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Doctor insights on: Right Upper Lobe Lung Tumor

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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 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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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 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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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?

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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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


Lobe (Definition)

1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more