A member asked:

5cm pleural mass in right lung..pet scan show not cancer...is surgery still necessary and what are the risks ..thanks?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

Something is missing! There must have been symptoms that led to a pet scan. Unless a biopsy was performed how could your doctor simply say that there was no cancer? I hope there was indeed no cancer but the symptoms that led to the pet scan should be a cause for biopsy. Do the doctors have any idea what the pleural mass might be? Please keep me informed.

Answered Nov 28, 2017



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