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How Do You Die Of Lung Cancer
Delayed treatment: Testis cancer is one of the most curable of all cancers, even when it is very advanced. The key to cure is early identification, careful assessment of extent, expert co-ordinated care from medical oncologists, surgeons and radiation oncologists and a patient who is co-operative and keeps his follow-up appointments and test without fail for years- that is one of the most important things. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Very sad.: Usually an overwhelming pneumonia. The person becomes very short of breath. Usually bed ridden, pneumonia and respiratory failure. Other patients may have a brain metastasis that bleeds or grows too much, other times it spreads to the spine, the liver. If the liver metastasis grow liver failure may occur. Sometimes tumor grows to esophagus obstructs and aspiration. Pulmonary emboli, heart attack. ...Read more
Lung cancer: Cancer of any location can happen to any person. Because cigarette smoke is rich with cancer-causing agents, people who smoke are much more susceptible to getting cancer at sites affected by smoke (mouth, throat, lungs). As less people smoke, at least in the us, we're seeing more cancers in non-smokers and at a younger age. In some lung cancers, they are people with a gene mutation called egfr. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unknown: Probably varies with other risks and exposures. Unlikely anyone has kept track other than patient opinion. ...Read more
Rarely is cured.: It depends on the stage and if the cancer has spread. Small cell lung carcinoma is usually treated with chemotherapy and radiation. It is one of the most aggressive subtypes of lung cancer. Definitely consult with an oncologist, but patients with small cell should weigh the benefits of participating in treatment offered in clinical trials at university centers. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Almost simlar number: Cancer is now starting to kill more people than heart disease except in the very elderly(over 85 year age group). This isi because the survival of heart diseases has improved greatly in the last 25-30 years whereas cancer related deaths are either same or increasing. The number of cancer related deaths is about 600, 000 per year in the us alone. ...Read more
From nothing: To terminal. Early on, no symptoms. May be identified on x-ray or ct for something independent. Cough hemoptysis- coughing blood pain in apex or chest wall shortness of breath. Progress from tiny, to small stage 1, to local spread to lymph nodes, to spread with distant metastasis stage 4. ...Read more
Organ failure: Spread of cancer from its original site to other sites is considered incurable and depending on the age at diagnosis, will most liekly take one's life. When a cancer spreads to a vital organ like the liver, lungs, or brain either the growth of the tumor taking over normal liver, lung, or brain function will contribute to death or the need to continue to take chemotherapy will effect organ function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not a lot: 15% of smokers (>100 total cigarettes in a lifetime) develop lung cancer. If you smoke 4 cigarettes per day, that is >1200 cigarettes a year! 80% of all lung cancer is caused by smoking. Both direct and secondhand smoking of tobacco (and marijuana) are unsafe. Additionally, numerous other diseases and cancers are related to smoking. Don't smoke and markedly increase your odds. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Majority are: benign lesions of lung such as the inflammatory lesions not that common. Rather malignant lesions that are primary of lung are the small cell and non small cell -squamous/adenoCa's. Metastatic tumors are derived from many glandular organs including GI tract, breast, These malignant lesions probably occur in 80%+ of cases ...Read more
Depends on a number : Of factors. Discuss with your team of docs (orthopod, oncologist, pcp & any other specialitist that you may need). Chemo/radiation are generally best options, with some surgical procedure to stabilize a broken or a bone that is weakened (but not yet broken). The idea is to improve the quality of life for as long as possible. Survival is dependent on cancer type and its response to the meds.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends;: Unfortunately lung cancer is usually diagnosed in more advanced stages because it can be silent. Depending on the region it involves, symptoms could varry from cough, weight loss, shortness of breath, coughing up blood, affecting voice quality. If cancer is found incidentally in early stages( patient not symptomatic and cancer found incidentally), the cure rate can be excellent. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why dont lung cancer patients usually get lung transplants? Wouldnt this be better than chemo or radiation to get rid of the cancer lung?
Lung cancer spreads: Transplants are only useful if we can first eradicate the cancer, which is not possible in the case of Lung cancer. Further there is reduced immunity following transplants which encourages the cancer to grow faster and spread as the immune system is what keeps the Cancer under check for most of the time. ...Read more
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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