8 CM Lung Tumor

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8 CM Lung Tumor

by Michellepleasehelp on Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:00 AM

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My Dad decided to go to the doctor as he has had a nagging cough and phlem in his throat for over 2 months.  They did a chest x-ray and found a shawdow on his lung.  A CAT Scan was done and an 8 CM tumor was identified.  The next step is to see a specialist who will do a biopsy.  His bloodwork was normal.  Is there any chance that this may not be cancer.  He is 54 years old and was a smoker.  Any info would be so greatly appreciated.  Also, any recommendations as to what we should be asking......we think we are asking all the questions but from research I have done it is so beneficial to try and ask the right questions.  Please help!!!!

RE: 8 CM Lung Tumor

by Witchdoctor on Wed Jun 06, 2007 12:00 AM

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Given the history it is most likely a lung cancer.  They need to establishe the histology and then run tests PET/CT and other scans to determine the extent and whether there is distant disease.  If it is non small cell and they can remove all gross disease then Surgery or Chemo then surgery should be done, followed by radiation and more chemo as indicated by the pathology.  If inoperable then ChemoRadiation to treat definitively or downstage to make it operable.

If a small cell , limited to the chest that can be covered in a radiation field then chemoradiation is best.  If extensive then chemo or chemorads for palliation.

If it is a cancer hope this helps.  One of these scenarios should apply.

RE: 8 CM Lung Tumor

by Lisamom on Sun Jun 24, 2007 12:00 AM

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I would push for many tests, don't settle for the xray, have a cat scan, and more if needed.  Blood tests, you name it.  I wish I would have pushed earlier with my mom when she had her naggin cough for 5 months....I hope for the best for you and your family, it is better to be pushy and happy, than laid back and sad in the end!!!!

Lisa

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