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Sign Of Melanoma Spread To Lungs
Could a local tumor in the lung spread to develop bone metastasize without affecting the rest of the lungs?
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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Stage 111 non small cell lung cancer. Had lobectomy, cancer in lymph node an chest wall. What are the symptoms when you get closer to death. ?
Wait to Worry: You should not be thinking about death unless your Cancer is growing or spreading(called Metastasis). Most people with growing cancer develop symptoms which will signal that you need to see your doctor for examination. A periodic check up by your doctor can reveal signs of tumor recurrence if there is one. So as long as you get checked periodically or when you have new symptoms, you are doing fine ...Read more
Yes: Common sites are the lymph nodes, lung and liver, but it can potentially spread anywhere. ...Read more
Yes: Cancer can spread to all parts of the body. Different types of cancers spread in very predictable ways. Such as lung cancer often spreads to the adrenal glands and bone while colon cancer frequently spreads to involve the liver. Many cancers can spread to the brain, however, brain cancer rarely spreads past the blood brain barrier outside of the brain. ...Read more
Might it be possible that a local tumor in the lung spread to develop bone metases without affecting the rest of the lungs?
Yes.: Some types of lung cancer, especially small cell lung cancer, can spread early and rapidly without growing a large initial mass in the lung. Spread to bone, the breasts, and the brain is most common. The method of spread is by cancer cells breaking away from the tumor and entering the bloodstream or lymphatic circulation; it does not grow into the bone by direct extension. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a local tumor in the lung spread to develop bone metases without affecting the rest of the lungs on xr?
ER+PR+HER2+breast cancer,stage 2b- lymph vascular invasion-what r stats/odds it's spread to other parts of the body?
Staging workup: If you know, you are a stage 2b, then I assume you have had surgery. If you were a stage 4, which is spread to other parts of the body, that would be known and dictate your treatment. A CT or PET scan can determine if there is spread to other areas of the body. Speak to your oncology team about your concerns so they can provide you with additional info. Good luck!! ...Read more
What is the survival rate of someone with stage 4 stomach cancer that spread to multiple lymph nodes and organs surrounding the stomach?
Unknown: This is an impossible question to answer for an individual. Clearly, it is less for someone with the above findings than it is for someone who doesn't have all of the above. When we look at 5-yr survival rates for a given cancer, that is the average survival of thousands of people with the disease. Every individual has other factors to consider. Even then, prediction is faulty. ...Read more
The Nature of Cancer: What makes a tumor malignant is the potential to break away from its organ of origin and take up residence in another one. Some cancer cells are better than others at travelling; others have more of a tendency to travel the longer they have been untreated. If we really understood the "why" part, we would be that much closer to curing all cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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