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Doctor insights on: Thick Brown Fluid From Lungs Cancer

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Please tell me can fluid on lungs be a sign of cancer?

Please tell me can fluid on lungs be a sign of cancer?

Maybe probably not: Fluid around the lungs is often secondary to infection, trauma, heart failure The build up of fluid in the pericardium may be due to heart failure, a viral illness, pneumonia but its not that likely. The fluid should be drained and tested they can see is cancer cells are in there and what it is composed of. Don't panic ...Read more

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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Does fluid in the lungs be related to kidney cancer?

Does fluid in the lungs be related to kidney cancer?

Not directly: Fluid in the lungs may be related to fluid overload if the kidneys are not functioning, may be related to coincidental heart disease, or may be related to inflammation in the lung, from pneumonia or blood clot. Kidney cancer may be associated with an increased risk of blood clot which could break off and travel to the lung. If there is shortness of breath or pain in the chest, see md immediately. ...Read more

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Why do lungs fill with fluid in end stage colon cancer?

Why do lungs fill with fluid in end stage colon cancer?

Edema : The end stages of many cancers involve fluid in the lungs which can make breathing difficult. There are many reasons; sometimes the cancer has spread to the lungs but not always. Malnutrition and the general body wasting of cancer also plays a role. ...Read more

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My sister has fluid on her lungs, she has cancer in her abdomen wall and has spread to her nodules. how long to live?

My sister has fluid on her lungs, she has cancer in her abdomen wall and has spread to her nodules. how long to live?

Life span: There is no one but God that knows the number of days we each have but you are describing someone with a terminal disease process. I would advise your sister to get her affairs in order. There is no way to know exact how long she will live. Best of luck to you and your sister. ...Read more

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Had a pet scan for breast cancer, showed fluid on the lung ?

Had a pet scan for breast cancer, showed fluid on the lung ?

Yes it can show: Pet scan also will have superimposed very high resolution ct scan images will show, now need additional test to find out the nature of fluid. ...Read more

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Can pleura fluid diagnose cancer if lung X-ray is clear?

Can pleura fluid diagnose cancer if lung X-ray is clear?

Pleural effusion: Yes. Pleural fluids could be checked for the cancerous cells. On the chest x-ray will be probably seen pleural effusion. ...Read more

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What to do if I have stage 4 lung cancer why do I get fluid in my lungs?

What to do if I have stage 4 lung cancer why do I get fluid in my lungs?

From tumors: The cancer masses may bleed or exude fluid making a pleural effusion. Multiple lesions in the lungs may also congest the lungs or create obstructive pneumonia. ...Read more

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My dad was due biop 2day 4 sus lung cancer too much fluid left on his lungs they say, after 5 dys i feel they are wastin time, wot shoud they be doin?

My dad was due biop 2day 4 sus lung cancer too much fluid left on his lungs they say, after 5 dys i feel they are wastin time, wot shoud they be doin?

Drain the fluid: It is always hard to sit and wait. If the fluid is in response to a lesion, then the easiest thing to consider is a diagnostic tap. That may help. ...Read more

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I am 25. 5 yrs smoking history but quit it 3 mnths ago. Coughing brown phelgm & chest pain sometime. Is it lung cancer or lung cancer possible at 25 ?

Unlikely: Lung cancer takes quite a while to develop. Your lungs are just clearing out the leftover garbage left down in there from smoking. This is pretty common. Congratulations on quitting smoking - probably the BEST thing you could ever do for your health! ...Read more

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I have asthma and almost every day I have thick mucus So I'm worried will it lead to lung cancer in future? Even though my PFT results are not bad

I have asthma and almost every day I have thick mucus 
So I'm worried will it lead to lung cancer in future? 
Even though my PFT results are not bad

Do not worry: Asthma is not a predisposing factor for lung cancer. Do seek treatment for asthma as it has its own mortality risk without causing cancer. ...Read more

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My father have fluid in his lungs but he has stop taking medication. What are the side effects of not taking medication. Can it lead to lung cancer?

My father have fluid in his lungs but he has stop taking medication.
What are the side effects of not taking medication.
Can it lead to lung cancer?

Lung fluid worsening: Your father needs to go see his doctor to discuss why he stopped the medication- was he having side effects, too costly? Whatever the case, his doctor may be able to offer him an alternative so the fluid in his lungs does not get worse to the point where he has difficulty breathing. If the cause of the fluid has not yet been determined, he should also discuss diagnostic tests with his doctor. ...Read more

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Hi my grandma is in her last stage of her lung cancer and she is in the hospital and she has fluid in her lungs with only 35% of her heart beating she?

Hi my grandma is in her last stage of her lung cancer and she is in the hospital and she has fluid in her lungs with only 35% of her heart beating she?

Palliative Care: I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother--it's terrible to experience & difficult to watch. I'm certain that her doctors are focusing on her comfort above all-else. Ask her if she is uncomfortable; if she is, make sure that her doctors know exactly how she feels. ...Read more

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Recently my mom had lung cancer. Today she was taken to the hospital after some chest pain and there seems to be some fluids in her lungs ( i think it?

Recently my mom had lung cancer. Today she was taken to the hospital after some chest pain and there seems to be some fluids in her lungs ( i think it?

Pleural Effusions: Hi, it sounds like you may be asking where this fluid is coming from. Pleural effusions can come from different sources. It is possible that cancer or recurrence and spread of cancer can cause a pleural effusion. However, they can also come from infections, heart failure and liver failure to name some other possibilities. A full eval is warranted and may require draining and testing the fluid. ...Read more

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Chest tube insertion to drain fluid in lungs - is that usually a cancer sign?

Chest tube insertion to drain fluid in lungs - is that usually a cancer sign?

Maybe, maybe not: Fluid can develop around the lung for many reasons, most common being cancer, infection and heart failure. Most of the time when a chest tube or needle is used to drain the fluid, tests will be done to determine what caused the fluid to accumulate which will then determine what other treatment may be necessary. ...Read more

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My father is suffering frm lung cancer 4th stage, recently fluid got generated in his lungs, he also has jaundice, taken 6 chemo in 2012, what to do?

My father is suffering frm lung cancer 4th stage, recently fluid got generated in his lungs, he also has jaundice, taken 6 chemo in 2012, what to do?

See medical oncology: You should take him to see a medical oncologist. She / he can help you figure out if the fluid needs to be taken out and how. She / he can also help figure out if there is another chemotherapy available for treatment depending on the type of lung cancer and the condition of your father. If possible, your dad should be seen by a palliative care specialist. All the best, ariel. ...Read more

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Coughing up brown stuff every day for over 7 months now. I was a heavy smoker for around 10 years, recent chest pain. Chest X-ray clear. lung Cancer?

You tell Us: Will any answer we give you motivate you to stop smoking? This symptom is not likely to be cancer, but it could lead to cancer eventually if you continue to smoke. ...Read more

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My dad 81yr has fluid in lungs.Keeps forming & breathless on oxygen & weak.Tests show no cancer.On symptoms being given meds for Tb & pneumonia.Help?

My dad 81yr has fluid in lungs.Keeps forming & breathless on oxygen & weak.Tests show no cancer.On symptoms being given meds for Tb & pneumonia.Help?

Shortness of breath: Shortness of breath can happen from lung and heart disease, fluid in the lung indicates heart failure and heart disease. He may have associated pneumonia also. He may have some clinical indication to be on anti tuberculosis treatment. you can call our consult line with all the lab and x- ray results to get a better understanding of your fathers condition. ...Read more

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My friend who has forth stage breast cancer has fluid around her lungs, tumers inside her lungs and is tired. Could oxygen therapy help her at all?

My friend who has forth stage breast cancer has fluid around her lungs, tumers inside her lungs and is tired. Could oxygen therapy help her at all?

If her oxygen is low: Oxygen level can be easily tested and so i would do that first. If it is low, supplemental oxygen can be quite helpful. If too much fluid, she may need to get treatment to remove the excess fluid, otherwise oxygen may not get to the lungs to cross to the blood where she needs it... ...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