Top
20
Doctor insights on: Stage 4 Lymphoma Metastatic To Lung

Share

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


3

3
My mom has stage 4 metastatic cancer of lungs, but primary is unknown. Her gallbladder mass, ca is 19.9 which is high but her liver is alright. She got a CT scan done three months ago and her gallbladder seemed fine. Could it be gallbladder cancer?

My mom has stage 4 metastatic cancer of lungs, but primary is unknown. Her gallbladder mass, ca is 19.9 which is high but her liver is alright. She got a CT scan done three months ago and her gallbladder seemed fine. Could it be gallbladder cancer?

Gb unlikely: Your mother has stage IV cancer with mets to lung. I am sorry. If a ct showed the gallbladder normal 3 months ago then it is unlikely. Knowing if it is adenocarcinoma or squamous may help. But focusing on the forward progress and implementing a plan she wants is the most important thing. A supportive family and a clear goal. Hope this helps.

See 3 more doctor answers
5

5
What is b-cell lymphoma of the lungs?

What is b-cell lymphoma of the lungs?

Extranodal lymphoma: Lymphoma in the lungs may be in the lymph nodes (nodal) or in the lung parenchyma (lung tissue itself = extranodal = outside of lymph nodes). While theoretically any lymphoma may involve the lungs some more common ones might include - marginal zone lymphoma, primary mediastinal, effusion lymphoma, dlbcl...

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
What does this mean I had lymphoma twice already FINDINGS: Lungs: The previously noted 5 mm right upper lobe nodule is unchanged in size. (3:24)?

What does this mean I had lymphoma twice already FINDINGS: Lungs: The previously noted 5 mm right upper lobe nodule is unchanged in size. (3:24)?

More info: 5 mm is small. What is the time interval between the scans? If it has been stable for about 2 years, it's benign.

8

8
My father 93 years old has liquid in lungs. He has long years of lymphoma that not buther him and he recovered from TB a year ago. What could be done?

Possibilities: Fluid in the lungs can be due to a heart problem, but can also be due to lymphoma. If the fluid is around the lungs, called a pleural effusion, the fluid can be removed to help your father feel better, and to analyze the reason the fluid is accumulating. If it is in the lungs, other tests may be able to be done to determine the cause.

9

9
Both my uncle&my dad had lung cancer&lymphoma at the same time is this rare&could it be genetic? Many males have died from same for generations back!

Both my uncle&my dad had lung cancer&lymphoma at the same time is this rare&could it be genetic? Many males have died from same for generations back!

Unknown: Many genetic predispositions exist that we can't identify. However, lung cancer and leukemia together is unusual and suggests an environmental exposure. Were the victims smokers? Any specific occupation (i.e. Miners or coal workers or other?) i'd be much bore suspicious that your dad and his brother were exposed to something that led to the diseases.

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
Is non-hodgkin lymphoma in the lungs curable? Do doctors use radiation to the lungs?

Is non-hodgkin lymphoma in the lungs curable? Do doctors use radiation to the lungs?

Could be: Depending upon morphology of tumor it could be. R/t has been used for the treatment also curable with chemotherapy.

11

11
Is it possible to have lymphoma & lung cancer at the same time? Are diseases related? Would severe, painful swelling of foot, ankle, & leg be a symptom?

Is it possible to have lymphoma & lung cancer at the same time? Are diseases related? Would severe, painful swelling of foot, ankle, & leg be a symptom?

Yes: It is definitely possible, however it is more likely that if someone has lymphoma and a mass is found in the lung that it is a lesion from the lymphoma rather than a true " lung cancer". But both are possible. Biopsy would surely differentiate between the two.

12

12
Had hodgkins lymphoma 5 years ago just recently started feeling bad. Just had CT scan of my lungs where they found some lymph nodes. Is it possibl e the cancer has come back.?

Had hodgkins lymphoma 5 years ago just recently started feeling bad. Just had CT scan of my lungs where they found some lymph nodes. Is it possibl e the cancer has come back.?

Yes: It is somewhat rare for hotchkins lymphoma to recur five years after initial treatment. If the lymphoma was originally in the mediastinum (the center of the chest) it could recur in the lungs or the lymph nodes there again. A biopsy must be performed. Sorry.

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
Painful swelling in ankle&leg. Docs think lymphoma, x-ray also found lump on lung. Will biopsy to confirm cancer-How to manage painful severe swelling?

Painful swelling in ankle&leg. Docs think lymphoma, x-ray also found lump on lung. Will biopsy to confirm cancer-How to manage painful severe swelling?

Compression: You need a venous duplex ultrasound of legs to assess for dvt. But beyond this diagnosis, compression hose are best to assist with leg oedema.

14

14
Severe painful swelling in foot&ankle-doctors indicate may be lymphoma-X-ray found lump on lung-appt for biopsy in 2 weeks-how to ease pain/swelling?

Severe painful swelling in foot&ankle-doctors indicate may be lymphoma-X-ray found lump on lung-appt for biopsy in 2 weeks-how to ease pain/swelling?

Not lymphoma: Painful swelling in foot ankle frequently from trauma. A torn ligament will cause severe symptoms and foot boot to prevent motion helps. Swelling reduced by elevation of foot and site of tenderness, if found should be infiltrated with lidocaine plus kenalog (triamcinolone) (40). Lymphoma develops in lymph nodes which are not prominent in ankle/foot. Lung lesion needs bx.

15

15
Lung cancer or lymphoma? I'm 22 nonsmoker, play soccer, lift weights. Recently I have developed a shortness of breath & pain after a bout w/ typhoid.

Lung cancer or lymphoma? I'm 22 nonsmoker, play soccer, lift weights. Recently I have developed a shortness of breath & pain after a bout w/ typhoid.

Probably neither: I would be extremely surprised if this was lung cancer and moderately surprised if it was Hodgkin's. It's a little early for you to be assigning yourself something deadly. My first concern in your case is a viral myocarditis. Get seen.

16

16
Face feels swollen but isn't, shortness of breath, shoulder pressure points, some fatigue. Afraid of a lung or lymphoma type cancer. Age 22 non smoker?

Face feels swollen but isn't, shortness of breath, shoulder pressure points, some fatigue. Afraid of a lung or lymphoma type cancer. Age 22 non smoker?

Get eval: At 22yo unless you have some family history there would not be a high probability or cancer or lymphoma, and it is good you do not smoke. Get an evaluation by the doc and get your fears alleviated and at the same time get treated for what is causing you to be short of breath, etc.

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
My mother had a recent CT scan, it showed 3 lung nodules, 4mm 6mm & 9mm she is 77yrs has had a cva 2yrs ago, history of lymphoma, & ex smoker. Cancer?

My mother had a recent CT scan, it showed 3 lung nodules, 4mm 6mm & 9mm she is 77yrs has had a cva 2yrs ago, history of lymphoma, & ex smoker. Cancer?

Probably not cancer: But best to talk with your doctor about the possibility of a ct guided biopsy by an interventional radiologist. A thin needle is passed into the nodule most easily reached and a sample is obtained for pathology. A biopsy is the only way to know for sure.

See 2 more doctor answers
18

18
Is it possible to have stage 4 lymphoma and not know it?

Is it possible to have stage 4 lymphoma and not know it?

Yes. Lots of types: There are a number of ways that a lymphoma can be classified as stage four and there are different types of lymphomas. Having bone marrow involvement or having small tumors on both sides of the diaphragm and in nonlymphatic organs like the bone or liver or lungs can all define a lymphoma as stage four. Depending on where these tumors are found they may or may not cause symptoms initially. Fatigue.

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
Stage 4 lymphoma-- is this a death sentence?

Not necessarily: There are some stage IV lymphomas that can be cured with aggressive chemotherapy. Some other cannot be cured but are so slowly growing that people can live years with them, sometimes even going years without treatment, and may die naturally if something else. Best to speak with a qualified hematologist/oncologist to learn about what you or your lives one is facing and the prognosis.

20

20
Non hodgkin's lymphoma stage 4 life expectancy?

Depends...: ....On the "flavor" of the lymphoma. Patients with stage IV low grade lymphomas may do well for years without treatment whereas a stage IV aggressive lymphoma has a more variable course.

Dr. Michael Thompson
1,751 Doctors shared insights

Lymphoma (Definition)

A malignancy developing in the lymphocytes of lymph glands. They present as an enlarging node that continues to grow and then ...Read more