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Why Does Lung Cancer Spread To The Brain So Often
Lung cancer: The different cell types of lung cancer have the propensity to spread to different organs either due to blood stream patterns, adjacent anatomy or the affinity of these other organs to receive and grow these cancer strains. It turns out that the brain is one of those susceptible organs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Brain Mets: (metastasis) as an entity comprise 100k per year. Lung cancer leads the league, but breast, melanoma, kidney are quite common. Prostate almost never. Only rhabdoid tumors in children commonly go to brain. This pattern stares at us, but baffles us as to why "organotropic" patterns of metastasis are so predictable. ...Read more
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
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
My mom has lung cancer that spread to the brain the cancer is stable and very small but her appetite is poor she's very weak and losing weight, ideas?
Lung cancer has spread not to the brain but the bones actually, how long to live or what's the survival rate if i go through chemo?
Depends on a number : Of factors. Discuss with your team of docs (orthopod, oncologist, pcp & any other specialitist that you may need). Chemo/radiation are generally best options, with some surgical procedure to stabilize a broken or a bone that is weakened (but not yet broken). The idea is to improve the quality of life for as long as possible. Survival is dependent on cancer type and its response to the meds.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the life expectancy a patient with lung cancer that has spread to the bones and brain and is currently being treated with chemotherapy?
My brother-in-law has lung cancer that has spread to his brain, vertebrae, colon, and many lymph nodes chest. How much time does he have?
My 84 year old mother has lung cancer it has spread to brain, bones. How long should we expect her to live?
What is the life expectancy of a 68 years old healthy person if nsc metastasized lung cancer has spread to brains and pelvic? Gamma knife and radiation already used, now chemotherapy.
Months: Median survival for all patients with brain metastases is 6 months. There are certainly lots of outliers on either side, with other factors helping to predict like overall burden of disease and general condition of the patient him- or herself. But even with the variation, survival beyond a year or so is not likely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Likely poor/bad.: A lung cancer with a lesion in the brain is considered stage IV as this means that there is distant metastasis. This has a 5 year survival of < 5%, so you can see that the chances of successful therapy are very small. But take heart, for therapy has come a long way and depending on the type, like small cell cancer, chemotherapy can stop even extensive cases. So see your dr.B/c you never know. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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