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Doctor insights on: Resection Of Histoplasmosis In The Lung

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Are tumors in the lung usually a result of metastatic cancer?

Are tumors in the lung usually a result of metastatic cancer?

Often: They are either metastatic lesions that spread from other parts of the body, or they are "primary" lung cancers that originated in the lung tissue. Most often if multiple tumors, they would be metastatic lesions, but if there was a single spot seen in a smoker, it may be a primary tumor. ...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


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What are the major cases of hemoptysis found in lung cancer patients?

What are the major cases of hemoptysis found in lung cancer patients?

Ulceration: Blood tinges sputum is usually due to ulceration of the cancer affecting the airways. Lung cancer can invade large blood vessels and cause fatal hemoptysis. ...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 is involved in the operation to remove metastatic osteosarcoma in the lungs?

What is involved in the operation to remove metastatic osteosarcoma in the lungs?

Surgery, radiosurger: Metastatic disease to lung and be treated with surgery or radiosurgery. In the surgical route , open incision whether large incision or laparoscopic/robotic small incision needs to be made. It is a surgical procedure that requires anesthesia and going to the operating room. With radiosurgery, using cyberknife or other modalities, is done as outpatient using x-rays without need for incision. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lung cancer in the various stages of the cancer?

What are the symptoms of lung cancer in the various stages of the cancer?

No single answer: Cough, chest pain, blood in sputim, shortness of breath, weight loss are all possible symptoms of lung cancer, but are not exclusive to lung cancer. As the disease can spread to other organs, headache, weakness or numbness may signify involvement of the brain, pain in bones may signify bone involvement. ...Read more

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Can lung cysts start at the bottom of the lungs in lymphangioleiomyomatosis?

Can lung cysts start at the bottom of the lungs in lymphangioleiomyomatosis?

Check out these : Links. Take care! http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/lymphangioleiomyomatosis. http://www.bhdsyndrome.org/for-families/symptoms/lung-symptoms/lung-cysts/ http://www.Thelamfoundation.Org/what-is- lam. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/copd/. ...Read more

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Can a local tumor in the lung spread to develop bone metases without affecting the rest of the lungs on xr?

Can a local tumor in the lung spread to develop bone metases without affecting the rest of the lungs on xr?

Yes: Small/oat cell carcinoma of the lung can disseminate widely in the body while the primary lesion may be too small to be detectable. ...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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Can adenocarcinoma of the lung be cured?

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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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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Is a scar in the lungs cancer or tuberculosis?

Is a scar in the lungs cancer or tuberculosis?

Scar: Cancer grows while a scar stays stable or contracts. Old scars may be from old pneumonia, old tb, old thromboembolic disease, or (especially here in kansas city) histoplasmosis. ...Read more

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What is the status of lung transplant in CF over the world?

What is the status of lung transplant in CF over the world?

Current status: Outside of north america, europe & australia, there are not many lung transplant centers that routinely perform lung transplants for CF patients. Between jan 1995 & june 2011, a total of 5, 469 double lung transplants have been done for CF patients (ishlt data 2012), majority of the recipients being adults with cf. CF patients make up 26% of all lung transplants done worldwide. ...Read more

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What are the odds of having adenocarcinoma of the left lung and adenosquamous carcinoma of the right. Each is considered a primary cancer?

What are the odds of having adenocarcinoma of the left lung and adenosquamous  carcinoma of the right.  Each is considered a primary cancer?

Not Common: The incidence of having 2 different primary lung cancers diagnosed at the same time is quoted between 2-16% (synchronous multiple primary lung cancers). If they are microscopically different tumors, they likely represent two different primary lung cancers rather than metastatic spread of one or the other. One or both could also be metastatic cancer coming from a different site in the body. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lung disease in nonsmoker?

What are the symptoms of lung disease in nonsmoker?

Depends: Lung cancer may occur in smokers or non-smokers. The symptoms are dependent on the location and extent of the cancer. It may be found when asymptomatic (no symptoms) or when very advanced an many symptoms, such as pain, hemoptysis (coughing up blood), seizure (brain mets), shortness of breath, etc. ...Read more

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Are nodules found in the lung curable?

Are nodules found in the lung curable?

Curable? No: Lung nodules are very common, and over 95% are benign scars that require no "cure". They don't go away, and therefore are not "cured" but they are harmless. The 4-5% of lung nodules that are cancer require some form of treatment and many of these are curable. This depends upon thorough evaluation of the nodule, staging and treatment by experienced teams. ...Read more

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Histoplasmosis (Definition)

A condition in which a person becomes infected by inhaling the spores of the Histoplasma fungus, which is found in soil contaminated with bird or bat droppings. The infection causes flu-like symptoms, but can also cause fatal ...Read more