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What can happen if someone has a tumor in their chest by their heart?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: The heart

Lives in the middle medistinum. Lungs live on each side, the esophagus resides behind, the thymus and lymph nodes live amongst the blood vessels above and in front.
The heart and function needs to be preserved as the adjacent tumor is treated with surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy.

In brief: The heart

Lives in the middle medistinum. Lungs live on each side, the esophagus resides behind, the thymus and lymph nodes live amongst the blood vessels above and in front.
The heart and function needs to be preserved as the adjacent tumor is treated with surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. William A Biermann
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: Hard to say

There are a number of "tumors" in the chest.
They can be malignant or benign. Some may cause a problem call svc syndrome, with swollen face and dilated veins. Other can cause breathing issues or heart rhythm problems. Some cause no symptoms. A biopsy and other tests should be done to determine the type of tumor.

In brief: Hard to say

There are a number of "tumors" in the chest.
They can be malignant or benign. Some may cause a problem call svc syndrome, with swollen face and dilated veins. Other can cause breathing issues or heart rhythm problems. Some cause no symptoms. A biopsy and other tests should be done to determine the type of tumor.
Dr. William A Biermann
Dr. William A Biermann
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