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Vitamin K 17 Lung Cancer
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
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
Does early stage small cell lung cancer cause vitamin deficiencies through malabsorption? Would it be seen on CT at this point?
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
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!
Dietitian specializing in cancer said vitamin A betacarotene in carrot juice is very harmful to patients with lung cancer - should it be avoided?
Nonsense: It may interfere with some anti-neoplastic agents but is not directly harmful! ...Read more
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
What are tell tell signs of lung cancer? I have coughed up blood, I have been having upper/middle back pain, and when I went to the doctor they said I had low vitamin d I just wanted a second opinion on what these symptoms might be.
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
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
Is daily drinking of large amounts of carrot juice harmful to patients with lung cancer? Mixed info out there, some say it is good, others say v bad
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
I've 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.
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
Is it possible for non smoking and from a smoking free family 17 yr/o to get lung cancer? Stiff back, sometimes breathing problems.
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
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
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
Variety: Depends on risk factors. The more risk factors you have the more serious the investigation. Baseline CXR, possibly CAT scan, sputum samples, up to bronchoscopy with washings and possible biopsy or guided needle biopsy for findings. Currently even starting genetic analysis of tumors to help predict response to chemo/radiation. If really worried start with Pulmonologist ...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