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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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Lung cancer has spread not to the brain but the bones actually, how long to live or what's the survival rate if i go through chemo?

Lung cancer has spread not to the brain but the bones actually, how long to live or what's the survival rate if i go through chemo?

Depends on a number : Of factors. Discuss with your team of docs (orthopod, oncologist, pcp & any other specialitist that you may need). Chemo/radiation are generally best options, with some surgical procedure to stabilize a broken or a bone that is weakened (but not yet broken). The idea is to improve the quality of life for as long as possible. Survival is dependent on cancer type and its response to the meds.. ...Read more

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Would my doctor be able to see whether my lung cancer has spread to my lymph nodes on a CT scan?

Would my doctor be able to see whether my lung cancer has spread to my lymph nodes on a CT scan?

Yes, but with just a: Little more accuracy than a coin-flip based on size. Ct's miss small things, and falsely label benign things cancer. Proving nodal positivity is helped with pet scans, endoscopic ultrasonography with esophagoscopy or bronchoscopy, and sometimes surgery. Why the fuss? If nodes are +, the role of surgery is limited, and surgery is no picnic, and despite trying to prove its benefit, we're not sure. ...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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How quickly can lung cancer spread?

How quickly can lung cancer spread?

Depends: Depends on the type of lung cancer, the location, and the person's overall immune status. ...Read more

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How quickly does lung cancer spread?

How quickly does lung cancer spread?

Very variable: This varies with cancer type and route of spread among other factors. At the time of diagnosis, small cell lung cancer is more often already spread to other organs. Non-small cell cancer can stay as small lung nodules for a couple of years before picking up speed. Spreading via the blood vessels can be sometimes faster than spread through the lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Can lung cancer thats spread to chest be cured?

Can lung cancer thats 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 if lung cancer spread to spine?

What if lung cancer spread to spine?

Depends: When cancer spreads to the spine it can weaken the vertebral bodies resulting in compression fractures. Severe fracture may cause impingement of the spinal cord requiring surgery to decompress and sometime stabilize the segment. ...Read more

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Why is lung cancer spread through the mediastinum dangerous?

Usually incurable: Once lung cancer spreads to the mediastinum, usually to the lymph nodes, but also other organs, it is generally incurable by surgical resection or other treatments. ...Read more

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From your experience How long could a person live with lung cancer that has spread into the airways? Also has lymphnode cancer.

From your experience How long could a person live with lung cancer that has spread into the airways? Also has lymphnode cancer.

It varies: Lung cancer does not spread to the airways, it begins there. The range of likely life span -- or the possibility of a cure -- depends on the specific type of lung cancer. There are at least a dozen common subtypes and genetic variants. Get the facts, and then be strong and discerning. ...Read more

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How commonly can lung cancer spread to the nose?

Extremely rare: Extremely rare. Usually late stage lung cancer metastasizes to bones, liver and brain. ...Read more

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Can lung cancer spread to stomach?

Can lung cancer spread to stomach?

Yes: http://goo.gl/qyxxk4 "...The most frequent tumors involved in secondary gastric sites are melanoma, breast, and lung cancer..." http://goo.Gl/r2bnbz "...Reported that the incidence of gastric metastasis was 1.7% in 1010 autopsy cases and that the most common cancers metastasizing to the stomach were breast cancer, melanoma and lung cancer..." http://goo.Gl/tjkovg. ...Read more

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How would lung cancer (tumor) spread to the brain?

How would lung cancer (tumor) spread to the brain?

Blood vessels : The cancer grows into small blood vessels and sheds cells that move through the blood stream to distant sites, lung, then rest of body. ...Read more

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Is there a surgical cure for lung cancer that has spread to the hip?

Is there a surgical cure for lung cancer that has spread to the hip?

No: There is no cure for lung cancer that has spread to the hip. Once you have lung cancer outside of the chest, you have metastatic disease, stage iv, which is considered not curable. It is treatable. So the hip can be treated with surgery, radiation or chemotherapy that may improve your symptoms. But the likelihood of curing lung cancer at this stage is very small. ...Read more

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What Lymph Nodes Does Lung Cancer Spread To?

Potential multiple: Depends on location of primary.but -- Intra lobar, mediastinal, para tracheal, Supraclavicular, cervical ...Read more

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Can oral cancer be as dangerous as lung cancer and does oral cancer spread?

Can oral cancer be as dangerous as lung cancer and does oral cancer spread?

No difference: In late stages oral cancer for example may spread to a cancer in the lungs or the brain, which was not the location of the original, primary neoplasm. ...Read more

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How much time after lung cancer spreads to the lymph nodes is death expecter?

How much time after lung cancer spreads to the lymph nodes is death expecter?

It varies: Occasionally there are still cures with disease in the nodes. With today's treatments, survival is often measured in years. Cherish each day, and be aware of the eventual outcome in your life planning, but don't expect anyone to tell you 'How long'. It's simply not predictable. ...Read more

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Can a diagnosis of lung cancer which already has spread to the liver, be mistaken for something else?

Can a diagnosis of lung cancer which already has spread to the liver, be mistaken for something else?

Infection: Clinical presentation of the patient and a confirmatory biopsy would be necessary if there was a question as to the diagnosis. ...Read more

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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


Dr. David Cooke
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Lung Cancer (Definition)

Cancer that forms in tissues of the lung, usually in the cells lining air passages. The two main types are small cell lung cancer and ...Read more