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My Mother is a 91 year old in good health. She recently

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My Mother is a 91 year old in good health. She recently started having pleural effusions and required thorancentis. The first specimen showed no signs of cancer, her tap 5 weeks later showed neoplastic process and is being send to Mayo for evaluation. Please let me know you thoughts. My Mother was a non-smoker, non-drinker
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
Hello, this is Dr. David. I have read your question and I'm ready to help.
I am sorry about your mom.
get a copy of her cytology report which showed cancer in the fluid
she will need a PET/CT scan to see where this cancer is in her lungs
is this a non small cell type of lung cancer? is it an adenocarcinoma?
is she a long term smoker?
these questions are important to see what treatments options she has