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Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
33 years in practice
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I am a lung cancer survivor and for the last couple of days i had nausea...Can it be related to cancer? Should i go to the doctor? Thanks!

I am a lung cancer survivor and for the last couple of days i had nausea...Can it be related to cancer? Should i go to the doctor? Thanks!

Hard to know here...: Nausea may be gi-related (food poisoning, peptic disease, gastroparesis, due to biliary ; pancreatic disease, gas/bloat syndrome, small bowel problems). Consider "central" causes: motion sickness, vertigo, migraine headache, brain problems (some very serious). Also, rule out infection (? Urinary tract), medication side effects, pregnancy, ; even reaction to stress. Find ; treat the cause--see doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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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. Mark Soberman
Board Certified, Thoracic Surgery
32 years in practice
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Have acute pain in right side rib area that is moe intense with deep breaths and cough. 5th year right sided lung cancer servivor and recent lung inf?

Have acute pain in right side rib area that is moe intense with deep breaths and cough. 5th year right sided lung cancer servivor and recent lung inf?

Could be: You describe "pleuritic pain". Could be due to infection or recurrent/metastatic cancer. You should see your doctor. You need a chest x-ray at a minimum. ...Read more

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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
25 years in practice
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I am a lung cancer servivor of 15 years I have had bronchitus since mid july I have had a chest xray and a cat scan and my lungs are fine my cancer treatment was surgery to remove top lobe of left lung and 6 and a half weeks of radiiation?

I am a lung cancer servivor of 15 years I have had bronchitus since mid july I have had a chest xray and a cat scan and my lungs are fine my cancer treatment was surgery to remove top lobe of left lung and 6 and a half weeks of radiiation?

COPD?: Sounds like your cancer is cured, congratulations, you are one of few! you probably smoked and this lingering bronchitis may be uncontrolled copd. Check with your doctor for bronchodilators +/- steroids. Radiation pneumonitis would be very unusual after all this time. ...Read more

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
12 years in practice
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Living with lung cancer? Are most people terminal by the time they are diagnosed?

Living with lung cancer?  Are most people terminal by the time they are diagnosed?

Can be cured: If caught early, lung cancer can be effectively treated and patients can enjoy many additional cancer-free years. ...Read more

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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Dr. Creighton Wright
Board Certified, General Surgery
50 years in practice
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Dr. Jon Spiers
Board Certified, Thoracic Surgery
25 years in practice
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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?

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

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
17 years in practice
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What is the life expectancy of lung cancer?

What is the life expectancy of lung cancer?

Depends on the stage: Depends on the stage of cancer, the biology , overall health condition of patients. Nowadays treatment of lung cancer is personalized based on the stage and biology of cancer. Patients can survive only for several months, a few /several years or could be cured in a very early stage. In a study, overall survival in stage IV non small cell lung cancer- is approximately 15 months. ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Mott
Board Certified, Thoracic Surgery
23 years in practice
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What is the life expectancy of someone with small cell lung cancer?

Short: With limited stage disease the median survival is less than 2 years and with extensive disease less than a year. Having said that there are 5 year survivors. ...Read more

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Ben Ferguson
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How long can someone live with stage four lung cancer and penile cancer?

How long can someone live with stage four lung cancer and penile cancer?

It varies: The prognosis for stage IV anything is poor, and this is especially true for both lung cancer and penile cancer, as by definition these diseases have spread to other distant parts of the body, which means that treatment may control but not cure the disease. Outcomes are variable, but there are occasional long term survivors. Overall ~10-15% of those with stage IV disease live more than 5 years. ...Read more

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Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
Board Certified, Thoracic Surgery
33 years in practice
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How long can someone with lung cancer survive? If it's spread from bone cancer?

How long can someone with lung cancer survive? If it's spread from bone cancer?

Lung cancer: Usually ther is no five year survivors. The actual time depends on the type of cancer and health status of the patient. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more


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