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Dr. Harinder Gill
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Pancoast Syndrome (Overview)

Pancoast syndrome = malignant neoplasm at the top the right or left lung


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What is pancoast syndrome?

What is pancoast syndrome?

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 more

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Dr. Harinder Gill
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Pancoast Syndrome (Overview)

Pancoast syndrome = malignant neoplasm at the top the right or left lung


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Do symptoms like pancoast syndrome go away quickly?

Do symptoms like pancoast syndrome go away quickly?

No, usually worsens: Usually pancoast symptoms worsen as the lung cancer gets bigger and invades more tissue... Surgery and/or radiation may relieve the symptoms ... ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi Dr. Landi
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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
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Check cholesterol medications
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Have a venous ultrasound to check for reflux
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What's the best treatment to get rid of pancoast syndrome?

What's the best treatment to get rid of pancoast syndrome?

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 more

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What is pancoast syndrome?

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 more

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Dr. Joshua Batt Dr. Batt
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Managing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Checklist)

Visit your medical provider for accurate diagnosis
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Can you die from pancoast syndrome?

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

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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 more

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Dr. Felix Toro Dr. Toro
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Living with Asperger's Syndrome (Checklist)

Learn about your condition
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Do symptoms like pancoast syndrome go away quickly?

No, usually worsens: Usually pancoast symptoms worsen as the lung cancer gets bigger and invades more tissue... Surgery and/or radiation may relieve the symptoms ... ...Read more

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