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laymens terms

My husband has been diagnosed recently with lung cancer, can   you tell me what these words mean in laymens terms please.
right inferior lobar pulmonary artery and vein encased by mass. calcification within the mass.
atelectasis.encysted collection/pleural effusion, minor fissure. nodular scarring.peripheral parenchymal bands/septal thickening
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322973 tn?1239904438
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hi,

"Right inferior lobar pulmonary artery and vein encased by mass" means that the blood vessels supplying a part of the right lung are surrounded by a tumor.

"Calcification within the mass" means that there is deposition of calcium within that tumor.

"Atelectasis" means that a part of the lung has collapsed.

"Encysted collection/pleural effusion, minor fissure" means that there is some fluid collection in the involved area.

"Nodular scarring" means that there is some scar tissue regenerating in that region.

"Peripheral parenchymal bands/septal thickening" means that in the surrounding lung tissue, there is some band-shaped tissue formation.

All the best, and God Bless!

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322973 tn?1239904438
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Hi,
I am sorry to hear about your husbands poor health and the challenges he is facing during chemotherapy.
What was the stage of the disease, and was any re-assessment done after 3 cycles of chemotherapy to determine the effect that the chemo has had so far?
Be strong, and God Bless!
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Thank you, does regenerating mean more? Also what does band shaped tissue formation mean or what is this doing.
How long do you think my husband may have to live, he is receiving chemo this is his 4th cycle, he is hardly eating at all now, so he has lost 2 stone in weight, i just want to pack as much into his remaining life as possibe but he cannot be bothered, it is so hard to know what the right thing to do is, i am still working full time, and don't want to look back and say if only
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We have now been told that the 4 cycles of chemo that my husband received has not worked, next friday he is receiving 5 days of radiotherapy. i have been told it is a big tumour.
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322973 tn?1239904438
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hi,
A 5 day schedule of radiation therapy is usually for palliative purpose (to relieve symptoms).
Have the doctors planned second-line chemotherapy?
Good Luck!
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