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Kidney Cancer Lung Nodules
Dx 18 mos ago w/ kidney cancer w/2 nodules in lungs. Asymptomatic since. Coughing in the morning now. Could this be the cancer showing itself?
Need evaluation/Test: The lung nodules may be related to kidney cancer. The best way to find out is to see if they have increased in size over the last 18 months. This can be done with a repeat Chest X-ray or CT scan (same test which showed the nodules first time should be repeated and compared to the original Test). This will provide you an answer. ...Read more
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
My dad has kidney cancer and has started coughing up lung stuff. What can I expect now; seems worse?
Stage 4 kidney ca: 5 year survival rate for kidney cancer spread to other organs (st 4) is 0-20%. This has somewhat improved a little with approval of at least 7 new treatments over last few years. Certain characteristics of the patient & the cancer help to categorize patients into low, intermediate & high risk groups for poor survival. ...Read more
What can I do if my dad has kidney cancer and has started coughing up lung tissue. What can I expect?
No symptoms and felt fine til they told me I had stage IV primary lung cancer / 2nd kidney cancer. Is it that unusual or rare for a person to live a long normal life without ever knowing they have it?
Can someone live years without ever knowing they have stage IV lung cancer or kidney cancer? . And only to find out later on during an autopsy that it was present?
Not directly: Fluid in the lungs may be related to fluid overload if the kidneys are not functioning, may be related to coincidental heart disease, or may be related to inflammation in the lung, from pneumonia or blood clot. Kidney cancer may be associated with an increased risk of blood clot which could break off and travel to the lung. If there is shortness of breath or pain in the chest, see md immediately. ...Read more
In law diagnosed w/ kidney cancer in 2005. Had 1 kidney removed. Now has 5-6 lumps on head, 5 tumors in lung & 1 in liver. What can we expect & time?
Renal Cell Carcinoma - had radical nephrectomy left kidney, cancer has spread to the lungs - surgery not an option. Life expectancy w/o treatment?
Quite Different: These 3 different cancers are actually quite different. Under the microscope they look different, and the types of mutations they have are also different. As a result, the way the different cancers are treated are also different. Generally speaking for kidney cancer they would use targeted therapies or immunotherapies instead of chemotherapy or hormone therapy. ...Read more
What are advantages doing a bronchoscope vs hospice in metastatic kidney cancer to both lungs (massive mets). Hemoptysis tid @ 2 oz new @ 4 days?
Is up to the patient: End stage disease treatment option is up to the patient, no one else. Some want to fight to the lost breath, some wants peace, tranquilly, want to avoid invasive tests, procedures, spend time with family and painless state also called hospice. Good Luck ...Read more
My father in law was just diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer that has spread to the t8 vertebrae and is in the lymph nodes. He only has one kidney due to kidney cancer, he had bladder cancer, has mds, had open heart surgery with 4 bipasses and a heart at
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We need more info. This request says 80 year old Female...is that you or the patient???
Tell us if you have shown this person to an oncologist for treatment consideration. Radiotherapy/ and chemotherapy may be useful but a good medical oncologist is what you need first. Please send us your question (say it clearly) about his lung Cancer (only) ...Read more
50%: A non calcified lung nodule has a 50%risk of being cancer. Diagnosis of cancer is made by pathologist on a microscopic slide of a significant biopsy size. Removal of the whole nodule provides the pathologist with adecuate specimen. Needle biopsy of a lung cancer will miss the diagnosis half the time. So if it is cancer by needle bx it is. Otherwise undiagnostic. ...Read more
Needs biospy: Small nodules can be cancer, but they would need to be biopsied. Many times, the nodules are just scars and not cancer. If you find nodules on a cat scan of your chest, depending on the size, they need to be followed to make sure they don't grow or look ominous enough to warrant a biopsy. What to do about nodules also depends on your risk for lung cancer, i.e., were/are you a smoker, etc. ...Read more
If a lung nodule is malignant, would that show up in blood test, and how fast would it grow if its cancer lung nodule is calcified in center?
Hmmmm: There is no blood test that I know of top detect lung cancer. Radiographic studies are used to help with lung cancer diagnose. If youworry about nodule being lung cancer, please seek advice of your hometown physician. We can't make aa definitive diagnosis for you over the internet. Your doctor will be the healing hands. ...Read more
Lung nodules in 3 lobes of smoker. 9mm does not enhance ; no calcificat. Does this suggest small cell or large cell cancer? Needle biopsy scheduled.
-: Hard to predict based on radiographic findings; should wait for results of biopsy. ...Read more
11/9 ct- multiple bilateral lung nodules. 11/22 ct/pet-focal increased activity suv5.5 suspect cancer in 1 of them. What could it be besides cancer?
2mm sublpureal lung nodule in periphery base.28/f 10yr smoker, quit 4 years ago. Found by accident on ct. Petrified its cancer. What are the chances?
Probably not cancer: Congratulations on stopping smoking! At your age, your risk of lung cancer will be low if you stay off cigarettes. A 2mm sub pleural nodule is likely benign. You should have another ct scan within 4 to 6 months to assure that it isn't growing. If it is not, you can safely put it out of your mind forever or just do one more ct scan one year later. If growing, have it removed to rule out cancer. ...Read more
Pls advice me what symptoms a lung nodule would normally cause? Mine is 8mm, unrelated to dilated bronchi, would it increase in size if its not cancer?
I have lung nodules 6 years ago that were cal cialcified now I have more what would cause more and could it be cancer. I was in vietnam and have many problems from angent orange?
Lung nodules: The old calcified lung nodules do not concern me. However the new lung nodules are more concerning. Things like infection, rheumatological problems, cancer (either lung cancer or other type of cancer that spreads to lung) can cause lung nodules. Discuss further with your md. You need further evaluation and biopsy of the lung nodule is likely required (if possible to be done)-to find what it is. ...Read more
It depends: Not all lung nodules are alike. The odds that a nodule is cancer depends in the appearance and size of the nodule, the medical history of the patient, the smoking history of the patient, and how the nodule changes over time. Radiologists, pulmonary physicians and thoracic surgeons are best qualified to determine the risk that a particular nodule is cancer. ...Read more
Tissue biopsy: At least 50% if non smoker over that if smoker. Need to perform excisional or incisional biopsy and cultures for the pathologist to determine what is it. ...Read more
My father died of lung cancer should I worry about my lung nodules they are 6 x 4 mm and 6 x 5 mm and other small ones?
I have multiple lung nodules with a history of oral cancer. Bronchoscopy was benign, but nodules could not be reached. Chances this metastatic?
Could be metastatic: Lesions of lung associated with oral cancer is not that uncommon. Higher possibility of such disease in lung would correlate better if cervical nodes had been present initially. Bx is essential to initiate therapy if needed. A PET/CAT could indicate possibility of lung mets. Thorascopic bx would be helpful for deciding on definitive management. ...Read more
Severe HPV (plantars), sarcoidosis w/ atypical lung nodules 8mm with suv of 10.9 what are chances of cancer? No lung bx done other site pos for sarc
Hard to say: Do you have significant risk for lung cancer? Are you a smoker? If yes, you need to stop smoking. The lung nodule is likely sarcoidosis of the lung although if you are also a heavy smoker, lung cancer is possible. I will suggest you to have a follow up ct scan to ensure stability if it is rapidly growing, while your sarcoidosis is quite without symptom perhaps biopsy can be considered then. ...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
Hypernephroma has become an outdated term for cancerous change of filtrating tubules of kidneys and has bee replaced by renal cell carcinoma; literally, it denotes "overgrowth of kidney cells". Its risk factors are tobacco smoking, long-term OTC pain killer use, etc. In few cases, genetic factor is blamed. More? Contact www. Healthtap. Com/dr-Lin ...Read more
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