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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

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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Can shortness of breath be the only symptom of lung cancer...had clear chest xray and 2 negative d dimers (all 3 in December)...scared!

Can shortness of breath be the only symptom of lung cancer...had clear chest xray and 2 negative d dimers (all 3 in December)...scared!

More info needed: Shortness of breath can have many causes, including heart disease,lung disease, clot in the lung, and anemia. it does not necessarily indicate lung cancer. Your doctor can help sort this out. ...Read more

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If a person had lung cancer, how long after shortness of breath symptoms appeared would you expect them to start getting sick?

If a person had lung cancer, how long after shortness of breath symptoms appeared would you expect them to start getting sick?

Variable: Lung cancer comes in many forms -- by that I mean virulence, histologic type and varied involvement. An individual can be asymptomatic for a very long time with long cancer, because we have 2 lungs and quite a lot of redundancy. A lot of the lung would have to be compromised to start feeling short of breath; and the power of denial is also pretty strong. ...Read more

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Left side chest pain.no shortness of breath or breathing problems.no cough or other symptoms.burps came too much.smoker bt quit it.is dis lung cancer?

Left side chest pain.no shortness of breath or breathing problems.no cough or other symptoms.burps came too much.smoker bt quit it.is dis lung cancer?

Unlikely,due to your: age.Does any movement make it worse?this would suggest a musculoskeletal origin.Pleuritic chest pain is worse with deep breaths and caused by lung irritation/pneumonia.There are many structures in the chest that can cause pain.A careful history,physical exam,and x-Rays may b required to discover the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have swelling in the upper inside right cheek. It's not painful, unless i press on it. I have small cell lung cancer, was in remission for 6 mo.?

I have swelling in the upper inside right cheek.  It's not painful, unless i press on it.  
I have small cell lung cancer, was in remission for 6 mo.?

Needs to be checked: With your history of small cell cancer in remission, there are several possibilities, which may or may not be related to your cancer. ...Read more

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Patient has stage three lung cancer. She is swelling in her feet and hands. Why is that? What should she take or do for that?

Patient has stage three lung cancer. She is swelling in her feet and hands. Why is that? What should she take or do for that?

Depends: This could be due to many factors. This be from the medications, from getting excess fluid, from impaired venous drainage or kidney function, or simply from another process. Go see your oncologist and they will help determine the cause. ...Read more

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Can the average person breath enough air pollution to give them lung cancer in their lifetime?

Can the average person breath enough air pollution to give them lung cancer in their lifetime?

Possible: Depending on genetic predisposition, it is possible for a person to get lung cancer from breathing polluted air. The risk is even higher if the pollution has radioactivity, such as radon gas. About 10% of the lung cancers occur in non-smokers. ...Read more

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Never have enough air in my lungs to take a real deep breath. Could this be COPD or lung cancer?

Never have enough air in my lungs to take a real deep breath. Could this be COPD or lung cancer?

Deep breath: Not likely. However, if this is a persistent problem, you should have a chest x-ray to start and see your physician. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


Dr. David Cooke
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Lung Cancer (Definition)

From national cancer institute: "cancer that forms in tissues of the lung, usually in the cells lining air passages. The two main types are small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. These types are diagnosed based on how the cells ...Read more