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Doctor insights on: Blocked Lung From Tumor In Main Bronchus

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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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Where is the primary tumor if somebody has metastatic carcinoma in the lung?

Where is the primary tumor if somebody has metastatic carcinoma in the lung?

Anywhere in the body: Carcinomas from any where in the body such as breast, liver, colon, and prostate can travel to the lung. Identification of the primary would require a biopsy and pathology report. ...Read more

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Have 2 low grade tumors in the lungs and kidney with the lungs being primary.. Would the next tumor they are going to biopsy be low grade as well ?

Have 2 low grade tumors in the lungs and kidney with the lungs being primary.. Would the next tumor they are going to biopsy be low grade as well ?

Lung Tumor: If i understand you correctly, you have a low grade lung tumor that has spread to the kidney, and not two separate tumors. As a general rule, a new metastasis will have the same morphology as the original tumor, but, even so, a metastatic lung tumor, even if it is "low grade, " requires immediate treatment, which may include surgery, chemotherapy and irradiation, depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Statistically what are the odds that a tumor on a non-smoker's lungs will be benign?

Statistically what are the odds that a tumor on a non-smoker's lungs will be benign?

It depends: The risk of cancer depends on the characteristics of the lesion on the lung, but overall the majority of nodules in the lungs of nonsmokers (and even smokers) will turn out to be benign. Even in high risk current and former smokers being screened for lung cancer, 96% of nodules were benign. ...Read more

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Could it happen that a simple xray on the back find a tumor near or around my lung?

Could it happen that a simple xray on the back find a tumor near or around my lung?

It can: The back xrays will include some portions of the chest/lung and there may have been something seen. They will typically call you back for a true chest x-ray or ct scan of the chest to confirm a finding like that. ...Read more

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A friend has a tumor in their lung, their kidney, and their liver. How can I help them?

A friend has a tumor in their lung, their kidney, and their liver. How can I help them?

Being supportive: Spend as much time as u can with friend or as much time as your friend would like u there. Temp with favorite foods. Let friend cry if need be ; cry with him/her. Remember happy times together. Above all let friend know you are there for them, agree should they say how sad or unfair it is. You ; friend know that the end isn't far away ; there is no pont in denying it unless friend wishes to. ...Read more

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Could I have a lung tumor if chronic cough?

Could I have a lung tumor if chronic cough?

Possibly...: The most common etiologies of a chronic cough are bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors. If you have smoked, there is a risk of malignancy. So, if you have a cough for 3 weeks or more, you should see your doctor and find out the etiology of the cough so treatment can be rendered. If you currently smoke, your doctor can help with smoking cessation as well. ...Read more

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Are benign tumors in the lung a rare occurence?

Benign tumors exist.: Lung cancer is the most common visceral cancer in the world today. Because of this, the presence of a mass lesion in the lungs is concerning. Importantly, not all lung tumors are malignant, and that is good news. The most common type of benign tumor is called a pulmonary hamartoma. These benign tumors account for about 10% of small solitary lung lesions identified by imaging studies. ...Read more

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Please tell me, are benign tumors in the lung rare?

Please tell me, are benign tumors in the lung rare?

Depends on the age: Of all the tumors, benign ones are rare in older smokers. Tumors in the lung as such are rare in children ; young non smokers. If you find one in this age group, benign tumors are common. ...Read more

Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more