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What's the best treatment to get rid of pancoast syndrome?

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Dr. Lisa Hogan
Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Seek specialist

Pancoast syndrome is due to a tumor of the "top" of the lung causing pressure on vital structures such as nerves and blood vessels.
Depending on the type of tumor, the treatment may vary. This is something you need a specialist to help you with; you probably want to start with a pulmonologist.

In brief: Seek specialist

Pancoast syndrome is due to a tumor of the "top" of the lung causing pressure on vital structures such as nerves and blood vessels.
Depending on the type of tumor, the treatment may vary. This is something you need a specialist to help you with; you probably want to start with a pulmonologist.
Dr. Lisa Hogan
Dr. Lisa Hogan
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: First find the cause

The usual cause is lung cancer erupting upward from the chest to destroy the nerve plexuxsthat supply sympathetic nerves to the eye (ptosis/eyelid droop), meiosis (consticited pupil), anhydrosis (lack of sweating) and arm pain.
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy may be used before surgery or alone without surgery if it can't be done.

In brief: First find the cause

The usual cause is lung cancer erupting upward from the chest to destroy the nerve plexuxsthat supply sympathetic nerves to the eye (ptosis/eyelid droop), meiosis (consticited pupil), anhydrosis (lack of sweating) and arm pain.
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy may be used before surgery or alone without surgery if it can't be done.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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