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Sir, I am, 63 yrs, male taking oral medication for an enlarged prostate for the last three years. How can I ascertain whether there is any malignancy or not ?
I am known patient of cancer on right lateral boarder of tongue. Operation of right hemiglossectomy & right sond was done on 15th Nov, 2014. Five chemotherapy and 30 radiotherapy completed on 31st Jan, 2015. PET CT SCAN done on 16.7. 2015 by SPANDAN diagnostic center reports" A nodular enhanced lesion (1.63 cm x 1.12 cm) is seen in left lateral boarder of tongue, showing increased FDG uptake. An ill defined irregular mass with increased FDG uptake is also seen at left side of base of tongue. The mass and nodule appeared as continuous. PET CT SCAN done by AIIMS on 19.8. 2015 reports" Ill defined soft tissue thickening with increased FDG uptake noted involving left lateral boarder of tongue which extends till floor of the mouth. PET CT done by AIIMS again on 5.12. 2015. It also reports same as earlier. But I do not have any complain today. I am afraid of the impression derived by the AIIMS" Metabolically active residual / recurrent disease involving tongue and floor of mouth" What should I do?
What is the treatment for oral cancer and what is the percentage of total cure and what is the procedure for Chemotherapy.
Lungs are the most important organ of our body that has the responsibility of taking in the oxygen and releasing out carbon dioxide. When cancer develops in it, the entire body gets imbalanced. Lung cancer leads to more death than any other type of cancer, which is why identifying the symptoms and knowing the causes are instrumental in obtaining a timely diagnosis as well as in prevention of this disease.
Symptoms of Lung Cancer
In the early stages:
Loss of appetite
Sudden weight loss
Coughing up blood
In the later stages:
Sever chest pain
Causes of Lung Cancer:
- Smoking: People who smoke are more prone to lung cancer. With the increase in the number of cigarettes you smoke, your chances of getting lung cancer increase too. People who don't smoke but are surrounded by the smokers also have high chances of being affected by this form of cancer.
- Exposure to Asbestos: Asbestos is a group of mineral, which is present naturally in the environment. Lung cancer can occur due to the inhalation and ingestion of asbestos fibers.
- Exposure to Ranon Gas: Ranon is a radioactive gas, which is formed naturally on decaying of radioactive elements. It is found in low levels in the air that we breathe and the water that we drink. Consumption of air and water having this gas leads to lung cancer.
- High Levels of Air Pollution: Presence of high levels of dust particles and pollutants in the air that we breathe can cause lung cancer. 1-2% of lung cancer is caused because of it.
- High Levels of Arsenic in Drinking Water: Consuming water with arsenic content is harmful as it directly affects the lungs and when the arsenic content is too high, it may lead to lung cancer.
- Exposure to Chemicals: Exposure to certain chemicals like uranium, coal products, gasoline, diesel exhaust and mustard gas can also cause lung cancer.
Family History of Lung Cancer: Chances of getting lung cancer increase if your parents, child or siblings are already prone to lung cancer.