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Doctor insights on: Tumor In The Right Apex Of The Lung

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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?

No: Lung "tumors" may be benign or malignant (=cancer). Cancers in the lung may be primary lung cancer (eg, small cell or non-small cell lung cancer, mesothelioma) or other cancers (eg lymphoma, thymoma, etc). Cancers from other primaries (eg breast, colon, etc) may spread (metastasize) to the lung. ...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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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