Lung carcinoma is a type of carcinoma that begins in the lungs and around 85% of the cases are potentially associated with cigarette smoking. The symptoms of lung carcinoma include cough, chest discomfort, weight loss, and hemoptysis.
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Query: Hello doctor,The patient is 55-year-old female weighing 121 pounds and suffering from adenocarcinoma as found in marrow biopsy. She is on ventilator now. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The following are the questions which come to my mind, which is not provided by the information you provided: What were the complaints of your patient? Why is she on a ventilator? What is the working diagnosis of the doctors? Have the doctors informed you that the cance... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, After receiving 10 radiations, my father has developed enteritis and his abdomen is swollen. Antibiotics and IV treatment are being carried out. I need further advise here. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Radiation enteritis is a very common side effect of radiation therapy. I need to know the following: How was this diagnosis made? What medications is he taking? Also, mention the part of the body he received radiotherapy and do provide the... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 55 year old female. Can a breathing treatment given before a chest x-ray, hide lung cancer? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query. Please find my observations below. Breathing treatments like nebulizers will not hide any suspected lung cancer when given before taking a chest x-ray. Chest x-ray is a basic investigation used to screen the lungs field and heart and usu... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, My mother has been diagnosed with lung cancer and they have tested for various markers (eGFR, PD-L1, TTF, etc.). Her PD-L1 is 1% and our understanding is that FDA approved Tecentriq only for situations of PD-L1 greater than 50. The tumor is 3 by 5. Can you provide any guidance on ho... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, My father was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer last month. Before that, he could not walk, and he became paralyzed entirely (arms and legs). We then took him to a local hospital, and the neurologist mentioned that he has Guillain-Barre syndrome, and they treated him for that. However,... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand the situation. I have seen the reports and documents (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It shows carcinoma of the lung, probably small cell carcinoma associated with peripheral neuropathy and paraneoplastic syndrome due to Carcinoma o... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, My brother os recently on Tagrisso. His recent scan is attached which shows improvement. He is vomiting while eating grains. What is the reason for vomiting and what can be done for this? Please tell me about this response to Tagrisso. If it is good? How much time does Tagrisso take ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. In reply to your question for Osimertinib (Tagrisso), Osimertinib demonstrated improvement in PFS (18.9 versus 10.2 months, HR 0.46, 95% CI 0.37-0.57) and duration of response (17.2 versus 8.5 months) relative to other TKI. The PFS (progression-free survival) benefit w... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, My mother has been diagnosed with stage 4 adenocarcinoma. She was having trouble breathing due to pleural fluid buildup. As per our oncologist's suggestion we have started Gemcitabine-Carboplatin chemotherapy before 10 days. The suggested course of treatment is six cycles of chemothera... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your anxiety. By the EGFR (epidermal growth factor receptor) not been successful, do you mean that the test was not positive for mutations or it could not be performed due to inadequacy of the sample? Please clarify. Starting EGFR inhibitors in the absenc... Read Full »