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Does Lung Cancer Change Your Voice
Yes: Loosing voice can be due to direct invasion of the larynx (far from lung) or laryngeal nerve compression or damage ( recurrent laryngeal nerve in the chest). Advanced cancer can be pressing on this nerve and cause voice loss. If there is no voice loss to start with, it is unusual for radiation to damage the nerve in typical dose fractionation. ...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
I may have lung cancer. I am 46 smoked since the age of 13. Severe pain in left shoulder, voice is always hoarse, breathless on exertion, slight cough?
Posssibly: You need a chest xray or ct and a complete otolaryngology exam including laryngoscopy to evaluate your voice box. If still negative, an esophagoscopy may be indicated. Shoulder pain is likely referred from the throat, esophagus or lungs and all of these need to be evaluated. Hopefully not, but either way you should quit smoking and get evaluated asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lung cancer at 18 year olds? For the past two years i had a sore back/shoulder (mild), shallow breathing, a weaker voice + diagnosed with asthma
Stop smoking: That is quite a jump from asthma to cancer. Our brain thinks the worse but actually asthma can contribute to all of the reported symptoms. Treat the asthma symptoms under doctors care, find a way to stop smoking even with therapy, there are many ways. Also ask for x-ray if worry persists, lung changes would be evident. Blood work as well. Take care! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Feeling of pain in mid back, chest , also horse voice and trouble breathing will last days , weeks come and go not lung cancer been checked any idea?
15-20%: Over 100 cigarretes/lifetime, risk 15-20%over lifetimeGet a more detailed answer ›
Is it possible to have lung cancer with middle back pain ? I have had wt loss but thought it was due to complete change in diet. No other symptoms
My father has lung cancer and has been on chemo but doesn't change much. Now he is really skinny due to his appetite. Could u advice what other safe treatment?
Stage 3-4: Chemotherapy +/- radiation, is the main therapy for stage iii, IV lung cancers and small cell(oat cell) carcinomas. However staging indicates that the disease process is systemic. Therefore, in advanced stage lung cancers, the patients are usually weak from malnutrition with low pre albumins, and maybe also post obstructive pneumonia. Try to help his nutrition withpulmocarechilleddrinks.Oncologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends;: Unfortunately lung cancer is usually diagnosed in more advanced stages because it can be silent. Depending on the region it involves, symptoms could varry from cough, weight loss, shortness of breath, coughing up blood, affecting voice quality. If cancer is found incidentally in early stages( patient not symptomatic and cancer found incidentally), the cure rate can be excellent. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Most likely not: Unless the lung cancer has progressed enough to metastasize to the bone of the jaw it is unlikely the pain is related to any lung carcinoma. However, changes in voice (hoarseness) may be related to lung cancer if it damages the laryngeal nerve in the chest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: "secondhand smoke is classified as a “known human carcinogen” (cancer-causing agent)... Shs has been linked to lung cancer. There is also some evidence suggesting it may be linked with childhood leukemia and cancers of the larynx (voice box), pharynx (throat), brain, bladder, rectum, stomach, and breast." http://goo.Gl/jps2i. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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