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Getting Rid Of Lung Cancer
Depends: Small pneumothoraces will get better on their own ... If 10% collaps of your lung, estimate 10 days before gone ... 20%, 20 days. If having shortness of breath, or if pneumothorax getting bigger, then need some type of catheter or tube inserted into the chest to evacuate the pneumothorax until the air leak resolves. ...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
Mesothelioma: Mesothelioma is an aggressive tumor arising from the lining of the lung or peritoneum. Because the tumor often occupies a broader area that can easily spread, radiation is an attempt to treat the field (the tumor and its surroundings, often contaminated by tumor). Radiation causes additional mutations in rapidly dividing cells with the hope it stops further growth and spread. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Haemorrhoids: Piles (haemorrhoids) are swellings that develop inside and around the back passage (anus). Symptoms range from temporary and mild, to persistent and painful. In many cases, piles are small and symptoms settle down without treatment. If required, treatment is usually effective. http://patient.info/health/piles-haemorrhoids ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgery: The more common form of stomach cancer, adenocarcinoma is usually treated with surgery if possible, followed sometimes by chemotherapy and radiation depending on pathology findings. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors are also treated upfront with surgery if resectable. Lymphomas can also occur in stomach, and while surgery is sometimes utilized, primary chemotherapy and radiation therapy are options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unclear : I am not aware of liver polyp per se. This is possibly something that does occur in the gall bladder or at the ampulla of vater. The gall bladder is technically part of the liver and rarely can have polyps. These can become cancerous. The ampulla of vater is where the common duct and pancreatic duct come together. This can also have polyps. I am not aware of liver polyps treatment. See a GI doc. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on the type of lung cancer and its stage. Generly speaking, early stage non small cell lung cancer is treated with surgery with or without chemo plus minus radiation and advanced stage non small cell lung cancer is treated with chemo plus minus radiation. Small cell lung cancer is generally treated with chemo and radiation and surgery is almost never done. ...Read more
Surgery: Surgery for early esophageal cancer can be curative...Modern surgical oncologists have better results in terms of less complications and some patients may need additional radiation or chemothearpy. For advanced cancers the treatment is chemotherapy +/- radiation. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Radiation, surgery.: Local disease is treated with surgery or radiation, with curative intent. Locally advanced disease also gets surgery and radiation, but chemotherapy with Cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil and radiation is as just as good. Recurrent or metastatic disease is treated palliatevely with Cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil or paclitaxel. These patients are often malnourished and have other illnesses. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Antibiotics: Pneumonia is an infection of the lung tissues. It is usually caused by one of a number of bacteria or by aspiration of saliva or food in those who have problems swallowing such as patients who have had strokes or altered levels of consiousness due to alcohol or drugs or seizures. Pneumonia is usually treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
You don't......: You can't get rid of tar from your lungs, particularly if you are a smoker, chew tobacco, ex-smoker or used to chew. The lungs can break down some of it but it usually stays in your lungs. It is best to quit smoking or chewing ASAP. Better yet, Don't start smoking or chewing. ...Read more
Nothing: Most people recover from hpv naturally, like recovering from other viral infections. However, if the infection persists, there are no good interventions to get rid of the virus. If you are a woman, it is very important that you have regular check ups and pap examinations. A vaccine is available to prevent common types of hpv infections. ...Read more
You have begun: 1st step, desire and seek support to stop a self destructive habit. Be insightful, what does the habit do, to/ for you. Be honest. What does it do against you. Seek knowledge. Make a plan. Make an informed plan. Most importantly us the power of your mind to visualize success. Do not be alone in this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Stage 4 lung cancer. Spread to spine. Paralyzed lower body from cancer. Have a lot of gas in stomach. How can I get rid of gas/ bloated stomach?
Had multiple chest xrays and CT of chest with contrast. Still having difficulty breathing and feel like thick phlegm stuck in throat that I can't get rid of. Saw ENT as well. Could it still be lung cancer?
Average 4-6 months: The average survival for patients with stage 4 lung cancer is usually 4-6 months if only supportive therapy is used. Survival will depend on subtype of lung cancer; areas of cancer spread specially critical organs (brain, liver); and also overall patient health. Rarely, some patients can have longer survial of upto a year. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Received a diagnosis and treatment options for stage 2 non-aggressive, not metastasized lung cancer. What is the best way to get a second opinion?
Thoracic surgeon: Find and visit a local thoracic surgeon. Maybe you can find one who would review your films and pathology reports by phone. ...Read more
Depends on stage: In the medically fit individually, the standard of care upfron therapy for stage i -iib nsclc is surgery. For stage iiia either chemotherapy +/- radiation followed by surgery or chemoradiation alone. For stage iiia - iv, therapy is chemotherapy +/- radiation. For early stage lung cancer, surgery can often be done minimally invasively. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Of Course: Treatment is stage specific for non-small cell lung cancer. There are 4 main stages of lung cancer with stage iii divided into iiia and iiib. For stage i and ii lung cancer there upfront therapy is surgery, with possible chemotherapy after surgery if lymph nodes are positive. For stage iiia either chemoradiation + surgery or high dose chemotherapy alone. Stage iv, chemo +/- radiation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on stage: In the medically fit individually, the standard of care upfron therapy for stage i -iib nsclc is surgery. For stage iiia either chemotherapy +/- radiation followed by surgery or chemoradiation alone. For stage iiia - iv, therapy is chemotherapy +/- radiation. For early stage lung cancer, surgery can often be done minimally invasively. http://bit.ly/csjsqa. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lung cancer: Current literature revealed death from lung cancer in US is about 160,000 a year, nearly haft are women. Two kinds of lung cancer: 1)non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and 2) small cell lung cancer (SCLC). Treatment for for stage 1 &2 NSCLC is complete resection of tumor if possible, and chemo to follow if indicated. Stage 3 and 4 chemo and radiation. For SCLC chemotherapy is treatment of choice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the status?: Any advice would best come from YOUR cancer doctor, who knows all of the the very important genetic, cellular, and organ details of your cancer. Treatment for cancer these days is very complex, and lots of information goes into recommendations. Without knowing the specifics of your cancer, it's impossible to give you advice. Write down your questions, be specific, and talk to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Small cell lung ca: In limited disease, tx would be combination chemo and radiation . In a very limited case, surgery can be done if size is very small, absolutely no spreading to any area/adjacent lymp glands etc. Prophylactic radiation to brain is recommended. In extensive disease, chemo will be the tx.Palliative radiation as needed. For chemo responder, prophylactic radiation to brain can increase survival. D/w md. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
That Depends: There are a lot of factors that determine survival without treatment for lung cancer: the cell type, how big the cancer is, whether it has spread anywhere, and the location of the cancer. If, for instance, the cancer is in the brain, not treating it would probably cause a lot of suffering. That said, for some people, no treatment of lung cancer is an option. But, you must know that it is fatal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: That really depends on the stage of lung cancer. If it is early stage and it is treated, it can potentially be cured, and you can do lots of things...Live a normal life (with close and regular follow up). If it is more advanced, however, it may limit what you can do. But, again, it all depends on many factors. You need to be seen and regularly followed by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Treatment of small cell lung cancer depends on the stage. If it is limited stage the treatments involve chemotherapy along with radiation and if it is extensive stage then chemotherapy is the main stay of treatment (though in some situations palliative radiation can be considered). ...Read more
Overall poor, but: As physicians we track, or read from studies that have tracked, survival from large numbers of patients with each type of cancer. So we could tell you the average survival after a diagnosis of lung cancer, which isn't very good. However there are several types of lung cancer and they can be caught at different stages, which each affect outcome. Individual prediction requires a lot more data. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
God only knows : Depends on the kind of cancer, how aggressive it behaves, which organs it involves, how healthy (or sick) is the patient, and many other factors. The focus should be on establishing the best quality of life for whatever time they get, be it a day or a year. Hospice is perfectly suited for this situation. Sorry if it's about a loved one. ...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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