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Doctor insights on: Lung Cancer And Uneven Pupil Dilation

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I have heard of skin cancer, lung cancer and many other cancers, but never eye cancer. Does it exist and is it fatal?

I have heard of skin cancer, lung cancer and many other cancers, but never eye cancer. Does it exist and is it fatal?

Yes and Yes: There two major types of eye cancer, retinoblastoma affects childern and melanoma affects older people. Both can be fatal. ...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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Could an eye orbital mass be metastatic lung cancer from a 11 mm lung nodule, with no swollen glands or other evidence of cancer?

Could an eye orbital mass be metastatic lung cancer from a 11 mm lung nodule, with no swollen glands or other evidence of cancer?

Time has taught me..: ..That with cancer almost anything is possible. That said, it would be unlikely for a 1cm lung "nodule" to go only to the orbit, especially if it is not proven to be cancer. I would suggest you discuss this with your doc (there may be details he/she knows that we don't) but seems to me that further imaging or maybe a biopsy are considerations if either of those 2 lesions are suspicious enough. ...Read more

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Can doctor drops cause uneven pupil dilation?

Can doctor drops cause uneven pupil dilation?

Yes.: This can be either due to the drops that the doctor uses in each eye or due to a difference in each iris of the person who is being dilated. The doctor may use a stronger combination of drops in one eye resulting in uneven pupil dilation. The iris of one eye may have an anatomical difference in its make-up that is either congenital or acquired (trauma) that could lead to uneven pupil dilation. ...Read more

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I have uneven pupil dilation. Is this harmful or harmless?

I have uneven pupil dilation. Is this harmful or harmless?

See an eye doctor: It can be normal, especially if it has always been present. There are certain conditions that can lead to one pupil dilating more (or less) than the other. If the pupil difference is new, it should be evaluated by an eye doctor soon. The condition itself is usually harmless, but the underlying cause needs to be addressed. ...Read more

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Mum as lung cancer of left lung she's pallative care n now having bad pain on her right side not were the tumor is wht can this be she is on oramorph?

Mum as lung cancer of left lung she's pallative care n now having bad pain on her right side not were the tumor is wht can this be she is on oramorph?

Contact the Dr: The palliative care team needs to be informed of this ASAP. Their mission is to provide your mother with as comfortable a life as possible. They'll respond quickly and helpfully. Call then now! Sorry for your situation and your Mother's distress. I believe the'll help with both. ...Read more

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How long will pupil dilation last?

How long will pupil dilation last?

Depends...: ..Atropine can last a week. Mydriacyl (tropicamide) about 4 hours. ...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?

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?

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 that's 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

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


Pupil (Definition)

The pupil is the opening in the iris inside of the eye though which light is focused on the retinal film at the back of the eye. The iris can open and close in response to light to vary the amount inside the eye. It is what looks red, in the ...Read more