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lingular atelectasis lung cancer

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
The lingula is the: Smallest lung segment on the left side. Atelectasis means collapse. A central lung cancer could obstruct the airway and lead to collapse.
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Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Is the lung cancer also in the lingula sometimes the cancer plugs the airway and causes distal collapse(atelectasis) also pneumonia, cancer and atel ... Read More

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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Not cancer: Atelectasis is not cancer. It is essentially a sign that some areas of your lungs are not getting as much air due to either blockage or restriction of ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
Who said this?: If the doctor treating her right now said this was a good sign, then it likely is. Only the doc who's treating her for this now can give a decent idea ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tarik Hadid
18 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Possible: The possibility of cancer is almost always there. The risk depends on the smoking history, family history of cancer, the size of the mass, etc.. Smok ... Read More
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Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
45 years experience Family Medicine
Linear...: Linear densities are usually not malignancies if resemble atelectasis. Malignancies are usually nasty looking irregular masses. Certainly needs to b ... Read More
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Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Need repeat Xray: Stale tasks should clear over time. That will show on a repeat X-ray after one month
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Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Many or none : May be asymptomatic until late! and bad! cough, production, bloody sputum, pain, fluid - effusion and short of breath, wheezing, weight loss.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: It depends, though, on the type of cancer, its stage and other factors (presence of other diseases, immune system status, correctly prescribed therapy ... Read More
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
20 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: Early stage survival can range from 60% to as high as 90+%. Survival is individual. Depends on cancer type, treatment, and general health at time of d ... Read More

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