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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 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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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..?

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

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How to tell if I have lung cancer after only smoking 2 years?

How to tell if I have lung cancer after only smoking 2 years?

No test: Lung cancer generally develops over numerous years. Having smoked does increase risk over longterm. It is unlikely for you to develop lung cancer in short term. Stopping, and stopping young will allow your increased risk for both lung and other diseases to decrease. http://goo.gl/q3itr. ...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