Pancoast Tumor

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June 20, 2017 at 2:24 am  #1290877    

sunnyahuja120690

Hi

My name is Sunny i am 28 years old

i am worried about pancoast tumor.

because i have each and every symptom of pancoast tumor

like shoulder pain, arm pain,pinky finger pain,ribs pain, neck pain.

i have smoked but not much like 5 years not more then that.

i had done HRCT scan in the month of feb.. reports came back clear.

i am worried was tumor missed on ct scan.

and i am thinking to go again for Chest ct Scan or SHoulder ct scan for more info about nerves

and i also want to can a tumor develop in 6 months.that can create such symptoms.

Thanks.


sunny

June 20, 2017 at 8:49 am  #1290880    
JimC Forum Moderator
JimC Forum Moderator

Hi Sunny,

There’s really not much to add since your previous thread on this subject, Your prior CT essentially ruled out the possibility of a pancoast tumor, which at your age was very unlikely in any event.

At this point, even though the risk of developing cancer from the radiation exposure of a single, additional CT is quite small, that risk isn’t zero so you don’t want to have such a scan if it’s not necessary. You may want to keep that in mind as a factor in your decision to repeat the scan.

JimC
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Jul 2008 Wife Liz (51/never smoker) Dx Stage IV NSCLC EGFR exon 19
4 cycles Carbo/alimta, 65% shrinkage
Tarceva maintenance
Mar 2010 progression, added Alimta, stable
Sep 2010 multiple brain mets, WBR
Oct 2010 large pericardial effusion, tamponade
Jan 2011 progression, start abraxane
Jun 2011-New liver, brain mets, add Tarceva
Oct 2011-Dx Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis; pulsed Tarceva
At rest Nov 4 2011
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June 22, 2017 at 2:06 am  #1290893    

sunnyahuja120690

Thanks You so Much Sir For Your Quick Response on my question,

Reason Behind Asking same question again and again is.

i am worried a lot. and i think GP is taking my worry very lightly..just by providing simple medicines.

and the pain’s which i have all indicate pancoast tumor.

so sir,

according to you what should i do …

go for a ct scan.

or to go for shoulder nerves MRI.

Plz sir help me..

Thanks.


sunny

June 22, 2017 at 3:35 am  #1290894    
JimC Forum Moderator
JimC Forum Moderator

Hi Sunny,

Symptoms can only suggest a certain medical condition, so tests are performed to confirm or reject a possible diagnosis. In your situation, I’m sure your doctor quite rightly feels that the negative CT eliminates the already unlikely diagnosis of a pancoast tumor.

For legal and practical reasons, we can’t tell you what you should do, but if your doctor is suggesting an MRI or other diagnostic procedures aimed at revealing a cause other than a pancoast tumor for your symptoms, that seems to be a very reasonable course of action.

JimC
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Jul 2008 Wife Liz (51/never smoker) Dx Stage IV NSCLC EGFR exon 19
4 cycles Carbo/alimta, 65% shrinkage
Tarceva maintenance
Mar 2010 progression, added Alimta, stable
Sep 2010 multiple brain mets, WBR
Oct 2010 large pericardial effusion, tamponade
Jan 2011 progression, start abraxane
Jun 2011-New liver, brain mets, add Tarceva
Oct 2011-Dx Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis; pulsed Tarceva
At rest Nov 4 2011
Since then: http://cancergrace.org/blog/jim-and-lisa

September 11, 2017 at 12:28 am  #1292000    

sunnyahuja120690

hello sir

sorry for troubleing your again.

i went for hrct in feb 17 came clear,

i went for chest x-ray came clear,showed bronchitis,

but i guess, i have little horner sndrome in my right eye,

shoulder pain,neck pain,fore arm pain,color bone pain while laughing or coughing,

so what should i do sir,

plz help me.


sunny

September 11, 2017 at 7:16 am  #1292002    
JimC Forum Moderator
JimC Forum Moderator

Hi sunny,

As I stated in my previous post in this thread, we can’t tell you what you should do. In addition, this is a cancer education site, so we don’t have information on non-cancer related causes for your symptoms. And as I stated in my reply in your other thread regarding a pancoast tumor, your negative scans essentially rule out that possibility.

You will want to follow up with your own medical team to determine the cause of your symptoms.

JimC
Forum moderator


Jul 2008 Wife Liz (51/never smoker) Dx Stage IV NSCLC EGFR exon 19
4 cycles Carbo/alimta, 65% shrinkage
Tarceva maintenance
Mar 2010 progression, added Alimta, stable
Sep 2010 multiple brain mets, WBR
Oct 2010 large pericardial effusion, tamponade
Jan 2011 progression, start abraxane
Jun 2011-New liver, brain mets, add Tarceva
Oct 2011-Dx Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis; pulsed Tarceva
At rest Nov 4 2011
Since then: http://cancergrace.org/blog/jim-and-lisa

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