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Pneumonia With Cancer Patients
My brother in law died this morning Cancer patient. but Died of Pneumonia. Can we delay burial one day till tomorrow afternoon. Until all family gather?dr say he was on chemo and burial Asap should be
How severe is it for a stage 4 cancer patient with pneumonia? She's been in the hospital for 3 weeks so far. No visitors allowed. In oncology wing.
Depends....: Pneumonia can be a very serious complication in a cancer patient. But, the severity depends on what type of cancer and what treatment the patient is undergoing. For example, chemotherapy can weaken the immune system which makes it more difficult for the patient to fight off the infection. It also depends on how quickly the infection was diagnosed and treated. ...Read more
Both are serious: To clarfy: you are asking whether in a patient with cancer (not of the brain), there is the subsequent finding of pneumonia and brain tumor-is this serious? Certainly, any time there is pneumonia that is serious. If there is finding of brain tumors, that is serious because that suggest metastasis. That is, cancer that had been confined to the primary site (ie breast, colon) has gone to the brain. ...Read more
My dad is having pneumonia and doctors said there are chances for cancer.. And by chance- death .. Will he recover ?
Possible Lung Cancer: He should be monitored carefully from his pneumonia until he is feeling better. They should order ct scan of the chest to evaluate his lung disease and his pulmonary specialist should evaluate him for bronchoscopy evaluation of his lung disease and he may be able to take a biopsy from his lung. If his pulmonary specialist will not be able to do his biopsy he may need to be seen and evaluated by t. ...Read more
I'm very sorry: I'm very sorry because likely either you or an individual you care about is affected by this cancer. No physician has a crystal ball, but tumor type, size, and patient's health condition all play a role. Some non-small cell lung cancers may have genetic mutations (EGFR, Alk, Ros) that may be sensitive to "targeted therapies" which may prolong, but are unlikely to cure the disease. Good luck! ...Read more
1cm ground glass nodule RLL. Pneumonia in October 2014. 42 yo male with no hx of CA. 1PPD smoker x 20 years. Should I be concerned for cancer?
Possibly: ground glass nodules, particularly in current or former smokers need to be evaluated. Depending on its density, a PET scan may be helpful but at a minimum the nodule needs to be proven stable in size for a period of two years to assure its benign. You need to see a pulmonary MD to have it evaluated as some require resection to know the diagnosis. ...Read more
Can a 3 cm rounded mass like opacity in the perihilar region be some kind of pneumonia? Does it have to mean cancer?
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