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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 wont 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
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?
Cancer specialist , please: If a malignant tumor is surgically removed doesn't it spread cancer to other parts of the body? How can this be avoided?
Cancers : Many cancers can spread to other parts of the body if left untreated. To prevent this spread, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of these cancers is key. ...Read more
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