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What Is The Worst Lung Cancer To Have
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
What is the survival rate with lung cancer? How long can you live if you have lung cancer? What is the best case scenario?
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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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely but....: It is uncommon to have 2 cancers at the same time. But you may be confused by the fact that any one cancer can spread(metastasize) to other organs which can cause confusion in patients' mind. For example Stomach cancer can spread to the lungs....that does not mean you have 2 cancers....it simply means that your stomach cancer) has spread into the lungs yet your diagnosis remains stomach cancer. ...Read more
Is chest pain a common symptom of lung cancer if cancer is causing pain how big would a tumor have to be and what is the likelihood of showing on xray?
Here is my guidance: Chest pain can be caused from many causes, lung cancer is not the first thing that should come to your mind. If the pain has been present for more than one week and your concern is cancer, a Chest X-ray will show it easily. But you should go see a doctor first in case your pain is persistent for >1 week.. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of lung cancer that spread to the brain? I have nerve damage from lung lobectomy and still have cancer. Do not want chemo.
Varied Brain sympto: Brain metastases often cause headaches which are persistent and progressive such that you will need medication to relieve it. other symptoms are nausea and or vomiting, vision changes and sometimes seizures. Paralysis of arms or legs can occur but only rarely. If there is any such concern a Brain MRI is a good test to check your brain.Radiotherapy and steroids are a good treatment(instead of Chemo ...Read more
Can i know what is the stage of T2N, Mo(infiltrating ductal cancer) and can I get the explanation for this stage and whether it is serious?tq
Need N stage: Hello. Breast cancer, correct? T2 means that it is between 2-5 cm in size. N0 is that it is not in the lymph nodes. If it is N1, N2, or N3 it is in the lymph nodes. M0 means it has not spread outside of the breast or lymph nodes and that is EXCELLENT. When a patient has M0 disease that means that there is a chance for cure. Cure means that it doesn't come back after treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just wondering if I were to have a ct scan of the chest what is the exposure to radiation and the likelihood of developing cancer from it?
Chest CT radiation: exposure depends on the type of chest CT performed. Total effective dose for a "standard" Chest CT is about 7mSv. The theoretical increased lifetime cancer risk is about 0.04%. This is theoretical, there is some debate whether doses in this range have any effect. However, to put that risk into perspective, the average person is about twice as likely to die from drowning. ...Read more
Little cancer: little grows to be a lot usually. Discuss with your team. ...Read more
See below: 15% of all lung cancers occur in never smokers. Epidemiological studies suggest that environmental toxic exposures (radon, second hand smoke, pollution etc) can be linked; however, for a given individual it is hard to establish a definite link; the biology of lc in never smokers is different and there are certain molecular features that may make it more responsive to certain drugs;. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tumors can: Go to the lung substance, or to the lining of the chest cavity. As the tumor expands or fluid accumulates, it crowds out the abilty of the lung to do its job, and shortness of breath, oxygen starvation occurs. Removing fluid, and treating with systemic therapy can slow progresson. ...Read more
Stage: it will depend on the stage and the overall condition of the person/ status of the liver function. a very early stage of liver cancer with a very small lesion- can be cured. In US, incidence of liver / biliiary cancer is approximately 7.9 per 100,000 men and women per year.incidence is higher in areas with endemic hepatitis such as Asia etc. ...Read more
Fair: There are several factors that affect prognosis. First the type of lung cancer. Is it small cell or non-small cell. Second, has there been a check on the molecular markers on the tumor (egfr, alk, ros 1?) there are targeted agents for those tyoe of tumors and patients do much better than the average. Discuss with your oncologist treatment options prognosis. Avoid internet for prognosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes it is: Melanoma starts in the skin or mucosa. If it spreads to the lung it is very serious. Some times surgery can be done to remove the melanoma from the lung. Some melanomas are susceptible to a new chemotherapy. It is best to treat melanoma while it is confined to the skin. Early treatment is curable. ...Read more
What is liver metasis stage 4? Is it cancer? Considering the person diagnosed to also have tumor in the pancreas
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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