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What do I need to tell my fiance about my future health? I have lung cancer.

What do I need to tell my fiance about my future health? I have lung cancer.

Stage & Type: Long term prognosis depends on stage at time of diagnosis. 2 major groups small cell and non small cell. Five year survival poor for stage iii and iv. 5 year survival for non small cell lung cancer for stage ii about 30%, for stage i about 70% with resection. ...Read more

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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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What do I need to tell my fiance about my future health? I have bronchogenic carcinoma.

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What do I need to tell my fiance about my future health? I have bronchogenic carcinoma.

Tough: The treatment of lung cancer can involve surgery, chemo, and/or radiation therapy and will almost certainly be a tough, emotionally and physically challenging road. Talk to your doctor about what your treatment will entail and what to expect. You and your fiance might also look into support groups for both of you. ...Read more

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What do I need to tell my fiance about my future health? I have mononucleosis.

What do I need to tell my fiance about my future health? I have mononucleosis.

Have now? or had?: Common viral infection. About 80% adults in us have past history mono:caused by 1 of 2 viruses: epstein-barr and cytomegalovirus. Active infection: contagious, don't swap spit. Past history: over and done. Acute infection: fatigue, sore throat, swollen glands, maybe tonsillitis, hepatitis, big spleen, anemia; usually over in 2 weeks, recovery can last 6 months. No spec rx gen; rest, no alcoho. ...Read more

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What do I need to tell my fiance about my future health? I have chest wall pain.

What do I need to tell my fiance about my future health? I have chest wall pain.

Just the symptom: Unless there is a specific underlying cause for your chest wall pain (diagnosis made how?) ju know what it feels like and tell your fiance what is going on. Aside from that it will have no impact on life expectancy or "serious" events. ...Read more

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What can I do about my father having lung cancer?

What can I do about my father having lung cancer?

With love: But get good advice and care! if small, local then surgery can cure. If large, bad cell type then combination care can continue some quality time. Family and friends are important! ...Read more

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What do I need to tell my fiance about my future health? I have fainting after coughing.

What do I need to tell my fiance about my future health? I have fainting after coughing.

Depends: The condition you have is called cough syncope. As long as you supress the cough your fine. If you do pass out it's related to the vagus nerve and usually resolves quickly without permanent nuerologic sequella. However if your driving or up on a ladder and you do have an attack , the consequences could be disastrous. Pts like this need aggressive cough suppression with colds or infections. ...Read more

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What do I need to tell my fiance about my future health? I have congenital heart defects.

What do I need to tell my fiance about my future health? I have congenital heart defects.

Depends on what type: Congenital heart disease comes in many flavors from minor to serious heart problems. Discuss the specifics of your disease with your heart doctor, typical conversations with a loved on would include discussions of your ongoing health including possibly needing further surgery, and your plans for contraception or children, which you may be advised against having. See http://www.Achaheart.Org. ...Read more

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What do I need to tell my fiance about my future health? I have growth hormone deficiency.

What do I need to tell my fiance about my future health? I have growth hormone deficiency.

Healthy, if treated: Possible lifelong gh treatment is indicated for adult growth hormone deficiency (ghd). Depending on the cause of the ghd and other co-existing problems, various tests need to be done and monitored periodically by an endocrinologist. Overall prognosis on optimum treatment is good. ...Read more

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How can I tell my parents that i think I have testicular cancer?

How can I tell my parents that i think I have testicular cancer?

I have a lump: If you are feeling a lump, you should tell them you feel a lump in your scrotum. You should see your doctor who may send you to a urologist. Tests such as a scrotal sonogram will likely be ordered. There are cysts and other issues (hydrocele, varicocele, feeling the epididymis) that can occur in the scrotum so it does not definitely mean cancer when you are feeling a lump. ...Read more

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What do I do if my dad have renal cancer? Please, need some answers?

What do I do if my dad have renal cancer? Please, need some answers?

Have him treated: Renal cancer is a kidney tumor best handled by surgery. If the tumor is small and in the upper or lower poles, partially nephrectomy can be performed. If metastatic there are newer tyrosine kinase drugs that will control the lesion. Renal Ca is not hereditary and will not be passed on to family members. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my mother has lung cancer, I need information.?

Staging: Once a diagnosis is made, the next step is to see is if it has spread. This would involve additional scans. This determines what treatments would be most apprpriate To get more information, you should speak to her doctor, or check out the American Cancer Society wesite, or both. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my dads mum had cancer and so did my dad sister what do you think the possibility's of me getting cancer is?

Should i be concerned if my dads mum had cancer and so did my dad sister what do you think the possibility's of me getting cancer is?

Can't tell...: ...With the info provided but is a valid question. I would suggest you ask your family doc who can get a full family history or refer you to a cancer geneticist if he/she thinks is appropriate. Most cancers are sporadic, not inherited but you should investigate. Hope you have a great holiday season. ...Read more

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Me and my husband have been ttc for 7 months now i really don't think i can have kids what type of doctor do I need to see?

Me and my husband have been ttc for 7 months now i really don't think i can have kids what type of doctor do I need to see?

OB/Gynecologist...: You should see an ob/gynecologist and your husband should see a urologist. Also, if you have a good family practitioner, they can do the appropriate work up. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do if my father have leukemia cancer , what should I do ?

What can I do if my father have leukemia cancer , what should I do ?

Oncologist: Many leukemias in the elderly are easily treatable with medications. If he is not under the care of an oncologist then that is what you need to do for him urgently. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have cancer in my lungs?

How do I know if I have cancer in my lungs?

See below: If you are a smoker, have family history of cancer, have cough, you should consult your doctor for a Chest CT. It is highly unlikely that you have lung cancer. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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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What can I do if my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. Should i think about getting genetic testing?

What can I do if my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. Should i think about getting genetic testing?

It depends: Most breast cancers are not genetically passed down to daughters but some are. You need to learn more about genetic breast cancer. Unless your mother has other blood relatives with breast or ovarian cancer, you do not need genetic testing unless your mother had breast cancer before the age of 50 years. However you should take precautions for early detection and get clinical breast examination regu. ...Read more

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What do I do if my elderly mom have colon cancer? Please, need some answers?

What do I do if my elderly mom have colon cancer? Please, need some answers?

Sorry to hear: Can't tell you much without more details, too many variables. Best is to have a good chat with her oncologist about prognosis and treatment. There are many issues like her stage and general physical condition that will greatly affect the therapy. She may benefit of aggressive therapy or may do best with supportive care. Do remember: unless she is not competent, what to do is HER decision. ...Read more

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What can I do to increase my chances of getting pregnant my husband and I been ttc the way my dr told us help please I don't know what im doing wrong :(?

What can I do to increase my chances of getting pregnant my husband and I been ttc the way my dr told us help please I don't know what im doing wrong :(?

You'll be fine: See a fertility expert. Very important. Husband needs to see doctor too. You can become parents. One advice, allow time , even years, last option could be adoption. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my mum got diagnosed with ovarian cancer for the second time, what can I do to support her?

What do you suggest if my mum got diagnosed with ovarian cancer for the second time, what can I do to support her?

Proper support: When a primary ovarian cancer is treated a hysterectomy is usually performed, both ovaries come out , pelvic nodes are dissected and the omental fat pad taken. With a recurrent lesion, debulking to less than 1 cm. if possible followed by chemotherapy. Many patients can be cured by this approach ...Read more

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What to do if I have told my friends What to do if I have adenoid cystic carcinoma but every time I tell them,they get scared.why ?

What to do if I have told my friends What to do if I have adenoid cystic carcinoma but every time I tell them,they get scared.why ?

Slow growing: adenoid cystic Ca is a rare usually slow growing cancer that predominates in the salivary glands of the head and neck. While survival is very good even with mets, its best to have the lesion removed before it spreads. It is not contagious and friends should be told that it has already been removed and can not be spread by contact. ...Read more

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What do I need to tell my fiance about my future health? I have lung cancer.

Stage & Type: Long term prognosis depends on stage at time of diagnosis. 2 major groups small cell and non small cell. Five year survival poor for stage iii and iv. 5 year survival for non small cell lung cancer for stage ii about 30%, for stage i about 70% with resection. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of cigarettes, aside from lung cancer?

What are the health risks of cigarettes, aside from lung cancer?

Too numerous to list: Cigarettes cause exposure to hundreds of toxic substances that can affect all parts of your body. They also induce extra inflammation in many parts of the body which can cause acceleration of aging and of multiple other negative processes in the body. Looks up risks of cigarette smoking and the number of possible problems linked to smoking will take hours or longer to review. Stop or don't start ...Read more

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Tb scar on lungs was treated frm TB last year. Is is possible to get lung cancer or any other disease bcz of d TB scars? Wat r d health risks?

Tb scar on lungs was treated frm TB last year. Is is possible to get lung cancer or any other disease bcz of d TB scars? Wat r d health risks?

? Scar cancer is rar: I think you should do fine. There is a small theoretical risk of what is sometimes called a scar cancer but it is extremely rare. So i would not worry about it. There are no other risks for now. ...Read more

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7.7pack years.I quit, had hard time and had a few packs.Should I screen for lung cancer?No health issues.i know I need better coping skills. I’m 30.

7.7pack years.I quit, had hard time and had a few packs.Should I screen for lung cancer?No health issues.i know I need better coping skills. I’m 30.

No: You do not need screening at your age but if continue smoking you understand you will eventually pay a terrible price. ...Read more

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I have health anxiety. Had dry cough for 12wks. Had 3chest xrays. All clear. Plumbary specialist not concerned about lung cancer. Believe her? Worried

I have health anxiety. Had dry cough for 12wks. Had 3chest xrays. All clear. Plumbary specialist not concerned about lung cancer. Believe her? Worried

You NEED to stop: Worrying. It will stress you out more. Get a second opinion if you are still not convinced.Cough is all good, it is protective and a defense mechanism against aspirations. Take proper medications for whatever is causing the cough.Need more history and you need to be examined. Colds and allergies are very common causes for lingering coughing spells. Take charge for better quality of life. ...Read more

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I am a 55 yr. Old female in pretty good health, but I smoke 2 pks aday. I have lost my mother, father and 3mos. Ago to lung cancer.Am I doomed?

I am a 55 yr. Old female in pretty good health, but I smoke 2 pks aday. I have lost my mother, father and 3mos. Ago to lung cancer.Am I doomed?

If you dont stop: Continuing to smoke , particularly at your rate virtually guarantees you will eventually adversely affected by it. Vascular disease can lead to stroke or heart attack. Emphysema can severely limit your life. You are also at high risk for mouth , throat or lung cancer. Quitting now decreases those chances. ...Read more

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Can you tell if you have lung cancer?

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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How to tell that you have lung cancer?

How to tell that you have lung cancer?

Multiple symptoms: Some people do not know and a small tumor is found on x ray. People with lung cancer can vary most will develop a cough possibly with blood, some will loose weight develop infections of the lung and feel weak even short of breath. At times one can have recurrent pneumonias to find a small tumor mixed into the pneumonia. THe diagnosis is made by biopsy ...Read more

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How could i tell if I have lung cancer?

How could i tell if I have lung cancer?

Often limited: Unfortunately, early lung cancer is often asymptomatic. Symptoms may include persistent cough, bloody cough, pain, short of breath. The following link may assist you in the possible symptoms: http://goo.Gl/vvhhy there is screening for appropriate candidates to help find it early. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about lung cancer?

Can you tell me more about lung cancer?

Information: Two basic types, small cell and non- small cell. Best treated if found early, which usually means found when looking for something else. If possible, best treated with surgical resection. If not, can be treated with radiation and /or chemotherapy. Newer treatments are generally aimed at patients not considered good surgical candidates. Most common cause: smoking. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to die from lung cancer?

Please tell me how long it takes for to die from lung cancer?

See below: Lots of factors influence survival; stage of the cancer and molecular characteristics. When caught early can be cured. ...Read more

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Please tell me what all is involved for becoming an advocate for lung cancer?

Please tell me what all is involved for becoming an advocate for lung cancer?

Passion: A real desire to help those with lung cancer, perseverance when things are not moving along, and willingness to openly condemn its main cause (smoking). I humbly suggest you do not start this on your own. Talk to your local american cancer society office or local oncology group to see how you can work on this. Thank you for your willingness to do good. God bless. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what gender and age group are more likely to get lung cancer?

Could you tell me what gender and age group are more likely to get lung cancer?

Older smokers...: Historically, men were more likely to develop lung cancer, but as more women began to smoke tobacco, the incicence of lung cancer in women has increased. Now lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer of both men and women in the United States. In my practice, the vast majority of patients with lung cancer are in their 50s and older. In rare instances, i see patients in their 40s and 30s. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could someone give me more information about the use of black salve for lung cancer..?

Dangerous fraud: Most cancer quackery simply takes the person's money. This one will disfigure you. Please don't get involved with these people. Call my unspiritual if you want, but this one is utterly vicious. http://www.quackwatch.org/01quackeryrelatedtopics/cancer/eschar.html. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is it possible for a person who has never smoked and has been around little to no smoke get lung cancer?

Yes: Where smoking is definitely linked to lung cancer there are several different types of lung cancer. Most are dire tly smoking related yet unfortunately some form despite the fact the person never smoked. ...Read more

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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Lung Cancer (Definition)

Cancer that forms in tissues of the lung, usually in the cells ...Read more