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Dr. Barry Rosen
4,214 doctors shared insights

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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I'm worried about persistent cough. How many nonsmokers get lung cancer in u.S. Each year?

I'm worried about persistent cough. How many nonsmokers get lung cancer in u.S. Each year?

Get evaluated: About 10% of the lung cancers occur in non-smokers. Among never-smokers aged 40 to 79 years lung cancer ranged from 14.4 to 20.8 per 100, 000 person-years in women and 4.8 to 13.7 per 100, 000 person-years in men. Irrespective of the national rate, persistent cough should be evaluated asap to prevent further damage. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you were to get lung cancer then what proffessionals would you deal with?

I'm just wondering, if you were to get lung cancer then what proffessionals would you deal with?

Team: Lung cancer is best treated with a multi-disciplinary team. The key players would be thoracic surgeon, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, and primary care physician (pcp). You may or may not have a pulmonologist for lung function assessment and cardiologist for heart function assessment. The coordination of overall care may be assisted by a nurse navigator and/or social worker. ...Read more

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I'm concerned that i might develop lung cancer or something. Is it likely that this nodule is cancerous?

Please evaluate: The likelihood of a long nodule being cancerous depends on several risk factors, including a history of smoking or exposure to second-hand smoke. The safest course of action is to see a pulmonologist (lung doctor) who may choose to biopsy the lung nodule or to follow up the lung nodule with a repeat scan/xray in several weeks to months, depending on its appearance and your risk factors. ...Read more

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My parents smoked in the house until i was 7 years old. I'm not 27. Am i at risk of lung cancer because of this exposure?

My parents smoked in the house until i was 7 years old. I'm not 27. Am i at risk of lung cancer because of this exposure?

Second hand: Smoke exposure is a risk for lung cancer, but when you calculate how much time you and parents were in home and car together, you may have slight increase risk, but not enough to do anything different other than obviously not smoke yourself. ...Read more

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My dad smoked until I was 6. He stayed home with me for 18 months when I was 1. Does this mean I'm at a high risk of lung cancer from exposure?

My dad smoked until I was 6. He stayed home with me for 18 months when I was 1. Does this mean I'm at a high risk of lung cancer from exposure?

No: Tobacco is extremely dangerous to the smoker, and poses some danger to those around smokers, but this isn't going to put you at any measurable extra risk. I'm glad your dad was able to quit. ...Read more

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I'm 22 years old and have been smoking cigarettes for 10 years...I've been around it all my life tho...Do I have a good chance to get lung cancer?

I'm 22 years old and have been smoking cigarettes for 10 years...I've been around it all my life tho...Do I have a good chance to get lung cancer?

Increased risk: http://goo.gl/kkxkn work with family physician towards comprehensive wellness. First and second hand exposure increases risk. Quitting decreases risk. There are numerous disease that smoking will increase risk. ...Read more

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General discomfort in left lung, random sharp pain, had X-ray nothing there but that was 1-2 months ago, I'm 17, don't smoke, worried it's lung cancer?

General discomfort in left lung, random sharp pain, had X-ray nothing there but that was 1-2 months ago, I'm 17, don't smoke, worried it's lung cancer?

Cancer unlikely: It is highly unlikely that you have lung cancer. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. ...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)

From national cancer institute: "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 non-small cell lung cancer. These types are diagnosed based on how the cells ...Read more