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Doctor insights on: Large Lung Tumor Pressing On Trachea And Esophagus

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Please tell me, could a large lung tumor be benign?

Please tell me, could a large lung tumor be benign?

Not cancer?: There are growths in the lungs which when worked up need not be cancer. I have seen large tuberculoma, large granuloma, tumor like cyst from a parasite, and an involuted scar from an old infection. They may be more on the rare side, but can happen. ...Read more

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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Could a large lung tumor be benign?

Could a large lung tumor be benign?

Yes: In fact, very large tumors are frequently benign, as they may grow slowly and cause few symptoms until they are very large. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a cancerious lung tumor is pressing on the asocicoficous? Sorry about spelling.

What does it mean when a cancerious lung tumor is pressing on the asocicoficous? Sorry about spelling.

Esophagus: The esophagus is the tube that connects your mouth to your stomach. It sounds like you are described a mass in the chest that is pressing against the esophagus. This could cause difficulty swallowing. ...Read more

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Can you guys tell me how big does a lung tumor have to get for doctors to do anything?

Can you guys tell me how big does a lung tumor have to get for doctors to do anything?

See below: Lung nodules are easier to evaluate when they are 1 cm or bigger, at which time we can evaluate them by biopsy or by pet. When the lung lesion is known to be cancerous, management depends on if it has spread elsewhere & if surgery would be indicated/possible. ...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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If my grandma has a lung tumor/cancer, how can I support her?

If my grandma has a lung tumor/cancer, how can I support her?

Kindness: If this is treatable, or she is having only palliative care, simple kindness and willingness to help her out with chores is the best thing you can do. It's not catching; touch her. If it is smoking-related, don't remind her -- once a child becomes addicted, it is very difficult to stop. Usually this is fatal; you have a limited time to thank her for all her goodness. God bless you both. ...Read more

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Can a lung tumor cause nurogical problems like seizures?

Can a lung tumor cause nurogical problems like seizures?

Yes: It may do this either by metastases to the brain or occasionally by inducing antibodies against brain itself. I hope that you get the answers to the situation that prompted this question -- lung tumors are extremely serious. ...Read more

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What alternative lung tumor treatments are there besides chemotherapy?

What alternative lung tumor treatments are there besides chemotherapy?

The only: Lung cancer i expect a complete response to is small cell. The next steps vary depending on what the plan was: was t given before surgery? Radiotherapy? Was the expectation that the chemotherapy was curative? Go with him to the medical oncology visit scheduled to review the tratment plan. Treatment may be palliative. If symptoms, ask what else can be done. ...Read more

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Can being a diabetic with kidney problems be related to having a lung tumor?

Can being a diabetic with kidney problems be related to having a lung tumor?

Separate condition: No, i think they are separate conditions. Tumor on the lung not related to your diabetes, or inability to urinate. ...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


Esophagus (Definition)

This is the muscular structure built like a tube that connects your throat to the stomach though which food ...Read more