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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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Just found out I have cysts in my lungs. How serious is this and what is the prognosis?

Just found out I have cysts in my lungs. How serious is this and what is the prognosis?

Lung cysts: Your doctor has to be more clear about those cysts. Cysts in the lungs are not common. There are cysts from parasitic infections, cysts from holes made by death of tissues such as tumor, there is a tumor that is neurogenic and endocrinologic in nature, and there are bullae which look like cysts but are not called cysts and there is a condition in women where there are cyst like bullae at the edges. ...Read more

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Help please? How are lung sacoidosis and enfluzema medically treated, what is the prognosis?

Help please? How are lung sacoidosis and enfluzema medically treated, what is the prognosis?

Depends on severity: Most people with lung or pulmonary sarcoid require no treatment. If you have only intermittent problems steroids are the main treatment. If you have severe disease or chronic problems immunosuppressive therapy such as Imuran (azathioprine) is often used. Influenza is best treated by prevention. If you get this it is treated the same with or without sarcoid ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for a sarcoma that metastatic to the lung?

Depends: Prognosis for metastatic sarcoma to the lung depends on the type of sarcoma, extent of involvement, duration of disease-free interval before metastases appeared etc. The prognosis varies for each patient based on these & several other factors. Talk to your treating doctor to discuss how it relates to your clinical situation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is lung sacoidosis and enfluzema medically treated, what is the prognosis?

Can you tell me how is lung sacoidosis and enfluzema medically treated, what is the prognosis?

It depends: Lung sarcoid has several different phases. The lymph nodes, lungs, or both can be affected. If your lung symptoms are significant, a doctor may treat you with Prednisone and or other medications like Methotrexate or Remicade (infliximab). If your symptoms are mild, often you may not need any treatment; just monitoring. I am not sure what "enfluzema" is.?? ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for recurrent blood clots in the lungs?

What is the prognosis for recurrent blood clots in the lungs?

Anticoagulation: Some patients make blood clots more easily, and you are likely one of them. Recurrent clots in your lungs means you need life long anticoagulation with blood thinners such as coumadin (warfarin). You should also see a hematologist for evaluation of why you make clots. It can be hereditary. So, with medical therapy, and monitoring your prognosis is good. ...Read more

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I have a 27% lung capacity from severe asthma. I am 71. Prognosis?

I have a 27% lung capacity from severe asthma. I am 71. Prognosis?

Need 2nd opinion.: First, it is difficult for me to understand how you can live with a lung capacity at 27% predicted. I think you need to see a pulmonologist and an allergist to get a test done in a body box at the hospital to make sure that the test results were correct since this is not a typical finding for asthma or even copd. There a new treatments available for severe asthma, thus there is hope. ...Read more

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Which form of lung cancer has the best prognosis?

Which form of lung cancer has the best prognosis?

Bronchoalveolar has: The least tendency to metastasize (travel), but tantalizes surrgeons because it seems cured, and can pop up later. It has the best prognosis for surviving for 5 years, but it's because it commonly grows slowly not becuase doctors' interventions produce the desired effect. Also, new biologic markers (egfr) and mutations may indicate response to drugs. ...Read more

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My grandad has been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. What is the usual prognosis?

My grandad has been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. What is the usual prognosis?

Poor: Successful treatment of lung cancer is generally based on the stage at presentation. The more advance the stage, the lower the chances of cure. Advanced lung cancer is usually not surgically resectable, and is treated with chemotherapy and/or radiation. ...Read more

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My mum's got emphysema, been in hosp 4 2 wks, prognosis is 2 clots on her lungs & a hole in lungs, she's 67, could she recover & live much longer?

Emphysema: Yes. Sounds like she has a pe (clot in lung) and emphysema (hole in lung). Clot can be treated with blood thinners and emphysema with inhalers/oral medications. If she is smoking, this will increase rate of decline& frequency of flares from her lung disease in addition to increasing risk for developing various cancers/ heart disease/ and future clots! ...Read more

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What's the prognosis for non small cell lung cancer?

What's the prognosis for non small cell lung cancer?

5yr suvival bystage: Ia = 49%
ib = 45%
iia = 30%
iib = 31%
iiia = 14%
iiib = 5%
iv = 1%
http://www. Cancer. Org/cancer/lungcancer-non-smallcell/detailedguide/non-small-cell-lung-cancer-survival-rates. ...Read more

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What's the prognosis for stage 3b non small cell lung cancer?

Not good: Stage 3b non-small-cell-lung cancer is a very heterogeneous group of patients and as such there is no unanimous hard data on survival, unlike the earlier stages. Some may benefit from chemo- and radiation therapy to shrink the tumor and be resected. My advice is to go to the most renowned lung cancer specialist that is available to you and hope for the best. ...Read more

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We found out yesterday that my dad has stage four lung cancer. What is his prognosis?

We found out yesterday that my dad has stage four lung cancer. What is his prognosis?

Not good: Most patients with stage 4 lung cancer don't survive more than 6 months. But this is of course individual and you should look for the best possible treatment for your father. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can anyone give me some information and a prognosis about small cell lung cancer and how to treat it?

Limited: If lucky, small lesion, no metastasis, peripheral in lung, found early by accident!
and removed thoroughly.

If not prognosis is limited, usually 1-2 years max even with best care. ...Read more

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Friend of mine who is 48 was dx with non small cell lung cancer stage 2a what is the prognosis. Any chance of cure?

Friend of mine who is 48 was dx with non small cell lung cancer stage 2a what is the prognosis. Any chance of cure?

Guarded: I'm glad you're there for your friend. For stage 2a lung cancer, about 35-40% of people are alive in five years with treatment. I'm going to assume that the staging is complete. Best wishes to you both ...Read more

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My 29 year old was daughter was diagnosis with high grade undifferentiated sarcoma primary site lung 13.9 CM mass removed in nov. What is her prognosis?

Variable: It depends on her stage of disease that I assume was early and her sarcoma had not metastasized and hence she had surgery.

She will need oncological follow up and chemotherapy may be indicated.

Please see an oncologist and discuss pathology reports with them. ...Read more

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Why does stage 2 lung cancer after cancer has been removed with surgery still have a poor prognosis?

Why does stage 2 lung cancer after cancer has been removed with surgery still have a poor prognosis?

Guarded, not poor: Tiny groups of cancer cells have often spread -- but they often haven't. Some cancers are better at early spreading than others. The pathologist can help your doctor estimate the odds. ...Read more

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Why does stage 1 lung cancer still have a poor prognosis? Why doesn't it have a high 5 year rate even at a early stage?

Why does stage 1 lung cancer still have a poor prognosis? Why doesn't it have a high 5 year rate even at a early stage?

Lung cancer: If stage one lung cancer is respected (removed) the cure rate is about half as about half the time the cancer has already spread before surgery removed the main Tumor. ...Read more

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My daughter is 6 years old with haemophilusinfluenza & pseudomonasputida bacteria in her lungs. Where did she get this, will cipro (ciprofloxacin) kill it? Prognosis?

Yes: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is not indicated in children. Consult your pediatrician and let him get the sensitivity reports for the both the bugs. He will then prescribe the appropriate antibiotics either orally or by intravenous route depending upon the degree of sickness. ...Read more

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My dad has late 4th stage emphizima and late 3rd early 4th stage adenocarcinoma (small cell lung cancer). Prognosis?

My dad has late 4th stage emphizima and late 3rd early 4th stage adenocarcinoma (small cell lung cancer). Prognosis?

Depends: Small cell carcinoma of the lung is treated with chemotherapy. Response to therapy dictates survival. Keep in mind that small cell carcinoma has the worst survival rates among lung cancers. Most therapy is palliative. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for papillary thyroid cancer that spread to the lungs? I read it is normally not more than 5 years survival rate? Is that true?

What is the prognosis for papillary thyroid cancer that spread to the lungs? I read it is normally not more than 5 years survival rate? Is that true?

Variable: The rate of survival in patients with papillary thyroid cancer with distant metastases is variable. Considering patients with small lung metastases but no other spread outside of the neck, the 10-year survival rate is roughly 30 to 50 percent. Higher survival rates have been reported in patients whose pulmonary mets were detected only by radioiodine imaging. Being over 80 hurts your prognosis. ...Read more

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My husband is diagnosed with poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma of the right lung with alk & egfr mutations; stage 3b what is the prognosis and life?

My husband is diagnosed with poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma of the right lung with alk & egfr mutations; stage 3b what is the prognosis and life?

Fair: It is extremely unusual to have both mutations. They are mutually exclusive. Patients that do carry one of these mutations are eligible for various medications that target these mutations.
Crizonitib for alk and tarceva (erlotinib) for egfr and new agent recently to the market. These new finding have improved the prognosis. Other factors do enter in. Age, ps, smoking history if any, wt. Loss, etc. ...Read more

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My father has stage 4 non small cell lung cancer. Prognosis?

In general, not good: Non small cell is usually not as aggressive as small cell, but chemotherapy is not as effective. A lot depends on the functional status of your dad, and where the cancer has spread. Stage 4 implies it has spread somewhere. 5 year survival rates are usually less than 5%. Sorry. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for lung cancer with a lesion in the brain?

What is the prognosis for lung cancer with a lesion in the brain?

Likely poor/bad.: A lung cancer with a lesion in the brain is considered stage IV as this means that there is distant metastasis. This has a 5 year survival of < 5%, so you can see that the chances of successful therapy are very small. But take heart, for therapy has come a long way and depending on the type, like small cell cancer, chemotherapy can stop even extensive cases. So see your dr. B/c you never know. ...Read more

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My friend diagnosed stage 4 inoperablel lung cancer.6 rounds of chemo shrunk tumor but tumors in adrenals grew. She was diagnosed in march. Prognosis?

Cosider localtherapy: I think the lung cancer can metastasize to the adrenal gland either by the lymphatic or the hematogenous route. In case of metastasis by the lymphatic route, it can be a solitary metastasis, and the prognosis can be relatively better. If the patient is young and in good performance status, aggressive treatment (stereotactic radiotherapy or even removal) can be considered in very selected case. ...Read more

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My grandma has breast and lung cancer. What is her prognosis with regards to survival rate?

It depends: Ask her oncologist for details. In general breast cancer in post menopausal women has a good prognosis with appropriate treatment. Lung cancer however has a worse prognosis. ...Read more

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37 yr old stroke victim caused by sinus infection; has been in coma for a week; lung collapsed. Prognosis?

Not enough info: Prognosis is based on much more data than you can provide here. This person sounds very ill though. Sorry. Hope for the best. ...Read more

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Stage 4 gullet cancer. Mets to liver, lungs. I have 6 courses of eox chemo treatments What is my realistic prognosis truely please?

See below. Also ask: Your oncologist is the person you should ask this question. In fact it was something to have brought up as you began and went through your chemotherapy. Since you do not seem to have had a satisfactory answer, I can shed some light although at the risk of upsetting someone or the other.
Stage 4 cancers can be treated, sometimes very successfully yet they carry a heavy risk of coming back again. ...Read more

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My dad has stage 4 lung cancer spread from one lung to two, also spread to bones, prognosis poor. Aprox long does he have to live? Thanks.

My dad has stage 4 lung cancer spread from one lung to two, also spread to bones, prognosis poor. Aprox long does he have to live? Thanks.

Stage 4 lung cancer: If he is not on any treatment, not very long, measured in weeks to months. If he is already on treatment, how long depends on whether he had any response to a treatment. If the chemo gave him some relief for 6 months or more, then that is better than if he received chemo and relapsed in less than 2 months. ...Read more

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If a colon can pt has 1 liver met 1 0.5 lung met 1 node so far, what best treatment and what prognosis like? So far irinotecan has not worked

If a colon can pt has 1 liver met 1 0.5 lung met 1 node so far, what best treatment and what prognosis like? So far irinotecan has not worked

Use combination chem: Colon cancer is best treated with a combination of 2-3 chemotherapy drugs combined with a targeted drug named Avastin (bevacizumab)...this combination gives the best results. ...Read more

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26 weeks pregnant and baby has hydrops around lungs and heart. What is prognosis?

Hydrops: Your OB GYN or maternal fetal specialist needs to have a frank discussion with you regarding your infant's prognosis. It all depens (penicillamine) on cause... heart or lun problems, anemia, or RH factor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Best guess what would is the prognosis of an 87 y/o w/ metastatic bladder cancer that spread to the lung without treatment and is otherwise healthy?

Enjoy each day: She may develop pneumonia and be gone at any time. Or it may stay almost stable and allow her several more good years. Cherish however much or little time you have with your loved one. There is no predicting the time left. ...Read more

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What are the implications for s4 nsclc. Tumor shrinking in the lungs & brain but no change in the liver.& bone. 90 lbs. 69 /b/f.16 mon. Dx. Prognosis?

Prognosis of NSCLC: I'm sorry you are suffering so much. Staging at time of diagnosis has greatest impact on survival. If diagnosed at stage iv, median survival time is about 4 months. Poor performance status and weight loss are associated with shortened survival. Reduced appetite also has negative prognostic implications. Some studies have shown that african-americans have a poorer prognosis, but this is not proven. ...Read more

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My friend was diagnosed in march with stage 4 inoperable lung cancer.6 tounds of aggressive chemo shrunk lung tumor but now in both adrenals. Prognosis?

My friend was diagnosed in march with stage 4 inoperable lung cancer.6 tounds of aggressive chemo shrunk lung tumor but now in both adrenals. Prognosis?

Hard to say: Lung cancer often spreads to the adrenal glands, but adrenal tumors are often benign. The best predictor of how well your friend will do is how quickly the tumor is growing. If he truly had nothing there in march and now, despite chemotherapy, has large adrenal tumors growing that is not a good sign. If, however, your frined has had adrenal tumors all along, then the prognosis is much better. ...Read more

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Friend diagnosed stage 4 inoperable lung cancer and adrenals in march. Did 6 rounds aggresive chemo. Lung mass shrank but in 3 months back. Lymph, prognosis?

Friend diagnosed stage 4 inoperable lung cancer and adrenals in march. Did 6 rounds aggresive chemo. Lung mass shrank but in 3 months back. Lymph, prognosis?

Stage IV lung CA: We really have no treatment that will get rid of lung ca that has spread beyond the lung. Stage iv. Treatment can sometimes slow things down but often doesn't even do that. Ca that has become visible on x-rays after only 3 months is very fast growing...You should spend as much time with your friend as you can, now. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for lung cancer that has metastases to the brain and pelvic area?

What is the prognosis for lung cancer that has metastases to the brain and pelvic area?

Fair: There are several factors that affect prognosis. First the type of lung cancer. Is it small cell or non-small cell.

Second, has there been a check on the molecular markers on the tumor (egfr, alk, ros 1?) there are targeted agents for those tyoe of tumors and patients do much better than the average.
Discuss with your oncologist treatment options prognosis. Avoid internet for prognosis. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis of lung cancer? My father has a 3.5 inch mass on passage way of lung by aorta of heart but cancer hasn't spread yet.

What is the prognosis of lung cancer? My father has a 3.5 inch mass on passage way of lung by aorta of heart but cancer hasn't spread yet.

Extremely serious: Even in your brief description, you mention 2 worrisome features: size and proximity to the aorta. It's beyond the scope of this forum to speculate on his prognosis, but I think you're aware that your father is in trouble. Talk with his oncologist. There are several types of lung cancer and some are more sensitive to chemotherapy or radiation. Best of luck. ...Read more

Prognosis (Definition)

The prognosis is the predicted outcome or "forecast" for a disease or process. It is only an estimate but is likely based on past experience or data taking into account the individual's overall health status. It may suggest progression of disease ...Read more