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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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Which type of specialist can test me for small cell lung cancer (the types of lung malignancy that cannot be seen on xray)?

Which type of specialist can test me for small cell lung cancer (the types of lung malignancy that cannot be seen on xray)?

Pulmonary: If you have some cause or reason, symptoms that would in any way cause concern for a possible lung cancer, than a lung specialist (pulmonary dr.) would be able to diagnose a you accordingly, which may include a history and physical examination, possible testing including labs, x-rays, and possible diagnostic bronchoscopy. ...Read more

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Scan found plaques on lungs, never worked with asbestos, what will be treatment, going lung specialist, does this mean cancer....

  Scan found plaques on lungs,  never worked with asbestos, what will be treatment, going lung specialist, does this mean cancer....

Not always: Asbestos exposure may have occurred but you may not be aware of it. Asbestosis is plaque like scarring without cancer in that setting. Other causes of scarring can look similar. But since cancer is possible, you need to see the lung specialist to get to the bottom of the problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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Had specialist lung dr check xray 3 months ago said nothing sinister other than calcium spots now have pain between shoulder blades.. Cancer?

Had specialist lung dr check xray 3 months ago said nothing sinister other than calcium spots now have pain between shoulder blades.. Cancer?

Not likely: Developing a calcifying cancer in the tissues of the back between the scapula would be rare. This is likely benign. Keep following it with your physician, though. ...Read more

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I have health anxiety. Had dry cough for 12wks. Had 3chest xrays. All clear. Plumbary specialist not concerned about lung cancer. Believe her? Worried

I have health anxiety. Had dry cough for 12wks. Had 3chest xrays. All clear. Plumbary specialist not concerned about lung cancer. Believe her? Worried

You NEED to stop: Worrying. It will stress you out more. Get a second opinion if you are still not convinced.Cough is all good, it is protective and a defense mechanism against aspirations. Take proper medications for whatever is causing the cough.Need more history and you need to be examined. Colds and allergies are very common causes for lingering coughing spells. Take charge for better quality of life. ...Read more

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2 months slight dry cough. Ex smoker for 14 yrs. 2xrays.Bloods all fine. Seen thoratic specialist. Suspect asthma. Could it be lung cancer. ?

2 months slight dry cough. Ex smoker for 14 yrs. 2xrays.Bloods all fine. Seen thoratic specialist. Suspect asthma. Could it be lung cancer. ?

Congratulations on: Quitting. I'm an ex-smoker off for 30 years. Relapsed many times before finally ditched them for good. You might see a pulmonary specialists to probe the cause of your cough, review your x-rays, and consider pulmonary function tests. It would establish a post-smoking baseline, but could reveal copd, asthma, other lung or heart ailment or that all is well. Highly unlikely that you have lung ca. ...Read more

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Had very slight dry cough and shoulder pain for 12 weeks. 3 chest xrays and bloods fine. Respitory specialist not concerned about lung cancer worried?

Had very slight dry cough and shoulder pain for 12 weeks. 3 chest xrays and bloods fine. Respitory specialist not concerned about lung cancer worried?

Not worried: Some respiratory illnesses take a while to resolve. Your doctor can guide you through this. Don't be too quick to assume you have cancer! remember, your doctor actually sees you - no one here does! ...Read more

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Cancer specialist , please: If a malignant tumor is surgically removed doesn't it spread cancer to other parts of the body? How can this be avoided?

Cancer specialist , please: If a malignant tumor is surgically removed doesn't it spread cancer to other parts of the body? How can this be avoided?

Cancers : Many cancers can spread to other parts of the body if left untreated. To prevent this spread, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of these cancers is key. ...Read more

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Does no growth on ultrasound of complex cyst mean it is definitely not cancer? Specialist said it can't be cancer if it hasn't changed in 2 months. ?

Does no growth on ultrasound of complex cyst mean it is definitely not cancer? Specialist said it can't be cancer if it hasn't changed in 2 months. ?

Complex cyst: 2 months of stability does not mean much in terms of ruling out malignancy. A year or two of stability favors a benign nature, but does not prove it. If a complex cyst has benign features it can be safely followed with serial ultrasound. If it has supicious features, if it is stable it will still have suspicious features. Not all complex cysts are created equally. ...Read more