Appropriate Treatment For Mediastinal Tumors?
good morning let me brtny while in my brother is undergoing treatment the doctor said my sister suffered from mediastinal tumor penykit so that my sister had difficulty breathing because the tumor had enlarged so that pressing the main respiratory tract so that and this one month I could not lie down at all due to tightness that felt in my ad. whether this tumor can be operated with a type of tumor measuring 10cm, is there an opportunity for my sister to recover and when this is passing through 2 x rays. ap appropriate steps to be done about this disease because the dookter assumes the tumor suffered there is a malignant tumor that can be categorized as cancer, please explain what would be the right way to fix it. thank you
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Mediastinal tumor is a general term used to indicate the presence of a mass or abnormal tissue growth in the mediastinal area (the area in the chest cavity located between the two lungs). In this mediastinum area there are various organs, including the heart, part of the trachea, esophagus, large blood vessels, nerves, and lymph nodes. Tumors in the mediastinum area itself can be of various types, can be benign, can also be malignant.
To be able to determine how the prognosis of younger siblings is there, of course, it must be known more clearly several things, such as:
Is the tumor benign or malignant, has an anatomical pathology been examined to confirm it? If it is malignant, has staging been done? Is there spread to organs around the tumor or to other organs far away? The location of the tumor as well as the organs depressed by the tumor? General health condition? Has the tumor been treated and returned? etc. There are so many things that determine the prognosis (the possibility of recovery or the possibility of survival) of someone affected by the tumor. Therefore your chances of recovering or not can not be determined solely from your story. It would be better if you ask this directly to the doctor who treats your sister.
To find out the right therapy, it must be clearly known in advance the type of mediastinal tumor that is owned. For example, mediastinal tumors originating from the thymus, therapy that is usually recommended is surgical removal of the tumor followed by radiation or chemotherapy (this also depends also on the tumor stage, tolerance to treatment, etc.), mediastinal tumors which are lymphomas treated with chemotherapy and / or radiation, mediastinal tumors which are germ cell tumors treated with chemotherapy first and followed by surgery, etc. Therefore in cases of severe diseases such as tumors, you should discuss it directly with the treating doctor. The treating doctor knows more clearly the patient's condition, the tumor suffered, tumor staging, etc., so that the explanation from the treating doctor will certainly be more in line with the patient's own condition.
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