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My sister has fluid on her lungs, she has cancer in her abdomen wall and has spread to her nodules. how long to live?

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

Lung (Definition)

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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Does fluid in the lungs be related to kidney cancer?

Does fluid in the lungs be related to kidney cancer?

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

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Treating a Collapsed Lung (Checklist)

Visit the emergency department for X-rays and initial treatment
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Use high flow oxygen
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Use pain medications as directed
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Please tell me can fluid on lungs be a sign of cancer?

Please tell me can fluid on lungs be a sign of cancer?

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

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Chest tube insertion to drain fluid in lungs - is that usually a cancer sign?

Chest tube insertion to drain fluid in lungs - is that usually a cancer sign?

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

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Treating a Lung Nodule (Checklist)

Recognize that most nodules are benign scars, not malignant
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Remember to obtain any previous images possibly showing nodule
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Carefully research best options, follow vs. biopsy
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Pleural effusion in a pt with lung cancer. Do you drain it?

Pleural effusion in a pt with lung cancer. Do you drain it?

Only if symptomatic: High likelihood for recurrence so only if severe short of breath. ...Read more

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Treating a Lung Nodule (Checklist)

See Doctor for Evaluation
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Evaluate Smoking Status
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Ensure Proper Follow Up of Nodule
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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?

My mother, 77, was recently diagnosed w Stage IV lung cancer w malignant pleural effusion. She started spitting up yellow bile. Is it spreading?

This cancer: has poor prognosis. I think she might be coughing sputum, not bile, and she might have a pneumonia. Take her to her doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more

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