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Dr. David Cooke
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Lung Cancer (Overview)

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 look under a microscope".


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What kind of doctor would someone see if they are concerned about lung cancer from smoking?

What kind of doctor would someone see if they are concerned about lung cancer from smoking?

Teams of doctors.: A primary care doctor can help make the initial diagnosis based on clinical symptoms and refer to a specialist at that point. A medical oncologist can also diagnose lung cancer based on imaging, and biomarker studies. A thoracic surgeon or surgical oncologist can diagnose lung cancer in doing a lung biopsy or lung resection depending on the type and size of the tumor(s). ...Read more

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Dr. David Cooke
758 doctors shared insights

Lung Cancer (Overview)

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 look under a microscope".


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How is lung cancer usually diagnosed?

How is lung cancer usually diagnosed?

Symptom, signs: And imaging, then a biopsy. Cough, wt loss, history of smoking leads to an x-ray, then a ct scan showing location and what else seemingly is involved. A biopsy through a scope or a needle directed by the imaging ct collects cells for analysis. Treatment depends on what is involved, how healthy you are, and what you tolerate. ...Read more

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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
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Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See dermatologist for check ups
2x year
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What are some of the first symptoms of lung cancer?

What are some of the first symptoms of lung cancer?

Can be many: Typical symptoms of lung cancer can be unintentional weight loss, coughing up blood, chest pain, night sweats, and some fevers and even pneumonia. But, usually, when you get these symptoms, the cancer is quite advanced. That's the problem with lung cancer: usually, it starts so small that you don't have symptoms. Then, when you do have symptoms, it is frequently too late. ...Read more

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What causes lung cancer?

What causes lung cancer?

Several causes...: But the most common correlation with lung cancer is smoking. Smoking alone will increase your risk of lung cancer by about 20 times by smoking one pack per day for twenty years. Other sources can be genetic (alpha-1 antitrypsin disorder), related to environmental exposures that are inhaled, or other less common reasons. ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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How could lung cancer be treated?

How could lung cancer be treated?

Depends...: ...On the kind of cancer and the stage. Small cell cancer is typically treated with chemotherapy plus/minus radiation. Non small cell may be treated with surgery, radiation, or chemo, be it separately or in combination. If this is about you or a relative, the treating oncologist should go over the treatment plan that applies to the specific situation. ...Read more

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How could lung cancer be prevented?

How could lung cancer be prevented?

No smoking: Smoking is the biggest risk factor for lung cancer. If you are a non-smoker, keep it up. If you are a smoker, it is never too late to quit. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: lung cancer?

What is the definition or description of: lung cancer?

NCI: 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 look under a microscope". ...Read more

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How does lung cancer affect the nervous system?

How does lung cancer affect the nervous system?

Lung ca: the major way is through metastasis to the brain or the spine. This way minor or major neurological issues may arise. This would make the disease a stage 4 ...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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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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