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What is the prognosis for people with lung cancer?

A: The prognosis (chance of recovery) and choice of treatment depend on the stage of the cancer (whether it is just in the lung or has spread to other places), tumor size, the type of lung cancer, whether there are symptoms, and the patient''s general health. Early detection is critical to improving the chances of treatment success and survival. Unfortunately, there are no currently approved screening tests for lung cancer....

Is there a treatment for lung cancer?

A: Chemotherapy kills both the good and bad cells - unfortunately the medical world haven''t progressed enough to be so selective to kill only the cancerous cells. Depending on the stage of the lung cancer and the state of immune system of the patient, and the particular treatment regime, the outcomes varies. The best one can hope for is that the chemotherapy will kill all of the cancerous cells and minimal good cells - then the patient just takes care to recuperate and let the immune system recover. Pray... at a time like this, one is really in God''s hands. Treatment for


What Is the Connection Between lung cancer and Bone cancer?

A: lung cancer and bone cancer have been found to be closely related, in that bone cancer is one of the main areas affected by the spread of lung cancer. As lung cancer progresses, it spreads via the blood stream and lymph nodes to other areas of the body, especially the bones. Treatment of the conditions varies depending on the type of cancer. Different types and stages of


What Is Involved in Surgery for lung cancer?

A: lung cancer is a devastating disease that can be potentially fatal if not diagnosed in its earliest stages. Surgery for lung cancer is a common practice and is often used both to diagnose and treat the cancer. The most common form of surgery for lung cancer is referred to as a thoracotomy and involves a partial or total removal of a lung. Other forms of surgery for lung cancer, including radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and...


Can kids get lung cancer?

A: Yes, anyone can get cancer. Many people do not have symptoms, or have only vague symptoms, until the disease has progressed significantly. As a result, only 15% of lung cancers are discovered in early stages, when the possibility of curative treatment is greatest. When lung cancer does cause symptoms, they can include: Coughing Shortness of breath (dyspnea) Fatigue Chest, shoulder, upper back, or arm pain Repeated pneumonia or bronchitis Blood coughed up in sputum (hemoptysis) Loss of appetite and weight loss General pain Hoarseness Wheezing Swelling in the face or...


lung cancer Susceptibility Runs in Families

A: I have not read this particular study yet, but I can tell you what was known even before it. Roughly 90% of all lung cancers are due to smoking. That means that roughly 10% are not. In this group there are genetic differences so that some are more likely to get this particular cancer while others are not. However also in the group of the smokers there are genetic differences, we can call it differences in sensitivity - but there are also other factors involved as also a smoker may get a non smoking type of cancer. It has obvious consequences for example when we discuss the impact of second...

What Are the Different types of Invasive Adenocarcinoma?

A: Adenocarcinoma is a cancer that attacks a type of tissue called epithelium. This type of tissue is found throughout the body, which means adenocarcinoma can affect a number of organs. While many organs can be affected, most of the time this cancer will develop in the colon or the lungs. Invasive adenocarcinoma occurs when the initial tumor grows into surrounding tissue. This condition can develop along with any type of adenocarcinoma and can lead to a terminal case of the disease.. One of the most common types


When someone is told they have lung cancer how long will they live without kemo?

A: I think they will die tonight.... 8 days, 55 mins, 45 sec not more than a month dpeends on how old they are It depends on the person, and the kind of lung cancer. If its small cell, they would go fairly quickly. I have non-small cell, its slower growing. I was told 2-4 months to live without chemo. It depends on how long the person has had cancer and how bad it is. If you are a Type One lung cancer patient, you have a higher chance of survival than a Type Three or Four lung cancer patient. My dad lived for an exact 6 months when he was diagnosed with


What Is the Connection Between lung cancer and Brain cancer?

A: cancer can appear anywhere in the body, at any time. Wherever the cancer begins is considered the primary site of the cancer, and cancer found anywhere else in the body is secondary, or metastatic, cancer. When dealing with the combination of lung cancer and brain cancer, one will be the primary and one the secondary cancer. Primary brain cancer is not very common, but secondary brain cancer is. Brain cancer may metastasize from anyplace in the...


What Are the Different types of Bronchial Problems?

A: There are many different bronchial problems that can develop, both long term and short-term. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, bronchitis, bronchial pneumonia, and lung cancer are all illness that develops from problems in the bronchial tubes. The bronchial tubes are responsible for carrying air into the lungs. Bronchial problems, regardless of their cause or severity, lead to breathing difficulties and coughing. COPD is a progressive lung condition that is most common in people who are middle aged or older. According to the National Institute of Health, COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in...
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