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I feel very small lymphnodes(?) along carotid artery on both sides of my neck. if it would be cancer would it be many small 3mm knots ? crp,cbc normal

I feel very small lymphnodes(?) along carotid artery on both sides of my neck. if it would be cancer would it be many small 3mm knots ? crp,cbc normal

Lymphadenopathy: Lymph nodes swell and fluctuate usually due to the inflammatory reaction of infection. Cancer at your age would be unusual, but not impossible. If it persists beyond a month, or they grow larger, you should see someone who can evaluate it with a needle aspiration bx or similar diagnostic procedure. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Thyroid cancer in June. No Rai stage 1. Now feel lump or something else on carotid artery on same side where tc was Lump is movable. 23 years old.

Thyroid cancer  in June. No Rai stage 1. Now feel lump or something else  on carotid artery on same side where tc was  
Lump is movable. 23 years old.

Probable met: Thyroid ca is a common lesion with significant chance of nodal involvement. Where originally neck dissection employed with thyroidectomy for Ca, if nodes noted at procedure they are locally removed and RAI utilized. With a lump near carotid, its probably anterior jugular and needs local resection. If Ca determined then RAl and dissection limited to + site. Under 30, even with nodes, cure high. ...Read more

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I am having carotid artery sharp pain on right side and shoulder neck arm pain along with chest pain in center. Is this serious?

I am having carotid artery sharp pain on right side and shoulder neck arm pain along with chest pain in center. Is this serious?

Could be: That could be serious. The most troublesome thing you said is that you have chest pain in the center. Undiagnosed chest pain in a 47 year old who reports, as you do, a history of angina, should be further evaluated, especially if it's new, occurring more often, with less effort, lasting longer, or getting worse. ...Read more

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Why does my pulse in carotid artery feel weak and slow, neck and arms also feel weak, lightheaded and pain in neck and top of chest?

Be seen: You would certainly want to be seen to rule out cardiac disease as a first step; testing would likely include an EKG and echocardiogram. Starting with your primary care doctor for a good check up would be a good place to start. ...Read more

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Is there any way to make the final stages of lung cancer pleasant?

Is there any way to make the final stages of lung cancer pleasant?

Yes: There are a number of ways to keep a patient confortable. The hospice and palliative care teams are great at this. They also do so in a caring and compassionate way so that the patient and family suffer as little as is possible. ...Read more

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Im 30 my neck and back cracks constantly I hv done a lot of general labor in past tho I hv smkd for 15 years cld this be early stages of lung cancer?

Im 30 my neck and back cracks constantly I hv done a lot of general labor in past tho I hv smkd for 15 years cld this be early stages of lung cancer?

Not really: First you should stop smoking, you are concerned &causes cancer early lung cancers will not produce any symptoms, majority are detected in late stages when no longer curable. Your cracks may some other reason like early arthritis, etc and see your doctor. ...Read more

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What to expect in the final stages of lung cancer?

What to expect in the final stages of lung cancer?

Several: Worsening breathing fluid retention weight loss - cachexia no appetite pallor fatigue confusion and more! best wishes. Love your family. ...Read more

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My grandfather is in the advance stages of lung cancer and is experiencing excruciating pain in his hip at the moment. Are these linked?

My grandfather is in the advance stages of lung cancer and is experiencing excruciating pain in his hip at the moment. Are these linked?

Could be: Yes, it could be.Lung cancer commonly spreads to different organs including bones, lung, liver, lymph glands, brain etc. He should go to see his oncologist and get checked. It there is evidence of spreading to the bones- certain things can be done to relieve his pain- such as- radiation, surgery (if needed-such as in case of impending fracture on the femur etc); xgeva (denosumab) or zometa, pain meds etc. ...Read more

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How quickly can lung cancer spread?

How quickly can lung cancer spread?

Depends: Depends on the type of lung cancer, the location, and the person's overall immune status. ...Read more

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How quickly does lung cancer spread?

How quickly does lung cancer spread?

Very variable: This varies with cancer type and route of spread among other factors. At the time of diagnosis, small cell lung cancer is more often already spread to other organs. Non-small cell cancer can stay as small lung nodules for a couple of years before picking up speed. Spreading via the blood vessels can be sometimes faster than spread through the lymph nodes. ...Read more

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How do you cure small cell lung cancer?

How do you cure small cell lung cancer?

Rarely is cured.: It depends on the stage and if the cancer has spread. Small cell lung carcinoma is usually treated with chemotherapy and radiation. It is one of the most aggressive subtypes of lung cancer. Definitely consult with an oncologist, but patients with small cell should weigh the benefits of participating in treatment offered in clinical trials at university centers. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about lung cancer?

Information: Two basic types, small cell and non- small cell. Best treated if found early, which usually means found when looking for something else. If possible, best treated with surgical resection. If not, can be treated with radiation and /or chemotherapy. Newer treatments are generally aimed at patients not considered good surgical candidates. Most common cause: smoking. ...Read more

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Can people survive lung cancer for years?

Can people survive lung cancer for years?

Yes: Yes with appropriate, multi-disciplinary cancer treatment and care there are 5 year survival rates for every stage of lung cancer: http://goo.Gl/2cdq9 and http://goo.Gl/jx197. ...Read more

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How can lung cancer usually lead to death?

How can  lung cancer usually lead to death?

Varies: Most patients who die of lung cancer develop metastatic disease, or cancer in organs other than the lung. Common sites include the bones, brain, and liver. As the tumor grows, the functioning of these organs is compromised. This can lead to death. Patients also have a general decline, with cachexia frequently due to substances called cytokines released by the cancer. ...Read more

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Am I at risk of lung cancer at 26 years old?

Am I at risk of lung cancer at 26 years old?

Probably not, but...: If you are a smoker and have smoked over 100 cigarettes then the risk of lung cancer is higher than the general population. Also, there are some young patients who may develop lung mutations that put them at risk for lung cancer. ...Read more

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What can be done for small cell lung cancer?

What can be done for small cell lung cancer?

Chemotherapy: Small cell lung cancer is a neuroendocrine carcinoma that shows some response to specialized chemotherapy, although this tumor type tends to follow a fairly aggressive clinical course. ...Read more

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What are some more advanced symptoms of lung cancer?

What are some more advanced symptoms of lung cancer?

Variable: Unfortunately, early lung cancer is often asymptomatic, resulting in late stage diagnosis. The following link may assist you in the possible symptoms: http://goo.Gl/vvhhy generally, most symptoms associated with lung cancer arise during late stage. ...Read more

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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more


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