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Is Dying Of Lung Cancer Painful
Not necessarily: An infiltrate seen on a cxr or ct scan can be cancer or infection (pneumonia) or inflammation. It is by no means definitive for cancer. If it looks suspecious enough on the scan, the next steps are further imaging or direct biopsy of the abnormality. ...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
Non small cell lung cancer stage 111a. Had lobectomy but cancer remains in chest wall and lymph node. What is life expectancy without treatment?
Variable outcomes: It is not entirely clear whether your cancer is truly stage-3A ( it means completely resected, no residual cancer left behind). If there is indeed some tumor left behind in the chest wall, then there is high risk of recurrence which will likely cause you problems within 6 to 12 months. This can be controlled with radiotherapy combined with chemotherapy. So you should reconsider your decision . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most likely not: Unless the lung cancer has progressed enough to metastasize to the bone of the jaw it is unlikely the pain is related to any lung carcinoma. However, changes in voice (hoarseness) may be related to lung cancer if it damages the laryngeal nerve in the chest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difficult.: It is treatable, but the cure rates are difficult once thyroid cancer has spread to the lungs. If this is not a hypothetical question for you or someone you know, there is limited data that a tyrosine kinase inhibitor may be helpful; it would at least be worth inquiring with your physician for their thoughts on the subject. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If nsclungcancer is a slow growing cancer.What is the time frame inbetween stage3 non small cell lung cancer and stage 4 non small cell lung cancer?
Outside the prostate: Overall survival of prostate cancer is fairly good. However, higher stage prostate cancers have worse prognosis, from i-iv. Stage iii cancers tend to be outside the prostate and stage IV cancers have gone elsewhere in the body. These cancers may require more extensive or multiple treatments. ...Read more
Most likely not: Thyroid cancer that has spreaded to the lung is unlikely to be curable. However, there are treatments available to control the disease such as radioactive iodine if the cancer cells would pick up iodine. Patient can be treated and maintained with good quality life for many many years with repeat treatment if necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: Many prostate cancers are low grade and unlikely to spread. In fact, if the prostate glands of older men who die of other causes are examined, many can be found to have a small prostate cancer that never caused any problems. A gleason score of 6 is essentially the lowest score in current practice and often has an excellent prognosis. However, some cancers are more aggressive (especially score >=8). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the risk in second stage of liver cancer? Is it dangerous stage ? What are the survival rate of a person in second stage of livet cancer?
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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