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Lung Cancer And Increased Liver Enzymes
Can a diagnosis of lung cancer which already has spread to the liver, be mistaken for something else?
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
A friend of mine was just diagnosed with rectal cancer, liver cancer and lung cancer. What is his life expectancy?
My husband is terminally ill from stage IV lung cancer that has mestastised to his liver. taking navelbine. Will that cure him?
No, but...: It has a fair chance of slowing the tumor. Some folks live for months or perhaps even longer comfortably even with liver metastases from lung cancer, especially if the response to chemotherapy has been good. I hope the two of you will have more quality time together. It will be his and your decision, with advice from the oncologist, when to stop treatment and choose comfort measures only. ...Read more
She has stopped all chemo 4 lung cancer. i read 2 cleanse your liver & colon is excellent 4 cancer patients. what cleansing recommend best 2 do this.
What do you suggest if my husband is terminally ill from stage IV lung cancer that has mestastised to his liver. taking navelbine?
Quality of life: If his cancer is controlled with chemotherapy, and he is pleased with his quality of life, I would continue the treatment. The medical oncologist will know if other agents can be used if navelbine stops being effective. If quality of life is low with the chemotherapy, it is reasonable to stop treatment and pursue hospice. It is a very personal decision. ...Read more
Have lung cancer but was in remission with lobectomy 4 yrs. ago. now new lesion on liver is this mets.?
Work up required: There is a list of possible diagnoses for a new liver lesion, which includes recurrence and spread of your lung cancer, but also includes many other possibilities that are non-cancerous. A full-work up (a doctor's visit with interview, examination, and testing), possibly requiring biopsy, would be needed. ...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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