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Doctor insights on: Specialists In Pancoast Tumors

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Can a regular doctor remove a fatty tumor cyst or do I need to see a specialist?

Can a regular doctor remove a fatty tumor cyst or do I need to see a specialist?

It depends on...: ...The size and location of the lipoma (pronounced lie-poh-ma) and the comfort level of your primary care doctor. I suggest that you ask your primary--they will assess and decide the best course to take. ...Read more

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What kind of specialist to see, neurology or neurosurgery? I think I have a brain tumor.

What kind of specialist to see, neurology or neurosurgery? I think I have a brain tumor.

Primary care: It may be optimal to start with your primary care provider to first address the basis of concern that you might have a brain tumor. The pcp could then determine to whom the referral should be made. ...Read more

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Is an eye doctor one of the specialists a patient sees if he has a brain tumor?

Is an eye doctor one of the specialists a patient sees if he has a brain tumor?

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 more

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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?

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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Do you know if pancoast tumors are cancerous?

Do you know if pancoast tumors are cancerous?

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

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Pancoast tumor metastisis survival rate?

Pancoast tumor metastisis survival rate?

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 more

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Is shoulder / arm pain from a pancoast tumor always severe?

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 more

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Can symptoms of pancoast tumor spread to the feet and the other arm?

Can symptoms of pancoast tumor spread to the feet and the other arm?

It is a type of canc: This cancer can definitely spread, typically into other distant organs, not likely to go to the arms or legs but more to lungs, liver, brain or bones. Your oncologist can help clarify it for you while you are being treated. ...Read more

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Will chemo help pancoast tumor shoulder arm pain?

Will chemo help pancoast tumor shoulder arm pain?

Pancoast: It depends. If pressure is lessened on the surrounding tissues, nerves, vessels, then arm pain could lessen. ...Read more

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If one had symptoms of pancoast tumor. Would it have shown up on a chest xray.

If one had symptoms of pancoast tumor. Would it have shown up on a chest xray.

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

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Is pancoast tumor rare in someone in their 30s with clean chest xray? I sometimes get discomfort in right collarbone

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 more

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By any chance can a neck ct scan pick up a pancoast tumor?

By any chance can a neck ct scan pick up a pancoast tumor?

Possibly.: The tops of the lungs might have been included on the scan, in which case a pancoast tumor could be visualized. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Normal: Normal means normal ct sensitive test for pancoast tumor consider it ruled out large symptomatic pancoast tumors don't appear in seven months or switch sides migratory back pain is most consitant with myofascial pain benign condition anciety? ...Read more

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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 more

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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?

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 more

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