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How Fast Can I Make My Pancoast Syndrome Go Away
This varies: If your pancoast syndrome is caused by a malignant tumor in your lung then treatment, whether surgical, or with chemotherapy and radiation would be the best way to make the syndrome go away. Surgical removal, if possible, usually results in the quickest regression of the syndrome. But chemo/radiation often resolves the syndrome as well, but in a longer period of time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Superior sulcus: This is a syndrome that results from a tumor that sits in the top or apex of the lung, called a superior sulcus tumor. These tumors if appropriate stage should be removed surgically. The symptoms should resolve, except for the facial smptoms (horner's syndrome). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Pancoast syndrome is caused by the pressure of a tumor high up in the top of the lung on the nerves (brachial plexus). This is usually from a lung cancer. Family members may not have the same risk factors that caused the lung cancer and if they do it may develop elsewhere and not in the same location. Most lung cancers are associated with smoking. If all family members smoke, they should stop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, but: The cause of the syndrome (drooped eye, lack of sweating, pain in the shoulder or arm) is usually lung cancer! first described by hare in the london medical gazette in 1835. Pancoast was a radiologist at penn and said it was incurable. It is cured as frequently as other lung presentations, commonly treated with chemo/rt, then surgery. ...Read more
Seek specialist: Pancoast syndrome is due to a tumor of the "top" of the lung causing pressure on vital structures such as nerves and blood vessels. Depending on the type of tumor, the treatment may vary. This is something you need a specialist to help you with; you probably want to start with a pulmonologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies in everyone: By definition, post concussion syndrome means the concussion symptoms have been present >6 weeks. If you are referring to PCS, that can take months to go away. If you mean simply symptoms after having the actual concussion, those typically go away in 7-10 days. Either way, rest is crucial. Cognitive (rest from reading, concentrating work, analyzing things) & physical (rest from sports, etc). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Infection: Reiter's syndrome is often triggered by a microbial infection. You will get the most relief if the trigger can be identified and treated. Recommend seeing a functional medicine doctor to diagnose and treat your condition. ...Read more
Gradual: Pms symptoms are variable, from mildy bothersome to debilitating. For some women controlling the cycle with birth control pills will decrease the symptoms, for others it may require episodic or continuous treatment with medications such as fluoxitine (generic for prozac). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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