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Pancoast tumor metastisis survival rate?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: Pancoast tumor

Occurs at the top of the lung and invades out and up to involve muscles, nerves, and thereby causing pain and horner's syndrome.
Metastasis usually means going to another organ. If confined to chest and outward extension (?Metastasis), outlook is more optimistic. If it metastasized to brain, lung, liver or distant bones, the outlook is bleak, seek symptom management, there is no cure.

In brief: Pancoast tumor

Occurs at the top of the lung and invades out and up to involve muscles, nerves, and thereby causing pain and horner's syndrome.
Metastasis usually means going to another organ. If confined to chest and outward extension (?Metastasis), outlook is more optimistic. If it metastasized to brain, lung, liver or distant bones, the outlook is bleak, seek symptom management, there is no cure.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Christian Schultheis
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Not good

5 year survival probably less than 5%.
That even may be a bit high. Hope this helps.

In brief: Not good

5 year survival probably less than 5%.
That even may be a bit high. Hope this helps.
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Dr. Christian Schultheis
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