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HILAR MASS LESION IS SYMPTOMS OF LUNG CANCER ? what is the best medicine to remove hilar mass lesion .

HILAR MASS LESION IS SYMPTOMS OF LUNG CANCER ? what is the best medicine to remove hilar mass lesion  .

Concerning: There's no easy answer, Albert. A hilar mass may be lung cancer, or it may be trivial. Here in Kansas City, most of us have old histoplasmosis scars walling off fungi in our pulmonary hila. There's no pill to take just now. Find out the diagnosis and good luck. ...Read more

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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Many rt. Paratracheal/mediastinal, bilateral hilar nodes consistent w/metastasis. Right subcarinal metastatic node mass 3cm. Max suv 9.1. Lung cancer?

Many rt. Paratracheal/mediastinal, bilateral hilar nodes consistent w/metastasis. Right subcarinal metastatic node mass 3cm. Max suv 9.1.  Lung cancer?

Needs Biopsy: Is there a known primary cancer? If not, you will need a biopsy of one of the nodes. Your doctor may suggest a mediastinoscopy and biopsy to get a tissue specimen. There are other causes of mediastinal node enlargement such as infection and sarcoidosis so it is important to make a definite diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is a mass? Is it cancer?

What is a mass? Is it cancer?

A mass is...: an abnormal lump, a collection of fluid (cyst), cells , clot, pus pocket (abscess). Solud mass is a tumor. Tumors can be benign (not cancer), or malignant (cancer). That diagnosis with rare exception requires tissue sampling and examination (biopsy). Biopsy does not mean cancer; it means taking tissue for a closer look under microscope. Cancer diagnosis needs specific microscopic abnormalities ...Read more

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What is a mass? Does that mean cancer?

What is a mass? Does that mean cancer?

No: It just means a "lump" of some sort. They can be cysts, lipomas, vascular structures, lots of different things. It doesn't automatically mean cancer. It does mean it should be investigated. ...Read more

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Does a hypoechcoic mass on my kidney mean cancer?

Does a hypoechcoic mass on my kidney mean cancer?

Hypoechoic: Not likely but let your kidney specialist examine you and decide whether to give you more or less medications. If that is not helping you will be referred to a non- kidney specialist for further work up and management. Please keep me informed. ...Read more

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Can some form of mass emotional damage cause cancer?

Can some form of mass emotional damage cause cancer?

Always possible: With mass emotional problems the adrenal glands can secrete large amounts of cortisone which can have the effect of suppressing the immune system. With exposure to a carecinogen you may then be more suseptible to developing a tumor. ...Read more

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Guided NFAC on paratracheal mass... Is this mean cancer?

Guided NFAC on paratracheal mass... Is this mean cancer?

Wait for report: The FNAC was done to determine the cause of this mass. So wait for the results and let us know the reported result. Then we can guide you further. ...Read more

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What kind of cancer can you have from a soft tissue mass/tumor?

What kind of cancer can you have from a soft tissue mass/tumor?

Sarcoma: The most common soft tissue tumors are sarcomas that can arise from muscle, nervous tissue, or connective tissue. ...Read more

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Guided NFAC on Paratracheal mass...What is this... Is it cancer?

Guided NFAC on Paratracheal mass...What is this... Is it cancer?

Biopsy: I think you ment fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC). This is procedure that is done to check if an enlarged lymph node is cancer or not. Not all paratracheal lymph nodes or masses are cancers but we always need to do biopsy first to make sure what is the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What happens if they find cancer mass while doing colonoscopy? Will they remove it immediately?

What happens if they find cancer mass while doing colonoscopy? Will they remove it immediately?

It depends: If the lesion appears large and involved within deeper layers, it will likely need to be removed surgically. If it is more confined and polyp-like, it will probably be removed during colonoscopy. as we can't determine if it is cancerous until we remove it and have a pathologist look at it. ...Read more

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