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Remove Metastatic Osteosarcoma Lungs Lung Removed
If I had surgery to remove metastatic osteosarcoma from my lungs, would I need to have the whole lung removed?
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
Surgery, radiosurger: Metastatic disease to lung and be treated with surgery or radiosurgery. In the surgical route , open incision whether large incision or laparoscopic/robotic small incision needs to be made. It is a surgical procedure that requires anesthesia and going to the operating room. With radiosurgery, using cyberknife or other modalities, is done as outpatient using x-rays without need for incision. ...Read more
Perhaps: Usually not, but if there are many and large tumors, shortness of breath may occur. ...Read more
Depends on extent: Osteosarcoma is found in the lungs as metastatic disease during initial diagnosis or at relapse/ progression of disease. Lung mets that are isolated or limited in number might be able to be removed surgically. Additional chemotherapy would then be needed afterwards in an attempt to prevent further recurrence. However, lung involvement is an ominous finding. ...Read more
Could you tell me if someone has osteosarcoma in their thigh and it spreads to a lung, what happens?
I don't want to be--: -bearer of bad news, You should talk to your oncologist, or Google it. ...Read more
If someone has osteosarcoma in their thigh and it spreads to a lung, what happens? Is it too late then?
OsteosarcomaMetastas: If it has sprrad to the lungs it is advanced stage but best person to answer your question would be your treating physicians. ...Read more
If someone has osteosarcoma in their thigh and it spreads to a lung, what sort of complications can occur?
Dyspnea, cough: Osteosarcoma is rare cancer of the bone. When it metastasizes, one of the first places it may show up is in the lungs. If these metastatic lesions are numerous or obstruct the airways, they can cause shortness of breath, cough and possibly bleeding. Weight loss is another common symptom in those with progressive cancer. ...Read more
Typically none.: Usually the spread of osteosarcoma is detected on routine imaging with no symptoms. If the spread is on the outer edge of the lungs, this could be painful. Rarely does it cause difficulty breathing. This highlights the importance of regular ct scans of the lungs in osteosarcoma. ...Read more
Not necessarily: If the number of lung nodules is small and they can be removed surgically, long term survival is possible, about 20-30 percent chance. But nobody can predict if any individual patient will die or when he or she will die. Doctors know statistics, but cannot predict individual outcome. Best thing to do is to follow the doctor's recommendations to maximize chances of survival and hope for the best. ...Read more
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