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Could an early stage small cell lung cancer cause vitamin deficiencies? Thinking around B12, D, K, E.

Could an early stage small cell lung cancer cause vitamin deficiencies?  Thinking around B12, D, K, E.

You are way out!: You have a load of anxiety without any good reason. Just relax and forget that you have cancer. If you had the cancer, it will not remain hidden. But you will go insane thinking about it and worrying about it. I suggest that you adopt a good hobby like a long morning walk daily and get your mind off the subject of Cancer. ...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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Why would vitamin a deficiency or excess cause lung cancer?

Why would vitamin a deficiency or excess cause lung cancer?

Not a major factor: Vitamin excess is not known to be associated with lung cancer, except in one study of supplemental beta carotene. In contrast, vitamin a deficiency may be a factor by affecting the health of epithelium. ...Read more

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Does early stage small cell lung cancer cause vitamin deficiencies through malabsorption? Would it be seen on CT at this point?

Does early stage small cell lung cancer cause vitamin deficiencies through malabsorption? Would it be seen on CT at this point?

Two issues: Early stage small cell lung cancer does not cause malabsorption. Detection with CT would depend on the size and location of the lesion. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is it true vitamin A & E suppl. increase the risk of cancer! I read on internet smokers used beta-carotene were 18% more likely to get lung cancer!

Is it true vitamin A & E suppl. increase the risk of cancer!  I read on internet smokers used beta-carotene were 18% more likely to get lung cancer!

Possibly: It is true that these supplements do not help to prevent cancer and may increase risk of some cancers. Your doctor may still feel you need them for certain problems, but you should not take them as a cancer preventative. ...Read more

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Could metabolic activty from early small cell lung cancer cause vitamin deficincies (B12,D, Zinc, follate)? &Would this earlry tumor show on CT?

Could metabolic activty from early small cell lung cancer cause vitamin deficincies (B12,D, Zinc, follate)? &Would this earlry tumor show on CT?

No; but poor diet ca: Vitamin deficiencies (more than 1) like those of which you speak come from a poor diet that often includes alcohol or cigarettes. All of those can, in turn, cause small cell lung cancer but not necessarily. Cancer patients often eat poorly, but there are other reasons (liver disease, heart failure, kidney disease) which can do the same thing. Go to your doctor, get checked out. ...Read more

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How does the k-ras gene cause lung cancer?

How does the k-ras gene cause lung cancer?

One step: When k-ras takes a mutation that makes it stuck on the "on" position, it confers an unfair growth advantage on the cell and its progeny. Kras mutated lung cancers tend to occur in smokers and make mucin. There's no medicine right now that works especially well for this subcategory of cancers and its presence suggests other good target mutations are probably not present. Good luck, stay proactive. ...Read more

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Hi, I am ngoan, vietnamese. My moon have a lung cancer and metastasis in bony. She will do chemo on this december 17. Can she use fucoidan? Thanks

Hi, I am ngoan, vietnamese. My moon have a lung cancer and metastasis in bony. She will do chemo on this december 17. Can she use fucoidan? Thanks

Go ahead: Suit yourself and don't spend too much money on it. If you possess a basic knowledge of bioscience, you'll realize that essentially all the work that "shows effects of fucoidan" is done on cell cultures, not living organisms. This has been going on for thirty years with weak animal work appearing only in obscure no-impact journals. Do you want to give your money to people who mislead others? ...Read more

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Are X-rays capable of finding early lung cancer? I'm 17 and have had one, no signs but my lower left lung aches and the general lung is uncomfortable.

Are X-rays capable of finding early lung cancer? I'm 17 and have had one, no signs but my lower left lung aches and the general lung is uncomfortable.

It's Not Lung Cancer: Lung cancer that is causing symptoms should show up on a chest X-ray. At your age, the odds of having lung Cancer are extremely remote. So quit thinking about lung Cancer. get your attention off of this idea and focus on your health with daily exercise and healthy eating. If your chest symptoms are any worse in a month or so, then you need a check up from your doctor to look for any other cause. ...Read more

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Ive had an X-ray, results show no lung cancer, however I have consistent discomfort in my left lung and often aches, do I have lung cancer? I'm 17.

Ive had an X-ray, results show no lung cancer, however I have consistent discomfort in my left lung and often aches, do I have lung cancer? I'm 17.

Lung pain: Lateral chest pain in a young person is much more commonly due to infection like pneumonia or pleuritis, or perhaps even a local chest wall lesion like chondritis or bruising. Lung cancer usually does not present with pain. ...Read more

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Is there something called a k ras gene that causes lung cancer?

Is there something called a k ras gene that causes lung cancer?

Yes: Mutation in the k-ras oncogene- which is the most common one found in lung cancer especially in adenocarcinoma- result in malignant transformation. Tumors with k-ras mutations tended to be smaller but more poorly differentiated, and they were associated with a significantly worse 3 year mortality rate .Attemps to overcome the impact of k-ras mutation in cancer is underway. ...Read more

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Is it possible for non smoking and from a smoking free family 17 yr/o to get lung cancer? Stiff back, sometimes breathing problems.

Is it possible for non smoking and from a smoking free family 17 yr/o to get lung cancer?  Stiff back, sometimes breathing problems.

No, it is not that s: Second hand smoke can cause lung cancer but it is uncommon and takes more than 20 years of heavy(daily ) exposure. You are fine.... just quit worrying about this issue. get outdoors and get daily exercise....you will then feel wonderful! ...Read more

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Can a 17 year old have lung cancer i don't smoke but my dad does and i'm around him often my back has been sore lately and I have a cough?

Can a 17 year old have lung cancer i don't smoke but my dad does and i'm around him often my back has been sore lately and I have a cough?

I'm sorry your: Dad smokes. He risks his health mightily, but you are downstream of the side stream smoke, which also risks your health. While there have been a few cases reported under 20 years, they don'ealways smoke. Back pain is more likely related to straining with lifting and exercise. Never smoke. Encourage your dad to quit, check out your back pain if it does not improve soon. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a 17 yr old male surviving Small Cell Lung Cancer if its still in Stage 1? He's on Oral Etotposide and has had radiation.

What are the chances of a 17 yr old male surviving Small Cell Lung Cancer if its still in Stage 1? He's on Oral Etotposide and has had radiation.

SCLC.: Generally the long term outlook for SCLC is not good, but every case is unique and there may be prognostic factors in your particular case that could influence the odds. No one knows better than your oncologist. Please discuss with them directly. ...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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I have a question about lung cancer?

I have a question about lung cancer?

Ok: Ok, if you have a question then please ask it rather then asking whether you can ask the question. ...Read more

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Is infiltrate a sign of lung cancer?

Not necessarily: An infiltrate seen on a cxr or ct scan can be cancer or infection (pneumonia) or inflammation. It is by no means definitive for cancer. If it looks suspecious enough on the scan, the next steps are further imaging or direct biopsy of the abnormality. ...Read more

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What organs does lung cancer attack?

Local versus mets: Lung cancer will locally invade the chest wall and cause fluid to accumulate around the lungs. It can spread to the brain, bone, adrenal glands. ...Read more

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Could i get lung cancer when i'm 25?

Possibly: It depends on your risk factors, but in general, it is unlikely in someone your age. If you are a cigarette smoker, your chances go up with time. ...Read more

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How is lung cancer usually diagnosed?

Symptom, signs: And imaging, then a biopsy. Cough, wt loss, history of smoking leads to an x-ray, then a ct scan showing location and what else seemingly is involved. A biopsy through a scope or a needle directed by the imaging ct collects cells for analysis. Treatment depends on what is involved, how healthy you are, and what you tolerate. ...Read more

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Can you tell if you have lung cancer?

Rarely: Lung cancer is a silent disease. Symptoms such as coughing out blood, shortness of breath, weight loss or pain are usually late and signify advanced disease. Chest x-ray and ct can detect lung cancer in earlier stages. ...Read more

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Why don't all smokers get lung cancer?

Why don't all smokers get lung cancer?

Multiple factors: Nonsmokers as well as smokers can develop lung cancer, a disorder that involves genetic and other factors. Smoking is a major contributing cause but other mechanisms come into play such a genetic predisposition. ...Read more

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What is the usual cause of lung cancer?

What is the usual cause of lung cancer?

Smoking: Although three are some common causes of lung cancer by far the most common culprit is cigarette smoking. ...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)

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