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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


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Which is the survival of malignant pleural mesothelioma?

Which is the survival of malignant pleural mesothelioma?

Weeks to months: Malignant pleural mesothelioma usually presents with symptoms, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, etc. As such, it is usually found in an advanced stage, with little to be done as far as curative procedures. Treatment is generally symptomatic only. ...Read more

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Is metastatic melanoma cancer of the lungs usually terminal or survivable?

Is metastatic melanoma cancer of the lungs usually terminal or survivable?

Varies: This depends if the metastatic disease can be removed surgically. The best chance at survival depends on removal of all the disease. ...Read more

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What can be done for poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma arising in the setting of intestinal metaplasia?

CUP?: Cancer 1-2-3 -- 1) diagnosis -- we know cancer , but what kind? May need additional information -- is this a colon polyp, now cancer or what? Pathologist can help and may need special testing. 7% of cancers have know known primary (cup or upc). 2) staging and prognostic factors. 3) treatment. Need all of the pieces of the puzzle before treating. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate of patients with invasive lobular carcinoma?

What is the survival rate of patients with invasive lobular carcinoma?

Stage-Dependent: Breast cancers are staged based upon the size of the cancer, lymph node or distant organ involvement, direct extension to the skin or chest wall muscles, and unique molecular features of the tumor. Published rates of 5-yr survival (http://www.Cancer.Org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-survival-by-stage) vary quite a bit based on these variables, between 15%-93%. ...Read more

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Which form of lung cancer has the best prognosis?

Which form of lung cancer has the best prognosis?

Bronchoalveolar has: The least tendency to metastasize (travel), but tantalizes surrgeons because it seems cured, and can pop up later. It has the best prognosis for surviving for 5 years, but it's because it commonly grows slowly not becuase doctors' interventions produce the desired effect. Also, new biologic markers (egfr) and mutations may indicate response to drugs. ...Read more

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What is the rate of survival for stage 3 invasive ductal carcinoma?

What is the rate of survival for stage 3 invasive ductal carcinoma?

More than 50%: This is a hard question. Invasive ductal carcinoma is the most common type of breast cancer. It depends on whether it's stage3a, b or c, and the time of survival. At 5 years after diagnosis, 50-60% of women with stage 3 breast cancer are alive. Other factors are age, receptor status of the tumor, number of lymph nodes involved, and treatment. Remember that survival is improving all the time! ...Read more

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Malignant neoplasm of the breast which spread to the lung. The lung cancer is what type?

Malignant neoplasm of the breast which spread to the lung. The lung cancer is what type?

Same: With metastasis the distant lesion usually is the same histology -pathology as the primary. So breast adenocarcinomas will be the cell type in the chest- lung in the case cited. ...Read more

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Can invasive moderately differentiated squamous cell carcinoma of esophagus lead to death?

Can invasive moderately differentiated squamous cell carcinoma of esophagus lead to death?

It can: Esophageal cancer is very serious, and is a difficult cancer to treat. For your type, there's debate about the best treatment strategy (surgery vs chemoradiation vs all 3). Your specific prognosis will depend on the stage of disease, but esophagus cancer is always quite serious. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate of patients with mesothelioma lung cancer?

What is the survival rate of patients with mesothelioma lung cancer?

Mesothelioma: Mesothelioma is a very serious disease. Not an easy answer and depends on a number of factors (time and stage at diagnosis, age, surgical operability, other medical issues) 5year survival has been quoted between 5-10%; One international study found 21 month survival w Stage 1 to 12 months w Stage 4. Consider a team approach w surgeon, radiation & medical oncology, pathology, and radiology ...Read more

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What is the percentage of lung tumors being benign vs cancerous?

What is the percentage of lung tumors being benign vs cancerous?

Details matter: Many lung nodules are benign. This will depend on were you live. Lung nodules can be granulomas, infections, fungal infections, benign growths such as hamartomas, and finally cancerous. It is important to have either serial imaging or a biopsy if a lung nodule is found. There are currently guidelines for this that a pulmonary medicine specialist or thoracic surgeon should follow. ...Read more

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Is the chance of surviving stage 3 lung cancer usually slim?

Is the chance of surviving stage 3 lung cancer usually slim?

It depends: The overall 5-year survival rate with stage 3a lung cancer is 23%, but it can vary widely. The 5-year survival rate with stage 3b lung cancer is sadly only about 10%. ...Read more

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What is the survival of invasive ductal carcinoma stage 2?

What is the survival of invasive ductal carcinoma stage 2?

High: Published 5-yr survival rates are 81% for iia and 84% for iib breast ca. Keep in mind this includes mortality from other causes and reflects patients treated almost a decade ago. For more info...http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-survival-by-stage. ...Read more

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Can adenocarcinoma of the lung be cured?

Yes !!!: Lung cancer is curable when found early. There are two broad categories of lung cancer; small cell and non small cell. Adenocarcinoma is the most common form of non smal cell lung cancer. The prognosis of non small cell lung cancer is impacted more by the stage than it is by the cell type. Adenocarcinoma can be cured. In early stages, only surgery may be required. ...Read more

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Is metastatic thyroid cancer of the lungs treatable?

Is metastatic thyroid cancer of the lungs treatable?

Difficult.: It is treatable, but the cure rates are difficult once thyroid cancer has spread to the lungs. If this is not a hypothetical question for you or someone you know, there is limited data that a tyrosine kinase inhibitor may be helpful; it would at least be worth inquiring with your physician for their thoughts on the subject. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis with bronchogenic carcinoma and brain metastasis newly diagnosed?

What is the prognosis with bronchogenic carcinoma and brain metastasis newly diagnosed?

Prognosis: Unfortunately to present with a new lung cancer with brain metastasis generally carries a poor prognosis with median survival generally measured in few months. Survival prediction is always difficult and has a lot to do with 'performance status', ie how well a patient is carrying on with activities of daily living. Specific cell type, size of tumor, extent of metastasis in brain and elsewhere. ...Read more

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Differentiated (Definition)

The process by which cells become progressively more specialized; a normal process through which cells mature. This process of specialization for the cell comes at the expense of its breadth of potential. Stem cells can, for example, differentiate into secretory ...Read more


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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