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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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Can you explain if it's truly bad for my lung cancer risk to drive with my car windows down?

Don't think so: A fear spread in the internet is that driving with the windows down may increase exposure to exhaust and smog and increase the risk of lung cancer. This is not proven and is unlikely to be a significant risk factor unless possibly you are constantly stuck in traffic jams. ...Read more

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I walked really close in front of a huge truck and the fumes were really bad. Could this put me at risk for lung cancer?

I walked really close in front of a huge truck and the fumes were really bad. Could this put me at risk for lung cancer?

Small risk; no habit: Don't make a habit of breathing in fumes, because the more you breathe in, the more it puts you at risk for lung cancer in the future. However, the risk is cumulative. ONE day of breathing polluted fumes won't cause lung cancer, but day after day, the risk adds up. I wouldn't worry about the truck, but if you're REALLY worried of pollution, make effort to move to a cleaner location in the future. ...Read more

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Would it be bad to have lung cancer and consume drugs and alcohol?

Yes: Lung cancer requires specific therapy and medications. You should only be taking those medications you physician prescribes. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea for me to put off my lung cancer surgery for 6 weeks?

Is it a bad idea for me to put off my lung cancer surgery for 6 weeks?

Does it make...: The difference between cure and failure to wait 6 weeks? Probably no. Cn the confined to cancer spread to nodes or somewhere else, perhaps. Fear of the procedure, surviving it, and desire to do something fun can fuel this idea. Is it yours, your partner's, your kids, friends? Lung cancer is not a gentle or considerate monster. Have a great reason for delay or get it over. ...Read more

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Do air purifiers (or air cleaners) reduce a person's chance of lung cancer? Would having high quality air purifiers at home and in my office at work reduce my chance of getting cancer? I live in an area with bad air pollution. I don't know if these devic

Do air purifiers (or air cleaners) reduce a person's chance of lung cancer? Would having high quality air purifiers at home and in my office at work reduce my chance of getting cancer?  I live in an area with bad air pollution. I don't know if these devic

Unknown, can't hurt: The best way to reduce the risk of lung cancer is to avoid tobacco smoke, either smoking yourself or second hand smoke. In areas with high pollution, hepa filters may sounds reasonable but unless you live in a bubble you'll still be exposed to inhaled pollutants. There is no evidence that filters prevent lung cancer, but may help other issues like allergies, asthma, and general qol! ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

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


Dr. David Cooke
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Lung Cancer (Definition)

From national cancer institute: "cancer that forms in tissues of the lung, usually in the cells lining air passages. The two main types are small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. These types are diagnosed based on how the cells ...Read more