking for a doctor who specializes in small cell metastatic liver cancer. Can you recommend some in chicago? A friend has just been diagnosed as having inoperable liver/lung cancer. Doctors gave her 7 - 10 months to live. We want to continue the figh
Positive methanine challenge indicating reactive airway disease for pft what's that mean? Lump feeling throat for months heavyness taking breaths. Would lung doc bronchoscopy and ent doc normal rule out something throat caused by cancer ? Weak pulse
RAD: The challenge test just confirms that your airways react with some tightening/wheezing which reduces your lungs ability to move air. It is often used as a marker for asthma,RAD but beyond that tells you little.If you have had all these tests & they have not spotted a cancer,that should not be considered as a cause. If they eliminate a structural problem for your sensation it must be something else ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can your heart beat get weaker as time goes? Maybe cancer or heart problems ? I been to heart / lung / ent / hemat doc bunch tests all good except + meth challenge airway disease. Feel lump my throat and cnt feel heart beat in chest at rest or pace.
Detailed history: It sounds like you have a complex situation and have already had extensive testing. These little text boxes are not big enough to go through all the details, which is what a doctor would need to be able to help. You might consider a second opinion inbox consult here on HealthTap where you can share the records of your tests and have them reviewed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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