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Stage 4 lung cancer, given 12 months 18 months ago, lost heaps of weight, now large mass in kidneys, need to know how long left to take kids 4 l visit?

Stage 4 lung cancer, given 12 months 18 months ago, lost heaps of weight, now large mass in kidneys, need to know how long left to take kids 4 l visit?

Cancer prognosis: Sorry to hear about the grim diagnosis. It's impossible to tell exactly high much longer without knowing the functional status of the person. 6 months is generic survival span in most cases, but it can be more or less than that depending on the aggressiveness of the cancer, etc. ...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


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My girlfriend has a large cancerous mass sitting in her chest and its putting pressure on her heart and lungs. any idea what type cancer this is?

My girlfriend has a large cancerous mass sitting in her chest and its putting pressure on her heart and lungs.  any idea what type cancer this is?

You need to ask her: If this is your girlfriend and she's seriously sick, she's been informed of the nature of her cancer and if a diagnosis has not yet been made, it will be in a day or so, probably by needle biopsy. This is the era of patient privacy and you'll need to ask her what the diagnosis is. ...Read more

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92 year old woman who had adenocarcinoma 20 years ago and top lobe of lung was removed has now been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer large mass in righ u?

92 year old woman who had adenocarcinoma 20 years ago and top lobe of lung was removed has now been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer large mass in righ u?

Make her comfortable: Although age is no exception to treatment , physicians will ask the 92 patient ( if mental status is altered will proceed as directed in the heath care proxy ) in the end stage cancer , usually referred to hospice . ...Read more

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Mum has large mass (colorectal cancer mestasis to lung) in her lung that is pushing up against her esophagus. No more Chemo. Life expectancy?

Mum has large mass (colorectal cancer mestasis to lung) in her lung that is pushing up against her esophagus. No more Chemo. Life expectancy?

Approx 1 yr.: An assumption that primary has been resected. As such what is in lung will stay in lung. With esophageal compression, tube feedings may be used for nourishment. Then if FOLFIERI not used should be employed followed by drugs like Erbitux, Avastin, (bevacizumab) Zaltrap and when these fail may be candidate for monoclonal Neo102 followed by Neo 201. ...Read more

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Can a CT chest scan show if you have a tumor or any lumps, mass large lymphnodes around the breast area ? If the test was ment to look at the lungs ?

Can a CT chest scan show if you have a tumor or any lumps, mass large lymphnodes around the breast area ? If the test was ment to look at the lungs ?

CT chest can: definitely demonstrate abnormal lymph nodes in the axilla and other regions of the chest. It can demonstrate masses throughout the chest area. It can occasionally pick up a breast cancer, but is limited in this respect by relatively low soft tissue contrast resolution, and spatial resolution significantly inferior to mammography. ...Read more

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When screening for small cell lung cancer how big does a mass seen on a CT should be considered for investigation or benign .

When screening for small cell lung cancer how big does a mass seen on a CT should be considered for investigation or benign .

THAT'S the question!: The smaller you make the cutoff, the more false-positives you get. Screening has led to a tremendous increase in cases found, but very little overall reduction in lung cancer mortality. Usually it's adenocarcinomas that we find, not small-cells. You decide what it all means. Best wishes. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25326638 ...Read more

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My husband has stage 4 throat cancer. They have found a large mass in his lung, and a smaller one in his stomach. What are his survival chances ?

My husband has stage 4 throat cancer. They have found a large mass in his lung, and a smaller one in his stomach.  What are his survival chances ?

Need further details: Patients with head and neck cancer have often concomitant new diagnosis of lung cancer; in certain clinical situations it may be important to differentiate if the lung lesions are new cancer vs. Spread of the throat cancer; discuss with your treating oncologist; in general if throat cancer has spread to multiple organs the treatments are palliative (not curative);. ...Read more

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I had a chest x-ray that showed a 3.5cm mass on my lung. I had a CT today and the radiologist said that masses can't be diagnosed by x-rays?

I had a chest x-ray that showed a 3.5cm mass on my lung. I had a CT today and the radiologist said that masses can't be diagnosed by x-rays?

CT scan is better.: We can find some masses on chest X-ray, but a CT scan would be more accurate for smaller lesions, would be more detailed for lesions in general, and would provide information about the three-dimensionality of a lesion that you simply can't get on an X-ray. ...Read more

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If u have two lung mass that's 3.0cm both in the right and several Small66mm should I be worry?

If u have two lung mass that's  3.0cm both in the right and several
Small66mm should I be worry?

Worry or not: need biopsy of at least one nodule , the 3 cm one . If biopsy comes OK no need to worry ( lung also will have benign nodules besides malignant one ) Speak to your doctor Good Luck ...Read more

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What are the causes of hilar mass in the lung?

What are the causes of hilar mass in the lung?

Hilar mass: Hilar mass is usually due to swollen lymph glands in the chest cavity. There are several reasons for swollen glands such as infections, cancer and sarcoidosis. ...Read more