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Fluid In The Lungs And Cancer
My sister has fluid on her lungs, she has cancer in her abdomen wall and has spread to her nodules. how long to live?
Life span: There is no one but God that knows the number of days we each have but you are describing someone with a terminal disease process. I would advise your sister to get her affairs in order. There is no way to know exact how long she will live. Best of luck to you and your sister. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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
Not directly: Fluid in the lungs may be related to fluid overload if the kidneys are not functioning, may be related to coincidental heart disease, or may be related to inflammation in the lung, from pneumonia or blood clot. Kidney cancer may be associated with an increased risk of blood clot which could break off and travel to the lung. If there is shortness of breath or pain in the chest, see md immediately. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Maybe, maybe not: Fluid can develop around the lung for many reasons, most common being cancer, infection and heart failure. Most of the time when a chest tube or needle is used to drain the fluid, tests will be done to determine what caused the fluid to accumulate which will then determine what other treatment may be necessary. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Only if symptomatic: High likelihood for recurrence so only if severe short of breath. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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My mother, 77, was recently diagnosed w Stage IV lung cancer w malignant pleural effusion. She started spitting up yellow bile. Is it spreading?
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Edema : The end stages of many cancers involve fluid in the lungs which can make breathing difficult. There are many reasons; sometimes the cancer has spread to the lungs but not always. Malnutrition and the general body wasting of cancer also plays a role. ...Read moreGet help now ›
My dad was due biop 2day 4 sus lung cancer too much fluid left on his lungs they say, after 5 dys i feel they are wastin time, wot shoud they be doin?
Drain the fluid: It is always hard to sit and wait. If the fluid is in response to a lesion, then the easiest thing to consider is a diagnostic tap. That may help. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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