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My husband just found out that he has a 4.7 soft tissue mass

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My husband just found out that he has a 4.7 soft tissue mass pleural based medial left lower lobe with a few scattered borderline thoracic lymph nodes. Largest is a right paraTracheal lymph node 1 cm. Please help me to understand. Thank you.
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Customer: 2.8 cm elonated fluid attentuation structure along the upper right heart border.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

I am sorry about these findings for your husband.

how old is he?

is he a smoker?

why did he have this CT scan done?

1cm paratracheal lymph node could be 100% normal.

he could have an infection causing the 4.7cm pleural based mass.

it could be scar tissue from prior infections

or it could be a lung cancer.

I'm not sure what this 2.8cm fluid thing next to the heart boarder, could be collapsed lung, could be something else

he might need to see a pulmonologist to get a lung biopsy if he is at risk for lung cancer

does he have an appointment to see a lung specialist?