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Lung Cancer And Low Sodium Levels
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
Sodium low 132, potasium low3.4 experiencing fatigue&muscle/weight loss Any sugestions on what could be causing these? Ocult Smallcell lung cancer?
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your results are only marginally low and may be your normal. You may try drinking something like Gatorade, but for rest of the issues, you need to consult the doctor who ordered the tests as s/he know more about your health. ...Read more
How reassured would you be that you did not have lung cancer if you had a negative CT scan but still had fatigue weightloss, thick phlegm& low sodium?
CT scans don't: lie,and their resolution is very good.. I would be 90% reassured,but II would look for other cause of your symptoms,mostly endocrinologic. Has anyone thought about Addisons disease,for example,or thyroid disorder? see an Endocrinologist as soon as you can. ...Read more
Low sodium&fatigue&muscle loss 1year.CT scan was clear in feb16.testosterone low cortisol high. Could this be small cell lung cancer missed by CT?
Lo Na, testosterone: CT scan is fairly accurate.Testosterone can be low with age . Liver issues can cause low sodium low testosterone muscle wasting and fatigue. The fatigue can be from the low sodium. Cortisol may appear high due to low protein binding. Kidney disease can also affect sodium balance., as can thyroid disease. Drinking too much pure water is also a cause as is dehydration-Would f/u/ w/ endocrinology ...Read more
Are you more likely to get some kind of lung cancer if you have extremely low levels of IgG subclass 3?
Have muscle atrophy and fatigue. Low sodium,vitD&B12. CT of chest,ab&,pel was neg. Not celiacs or thyroid. Ideas on cause, worried about lung cancer?
Bad actor: Small cell at any stage beyond stage 1 = small, peripheral, has a bad prognosis. Get the devils and discuss. Less than 2 years is common. ...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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