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Upper right side back pain, tender to touch comes and goes, gets better with massage and hot packs. Ches CT normal, I am a smoker, is this lung cancer?

Upper right side back pain, tender to touch comes and goes, gets better with massage and hot packs. Ches CT normal, I am a smoker, is this lung cancer?

Probably not: Most cases of lung cancer would not present with tenderness to touch (sounds like a muscle issue), and a normal chest ct is reassuring. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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What does lung cancer look like?

What does lung cancer look like?

See pic: Self explanatory. That yellowish mass is a squamous cell carcinoma of the right lung. This is an autopsy picture. ...Read more

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Can lung cancer spread in family?

Can lung cancer spread in family?

No: Individual entity. Not infection. Not communicable.

But with smoking, exposure, second hand smoke several family members can have cancer. ...Read more

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If I smoke will I get lung cancer?

If I smoke will I get lung cancer?

15%: 15% of smokers (>100 cigarettes in a lifetime) develop lung cancer. 80% of all lung cancer is caused by smoking. If you stop smoking, your risk of lung cancer decreases each year after stopping. ...Read more

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Could car fumes cause lung cancer?

Could car fumes cause lung cancer?

Not likely: The vast majority of lung cancer is caused by smoking - i.e. First hand cigarette smoke. Lung cancer is rare in people who have never smoked. If car exhaust were an important contributor we'd see far more cancer in people who had never smoked. ...Read more

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Would a body scan show lung cancer?

Would a body scan show lung cancer?

May be: A question of the form can A show B is almost always answered maybe, because you cannot completely exclude the possibility that it may or may not demonstrate the finding in question.

also a mass has to have at least 1,000,000,000 cells before it is visible on a contemporary scan. ...Read more

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Can garlic help metastize lung cancer?

Not sure ? you mean: ...But garlic will neither make lung cancer spread (metastasize) nor treat metastatic lung cancer. ...Read more

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How do u know when u have lung cancer?

How do u know when u have lung cancer?

Not easy: It is difficult to catch it early. Some people might benefit from regular screening. Symptoms are more likely with advanced cases, they include cough, weight loss, shortness of breath, chest pain .... Etc. ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure lung cancer?

What is a good way to cure lung cancer?

Depends: This depends on the stage and performance status of the patients. Most of the time surgery is recommended. However certain early forms of lung cancer and advanced forms of lung cancer can be treated without surgery (ie chemotherapy and/or radiation) ...Read more

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How do I find out if this is lung cancer?

How do I find out if this is lung cancer?

Physical and tests. : Physical exam, evaluation of risk factors, chest x-ray and ct scan would be the initial way of diagnosing lung cancer. ...Read more

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What is the best oral drug for lung cancer?

What is the best oral drug for lung cancer?

No good answer: You must talk to a cancer doctor (oncologist) as there are many types of lung cancer and the treatments differ depending on the type. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of lung cancer?

Cough: The most common symptom of identified lung cancer is cough, followed by chest pain, shortness of breath, weight loss, followed by other constitutional findings. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of lung cancer?

What are the common symptoms of lung cancer?

From nothing: To terminal.
Early on, no symptoms. May be identified on x-ray or ct for something independent.
Cough
hemoptysis- coughing blood
pain in apex or chest wall
shortness of breath.
Progress from tiny, to small stage 1, to local spread to lymph nodes,
to spread with distant metastasis stage 4. ...Read more

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How come some smokers don't get lung cancer?

How come some smokers don't get lung cancer?

Not fully know: Not fully know, possibly genetics. Importantly, smoking is the primary risk factor for causing 90% of lung cancer. Though it is clear that some people who smoke their whole lives never develop lung cancer, quitting smoking remains the most important aspect of lung cancer prevention and should be strongly encouraged. ...Read more

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What are the tests for small cell lung cancer?

What are the tests for small cell lung cancer?

Diagnostic test: First of all, a biopsy needs to be done to establish a diagnosis. Once is confirmed, then staging work-up needs to be done that include- ct scan; a bone scan and imaging for the head- MRI brain will be preferable than ct scan- if possible. Discuss further with your oncologist. ...Read more

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Can lung cancer thats spread to chest be cured?

Depends: Lung cancer can go from localized (stage 1) to wide- spread (stage iv). If it goes from involving one lobe only, to more than one lobe, the lymph nodes in the chest, the other lung, the chest wall, or the other structures in the chest, the chances of cure drop significantly. Lung cancer is best treated when it is found early, and the most successful treatment is surgery. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of small cell lung cancer?

What are the symptoms of small cell lung cancer?

Shortness of breath: Shortness of breath and hemoptysis are common. Often they are asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic until you have extensive disease. Depending on the spread of disease, pain and neurologic issue can arise. ...Read more

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Can i possibly have lung cancer, how can I know?

Can i possibly have lung cancer, how can I know?

I guess you could...: ...Just like anybody else. You are young but is not impossible for that to happen. There is a lot of information about you lacking, like smoking history, family history, or symptoms, so i can't tell you much more. I suggest you visit your doc and address your concerns with him/her and see if there is any work up indicated. If you use tobacco products, please quit. ...Read more

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What is the age range for lung cancer in females?

What is the age range for lung cancer in females?

Lung cancer : Is unheard of in teens, getting struck by lightening more common than lung cancer in the twenties, and slow increases in each decade aftr. Median age is 70. Most commonly now is in a "former smoker" and having greater than 35 pack years of smoking (2 packs/day for 25 years = 50 pack-years). ...Read more

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If I smoked, should I get tested for lung cancer?

Screening: The national lung screening trial demonstrated survival advantage in patients who underwent low dose ct scan screening and were high risk. High risk is defined as heavy or former smokers (quit within 15 years) and aged 55-74. ...Read more

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Which form of lung cancer has the best prognosis?

Which form of lung cancer has the best prognosis?

Bronchoalveolar has: The least tendency to metastasize (travel), but tantalizes surrgeons because it seems cured, and can pop up later. It has the best prognosis for surviving for 5 years, but it's because it commonly grows slowly not becuase doctors' interventions produce the desired effect. Also, new biologic markers (egfr) and mutations may indicate response to drugs. ...Read more

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How much lung cancer can you have and not know it?

How much lung cancer can you have and not know it?

Alot: Lung cancer, unlike some other maligancies can grow and spread becoming metastatic before any symtpoms devlope. ...Read more

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How do I know if i could possibly have lung cancer?

How do I know if i could possibly have lung cancer?

Depends: Best is a ct scan. However, if you don't have symptoms, there are guidelines about who should have a screening ct. ...Read more

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What are the end symptoms of someone with lung cancer?

What are the end symptoms of someone with lung cancer?

End of life lung ca: The end of life with any cancer can be very similar, but for lung cancer patients it usually goes something like this:they have pain, pain meds are given, they quit eating, they sleep more and more and when they are awake they have pain or can't breath so more pain meds are given, which causes them to sleep more.The last few days are filled with sleep& irregular breathing hopefully with pain controlld. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the best way to cure lung cancer?

Please help! what is the best way to cure lung cancer?

Surgery: All things considered, surgery gives the best results for cure. This is dependent on stage at the time of presentation, with earlier stage cancers more likely to be amenable to complete removal and potential cure. This may be in conjunction with chemotherapy and/or radiation, either before or after surgery. ...Read more

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. Ron Eaker
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Hot Flashes (Definition)

Hot flashes are feelings of warmth that are most intense in the head, neck, and chest areas. They can result in extreme perspiration, which can lead to chills. Hot flashes are generally linked to menopause but might also be a result ...Read more