Doctor insights on:
Can You Diagnose Lung Cancer Without A Biopsy
Can lung cancer ever appear on an xray, be diagnosed as pneumonia and then not appear on two subsequent xrays or was it really pneumonia.
Can pet scan always diagnose /confirm presence of lung cancer or can only give indication and later biopsy is vital to confirm cancer if a nodule seen?
Bx definitive: A positron emission tomography (pet) scan is an imaging test that uses a radioactive substance called a tracer to look for disease in the body. It is often used to determine the treatment of cancer, if it is spreading, or improving, etc. Used in combination with tests such as ct or mri, it can provide a very high index of suspicion for cancer, but a bx is always definitive and used for tx. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Is biopsy the only way of determining the sub-type of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer? Any non-invasive ways? 1st biopsy inconclusive and risks with repeat
Need a biopsy: A physician who diagnosed ANY lung cancer without obtaining a biopsy would be committing gross malpractice. You've got SOMETHING in your lung that's VERY worrisome and whatever got it noticed, you should be demanding that the biopsy be repeated anyway and a best diagnosis rendered. Risks? Do you want to die of a missed cancer? I know you don't. Be brave. Best wishes. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Lots to staging: Staging of lung cancer identifies t n and m status, or tumor size (t) lymph node involvement (n) and presence of metastasis or distant spread of tumor (m). Staging may include lung biopsy, but may require pet/ct to determine metastasis (m), mediastinoscopy or ebus to asses lymph nodes (n). ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Depends: Local stage 1 surgical removal stage 2 surgery stage 3 combinations depending on exact situation. Stage 4' no surgery other than diagnoštic, then adjuvant arc by oncologists. Other personal risk factors impact and can prevail with any management. Poor lung function is one of those! ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Why would they have to keep a drainage tube in, for going on three weeks now?, she had a lung biopsy. She has stage 4 lung cancer, 79yrs. Old.
Tumor spread: Cancers can spread to different areas in the body. It is not uncommon for lung cancer to spread beyond the lung to other areas such as the liver and bone. If you have a known lung cancer and an abnormality in the liver it may be spread of the lung cancer. Certain tests like an MRI may be helpful to see if it is an often seen benign lesion (hemangioma). If it can't you may need a biopsy. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
My mom has stage 4 small cell lung cancer in both lungs, in severe pain no biopsy no trtreatment what happens now ? Life expectancy?
Functional status: First, I am so sorry for you and your family. Lung cancer can spread very quickly. You mentioned hospice had been called. In general, that is an option when an individual has a life expectancy of less than 6months. But remember, that is just a prognosis (guess/estimate) not a hard set fact. The most important factors are her function, such as her ability to stand, walk, eat, etc. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Can you have lung cancer without a cough?
- Can they tell lung cancer without a biopsy?
- Can cancer be diagnosed without a biopsy?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Can a doctor misdiagnosed you with lung cancer?
- Can you go from stage 4 lung cancer to stage 3 if you improve a bit?
- Can you have testicular cancer without a lump?
- Can you treat a collapsed lung without hospitalization?
- Talk to a pathologist online for free