Lung tumor symptoms?

Chest x-ray/MRI/PET. There could be blood in the sputum, that is always a cause for concern and gets people motivated. However, pain is usually not a symptom, until later in the process. Seeing your pcp and asking for a chest x-ray is a great place to start! the pcp will help guide you from there. If you suspect something let him/her know, so they can rule that question out, or substantiate your suspicion.

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Can lung tumor be treated? How?

Yes, of course! All tumors can be treated. First we need to find out the nature of the tumor...the real diagnosis.?? Once the diagnosis has been confirmed, then we can offer you a plan of treatment. What exactly have your doctors advised you to do next??? Read more...

What are common lung tumor problems?

Leading cause of . Cancer death. Lung cancer is the commonest cause of cancer in both men and women in the us. Go to this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/lung-cancer/ds00038. Read more...

Will I be able to feel a lung tumor?

Usually not. One of the problems with lung tumors is that in the early growth, they cause no symptoms and so can get quite large in some cases before detection. The most common early symptoms are chronic coughing, frequent infections and coughing up blood. Read more...

Does getting a lung tumor removed affect mood?

It can. It is not uncommon for patients to feel a little down after lung surgery. It is important to eat, even if you have no appetite, and stay active. Staying active includes walking, deep breathing, and not spending a lot of time sitting or lying in bed. Read more...
I do not think so. Mood changes happen with or without lung tumor removed, so that of and by itself, there is no definite correlation . However, effects of anesthesia or endocrine related type of tumor may be associated with behavioral disorder. Read more...

What does it mean when a cancerious lung tumor is pressing on the asocicoficous? Sorry about spelling.

I'm . I'm not sure what you mean by "asocicoficous." my best guesses are esophagus, which is the tube that goes from your mouth to your stomach and azygous, which is a vein in the chest. In either case, a lung tumor pushing against these structures would be one that is very centrally located in the chest. Centrally located tumors are, in general, more difficult to treat than ones located out farther toward the chest wall. A tumor that simply touches a structure is not the same as one that is invading it. If the tumor is just touching your esophagus or azygous vein, it can probably be pulled away during surgery. If it is invading into one of those structure, surgical removal is unlikely. Read more...
Esophagus. The esophagus is the tube that connects your mouth to your stomach. It sounds like you are described a mass in the chest that is pressing against the esophagus. This could cause difficulty swallowing. Read more...

What is the probability of a lung tumor not being cancerous?

Depends on size & #. 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...

Could a noncancerous lung tumor turn cancerous without warning?

Only certain types. Some noncancerous lung tumors are benign and will always remain benign. Other noncancerous tumors, such as bronchoalveolar carcinomas (now called carcinoma in-situ) can become cancerous tumors. Read more...
Not likely. If a mass is found in the lung, and is determined to be benign, it is unlikely that will change. If the pathology is pre- cancerous, then resection is in order. For a known benign mass to suddenly become malignant, the original diagnosis would be in question. Read more...