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My friend diagnosed stage 4 inoperablel lung cancer.6 rounds of chemo shrunk tumor but tumors in adrenals grew.She was diagnosed in march.Prognosis?

My friend diagnosed stage 4 inoperablel lung cancer.6 rounds of chemo shrunk tumor but tumors in adrenals grew.She was diagnosed in march.Prognosis?

Cosider localtherapy: I think the lung cancer can metastasize to the adrenal gland either by the lymphatic or the hematogenous route. In case of metastasis by the lymphatic route, it can be a solitary metastasis, and the prognosis can be relatively better. If the patient is young and in good performance status, aggressive treatment(stereotactic radiotherapy or even removal) can be considered in very selected case. ...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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What are the implications for s4 nsclc .Tumor shrinking in the lungs & brain but no change in the liver.& bone. 90 lbs. 69 /b/f.16 mon. Dx. Prognosis?

Prognosis of NSCLC: I'm sorry you are suffering so much. Staging at time of diagnosis has greatest impact on survival. If diagnosed at stage iv, median survival time is about 4 months. Poor performance status and weight loss are associated with shortened survival. Reduced appetite also has negative prognostic implications. Some studies have shown that african-americans have a poorer prognosis, but this is not proven. ...Read more

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My friend was diagnosed in march with stage 4 inoperable lung cancer.6 tounds of aggressive chemo shrunk lung tumor but now in both adrenals.Prognosis?

My friend was diagnosed in march with stage 4 inoperable lung cancer.6 tounds of aggressive chemo shrunk lung tumor but now in both adrenals.Prognosis?

Hard to say: Lung cancer often spreads to the adrenal glands, but adrenal tumors are often benign. The best predictor of how well your friend will do is how quickly the tumor is growing. If he truly had nothing there in march and now, despite chemotherapy, has large adrenal tumors growing that is not a good sign. If, however, your frined has had adrenal tumors all along, then the prognosis is much better. ...Read more

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Do a typical lung carcinoids have a doubling time like other tumours?

Do a typical lung carcinoids have a doubling time like other tumours?

Slow: Usually on the slow side. Keep in mind there is no set, stable doubling time by cancer types. ...Read more

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A study showed PET could pick up lung tumours as small as 3mm http://clincancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/11/17/6186 Why are lesions 4-8mm missed?

A study showed PET could pick up lung tumours as small as 3mm http://clincancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/11/17/6186 Why are lesions 4-8mm missed?

PET not alwa reliabl: PET scan is the best test for detecting Cancer in the body. Yet for small lung nodules, it can be falsely negative for lesions <5-8 mms. CT scan is actually a better test in picking of very small cancerous nodules in the lung. PET scan is a better test for the mediastinal lymph nodes. So no single test is 100 % reliable for lung cancer especially tiny ones. ...Read more

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How effective is proton therapy for localised stage 3A tumours in non-small cell lung cancer? When is it better than traditional radiotherapy?

How effective is proton therapy for localised stage 3A tumours in non-small cell lung cancer?  When is it better than traditional radiotherapy?

Controversial therap: Proton therapy is not commonly used to treat cancer, especially not Lung Cancer. It is still considered experimental therapy and is certainly not proven to be better than standard radiotherapy except in certain limited areas of the body such as spinal tumors etc. ...Read more

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Statistically what are the odds that a tumor on a non-smoker's lungs will be benign?

Statistically what are the odds that a tumor on a non-smoker's lungs will be benign?

It depends: The risk of cancer depends on the characteristics of the lesion on the lung, but overall the majority of nodules in the lungs of nonsmokers (and even smokers) will turn out to be benign. Even in high risk current and former smokers being screened for lung cancer, 96% of nodules were benign. ...Read more

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Besides smoking what can cause a ?Tumor?In ?The lungs?

Besides smoking what can cause a ?Tumor?In ?The lungs?

Risk factors: Risks of lung cancer: http://goo.Gl/gu9ms 15% of smokers (>100 cigarettes in a lifetime) develop lung cancer. 80% of all lung cancer is caused by smoking. Additionally, numerous other diseases and cancers are related to smoking. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the odds that a tumor on a non-smoker's lungs will be non cancerous?

Can you please tell me the odds that a tumor on a non-smoker's lungs will be non cancerous?

We consider it: Cancer until proven otherwise, but even with history of living in endemic areas of histoplasmosis, coccidioidomycosis, it is risky to watch without repeat tests. Thoracoscopic procedures can excise with fewer adverse effects that standard thoracotomy. Laying odds is not a game to be played when your life is in the balance. ...Read more

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I have a tumor in my lung. Will i survive?

I have a tumor in my lung. Will i survive?

Depends upon type.: There are many types of 'lung tumors'. Some of these are benign, and some are malignant. Some tumors start in the lung tissue (primaries), while others spread from other body sites to the lungs (metastases). If you have primary benign lung tumor (such as a hamartoma), you have nothing to worry about. If you have a lung cancer or a metastasis to the lungs, then you likely need treatment. ...Read more

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I have a tumor in my lung, will i survive?

I have a tumor in my lung, will i survive?

Depends: What sort of tumor? Primary lung cancer? Metastatic disease? Or perhaps the lesion is not a tumor at all but an old scar or an infection. Survival depends upon which of these is present and the treatment effectiveness for the various types. Check with your treating physician about your actual chances. ...Read more

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Have 2 low grade tumors in the lungs and kidney with the lungs being primary.. Would the next tumor they are going to biopsy be low grade as well ?

Have 2 low grade tumors in the lungs and kidney with the lungs being primary.. Would the next tumor they are going to biopsy be low grade as well ?

Lung Tumor: If i understand you correctly, you have a low grade lung tumor that has spread to the kidney, and not two separate tumors. As a general rule, a new metastasis will have the same morphology as the original tumor, but, even so, a metastatic lung tumor, even if it is "low grade, " requires immediate treatment, which may include surgery, chemotherapy and irradiation, depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Have 2 low grade cancerous tumors already in two separate parts of the body lungs/kidney would the next tumor found and being biopseed be low as well?

The grade: Is not as crucial as the cell type. It says you are using o2. Both lung and urothelial cancers are smoking related. Should you develop a third cancer, having 2 low grade cancers conveys no information about a third. Have you sought genetic testing? ...Read more

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Lung tumor symptoms?

Lung tumor symptoms?

Chest x-ray/MRI/PET: There could be blood in the sputum, that is always a cause for concern and gets people motivated. However, pain is usually not a symptom, until later in the process. Seeing your pcp and asking for a chest x-ray is a great place to start! the pcp will help guide you from there. If you suspect something let him/her know, so they can rule that question out, or substantiate your suspicion. ...Read more

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Can lung tumor be treated? How?

Can lung tumor be treated? How?

Yes, of course!: All tumors can be treated. First we need to find out the nature of the tumor...the real diagnosis.?? Once the diagnosis has been confirmed, then we can offer you a plan of treatment. What exactly have your doctors advised you to do next??? ...Read more

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What is the probability of a lung tumor not being cancerous?

Depends on size & #.: Lung cancer is the most common visceral cancer in the world today. Because of this, the presence of a mass lesion in the lungs is concerning. Importantly, not all lung tumors are malignant, and that is good news. The most common type of benign tumor is called a pulmonary hamartoma. These benign tumors account for about 10% of small solitary lung lesions identified by imaging studies. ...Read more

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Could a noncancerous lung tumor turn cancerous without warning?

Only certain types: Some noncancerous lung tumors are benign and will always remain benign. Other noncancerous tumors, such as bronchoalveolar carcinomas (now called carcinoma in-situ) can become cancerous tumors. ...Read more

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Can you have a carcinoid tumor on the lung, not in the lung?

Can you have a carcinoid tumor on the lung, not in the lung?

Yes: I am guessing from your question, but yes there can be pulmonary and bronchial carcinoid tumors. They are both a type of lung tumor that can be benign or cancerous. They can occur in the lung or "on" the lung in the breathing tube to the lung. These are relatively rare tumors. ...Read more

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Could a large lung tumor be benign?

Could a large lung tumor be benign?

Yes: In fact, very large tumors are frequently benign, as they may grow slowly and cause few symptoms until they are very large. ...Read more

Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


Prognosis (Definition)

The prognosis is the predicted outcome or "forecast" for a disease or process. It is only an estimate but is likely based on past experience or data taking into account the individual's overall health status. It may suggest progression of disease ...Read more