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What organs does lung cancer attack?

What organs does lung cancer attack?

Local versus mets: Lung cancer will locally invade the chest wall and cause fluid to accumulate around the lungs. It can spread to the brain, bone, adrenal glands. ...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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Hav carcinoma endometrium wit liver lung lymph bone secondries.now devlpd TB granuloma in brain.is TB brain is fatal.wht will happen next.scared?

Hav carcinoma endometrium wit liver lung lymph bone secondries.now devlpd TB granuloma in brain.is TB brain is fatal.wht will happen next.scared?

Consequent to TXs: TB is opportunistic in the sense that it strikes in people usually immuno compromised or suppressed. Depending upon the types of treatments you've been given for your cancers the immune system may have been weakened thus allowing the tuberculosis to get in. Your doctors are likely to speak to you about treating the TB. If you'd like to ask more send questions to www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Why is lung cancer spread through the mediastinum dangerous?

Why is lung cancer spread through the mediastinum dangerous?

Usually incurable: Once lung cancer spreads to the mediastinum, usually to the lymph nodes, but also other organs, it is generally incurable by surgical resection or other treatments. ...Read more

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Stage 4 cancer that has spread to liver lungs and brain. What is live expectancy.?

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Stage 4 cancer that has spread to liver lungs and brain. What is live expectancy.?

Stage IV lung cancer: Straight to the point...There is nothing that will change or delay the inevitalbe. Everyday is a blessing and is precious and you should treat it as such. The text books will say six months or less but it is usually a lot less. Some patients will last a few days and others will take a few weeks depending on their overall strength. They are only traveling the path we all will soon follow. ...Read more

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Is mycobacteria linked to lung cancer?

Is mycobacteria linked to lung cancer?

Appears to relate: Yes, studies have found lung cancer associations with mycobacteria. http://goo.gl/fkyr9t and http://goo.Gl/kvlwhx. ...Read more

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Does brain cancer ever spread to the lungs?

Does brain cancer ever spread to the lungs?

Almost never: Tumors that start in the brain (such as glioma- the most common primary tumor ) almost never metastasize outside the brain, to the extent that they are reportable as case reports. ...Read more

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How would lung cancer (tumor) spread to the brain?

How would lung cancer (tumor) spread to the brain?

Blood vessels : The cancer grows into small blood vessels and sheds cells that move through the blood stream to distant sites, lung, then rest of body. ...Read more

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Does tuberculoma of lungs contagious?

Does tuberculoma of lungs contagious?

Depends: This is a term that is not usually used for Tuberculosis of the lungs. It is either active TB or latent TB. They best way to determine if you are infectious is to get a sputum sample that your lab or provider can do an AFB stain and culture. There are also rapid molecular tests that can do this also. If your sputum is positive, you are infectious. ...Read more

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Why does lung cancer usually spread to the brain, thereby producing brain tumors?

Why does lung cancer usually spread to the brain, thereby producing brain tumors?

Brain Mets: (metastasis) as an entity comprise 100k per year. Lung cancer leads the league, but breast, melanoma, kidney are quite common. Prostate almost never. Only rhabdoid tumors in children commonly go to brain. This pattern stares at us, but baffles us as to why "organotropic" patterns of metastasis are so predictable. ...Read more

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Can cancer result from breathing in lung cancer cells?

Can cancer result from breathing in lung cancer cells?

No: Your body's immune system will handle foreign cells, so people do not transmit cancer person to person. You can get cancer from breathing in toxins, but that is not transferred from person to person either. ...Read more

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Is metastatic thyroid cancer of the lungs cureable?

Is metastatic thyroid cancer of the lungs cureable?

Most likely not: Thyroid cancer that has spreaded to the lung is unlikely to be curable. However, there are treatments available to control the disease such as radioactive iodine if the cancer cells would pick up iodine. Patient can be treated and maintained with good quality life for many many years with repeat treatment if necessary. ...Read more

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Can lung cancer spread in family?

No: Individual entity. Not infection. Not communicable. But with smoking, exposure, second hand smoke several family members can have cancer. ...Read more

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Can lung cancer spread to stomach?

Can lung cancer spread to stomach?

Yes: http://goo.gl/qyxxk4 "...The most frequent tumors involved in secondary gastric sites are melanoma, breast, and lung cancer..." http://goo.Gl/r2bnbz "...Reported that the incidence of gastric metastasis was 1.7% in 1010 autopsy cases and that the most common cancers metastasizing to the stomach were breast cancer, melanoma and lung cancer..." http://goo.Gl/tjkovg. ...Read more

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How can lung cancer kill?

How can  lung cancer kill?

A disturbing list: Pneumonia, brain matastases, hypercalcemia, paraneoplastic encephalopathy, restrictive lung disease, medication side-effects, suffocation from wasting. Others. Hoping that you do not have lung cancer, or can get a cure, or that you get good hospice care -- the latter's a blessing that's fairly new. ...Read more

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Can people survive non small cell lung cancer?

Can people survive non small cell lung cancer?

Yes,depends stage: Stage 1 nsclc; surgical resection, appr70%5yrsurv stage2nsclc;surgery apprx. 30-35% 5 yr survival. ...Read more

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How come non-small lung cancer not called large cell lung cancer?

How come non-small lung cancer not called large cell lung cancer?

Sub type: Large cell lung cancer is actually a subset of non small cell lung cancer, which behaves much more like small cell cancer than like other forms of non small cell cancer. I am sorry that the terminology is so confusing. , . ...Read more

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Can chemo or radiation for lung cancer cause brain damage?

Can chemo or radiation for lung cancer cause brain damage?

Chemo brain: Chemo brain has been studied fairly well and in fact at this past years national conference a seminal study was presented that notes that chemo brain can begin even before a patient has received any chemotherapy. Thus the cognitive impairment begins from the traumatic stress caused by the diagnosis and hearing the words chemotherapy and cancer. This is a form of ptsd. Some ctx makes it worse. ...Read more

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Copd leads to lung cancer?

Copd leads to lung cancer?

Unlikely: While COPD does not cause lung cancer, the factors (smoking, for example) that cause COPD can also cause lung cancer. ...Read more

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Does lung caviation with pneumonia mean its lung cancer?

Does lung caviation with pneumonia mean its lung cancer?

Lung Cavity Causes: Not at all! differential DX of cavitation on chest x-ray: 1 caveating pneumonia: s aureus, gram-negative bacilli (klebsiella, pseudomonas, legionella), anaerobes, mycobacteria, fungi, pneumocystis. 2 septic emboli, bacterial or fungal. 3 wegener's granulomatosis or pulmonary infarction 4 infected bullae or cysts. 5 cancer: primary or secondary. Clearly, your doctor will help sort these out. ...Read more

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How likely is it for someone to survive brain cancer and tuberculosis in the lungs?

How likely is it for someone to survive brain cancer and tuberculosis in the lungs?

Tb chances are good: It is quite unlikely to have both conditions at the same time. This makes therapy more challenging but doable. Cure from tuberculosis should be expected. The main concern here is the brain cancer. For the most common adult brain cancer, survival is about a year, give or take a few months. ...Read more

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How much time does a person with lung and brain cancer survive?

How much time does a person with lung and brain cancer survive?

Short time: Separate lung and brain cancer are rare. More common is finding lung cancer having metastasized to the brain. Sometimes radiation can minimize the brain symptoms but when chemo has failed, most survival is in terms of monthsbrain cancer ...Read more

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Does brain cancer ever spread to the lungs?

Almost never: Tumors that start in the brain (such as glioma- the most common primary tumor ) almost never metastasize outside the brain, to the extent that they are reportable as case reports. ...Read more

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Can we confirm lung or brain cancer without biopsy on an old woman?

Can we confirm lung or brain cancer without biopsy  on an old woman?

Unlikely: ? Metastatic to brain from lung may show up in an easier to biopsy site- skin, superficial node etc. PET scan may localize a spot ...Read more

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What to expect in metastasis, lung and brain cancer?

What to expect in metastasis, lung and brain cancer?

The question is: A puzzle. Are you asking: what next, in someone with lung and brain disease? (usually starting in lung, then going to brain). Or the pattern of metastasis if either is primary: brain as primary almost never metastasizes outsie cns, whereas lung commonly foes to brain, as well as other lung, liver, bones, adrenals. ...Read more

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How long do you have if you have small cell liver lung and brain cancer?

How long do you have if you have  small cell liver lung and brain cancer?

Depends: It is not possible to predict the behavior of tumors other than providing averages. Has the tumor been treated? If it was treated and became wide spread while under treatment, the prognosis would be poor. ...Read more

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What can you expect in the final stages of metastasis lung and brain cancer?

Prognosis: Obviosly prognosis is not good in this situation. Usual treatment is palliative to keep patient comfortable. Radiation therapy can help neurological symptoms. Disease widening with increase shortness of breath, respiratory failure, pneumonia, infection and pain related to cancer can happen. Palliative chemotherapy can help to improve symptoms. ...Read more

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What can I expect during the final stages of metastasis lung and brain cancer?

What can I expect during the final stages of metastasis lung and brain cancer?

Difficult: Very difficult to answer as each person is different. If the metastases in the brain themselves result in death, people usually develop anything from headaches, confusion, seizures, weakness, or numbness, ultimately developing difficulty breathing if swelling becomes severe enough. Brain swelling can be treated with steroids and the tumors with radiation, and sometimes surgery or chemo. ...Read more

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A family member has lung ,throat,brain cancer.how long does a person live for?

A family member has lung ,throat,brain cancer.how long does a person live for?

Variable: I'm sorry to hear about your family members health and wish that all goes as best as possible. But in terms of prognosis life span wise, this is impossible to predict without any specifics about the pathology of the cancer, the spread of the cancer, treatment failures/success, other ailments in addition to cancer, etc. Seek input from your family members oncologist. ...Read more

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I had 2 reg. Chest xrays a month before a head CT i had no idea of brain cancer risk! i'm terrified now:.( i mean its my brain i'm only 24.

Xray dangers: The danger of brain cancer from chest xrays and a ct scan is very, very low. Try to stop worrying so much. Take good care of yourself. I hope your tests are all normal. ...Read more

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Can someone survive if they have brain cancer (GBM)?

Can someone survive if they have brain cancer (GBM)?

Very rare: If it is a GBM (glioblastoma multiforme) this a high grade malignant tumor of the brain with poor prognosis. Even with resection and chemo/radiation, these tumors recur and survival is generally less than a couple of years. There are rare subtypes of GBM that may have longer survival (giant cell variant) up to 5 years, but this is extremely rare. Make sure the diagnosis is correct. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate for brain cancer?

What is the survival rate for brain cancer?

Depends: It really depends on whether it spread to the brain from somewhere else or if it started in the brain, and even then there would be many factors affecting curability, including type, location, size, etc... ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the brain cancer survival rate?

Can any doc tell me what's the brain cancer survival rate?

Really depends: Are you talking a primary brain tumor or metastatic disease from another site. If a primary brain tumor, it depends on a few features - what grade - ie grade 2, 3, or 4, patient age, and other comorbidities. Grade 2s live about 10 years grade 3s live about 3-5 years grade 4s live if metastatic disease, survival is less than 1 year (if not shorter). ...Read more

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What is the survival rate or time frame for people with grade one brain cancer to live.

What is the survival rate or time frame for people with grade one brain cancer to live.

Many types: There are many forms of brain cancer. We would need to know the specific type to give you an answer. ...Read more

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If there is no cure for brain cancer, how long can someone survive with this type of cancer?

If there is no cure for brain cancer, how long can someone survive with this type of cancer?

No consistent answer: Many variables determine survival time - type of cancer, where the cancer is, how small if was when diagnosed, available surgical, radiation and chemotherapy for the cancer type. Also, every patient is different (individual genetics) so the same basic cancer type can act differently in different people. Get great medical care, fight hard and love a lot. Good luck in your situation! ...Read more

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How long do people with brain cancer survive?

How long do people with brain cancer survive?

Variable: Different types of brain cancers proceed at different rates. Some may last years, others may kill in months. ...Read more

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What are the chances of brain cancer survival?

What are the chances of brain cancer survival?

Depends.: There are different types of cancers that can occur in the brain. Some are worse than others. Some are easier to remove than others. Some masses could even be benign tumors. The earlier the detection the better the chance of survival. No simple answer. Hope this answer helps. ...Read more

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Can someone survive having brain cancer - did sen kennedy have late stage?

Can someone survive having brain cancer - did sen kennedy have late stage?

Yes: There are many different types of brain cancer. Some are very curable, some are not. The type sen kennedy had was virtually impossible to cure. It was not so much the stage as the cell type of brain cancer he had. ...Read more

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How fast can brain cancer grow?

How fast can brain cancer grow?

It depends: There are many types of brain tumors. Some grow very slowly over many years, and some grow very, very rapidly. It really depends upon the type of brain tumor. ...Read more

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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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Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection (Definition)

Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an infectious organism that spreads by droplets coughed out by an infected person. Infection is established initially in lungs, but can spread within lungs & to other body parts, or can become latent, with reactivation occurring years to decades later. With effective treatment, it can be completely eliminated although drug resistant ...Read more