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Is It Possible To Cure Lung Cancer Without Surgery Or Chemo
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
Positive margin: If a patient had early stage cancer that surgery would be the definitive treatment, but after pathology comes back showing a positive margin then radiation would be used without chemotherapy. However more adverse findings such as nodes would mean chemotherapy is necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My friend is 16 and he told me he has lung cancer.He says it runs in his family and that surgery can fix it and does not need chemo. Is this possible?
? pulmonary blastoma: Pleuropulmonary blastoma is a rare and highly aggressive pulmonary malignancy in children. There are familial incidences of this tumor, occurring occasionally in siblings and being inherited in certain families.Pulmonary blastoma is associated with other neoplasm(, pulmonary cysts, cystic nephromas, sarcomas, medulloblastomas, thyroid dysplasias and neoplasias, malignant germ cell tumors). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lung cancer study's are outdated my pop has stage 3 recommended chemo to shrink mass and maybe surgery. Crazy how answers and outcome are unknown!
Stage3: Stage 3a and stage 3 b ate treated with chemo-radiation followed by possible surgery. 5 year survival for 3a is 25%. For 3b 5 year survival is 10%. Occasional patient can beat these odds. It depends on the cell type and differentiation of the tumor. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Including surgery, chemo, and radiation, how long does the treatment for lung cancer usually last?
Does last mean...: 1. Time to do; or 2. Durability? All 3 have been used, but the thoughtful people leading lung cancer treatment have not proven its value. If you have stage iiia at presentation (+ n2 node), surgery offers nothing if the n2 node persists or disease grows. If n2 goes, sme suggest lobectomy is better, but most agree that pneumonectomy confirs survival hazard. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rarely: Lung cancer is a very bad actor. When metastasis to local, intra lung nodes is present, there are occasional surgical cures. If beyond to regional nodes, some surgical, and adjuvant therapy cures occur. Unusual to have cure with only chemo radiation in my experience. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not proven: There is a lack of scientific information on this. I would suggest discussing all your current medications and supplements with your oncologist to see what the interactions may be. Some nutritional supplements seem encouraging but in general lack rigorous testing. But, if you perceive benefit and your physician does not feel that it will harm than i in general encourage patients to consider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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