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I have multiple lung nodules with a history of oral cancer. Bronchoscopy was benign, but nodules could not be reached.. Chances this metastatic?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Could be metastatic

Lesions of lung associated with oral cancer is not that uncommon.
Higher possibility of such disease in lung would correlate better if cervical nodes had been present initially. Bx is essential to initiate therapy if needed. A PET/CAT could indicate possibility of lung mets. Thorascopic bx would be helpful for deciding on definitive management.

In brief: Could be metastatic

Lesions of lung associated with oral cancer is not that uncommon.
Higher possibility of such disease in lung would correlate better if cervical nodes had been present initially. Bx is essential to initiate therapy if needed. A PET/CAT could indicate possibility of lung mets. Thorascopic bx would be helpful for deciding on definitive management.
Dr. Myron Arlen
Dr. Myron Arlen
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Agree

I agree with Dr. Arlan's approach.
Ask the MD who is in charge of your care about this.

In brief: Agree

I agree with Dr. Arlan's approach.
Ask the MD who is in charge of your care about this.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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