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Treatment Of Mass Lung Hilum
Can you have adeno and squamous lung cancer at the same time? What is the significance for treatment? 2 biopsies --- one from main lung mass showing squamous, one from lymph node showing adeno.
Yes...: It is possible that there are two different cancers. It may also be that the primary tumor is a combination of the two (adenosquamous) and the biopsy only sampled one part. Adenosquamous tumors contain adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. And either or both types of cancer may spread to lymph nodes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Mum diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. Mass in upper right airway caused major blockage. Iressa (gefitinib) treatment opens up airway. Any chances of recovery?
It depends...: ...On one's perception of "recovery" is. If the expectation from treatment is palliative or symptomatic relief, then she will recover. Breathing is an issue and so long as she breathes, that is a welcome progress. On the other hand, there is no "cure" for stage IV lung cancer. But, everyday she breathes well is a good day. Let us think positive especially when the negative is overwhelming. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Antibiotics drainage: If a lung abscess is outside of the lung between the lung and chest wall it is called an empyema and needs to be drained using a tube or surgical drainage culture and appropriate antibiotics. Lung abscess inside the lung are usually treated with antibiotics and specimens for cultures need to be collected. Full medical workup is needed to find out underlying causes as well. ...Read more
Diagnosis: Lung Opacity is not a diagnosis or specific finding. It is a vague appearance seen on a chest X-ray or CT. The cause of the finding needs to be determined before a treatment is formulated. Causes can range from scarring from prior infections, trauma, fluid, infection, allergy, drowning, smoke inhalation, tumor, etc. ...Read more
Yes: Make the diagnosis, could be benign! no treatment needed. If malignant some are treatable once source is known. Some kidney lesions with lung lesions have resolved as an example when primary removed. ...Read more
Go to MD: The presence of lung bullae are correlated with symptoms. They are graded and if severity is bad a lung reduction surgery or bullectomy is considered. The presence of one bulla is not an indication but care has to be taken due to possibility of pneumothorax. Go to a lung specialist and be examined and advised. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depends on what caused the lung nodule. Even among cancers, there are different types with different prognosis. If it is lung cancer and you don't treat it, generally you will die from it but your life expectancy may vary greatly depending on the type and spread - from months to 5+ years. If it has not spread and you take it out, you have a good chance of being cured. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Repeat CXR: If all symptoms gone by now should be okay. Obtain a repeat chest x-ray to make sure resolved. ...Read more
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