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What happens in the last few stages of terminal lung cancer so i know what to expect please? She is on 24hr oxygen.

What happens in the last few stages of terminal lung cancer so i know what to expect please? She is on 24hr oxygen.

Unpredictable: Lungs may fail with shortness of breath and blue skin. Right side of heart may fail with shortness of breath and fluid overload. Bain metastasis may cause headache or coma. Infection may be sudden and cause padding in hours. Cherish each day. Discuss her wishes for the last days. I m glad you had one another. ...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 happens during the last few weeks of small cell lung cancer?

What happens during the last few weeks of small cell lung cancer?

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

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How many months left will my granma last. she has lung cancer t.t?

How many months left will my granma last. she has lung cancer t.t?

Can't tell: ...without additional information and even then it would be an educated guess. If she has advanced cancer, you probably know it is incurable so my suggestion is: rather than worrying about how long she has, make that time the best possible for her. Best to all. ...Read more

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I've been a one pack smoker for the last four years. I am 24now. I recently quit and am doing good. Are there any chances of lung cancer? What steps can I take?

I've been a one pack smoker for the last four years. I am 24now. I recently quit and am doing good. Are there any chances of lung cancer? What steps can I take?

Mild increase. Stop: The increased risk of lung cancer due to smoking is dependent both on genetics as well as lifestyle. The risk due to smoking depends both on how many packs per day but also for how many years one smokes. After quitting risk slowly decreases but not to level as if u never smoked. Some people have a genetic predisposition that requires low exposure. Some lung cancer develops in non smokers. Quit. ...Read more

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How long does chemotherapy for stage 2 lung cancer last?

How long does chemotherapy for stage 2 lung cancer last?

Adjuvant Chemo: Stage ii is mostly n-1 +, but now includes t-size > 5cm. The facts are more for n-1+. 12 weeks (4 cycles). The supporting trials and chemotherapy are all canadian or european. A recent european trial used the chemotherapy before. I would not advise this without a long discussion with your oncologist about benefit/risk. ...Read more

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I'm 17 have been smoking for a year and in the last half a year almost two packs a day do I have bigger chances of getting lung cancer?

I'm  17 have been smoking for a year and in the last half a year almost two packs a day do I have bigger chances of getting lung cancer?

Quit Now: Quit NOW, before it's too late. Now the increased risk you have done to your body is largely theoretical (although some might argue some permanent harm has already been done). Keep it up for a few more years and we will be able to tell you more precisely how much you are risking your life. Don't start killing yourself until you are at least out of your teens. When UR older, you'll know better. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with non smal lung cancer last may. I had surgery to remove most of my left upper lobe. I am afraid the cancer is back?

I was diagnosed  with non smal lung cancer last may. I had surgery to remove most of my left upper lobe. I am afraid the cancer is back?

MD visit: I don't know what stage you had or if you had post operative chemo or radiation but I am assuming you have an oncologist who sees you in follow up regularly. If you have a concern, you need to talk to him/her and be evaluated as needed. Don't panic, just talk to your doc. Hope you do well and never have to deal with cancer again. ...Read more

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I have off on chest pain for 3 months. I am 38 years old female. I have in last 2 weeks I have lost 4kg.in last two weeks my upper back is hurting me badly and today coughing.lung cancer?? ex smoker

I have off on  chest pain for 3 months. I am 38 years old female. I have in last 2 weeks I have lost 4kg.in last two weeks my upper back is hurting me badly and today coughing.lung cancer?? ex smoker

Chest X-Ray. : People your age (38) do get lung cancer, although it is unusual. But your symptoms are concerning for other things, including pneumonia or infection. With sudden weight loss, cough, and upper back pain, you need to see a doctor for an examination. Soon. Your doctor will probably order a chest X-ray. Don't let fear of cancer keep you from going in! Let us know what your doctor says. Feel better! ...Read more

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Tb scar on lungs was treated frm TB last year. Is is possible to get lung cancer or any other disease bcz of d TB scars? Wat r d health risks?

Tb scar on lungs was treated frm TB last year. Is is possible to get lung cancer or any other disease bcz of d TB scars? Wat r d health risks?

? Scar cancer is rar: I think you should do fine. There is a small theoretical risk of what is sometimes called a scar cancer but it is extremely rare. So i would not worry about it. There are no other risks for now. ...Read more

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73/m surgery (last month) for stage 4 lung cancer successful This week coughing, took to the doc, cavitary lesion present, did cancer came back?

73/m surgery (last month) for stage 4 lung cancer successful
This week coughing, took to the doc, cavitary lesion present, did cancer came back?

Possible : It is certainly likely this is a recurrence. Especially if you had stage 4. If could also be an infection. You should make sure this is followed up on immediately. ...Read more

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Hi my grandma is in her last stage of her lung cancer and she is in the hospital and she has fluid in her lungs with only 35% of her heart beating she?

Hi my grandma is in her last stage of her lung cancer and she is in the hospital and she has fluid in her lungs with only 35% of her heart beating she?

Palliative Care: I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother--it's terrible to experience & difficult to watch. I'm certain that her doctors are focusing on her comfort above all-else. Ask her if she is uncomfortable; if she is, make sure that her doctors know exactly how she feels. ...Read more

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Including surgery, chemo, and radiation, how long does the treatment for lung cancer usually last?

Including surgery, chemo, and radiation, how long does the treatment for lung cancer usually last?

Does last mean...: 1. Time to do; or 2. Durability? All 3 have been used, but the thoughtful people leading lung cancer treatment have not proven its value. If you have stage iiia at presentation (+ n2 node), surgery offers nothing if the n2 node persists or disease grows. If n2 goes, sme suggest lobectomy is better, but most agree that pneumonectomy confirs survival hazard. ...Read more

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I am a lung cancer survivor and for the last couple of days i had nausea...Can it be related to cancer? Should i go to the doctor? Thanks!

I am a lung cancer survivor and for the last couple of days i had nausea...Can it be related to cancer? Should i go to the doctor? Thanks!

Hard to know here...: Nausea may be gi-related (food poisoning, peptic disease, gastroparesis, due to biliary ; pancreatic disease, gas/bloat syndrome, small bowel problems). Consider "central" causes: motion sickness, vertigo, migraine headache, brain problems (some very serious). Also, rule out infection (? Urinary tract), medication side effects, pregnancy, ; even reaction to stress. Find ; treat the cause--see doc. ...Read more

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I'm 32 smoker.Left shoulder blade pain it aches + twitches I've had it about a week onand off but last 2 days constant.Worried lung cancer?

I'm 32 smoker.Left shoulder blade pain it aches + twitches I've had it about a week onand off but last 2 days constant.Worried lung cancer?

Tic: Lung cancer is painless. So that's not it. You are describing an nervous tic that has more to do with fear than fact. If you can consider cessation-that would be good but it will not stop your apprehension for at least 5 years. Consider Yoga, or some other calming activity. Exercise helps almost everything.Be sure it is safe for you and the go for it! ...Read more

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Hi Doctor, I have pain in my lower right lung since last 6 months. I am non smoker. Breathing is fine. No blood in cough. is this lung cancer ?

Hi Doctor, I have pain in my lower right lung since last 6 months. I am non smoker. Breathing is fine. No blood in cough. is this lung cancer ?

At 29, not likely: Firstly, you know that you are having pain in the lower right side of your chest. What you don't know is whether that pain is in your lungs. Pain from internal organs may be referred to other places - like gall bladder inflammation may be felt as pain the right shoulder. Am more concerned about your fears of cancer than any real risk. See your doctor for assessment and perhaps counseling. ...Read more

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I ve smoked around 10 cigarettes a day for last 3years.i ve stopped smoking now. Am 21 years. What is my risk of lung cancer or heart diseases?

I ve smoked around  10 cigarettes a day for last 3years.i ve stopped smoking now. Am 21 years.  What is my risk of lung cancer or heart diseases?

Stopping beneficial: if you continue to abstain from smoking the rest of your life you probably should not have much of increased risk.Smoking cessation at any age is beneficial.Lower lung cancer death risk for people who quit at younger ages.Indeed, cessation of smoking prior to middle age is associated with a more than 90% reduction in cancer risk attributed to tobacco. Smoking major risk factor for ht. disease too ...Read more

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My dad had lung cancer surgery last year and they got it all. He did not do treatment. Now it is in the brain. How long could he live?

My dad had lung cancer surgery last year and they got it all.  He did not do treatment.  Now it is in the brain.  How long could he live?

D/w his oncologist: Sorry for your dad's condition. Treatment, and prognosis would depend obviously on the stage, however, the type of lung cancer, whether he would do treatment now, what treatment, and how is the response to therapy would also affect the prognosis. In general, based on studies, people with stage 4 lung cancer -on average- with treatment could live for 12-15 months. It would be much less without tx. ...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 lining air passages. The two main types are small cell lung cancer and ...Read more