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What Happens If The Lung Cancer Is Untreated
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
Please clarify: There are three different diseases named for dr paget, but none affects the lung directly. Paget's of bone seen on chest x-ray is not a cancer risk. Paget's of breast warns of an underlying breast cancer that might spread. Paget's of the bottom is a low-aggressiveness skin malignancy without lung involvement. Sorry for the confusion, hope you can sort things out & good luck. ...Read more
How do you measure if tarceva (erlotinib) is working on the lung cancer? how do you measure the efficacy?
Repeat CT scanning: Repeat ct scaning after 2-3 months of tarceva (erlotinib) use is done to measure the size of lung cancer lesions and to see if they are shrinking. Patients who get a severe skin rash with tarceva (erlotinib) are often likely to benefit more from tarceva (erlotinib) therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The lung cancer vaccines is not licensed here but is it in cuba? Anf if yes can we go there and get it?
Politics will make: It difficult to go to cuba. Getting a visa with a us passport and permission from the us embassy is not easy. You can access from countrieswith relations: canada, venezuela for instance, but return to us can be a problem. And i wold not go for an unproven vaccine...Makes little sense. Best wishes and good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When the doctor went in to take out fluids from the lung the fluid also had blood can it be lung cancer? They also said that there were spots on lungs
Not necessarily: "secondhand smoke is classified as a “known human carcinogen” (cancer-causing agent)... Shs has been linked to lung cancer. There is also some evidence suggesting it may be linked with childhood leukemia and cancers of the larynx (voice box), pharynx (throat), brain, bladder, rectum, stomach, and breast." http://goo.Gl/jps2i. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unlikely: Most are longer exposure, but i'm sure there are some like you express. ...Read more
Is it easy for doctors to tell the difference between calcified nodule in the lung and lung cancer mass ? And what is average age for non smoker?
My aunt has 2tumors left side lung which has spread to the lt hip bone. She just finished radiation to the hip and willbe starting chemo. Is this normal treatment? Why not start with treatment to the lung first?
She is stage 4 lung cancer. Are the docto
Depends on location: When a cancer of the lung starts growing, the symptoms it produces depend on its location. A tumor growing at the periphery of the lung may involve surrounding structures, causing a variety of symptoms, such as pain, fluid in the chest, etc. In the airway, it can cause obstruction, causing breathing problems or bleeding and infection. Location, location, location. ...Read more
End of life: If small cell carcinoma is terminal, it means that all means of treatment have failed. Symptoms, including shortness of breath, fatigue, and pain will become more pronounced. This is the time to have comfort care measures in place to make the end as bearable as possible. Pain control at this point is critical. ...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
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