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Last Stage Lung Cancer Black Stool
My dad has stage IV colon cancer with advanced liver mets..inoperable,non curative,on chemo &now coughing a little blood..is the cancer advancing?
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
See your doctor.: Usually for stage IV lung ca, you will get chemotherapy. This can lower resistance to infection, including in the colon which could result in rectal bleeding. Rarely, lung cancer can spread to the bowel causing bleeding. See you m doctor/medical oncologist right away! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stage 4 lung cancer no chemo tumor grew & cancer spread, clinical trial only now, on oxygen for sob, blood clots in legs, what is life expectancy?
Hard to say/depends.: At this stage of lung cancer, the options are limited as is survival. If treatment is done , it's usually chemotherapy and radiation and/or surgery after adjuvant chemotherapy. There are certainly trials out there and i would recommend talking to your doctor before starting any, but the chance for success is likely limited, as the 5 year survival of stage IV is <5%, but it doesn't hurt to try. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been having thin/narrow stools.Clear rectal exam by gp/no blood in stool.Should i fear colon cancer?I'm 39 &had adenocarcinoma insitu of cervix 4yrago
Possible lesion: In situ adeno unrelated unless some for of radiation employed that could narrow distal bowel. Narrowing of stool suggests that there is some constriction of bowel causing a narrowing of the lumen and thus the stool. Blood does not have to be present but relying on a gp rectal not satisfactory. Sigmoidoscopy at a minimum and colonoscopy more accepted for this problem. ...Read more
Mom was diagnosed with stage 4 nonsmall cell lung cancer, metastisized to rib, omentom, lymph nodes , spine and heart lining...How much time?
73/m surgery (last month) for stage 4 lung cancer successful
This week coughing, took to the doc, cavitary lesion present, did cancer came back?
I have metastatic melanoma x 10yrs. Last year it was in my lung and treated with chemo. Ferritin is 20. Heard sign of colon cancer? Any other cancer?
Friend diagnosis stage 4 inoperable lung and adrenal cancer in march..Chemo shrank it some.Came back in lymphs, throat.Seizure.2 chemos.Ct no better.Ideas?
Pencil Thin stools. Very little amount of bright red rectal bleeding. abdominal pain. could it be colon cancer? Im 18 years old. (No cancer in family)
You need an exam: although it would be rare in someone your age to have colon cancer, especially without a family history, you should definitely be seen and examined by a qualified colorectal surgeon or GI... if you are also having sharp anal pain with BMs you might have something simple like an anal fissure, which can also cause bleeding and (occasionally) pencil thin stools. ...Read more
My friend was diagnosed in march with stage 4 inoperable lung cancer.6 tounds of aggressive chemo shrunk lung tumor but now in both adrenals.Prognosis?
Hard to say: Lung cancer often spreads to the adrenal glands, but adrenal tumors are often benign. The best predictor of how well your friend will do is how quickly the tumor is growing. If he truly had nothing there in march and now, despite chemotherapy, has large adrenal tumors growing that is not a good sign. If, however, your frined has had adrenal tumors all along, then the prognosis is much better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
25 year old male. found blood on tissue in december. black, tarry stool month later. now undigested food and always pencil thin stool. colon cancer?
Get seen: You should have seen your physician already. Be brave. There are several possibilities. ...Read more
Worried - fever at 38.6 after 14 days from chemo. Can this be cancer progressing ? On oxyplatin and raltitrexed for metastic colon cancer ?
Fever after chemo: is typically considered an oncologic emergency and you should go to the hospital or call your oncology nurse/team for further instructions. You may be "neutropenic" from your chemo, meaning that the WBCs that fight acute bacterial infections are very low. This can put you at risk of becoming seriously ill, and again you should be seen ASAP. Fever is not typically a sign of cancer progressing. ...Read more
GB cancer is: Uncommon, so few studies done prospectively. Looking at results in people treated empirically, perhaps one person in 10 will respond. That needs to be balanced against side effects that tend to occur in most. Frank discussion about symptom rrelief focus rather than "shrink tumor" at all cost. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dad has late 4th stage emphizima and late 3rd early 4th stage adenocarcinoma (small cell lung cancer). Prognosis?
Friend diagnosed stage 4 inoperable lung cancer and adrenals in march.Did 6 rounds aggresive chemo.Lung mass shrank but in 3 months back.Lymph, prognosis?
Stage IV lung CA: We really have no treatment that will get rid of lung ca that has spread beyond the lung..Stage iv. Treatment can sometimes slow things down but often doesn't even do that. Ca that has become visible on x-rays after only 3 months is very fast growing...You should spend as much time with your friend as you can, now. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Melena: What endoscopy did u have—colon? Esophagus/stomach? Do u take iron supplement? Pepto-bismol? Beets? Nsaids? Melena suggests digested blood from upper GI source, but many foods/meds/supplements can produce black stools. Doc may order ct/ MRI &/or bloodwork to check for cancer recurrence or other causes. If only sigmoid checked, need entire colon & esophagus/ stomach checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mother, 77, was recently diagnosed w Stage IV lung cancer w malignant pleural effusion. She started spitting up yellow bile. Is it spreading?
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
Possibly: Removal of liver metastases can sometimes be helpful for patients with colon cancer. A remarkable amount of cancer can be removed usually after there has been some response to chemotherapy. If surgery is not recommended alternatives such as radioembolization, chemoembolization, radiosurgery, or rfa or cryoablation may be considered. Get with an experienced team to determine the best course! ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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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