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Will tamoxifen medicine cause lung cancer?

Will tamoxifen medicine cause lung cancer?

No: Tamoxifen has uses in some breast cancers. No medication cures lung cancer. Cancer is serious business and if you have questions about whether you or a loved one may have it or what's the best treatment, please get with a specialist. I'm glad you care and appreciate your asking. ...Read more

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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Does anyone know of alternative medicines for stage-four lung cancer?

Does anyone know of alternative medicines for stage-four lung cancer?

Clinical trials: There are plenty of people who are willing to sell "alternative" (i.e. Unproven and untested treatments) for many diseases including cancer. If standard therapy (i.e. The therapy with the best evidence for effectiveness) is ineffective it is best to try to get into a clinical trial where promising therapies are tried under supervision to help advance the state of care. ...Read more

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Is there medicine to boost appetite in lung cancer patients?

Is there medicine to boost appetite in lung cancer patients?

Marijuana: You may consult this site for information:
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Does Ayurvedic medicine helps in Small cell lung cancer.??

Does Ayurvedic medicine helps in Small cell lung cancer.??

Adjunct only: Small cell carcinoma is rapidly lethal if untreated by often stays away for a long time with even mild chemotherapy. There are even talks of cures. The ayurvedic medicines or the relationship with the practitioner may be the magic that makes you more comfortable, but it won't touch the cancer itself. ...Read more

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What is the best oral drug for lung cancer?

What is the best oral drug for lung cancer?

No good answer: You must talk to a cancer doctor (oncologist) as there are many types of lung cancer and the treatments differ depending on the type. ...Read more

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Chemo drugs for lung cancer?

Chemo drugs for lung cancer?

Yes: Depending on the stage, how advanced the disease is and what type of lung cancer it is, chemotherapy can play a major role in treatment of lung cancer. ...Read more

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Would it be bad to have lung cancer and consume drugs and alcohol?

Yes: Lung cancer requires specific therapy and medications. You should only be taking those medications you physician prescribes. ...Read more

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Stage 4 lung cancer - chemo is not helping - tried all drugs- please help?

Stage 4 lung cancer - chemo is not helping - tried all drugs- please help?

Need to quiz your: Med onc about alk and egfr mutations. These molecular markers have specific drugs that can cause response and improve survival. That said, you should also query about third or fourth line drugs and potential benefit and toxicity. Ask about palliative care to deal with symptoms, you do not have to suffer awful sie effects in a futile effort. Acceptance is not giving up, it acknowledges limits. ...Read more

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Could there be a cure for lung cancer through alternative medicine?

Could there be a cure for lung cancer through alternative medicine?

No: Although herbal and homepathic medicine may help with some of the symptoms of the disease and the treatment, there is no evidence to support a herbal cure for lung cancer. The standard of care therapy for best chance of cure for stage I and ii lung cancer is surgery, with a role for chemotherapy for stages ii-iv and radiation for stage iii and possibly IV (as standard of care). See www. Cancer. Gov. ...Read more

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HILAR MASS LESION IS SYMPTOMS OF LUNG CANCER? What is the best medicine to remove hilar mass lesion.

HILAR MASS LESION IS SYMPTOMS OF LUNG CANCER? What is the best medicine to remove hilar mass lesion.

Concerning: There's no easy answer, Albert. A hilar mass may be lung cancer, or it may be trivial. Here in Kansas City, most of us have old histoplasmosis scars walling off fungi in our pulmonary hila. There's no pill to take just now. Find out the diagnosis and good luck. ...Read more

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What kind of results have been found using the drug xalkori or crizotinib for non small cell lung cancer?

What kind of results have been found using the drug xalkori or crizotinib for non small cell lung cancer?

80% in some patients: In patients whose tumor has a specific mutation that makes it sensitive to the drug (alk translocation) the response rate is about 80%. That is, the tumors in 80% of these patients shrink or at least stop growing. ...Read more

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Which company providing best lung cancer medicine I am asking because my doctor said you don't have a chance anymore. .

Which company providing best lung cancer medicine I am asking because my doctor said you don't have a chance anymore. .

Not so!: A majority of early lung cancers are now cured, and there is talk of stabilizing even the advanced ones as a chronic disease or perhaps even curing. Don't give up until a competent physician tells you it's time for "comfort only" -- and maybe that will never come ...Read more

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Is biological homeopathic medicines can also be the treatment of stage 4 lung cancer?

Is biological homeopathic medicines can also be the treatment of stage 4 lung cancer?

Not a good plan: With stage 4 lung cancer, using homeopathy alone is likely to be ineffective. I agree with my colleague that you need collaborative care for this illness. Done well, homeopathy can help strengthen you and deal with deep level disturbances that may ultimately express in cancer. Although serious, the cancer is only one branch of a tree with roots. Homeopathy deals with the roots. ...Read more

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If someone has lung cancer, would standard over-the-counter chesty cough medicine ease their coughing?

If someone has lung cancer, would standard over-the-counter chesty cough medicine ease their coughing?

It may: The cause of the cough also might not be the lung cancer. My hope is that the patient can find relief. If the diagnosis is uncertain, don't make any assumptions. A treatable cause, especially if the person is a smoker, might be identifiable. Even if this is not a treatable lung cancer, palliative care may find a way to help. ...Read more

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How could any non-user support a drug that destroys your brain, causes lung cancer and permanent addiction?

How could any non-user support a drug that destroys your brain, causes lung cancer and permanent addiction?

Tobacco?: Tobacco does all that, but I'm not sure what is your question. Is it rhetorical? I guess nobody should support its use but some will if there is money behind it. Did I answer your question? ...Read more

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What is best treatment option for lung cancer...Surgery, targeted drugs or cehmo/radiation and why?

What is best treatment option for lung cancer...Surgery, targeted drugs or cehmo/radiation and why?

Personalized therapy: Will require more than 400 words to explain. Tx for lung ca is personalized, -individualized. To formulate plan - will need to know the type of lung cancer, the stage, the mollecular profiles /biology of the cancer cells, other prognostic factors, and other factors including age, overall medical condition, preferences etc.
No one glove fits all. Please discuss with your oncologist. ...Read more

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Life expectancy for someone with smallcell lung cancer taking gene therapy drugs?

Life expectancy for someone with smallcell lung cancer taking gene therapy drugs?

Gene therapy: It is still considered experimental for small cell. Life expectancy depends upon the stage of sclc whether limited or extensive. In most patients it is a fatal disease. ...Read more

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Is medical marijuana a good option to help relieve side effects of lung cancer drug treatment such as nausea, appetite loss, and weakness?

Is medical marijuana a good option to help relieve side effects of lung cancer drug treatment such as nausea, appetite loss, and weakness?

I say 'yes': If they can obtain it legally, I would urge them to try it. For as long as I have been in medicine, I have been told about how effective many people have found this. For almost as long, the mainstream medical press -- not a hotbed of social radicals or fuzzy thinkers -- have felt that our cannabis policies are at best ill-informed. I am glad you are there for your friend with cancer. Obey the law. ...Read more

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Syntoms of lung cancer?

Syntoms of lung cancer?

Many: Early on, no symptoms. Later, cough, weight loss, poor appetite, loss of energy, chest pain, coughing blood, dizziness, headache, shortness of breath. ..Etc. ...Read more

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What causes lung cancer?

What causes lung cancer?

Several causes...: But the most common correlation with lung cancer is smoking. Smoking alone will increase your risk of lung cancer by about 20 times by smoking one pack per day for twenty years. Other sources can be genetic (alpha-1 antitrypsin disorder), related to environmental exposures that are inhaled, or other less common reasons. ...Read more

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Symptoms of lung cancer?

Symptoms of lung cancer?

Depends: Staging, location, degree of emphysema, co morbidities will determine symptoms on a particular individual. In general, most patients have no symptoms until late. Bloody sputum sometimes occurs. Some tumors may produce hormones. Weight loss may occur with advanced stage. Pneumonia, stridor, bloody pleural effusions, horner's syndrome, chest wall arm pains. Shortness of breath, recurrent pneumonias. ...Read more

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Can lung cancer be cured?

Can lung cancer be cured?

Yes: It depends, though, on the type of cancer, its stage and other factors (presence of other diseases, immune system status, correctly prescribed therapy, etc.). ...Read more

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How is lung cancer cured?

How is lung cancer cured?

Multidisciplinary.: Several specialties are involved with treating a patient with lung cancer. A pulmonologist, oncologist, surgeon, radiation oncologist. Hence, lung cancer is treated and potentially cured by early detection, surgical removal of the tumor and appropriate treatment with chemotherapy and radiation. Not all cancers can be cured but they can be treated. ...Read more

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Can lung cancer be cured?

Absolutely: Stage IA lung cancer that is resected with a lobectomy and lymph node sampling has better than an 80% cure rate. Stage IB, IIA and IIB are also frequently curable.
Unfortunately 75% of lung cancers are Stage II (difficult to cure) or IV (incurable) at the time they are diagnosed ...Read more

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Is lung cancer hereditary?

Is lung cancer hereditary?

Unclear: Non or never smokers can develop lung cancer if they have a genetic mutation to such genes as egfr or eml4/alk fusion translocation. For more info: http://bit. Ly/ygfoko. ...Read more

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Can lung cancer be hereditary?

Can lung cancer be hereditary?

Unclear: Non or never smokers can develop lung cancer if they have a genetic mutation to such genes as egfr or eml4/alk fusion translocation. For more info: http://bit. Ly/ygfoko. ...Read more

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What does lung cancer look like?

What does lung cancer look like?

See pic: Self explanatory. That yellowish mass is a squamous cell carcinoma of the right lung. This is an autopsy picture. ...Read more

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Can lung cancer spread in family?

Can lung cancer spread in family?

No: Individual entity. Not infection. Not communicable.

But with smoking, exposure, second hand smoke several family members can have cancer. ...Read more

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How could lung cancer be treated?

How could lung cancer be treated?

Depends...: ...On the kind of cancer and the stage. Small cell cancer is typically treated with chemotherapy plus/minus radiation. Non small cell may be treated with surgery, radiation, or chemo, be it separately or in combination. If this is about you or a relative, the treating oncologist should go over the treatment plan that applies to the specific situation. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

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)

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 ...Read more