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Dying From Brain Mets From Lung Cancer
How long should a stage four lung cancer patient with metastasis to brain and liver expect to live?
Less than 1 year: There are a number of variables here, including what kind of lung cancer, gender, whether there is a single or small number of metastasis in the brain that can be treated by surgery or stereotactic radiosurgery, general health status and age. The average survival overall is about 8 months for stage 4 disease. ...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
Patient with stage 4 lung cancer with brain metastasis is having very bloody urine. What does this mean?
Many things: Stage IV lung cancer with bloody urine can mean many things. It could be due to the presence of a metastatic tumor in the bladder or the kidney. Please also note whether or not you are on a blood thinner. In uncommon case, it could also indicate the presence of a primary bladder tumor (though i doubt in this case). Bladder inflammation or infection could also be the cause. Check with your doctor. ...Read more
Having melena since past four days.I have a history of lung cancer and brain metastasis.Presently I am on tab.Gefitinib.Had chemotherapy twice.Help me?
Explain the physical progression of stage 4 metastasis lung cancer in brains and pelvic with an 8 month diagnosis?
My mother is a CA breast with lungs and brain mets, she is under chemotherapy with capacitabine ,temozolomide & taxonab .Her recent brain MRI shows th?
Not necessarily: A number of problems can cause a cessation of speech but your friend's oncologist needs to know about your friend's issue and then do an evaluatain. Brain mets certainly is one of the many possibilities that the oncologist can address--but there are others so i would not rush to judgement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Husband stage 4 lung adeno. Rcvd rad. To brain and foot for mets 6 rnds of avastin /chemo. Brain mets gone other tumors showed mild response what now?
Continue therapy: Response is positive thus far. Will have to wait and watch. ...Read more
Have had a cold, yellow phlegm, slight cough. Normal to have pressure behind one ear with this? Had breast cancer and am afraid of brain mets?!
Sx's outside o brain: So, unrelated to brain. On the other hand, without an exam, I can only give general information, but phlegm and cough can be a sign of beginning pneumonia if they continue. Scary risky if someone's immune system is gone in context of serious chemotherapy/radiation. ...Read more
Have urinary burning/cramping off and on for months.No STD's.Several UA's neg, 2 cultures neg.Seeing dr today.Scared of brain mets from breast cancer?
No answer: is really possible. You must see a urologist and your oncologist ...Read more
A cancer begins in an organ (say the breast). If it gets into the blood stream or the lymphatic stream the cells can travel to other parts of the body where, in the right environment, they may settle and grow. This development of tumor growth far away from the original site ...Read more
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