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Should i see my dr about weight gain? I am a 46 yr old female. I was always active and very fit, until 2001 my father passed suddenly from lung cancer and i went into a 2 year depression, which i fight even now. This is when i started gaining weight. I ha

Should i see my dr about weight gain? I am a 46 yr old female. I was always active and very fit, until 2001 my father passed suddenly from lung cancer and i went into a 2 year depression, which i fight even now. This is when i started gaining weight. I ha

Unfortunate: Please accept our condolences for your loss and ongoing challenges. I strongly encourage open and honest dialogue with your primary care physician even if there is "nothing going on". Your health should be managed in partnership with your family physician. He/she can really help in many areas including but not limited to depression and weight. Be well. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Stage IV patient , lungs cancer after kidney tumor.2months after diagnosis, weight gain & good appetite, always hungry.No symptoms as doc said.Confused?

Stage IV patient , lungs cancer after kidney tumor.2months after diagnosis, weight gain & good appetite, always hungry.No symptoms as doc said.Confused?

Unclear: If the diagnosis of stage 4 long cancer is correct, this may be the calm before the storm. If the diagnosis is not correct, that could be the reason there are no other symptoms. The issue is really more complex than be sorted put on this forum. Need lots more info. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I've had a gastric sleeve in less than a year and and at the same being treated for lung cancer and started putting the weight back on what do I do?

I've had a gastric sleeve in less than a year and and at the same being treated for lung cancer and started putting the weight back on what do I do?

Don't worry : Your lung cancer treatment is top priority. Try not to worry about your weight. You need good nutrition and enough calories to get through treatment. And some of your medications may be causing your weight gain. Love yourself during this hard time, and know that we oncologists prefer patients to be hefty rather than gaunt during treatment! good luck! ...Read more

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I have stage 111 lung cancer with COPD but can't eat much anymore. Don't want chemo. How fast do you die from losing weight?

I have stage 111 lung cancer with COPD but can't eat much anymore. Don't want chemo. How fast do you die from losing weight?

Eat: Eat smaller meals throughout the day and try to drink boost or ensure "milkshakes" three times a day. There are medicines to help you as well talk to your oncologist. http://www.lungcanceralliance.org/what-if-i-am-diagnosed/side-effect-management/loss-of-appetite.html ...Read more

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Stage 4 lung cancer, given 12 months 18 months ago, lost heaps of weight, now large mass in kidneys, need to know how long left to take kids 4 l visit?

Stage 4 lung cancer, given 12 months 18 months ago, lost heaps of weight, now large mass in kidneys, need to know how long left to take kids 4 l visit?

Cancer prognosis: Sorry to hear about the grim diagnosis. It's impossible to tell exactly high much longer without knowing the functional status of the person. 6 months is generic survival span in most cases, but it can be more or less than that depending on the aggressiveness of the cancer, etc. ...Read more

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Lung cancer late symptom are cough with blood weight loss what are the earlier symptoms ?

None : It is rare for early lung cancer to have symptoms at all. The vast majority of patients with symptoms unfortunately have advanced, incurable disease. There are data suggesting that screening may be of help in certain high risk populations but at the end, reducing risk by not participating in the consumption of tobacco products is the best you can do. Be healthy. ...Read more

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My dad is experiencing unexplained weight loss despite his cured lung cancer. please suggest how to increase it.his appetite is fine?

My dad is experiencing unexplained weight loss despite his cured lung cancer. please suggest how to increase it.his appetite is fine?

Cancer: You have listed lung cancer with bone metastasis. This is not curable. What treatments did he have? why are you under the impression that he was "cured"? The unexplained or unintentional weight loss is due to cancer (consumption disease) until proven otherwise. Return to your oncologist for workup. ...Read more

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I'm loosing weight, finding dried up blood in my nose, and I have a cough, which is getting better. I don't smoke, so it can't be lung cancer, can it?

I'm loosing weight, finding dried up blood in my nose, and I have a cough, which is getting better. I don't smoke, so it can't be lung cancer, can it?

Very unlikely: From the information you provided the risk of lung cancer is minimal. You may try applying a small amount of an emollient in the nares. Do apply only small amount as you do not want the emollient to be inhaled. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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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)

From national cancer institute: "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 non-small cell lung cancer. These types are diagnosed based on how the cells ...Read more