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Lung Cancer And Hot Flashes
How to reduce or stop hot flashes and excessive sweating from menopause but without HRT because I'm breast cancer survivor?
Damiana, menopause: Damiana has been widely used, and is reportedly useful for a number of conditions, including imbalanced female hormones. Many women have reported reduction in night sweats and vaginal dryness associated with menopause. It is best taken as a tincture. Black Cohosh is another consideration, but use should be limited to short periods of time due to the potential for liver damage. ...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
My grandma has metastatic breast cancer in her ribs & spine, she keeps getting these hot flushes. Causes?
Medications?: Ask her medical oncologist. Some of the treatments she is getting could cause those symptoms. Is she having fevers? The medical oncoligist would likely want her to watch for signs of fever, infections, or check for low white blood cell count (neutropenia). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Florida living: A lifetime of increased UV sun exposure (not heat),wherever it happens,is associated with a few things, including an increased risks of possible skin cancer,so be checked by the doctor Another fact is that cataracts (that form in everybody if they live long enough) will start to form a few years earlier if you have a lifetime of increased UV exposure, but there are other factors so have fun in FL ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Got hysterectomy in June 2013 as part of cancer treatment. When will menopausal symptoms like hot flashes go away?
Face feels swollen but isn't, shortness of breath, shoulder pressure points, some fatigue. Afraid of a lung or lymphoma type cancer. age 22 non smoker?
Get eval: At 22yo unless you have some family history there would not be a high probability or cancer or lymphoma, and it is good you do not smoke. Get an evaluation by the doc and get your fears alleviated and at the same time get treated for what is causing you to be short of breath, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mom has several 4mm nodules on her lungs. Never used tobacco. Family history of lung cancer. Has cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, chest's tight?
Mgt: Among possible causes are infection, malignancy. I would suggest samples from her airway be sent for testing. A TB test to rule out TB may be ordered. A virtual consult can be booked online and her Chest images viewed at that time. ...Read more
30 yr old female. Shortness of breath & slight pain when breathing deeply. Former light smoker (5years, 18-23) and 2 chest CTs. Is it lung cancer?
Unlikely: From what you described, it is unlikely that you have lung cancer. However, it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Chest congestion & lots throat clearing, many choking episods specialy during sleep.Had pap thyroid cancer & didn't follow for rai. Is it lung cancer?
Conclusions: Don't jump to conclusions. Don't feel guilty about the rai, just get it checked out so you can stop guessing what's happening. ...Read more
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Breast cancer and uterine cancer in my family. I have back/leg with ovarian volume at 49ml, 19mmthicken endomet wall. Constipation and pelvic pain?
Get tested.: I can't tell you what your doctor should do, but i would be aggressive with you. You didn't give enough info to say much. How old are you? You have a family history of breast &/or ovarian cancer: who are they? One side of the family or both. Have you had genetic testing? Talk to your doctor about these issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have same symptoms in tonsillitis and Throat cancer I'm 20 and smoke occasionally scared its cancer?
Quit smoking: If you smoke you will be taking a risk for developing throat Cancer. If you have scare/fear of Cancer then you have to adopt a healthy lifestyle which means eat healthy and avoid dangerous chemicals like tobacco and alcohol use. Sore throat from tonsillitis will settle down by itself in 1-2 weeks. ...Read more
They found some lung nodules in dec just really scared i also have chest pain and shortness of breath sometimes im scared of lung cancer.
Light headed, dizziness, cold chills, hot sweats, pain in the eyes, had hysterectomy, female aged 47, had heart and carotids checked, both ok. Bp, ok.
It : It is not clear to me how long you you have had these symptoms. I am glad that you had a cardiac and carotid artery evaluation, and that your blood pressure is normal. Your symptoms sound very concerning. It may be helpful to write down your symptoms and discuss them with your doctor in case further testing needs to be performed. It may also be helpful to keep a journal of your symptoms to see if there seems to be anything that is exacerbating them. ...Read more
Can non aggressive breast cancer metastasize to bone? I have er/pr+, her2- breast cancer w tumors in spine and rib. Dr unsure both are related.
Yes, unfortunately: Unfortunately, er/pr positive, her2 negative breast cancer metastasizes to bone quite commonly. On the good side, it usually responds to treatment with hormonal therapy, radiation, and bone strengthening medications very well and patients can live for years. If this is the first possible sign of metastatic disease it is often reasonable to get a biopsy to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are some health problems that can cause premature menapause? Im only 31. Symptoms already r hot flashes, breast tenderness, low fever, cold, ect
No period in 3 yrs bloated & heavy breasts but not pregnant, no hot flashes always cold. Have thyroid nodules and fibroids. Is this menopause or pcos?
Probably neither...: Please see a doctor -live, in person - not everything can be diagnosed online, and you sound like you could use the help...Do it. ...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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