Has anyone had a Pleural Effusion show on Scan

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Has anyone had a Pleural Effusion show on Scan

by huntdog on Fri Aug 03, 2018 04:07 PM

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Hello all.  My hubby is stage 3 and had the surgery 6 months ago.  On the recent CT scan, it showed pleural effusion.  Has anyone else had this show up? Did it end up being cancer or not for you? Any insights here are valuable.  Thanks!

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by JoyceLadouceur on Fri Aug 03, 2018 05:24 PM

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I had pleural effusions, and no it did not turn to cancer. Pleural effusion is fluid buildup and is quite common in people with cancer. I'm surprised your oncoligist did not explain this to you. 

Joy

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by huntdog on Fri Aug 03, 2018 06:11 PM

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Thank you!

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by akb1972 on Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:08 PM

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On Aug 03, 2018 4:07 PM huntdog wrote:

Hello all.  My hubby is stage 3 and had the surgery 6 months ago.  On the recent CT scan, it showed pleural effusion.  Has anyone else had this show up? Did it end up being cancer or not for you? Any insights here are valuable.  Thanks!

yes, hubby experienced bilateral pleural effusions (and pneumothorax) post-esophagectomy.. and no, they weren't cancerous.    If your hubby exercises his lungs (ie walking, deep breathing, etc), the effusions will likely diminish over time as will his shortness of breath (if he's experiencing that ..). 

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by huntdog on Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:13 PM

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Thank you. Thank you!  I hope for the same results for my hubby!

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by huntdog on Sat Aug 04, 2018 02:08 AM

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At what point after the surgery did your husband's scan show the bilateral pleural effusion. Was it immediately after our 6 - 8 months after surgery. Thanks.

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