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Are benign tumors in the lung a rare occurence?

Are benign tumors in the lung a rare occurence?

Benign tumors exist.: 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

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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Can you have a carcinoid tumor on the lung, not in the lung?

Can you have a carcinoid tumor on the lung, not in the lung?

Yes: I am guessing from your question, but yes there can be pulmonary and bronchial carcinoid tumors. They are both a type of lung tumor that can be benign or cancerous. They can occur in the lung or "on" the lung in the breathing tube to the lung. These are relatively rare tumors. ...Read more

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How can you support someone who is dealing a tumor on the lung?

How can you support someone who is dealing a tumor on the lung?

Listen: Be a good listener, your friend or family often needs to vent. Everyone's needs are different depending on stage of the disease and extent of disease involvement. Also take advantage of local support groups and american cancer society. ...Read more

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How to support someone who is dealing with a tumor on the lung?

Help as they wish.: Your support can be in be in helping physical tasks and chores, emotional outlet, financial support, transportation, food prep, medication administration, household chores, shopping, music and relaxation. Home repairs and amillion other ways that you can identify...

The best way is to ask the person what help they want? ...Read more

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Please tell me, are benign tumors in the lung rare?

Please tell me, are benign tumors in the lung rare?

Depends on the age: Of all the tumors, benign ones are rare in older smokers. Tumors in the lung as such are rare in children ; young non smokers. If you find one in this age group, benign tumors are common. ...Read more

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How to support someone who is dealing a tumor on the lung brought on by his own smoking?

How to support someone who is dealing a tumor on the lung brought on by his own smoking?

Kindness: This is a difficult problem. I think that being supportive during the crisis with cancer is the main focus. Regardless of the cause the cancer is still the fight that needs support.
Certain cancers might have a better outcome if smoking is stopped, but blame and shame rarely seem to work. ...Read more

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Can docs please explain are benign tumors in the lung rare?

Can docs please explain are benign tumors in the lung rare?

Yes: Benign lung tumors make up about 5% of lesions found in the lung. The majority are malignant i.e. squamous Ca , adenoCa and small cell neuroendocrine tumors. Among the rare but frequent benign lung lesions are the a) Hamartoma : made up of tissue from the lung's lining as well as tissue such as fat and cartilage. Then there are the b) Bronchial Adenomas
and c) lesions from inflammation. ...Read more

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Are tumors in the lung usually a result of metastatic cancer?

Are tumors in the lung usually a result of metastatic cancer?

Often: They are either metastatic lesions that spread from other parts of the body, or they are "primary" lung cancers that originated in the lung tissue. Most often if multiple tumors, they would be metastatic lesions, but if there was a single spot seen in a smoker, it may be a primary tumor. ...Read more

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How long after radiation can one tell if radiation has shrunk the lung tumors?

How long after radiation can one tell if radiation has shrunk the lung tumors?

NSCLC usually: Takes time...I wait 6 weeks, and usually it is a tumor, not "tumors". Symptom relief should occur sooner if treatment is directed against an obstruction, bleeding, cough or pain. ...Read more

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Where is the primary tumor if somebody has metastatic carcinoma in the lung?

Where is the primary tumor if somebody has metastatic carcinoma in the lung?

Anywhere in the body: Carcinomas from any where in the body such as breast, liver, colon, and prostate can travel to the lung. Identification of the primary would require a biopsy and pathology report. ...Read more

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Can a local tumor in the lung spread to develop bone metases without affecting the rest of the lungs on xr?

Can a local tumor in the lung spread to develop bone metases without affecting the rest of the lungs on xr?

Yes: Small/oat cell carcinoma of the lung can disseminate widely in the body while the primary lesion may be too small to be detectable. ...Read more

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Might it be possible that a local tumor in the lung spread to develop bone metases without affecting the rest of the lungs?

Might it be possible that a local tumor in the lung spread to develop bone metases without affecting the rest of the lungs?

Yes.: Some types of lung cancer, especially small cell lung cancer, can spread early and rapidly without growing a large initial mass in the lung. Spread to bone, the breasts, and the brain is most common. The method of spread is by cancer cells breaking away from the tumor and entering the bloodstream or lymphatic circulation; it does not grow into the bone by direct extension. ...Read more

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Could a local tumor in the lung spread to develop bone metastasize without affecting the rest of the lungs?

Could a local tumor in the lung spread to develop bone metastasize without affecting the rest of the lungs?

Yes: It is possible for a lesion in the lungs to spread to the bones without affecting the rest of the lungs. ...Read more

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I have COPD and was hospalized in January a x-ray showed nodual on my lung is it usual to remove benign tumors from the lung?

I have COPD and was hospalized in January a x-ray showed nodual on my lung is it usual to remove benign tumors from the lung?

Not if benign: .We wouldn't routinely remove benign nodules from the lung, assuming of course that we're really certain that it's benign. Nodules like this need to be followed for a while by CT scanning to make sure they don't grow. If it seems to be growing at a pretty good rate, we would want to at least biopsy it to make sure it's benign. ...Read more

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How common is it for a malignant tumor to metastasize from the lung to the brain through the bloodstream?

How common is it for a malignant tumor to metastasize from the lung to the brain through the bloodstream?

Very: About 60, 000 americans each year have a primary lung cancer that's spread to the brain by the time it kills them. Radiaton may help, but the prospect of death by squeezing the brain out of the base of the skull is only one of the many horrors of lung cancer. ...Read more

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58 Years old diagnosed with Stage IV colorectal cancer and spread to liver with 7+cm tumor and lesions in the lung. What kind of life expectancy?

58 Years old diagnosed with Stage IV colorectal cancer and spread to liver with 7+cm tumor and lesions in the lung. What kind of life expectancy?

It Depends: Recent progress in genetic typing of individual Colon Ca tumors and genetic specific tumor drugs is leading to better understanding of likelihood of treatment success. See: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Arun_Azad/publication/246837094_Predicting_the_response_to_targeted_therapy_in_metastatic_colorectal_cancer/links/5419c4180cf2218008bf9f8a.pdf
I recommend getting into a clinical trial. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and treatment for neuroendocrine tumors in the lung? After testing for four months, i was diagnosed with graves disease last week. Tachycardia that averages 144, tremors, confusion/forgetfullness, weight loss, blurry vision, goiter,

What are the symptoms and treatment for neuroendocrine tumors in the lung? After testing for four months, i was diagnosed with graves disease last week.  Tachycardia that averages 144, tremors, confusion/forgetfullness, weight loss, blurry vision, goiter,

Neuroendocrine tumor: Symptoms are of two manners. First is the tumor mass itself tends to cause pulmonary symptoms whereas the hormones released by the tumor can cause symptoms including diarrhea, flushing, and wheezing, may occur when the tumors produce excess amounts of serotonin. ...Read more

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What are mild emphysematous blebs on upper right apex of the lung? Are these dangerous?

What are mild emphysematous blebs on upper right apex of the lung? Are these dangerous?

Emphysema: is a disease of the lung which is either caused by smoking or a genetic disorder. Emphysema destroys lung tissue and creates holes called blebs that look like Swiss cheese holes. By themselves, they are not dangerous, but they can lead to pneumothorax (collapsed lung). Since they are associated with smoking, they can be the location of future lung cancer. So please STOP SMOKING. ...Read more

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My doctor says I have "mild emphysematous blebs on upper right apex of the lung." What does this mean?

My doctor says I have "mild emphysematous blebs on upper right apex of the lung." What does this mean?

It means there: are small abnormal cystic air-filled spaces in the upper right lung. It is likely an incidental finding that has been there for years, and is of no clinical significance. However, it is possible that it is an early manifestation of a more progressive process, so speak to your doctor about the significance in your particular situation. ...Read more

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How can a pneumothorax occur at the apex of the lung after wedge resection? Chest tube still in place since 1/15/15.

How can a pneumothorax occur at the apex of the lung after wedge resection?  Chest tube still in place since 1/15/15.

Not healed: The pneumothorax refers to air within your pulmonary cavity, external to your lung. This occurs during surgery when the pulmonary cavity was opened up to resect a part of your lung. The chest tube under suction is an attempt to drain this air and fluid until everything is healed. It just suggests things are not completely healed yet. At some point, there are other options for intervention . ...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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What causes fluid in the lung?

Several: Fluid in the lungs could mean pulmonary edema (swelling of lung) which can be caused by heart failure (multiple causes of this), infection, mitral valve disease, kidney failure, inflammation. Fluid surrounding lungs (pleural effusion) trauma, infection, heart failure, cancer, kidney failure. There are more. It's best to talk with your doctor for specifics. ...Read more

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Why can't the lung regenerate?

Why can't the lung regenerate?

Lung: The only organs in the body that can regenerate are blood and skin. There are some organs parts of which can regenerate. Examples include lung, intestine ; liver. The cells lining the bronchi and the alveoli of lungs can regenerate. Alveoli are the tiny bubbles at the end of the bronchioles that participate in gas exchange. There are some organs such as brain and spinal cord which never regenerate. ...Read more

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What is a hardening of the lung?

What is a hardening of the lung?

It depends: I would assume that you are referring to fibrosis (pulmonary fibrosis) of the lung resulting from an accumulation of fibrous connective tissue. This may be the result of schleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis or environmental exposures. You would need need to see a pulmonologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How does the lung undevlope lungs?

How does the lung undevlope lungs?

Re-ask question: This question is not clear. Re-ask in a different format. ...Read more

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Does age effect the lung capacity?

Does age effect the lung capacity?

Yes: After age 30, everyone's lung function declines a little every year. More so if you smoke or have other lung diseases. ...Read more

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Please what is the position of the lung?

Please what is the position of the lung?

Position?: The two lungs are situated in thoracic cavity bounded by the thoracic inlet in neck, and below by diaphragm. In the center is the mediastinum which contains the great vessels and the heart. The right lung is larger than left. The portion of the left lung in front of the heart is known as lingula or tongue, because it is shaped like a tongue. ...Read more

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What is the lung capacity of a smoker like?

What is the lung capacity of a smoker like?

It's decreased.: It is reduced compared to that of a non-smoker due to lung disease. According to the CDC, smoking can stunt lung development in teens and can increase the risk of asthma, TB, emphysema and cancers. Smoking damages the elastic lining of air sacs and causes scarring which can restrict air flow in or out. ...Read more

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


Apex (Definition)

Apex normally refers to a peak. However in dentistry it actually is defined as the end ...Read more