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Symptoms Of Melanoma Spread To Lungs
If melanoma has spread to the lungs, what symptoms the person will have? And will a lymph node swell? If yes where?
Sometimes none: Melanoma that has spread to the lung does not always have associated symptoms. The patient may be a symptomatic but has evidence of spread noted on chest x-ray or ct scan obtained for other reasons. When there are symptoms, these can be cough, wheeze, shortness of breath, bloody sputum and pain with deep breathing. Lymph nodes in the mediastinum (the space between your lungs) can be enlarged. ...Read more
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
Poor prognosis: But there is always hope.Get a more detailed answer ›
My dad has stage4 melanoma that spread to the lungs, gall bladder, bladder& brain, age 71 has diabetes, what are his survival rates?
Too many Variables: I am sorry to hear of your family's struggled. But we do not have any concrete information about your father's health condition. This is a question to ask of his doctors directly. ...Read more
A chest xray can show nodules in the chest and is used as part of follow-up. The ct scan and the pet scan are more specific tests when metastasis is suspected.
For follow up after initial surgery the nccn has an excellent guide for patients. It helps to decide what tests are appropriate and what ones are not needed. We don't want to over irradiate people in follow-up. ...Read more
I have a mole on my back, im afraid its melanoma, and im afraid that its spread. I did X-ray of my back and chest, will it show if there is melanoma?
Need to see a doctor:
The xray will probably not help. You need to have a doctor skilled at identifying and treating skin abnormalities look at the mole. Your best bet would be to see your primary doctor or a dermatologist.
Is there something about this mole that has you concerned? The american cancer society has some good information about skin cancer: http://www. Cancer. Org/cancer/skincancer-melanoma/overviewguid. ...Read more
It can: Melanoma is an aggressive skin cancer that if caught late can travel to other areas of the body and frequently will spread to the lungs and several other organs. Once diagnosed, the likelihood of cancer spread depends mostly on the depth of the melanoma when removed. If indicated, ct scan and or pet scans are typically done to check the lungs and other organs. ...Read more
Spread in blood: Cancer can spread to other areas through the lymphatics to lymph nodes or directly invade the blood stream and float and pumped to other areas of the body. Therefore melanoma is a very dangerous cancer where the slightest growth deep into the skin ends up getting into the blood stream. Its a strange disease though as the original melanoma may be resected years before it shows up in other organs. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on how many metastatic tumors are present, if they can be removed with an operation (ask your surgeon), and what kind of chemotherapy you are eligible for based on the genetic analysis of your melanoma tumor. Generally metastatic melanoma has a very limited survival, but within the last 2 years or so there are at least 2 very promising drugs that have improved this somewhat. ...Read more
Varies: This depends if the metastatic disease can be removed surgically. The best chance at survival depends on removal of all the disease. ...Read more
Yes it is: Melanoma starts in the skin or mucosa. If it spreads to the lung it is very serious. Some times surgery can be done to remove the melanoma from the lung. Some melanomas are susceptible to a new chemotherapy. It is best to treat melanoma while it is confined to the skin. Early treatment is curable. ...Read more
Should I be worries about my untreated melanome that has been unoticed or treated in 10+ years I am 23 years old and had an apendectimy/appendix surgery a few weeks ago. After surgery doc asked me how long the "melanoma" spot on my right lower lung has be
Any: Any suspeciouse skin lession should be biopsied and do hope that your concerned surgeon would do that for you, I know I would. ...Read more
I have metastatic melanoma x 10yrs. Last year it was in my lung and treated with chemo. Ferritin is 20. Heard sign of colon cancer? Any other cancer?
I have a small mole on my chest I have picked at the past couple days. Can this lead to or cause melanoma? I'm a little spooked. What can I do?
If you have concerns about a pigmented lesion you should see your primary care doctor or a dermatologist. What did this mole look like? Was it round/oval and well defined? Any changes in size or color?
https://www. Aad. Org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/m---p/melanoma/signs-symptoms ...Read more
Mole on hubbys chest that has a dark spot on it then I remember. He says hasn't changed. How fast does melanoma change a mole? Other signs?
Take a picture:
If a mole becomes larger, irregular, changes color, bleeds, develops a ulcer or a nodule, it would be important to have it checked out and if needed removed. You may want to take a picture of the mole to compare it to the actual mole a later date, rather than relying on your memory of its appearance. See this site for info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/moles/basics/definition/con-20019745 ...Read more
Is it possible to get melanoma from one CT scan (in chest area)? If yes how we can prevent it and how long it will take to appear?
I noticed two flat brown/white spots, size of finger nail, in the center of my chest. Can Melanoma be flat and just appear on skin?
I had IPL done on my arms and chest cuz I had lots of freckles and moles from sun. Can it cause melanoma to be missed?
It might: If in doubt, see a dermatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have 2 swollen lymph nodes in neck and history of melanoma is a CBC and chest X-ray enough tests? X-ray was clear lymphocytes high on cbc
See your doc: I would bring these lymph nodes to the attention of your surgeon. If they appear suspicious a biopsy would be performed to obtain a diagnosis. ...Read more
2 swollen lymph nodes in neck history of melanoma CBC normal apart from high lymphocytes chest X-ray normal, doc not doing any more tests, worried.
Questions: Lots of questions to help figure this out. Where are the nodes, where was the melanoma, how deep was it and how was it treated? How long ago was the melanoma found? If the nodes are in the drainage basin of the primary melanoma, that is more cause for worry than if they are elsewhere. ...Read more
Many disguises: I have seen melanoma spread nearly everywhere you can imagine, and the site of metastasis dictates the symptoms that may occur. Common sites include lymph nodes, lung, liver, bone, and small intestine. Lymph nodes: a lump in the underarm, neck, or groin. Lung: cough, shortness of breath or bloody sputum. Liver: jaundice or pain. Bone: pain or fracture. Small intestine: bloody bm, blockage. ...Read more
A condition in which some element of your skin--which is one of the most complex organs in the body--degenerates into cancer. The three most common types of skin cancer are: basal cell, squamous cell, and melanoma which occur in that order and degree of aggressiveness. Although heredity plays a major role, sun exposure and tobacco use and ...Read more
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