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Lung Cancer Fever Chills
Would a chest xray show lung cancer? I had CT of chest nov 2012 and it was clear. I have +ana elevated sed and low grade fevers.Up back pain 1 year.
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
My dad had 4 weeks of radiation for non-small cell lung cancer 3 weeks ago and since has been experiencing continual body shakes -no fever- controlled by advil (ibuprofen). Drs don't know the cause..Any ideas?
Complex answer: It is not likely some sort of "radiatio sickness." he may have a paraneoplastic syndrome as noted. He may have disease elsewhere (brain) and be having minor seizures. He may be having a reaction to a drug. What he needs is to be seen by another md, perhaps a set of labs and screens for paraneoplastic workup (experienced person) and perhaps and mr of the brain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lung cancer metasised to the liver stage 4 suffering from stomach pains fever lethargy severe constipation given prognosis less than a year 3 months ago what am I also to expect before the end is near?
Can vary: If the tumor in the liver is progressing, that can cause severe pain but can also eventually cause liver failure and increasingly more lethargy and eventually coma which can be a "god-send" if there is no hope of improving your situation. In a coma, you will likely feel little pain or feel much of anything at all. If liver pain is a large problem, several high doses of radiation therapy may help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not necessarily: An infiltrate seen on a cxr or ct scan can be cancer or infection (pneumonia) or inflammation. It is by no means definitive for cancer. If it looks suspecious enough on the scan, the next steps are further imaging or direct biopsy of the abnormality. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptom, signs: And imaging, then a biopsy. Cough, wt loss, history of smoking leads to an x-ray, then a ct scan showing location and what else seemingly is involved. A biopsy through a scope or a needle directed by the imaging ct collects cells for analysis. Treatment depends on what is involved, how healthy you are, and what you tolerate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Chills may occur at the beginning of an infection and are usually associated with a fever. Chills are caused by rapid muscle contraction and relaxation, and are the body's way of generating heat when it feels that it is cold. Chills often predict the coming of a fever, or an increase in ...Read more
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