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My dad has severe water retention with swollen ankles and legs. He was just diagnosed with lung cancer. How can he be helped with the endema?

My dad has severe water retention with swollen ankles and legs.  He was just diagnosed with lung cancer.  How can he be helped with the endema?

Edema: Severe edema is caused by either liver, cardiac, kidney failure or very low albumin, or lymphatic blockage from tumor or DVT so diagnosing underlying cause and treating that is imp. Diuretics like lasix, (furosemide) leg elevation and ted stockings should help. ...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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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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Could an eye orbital mass be metastatic lung cancer from a 11 mm lung nodule, with no swollen glands or other evidence of cancer?

Could an eye orbital mass be metastatic lung cancer from a 11 mm lung nodule, with no swollen glands or other evidence of cancer?

Time has taught me..: ..That with cancer almost anything is possible. That said, it would be unlikely for a 1cm lung "nodule" to go only to the orbit, especially if it is not proven to be cancer. I would suggest you discuss this with your doc (there may be details he/she knows that we don't) but seems to me that further imaging or maybe a biopsy are considerations if either of those 2 lesions are suspicious enough. ...Read more

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What can cause persistent fluid in the lungs and swollen ankles, despite taking diuretics continuously?

What can cause persistent fluid in the lungs and swollen ankles, despite taking diuretics continuously?

Several possibilitie: Pneumonia, adult respiratory distress syndrome, advanced malnutrition, congestive heart failure, hepatorenal syndrome, uremia. The lack of response to diuretics implies that either the condition isn't responsive to diuresis or the dose needs to be adjusted. The condition appears to be complicated and should be further evaluated with consultants as needed. ...Read more

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I am on zoladex (goserelin) treatment for breast cancer. I suffer from severe hot flushes, swollen ankles and pain in joints. Is it normal?

I am on zoladex (goserelin) treatment for breast cancer. I suffer from severe hot flushes, swollen ankles and pain in joints. Is it normal?

Zoladex (goserelin) Side Effects: Yes, these symptoms are often observed as side effects alone or in combination with zoladex (goserelin). As always, it is wise to notify your oncologist so he can monitor your progress and consider these potential side effects in the context of your entire treatment protocol. ...Read more

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Weight gain, swollen ankles more left, cough more then 2 months, head aches, chest pain when eating, irregular periods, enlarged lymnodes in lungs, ?

Weight gain, swollen ankles more left, cough more then 2 months, head aches, chest pain when eating, irregular periods, enlarged lymnodes in lungs, ?

See your doctor: 2 months of systemic symptoms and enlarged lung lymph nodes could be caused by a chronic infection of some types of blood or lymph cancer. Sometimes these things are hard to sort out but you should be working closely with your regular doctor or a pulmonary (lung) specialist. ...Read more

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Please dr. Does the lymph nodes swell after lung cancer surgery(stage 2 of non small cell)?

Please dr. Does the lymph nodes swell after lung cancer surgery(stage 2 of non small cell)?

They might: They might swell after surgery or they may have been swollen before the surgery. Do you mean the chest lymph nodes or any superficial ones? They may also swell with infection. Make sure you mention this to your doctor! ...Read more

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Can lung cancer be hereditary?

Can lung cancer be hereditary?

Unclear: Non or never smokers can develop lung cancer if they have a genetic mutation to such genes as egfr or eml4/alk fusion translocation. For more info: http://bit.Ly/ygfoko. ...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


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