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Medicine For Lung Cancer
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
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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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
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
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
HILAR MASS LESION IS SYMPTOMS OF LUNG CANCER? What is the best medicine to remove hilar mass lesion.
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
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
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
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
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
What is best treatment option for lung cancer...Surgery, targeted drugs or cehmo/radiation and why?
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
Mom was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in 6/12. They are unsure if it is small cell /non small cell. 1st chemo drug did nothing. Life expectancy?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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