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what does endobronchial carcinoma left upper lobe complete atelectasis is suspeted 7 cm left hilar mass highly suspious for endobronchial carcinoma?

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Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Not sure of ?: It sounds as f you are asking about what this cancer is. What you are describing sounds like a stage 3a or maybe a stage 2B nonsmall cell lung cancer. Best treatment would depend upon some more information needed. It will be dependent on if it is considered surgically resectable or not. It will require chemotherapy and possibly radiation as well. Curable but serious. Good luck and best wishes.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Not clear: The question is not completely clear. It would be important to discuss with a multidisciplinary thoracic surgical oncology team. They can better clarify clinical staging. These links may help with general information: http://goo.Gl/kqdqg and http://goo.Gl/iumxy and http://goo.Gl/2cdq9.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Provided original answer
If the tumor is Non-small cell (NSCLC), only in the Left upper lobe bronchus and no clinically positive lymph nodes; clinical stage would be: clinical T2b,N0Mx... stage IIa
Mar 3, 2013
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Provided original answer
If the tumor is Non-small cell (NSCLC), only in the Left upper lobe bronchus and clinically positive hilar nodes; clinical stage would be: clinical T2b,N1Mx... stage IIb
Mar 3, 2013
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
You have likely: Had a chest ct and bronchoscopy. The scope shows the likely origin at the take-off of the upper lobe bronchus (2 on left, upper and lower). Usually a biopsy is done during bronch. The 7 cm hilar mass, likely seen on ct, indicates n1 nodes positive. I'd advise a pet-ct, brain mr if cancer is proven. I can only think of one thing other than cancer...Sarcoid.

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