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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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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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Aunt- stage 4 lung cancer, no treatment weak heart, swollen neck lymph, coughing up blood, oxygen, hospice, life expectancy?

Aunt- stage 4 lung cancer, no treatment weak heart, swollen neck lymph, coughing up blood, oxygen, hospice, life expectancy?

Preterminal: Unfortunately the patient appears to be preterminal with life expectancy predicted to be in days or weeks. Hospice care will ensure that pain and suffering will be avoided and will not prolong death. I assume that the patient and family understands and agrees with this plan of care. ...Read more

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Have lung cancer can a lump on the outside of the head mean anything?

Have lung cancer can a lump on the outside of the head mean anything?

Possibly: Lung cancer may spread outside the lung either locally or via blood or lymph channels. A lump on your head may or may not be related but it should be checked by a physician and may need to be biopsied depending on what it looks and feels like. ...Read more

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Woke up with my face near my armpit n hand resting behind my head. I kind of feel breathless could this be from inhaling deodorant? Lung cancer cause?

Woke up with my face near my armpit n hand resting behind my head. I kind of feel breathless could this be from inhaling deodorant? Lung cancer cause?

Deodorant enters: The body through the skin, w/little or none coming in through breathing. Please see your doc to rule out medical/breathing conditions. Breathless feeling MAY have been from your sleep position. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Lowgrade fever off/on, swollen face and neck, high sed rate, normal blood work, no allergies, rash from rt chest to rt palm, body aches, 6 months ongoing?

Lowgrade fever off/on, swollen face and neck, high sed rate, normal blood work, no allergies, rash from rt chest to rt palm, body aches, 6 months ongoing?

Autoimmune disease: Unfortunately, you have a complex situation and something that is tricky to diagnose. It sounds like you have been to several doctors already. It sounds like you need a dermatologist to see you and do a skin biopsy, immunologist work up or rheumatologist. It could be a rare infection, but more likely autoimmune at this point. ...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 spread in family?

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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If I smoke will I get lung cancer?

If I smoke will I get lung cancer?

15%: 15% of smokers (>100 cigarettes in a lifetime) develop lung cancer. 80% of all lung cancer is caused by smoking. If you stop smoking, your risk of lung cancer decreases each year after stopping. ...Read more

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Could car fumes cause lung cancer?

Could car fumes cause lung cancer?

Not likely: The vast majority of lung cancer is caused by smoking - i.e. First hand cigarette smoke. Lung cancer is rare in people who have never smoked. If car exhaust were an important contributor we'd see far more cancer in people who had never smoked. ...Read more

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Would a body scan show lung cancer?

Would a body scan show lung cancer?

May be: A question of the form can A show B is almost always answered maybe, because you cannot completely exclude the possibility that it may or may not demonstrate the finding in question. Also a mass has to have at least 1, 000, 000, 000 cells before it is visible on a contemporary scan. ...Read more

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Can garlic help metastize lung cancer?

Not sure? You mean: ...But garlic will neither make lung cancer spread (metastasize) nor treat metastatic lung cancer. ...Read more

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How do u know when u have lung cancer?

How do u know when u have lung cancer?

Not easy: It is difficult to catch it early. Some people might benefit from regular screening. Symptoms are more likely with advanced cases, they include cough, weight loss, shortness of breath, chest pain. ... Etc. ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure lung cancer?

What is a good way to cure lung cancer?

Depends: This depends on the stage and performance status of the patients. Most of the time surgery is recommended. However certain early forms of lung cancer and advanced forms of lung cancer can be treated without surgery (ie chemotherapy and/or radiation) ...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


Dr. David Cooke
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Lung Cancer (Definition)

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 ...Read more