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Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Non Small Cell Lung Cancer (Definition)

Non-small cell lung cancer is the most common type of lung cancer and is the uncontrolled growth of the cells of the lung, leading to cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, and weight loss. Smoking is ...Read more


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Stage 4 nsclc adenocarcinoma metatasized 0 months now coughing and spitting up blood, requiring immediate blood transfusion. Why?

Stage 4 nsclc adenocarcinoma metatasized 0 months now coughing and spitting up blood, requiring immediate blood transfusion. Why?

Progression of dz: I am very concerned with the symptoms. That indicates perhaps now the disease has progressed more-especially with presence of significant anemia. There is a possibility that now the cancer has gone to the bone marrow and supress normal blood production. The cancer in the lung may have gotten bigger that's explaining presence of cough/spitting blood. Need treatment ( chemo and radiation th) d/w md. ...Read more

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Stage 4 nsclc adenocarcinoma metatasized 10 months now coughing and spitting up blood, requiring immediate blood transfusion. Why?

Stage 4 nsclc adenocarcinoma metatasized 10 months now coughing and spitting up blood, requiring immediate blood transfusion. Why?

Natural course of dz: I am very concerned with the symptoms. That indicates perhaps now the disease has progressed more-especially with presence of significant anemia. There is a possibility that now the cancer has gone to the bone marrow and supress normal blood production. The cancer in the lung may have gotten bigger that's explaining presence of cough/spitting blood. Need treatment ( chemo and radiation th) d/w md. ...Read more

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Prognosis? S4 nsclc adenocarcinoma..Mets to liver bones, brain..Now unbearable pain in spine. Receives IV fluids 2xweek and bld t'fusions 2xmt.

Prognosis? S4 nsclc adenocarcinoma..Mets to liver  bones, brain..Now unbearable pain in spine.  Receives IV fluids 2xweek and bld t'fusions 2xmt.

Not so good: Stage IV lung cancer with diffuse metastases is a difficult disease to treat with short survival times. Would suggest a consultation with radiation oncology. The pain in the spine can be due to bone metastases which can be treated with radiation successfully to be pain free. ...Read more

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Kras ?Adenocarcinoma? Mutation? New trial drugs with Ins. & Tissue Eval.  What is the doctor really saying to 70 year  NSCLC pat.9 month ..meets w/new cell grow

Kras ?Adenocarcinoma? Mutation? New trial drugs with Ins. & Tissue Eval.  What is the doctor really saying to 70 year  NSCLC pat.9 month ..meets w/new cell grow

Describing the Tumor: So it sounds like the oncologist has really just given you a lot of descriptors to help describe the tumor. The idea is that if we know this information we can select therapies that are more likely to work. For example, whether a patient has a k-ras mutation helps predict whether a tumor may be resistant to a certain drug. ...Read more

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How long does stage IV nsclc response last?

Survival is very bad: Since most patients are dead within a year, the response is generally not long. It is, however, very variable. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are the beginning symptoms of dying with stage 4 nsclc?

Highly variable: Lung Cancer kills by its ability to spread elsewhere in the body (metastases). NSCLC commonly metastasizes to the brain( 30-40%) and bone (20%). It also spreads to other areas of the lung, skin, adrenal glands and to the liver. Brain involvement can be rapidly lethal but may be asymptomatic. Bone mets are highly symptomatic but less deadly. Lung cancer may progress to death with no symptoms ...Read more

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Dr. Riley Alexander
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Adenocarcinoma (Definition)

Adenocarcinomas arise from glandular or secretory tissues. They are the common type of tumors (as opposed to sarcomas, from connective tissue) and include the common types colon, lung, ...Read more