Pancoast Tumor

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April 5, 2017 at 7:31 am  #1290509    

sunnyahuja120690

my Name Is sunny.

My problem Is i Have right shoulder pain that radiate to bicep and wrist.

Smoked Hukah For 3 to 4 Years.

i went for HRCT Thorax..

Report Came Clear.

But Still I have Shoulder and arm pain..

so is HRCT Use full to detect Pancoast Tumor…

Or any other Test is Required..

Thanks.


sunny

April 5, 2017 at 7:32 am  #1290510    

sunnyahuja120690

Small Upadte my age is 28.


sunny

April 5, 2017 at 9:51 am  #1290511    
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catdander forum moderator

Hi Sunny,

Welcome to Grace. It’s true a CT especially a hi res CT would pick up a pancoast tumor. You’re probably looking for something less complicated. I have to admit we get a lot of people who have shoulder pain that radiates down the arm who are worried they have a pancoast tumor. I hope you also find that there are other much more common and probable reasons why this is happening. The odds are extremely small that a 28 year old with a small smoking history has lung cancer add to that the rarity of a pancoast tumor especially without a significant smoking history. A nerve that is pinched or damaged is tons more common than a pancoast tumor in a 50 year old with a smoking history. I hope you get this resolved hopefully through physical therapy.

All best,
Janine
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My husband, 8/09 53 @ dx stage III squam nsclc R. pancoast tumor
Destruction of 3 ribs, touching brachial plexus.
6/09-8/09 2 core and 1 VATS undx biopsies. Open thoracotomy for 1 positive biopsy (unresectable)
9/09 Chemo/rads curative intent
11/09 MRI by pancoast specialist surgeon spine met found undiagnosed Rad to spine, Chemo continued thru 6 cycles
Tarceva maintenance 2/10
11/10 3cm tumor L lung, undx core bx w/collapsed lung. Gemzar, 12/10 through 7/12
NED 3/12, stop tx 7/12. Remains NED as of 9/16
Unanswerable question. Was it ever metastatic?

April 5, 2017 at 10:08 am  #1290512    

sunnyahuja120690

Thanks Janine.

And i Appreciate Your quick response to my post..

well i got married just year ago…so i was worried…coz i dont wanna die so soon…

well as u said i’l definitely go for physio therapy…

and will definitely inform you once i get better…

Got some relief Thank you SO much…


sunny

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