Pancoast Tumor - Symptoms

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Published: July 17

His pancoast tumor of the lung was diagnosed in 1983. He had severe pain in shoulder and down his arm. He also had cough with whiter frothy sputum and a smell from his lungs that made him sick. He died 4 months after being diagnosed. He also had Horner’s syndrome..

Published: March 21

Today I was diagnosed Pancoast Tumor. I have left shoulder blade cramps with pain deep under my shoulder blade. I had never had these types of symptoms with my neck though. I read that in some cases, people show up for ortho or neuro consult and find out. In an MRI for my neck, the tumor showed. A CT with contrast today verified what was picked up in the MRI. I now wait for getting a biopsy.....