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fluid in the lungs with lung cancer
A 29-year-old member asked:
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Absolutely: Two reasons to drain it are for diagnosis, are there cancer cells in the effusion, this is bad. Bumps you up to stage 4. Two, therapeutically it will ... Read More
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes : The fluid should be drained to alleviate shortness of breath. A pleurodesis can be performed to prevent the fluid from coming back. This can be done ... Read More
26 years experience General Surgery
Only if symptomatic: High likelihood for recurrence so only if severe short of breath.
A 40-year-old female asked:
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
No,: there are many other potential causes of pleural effusion.
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Confusing: Question. Pleural effusions from lung cancer are expected to have malignant cells but could be pneumonic from secondary infections.
A 33-year-old male asked:
A Verified Doctor answered
It depends: On the specific case. Discuss with treating physician.
A 45-year-old male asked:
A Verified Doctor answered
Ask surgeons....: Having pleural effusion one year after VATS labectomy for lung cancer naturally leads one to consider cancerous recurrence - alarming & worrisome. ... Read More
A 77-year-old female asked:
45 years experience General Surgery
This cancer: has poor prognosis. I think she might be coughing sputum, not bile, and she might have a pneumonia. Take her to her doctor for proper diagnosis and ... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
42 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Drain the fluid: It is always hard to sit and wait. If the fluid is in response to a lesion, then the easiest thing to consider is a diagnostic tap. That may help.
A 33-year-old member asked:
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Pleural irritation: This is usually fluid outside the lung but inside the chest cavity which occurs to due the cancer irritating or invading the lining if the chest cavit ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Lung fluid worsening: Your father needs to go see his doctor to discuss why he stopped the medication- was he having side effects, too costly? Whatever the case, his doctor ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Many reasons: Blood in the fluid around the lungs (a pleural effusion) can be from many things such as inflammation, infections and cancer. Your physician will sen ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Be Patient.: Sorry hearing your family and your grandma are going through rough times.
Just go with her wishes.
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