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Doctor insights on: Noncalcified Lung Nodules And Adrenal Gland

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Could an eye orbital mass be metastatic lung cancer from a 11 mm lung nodule, with no swollen glands or other evidence of cancer?

Could an eye orbital mass be metastatic lung cancer from a 11 mm lung nodule, with no swollen glands or other evidence of cancer?

Time has taught me..: ..That with cancer almost anything is possible. That said, it would be unlikely for a 1cm lung "nodule" to go only to the orbit, especially if it is not proven to be cancer. I would suggest you discuss this with your doc (there may be details he/she knows that we don't) but seems to me that further imaging or maybe a biopsy are considerations if either of those 2 lesions are suspicious enough. ...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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My mom just got back her preliminary results from her biopsy which was taken from her adrenal gland. They have said that she has stage 4 adenocarcinoma that originated in her lungs. They have said that she has "spots" in lots of places in her body inclu

My mom just got back her preliminary results from her biopsy which was taken from her adrenal gland.  They have said that she has stage 4 adenocarcinoma that originated in her lungs.  They have said that she has "spots" in lots of places in her body inclu

Sorry about Mom: Get two pathologists to sign off on the diagnosis. Your mother needs to make an informed decision whether to pursue chemotherapy / radiation or to opt for comfort measures only. Cherish all the time that the two of you have together. It may be several years, or she may go in a few more days. I am glad you are there for her. ...Read more

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How dangerous can stage 4 breast cancer that has mets to lungs and adrenal gland be if it goes untreated without chemo?

How dangerous can stage 4 breast cancer that has mets to lungs and adrenal gland be if it goes untreated without chemo?

Hard to Predict: Among all patients with breast cancer who present with distant disease, one fourth will survive beyond 5 years. It would be good to know the patient's age and receptor status (er, pr, her2) to answer this question, because we are finding much better results now with certain treatments (like Herceptin for her2+ pts) than in the past. Ask your oncologist for info. ...Read more

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Stage 4 cancer that has mets to brain, lungs, adrenal gland and now liver, cause bowels to shut down? If so what are the signs that it is happening?

Stage 4 cancer that has mets to brain, lungs, adrenal gland and now liver, cause bowels to shut down? If so what are the signs that it is happening?

It depends on so man: Bowel obstruction can occur in any advanced abdominal cancer. If the bowels are compromised by tumor they can close/obstruct. It is not difficult to tell when that happens because no food will pass through them. As a result patients become constipated/obstipated and have increasing pain in the abdomen and are unable to eat and drink due to persistent nausea and vomiting. The belly swells up also. ...Read more

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I have 9mm nodule on my right adrenal gland. I also had a mibg scan done, what to do?

I have 9mm nodule on my right adrenal gland. I also had a mibg scan done, what to do?

Ask your doctor: Disposition depends on clinical symptoms and results of tests. Mibg scan shows functioning tumors such as pheochromocytoma .Symptoms of pheo include headache, sweating, palpitations, elevated blood pressure, anxiety.Nodule usually needs characterization by mri. Adrenocortical carcinoma can produce hormones with virilization and feminization.Some asymptomatic nodules followed such as benign adenoma. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what it mean when the doctor's find a 9mm nodule on your adrenal gland?

Can you tell me what it mean when the doctor's find a 9mm nodule on your adrenal gland?

Incidentaloma: This was undoubtedly found on a ct or MRI that was done for some other reason. These incidentally discovered "incidentalomas" are usually benign lumps and of no significance. There are 2 questions your doctor will want to ask: 1. Is the nodule secreting any hormones, like adrenaline, cortisol, etc; and 2. Is the nodule growing, which would raise a suspicion for cancer. ...Read more

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What is meant by nodular thickening of the left adrenal gland related to hyperplasia without well defined nodule?

What is meant by nodular thickening of the left adrenal gland related to hyperplasia without well defined nodule?

Size and location: The adrenal glands can increase in size due to hyperplasia (usually bilateral) or a tumor (adenoma or carcinoma). However, hyperplasia may give rise to a thickening of the gland by imaging. There is also nodular hyperplasia, which is often related to specific hormone production (cortisol, aldosterone, etc). Not sure if you are symptomatic. ...Read more

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I am 55 years old. I am ashamed to go out because I sweat on my face only. I have an adrenal gland with a nodule on it. HELP! My Anxiety High,?

I am 55 years old.  I am ashamed to go out because I sweat on my face only.  I have an 
adrenal gland with a nodule on it.  HELP!  My Anxiety High,?

See endocrinologist: Hi. Abnormal sweating and anxiety in the setting of an adrenal nodule is suggestive. Do you have headaches and palpitations? There may be a cause-and-effect relationship between your symptoms and the adrenal tumor. You need a good endocrinologist with adrenal expertise. Don't have any elective surgeries until you get this evaluated. Good luck! ...Read more

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In a metastic colon can patient is a nodule in adrenal gland a met ?

It can be: Adrenal nodules are common and are often benign. But several cancers are prone to spread and land in the Adrenal gland as metastatic cancer. This can be determines with the help of PET scan or a biopsy if the nodule is growing in serial CT scan studies. This can be sorted out in 2-3 month time of follow up/repeat study. ...Read more

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Lung Nodule (Definition)

A lung nodule is a symptom in which a person has a chest x-ray or CT scan that shows a small lump (nodule) in a lung. A lung nodule can be cancerous or non-cancerous. If cancerous, it can be a lung cancer or can be a metastatic cancer that spread from another ...Read more


Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more