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Lung Cancer Muscle Weakness
78 yrd uncle has lung cancer bone mets now weakness in legs, blood transfusions 3 x pwk & referred to palliative team. How long left approx.?
Difficult to say: I'm sorry to hear about your uncle. We try to refrain from "predicting" when an individual may succumb to an illness because truly there are too many factors coming into play. That being said, usually palliative care referrals imply that the patient is not expected to survive more than 6-12 weeks more. We don't have crystal balls and frequently patients surprise us. ...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
Could a sed rate over 100 concern for cancer if blood counts are normal? symptoms is terrible muscle aches, stiffness, and some muscle weakness 79 y/o man.
Less likely: High sed rates indicate inflammation. The complaints of muscle aches and weakness and stiffness suggests poymyositis. Futher evaluation by a rheumatologist with muscle enzyme tests and possible muscle biopsy may be necessary. If proven a trial of steroid therapy would be helpful. Pulmonary involvement with interstitial lung disease can occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i'm having muscle weakness weight loss and its colon cancer, does that mean its spreading? Colonoscopy in 2 weeks.
Fatigue & muscle loss over last year. Some thick phlegm. Just had negative CT. Could this be early small cell lung cancer not yet showing on scan.
Small cell or oat ce: T cell tumor of the lung are usually diagnosed by the pathologist at autopsy. They are not usually the lung cancers picked up when you are alive. Those are adenocarcinomas, or carcinoid tumors of the lung. Helical CT scans are the most sensitive tests for picking these up. Best prevention is never to smoke tobacco or stop today. ...Read more
Pain in right shoulder blade. Circular motion with head cause pain in neck when I go to the right. Heart attack, lung cancer or just muscle sore?
33 y/m.6 months ago i have chest X-ray and CT scan thorax,both normal.recently 15-18 days have shoulder,neck,muscle and mild chest pain. lung cancer?
5 mo wait for rheum, is dermatomyositis w decreased lung vol a worry, or unikely w/ mild hand, eyelid rash, increasing prox muscle weakness, but neg c react, jo pos ssa, rf, ANA musc, joint pain numbness
See details: This issue needs immediate attention and a wait of 5 months is unacceptable. Have you family doctor call the rheumatologist directly to see if an appointment can be scheduled in the near future. If not, find another rheumatologist or consider a university center. ...Read more
Top of left shoulder and muscles that connect to clavicle hurt when i take deep breaths. Slight elbow pain as well. Lung cancer? Muscular?
Pain : Likely musculoskeletal, get an x-ray first.Get a more detailed answer ›
Had sore muscles back , neck , shoulders for 5 months. Read online it could be a symptom of lung cancer esp because of shoulder ache. I don't smoke .
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
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