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What happens if no chemo .. what is it like for someone to die from lung cancer?

What happens if no chemo .. what is it like for someone to die from lung cancer?

Comfort care time: If someone has advanced lung cancer and treatment is not an option, then the focus should be on making sure any symptoms they have or may develop will be controlled. Hospice may be an option. End stage lung cancer patients may experience shortness of breath or pain (in the chest or other sites where the cancer has spread). There may be constipation from pain medications/lack of appetite. ...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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What might happen if cancer is not treated?

What might happen if cancer is not treated?

It grows, spreads: And usually kills. Cancer by definition is a progressive illness and cancer cells continue to divide, invade surrounding tissue and spread to distant organs, cause cachexia and lead to death. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have incurable lung cancer?

What does it mean to have incurable lung cancer?

Cancer remains: In general, incurable means that the cancer is advanced and can not be removed or treated to the point that it disappears. That said, there are times when patients with "incurable" diseases (including cancer) can live many years with ongoing treatments to keep the disease (or cancer) from progressing. Unfortunately, for lung cancer, this is often the exception rather than the rule. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have interstitial lung disease? Is it curable?

What does it mean to have interstitial lung disease? Is it curable?

Many causes: Interstitial lung disease is a thickening of the skeleton structure that supports airsacs (alveoli) in the lungs. There are many causes of interstitial lung disease (rheumatic illness, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, radiation damage, infection). It is not possible to say whether the disease is curable because interstitial lung disease is an "umbrella" term that covers many diseases. ...Read more

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Adenocarcinoma in right lungs What is treatment Is this dangerous Its is curable or not ?

Adenocarcinoma in right lungs 
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See doctor: Adenocarcinoma is one of the most common forms of lung cancer and should be taken very seriously. Treatment many times involves surgery, but speak with your doctor about this. Only when knowing the size, stage, location, etc. of the tumor can one give you a reliable recommendation on treatment options. ...Read more

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What does it mean if breast cancer is in stage 0?

What does it mean if breast cancer is in stage 0?

DCIS : Dcis is stage 0 breast cancer it is ductal carcinoma in situ this is made of cancerous cell that are actually located in their normal position in the breast duct and do not have the ability to spread which is the hallmark of the invasive or real breast cancer it is treated usually with surgery and radiation and hormonal treatment. ...Read more

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Stage 3 lung cancer treated. now lesion on liveis it poss. lesion is not cancer or yes it is cancer ?

Stage 3 lung cancer treated. now lesion on liveis it poss. lesion is not cancer or yes it is cancer ?

We can't tell you: Your physician will need to determine whether the liver lesion is cancer. If it is really there, and it is new in this setting, then it is probably cancer. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a stage 4 uterine cancer that is not operable?

What does it mean to have a stage 4 uterine cancer that is not operable?

Stage 4 Uterine CA: Stage IV uterine cancer involves the bladder, bowel or distant locations in the body. Stage iva cancer has invaded the bladder and/or bowel and ivb disease has spread to distant locations in the body. "inoperable" means that it is not amenable to definitive surgical removal, but debulking surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and /or hormonal treatments have been used for treatment. ...Read more

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What happens if thyroid cancer is left untreated?

What happens if thyroid cancer is left  untreated?

Thyroid cancer: Potentially good prognosis on treated patients depending on type. If left untreated can grow locally or can spread to other places. ...Read more

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What is the role of nodal metastasis in cancer? Does it always mean you can't be cured?

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What is the role of nodal metastasis in cancer?  Does it always mean you can't be cured?

Cancer: Your oncologist will discuss with you the treatment options and prognosis. ...Read more

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What are odds for surviving bladder cancer? The doctor says the bladder cancer is in early stages. Does this mean it can be cured?

What are odds for surviving bladder cancer? The doctor says the bladder cancer is in early stages. Does this mean it can be cured?

Bladder cancer: Early stage bladder cancer can nearly always be successfully treated without major surgery. It is important to follow the surveillance cysto protocol after initial cystoscopic treatment (resection) due to the tendency for superficial recurrences. Cure is a relative term when dealing with some cancers. ...Read more

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What if you have breast cancer but it hasn't spread yet what treatment is recommended?

What if you have breast cancer but it hasn't spread yet what treatment is recommended?

Dependent on details: There's variability in the aggressiveness of cancers. Size matters too, even if lymph nodes are negative. Hormonal receptor status and other prognostic features help in the treatment planning. Breast conservation requires radiation treatment for most. Chemo may not be helpful, but best to follow through with consultations, no matter how early it was caught. Your surgeon should guide you. ...Read more

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Is it true that chemotherapy makes it worse if you have sarcoma cancer?

Is it true that chemotherapy makes it worse if you have sarcoma cancer?

No: Chemotherapy does not make sarcoma worse. However, some kinds of sarcomas are quite resistant to many chemotherapies. Other types like ewing's sarcoma, osteosarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, and even synovial sarcoma can respond to chemotherapy very well and chemo is an essential part of the the cure of these diseases. There are also new drugs available that can slow the growth of more resistant types. ...Read more

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How many chemotherapy circles are possible in small cell lung cancer stage 4? Is it curable if it is spread in bones too or if it is life prolongable?

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How many chemotherapy circles are possible in small cell lung cancer stage 4? Is it curable if it is spread in bones too or if it is life prolongable?

4-6 cycles 1st line: Usually 4-6 cycles of plantin/vp16 as 1st line. Small cell lung cancer (stage iv) is not curable with current treatment regimen, but current therapy can prolong the survival even for stage IV small cell lung cancer. ...Read more

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What will happen if thyroid disease is not treated?

What will happen if thyroid disease is not treated?

Thyroid: It depends on the age and how severe the hypothyroidism is. In children under 3 yrs old developmental problems or even retardation could occur. Growth failure could be a symptom in older kids. Others include forgetfulness, depression, mood swings, dry skin, coarse hair, constipation, lethargy, cold intolerance, exercise intolerance, irregular or heavy periods, and weight gain. ...Read more

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How true and actual it is that cow pee helps to cure lung cancer. It's referred to me by a cured lung cancer patient still alive. How true is it?

How true and actual it is that cow pee helps to cure lung cancer. It's referred to me by a cured lung cancer patient still alive. How true is it?

NO DATA TO SUPPORT : This has absolutely no support in the literature. You can always find a story where someone did x or took y and was healed. What they fail to recognize is they !. Did not have the disease anyway or 2. If they did, it was entirely something else that resulted in the cure. This is not as dramatic as exciting as attributing the cure to cow scat poultices - beware of these snake oil remedies, . ...Read more

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What is the likelihood for lung cancer to be cured?

What is the likelihood for lung cancer to be cured?

Can be high: Small size, peripheral, squamous cell can be cured. 70-90% at five years depends on cell type- small cell cancer is still a bad actor. ...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 ...Read more