Lung cancer symptoms: When your cough could be a sign of the deadly disease

LUNG cancer is one of the most common and serious types of cancer, with around 47,000 people diagnosed with the deadly condition every year in the UK. While there are usually no signs or symptoms in the early stages, as the disease progresses, people may notice a number of signs in their cough.
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Publication date: Available online 10 December 2019Source: Respiratory Medicine Case ReportsAuthor(s): Keima Ito, Tetsuya Oguri, Norihisa Takeda, Kensuke Fukumitsu, Satoshi Fukuda, Yoshihiro Kanemitsu, Tomoko Tajiri, Hirotsugu Ohkubo, Masaya Takemura, Ken Maeno, Yutaka Ito, Akio NiimiAbstractA 76-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with cough and dyspnea. He was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. Nivolumab was given as second-line treatment, cytotoxic chemotherapy was given as third-line treatment, and nivolumab re-challenge was given as fourth-line treatment. Thereafter, 41 chemotherapy courses were administered o...
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
By SAURABH JHA, MD Slumdog TB No one knows who gave Rahul Roy tuberculosis. Roy’s charmed life as a successful trader involved traveling in his Mercedes C class between his apartment on the plush Nepean Sea Road in South Mumbai and offices in Bombay Stock Exchange. He cared little for Mumbai’s weather. He seldom rolled down his car windows – his ambient atmosphere, optimized for his comfort, rarely changed. Historically TB, or “consumption” as it was known, was a Bohemian malady; the chronic suffering produced a rhapsody which produced fine art. TB was fashionable in Victorian Britain...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Artificial Intelligence Health Tech Saurabh Jha TB tuberculosis Source Type: blogs
We report a case of concomitant metastasis in the nasal tip and suspected buttocks metastasis secondary to lung cancer, who complained of repeated cough and white sputum for 6 months. Diagnose: Primary lung cancer was diagnosed by bronchoscopy and biopsy, lesion on nasal tip was confirmed by biopsy. Furthermore, PET-CT scan identified the untouchable buttocks lesion that could have been easily missed. Interventions: This patient refused systemic treatments, but he chose traditional Chinese medicine at home. Outcomes: He died 6 months after the diagnosis. Lessons: The possibility of metastasis of primary cancers...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Rationale: Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) of the lung account for 5% of all cases of lung cancer, which itself is the leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. In accordance to its rarity, only few cell lines of NETs exist, which even often lack key characteristics of the primary tumor, making it difficult to study underlying molecular mechanisms. Patient concerns: The patient reported in this case is a 71-year old woman, which never smoked but suffered under dry cough. diagnoses: Chest CT-scan showed a paracardiac nodule of the lingula with 2 × 1.8 cm in diameter. Interventions: The detected paraca...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Conclusion: In this case report, a 28-year-old male was treated for thoracic Pott's disease that proved to be metastatic lung adenocarcinoma. To avoid such misdiagnoses in the future, physicians should better differentiate spinal TB from other malignancies that may affect the spine. This study underscores the importance of obtaining at least a chest X-ray in any patient with suspected Pott's disease, irrespective of age, to help rule out lung cancer or other pathologies. PMID: 31768288 [PubMed]
Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research
There are limited data on the clinical efficiency of afatinib in non ‐small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with uncommon epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations. Moreover, the efficacy and safety of afatinib in elderly patients with these mutations has not been established. Here, we describe a case of successful treatment of a patient aged>80  years with lung adenocarcinoma positive for the uncommon EGFR L861Q mutation with low‐dose afatinib. An 83‐year‐old woman presented with cough and dyspnea. A chest computed tomography (CT) scan revealed tumors in the left upper lobe, left pleural effusi...
Source: Thoracic Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research
Abstract Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Affected patients frequently experience debilitating disease-related symptoms, including dyspnea, cough, fatigue, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and pain, despite the progresses achieved in term of treatment efficacy.Physical activity and exercise are nonpharmacological interventions that have been shown to improve fatigue, quality of life, cardiorespiratory fitness, pulmonary function, muscle mass and strength, and psychological status in patients with lung cancer. Moreover, physical fitness levels, especially cardiorespiratory endu...
Source: The Oncologist - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Oncologist Source Type: research
Introduction: Chronic bronchitis (CB) is characterized by a productive cough due to excessive mucus production in the airways, resulting in quality of life impairment and increased exacerbation risk. Bronchial Rheoplasty (BR) is a procedure in which an endobronchial catheter applies non-thermal pulsed electric fields to the airways. Preclinical studies demonstrated epithelial ablation followed by rapid regeneration of normalized epithelium. The present study evaluated the feasibility, safety and efficacy of BR in CB patients.Methods: Prospective, multi-center study enrolling 32 patients who underwent BR under general anest...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Interventional pulmonology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Pulmonary TB Sequelae is a health problem in the north of Tunisia particularly in elderly. The national program of TB will reduce the incidence of this disease.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Tuberculosis Source Type: research
E-cigarettes may be more harmful to a smoker’s heart than traditional tobacco cigarettes. That’s the finding of new research from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, presented today (Nov. 11) at an American Heart Association scientific conference. The Cedars-Sinai team compared the hearts of 10 non-smokers to the hearts of 10 tobacco smokers and 10 e-cigarette smokers. All the people in the study were younger than 40, and all were otherwise healthy. In response to a mild bout of exercise, measures of blood flow increased in the hearts of the non-smokers. Among the tobacco smokers, this increase was blun...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized embargoed study heart health vaping Source Type: news
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