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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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Lung (Definition)

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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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..im 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..im 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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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