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I have a 3.5 cm. Starburst mass, in my lower right lobe of my lung, so what is next.?

I have a 3.5 cm. Starburst mass, in my lower right lobe of my lung, so what is next.?

Ask pulmonologist: A lung mass is always of concern. Sometimes it can be determined to be benign simply by comparing xrays or CT scans over time. Often it must be biopsied. If possible, this is done through a scope passed down the windpipe. Sometimes that won't reach and biopsy must be done through the chest wall, guided by CT scan. In special cases biopsy is done with a scope through the chest wall or surgically. ...Read more

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Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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3.3 cm mass on husband's left lung. Not there a year ago, at all. Referred for biopsy. Should we be worried? 59 y/o, long time smoker.

3.3 cm mass on husband's left lung. Not there a year ago, at all. Referred for biopsy. Should we be worried? 59 y/o, long time smoker.

Worry yes: But give up no. If this is an isolated lesion and is bad, he may need to have it removed and maybe other treatment. Thankfully he has a yearly CXR to watch for this very problem. Hopefully the biopsy is soon. All the best to your husband and your family. Some lung lesions are OK. ...Read more

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My 29 year old was daughter was diagnosis with high grade undifferentiated sarcoma primary site lung 13.9 CM mass removed in nov. What is her prognosis?

My 29 year old was daughter was diagnosis with high grade undifferentiated sarcoma primary site lung 13.9 CM mass removed in nov. What is her prognosis?

Variable: It depends on her stage of disease that I assume was early and her sarcoma had not metastasized and hence she had surgery.

She will need oncological follow up and chemotherapy may be indicated.

Please see an oncologist and discuss pathology reports with them. ...Read more

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I have had a non productive for 2 months. Chest X-ray show 3.8 CM mass on my left lung. My dr. Says its proabaly a shadow. What is a shadow?

I have had a non productive for 2 months. Chest X-ray show 3.8 CM mass on my left lung. My dr. Says its proabaly a shadow. What is a shadow?

A bad term: Masses absorb x-rays and cause "shadows" (white areas on an x-ray) the same way your body blocks the sun and causes a dark shadow. A mass is a medical term, a shadow is not. You probably need a chest ct. ...Read more

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A CT scan revealed a spiculated mass 1 CM across in my dad s lung he recently had the flu with a bad cough he also smoked for 50 years and quit 2 years ago the doctor wants to wait 3 months and do another CT to see if it s still there if so he will biopsy

A CT scan revealed a spiculated mass 1 CM across in my dad s lung he recently had the flu with a bad cough he also smoked for 50 years and quit 2 years ago the doctor wants to wait 3 months and do another CT to see if it s still there if so he will biopsy

Spiculated lung mass: Could be serious. It is likely that 3 months would not affect anything ultimately but the timing of the biopsy should be up to the physician managing the case. It is not likely to disappear but could stay the same. ...Read more

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Lung pleural mass 5 cm. Pet show no evidence of cancer. Solid mass. Do I need to do surgery to remove it or I can leave it as it is. Really confused?

Lung pleural mass 5 cm. Pet show no evidence of cancer. Solid mass. Do I need to do surgery to remove it or I can leave it as it is. Really confused?

Biopsy?: That is very good news the PET scan does not suggest the presence of cancer I'd still recommend the mass be positively identified. At that point your doctors will be able to counsel you better as to whether it should be removed or not. If you'd like a 1-1 consultation to discuss this please write me at: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Use Key Code: PDXFNR to make a calendar appointment ...Read more

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My granpa is diagnosed with a enhncing mass in left lung which is 8 CM in dia. And 7cm in length and is spreading toward liver n lymph nodes. Pls help?

My granpa is diagnosed with a enhncing mass in left lung which is 8 CM in dia. And 7cm in length and is spreading toward liver n lymph nodes. Pls help?

May be malignant: Lung masses, especially when associated with spread to lymph nodes, is almost definitely malignant (and serious). He needs an immediate consult with a pulmonologist (lung doctor) and/or oncologist. I biopsy needs to be done, and the treatment based on the results. Don't delay. ...Read more

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What are the risks of lung biopsy surgery.? I have mass 5 cm in left lung and it's not cancer and so confused about the surgery. .

What are the risks of lung biopsy surgery.? I have mass 5 cm in left lung and it's not cancer and so confused about the surgery. .

Biopsy low risk: Any 5 cm mass in the lung should be removed, as there is risk that it could have cancerous elements even if the biopsy was negative. If you are otherwise healthy, a surgical biopsy carries low risk of major complication (<1%). With that said, pain, recovery time, and complication rates can be affected by the approach the surgeon takes. A minimally invasive (vats) approach has advantages ...Read more

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I have mass in my left lung. 5 cm. Are all masses cancer or could be something can live with. I'm not smoker but have bad asthma and high wbc 24000?

I have mass in my left lung. 5 cm. Are all masses cancer or could be something can live with. I'm not smoker but have bad asthma and high wbc 24000?

Could be other: With your history and age, the possibility of some fungus or other infectious process is a good possibility. Not all masses are cancer and even if this were to be such you are not doomed. Whatever it is, you need to diagnose what the mass represents and treat it. See a pulmonary specialist ASAP as infectious masses can be as problematic as cancer masses. Not getting a diagnosis is the bad thing. ...Read more

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Mass in lung 5 cm. Biopsy was insufficient. Not smoker or have chronic coughing or fever. But have high wbc and asthma. How to make sure its nt cancr?

Mass in lung 5 cm. Biopsy was insufficient. Not smoker or have chronic coughing or fever. But have high wbc and asthma. How to make sure its nt cancr?

Cancer less likely: Cancer is less likely but inflammation cause cause this like vasculitis, or a hypereosinophilic syndrome or an infection could be in these circumstances. You can be evaluated by a pulomnary specialist ...Read more

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Plureal Mass in left lung 5 cm. I did biobsy and pet scan and no evidence of cancer. What is that. Is it fungus or worm or what I should do. Wheezing?

Plureal Mass in left lung 5 cm. I did biobsy and pet scan and no evidence of cancer. What is that. Is it fungus or worm or what I should do. Wheezing?

Pulmonologist: The possibility of a mass requires more diagnostics, with your symptoms it is possible its pnemonia, much less concerning than a cancer mid-lung. Scanning can help, but a pulmonologist can decide the right test to reduce fear and misdiagnosis. Hopefully you are using a broncholdilator among the medications you are using. The pulmonologist can direct specific therapy and help treat what you have ...Read more

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Good morning Dr. I had a CT lung scan on Tuesday this week. My doctor said I have a 3.0 x1.8x2.0 cm left upper lobe mass with spiculated linear strand?

Lung mass: Unfortunately, that is a suspicious sounding mass, and unless there is some clinical history that might provide a potential explanation (e.g. certain occupational dust exposures or infections), the primary consideration for a spiculated lung mass is malignancy. Biopsy is likely the next step. ...Read more

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If u have two lung mass that's 3.0cm both in the right and several Small66mm should I be worry?

If u have two lung mass that's 3.0cm both in the right and several Small66mm should I be worry?

Worry or not: Need biopsy of at least one nodule, the 3 cm one. If biopsy comes OK no need to worry (lung also will have benign nodules besides malignant one) Speak to your doctor Good Luck ...Read more

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C.T chest: a 5.5 x 6.2 x 3.7 CM soft tissue mass is notice in the apical segment of lower lobe. Kindly inform me it could be benign or malegnent.?

C.T chest: a 5.5 x 6.2 x 3.7 CM soft tissue mass is notice in the apical segment of lower lobe. Kindly inform me it could be benign or malegnent.?

See your doctor: It could be either. There are characteristic of masses that guide the radiologist one way or the other. I would imagine that your doctor will recommend a biopsy and other tests to help decide what this is. ...Read more

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My father has a swollen 4 to 5 cm mass in his chest, it is a soft mass, what can be the cause of this? He also has swollen lymph nodes in his neck.

My father has a swollen 4 to 5 cm mass in his chest, it is a soft mass, what can be the cause of this? He also has swollen lymph nodes in his neck.

Needs a medical chec: Any lump or growth in the body requires a medical check up in order to make sure that it is not a cancer. So I would advise you to get your father to go see his PCP for a medical check up and possibly some tests to define the nature of this mass. ...Read more

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Does pnemonia show up as a mass on lungs?

Not usually: Pneumonia itself does not usually appear as a mass on an xray. However, those that have a mass in their lungs, can develop an infection on top of that so it can definitely appear that way. It is always best to have a repeat chest x ray after you have been treated for pneumonia to make sure there is no underlying mass.
Take care! ...Read more

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Noticed pain as I pressed center-mass. Then began painful coughing fit and stinging inflamed feeling in lungs. Just getting over bronchitis.

Noticed pain as I pressed center-mass. Then began painful coughing fit and stinging inflamed feeling in lungs. Just getting over bronchitis.

Bronchitis: If you have lingering cough productive of discolored sputum, fever, wheezing, shortness of breath or chest pains on deep breathing, further evaluation and possible chest X-Ray as well as continued treatment would be needed. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hilar mass in the lung?

What are the causes of hilar mass in the lung?

Hilar mass: Hilar mass is usually due to swollen lymph glands in the chest cavity. There are several reasons for swollen glands such as infections, cancer and sarcoidosis. ...Read more

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Ok so is it just as likely to experience symptoms from a 2.6cm (or smaller) lung nodule as it is from a lung mass?

Ok so is it just as likely to experience symptoms from a 2.6cm (or smaller) lung nodule as it is from a lung mass?

Variable: Most small masses, nodules, lesions of that size are asymptomatic!

the incidental finding is good luck.
Depending on exact location, bronchoscopy may define the cause
most will be removed.
Some will biopsy first, but the thoracic surgeon will guide this with you. ...Read more

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Can pneumonia cause a lung mass?

No: Recurrent pneumonia can cause chronic scarring in the lung, but pneumonia itself not known to cause cancer or lung mass. ...Read more

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What does its mean when you are diagnosed with critical mass of viable lung tissue?

What does its mean when you are diagnosed with critical mass of viable lung tissue?

? COPD?: Ghee I googled that and could not find anything. You have have take a sentence out of a paragraph that needs clarification. ...Read more

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What does a 5-6cm mass in the lungs look like?

2 to 2.5 inches.: The word "mass" is typically used to describe a solid growth. One that is 6 cm would measure approximately 2 to 2.5 inches in size. The color, consistency and borders of the mass would be different depending upon the make up of the mass (infectious/inflammatory process versus benign tumor versus malignant tumor). ...Read more

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Can a lung mass mean cancer?

Can a lung mass mean cancer?

Not always: But it should be evaluated. Depending on it size and appearance, your doc may be more or less inclined to get a biopsy. I'm assuming he/she will if it is a "mass" and not a "tiny nodule" but not much more can be said with the info provided. Make sure you see your family doc and he/she will decide on the next step. If you smoke, this is the time to quit. ...Read more

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Chest ex ray says lungs show increased interstitial markings with no active infiltrate, mass or effusion. What does that mean?

Chest ex ray says lungs show increased interstitial markings with no active infiltrate, mass or effusion. What does that mean?

Depends on context: The interstitium of the lung refers to the area in and around the blood vessels and alveoli (air sacs). This is where the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide takes place. Inflammation and scarring of the interstitium disrupts this tissues. So the radiologist is noting that there appears to be increased markings in the area. There are many different conditions and disease that cause this pattern. ...Read more

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Lung plural mass. Is that mean it's on the lung surface or part on the mass on the lung and the other part inside the lung. ..thank you?

Pleural mass: A PLEURAL mass means that something of a tumorous nature involves the LINING of the lungs. The mass is BASED in the pleura. It could be extended into the lung. You'd need more information from tests or biopsy procedures to know to what extent spread has occurred if at all. More questions? Contact me at: www. Healthtap. Com/dr-saghafi ...Read more

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I have a three centimetre lump in my lungs one opinion is a lymph node and other opinion it was a mass. Should I be pushing for a complete diagnosis?

I have a three centimetre lump in my lungs one opinion is a lymph node and other opinion it was a mass. Should I be pushing for a complete diagnosis?

Needs work up: You first need to find out if it is in fact a lung mass or a lymph node. Chest CT is a good test for that. Clinical correlation and of smoking history is also significant. See a lung doctor please. ...Read more

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I have servercopd with fibrosis and alower left lung mass is this not good?

See an expert: If you have copd, and fibrosis and a lung mass, you have three very serious, and separate problems. "mass" implies something over 3 cm in size and is likely to be lung cancer, or at least should be evaluated until proven otherwise. COPD and fibrosis are both risk factors for lung cancer, and make treatment much more complicated as well. Find a local expert. ...Read more

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Lung infection that cause a mass?

Lung infection that cause a mass?

Many: Fungi like candida, blastomyces, coccidioidomycoses or paracocci can all cause infiltrates or processes that look like masses. Tb itself can cause a mass-like effect of tuberculoma and even pneumonia can cause mass like infiltrates and a scar later that involutes to look like a mass. Parasites do too. So we have to rely on symptoms, risks and the work up to make diagnoses. ...Read more

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What is the mass found on a lung during a ct-scan be?

What is the mass found on a lung during a ct-scan be?

Infection, Cancer, +: Infection, hemorrhage, tumors (benign and malignant (cancerous)) fluid and even fibrosis can have a similar appearance. If it is mostly calcified, it is likely benign, old infection called a granuloma. Comparison to older scans can help determine if it has grown. The concern is whether or not it is cancer. Recommend seeing a primary care provider, perhaps a pulmonologist consult and pet/ct. ...Read more

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2 months ago doctors found a 4cm right sided lung mass in the lower lobe after I had been having intermittent chest pain for 2 months prior to that. T?

2 months ago doctors found a 4cm right sided lung mass in the lower lobe after I had been having intermittent chest pain for 2 months prior to that. T?

Oh dear: Now you must have this mass identified. What is your doctor doing for you? Find put your treatment plan right away and get it done. You must start with the identification of the tissue type. Hurry ...Read more

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26 old male, non smoker, I got acute bronchitis 3 months ago, and I did CT, they found mass of 3*2*1 in left lobe of lung. Is that mass is tumor?

26 old male, non smoker, I got acute bronchitis 3 months ago, and I did CT, they found mass of 3*2*1 in left lobe of lung. Is that mass is tumor?

Impossible: I am sorry but you are asking for the impossible. There is no way for anyone on this application to tell you the answer you seek. Please contact your physician and follow their instructions carefully to determine the next step to diagnose this mass. ...Read more

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Can you have adeno and squamous lung cancer at the same time? What is the significance for treatment? 2 biopsies --- one from main lung mass showing squamous, one from lymph node showing adeno.

Can you have adeno and squamous lung cancer at the same time? What is the significance for treatment? 2 biopsies --- one from main lung mass showing squamous, one from lymph node showing adeno.

Yes...: It is possible that there are two different cancers. It may also be that the primary tumor is a combination of the two (adenosquamous) and the biopsy only sampled one part. Adenosquamous tumors contain adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. And either or both types of cancer may spread to lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Ok wait. I think there's some confusion, most likely on my part but let explain/ask another way. 2008 br ca. Remission since 2010. Ct was done 2 weeks ago not for br ca but for supposed mass in urq. No mass however non calcified nodule on rt lung enlarged

Ok wait. I think there's some confusion, most likely on my part but let explain/ask another way. 2008 br ca. Remission since 2010. Ct was done 2 weeks ago not for br ca but for supposed mass in urq. No mass however non calcified nodule on rt lung enlarged

Lung nodules: Are very common and the vast majority are not cancer (over 95%). A growing nodule has to be evaluated as if it is cancer until proven otherwise. This usually means a pet scan followed by surgery if it is "avid" or further tests (biopsy, serial ct scans) if it is not. This is a very simplified explanation, so make sure you ask your doctor about this process. This is not spread of brain cancer. ...Read more

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2cm liver mass, tiny lung nodules, tiny brain lesions. Found 2 1/2 yrs ago and still stable. Dr's say unrelated, but No biopsies. Please help. Cancer?

2cm liver mass, tiny lung nodules, tiny brain lesions. Found 2 1/2 yrs ago and still stable. Dr's say unrelated, but No biopsies. Please help. Cancer?

Focal nodular: Hyperplasia is a benign liver lesion, and unrelated to lung nodules or brain lesions. Tiny lung nodules in an average risk patient that are stable for 2 1/2 years can be considered benign. No way to opine about the brain lesions without more info, but stability over 2 1/2 years likely also indicates benignity. ...Read more

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Base ball size mass in left lung with new pneumonia?

Base ball size mass in left lung with new pneumonia?

Post obstructive: Pneumonia can sometimes develo behind a mass and this is know as a post obstructive pneumonia. Sometimes pneumonia itself can be so dense that it will appear as a mass. You will likely need an airway evaluation called a bronchoscopy to determine what is going on in your lungs. ...Read more