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Medicine For Heart Tumor
Cell types: The large majority of cancers arise in cells that are subject to turning over and being replaced, such as the epithelium of the skin, airways, gut, liver, and urinary / reproductive system, and the lymphoid and blood-making tissues. These let mutations be propagated. Skin, airway, gut and kidney are are also exposed to heavier doses of chemical mutagens; the heart muscle isn't. ...Read more
"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more
Unlikely: Myxomas are benign tumors. They are unlikely to cause pain as they grow very slowly. ...Read more
The heart: Lives in the middle medistinum. Lungs live on each side, the esophagus resides behind, the thymus and lymph nodes live amongst the blood vessels above and in front. The heart and function needs to be preserved as the adjacent tumor is treated with surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy. ...Read more
Anxiety is up I guess my heart beating fast can that make u feel weird n like u swaying kinda off balance scared inner or tumor dr say just anxiety ?
No: Av malformation just means that the arteries connect straight to the veins, bypassing capillaries. The blood will still flow normally back to the heart, it just may have a little bit of oxygen in it still (since all of it did not go into capillaries and supply to the soft tissues and bones). Av malformation just causes problems locally, if at all. Sometimes it's just an incidental finding. ...Read more
Out of the field: Cardiac mr is centered on the heart. You may see on the border of the field partial breast tissue, but cardiac mr is not dedicated to breast. It is not the same exam, no the same protocol. Palpation and mammogram are the best. If something shows on the cardiac mr, then do mammogram. ...Read more
Depends...: You need to consult a neurosurgeon about the brain tumours. Depending on the location, size and growth rate it can either be watched or may have to be removed. As for the hole in the heart the majority close by themselves or are too small to cause much problems. However if it is large or poses the risk of blood clot or infection it may need to be closed by a catheter or open heart surgery. ...Read more
It could be possible that a person survive if they have to have open heart surgery and have to have a tumor removed 6 weeks later?
Yes: Obviously a serious combination of problems, but survival is certainly very possible. ...Read more
Tumor in my chest and if it's benign and has to be removed it would need heart surgery. Would that mean recovery requires a clean room?
?: Not sure I get the gist of your question. ...Read more
I have a brain tumor it's on the cranial nerves 3, 5, 7. Would this cause a blockage in the heart? Or if its on x would it ?
No correlation: Craneal n. Emerge directly from the brain. Only 1 and 2 emerge from cerebrum. The next 10 emerge from brain stem. 3, 5, 7 control eye movements, sensation from face, control muscle of mastication and facial expression. 10 control laryngeal/pharyngeal muscle and muscle of voice. No association with coronary blockage. Tumor location correlate with cn dysfunction. Have faith and fight the disease. ...Read more
Can you tell me what is common with the following: fibroid tumors, congestive heart failure, chemotherhpy?
Nothing!: These are independent conditions which can occur in any one. No link in terms of causation. It is just the nature of ailments that can affect anyone by chance or by virtue of their biological make up. ...Read more
I had vats of the thymus done 2 weeks ago, they only got 80% of it out as the tumor had come out side and gone to my chest & heart, ?
Been having trouble speaking getting worse since may with headache on left side, no TIA doctor says could it be a tumor or heart getting worse ?
see a neurologist: No heart disease affects speech unless stroke occurs from heart disease. Neurologist can help make correct diagnosis. ...Read more
I have a friend who went to the doctor and they found a tumor in her lung area she said they cannot treat ir because it is too close to her heart ?
Misinterpreted: They might have meant unresectable not untreatable. They still need to figure out what it is. If cancerous, then decide what to do, if infectious, then treat. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Hypochondriac from anxiety? I read symptoms of certain things online (ie. Brain tumor, heart problems, etc) and "give" myself the issue right away.
Calm down: Rest assured that most of what you are worried about are very rare in 22 year olds. As others have suggested, read about what you are worried about and it should allay your concerns, and if not consult your doctor and get a referral to a psychiatrist or psychologist to help you with the anxieties. ...Read more
Can anxiety make your head funny n lightheaded n swaying feeling heart fast sometimes feels like I drop been Drs weekly really scared inner ear tumor?
What are the early signs of a brain tumor? And my heart feels heavy. Im only 19. Could this be a depression brain tumor or is it stress?
Where did you get that idea? Sounds more like youre depressed and wondering why.
A psychiatrist whould know significantly more about brain tumors and depressive problems than you do. Guessing leavesyou upset.
A depression is more likely that a brain tumor, but find out and get whatever helpyou need. ...Read more
Father 90, should go for 6 hr surgery of cheek tumor, (suffered heart attack in past and now need angiced on and off) or should he go for hospice?
Mohs' surgery?: If this is just a simple surgery for basal cell carcinoma on the skin of his cheek, then by all means encourage him to do it. (it's his choice.) my dad danced through it at age 91. If it's heavy-duty resection of a deep cancer in the mouth, have him review his options, including surgery and radiation. I'd want aggressive treatment as i'll be more comfortable later, but it's his call. ...Read more
My 88yr old father has 2 inch tumor and many paulipes in his colon, inoperable because of 90 percent blockage of heart valves. How long dos
Can't answer that: Sadly they do not allow me to answer 3rd party questions. ...Read more
Evaluation: You should see ENT to be evaluated and have CT to find the cause so be treated. ...Read more
Husband has tumor in his chest above his heart. He is having headaches, nose bleeds & chest pain. Should he be seen in ER?
Double pneumonia, coughing up blood, heart pumping at 5 percent and a clot or tumor on left ventricle of heart. How serious is this?
Very serious: Any one of those conditions by itself is a very serious issue. I hope whoever had all these is at least not suffering in pain. ...Read more
What is the life expectancy for a 79 yr old male with colon caner/tumor in colon and spread to the liver? history heart bypass, kidney fail diabetic?
Sadly not long: This sounds like a bad situation. Talk to your doctor and make sure he gets good supportive care with the help of his doctor and specialists. It is always difficult to estimate a time. It may be a matter of weeks. Also get an opinion from someone who knows him. All the best and God bless. ...Read more
I've had abnormal stools for years now and my chest feels covered cant feel my beat. I get red easily does that mean have cancer ? Stressing out about it. Mucus stool but no blood. Did X-ray for heart and blood work. Did catscan no sighn of tumor
Sounds ok but..: if stools red , bloody see gastroenterologist, if heart feels like what you said see cardiologist they can do the right tests, don't worry sounds not serious,especially if all labs including cbc,cmp,tsh, normal[complete blood count, comprehensive metabolic panel,thyroid stimulating hormone, vitamin d level[25[oh]D] , serum iron level . good lifestyle is all u can do, never smoke, mild alcohol.walk ...Read more
My dad has normal tests of liver and kidneys. Also normal urine test, vitamin b12, heart, mch, wbc, and no tumor. But got macrocytic anemia. Why?
Labs: How high is the MCV and how low is the Hb? A blood B12 can be misleading in come cases, a more definite test is needed, called Methylmalonic acid acid level along with RBC folate level and not just a pure folic acid level. If they are normal. In some cases a Homcystine level may be needed. Best of luck ...Read more
Been having a weird feeling past 8 months where my pulse / heart beat weaker in strength daily.I workout I don't feel pounding heart beat feeling. Lump in throat feeling nonstop . If no tumor in throat what can it be? Seen every kind of doc? Cancer?
Increased vagal tone: I checked with other physicians on Global Rounds & received only 1 reply which made any sense: increased parasympathetic (vagal) tone. Type "symptoms of increased parasympathetic tone" in Google to see what I mean. It may also explain the asthma / reactive airway disease that was detected on PFTs: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20044211. Trying to ID "causes of increased parasympathetic tone" ...Read more
Doctor on here diagnosed me with Cardioneurosis. With all the tests I've done. Ruled out heart doc / lung / gastro / ent . Lump feeling in throat and heart strength weak? But did a broncho and ent checked no tumor. So how do I treat? Driving me crazy
Consider CBT: A course of cognitive-behavioral therapy focused on restructuring your thinking about your overall health -- even if it turns out that there's something minor with the heart. If your exercise tolerance is reasonably normal and you passed the basic heart tests, your heart's okay. Consider also a lifestyle change -- hitting the gym hard, making friends with athletes -- could cure you. ...Read more
Squamous cell carcinoma esophageal cancer prsently spreaded in wind pipe 25mm distance of heart the tumer growth is 11cm is now any chnces of cure.?
Always: There's always a chance. Discuss these issues with your doctor. ...Read more
Could someone with a lot of tumours have something more serious like heart attack, diabetes, blood clot, pulmonary embolism?
Possibly: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
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