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Pancoast Tumor (cont.)

Pancoast Tumor Causes

The risk factors for almost all lung cancers are similar. These include the following:

  • Smoking
  • Secondary smoke exposure
  • Prolonged asbestos exposure
  • Exposure to industrial elements (eg, gold, nickel)
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In 1932, Pancoast defined a superior pulmonary sulcus tumor as a mass growing at the thoracic inlet that produces a constant and characteristic clinical presentation of pain in an eighth cervical or first and second thoracic trunk distribution.

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