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What are the dangers of lung cancer?

A: Refer this link for some excellent information: http://www.medicinenet.com/lung_cancer/article.htm Visual - http://images.medicinenet.com/images/lungcancer.gif http://medicalimages.allrefer.com/large/secondhand-smoke-and-lung-cancer.jpg It can kill you. death, a ugly, painful, agonizing death, that is hard on the family to watch. Mr. Death It''s symptoms is cough, hard to breath. It can make you breath harder and if it become worst, you will die. lung cancer can and usually is fatal,Google will give you accurate 411 except for the one form that they have been having some success at treating it...


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What Is The prognosis For lung cancer Spread To Liver?

A: The outcome is pretty grim for a cure or control. About the only treatment would be chemo or radiation. Once cancer goes to the liver it spreads more easily and swiftly throughout the body. Sometimes the combination of surgery and chemo can help stall the disease for awhile. However, new treatments are discovered all the time. If a lung cancer has spread to the liver, this is an indication of severe metastatic cancer. Though chances of remission are significantly lower, sometimes cancer that has spread to the liver can be slowed or stopped with chemotherapy agents. Your best bet is to find a...


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What Is The prognosis For lung cancer Spread To Liver?

A: The outcome is pretty grim for a cure or control. About the only treatment would be chemo or radiation. Once cancer goes to the liver it spreads more easily and swiftly throughout the body. Sometimes the combination of surgery and chemo can help stall the disease for awhile. However, new treatments are discovered all the time. If a lung cancer has spread to the liver, this is an indication of severe metastatic cancer. Though chances of remission are significantly lower, sometimes cancer that has spread to the liver can be slowed or stopped with chemotherapy agents. Your best bet is to find a...


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symptoms of lung cancer

A: at the begining none than it depend on what type of lung cancer and location People often decide to visit the doctor only after they have been bothered by certain complaints over a period of time. Individuals who have lung cancer frequently experience symptoms such as: Cough Shortness of breath Wheezing Chest pain Hemoptysis (bloody, coughed-up sputum) Loss of appetite Weight loss Pneumonia (inflammation of the lungs) Other symptoms that are associated with lung

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Emphysema and possible chance of lung cancer?

A: I''m sorry to say the prognosis is not very good. I''m not sure that you''ve asked an actual question, but just as general information lung cancer is very common in patients with emphysema because they are both usually caused by the same factors. i.e...smoking. lost both of my parents to emphysema. my father pasted within three or four years, never quit smoking and didn''t follow doctor advice, my mother lived 11 years plus, she followed doctor advice and gave up smoking. both had trouble their last years but mom was around to see her grandchildren. brings tears to my eyes still. u have my prayers. tough love and you can all enjoy the life she has with her still. helping her will help you, i...


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My mom was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer a year ago. The cancer was already in her bones/ brain/spine when they discovered it a year ago. I heard from several friends that lung cancer almost always spreads to the liver. How would we know if it is in her liver at this point? Would it show up on her CT scans? Also, what is the general prognosis for lung cancer at this stage? Thank you for any knowledge that you have; I sincerely appreciate it.

A: While lung cancer very frequently will spread to the liver, this does not always occur. CT scans of the chest for lung cancer include most and sometimes all of the liver. The treatment will not change. Unfortunately, the general prognosis of advanced lung cancer is poor. Only about 30-50% of patients will live for one year and less than 20% for two years....


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My mom was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer a year ago. The cancer was already in her bones/ brain/spine when they discovered it a year ago. I heard from several friends that lung cancer almost always spreads to the liver. How would we know if it is in her liver at this point? Would it show up on her CT scans? Also, what is the general prognosis for lung cancer at this stage? Thank you for any knowledge that you have; I sincerely appreciate it.

A: While lung cancer very frequently will spread to the liver, this does not always occur. CT scans of the chest for lung cancer include most and sometimes all of the liver. The treatment will not change. Unfortunately, the general prognosis of advanced lung cancer is poor. Only about 30-50% of patients will live for one year and less than 20% for two years....


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What Is The prognosis For lung cancer Sufferers?

A: It depends a lot at which stage the disease is discovered. Overall, only 20% of victims will live 1 year after diagnosis, and only 6% live 5 years after diagnosis. This makes lung cancer one of the most deadly of cancer diseases. Very rarely lung cancer is diagnosed very early on (Stage 1). Sufferers can expect a 70% chance of living 5 years. Only a bit less rarely, some people are diagnosed at Stage 2 (or with limited small cell lung cancer). Only 40% of these people can expect to live at least...


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cancrer cells in spinal fluid of lung cancer patient

A: About 10% of all primary lung cancers (mainly adenocarcinomas) are not associated with smoking. It is also rather common for lung cancers to spread to the central nervous system - mainly to the brain. If it has like here spread to distant sites it is by definition a stage 4 cancer. The risk is therefore VERY high that it also has spread to other sites though not detected or even detectable yet. For example MRI scans use microwaves with wavelengths in the millimeter range. For physical reasons things smaller than that can therefore not be seen in an MRI scan. If her tumors are getting smaller her treatment is showing better effect than I...


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Breathing high levels of asbestos fibers can lead to an increased risk of lung cancer.?

A: Yes. Breathing asbestos can lead to lung cancer and mesothelioma. Mesothelioma rarely develops in humans in any way other than the previous inhalation of asbestos fibers. From Wikipedia: The symptoms of mesothelioma include shortness of breath due to pleural effusion (fluid between the lung and the chest wall) or chest wall pain, and general symptoms such as weight loss. The diagnosis can be made with chest X-rays and a CT scan, and confirmed with a biopsy (tissue sample) and microscopic examination. A thoracoscopy (inserting a tube with a camera into the chest) can be used to take biopsies. It allows the introduction
 
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