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Early Signs Of 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
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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?
Multiple: Family history of lung cancer, history of smoking, 1. Asymptomatic 2. Persistent cough 3. Change in cough pattern 4. Shortness of breath. 5. Chest pain/shoulders 6. Whizzing. 7, Hoarseness 8. loss of weight. 9. Bone pain in multiple areas 10. Headaches ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does lung cancer brain metastised tumors treated with the gamma knife extend survival if the tumors shrink and show no signs after a three month perio?
A good sign: The use of gamma knife to treat brain tumor suggests the brain lesion was a small? Was it only one lesion? Siezure, headache? Decadron (dexamethasone)? It is hard to tell about overall survival. It is encouraging to know that the tumor shrank after 3 months of treatment how much shrinking?I presume that you are talking about the lung lesions. Enjoy today, count your blessings, let tomorrow worry about itself. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The timescale for the rest of my live with lung cancer metastasis bone and liver cancer. I was diagnosed early 2014 and I am 58 years old female ?
Longevity: I am sorry to hear about your condition. The best person to ask is the oncologist (o) who is familiar with you and your case, as the o knows you best of all. There are different types of lung cancer and without knowing the type and the severity of the metastatic lesions, your answer will be best answered by your o or another o. Good luck. ...Read more
Possibly: Lung cancer metastasis can appear months to years after the resection of the primary tumor. Headache and back stiffness are more common for other reasons but can be caused by mets to the spine or CNS. Night sweats can occur with some cancers. Balance problems can be due to muscular weakness, anemia, sensory deficits or neurological issues. This should be evaluated promptly. ...Read more
Why are some cancers(like testicular) highly curable even in full metastasis yet others(like lung cancer) are rarely curable even in early stages?
Not alike: All cancers are not alike and have different biology and genetic factors. Some are more sensitive to chemotherapies and others more resistant. Some tumors are inherently more aggressive. The patient's immune system defends some cancers more efficiently. No two cancers are alike. ...Read more
A close friend of the family has cancer , but can't speak anymore? Is that brain mets causing it?
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
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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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