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I Dreamed That I Had Lung Cancer
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
Had a cough and back pain for 12 weeks had xrays and bloods. All fine. Respitory specialist not concerned if i had lung cancer. Would it show on xray?
Have had a deep ache in upper back over two years same spot. Had spine MRI it was ok. Chest xray ok. If i had lung cancer would it have shown itself?
We cannot help you!: We have done the best we can do for you via emails!. It is now time that you go seek help from a doctor who can examine you and test you till you are satisfied.Once one doctor gets tired, you can seek a second opinion. After that you have to begin trusting your doctors more than your own mind. Good luck! ...Read more
I have had chest xray and throastic spine MRI with no contrast. I have this back pain in my upper back that comes and goes. If I had lung cancer would they have saw anything?
NO: To assess lungs for masses, cancerous or not, need cat scan thorax. Chest xray will consistently miss small potentially curable tumors depending on location in lungs , size and density.Mri of the spine has a limited view of parts of the lungs and you can not rule out the presence of a lung lesion with an MRI of the spine and a chest xray. Mri of the thoracic spine is not used to find lung nodules. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a CT done for chest pain to check for blood clots, would they have seen if I had lung cancer or something if they weren't looking for it in the ER?
Several causes...: But the most common correlation with lung cancer is smoking. Smoking alone will increase your risk of lung cancer by about 20 times by smoking one pack per day for twenty years. Other sources can be genetic (alpha-1 antitrypsin disorder), related to environmental exposures that are inhaled, or other less common reasons. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Multidisciplinary. : Several specialties are involved with treating a patient with lung cancer. A pulmonologist, oncologist, surgeon, radiation oncologist. Hence, lung cancer is treated and potentially cured by early detection, surgical removal of the tumor and appropriate treatment with chemotherapy and radiation. Not all cancers can be cured but they can be treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends...: ...On the kind of cancer and the stage. Small cell cancer is typically treated with chemotherapy plus/minus radiation. Non small cell may be treated with surgery, radiation, or chemo, be it separately or in combination. If this is about you or a relative, the treating oncologist should go over the treatment plan that applies to the specific situation. ...Read more
Very deadly: Lung cancer is the number one killer as far as cancers go, even though it is not the most common. It is frequently diagnosed far too late for any sort of cure to be offered. The overwhelming majority of patients with lung cancer have been or are current smokers. The best thing to avoid lung cancer is not smoke cigarettes. That said, it does not mean that there is no good treatment. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
A disturbing list: Pneumonia, brain matastases, hypercalcemia, paraneoplastic encephalopathy, restrictive lung disease, medication side-effects, suffocation from wasting. Others. Hoping that you do not have lung cancer, or can get a cure, or that you get good hospice care -- the latter's a blessing that's fairly new. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: They're not so deadly as cigarettes because people smoke fewer and the smoke is so disgusting that it's not much inhaled. However, I've autopsied two non-smoking wives of heavy cigar smokers who died of smoker-type lung cancer -- my only non-smoker lung cancer autosies. I'd had to be a husband who had to live with that 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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