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Will have biopsy, uterine lining is 9mm no bleeding & very small amount of free fluid. How likely is cancer if there is no bleeding?

Will have biopsy, uterine lining is 9mm no bleeding & very small amount of free fluid. How likely is cancer if there is no bleeding?

Post menopausal: You are, or should be, post menopausal at age 61 and the lining of the uterus (endometrium) should be minimal to non existent. An increase in the lining (hyperplasia) is always a cancer concern until the biopsy proves otherwise. ...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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Heavy and long bleeding for 1 year. No pain or mid-cycle bleeding. Reg cycles. Had us today, 5 days into cycle. Endo lining about 8-9cm. Is that abnormal? Could it be uterine cancer?

Heavy and long bleeding for 1 year. No pain or mid-cycle bleeding. Reg cycles. Had us today, 5 days into cycle. Endo lining about 8-9cm. Is that abnormal? Could it be uterine cancer?

Probably not, but...: Bleeding patterns can change over a woman's life time. Significant changes may mean there is a cause that can be treated like poly, fibroids, or changes in the growth of the uterine lining. Us exams and enodmetrial tissue biopsies can help determine what is the cause and how to treat it. You should see your provider to discuss further. ...Read more

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My mom has been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in both her lungs, lymph nodes & around the lining of the heart what is life expectancy ? She's 50

My mom has been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in both her lungs, lymph nodes & around the lining of the heart what is life expectancy ? She's 50

Unfortunate: Stage 4 lung cancer survival steadily improving with new therapies but not quick enough. It also depends type of cell age , sex females do better and general health . Non small cell 50% survive 8 months , over all less than 18% 5 yr survival. Give all the support and help you can along with family,make her comfortable try traditional and new regimes . ...Read more

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My sister has Stage IV Lung Cancer that has spread to the bones, stomach lining, liver, aorta, stomach and elsewhere. How long will she last?

My sister has Stage IV Lung Cancer that has spread to the bones, stomach lining, liver, aorta, stomach and elsewhere. How long will she last?

Not too long: sorry to say not too long but in my view life and death is not in our hand so we all should appreciate life and live as we are going to die tomorrow by enjoying everything in life and plan as if we are going to live for ever as far your sister concern try to take advantage of the few time left and enjoy with her life as long as she still here with us ...Read more

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Abnormal vaginal bleeding w/ extreme lower back pain. U/S show 23mm thick uterine lining. Will set up appt for scraping and biopsy, cancer likely?

Abnormal vaginal bleeding w/ extreme lower back pain. U/S show 23mm thick uterine lining. Will set up appt for scraping and biopsy, cancer likely?

Try to avoid: Jumping to conclusions. Work with your docs in a timely fashion to be able to establish a diagnosis. Otherwise you're going to drive yourself crazy with anxiety. I do wish you the best. ...Read more

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Mom was diagnosed with stage 4 nonsmall cell lung cancer, metastisized to rib, omentom, lymph nodes , spine and heart lining...How much time?

Mom was diagnosed with stage 4 nonsmall cell lung cancer, metastisized to rib, omentom, lymph nodes , spine and heart lining...How much time?

Not much: Few weeks, couple of months at the most. Get her in hospice and finalize her stuff - will, papers, goodbyes to family and loved ones etc. Sorry and good luck! ...Read more

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Please help. Twice in two weeks pink blood was present in teeth while brushing. Nose gums or teeth were not bleeding. Could this be lung cancer? Clot?

Please help. Twice in two weeks pink blood was present in teeth while brushing. Nose gums or teeth were not bleeding. Could this be lung cancer? Clot?

Minor gum problem: This isn't how cancer or serious thrombosis presents, period. Get with your dentist and talk about a cleaning / preserving your gum health. You may just have flossed too hard, or have gotten a bit of gumline inflammation as happens if there's some plaque in the sulcus. ...Read more

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Can pleural plaques cause pain during/after exertion due to the thickening of the lung lining?

Can pleural plaques cause pain during/after exertion due to the thickening of the lung lining?

Pleural plaques: In most cases are without any symptoms and without any cause no limitation of activity. The plaques may mean previous exposure to asbestos, so the future problems of asbestos exposure are to be watched, but the plaques present won't turn to cancer either. Unles the plaques are large and many, they don't affect breathing. ...Read more

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What is outcome for patient with end stage metastatic lung cancer & extreme pleural thickening (benign)? Has to have injections to liquefy & extract.

What is outcome for patient with end stage metastatic lung cancer & extreme pleural thickening (benign)? Has to have injections to liquefy & extract.

Metastatic lung Ca: ...Is fatal in nearly all circumstances but the time course varies on tumor type, treatment and what organs are involved in the spread. The fluid in the chest may or maynot have cancer cells, but is likely malignancy associated at least. Repeat drainage procedures are reasonable. A catheter that remains in place is an option if it recurs frequently. Pleurodesis is option, but look at risk/benefit. ...Read more

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Lung xray shows pleural thickening. Is that precursor to cancer?

Lung xray shows pleural thickening. Is that precursor to cancer?

Perhaps: There are many reasons for pleural thickening. Visit with your doctor; a ct scan may be useful to find out why you have this thickening. ...Read more

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I have pleural mass in left lung 5cm I did the biopsy needle but the result was insufficient..how can make sure that mass is cancer or not?

I have pleural mass in left lung 5cm I did the biopsy needle but the result was insufficient..how can make sure that mass is cancer or not?

Repeat biopsy: The way to make sure is with an adequate tissue specimen (from a biopsy). It is unfortunate that you had one, and it was insufficient. If you are willing to try it again, that may be your best choice. I'm assuming the biopsy was done with CT guidance. If it was not, then a biopsy with CT guidance may be helpful in confirming needle placement. ...Read more

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Lung pleural mass 5 cm.. pet show no evidence of cancer.solid mass..do I need to do surgery to remove it or I can leave it as it is..really confused?

Lung pleural mass 5 cm.. pet show no evidence of cancer.solid mass..do I need to do surgery to remove it or I can leave it as it is..really confused?

Biopsy?: That is very good news the PET scan does not suggest the presence of cancer I'd still recommend the mass be positively identified. At that point your doctors will be able to counsel you better as to whether it should be removed or not. If you'd like a 1-1 consultation to discuss this please write me at: www. Healthtap.com/drsaghafi Use Key Code: PDXFNR to make a calendar appointment ...Read more

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Pleural effusion in a pt with lung cancer. Do you drain it?

Pleural effusion in a pt with lung cancer. Do you drain it?

Only if symptomatic: High likelihood for recurrence so only if severe short of breath. ...Read more

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5cm Pleural mass in right lung..pet scan show not cancer...is surgery still necessary and what are the risks ..thanks?

5cm Pleural mass in right lung..pet scan show not cancer...is surgery still necessary and what are the risks ..thanks?

Lung mass: Something is missing! There must have been symptoms that led to a pet scan. Unless a biopsy was performed how could your doctor simply say that there was no cancer? I hope there was indeed no cancer but the symptoms that led to the pet scan should be a cause for biopsy. Do the doctors have any idea what the pleural mass might be? Please keep me informed. ...Read more

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I had tuberculosis previously. But i currently have a thickened lung lining at the mid to lower area of my right lung, is that a pleural plaque?

Pleural: Plaques are localized areas of pleural thickening. When we say pleural thickening, it is more diffuse and does cause more symptoms of restriction in breathing. Yours is probably more considered pleural thickening as the area involved is larger than would a small localized area of a pleural plaque. ...Read more

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I have pleural lung mass 5cm in left lung..doc told me its rare ..biopsy was insufficient...are all pleural mass cancer..is surgery a good decision?

Mgt: Not all pleural masses are cancerous, but some maybe. This is one reason to use a VATS procedure to obtain a sample. Other causes include infections such as TB. Have you had a TB skin test? Sometimes after an infection, there can be an area of scar tissue. The CT can be uploaded to your virtual EMR during a virtual appointment for further details. ...Read more

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Is it possible that CT scan shows no pleural masses while I have lung cancer and massive effusion?

Is it possible that CT scan shows no pleural masses while I have lung cancer and massive effusion?

Unusual but yes.: CT scans have limited resolution. They do NOT see everything. Usually large pleural effusions come from significant disease, but not always cancer. The only way to tell is to have the pleural effusion drained & sent for cytology & other testing (culture). The lab techs can spin down the fluid, isolate cells or bacteria that may be causing it. Talk to a pulmonologist or your primary doc. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had breast cancer a year ago and had a right mastecnomy. Now they have found pleural nodules in right and left lower lobes 5mm, 4, 8mm, 2, 4mm, 4.5mm should I be worried about lung cancer.?

I  had breast cancer  a year ago and had a right mastecnomy. Now they have found pleural nodules in right and left lower lobes 5mm, 4, 8mm, 2, 4mm, 4.5mm should I be worried about lung cancer.?

While these are: Quite tiny, this appears ominous. It would help to know the facts at dx: tumor size, nodal status; er, pr, her-2-neu status. These would influence probabilities. Some treatment, particularly taxanes, can cause pulmonary findings. Go over this with you team, primarily medical oncologist. ...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


Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

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