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Medicine For Bronchogenic Carcinoma
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
Lung Cancer: That is another name for lung cancer. There are many types of lung cancer, including squamous cell, adenocarcinoma, small cell carcinoma, and metastatic carcinoma (spread from other areas of the body). There are many things that increase risk, especially smoking. Here is a website you can explore. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/index ...Read more
Cough, blood in: Sputum. Smoking is the major cause of brochogenic cancer. The symptoms include cough, blood in sputum. With advancing disease patient may develop pneumonia due to obstruction of the bronchus, causing fever, shortness of breath. Later the person experiences weakness, weight loss, bone pain, seizures etc. ...Read more
Widely varied: Most lung cancer causes no symptoms. Symptomatic cancer is less likely to be curable. Symptoms include; cough (with or without blood), chest pain, shortness of breath. To make it more confusing, the vast majority of people with these symptoms don"t have cancer. Rarely symptoms come from when the tumor produces a hormone that causes symptoms, or antibodies against the tumor cause symptoms. ...Read more
Lung cancer: Most lung cancers arise from the lining of the bronchial tree and are called bronchogenic carcinomas. See this site for general information. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/lung-cancer/ds00038. ...Read more
Exposures: Smoking exposure is the biggest risk. Even second hand smoke. Also radon in homes, asbestos, and various chemical exposures can cause lung and other cancers. There is of course underlying genetic disposition and that's why there are people who have smoked a lifetime but did not get lung cancer. But even these people shortened their lifespan because of all the problems like heart disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Home Treatment: For lung cancer is not an idea i can support, condone, or help you with. It's difficult to manage with a sophisticated team. The kind (bronchoalveolar to small cell), pace, travel potential, and potential cure versus staying home might be the right thing, needs to be worked out by folks that wil listen to you, but know what they are talking about. Home alone is like in the woods with grizzlies! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Tough: The treatment of lung cancer can involve surgery, chemo, and/or radiation therapy and will almost certainly be a tough, emotionally and physically challenging road. Talk to your doctor about what your treatment will entail and what to expect. You and your fiance might also look into support groups for both of you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are you asking: What information are you seeking? Lung cancer is treated with surgery, and/or radiation, and/or chemotherapy. Nursing and non-medical interventions may be used for palliation of symptoms while going through treatment, or so-called "comfort care" when a person does not want, or will not benefit from direct treatment of the cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
She has options: Discuss with her oncologist the extent of her lung cancer and the type and stage. The oncologist will tell you the options available to your mom for her condition and age. Depending on stage and what she is a candidate for, she will have options of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy available. Though sometimes the disease can be far advanced and cause symptoms, there are options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prognosis: Unfortunately to present with a new lung cancer with brain metastasis generally carries a poor prognosis with median survival generally measured in few months. Survival prediction is always difficult and has a lot to do with 'performance status', ie how well a patient is carrying on with activities of daily living. Specific cell type, size of tumor, extent of metastasis in brain and elsewhere. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I depends: If there is a single brain lesion and the lung primary is small, surgery then possible chemo and radiation could lead to a good outcome. Unfortunately that is usually not the story. Many patients have large lung tumors and several brain lesions. In that case we try to palliate symptoms and get some survival improvement, but that is often measured in months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgery/Chemo/XRT: Depending on the stage, bronchogenic carcinoma can be treated several ways. Early stage disease in patients suitable for surgery may be treated with surgery alone . Advanced non metastatic patients are usually treated with combination chemotherapy and radiation. Patients unsuitable for surgery due to other illness, but still early stage may be treated with stereotactic ablative body radiation. ...Read more
Hi this nagarjun this is wrt my dear friend anupam who is fighting with renal cell carcinoma in advanced stage. No medicine is working. Please help.
I'm so sorry: The best drugs for metastatic renal cell carcinoma are pazopanib, axitinib, sorafenib, and sunitinib. If these aren't working, then a clinical trial might be an option. But it sounds like your friend might die, and may already know that deep down. You can help by comforting, listening, and facing this together. It is a profound gift to be with someone at death, just like at birth. Be at peace. ...Read more
My husband has been diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma and he is taking nexavar; I would like to know if you have experience with this drug resu?
Yes: Nexavar, also called sorafenib, is an oral drug that was approved in 2007 for treating hepatocellular carcinoma that cannot be surgically removed. It delays the growth of the tumor, but it does not cure it. Diarrhea, hair loss, and hand/foot syndrome (redness and peeling of hands and feet) are the main side effects. Good luck to you both! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma 11 years ago,but I prefer to follow a naturopathic doctor, may i know your opinion about naturophatic medicine?
No: People should stick with our regular allopathic medicine. There are as many ways to practice regular allopathic medicine as there are doctors. Each doctor is a little different in personality and practice style. After all, we're all human. I don't recommend any other types of "doctors". ...Read more
I've had a papillary carcinoma, or a type of thyroid cancer does anyone know any diet or alternative medicine for this?
Is mitomycin-n, an injectible medicine, a possible alternative to radiation therapy for cheek carcinoma?
No: Chemotherapy alone is not generally used for treating cancers of the head & neck. Surgery may be an alternative to radiation therapy for cheek cancers. Depending on the extent of the cancer, surgery could be significantly more morbid than radiation therapy. You might consider a consultation at a multi-disciplinary program with head & neck surgeons, radiation oncologists & medical oncologists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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