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What kinda lung dieses cause shortness of breath besides lung cancer. No other sytoms but shortness of and some chest pain can this be inflammtion?

What kinda lung dieses cause shortness of breath besides lung cancer. No other sytoms but shortness of and some chest pain can this be inflammtion?

Sure: Many lung conditions can cause shortness of breath, for example asthma, reactive airway disease, bronchitis, various respiratory infections, pneumonia, etc. At your age, inflammation and a possible viral or bacterial infection would be statistically most likely, nut get an evaluation to be safe and properly diagnosed. Best wishes. ...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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Confused by previous answers-sprayed tanned years w/no protection. Read DHA breathed thru nose/month during spray causes lung cancer. What are real risks 2 me; are there actual cases in medical journals? Please help me understand real risk-concerned

Confused by previous answers-sprayed tanned years w/no protection. Read DHA breathed thru nose/month during spray causes lung cancer. What are real risks 2 me; are there actual cases in medical journals?  Please help me understand real risk-concerned

NO CHEMICAL: inhaled over a period of time is safe! Unfortunately the DHA issue is still not clarified! DHA can cause GENETIC abnormalities in mice ...but HUMANS are NOT Mice. I tell my patients NOT to spend valuable time worrying about possible early exposure to chemicals with adverse effects...suffices to say that timely medical examinations would be my best advice! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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Does Lpr (silent reflux) cause lung cancer and how likely is it ? If I take quick deep breathes after eating I hear a little wheeze no allergies too

Does Lpr (silent reflux) cause lung cancer and how likely is it ? If I take quick deep breathes after eating I hear a little wheeze no allergies too

No: LPR does not cause lung cancer. Unless the acidity of the reflux is quite high (<3.9 pH) , it probably would not increase the risk for esophageal cancer either. Do realize that reflux can worsen asthma symptoms and aspiration of stomach content can lead to infection in the lung. By the way, is the wheezing associated with breathing problem? Does it occur when breathing in or breathing out? ...Read more

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Can the average person breath enough air pollution to give them lung cancer in their lifetime?

Can the average person breath enough air pollution to give them lung cancer in their lifetime?

Possible: Depending on genetic predisposition, it is possible for a person to get lung cancer from breathing polluted air. The risk is even higher if the pollution has radioactivity, such as radon gas. About 10% of the lung cancers occur in non-smokers. ...Read more

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Never have enough air in my lungs to take a real deep breath. Could this be COPD or lung cancer?

Never have enough air in my lungs to take a real deep breath. Could this be COPD or lung cancer?

Deep breath: Not likely. However, if this is a persistent problem, you should have a chest x-ray to start and see your physician. ...Read more

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If a person had lung cancer, they couldn't feel the tumor when they take deep breaths, could they?

If a person had lung cancer, they couldn't feel the tumor when they take deep breaths, could they?

Difficult breathing?: Not really sure if you mean as with difficulty breathing or be able to externally see/ feel it ( which would involve more the skin). In either of these cases, see a doctor. But' just taking deep breaths would not typically allow you to feel a lung tumor. ...Read more

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If a person had lung cancer, how long after shortness of breath symptoms appeared would you expect them to start getting sick?

Variable: Lung cancer comes in many forms -- by that I mean virulence, histologic type and varied involvement. An individual can be asymptomatic for a very long time with long cancer, because we have 2 lungs and quite a lot of redundancy. A lot of the lung would have to be compromised to start feeling short of breath; and the power of denial is also pretty strong. ...Read more

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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