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What Stage Is An 8 Cm Tumor In The Lung
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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The best way is to ask the person what help they want? ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
How common is it for a malignant tumor to metastasize from the lung to the brain through the bloodstream?
Usually not: Should not look the sameGet a more detailed answer ›
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,
Yes: That is a large lesion. Should show up on a chest xray. ...Read more
Would a radiologist identify multiple 3.4 cm size lung lesions on the outer part of the lung on a chest xray??
Normally abnormalities larger than 1 cm and sometimes even smaller than 1 cm will be noted by a radiologist interpreting a chest x-ray.
Normal structures are not typically mentioned. It's also possible to have lesions visible on a CT scan that won't be visible on a plain chest x-ray either due to size or location possibly hidden by other structures such as the heart, diaphragm, or ribs. ...Read more
Depends: Staging has more to do with whether it has spread or not - not the size. Typically the larger the tumor, the more likely it is to spread. ...Read more
My best friend has a round of pneumonia and they found a cyst about 5 cm in his lung. They said cyst. He is 65 could it be a tumor?
Mgt: The cyst may represent an area of infection. A follow up study should be performed. If he is a smoker, has a history of smoking in the past, and/or produces sputum, he should have sputum cytologies sent by your PCP. If there is no recent TB test, this can be performed at the same time. A virtual appointment is available online and the radiograph can be uploaded. ...Read more
Plural solitary tumor in right lung. 5.5 cm same size for 8 month. Surgeon told me will not fix my shortness of breath. Is it ok to leave it?
Well, what is it?: That lesion may not be causing your shortness of breath, but what is it. Monitoring something like this for eight months may not be enough. Pleural-based lesions like this should be monitored for longer periods of time before we're assured (without a biopsy) that they're benign. 5.5cm is a pretty good size. ...Read more
What to expect in my husbands diagnoses, he has stage 4 renal cell carcinoma. 2.5 CM tumor on right lung, one in vera cava vein, left kidney out..
Serious situation: From your description, your husband has advanced kidney cancer including at least a solitary lung metastasis. Not sure if you mean he had renal vein involvement on the kidney specimen or whether there is tumor left behind after removal. Next step would be chemotherapy or (less likely) immunotherapy. Not likely a role for radiotherapy. If lung lesion is only remaining site, may be role to remove. ...Read more
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
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
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
"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