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

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Harder to breathe and swallow? I can't tell if my chest is tightened or not, it almost feels like my trachea and esophagus are narrow..

Harder to breathe and swallow? I can't tell if my chest is tightened or not, it almost feels like my trachea and esophagus are narrow..

See your doctor: concerned w your severe stomach pains and ur taking ibuprofen as well as difficulty with sleep. Your current symptoms may also be some anxiety and fatigue. You can be helped by seeing your doctor. Best wishes to you!! ...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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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

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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

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What are common lung tumor problems?

What are common lung tumor problems?

Leading cause of: Cancer death. Lung cancer is the commonest cause of cancer in both men and women in the us. Go to this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/lung-cancer/ds00038. ...Read more

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Will I be able to feel a lung tumor?

Will I be able to feel a lung tumor?

Usually not: One of the problems with lung tumors is that in the early growth, they cause no symptoms and so can get quite large in some cases before detection. The most common early symptoms are chronic coughing, frequent infections and coughing up blood. ...Read more

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Could a 1mm lung tumor cause any paraneoplastic syndrome? From my little knowledge these are related to small cell tumors? Thanks for any information

Could a 1mm lung tumor cause any paraneoplastic syndrome? From my little knowledge these are related to small cell tumors? Thanks for any information

That's really tiny: Paraneoplastic syndromes from occult lung cancer are not subtle. You're paralyzed, or very weak and can barely get out of bed, or you are suddenly blind, or are very and inexplicably hyponatremic, or you are stir-crazy. I'd dismiss paraneoplastic cushingism unless your face is strikingly red and puffy. 1 mm "spots" are extremely common in healthy folks; if considering surgery, be wary. ...Read more

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Could a small lung tumor be overlooked by a chest xray?

Could a small lung tumor be overlooked by a chest xray?

Yes: Usually by the time a tumor is visible on chest x-ray it is fairly large. There is currently no reliable screening procedure for lung cancer. ...Read more

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Lung tumor symptoms?

Lung tumor symptoms?

Chest x-ray/MRI/PET: There could be blood in the sputum, that is always a cause for concern and gets people motivated. However, pain is usually not a symptom, until later in the process. Seeing your pcp and asking for a chest x-ray is a great place to start! The pcp will help guide you from there. If you suspect something let him/her know, so they can rule that question out, or substantiate your suspicion. ...Read more

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Can lung tumor be treated? How?

Can lung tumor be treated? How?

Yes, of course!: All tumors can be treated. First we need to find out the nature of the tumor...the real diagnosis.?? Once the diagnosis has been confirmed, then we can offer you a plan of treatment. What exactly have your doctors advised you to do next??? ...Read more

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Does getting a lung tumor removed affect mood?

It can: It is not uncommon for patients to feel a little down after lung surgery. It is important to eat, even if you have no appetite, and stay active. Staying active includes walking, deep breathing, and not spending a lot of time sitting or lying in bed. ...Read more

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Is a 2-3 CM lung tumor small or considered early stage?

Is a 2-3 CM lung tumor small or considered early stage?

Depends: Staging has more to do with whether it has spread or not - not the size. Typically the larger the tumor, the more likely it is to spread. ...Read more

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What is the probability of a lung tumor not being cancerous?

What is the probability of a lung tumor not being cancerous?

Depends on size & #.: 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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Could a noncancerous lung tumor turn cancerous without warning?

Could a noncancerous lung tumor turn cancerous without warning?

Only certain types: Some noncancerous lung tumors are benign and will always remain benign. Other noncancerous tumors, such as bronchoalveolar carcinomas (now called carcinoma in-situ) can become cancerous tumors. ...Read more

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My friend has a lung tumor that did not fully go away with chemo so what is next step?

My friend has a lung tumor that did not fully go away with chemo so what is next step?

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, and the next steps in work up of response, and plans for further treatment. ...Read more

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If having chest pain would a lung tumor more than likely show on a X-ray all my blood work is good hemoglobin was17.8 X-ray clear anything to worry?

If having chest pain would a lung tumor more than likely show on a X-ray all my blood work is good hemoglobin was17.8 X-ray clear anything to worry?

Rarely: Does lung cancer cause pain. Most lung cancers are asymptomatic until they are advanced stage. However, just because CXR is clear doesn't mean there is nothing there. CT is much better for detecting lung cancers. ...Read more

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What happens to osmolarity in a patient with a lung tumor that secretes vasopressin (adh)?

What happens to osmolarity in a patient with a lung tumor that secretes vasopressin (adh)?

Decreased osmolarity: Increased osmolality in the blood will stimulate the secretion of antidiuretic hormone (adh), increasing water reabsorption, causing more concentrated urine, and less concentrated blood plasma. So, if you have ADH (vasopressin) secretion, you will have the opposite effect over time -- remember it is in constant change and balance. ...Read more

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Lung tumor CT scan with or without contrast?

Either: I usually do them without so I don't expose the patient to the contrast, which can injure kidneys. However, if the tumor is close to the mediastinum, I usually do order it with contrast because it's often difficult to tell the various structures apart without it. It also helps to identify lymph nodes. ...Read more

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What happens to plasma and urine osmolarity with a lung tumor that secretes vasopressin (adh)?

What happens to plasma and urine osmolarity with a lung tumor that secretes vasopressin (adh)?

V plasma & ^ Urine: Vasopressin/adh increases the amount of water reabsorbed by the kidneys and decreases the amount of water excreted into the urine. With more water in the bloodstream, the concentration of everything else decreases (so osmolality goes down), while the concentration of everything in the urine goes up (as dose the urine osmolality). ...Read more

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Why would a ct scan not detect a lung tumor and why are they better than a X-ray?

CT scan: CT chest should not miss a lung tumor. There is no radiation involved in CT scan as as with x-rays.. .. CT scan (also known as CAT scan) is similar to an MRI in the detail and quality of image it produces, yet the CT scan is actually a sophisticated, powerful x-ray that takes 360-degree pictures of internal organs, the spine, and vertebrae. ...Read more

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My friend was diagnosed in march with stage 4 inoperable lung cancer.6 tounds of aggressive chemo shrunk lung tumor but now in both adrenals. Prognosis?

Hard to say: Lung cancer often spreads to the adrenal glands, but adrenal tumors are often benign. The best predictor of how well your friend will do is how quickly the tumor is growing. If he truly had nothing there in march and now, despite chemotherapy, has large adrenal tumors growing that is not a good sign. If, however, your frined has had adrenal tumors all along, then the prognosis is much better. ...Read more

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Can growths that are like tonsil stones come from deeper down into the throat, from other glands, the trachea, the esophagus, and even the lungs?

Can growths that are like tonsil stones come from deeper down into the throat, from other glands, the trachea, the esophagus, and even the lungs?

Well: I've always understood tonsil stones to be food debris broken down by bacteria that get stuck in the crypts of your tonsils. Never heard of this entity anywhere else. Just wash them out or brush them away ...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