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Does a negative pet/ct exclude lung cancer as a cause of my non specific symptoms including fatigue, muscle loss and night sweats. Thank you.

Does a negative pet/ct exclude lung cancer as a cause of my non specific symptoms including fatigue, muscle loss and night sweats. Thank you.

Yes it does!!: You should stop worrying about having Lung Cancer.
You should get out and exercise such as a daily walk. That will take care of your present symptoms of fatigue etc. ...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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Lung Cancer Concern - 33 pk yr smoker. Short of breath, wheezing, sweats, non-stop coughing & phlegm especially in morning. Low dose CT? 47 Y/O.

Lung Cancer Concern - 33 pk yr smoker. Short of breath, wheezing, sweats, non-stop coughing & phlegm especially in morning. Low dose CT? 47 Y/O.

This is very serious: You need to do whatever it takes to stop smoking now. Otherwise this is your whole future. I doubt you have lung cancer, or that screening saves many lives, but nowadays who gets screened with low-dose CT is politics and you should accept if offered. You may have an acute infection, even pertussis. An antitrypsin level may be in order though with any result smoking cessation is imperative. ...Read more

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Hey Doc Symtoms: Pain in chest (moderate) Excessive twitching Night sweats Swelling in neck Dry throat Could it be cancer or heart disease?

Hey Doc Symtoms: Pain in chest (moderate) Excessive twitching Night sweats Swelling in neck Dry throat Could it be cancer or heart disease?

More information: To help you, more information needs to be provided about 1. The medical issue at hand, 2. Treatment planned or received 3. Results of any treatment, including use of OTCs (Over The Counter options), 4. For specific personalized recommendations, sign up for HealthTap Prime or Concierge. The free answers are generally for more information and educational in nature for the general public. ...Read more

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Why do some cancers cause night sweats?

Some do: Not all cancers cause sweats. Some are due to toxins and sometimes from fever ...Read more

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Does lung cancer cause intermittent fleeting rib pain, or would this be advanced disease?? 25, doc says lungs sound clear, 9 -yr pack hstry

Does lung cancer cause intermittent fleeting rib pain, or would this be advanced disease?? 25, doc says lungs sound clear, 9 -yr pack hstry

Non-specific: Fleeting chest pains are not specific for lung cancer. It could be caused by a host of other benign reasons like muscle pain, rib pain from strain or inflammation. Pneumonia or pleurisy can also cause it. If you are worried about lung cancer and you are a smoker, check with your doctor about a screening CAT scan of the chest. If it is negative, time to stop smoking! ...Read more

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Will tamoxifen medicine cause lung cancer?

Will tamoxifen medicine cause lung cancer?

No: Tamoxifen has uses in some breast cancers. No medication cures lung cancer. Cancer is serious business and if you have questions about whether you or a loved one may have it or what's the best treatment, please get with a specialist. I'm glad you care and appreciate your asking. ...Read more

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What can cause lung cancer besides smoking?

What can cause lung cancer besides smoking?

Lung cancer causes: Argon gas
Scars from previous lung injury
Asbestos exposure
Genetic susceptibility

Proliferation of neural crest origin cells- small cell/carcinoid. ...Read more

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Can lung cancer cause symptoms similar to the common cold or flu?

Not really: Lung Cancer will not cause running nose or sore throat. But it often does cause cough which is persistent (>3 weeks) and progressive. Chest pain and or shortness of breath can also be a symptom of Lung cancer. ...Read more

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When lung cancer causes a chest ache is it usually persistent or intermittent ache?

When lung cancer causes a chest ache is it usually persistent or intermittent ache?

Chest pain not: Usual lung cancer finding. Cancer related pain moves in and doesn't go away. Pain when one beathes in and out is called 'pleuritic pain' - many associated causes, cancer lower on the list. ...Read more

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What food will help in combating cachexia caused by lung cancer? What else should be done?

What food will help in combating cachexia caused by lung cancer? What else should be done?

High caloric fluid: The cachexia associated with cancer is due to the elaboration of tumor necrosis factor, As such a high caloric liquid diet including Ensure should be employed. When patients are seen who are receiving radiation or chemo, it is advisable to increase the caloric intake with hyperalimentation where a pic line is inserted in the arm and the patient is given approximately 2L of fluid each evening. ...Read more

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Does Xanax cause lung cancer? I saw an article by "Daily Mail" that says Xanax causes lung cancer.

Does Xanax cause lung cancer? I saw an article by "Daily Mail" that says Xanax causes lung cancer.

The study they cited: , and some others, do show an association between xanax (and similar drugs) and lung cancer. An association does not prove causation, and further research is necessary. However, it is a worrisome finding, given the large number of benzodiazepine users. It underscores that there is no "free lunch" in medicine: all drugs have potential side effects and risks, and should only be used when necessary. ...Read more

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What is a primary lung cancer that would cause multiple small lung nodules less than 5 mm when found?

What is a primary lung cancer that would cause multiple small lung nodules less than 5 mm when found?

Unusual: Consider some cancer superimposed on histoplasmosis.
Metastatic, military cancer from melanoma, breast can have unusual appearance.
Alveolar cell can be multiple lesions, but not like the description. ...Read more

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I have stage 4 lung cancer, is there any thoughts as being in remission or no cause I have it for life?

I have stage 4 lung cancer, is there any thoughts as being in remission or no cause I have it for life?

Lung cancer: Unfortunately, stage 4 lung cancer is almost always fatal. The average survival of people with stage 4 lung cancer who undergo chemotherapy is about a year. Some people live much longer than a year, but only rarely will someone live more than 3-5 years. Discuss your particular situation with your oncologist. ...Read more

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Does all lung cancer types cause the clubbed fingers? My dad diagnosed 4 weeks ago and he has the clubbed fingers. Tysvm

Does all lung cancer types cause the clubbed fingers? My dad diagnosed 4 weeks ago and he has the clubbed fingers. Tysvm

Clubbing is linked: To adenocarcinoma of the lung, and hypertrophic pulmonary osteoarthropathy, but it is not specfic. There are infections, heart and lung cancers that also cause clubbing. Small cell and squamous cancers are less likely to have these findings. ...Read more

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How do I figure out what caused my eating disorder? I think it could be due to the passing of my grandma/my nana having terminal lung cancer?

How do I figure out what caused my eating disorder? I think it could be due to the passing of my grandma/my nana having terminal lung cancer?

I am sorry to: Hear about your grandmother. It is hard to deal with death of a loved 1 at any age, but at 16 it is really tough. When we mourn, we often lose our appetite which is why most religions include food during wakes. U don't say how long it has been since your grandmother passed away, but if U have developed an eating disorder, talk 2 your parents & get professional help. ...Read more

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Could car fumes cause lung cancer?

Not likely: The vast majority of lung cancer is caused by smoking - i.e. First hand cigarette smoke. Lung cancer is rare in people who have never smoked. If car exhaust were an important contributor we'd see far more cancer in people who had never smoked. ...Read more

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How can smoking cause lung cancer?

How can smoking cause lung cancer?

Many ways: Smoking accounts for the vast majority (but not all) cases of lung cancer. Cigarette smoke contains many substances (carcinogens) that predispose to cancer. They do this in different ways, like interfering with normal lung cell functions, making them divide more rapidly or die more slowly, or by suppressing the normal immune response to tumors. Don't smoke. ...Read more

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How can smoking cause lung cancer?

How can smoking cause lung cancer?

Toxins: Irritation, tar and other hundreds of impurities in the cigarettes. ...Read more

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How can air pollution cause lung cancer?

The same way cigs do: Any high level inhalation of hydrocarbon combustion prodicts (tobacco, diesel, wood stove) can lead to cancer, but obviously with cigarettes you are looking at enormous amounts of combutsion product over many years. Urban dwellers get lung cancer at a higher rate than rural folks, but the effect pales compared to the effect of smoking. ...Read more

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How exactly does smoking cause lung cancer?

How exactly does smoking cause lung cancer?

Tobacco's carcinogen: Tobacco contains a number of chemicals which are the cause of cancer. So tobacco taken in any form (Chewing, snorting or smoking introduces these chemicals in the body, and given sufficient concentration of these chemicals, the end result of such exposure is cell damage leading to development of Cancers of many types (all tissues coming in contact with tobacco can develop Cancer (Aerodigestive tract ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is it that smoking causes lung cancer?

Many things: Chemicals in the cigarette my cause cellular change in the lung as well as nicotine which can cause cancer in the mouth
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Cigarette smoke its tobacco tar and smoke all inflame the lungs and may lead to cancer ...Read more

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What are the lead causes of lung cancer (aside from smoking)?

What are the lead causes of lung cancer (aside from smoking)?

Environmental: Plenty of stuff in the air which can lead to lung cancer, depending on the level and length of exposure. Also, radiation, radon gas, and asbestos are implicated. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the lead causes of lung cancer besides smoking?

I was wondering what are the lead causes of lung cancer besides smoking?

Inhaling smoke: Tricyclic aromatic hydrocarbons produced by combustion of tar or any other organic chemical is known to be carcinogenic. Halogenated aromatic hydrocarbons, benzpyrenes, to include some. Other chemicals may not be carcinogenic by themselves but act as co carcinogens when combined with cigarette smoke, like asbestos particles. High levels of radon gas increases risk of lung cancer. Radiation overd. ...Read more

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Help please? I want to know what are the lead causes of lung cancer besides smoking?

Help please? I want to know what are the lead causes of lung cancer besides smoking?

Radon exposure: Second hand smoke increases risk of lung cancer, as does exposure to radon, which is why radon testing in the home has become so prevalent. Asbestos is known to cause a rare cancer called mesothelioma. The risk of getting the typical type of lung cancer among people exposed to asbestos is much higher if they are also smokers. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause lung cancer?

Can acid reflux cause lung cancer?

No: Acid reflux can lead, in rare cases, to barrett's esophagus, which can predispose to esophageal cancer. This is extremely rare, as reflux is quite common (most people experience this at some point). Reflux is not associated with lung cancer, at least not as a related cause. ...Read more

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Can smoking weed cause lung cancer?

Smoking marijuana: Smoking marijuana can increase your lung cancer risk. ...Read more

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Can smoking weed cause someone to have lung cancer?

Can smoking weed cause someone to have lung cancer?

Smoking: It is possible. Smoking like that is unfiltered which delivers irritants to the lung that can be a trigger for development of cancers. ...Read more

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Is smoking 4 to 5 cigretts a day causes lung cancer?

Is smoking 4 to 5 cigretts a day causes lung cancer?

Yes: Smoking > 100 cigarettes increases the risk of lung cancer more than the general population. ...Read more

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


Sweating At Night (Definition)

Night sweats may be a sign of an overactive thyroid, vitamin d deficiency, or a more serious problem like hodgkin's disease. The most common cause is probably just a heavy mattress and a warm room. The result is the same: waking up overheated and sweaty. Some people have a problem with sweating not just at night. ...Read more