I looked at your profile, but didn't find where you are from. A colleague of a good friend was diagnosed with a Pancoast Tumor in November, 2002. I had never heard of it, so asked for clarification.
About a week ago he had a lobectomy of the upper portion of his left lung for his pancoast tumor at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. His surgeon was Dr. Doug Wood, Chief Thorasic surgeon at the UWMC. After diagnosis and before surgery, he underwent both chemo and radiation. In his case, a PET scan following the chemo and rad showed no other involvement at that time, so he was eligible for the surgery. Reports are that he is doing very well!:D
He provided me the following additional information on Pancoast Tumor, and it might be of help to someone out there:
The "pancoast tumor", is very typically linked to smokers. Even though I quit over 5 years ago, it appears it was a case of "too little too late". Pancoast tumors normally appear in the Upper Lung area, near the spine. They are usually diagnosed with patients experiencing pain in their necks or "tingling sensations" in arms and hands. Sometimes it also shows itself via "Horners Syndrome", which is one of the early detectable signs that my GP was able to evaluate. Horners Syndrome normally affects the muscles in or around your eyes. Mine in particular appeared as a "lazy eye-lid" with reduced pupil dilation in the left eye.
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