what is the prognosis of a 66 years male with bronchogenic carcinoma and brain metastasis newly diagnosed?
a lesion was found in the right apical lung, and a right frontal brain mass with the size of 3.5*3.5, the pateint generally ill, smoker.
Traditional medicine has no hope for the man. But if you are willing to go to alternative medicine, this might help--
Five hundred years ago, people said the world was flat. Today, people say that if the FDA and AMA haven't blessed something, it can't be real good. Well, here's something I know to be real AND good. It's a little different take on cancer treatment--
In 1990, I had Hodgkin's Lymphoma, stage 3-B, but I've survived. My doctors were great people, but they were limited to surgery, chemo and radiation by profitable AMA treatment policy. During the year in treatment, I started learning about alternative medicine. I'm a retired engineer, and this is what I've pieced together--our IMMUNE SYSTEMS become weakened by poor nutrition, lack of exercise and reduced oxygen. Once that happens, our body becomes vulnerable to common STRESSORS. Stressors can be environmental, like viruses, heavy metals, pesticides, food additives, electromagnetic waves or pollution. They can be internal things like emotional or job stress, or poisonous people in our lives. Aging is also a contributing factor. So this means:
WEAK IMMUNE SYSTEM + STRESSORS = DISEASE (cancer, diabetes, heart disease, etc.)
Our bodies have 60 trillion--yes, trillion--cells, and there are always some mutating into cancer cells, but a healthy immune system kills them before they have a chance to get a foothold in the body.
It takes a LONG time, usually, or a high level of stressors, to weaken the immune system to the point where it won't do its job, but once cancer has formed, it will generally spread rapidly.
THIS IS IMPORTANT! There are ways to BEAT cancer that are currently being used in Europe and around the world, and there are some great books on the subject. I know because I've read about 50 of them from cover to cover. Here's a list of the best ones. Some are out of print and getting hard to find--
"The Cure for All Cancers", ISBN 0963632825
"A Cancer Therapy", ISBN 0882681052
"Oxygen Therapies", ISBN 0962052701
"Hydrogen Peroxide--Medical Miracle", ISBN 1885236077
"The Natural Cure for Cancer--Germanium", ISBN 0533071410
"Killing Cancer", ISBN 0705000966
"Natural Cures 'They' Don't Want You to Know About", ISBN 0975599518
I know of people whose cancer has 'spontaneously remitted' (WENT AWAY for no known reason) AFTER they went on programs of herbs and nutrition to restart their immune systems.
You and your family must look out for yourselves to stand a chance of being healthy. This is not a joke, and I'm not selling anything--just trying to help.
I am using the things I learned in those books right now to fight off a second infestation of cancer. I've been at it for over a year now, and think I'm going to make it. Use what works for you, and pass on your success. Best of luck. (+ info
what are the nursing interventions of bronchogenic carcinoma?
nursing interventions are things or procedures nurses would do.....
what the heck do you mean by "nursing interventions"???
uh, yeah, i know what an intervention is, thanks. i don't think there is any role for a nurse in intervention in terms of cancer treatment directly. i mean, they just follow doctor's orders.
i really don't understand your question. (+ info
What is small cell carcinoma, and why is edema in the upper body a serious complication.?
A family member has small cell carcinoma being treated with chemotherapy in the lung/thoracic area, and recently has developed edema in the arms and chest (not sure specifics of where in the chest the edema is). What is this type of cancer and what is the concern with the edema when it develops secondary to the cancer? Thank You.
oedema of the upper body is due to blockage (partial) of the superior vena cava (the main vein which drains the part of the body above the level of the heart). this is due to infiltration of the vein by the malignant tumour. its a bad prognostic factor.
as for small cell carcinoma, it is a highly malignant tumour of the lungs, and spreads rapidly. it also produces certain hormones that mimic hormonal imbalance states (paraneoplastic syndrome).
u can type in "small cell carcinoma" on wikiepedia and check the other details for urself. (+ info
What is a carcinoma and how is it taken out?
A relative of mine has a carcinoma on his liver that needs to be removed. Doctors say it's gonna be hard to remove it, but so far the prognosis is good.
Also, how does it differ from a regular tumor and / or regular cancer?
A carcinoma "IS" a regular type of cancer involving the liver.
I have seen hundreds of them.
It depends if it is a primary or a metastatic carcinoma in (not on) the liver.
What is the biopsy histology ? You tell us nothing useful to diagnose this case.
There is no "good" prognosis with a carcinoma involving the liver.
If you really want to know what is happening,
go with your relative when he sees his doctors.
Then study on the internet.
It takes 13 years of higher education to be a cancer specialist. (+ info
Why is basal cell carcinoma the least invasive of all cancers?
Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) can develop into large unsightly skin tumors but the cells rarely metasize or spread to distant sites like malignant melanoma, lung cancer, colon cancer etc.
Is it that only certain genes are involved in BCC which mean they fail to become completely immature like other tumor cells, or is it they are more liable to be attacked by the immune system? Any other ideas?
Simon - Great question! Sorry that the answer is not yet known. Most cancer research efforts have been directed towards the malignant tumors which rapidly invade the blood vessels and lymph channels making their spread easily, but not malignant basal cells of basal cell carcinoma (BCC). It may be genetic, as you mention, or the BCC cells may lack certain genes and/or enzymes which would allow the cells to survive in other body locations. It is NOT likely to be related to the immune system as microscopic examination of BCC lesions do not show the tissue changes of immune-type cells adjacent to or invading the BCC as they do with other tumors. Hence, the BCC spreads by ever-widening direct growth from the primary tumor without metastases but able to invade the toughest of nearby tissues, even bone. Might you be interested in such a research career in dermatopathology? (+ info
How long does someone with stage 4 Renal cell carcinoma have?
My grandfather, 83, has stage 4 renal cell carcinoma. The cancer has spread to his lungs (several tumors on lungs), bladder, gall bladder, and the doctor said he could feel tumors all over. I just want a realistic outlook for his life expectancy. He will be receiving immunotherapy in a few weeks but his general practice doctor seemed to think he had weeks to a few months to live. His oncologist didn't give him a time frame. I just want to know what he is looking at. He already is having trouble breathing.
No one knows.My wife has stage IV renal cell carcinoma and no one thought she would make it one year.It been a tough road, but shes still here 5 years 5 months latter. (+ info
What is the ribbon color for thymus cancer, more specifically thymic carcinoma?
My mom was diagnosed with having a thymic carcinoma and i want to know what color ribbon that is associated with.
its teal (+ info
What are some treatments for Basal Cell Carcinoma?
I think i have Basal Cell Carcinoma, And I'm going to the clinic Thursday, and i was wondering what i have to look forward to.. Like what they'll do to treat it.
Basal Cell Carcinoma is a type of skin cancer. It is typically a very slow growing, non-invasive cancer and is treated very effectivly by excision. If the doctor believes the lesion to be suspicious of BCC, they will likely schedule a biopsy to confirm this, and then completely remove it by cutting it out and placing a couple of stiches on the wound. (+ info
Can anyone please share their experience or advice regarding papillary carcinoma?
My mother, aged 69, had a 2 centimeter invasive papillary carcinoma removed in a lumpectomy recently. Thankfully, there was no evidence of any of the lymph nodes involved.
Of course, we are very concerned, and would like to know what are the experiences of those who have been diagnosed with papillary carcinoma. What treatments did you undergo? For how long? What were the side effects/possible contraindications and outcome of your treatments? How did you choose your oncologist?
Any advice or details you could give us would be sincerely appreciated.
I don’t know how many responses you are going to get, as papillary carcinoma of the breast is fairly rare and the information you provide is a little vague. Breast cancer treatment depends on the stage of the disease, the grade and if the hormone receptors are negative or positive none of which you mention. From what you stated your mom is a stage I, right at the edge of a stage IIA.
She is very luck that it was caught this early as they grow more rapidly than others and when found the tumors are often larger than your mother’s. The lymph nodes are usually negative, but hopefully a sentinel node biopsy was done to be sure. This type of cancer tends to happen most often in black women. For some reason we do not yet understand cancer in general is more aggressive in black patients, so if your mother is black I would have this treated as aggressively as possible to be on the safe side.
I firmly believe when faced with a significant medical decision you should get at least 2 opinions. If your mom lives in a less populated area she may want to get an opinion from the closest teaching facility as they tend to be involved in the most unusual cases and the cutting edge treatment. It may be too far to travel for treatment, but they can create a treatment plan that can be followed locally. Hope this helps. Best wishes to you both.
What type of surgical procedure is performed to remove a bronchogenic cyst?
I have a 3.6 centimeter cyst located behind my heart, and next to my Aorta. I am trying to get as much information on the surgical procedures that could be used, since it is taking forever for my Doctor to get me an appointment to meet with a surgeon. I am curious to know if they will have to crack my ribs open or not, and/or if it will possibly involve a lobectomy, and partial removal of my lung, even though it is off f my bronchial tube. Any information would be GREATLY appreciated!!!
It depends on specifically where the cyst is located. There are some different procedures that might be used.
Mediastinoscopy: a lighted scope is inserted at the base of the neck in the sternal notch, and under the breastbone. Only small things can be done this way - your cyst might be too big for that.
Thoracoscopy: a scope again, through small incisions between the ribs. Many procedures, including lobectomies, can be done this way.
Thoracotomy: open procedure. Depending on the location of the cyst, this might be necessary. This is the rib-cracking surgery and has a much longer recovery time. Either of the first two procedures may need to be converted to this one if there is a problem (bleeding, can't reach the cyst, etc.)
You'll need to get the details from your surgeon. ASK QUESTIONS! Not all thoracic surgeons have the best personalities, just to warn you in advance.
Good luck to you! (+ info
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