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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


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What bloodwork would be used in diagnosing pancoast tumor? I am waiting to have CT scan due to apex lung nodule.

Usually none: A pancoast tumor (name of radiologist who described it), is a tumor involving a specific site in the lung, but it does not give the specific type. Usually they are adenocarcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma, but you need a biopsy to prove this. Do you smoke? You are young for a lung cancer, even though you have thallasemia. Do not worry until a biopsy and ct have been performed. ...Read more

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I have a tumor in my lung. Will i survive?

I have a tumor in my lung. Will i survive?

Depends upon type.: There are many types of 'lung tumors'. Some of these are benign, and some are malignant. Some tumors start in the lung tissue (primaries), while others spread from other body sites to the lungs (metastases). If you have primary benign lung tumor (such as a hamartoma), you have nothing to worry about. If you have a lung cancer or a metastasis to the lungs, then you likely need treatment. ...Read more

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I have a tumor in my lung, will i survive?

I have a tumor in my lung, will i survive?

Depends: What sort of tumor? Primary lung cancer? Metastatic disease? Or perhaps the lesion is not a tumor at all but an old scar or an infection. Survival depends upon which of these is present and the treatment effectiveness for the various types. Check with your treating physician about your actual chances. ...Read more

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Besides smoking what can cause a ?Tumor?In ?The lungs?

Besides smoking what can cause a ?Tumor?In ?The lungs?

Risk factors: Risks of lung cancer: http://goo.Gl/gu9ms 15% of smokers (>100 cigarettes in a lifetime) develop lung cancer. 80% of all lung cancer is caused by smoking. Additionally, numerous other diseases and cancers are related to smoking. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of lung tumors can someone my age get them?

What are symptoms of lung tumors can someone my age get them?

NO Very very rare: At the age of 19 lung tumors are rare , some times born with undeveloped lung tissue called hemartomas are benign worry about other thing in life than lung tumors ...Read more

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Can you tell me about tumors burned out of lungs before with a laser?

Can you tell me about tumors burned out of lungs before with a laser?

Unclear question: Please tell us more clearly what you want to know. Have you had lung tumors before or now?? was it cancer or something benign and when did you have this problem?? ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the odds that a tumor on a non-smoker's lungs will be non cancerous?

Can you please tell me the odds that a tumor on a non-smoker's lungs will be non cancerous?

We consider it: Cancer until proven otherwise, but even with history of living in endemic areas of histoplasmosis, coccidioidomycosis, it is risky to watch without repeat tests. Thoracoscopic procedures can excise with fewer adverse effects that standard thoracotomy. Laying odds is not a game to be played when your life is in the balance. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about what it's like to have tumors burned out of their lungs before with a laser?

Can you tell me about what it's like to have tumors burned out of their lungs before with a laser?

Mgt: The procedure is conducted in the operating room. The lesions are then targeted with a laser. At the end of the procedure they will check the airway to make sure there are no other lesions or problems. ...Read more

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Lung tumor symptoms?

Lung tumor symptoms?

Chest x-ray/MRI/PET: There could be blood in the sputum, that is always a cause for concern and gets people motivated. However, pain is usually not a symptom, until later in the process. Seeing your pcp and asking for a chest x-ray is a great place to start! the pcp will help guide you from there. If you suspect something let him/her know, so they can rule that question out, or substantiate your suspicion. ...Read more

Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


Apex (Definition)

Apex normally refers to a peak. However in dentistry it actually is defined as the end ...Read more