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Leg Weakness In A Lung Cancer Patient
78 yrd uncle has lung cancer bone mets now weakness in legs, blood transfusions 3 x pwk & referred to palliative team. How long left approx.?
Difficult to say: I'm sorry to hear about your uncle. We try to refrain from "predicting" when an individual may succumb to an illness because truly there are too many factors coming into play. That being said, usually palliative care referrals imply that the patient is not expected to survive more than 6-12 weeks more. We don't have crystal balls and frequently patients surprise us. ...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
Depends: The level of physical activity will depend on the general health and pulmonary function. If the person is otherwise healthy, there is no reason to curtail activity. ...Read more
Can you tell me which are the particles that a lung cancer patient emmit when he/she coughs or exhale?
How true and actual it is that cow pee helps to cure lung cancer. It's referred to me by a cured lung cancer patient still alive. How true is it?
NO DATA TO SUPPORT: This has absolutely no support in the literature. You can always find a story where someone did x or took y and was healed. What they fail to recognize is they! . Did not have the disease anyway or 2. If they did, it was entirely something else that resulted in the cure. This is not as dramatic as exciting as attributing the cure to cow scat poultices - beware of these snake oil remedies, . ...Read more
What kind of food is good for high protein for small cell cancer patient taking kemo has small cell lung cancer just diagonsed smokes?
How long should a stage four lung cancer patient with metastasis to brain and liver expect to live?
Less than 1 year: There are a number of variables here, including what kind of lung cancer, gender, whether there is a single or small number of metastasis in the brain that can be treated by surgery or stereotactic radiosurgery, general health status and age. The average survival overall is about 8 months for stage 4 disease. ...Read more
Yes: In fact, I doubt there are many (or any) doctors who would be opposed to it. ...Read more
What can we expect from a stage 4 lung cancer patient with bone metastases- what can be done in case all treatments are ruled out?
Hospice: Palliative of pain and comfort care only. ...Read more
If a stage four lung cancer patient is spread to the bones, would having a bone marrow transplant increase the likelihood of survival?
No: Bone marrow transplant would not treat the primary tumor and would be ineffective. A bone marrow transplant would introduce such high risks that it would most likely hasten the patient's demise. ...Read more
I have lung cancer but, my right leg is so so painful harder to move walk sleep pain meds are not helping?
Seek Palliative care: A good pain specialist can control your pain. So you must seek medical advice from a palliative care specialist. Alternatively ask for help from a Pain specialist (they are available in every hospital whereas Pall. Care expertise is not always available in smaller hospitals. ...Read more
Is it possible to have lymphoma & lung cancer at the same time? Are diseases related? Would severe, painful swelling of foot, ankle, & leg be a symptom?
47 yr old male non smoker w/ masses in both lungs from 4 - 6 mm found on ct. Mass on back of calf 6-7 CM leg 1/2 size of other calf. Lung cancer famil?
My dad has severe water retention with swollen ankles and legs. He was just diagnosed with lung cancer. How can he be helped with the endema?
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 more
Different cell types
different risk factors
overall, about 40 % are surviving at five years with treatment--so less without! ...Read more
What would be the rational to treating a lung cancer patient with both radiation and chemotherapy for treatment?
Need workup: These symptoms need close evaluation. They could be from medication side effects, or possibly from metastatic spread. Please speak with your oncologist about these symptoms, especially if they're new. ...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
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