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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
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
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
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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
That is a vague?: Are you a nurse? Do you deal with oncology nursing? Please give us some background which may better help us to address your question. ...Read more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
My dad will be given cisplatin for squamos carcinoma cell of a mass removed from neck. Is this medicine strong on him? Pet scan clear of mestatsis.
Dose is tailored: Platinum-based medication in treatment of squamous cell cancers after surgery, and often in addition to radiation is the drug of choice. Depending on your dad's kidney function, and overall status, dose of the medication can be adjusted. Sister drug to cisplatin is carboplatin and sometimes used. Erbitux is a new alternative, different side effects, not as effective. ...Read more
The drug is taxotere (docetaxel) and cyclophosphamide used in chemo due to early stage of invasive lobular carcinoma does side effect cause insomia, depression?
Chemo and cancer: Dealing with cancer and its treatment is not something easy to do in many cases. Not only it is affecting your physical condition, emotionally, you can also develop anxiety, depressed mood, depression etc through out the battle. The chemo themselves do not give you insomnia. However, steroids are given prior to chemo, and this can cause insomnia. Depression/anxiety cause insomnia too. ...Read more
No: Different drugs and drug combinations are used for different cancers. ...Read more
Need more clarity: Please be more specific...which drug and what inhibitor are you asking about???? tell us what exactly is in your mind. Right now it is not clear to me! ...Read more