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2 Cm Mass In Lung
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
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
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
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?
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
47 yr old male non smoker w/ masses in both lungs from 4 - 6 mm found on ct. Mass on back of calf 6-7 CM leg 1/2 size of other calf. Lung cancer famil?
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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.
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
Noticed pain as I pressed center-mass. Then began painful coughing fit and stinging inflamed feeling in lungs. Just getting over bronchitis.
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?
Yes: If it is irritating part of the airway, or lining (pleura) of the lung. ...Read more
? 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
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
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
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
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
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
That would be: The main consideration, unfortunately.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I have numerous lung nodules. Colon resection done 7/2011. Cancer in mass and 2 lymph nodes. New scan shows numerous nodles in both lungs (very small), largest is a 7.0mm and too close to artery. My CEA is 5.6 and suv is 2. What do u think?
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