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Lung Cancer And Secondary Bone Cancer Prognosis
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
Metastasis noted in bone in pelvic region. Now person is noted as stage 4 lung cancer given about 3 months to live. How accurate is this prognosis?
Clinical trials: This is not bone cancer. It is lung cancer that has metastasized (travelled) to the bones. This is stage 4. There are different types of lungs cancer (nonsmall cell, small cell...). Some has certain mutations (abnormal genes) that can be targeted with new drugs (crizotinib for alk+ lung cancer, tarceva (erlotinib) or egfr + lung cancer...). You should also discuss with your doctor about clinical trials. ...Read more
My grandpa is 75 yrs old and suffering from lung cancer it has spread to bones .what stage is he in .
Unclear question: Did you mean cancer with metastatic disease to lung, liver and bone? What is the primary cancer (from which organ the initial cancer cell originated)? Either way widely metastatic disease has poor dismal prognosis with short life expectancy - so its important to figure out whats the primary as different cancer usually respond to therapy differently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There is always hope: The medical statistics for someone who has cancer spread to multiple parts of the body do vary by what kind of cancer it is. Even though the average five year survival rates are low, it turns out that sometimes people defy the odds and survive longer than the statistics suggest is likely. Don't give up hope while there are still treatment options available, sometimes the results are unexpected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been having sharp pains in my right collar bone area all day today. The pain come on when I breath deep. Do I have lung cancer?
Probably Not: Lung cancer is unusual is someone your age. The pains may be musculoskeletal, but could be related to other problems with the lungs, such as a pneumothorax (collapsed lung). If the pain continues to worsen or doesn't go away with over the counter pain medicine then you should see a doctor for an examination. ...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
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
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