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What Is A Malignant Lung Lesion
No symptoms: Lung nodules have no symptoms, unfortunately. Most of the time, they are benign things like scars, but sometimes they can be early cancers. If you have a nodule found on a cat scan, they need to be followed to make sure they don't grow or change over time. This is especially true if you have risk factors for cancer such as smoking or radiation exposure. ...Read more
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
I have a lung nodule in which the center is calcified in a bean shape within a round shadow, could it be malignant?
but should be followed with x-ray or ct.
Obtain any old films for tracking purposes. ...Read more
My grandmother has just had a nodule (2cm) in lung and another between liver and diaphram along with elevated wbc - what is probability of malignant?
Unable to determine: It is difficult to determine malignancy risk without having a tissue diagnosis from one of the nodules. Close follow up with a pulmonologist is advised to determine your malignancy risk (based on smoking hx, fam hx, etc) and create a management strategy such as (but not limited to) biopsy, imaging surveillance, need to see oncologist. An elevated WBC should be evaluated by your PMD. ...Read more
If a lung nodule is malignant, would that show up in blood test, and how fast would it grow if its cancer lung nodule is calcified in center?
Hmmmm: There is no blood test that I know of top detect lung cancer. Radiographic studies are used to help with lung cancer diagnose. If youworry about nodule being lung cancer, please seek advice of your hometown physician. We can't make aa definitive diagnosis for you over the internet. Your doctor will be the healing hands. ...Read more
It is concerning.: While I'm unable to state anything with any degree of certainty based on hat description, we generally do not like to see individuals with diffuse lung and liver nodules or lesions. This does require immediate clarification of underlying process. An investigation needs to be done right away, including biopsy of any accessible nodules. ...Read more
How common is it for a malignant tumor to metastasize from the lung to the brain through the bloodstream?
My husband had a CT scan which picked up a mass in his colon probably malignant. His liver and lung bases clear what about rest of lungs?
My mother, 77, was recently diagnosed w Stage IV lung cancer w malignant pleural effusion. She started spitting up yellow bile. Is it spreading?
I am having 12 small (1cm*1.5cm) lump of cells including forehand, arm, thigh and chest. All rubbery except two feeling like harder. Is that malignant?
How long have: You had the cells which I presume is rash. Any exposure to new food or soap or laundry? Any itching. Need evaluation ...Read more
Hello I am 31 male wife noticed a golf ball size lump on my chest close to sc joint, feels pretty firm and fixed it feels softer in some areas than others the top of the lump is hard as bone tho, does hard and fixed always mean malignant? I'm having ultra
NO, not always: Few things in medicine are "always" anything. Some benign tumors can be hard and fixed. Obviously it is important to get this further evaluated and you may not know what it is for sure until it is excised. Try not to worry too much as there is a reasonable chance it is not malignant. ...Read more
I have really bad anxiety. I have malignant htn and ascending aortic ectasia 3.8. I am under extreme stress. Is chest pain and shortness of breath a s?
Chest pain ;: Shortness of breath can occur wanxiety/ stress. However, it is important that your physician ensure that these symptoms are not realted to your medical problems. For stress: cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep /night ; good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies ; 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga or qi gong. ...Read more
C.T chest: a 5.5 x 6.2 x 3.7 CM soft tissue mass is notice in the apical segment of lower lobe. Kindly inform me it could be benign or malegnent.?
See your doctor: It could be either. There are characteristic of masses that guide the radiologist one way or the other. I would imagine that your doctor will recommend a biopsy and other tests to help decide what this is. ...Read more
Yes: The resolution of the cxr is such that it should be able to show lesions this big. The advent of the digital xr even makes it easier to see them. It still does not give us the diagnosis, it only makes us see them so we can work them up. ...Read more
If there is a lesion or more in my lung and its too dangerous for a biopsy because of air pockets surrounding it how will they know if its cancerous?
Biopsy: The specifics of location and anatomy will have an impact. Additionally degree of disease in your lung will impact risk of biopsy. That said, if too risky for radiology guided biopsy, you may be a candidate for inreach/em-navigation bronchoscopy with biopsy. Again, risks greatly depend on your overall health, location of lesion, and conditions of lung/pulmonary status. ...Read more
The dr said I have a lung lesion from previous pneumonia.. Its white and perfectly round. Can this be cancerous. I'm worried but the dr didn't seem to b?
Possible: But not necessarily, we often find lesions on x rays and ct scans which are not cancerous and amenable to follow up with serial imaging; however, certain radiographic features and size may warrant further investigation with pet/ct or biopsy; I suggest you discuss the findings on your imaging with a pulmonary specialist. ...Read more
Depends: Usually 8 to 10 mm in size. A lot depends on location in chest. Sometimes nodules can hide behind other structures such as ribs and heart on this 2 dimensional study. CT of chest with thin slices in multiple planes can detect smaller lesions. ...Read more
What to do if I got results of a 1 CM suspicious lung lesion and am scheduled for a biopsy tomorrow. Could this be cancer?
Chill: Your question is a bit confusing but as I understand you are going to have a biopsy, no? I know it's easy to say but please chill until you get the results. It may be benign. If it is malignant, make sure you get a good team of doctors from different specialties who will plan the course of therapy properly. Hope it's nothing. ...Read more
Ok I promise to spell proof br ca 08-10 chemoleft mastectomy. 2 weeks ago CT scan for a diff reason however found very enlarged lymphnodes in mediastatin and lung non calcified lesion. Just want to kno next step as I don't c the dr who ordered the scan n
Best bet: You simply have to get in as soon as reasonably possible with whoever ordered the ct. The ordering provider must have had motivation to order this study and is almost certainly willing to work with you on this in a timely manner. Best wishes. ...Read more
I just found out I have a lesion on 2 lungs a 9 & 12 mm, spot on rib, spot 7 x 9 cm in my liver. Found out I had a fatty liver, is it cancer??
Follow the rule. When clinical situations such as yours arise NEVER make a DIAGNOSIS until a piece of TISSUE is analyzed and a Pathological Diagnosis is made by a Specialist!
Hope this is helpful!
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I have a lung lesion that is too dangerous to take a biospy of because of air pockets. Will the MRI of my complete spine and neck also show my lungs?
HILAR MASS LESION IS SYMPTOMS OF LUNG CANCER? What is the best medicine to remove hilar mass lesion.
My grandfather 73/m is a cancer survivor. Recently they found he had a cavitary lesion in his right lung. Is it a sign that the cancer is back?
Possible: This is very likely. The other possibility is infection. He needs to be seen rather quickly to determine the cause and get the proper treatment. ...Read more
Likely poor/bad.: A lung cancer with a lesion in the brain is considered stage IV as this means that there is distant metastasis. This has a 5 year survival of < 5%, so you can see that the chances of successful therapy are very small. But take heart, for therapy has come a long way and depending on the type, like small cell cancer, chemotherapy can stop even extensive cases. So see your dr. B/c you never know. ...Read more
This is a tough issue. It will need the discussion of several lung specialists to find the right option. Vats bullectomy and watchful waiting with bronchodilators are options.
Stay away from er, they tend to put in chest tubes because they think this is a pneumothorax. In asymptomatic patients it is best to not perform surgery.
You must see a lung doc. ...Read more