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My cancer in the lungs has moved to the uterus. What are my treatment options?

My cancer in the lungs has moved to the uterus. What are my treatment options?

Some options.: Stage IV lung cancer is often considered too widespread for surgery to work. However, if the lung disease is limited and has spread to one isolated area, such as the uterus only, then surgery could potentially be an option depending on age, lifestyle, desire for future fertility, etc. The majority of stage IV lung cancers are treated with some combination of chemotherapy and targeted therapy. ...Read more

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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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Uterus cancer spread to liver n lungs. Hw long can she survive with treatment?

Uterus cancer spread to liver n lungs. Hw long can she survive with treatment?

It varies: Once metastatic, uterine cancer is unlikely to be cured. Most such patients liver for 12 to 18 months, but some can clearly live longer if they respond well to the treatments being given to her now, which can sometimes add one or two more years to life. But we can not be any more exact in an individual especially not knowing about the extent of her tumors/cancer at present. ...Read more

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What are the survival rates for cancer in the lungs that has moved from the uterus?

What are the survival rates for cancer in the lungs that has moved from the uterus?

Depends: Survival is not same for all stage 4, depends on the general condition, organ function, age, histology etc, in general prognosis range from weeks - if patient is not doing well to months if they are in good health. ...Read more

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Does taking tamoxifen for breast cancer treatment cause cancer of the uterus ?

Does taking tamoxifen for breast cancer treatment cause cancer of the uterus ?

Yes: Tamoxifen has been shown to increase the risk of uterine cancer, not unlike estrogen replacement therapy, with an incidence of ~1:500. However, this is almost-always caught at its earliest stage, with very high cure rates. If you compare the benefit of tamoxifen for either treating or preventing breast cancer compared to this risk, the benefit far outweighs the risk. ...Read more

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Can taking tamoxifen for breast cancer treatment induce cancer of the uterus ?

Can taking tamoxifen for breast cancer treatment induce cancer of the uterus ?

Maybe: There is a slight increased risk of endometrial cancer of 1 in 500 chance reported. The benefits of tamoxifen in treatment of breast cancer is much higher than the risk of endometrial cancer. Ask your oncologist and ob-gyn how best to follow or watch for this potential risk. ...Read more

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Does taking tamoxifen for breast cancer treatment induce development of cancer of the uterus?

Yes: The chance is about 1% and treatment is hysterectomy. With such a low chance then tamoxifen is worth the risk. A gynecologist needs to keep track of the patient and any unusual bleeding evaluated. There are also other hormone alternatives with less risk. Check with your medical oncologist to see which drug is best for a particular patient. ...Read more

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My dad has stage four lung cancer. What are his treatment options?

My dad has stage four lung cancer. What are his treatment options?

Depends: Stage IV can be because of another lesion in the opposite lung, or a malignant pleural or pericardial effusion, or distant disease. Treatment options would be surgical (rarely), chemoradiation (usually palliative), or comfort care, which is a reasonable option in some cases. ...Read more

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Received a diagnosis and treatment options for stage 2 non-aggressive, not metastasized lung cancer. What is the best way to get a second opinion?

Received a diagnosis and treatment options for stage 2 non-aggressive, not metastasized lung cancer. What is the best way to get a second opinion?

Thoracic surgeon: Find and visit a local thoracic surgeon. Maybe you can find one who would review your films and pathology reports by phone. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more more about liver and lung tumors, how many types of cancer, treatment options?

Metastasis : For lung tumors and liver tumors in a single patient it usually implies advanced or metastatic disease. If a colon tumor spreads just to liver it may be possible to resect colon lesion and liver lesion. Lung tumors need a thoracic surgeon. ...Read more

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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


Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more