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mass in lung by crowemom Posted Wed 05 Jan 2011 9:30pm So I just found out today I have a rather large mass in my lower right lung.  I am scheduled for a CT scan on friday.  I am so freaked out right now.  Can anybody give me some insight on this as I was so shocked when the Dr. told me I failed to ask him any questions.  I do have a history of asthma and had pneumonia as a child several times.  Thanks ... Read on »
Mystery Mass in the Lung by Moshura's Sister Patient Expert Posted Thu 09 Apr 2009 7:13pm So we've all been on an emotional rollercoaster this past week, trying to figure out what the heck is living in Marco's lung, hoping for the possibility of good news, preparing for the bad news, bracing ourselves for the worst news, but it seems like no preparation exists, no scripted course of action can offer an answer, and no predictions ca ... Read on »
Lung Regeneration Closer to Reality With New Discovery by Weill Cornell Medical College Researchers by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Sun 30 Oct 2011 10:31pm Weill Cornell Medical College News Release NEW YORK (Oct. 28, 2011) Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College say they have taken an important step forward in their quest to “turn on” lung regeneration an advance that could effectively treat millions of people suffering from respiratory disorders. In ... Read on »
A celebration of sorts by Diane M. Patient Expert Posted Thu 03 Jun 2010 6:41am I've been putting it off... not because I thought I would "jinx" it, but because I wanted to be sure before I went public. My asthma reared it's ugly head 7 years ago. From the first ugly, out-of-control year on, two things have been true: I will be sick in the fall. Sometime after school starts and no later than November, the l ... Read on »
Web-enabled system to monitor asthma on anvil by Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno M. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 14 Oct 2008 4:48am An inexpensive web-enabled device for monitoring lung function in asthma patients and other disorders is being developed by a team of researchers here. The device would allow physicians to track patients remotely and promptly initiate medical attention in an emergency, the researchers said. Texas Instruments researcher NCS Ramachandr ... Read on »
How to Avoid the Risks of a CT Incidentaloma by Bruce Friedman Patient Expert Posted Mon 02 May 2011 12:00am Pathologists use the suffix -oma to designate a tumor. Hence, a so-called incidentaloma is a lesion discovered by a radiologist during a CT exam. Here's a common scenario that patients may encounter. The treating physician is trying to diagnose lesion A. The radiologist discovers lesion B while seeking to confirm lesion A. Lesion B i ... Read on »
CT Scans for Lung Cancer Screening May Be Beneficial in Detecting COPD by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Wed 26 Oct 2011 10:04pm Among men who were current or former heavy smokers, undergoing lung cancer screening with computed tomography (CT) scanning identified a substantial proportion who had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), suggesting that this method may be helpful as an additional tool in detecting COPD, according to a stu ... Read on »
Confirmation ~ Lung Cancer! by Clueless C. Health Maven Posted Thu 26 Mar 2009 4:09pm The worst was confirmed today with my father-in-law. He was thought to have lung cancer with a mass on his right lung, lymph nodes and on one of the main bronchial airways. The day after my discharge for pneumonia, it was felt that it was inoperable, so he was discharged with oxygen and it was planned for comfort measures only. Today, ... Read on »
UCLA performs first ‘breathing lung’ transplant in United States by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Tue 27 Nov 2012 12:00am Experimental technology could transform field of lung transplantation First there was the “heart in a box,” a revolutionary experimental technology that allows donor hearts to be delivered to transplant recipients warm and beating rather than frozen in an ice cooler. Now that same technology is being used to deliver “breathing lu ... Read on »
88 Year Old with Recurrent Papillary Thyroid Cancer: Do No Harm or Treat? by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted Wed 24 Jun 2009 2:05pm Case PresentationQuestionWhy are they treating 85-94 year old patients so aggressively? AnswerBecause they have the tools to do it. 88 Y/O male with a 4 cm mass, which was proven to be a follicular variant of papillary cancer. After total thyroidectomy, he was subjected to hormone withdrawal at his age. Well it is no surprise that he was ... Read on »