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Doctor insights on: Stage 4 Lymphoma Metastatic To Lung

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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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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. ...Read more

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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... ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Lymphoma (Definition)

Lymphoma is cancer of the lymph system, which is an infection fighting collection of nodes of lymph tissue populated by white blood cells and ducts that drain excess fluid. The system ...Read more