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What is the best treatment for a pretty large lung bullae at 5.2cm.

What is the best treatment for a pretty large lung bullae at 5.2cm.

Go to MD: The presence of lung bullae are correlated with symptoms. They are graded and if severity is bad a lung reduction surgery or bullectomy is considered. The presence of one bulla is not an indication but care has to be taken due to possibility of pneumothorax. Go to a lung specialist and be examined and advised. ...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


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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?

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?

Yes, it: is relatively simple to determine the pattern of calcification of a lung nodule on a CT scan. Sometimes it is possible to do that on a chest xray as well. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of lung cancer? And what is the process of getting rid of it or is it curable? Can you live with one lung?

What are the side effects of lung cancer? And what is the process of getting rid of it or is it curable? Can you live with one lung?

Multiple: Lung cancer effects can either be local, due to the location of the cancer, or distant, due to metastasis or spread. Once diagnosed, treatment is focused on removal or chemotherapy and /or radiation if not removable. Cure is generally based on the stage of the cancer at presentation. You can live with one lung quite well. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for small bowel lymphoma?

What is the best treatment for small bowel lymphoma?

Chemotherapy: Lymphoma is a chemosensitive disease. Chemotherapy combined with targetted therapy would be the recommended treatment. I recommend you to discuss with your oncologist for detail information about what type of chemotherapy regimen, schedule etc. ...Read more

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What is the best way to take care of small cell carncinoma lung cancer?

What is the best way to take care of small cell carncinoma lung cancer?

Chemo: If you mean how to best treat small cell lung cancer, depends on the stage. Most patients will get either chemo with chest radiation (limited) or chemo only (advanced). Small cell responds well to chemo as a rule but almost invariably relapses. In rare cases, a patient will have a nodule that after surgery is found to be small cell. Those folks will probably do the best if treated aggressively. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for calcified lung nodules?

It depends on: the pattern of calcification. If the nodule is completely calcified, then it is benign, and requires no treatment. If not, then depending on the pattern of calcification and other nodule characteristics, it may require biopsy, follow up, or possibly nothing. ...Read more

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If one is diagnosed with a small invasive cancer of the breast, what is the best thing to do?

If one is diagnosed with a small invasive cancer of the breast, what is the best thing to do?

Find a good surgeon: Early breast cancer is managed by surgeons with help from radiotherapists and medical oncologists in most cases. But the first decision should be about breast surgery options - lumpectomy with radiation or mastectomy with or without reconstruction (any of these options may be followed with chemotherapy later. Find an experienced breast surgeon that you are comfortable with. ...Read more

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What are the causes of gallstones in unborn babies and what is the best treatment for it?

What are the causes of gallstones in unborn babies and what is the best treatment for it?

No treatment needed: Fetal cholelithiasis is relatively common (1 in 300 pregnancies). It is caused usually by hemolytic conditions of newborns or maternal hemolytic anemias. The prognosis is excellent, with most stones gone by the babies' first year of life. ...Read more

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What is the best imaging for lymp node in the chest? ? And what is the best imaging for ribs metastases? ?

What is the best imaging for lymp node in the chest? ? And what is the best imaging for ribs metastases? ?

Lymph nodes: The best way to image lymph nodes in the chest is a contrast-enhanced CT scan. As far as rib metastases, several different choices exist, depending on the clinical question. Bone scan is good for detecting the presence of bone mets, PET/CT also for better anatomic detail with known tumors. Standard CT can also be useful, especially if chest ct already being performed for adenopathy. ...Read more

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Hi would like to no. What is a ultrasound of the retroperitoneum?What parts of the body is seen? Thanks :)

Hi would like to no. What is a ultrasound of the retroperitoneum?What parts of the body is seen? Thanks :)

Ultrasound: Purpose is to obtain images of the kidneys (renal), aorta, inferior vena cava. This examination will take up to 45 minutes. You will be asked to lie on a table where a technologist will apply a gel to your abdomen and move a transducer to various points across your abdomen in order to best demonstrate anatomy. You may be asked to hold your breath for a short time for the images. ...Read more

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What is the best solution for the eradication of asthma? What can eradicate a benign cancer that exists in the spine? without chemo?

What is the best solution for the eradication of asthma? 
What can eradicate a benign cancer that exists in the spine? without chemo?

This is far more: than can be answered in 400 characters or less. Please ask specific questions that only cover one topic. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment I have small cell lung cancer that has spread to the brain I have ten tumors what are my best options?

What is the best treatment I have small cell lung cancer that has spread to the brain I have ten tumors what are my best options?

Multidisciplinary: Small cell cancer is challenging even in early stage. All small cell cancer should be treated through a multidisciplinary thoracic oncology program with a targeted and individualized approach. Clinical trial enrollment when possible. The following link discusses general approach to treating nsclc and small cell, our best wishes are with you: http://goo.Gl/s6eme. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for small intestine cancer?

What is the treatment for small intestine cancer?

Depends on type: Small intestinal cancers are uncommon. These may be lymphomas, connective tissue tumors, neuroendocrine carcinomas etc. Lymphomas are usually treated with chemo, connective tissue and neuroendocrine tumors with surgery and may be chemo. ...Read more

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What is best medicine for fluid in the lungs?

What is best medicine for fluid in the lungs?

Why is there fluid?: The choice of therapy depends on accurate diagnosis. Plus, some therapies provide short term relief and others change the underlying physiologic processes. For one of the most common causes of fluid in the lungs, congestive heart "failure", medications called diuretics are prescribed. When your doc chooses which diuretic to use, it depends upon many other factors including heart & kidney function. ...Read more

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What is the best cure for a person having inflammation in the entire body. Doctors defined it as erythematous nodumus? Is there a cure on this disease

What is the best cure for a person having inflammation in the entire body. Doctors defined it as erythematous nodumus? Is there a cure on this disease

Not a disease: Erythema nodosum (en) (red nodules) is merely a manifestation of any of a number of different infectious, allergic, allergic, or unknown disease entities. Most of the time the cause is not found and the red spots and lumps go away, on their own. If there are some other cause for them, that cause needs to be elucidated and treated separately. http://www.medicinenet.com/erythema_nodosum/article.h. ...Read more

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Even though pancreatic is fatal; what is the best advice for extending life and/or having the best quality of life for the remaining period? What and who are the best treatment centres and experts in the US.

Even though pancreatic is fatal; what is the best advice for extending life and/or having the best quality of life for the remaining period?  What and who are the best treatment centres and experts in the US.

Pancreatic cancer: Eating healthy, staying active , treating pain may help. MD Anderson in Houston is a top notch cancer center. Cleveland clinic and Johns Hopkins are also options for treatment. Hope this helps ...Read more

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If small cell lung cancer grows so quickly, why is the primary often difficult to visualise on CT with contrast? Is the primary slow growing? Thanks.

If small cell lung cancer grows so quickly, why is the primary often difficult to visualise on CT with contrast? Is the primary slow growing? Thanks.

Observation: It is not clear why small cell lung cancer can have larger secondaries than the primary lesion. But it is a common observation and metastatic lesions/secondaries may be the first manifestation of this cancer and the primary may be difficult to visualize. It is not due to the slow growth rate of the tumor. ...Read more

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I have a significant scoliosis. What is the best breast radiation treatment to avoid damaging the lungs?

Does not apply: This question deals with radiation oncology as far as i can tell based on the term 'radiation treatment'. This is best asked to a radiation oncologist. If you are asking for how to assess scoliosis and minimize radiation to the lungs then a radiographic (x-ray) scoliosis series is best. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat non small cell lung cancer?

What is the best way to treat non small cell lung cancer?

Stage is key: The stage or amount of cancer present helps determine if surgery, or other treatments are the best first step. The early stages are best treated with surgery. Sometimes chemotherapy and radiation are used. There is no single way to say what is the best treatment. ...Read more

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Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more