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Side Effects After Lung Removal Or Living With One Lung
Is living with only one lung possible. Lady diagnosed with radiation fibrosis after cancer therapy. Is radiation fibrosis of lung progressive?
Sure: Some degree of radiation fibrosis is to be expected. Different people get less or more. It's usually little or no trouble. People actually have lungs removed for lung cancer, and do okay afterwards. I hope she got a good result from her cancer treatment, and that if she smokes now, she will stop. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
With zero estrogen after surgical menopause, and no HRT how can I protect myself against the potenial side effects such as altzeimers, lung cancer et?
Twin sister just finished chemo for breast cancer. Is being short of breath on exertion a side effect of tc chemo?
Father has multiple small lung nodules. Does not smoke. Had pneumonia several times and scarring from it on lungs 25 yrs ago. Is 70. Risk of cancer?
Side effects of electroshock therapy involving stomach and lungs. Pt. Admitted with upper GI bleed one week after last treatment. Is this related?
It is unlikely.: I have never heard of anyone having a GI bleed after ECT treatment. However, other substances such as motrin, naprosyn, (naproxen) Aspirin and alcohol can cause bleeds. There may be other reasons why this person experienced bleeding. It would be best for them to have diagnostic tests done by their physician. ...Read more
Is ther any option other than cutting median lobe in prostate, i'm on 16ml of cardura (doxazosin)? The side effects of never having an erection again seem severe.
Numerous options: There are numerous options in the treatment of bph, including combination medical therapy, minimally invasive procedures, endoscopic and open surgery. Since, all procedures for BPH are directed at the inner aspect of the prostate, the transition zone, there is very little risk of erectile dysfunction (ed). This is quite different than prostate treatments for cancer which is associated with ed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I ve lung consolidation, nodule &bronchiectasis dr.Wants to do keyhole surgery from 3angle, any idea of the recovery time if no complications afterward?
Is a relatively : Low risk procedure , in uncomplicated cases should recover in few days , you must speak to your surgeon the possible complications in your case. ...Read more
Andreas has pancreatic cancer with no spread to nearby organs. After three rounds of chemotherapy, both oral and infusion, the tumor has shrunk from 4.8 to 2.8 cm. The tumor is not operable due to scar tissues. Is there any other option?
Local aggressive : Some promising results with local aggressive treatment to the persisting mass and regional lymphatics followed by more chemotherapy. We have used cybeknife radiosurgery before and or after a course of chemo radiation to the above described regions with good results. No disease spread to other areas and shrinking mass after couple of rounds of chemo is encouraging. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What side effects are commonly associated with a person that smokes pot everyday for the last 10 years.?
Possible symptoms: Psychiatric possibilities: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. There may be fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. ...Read more
Are there any side effects of taking a warm bath immediately after a chemotherapy patient takes one? Any danger of absorbing the chemo?
No problem: If chemotherapy employed and there is no problem with BP, oral meds cant be affected in terms of absorption from GI tact by taking warm bath. If meds were given intravenously they are already in circulation and their distribution to the organs of the body are similarly unaffected. ...Read more
Are there any recognised side effects on health of living alone for several years, due prolonged single status ie after a divorce...Ect?Thank
Could be: Depending on how much support you have from family and other friends, living alone for several years may lead to loneliness. Loneliness and isolation do have some health effects. They can increase the risks of death by 10% -- also depression, heart disease, osteoporosis, glaucoma, arthritis, and blood clots. http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/public/timesappeal/article3615961.ece. ...Read more
My mother had cervical cancer at the age of 43, a surgeon performed salpingo- oophorectomy, are there long term side effects after such procedure?
??????: Your ? Makes no sense, if your mother had cervical cancer most likely she had either a cervical cone if it had not spread or a hysterectomy, if she had a hysterectomy then the surgeon may have also removed tubes and ovaries, but removing tubes and ovaries has nothing to do with cancer of the cervix, but is often done at the time of hysterectomy. ...Read more
Is it likely for a person to experience hair loss after just one round of chemotherapy, or does it take more than one treatment? Is there a chemo drug with less harsh side effects for breast cancer
Are X-rays capable of finding early lung cancer? I'm 17 and have had one, no signs but my lower left lung aches and the general lung is uncomfortable.
It's Not Lung Cancer: Lung cancer that is causing symptoms should show up on a chest X-ray. At your age, the odds of having lung Cancer are extremely remote. So quit thinking about lung Cancer. get your attention off of this idea and focus on your health with daily exercise and healthy eating. If your chest symptoms are any worse in a month or so, then you need a check up from your doctor to look for any other cause. ...Read more
Which Chemo drugs for gastric cancer stage iiB with signet ring cell (SRC) after surgery is/are better with less side effect and easier to purchase?
Several useful drugs: You should be consulting your oncologist to explain what your cancer means in terms of its prognosis and what options of treatment he/she offers you. We have 4- chemo drugs that can be used. The one commonly used is Cisplatin often in combination with either 5-FU or Capecitabine(Xeloda). But there are several variations of chemo which have been tested and found useful. ...Read more
Friend, Pan can stage 4. No chemo for 3 months because of complications. Pain, bowel obstruction, pneumonia now. Will the cancer start growing again?
Not the issue: Stage IV pancreatic cancer has a very poor outlook with overall survival rate measured in months, not years. With complications of bowel obstruction, pneumonia, weight loss, etc., the patient should not be pursuing chemotherapy but rather hospice care. Please discuss this with his/her physician for compassionate end-of-life care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Discomfort in the epigastric /left hypochondric region for 5 mons last week pain increased to 3 on daily bases and now a sneeze or cough is a 10 with lasting pain of 5 xrays show no breaks CT show 6mm spot on L lung. gall bladder removed 10yrs ?
More info needed: and more work up, blood work, bone scan and other tests, may be needed, more important is thorough history and physical exam. I recommend going to a tertiary care hospital or a university hospital for better workup and easy referral amongst different services if needed, you can start with the pulmonary medicine, as the spot on your left lung is relevant, good luck ...Read more
Depends...: Did you have an open lung biopsy or a biopsy via bronchoscopy? The more common is via bronchoscopy and the side effects of this include coughing up some blood, which should be small amounts and should stop after a few days. Other possible side effects include low grade fever, cough. If you are coughing significant amounts of blood, high fever or short of breath, then you need to go to the er. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
12 months or less: Small cell lung cancer is an aggressive disease. It is highly sensitive to chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy but it tends to recur. If the disease is limited, cure can be achieved with proper treatment. If the disease is extensive, cure is not feasable but treament can improve or delay symptoms and can help patients live longer. Without treatment, survival is 6 to 12 months. ...Read more
Lung resection surgery includes usually lobectomy and pneumonectomy. The lung is divided anatomically into 3 lobes on the right and 2 lobes on the left. Surgical removal of a lobe is called a lobectomy. Removal of the entire lung is called a pneumonectomy. These are usually done via a thoracotomy incision but can be done with small ...Read more
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