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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 more
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
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 more
Maybe probably not:
Fluid around the lungs is often secondary to infection, trauma, heart failure The build up of fluid in the pericardium may be due to heart failure, a viral illness, pneumonia but its not that likely. The fluid should be drained and tested they can see is cancer cells are in there and what it is composed of.
Don't panic ...Read more
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 more
Only if symptomatic: High likelihood for recurrence so only if severe short of breath. ...Read more
My father 70+ had VATS lobectomy 1 yr ago due to stg 1 lung cancer. X-ray taken today however revealed pleural effusion. Anything to worry?
Ask surgeons....: Having pleural effusion one year after VATS labectomy for lung cancer naturally leads one to consider cancerous recurrence - alarming & worrisome. At this time, just be timely followed by his doctors so to decide what could be the potentially next step of care. How to get all related things done correctly? Follow instructions in https://ebettercare. Com/feel-become-sick/. All the best to his health ...Read more
My mother, 77, was recently diagnosed w Stage IV lung cancer w malignant pleural effusion. She started spitting up yellow bile. Is it spreading?
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 more
My father have fluid in his lungs but he has stop taking medication. What are the side effects of not taking medication. Can it lead to lung cancer?
Lung fluid worsening: Your father needs to go see his doctor to discuss why he stopped the medication- was he having side effects, too costly? Whatever the case, his doctor may be able to offer him an alternative so the fluid in his lungs does not get worse to the point where he has difficulty breathing. If the cause of the fluid has not yet been determined, he should also discuss diagnostic tests with his doctor. ...Read more
Hi my grandma is in her last stage of her lung cancer and she is in the hospital and she has fluid in her lungs with only 35% of her heart beating she?
Palliative Care: I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother--it's terrible to experience & difficult to watch. I'm certain that her doctors are focusing on her comfort above all-else. Ask her if she is uncomfortable; if she is, make sure that her doctors know exactly how she feels. ...Read more
Recently my mom had lung cancer. Today she was taken to the hospital after some chest pain and there seems to be some fluids in her lungs (i think it?
Pleural Effusions: Hi, it sounds like you may be asking where this fluid is coming from. Pleural effusions can come from different sources. It is possible that cancer or recurrence and spread of cancer can cause a pleural effusion. However, they can also come from infections, heart failure and liver failure to name some other possibilities. A full eval is warranted and may require draining and testing the fluid. ...Read more
When the doctor went in to take out fluids from the lung the fluid also had blood can it be lung cancer? They also said that there were spots on lungs
My father is suffering frm lung cancer 4th stage, recently fluid got generated in his lungs, he also has jaundice, taken 6 chemo in 2012, what to do?
See medical oncology: You should take him to see a medical oncologist. She / he can help you figure out if the fluid needs to be taken out and how. She / he can also help figure out if there is another chemotherapy available for treatment depending on the type of lung cancer and the condition of your father. If possible, your dad should be seen by a palliative care specialist. All the best, ariel. ...Read more
My dad 81yr has fluid in lungs. Keeps forming & breathless on oxygen & weak. Tests show no cancer. On symptoms being given meds for Tb & pneumonia. Help?
Shortness of breath:
Shortness of breath can happen from lung and heart disease, fluid in the lung indicates heart failure and heart disease. He may have associated pneumonia also. He may have some clinical indication to be on anti tuberculosis treatment. You can call our consult line with all the lab and
x- ray results to get a better understanding of your fathers condition. ...Read more
My friend who has forth stage breast cancer has fluid around her lungs, tumers inside her lungs and is tired. Could oxygen therapy help her at all?
If her oxygen is low:
Oxygen level can be easily tested and so I would do that first. If it is low, supplemental oxygen can be quite helpful.
If too much fluid, she may need to get treatment to remove the excess fluid, otherwise oxygen may not get to the lungs to cross to the blood where she needs it... ...Read more
My mother has a small amount of fluid in her right lung, and fluid in her abdomin, could it be a sign of cancer, shortness of breath with actvity i?
Have lung cancer. Had pneumonia. Now have pleurisy on full feeding tube 2 antibodies plus fluids 5 foot 11 weighs 86 lbs 36 years old please advise?
See your doctor: This is more complicated than a short chat will help. See your doctor for a formal discussion of the current situation and expectations. ...Read more
Terminal Cancer in breast lymph nodes and liver. No more treatment. Now in hospital fluid on lungs and kidenys not working. How long left?
Very short time: Day: If you send us the liver function and Kidney function tests (blood tests that doctors routinely do), We can be more exact. But once kidneys are failing (rising Creatinine levels) patients do not live more than 1-3 weeks if left untreated (such as use of dialysis, which I would not recommend). ...Read more
How risky is 5mm dia pleural effusion in left lung in m31 asthma patient n not enuff free fluid for aspiration for lab tests. Wt next now? SOB fever
Suggest a CT: Scan of the chest but your primary care doctor has to be involved. Best wishes. ...Read more
St 4 Colon Cancer with mets to the brain and liver. Received palliative radiation for brain tumors, no chemo, fluid in lungs Prognosis with time left?
Consider hospice: Nobody can tell you the time left. You should very seriously consider getting with your local hospice organization. ...Read more
Asthma patient m 31 pleural effusion in left lung but radiologist says not enuff free fluid for aspiration fever SOB occasional sweating. What is it?
Possible infection: Pleural effusion is reaction to inflammation either in lung, chest wall or possibly something under left side of diaphragm Must rule out bacterial or fungal causes as well as viral. Should see pulmonologist if symptoms persist or worsen and may need blood and skin testing as well as sputum analysis. ...Read more
Pleural effusion detected in xray. Aspiration done. Pleural fluid tested on cytology and myobacterium culture done. All negative-no growth. Pain severe in chest and back. Amylase:47 ada:72 glucose:200?
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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