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Specialists In Pancoast Tumors
Do you know good specialist in Dallas/Ft. Worth area? I have over 30 tumors and cyst in my body and I just turned 30
Plenty: See your family doctor first and refer you. ...Read more
I have a painful benign bone tumor in my iliac crest and MGUS. Hem/Onc won't address tumor. Need further diagnostics. What type of specialist do I need?
Orthopedist: You may wish to consult an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Yes.: If the tumor is of sufficient size to cause an increase in the intracranial pressure (icp), there is swelling of the optic nerves as they are "pushed" on by the high pressure. The result is a finding called "papilledema" which is a tell tale sign of increased icp. So, yes, for larger tumors the answer would be yes. Small tumors may have no impact, especially intiially. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe health anxiety abt brain tumor. Sometimes shooting pain in back of neck. Normal neuro, eye exams. Doc does not rec specialist/MRI. BT unlikely?
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Yes: A Pancoast tumor, is a tumor of the pulmonary apex. It is a malignant lung cancer that is primarily defined by its location situated at the top end of either the right or left lung. It tends to spread to nearby tissues such as the ribs and spine Most of these lesions are non-small cell cancers. The tumor can cause compression of a brachiocephalic vein, subclavian artery, and phrenic nerve ...Read more
Pancoast tumor: Occurs at the top of the lung and invades out and up to involve muscles, nerves, and thereby causing pain and horner's syndrome. Metastasis usually means going to another organ. If confined to chest and outward extension (? Metastasis), outlook is more optimistic. If it metastasized to brain, lung, liver or distant bones, the outlook is bleak, seek symptom management, there is no cure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had unexplainable discomfort in my left shoulder blade area for about a week and google says pancoast tumor. Should I be worried?
Pancoast was a: Radiologist that noted tumor at the top of the lung burst upward, involve sympathetic nerve plexus, and the nerve roots before, as and after they enter the brachial plexus. The tumors tend to be insidious, so the arm pain may be gradual. These tumors can be difficult to diagnose because the shoulder arm pain make people think orthopedic rather than oncologic. Pancoast was wrong. These can be cured. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pancoast tumor: It is a function of size. Small apical or pancoast tumors can be missed on x-rays but once their size becomes large, then a chest x-ray should be able to detect them. ...Read more
Is pancoast tumor rare in someone in their 30s with clean chest xray? I sometimes get discomfort in right collarbone
You don't have it: Pancoast rumors virtually always have a positive CT scan; they are associated with a set of findings including pain in the shoulder, weakness and atrophy of hand muscles, and Horner's syndrome which is small pupil and eyelid drooping, appearance of smaller eye and lack of sweating, all on the side of the tumor. You need to look for another cause of your discomfort ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly.: The tops of the lungs might have been included on the scan, in which case a pancoast tumor could be visualized. ...Read more
Unlikely: You will need ct chest I would guess. ...Read more
Up back pain one year. Been present on right side all this time now its on left today. Had MRI spine ok. Ct of chest 7 months ago ok. Pancoast tumor?
What bloodwork would be used in diagnosing pancoast tumor? I am waiting to have CT scan due to apex lung nodule.
Usually none: A pancoast tumor (name of radiologist who described it), is a tumor involving a specific site in the lung, but it does not give the specific type. Usually they are adenocarcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma, but you need a biopsy to prove this. Do you smoke? You are young for a lung cancer, even though you have thallasemia. Do not worry until a biopsy and ct have been performed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain in the shoulder, arm, and scapula as well as pain in the back while bendng the neck forward. ~3 minutes of chest CT scan, normal 2 months ago; smoker; worried about pancoast tumor. Is a repeat chest CT scan necessary?
You need a good Doct: A good doctor should be able to investigate your problems with the relevant tests. You are thinking about rare cancers. If you were a heavy smoker and over 50, then you might think about pancoast tumor but it is unlikely in your case. The pain can come from chest, bones or spinal canal/spinal cord. A good physical exam and closer look at all structures in the area of the pain should help. Diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers