When I was hospitalized with a pulmonary embolism, I also had pleural (right side) and pericardial effusions, a mass in my right lung (CT), and a swollen supraclavicular right lymph node was found to have metastasized NSCLC. The effusions were not drained so no cells from the fluid were examined. I am wondering if the effusions could be the result of the Trousseau's syndrome rather than the cancer. I had disseminated thrombi and fluid backed up in the tissues all over (20 pounds worth).
I am on Lovenox and Tarceva (for 6 weeks) but have not yet had imaging to see if the Tarceva has been effective. I have no rash yet feel the same as I did prior to getting sick.
Thank you MD's for all the time and thought you give to our questions!