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How to treat arthritis in ribs area of a lung cancer survivor?

YES, HAD OPEN HEART SURGERY IN 2010, NEW AORTIC VALVE PUT IN AND 2 BY PASS, ALSO HAD LUNG CANCER 15 YEARS AGO, SO ONLY HAVE PARTIAL LUNG ON LEFT SIDE, HAVE DEVELOPED WHAT LOOKS LIKE LUMP ON BREAST BONE ON RIGHT SIDE OF CHEST ONLY. SHOWED FAMILY DOCTOR, HE SAID IT WAS ARTHRITIS. also it feels like my staples at the very top of incision are going to come threw skin.
Tue, 15 Oct 2019
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Hi,

Kindly meet oncologists and get evaluated. With the previous history of lung cancer and have got treated earlier, you need to meet the doctor and get evaluated. They may suggest Ct scan thorax or PET ct scan to evaluated and then proceed. Please do not ignore the symptoms.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Nataraj Naidu R, General Surgeon
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How to treat arthritis in ribs area of a lung cancer survivor?

Hi, Kindly meet oncologists and get evaluated. With the previous history of lung cancer and have got treated earlier, you need to meet the doctor and get evaluated. They may suggest Ct scan thorax or PET ct scan to evaluated and then proceed. Please do not ignore the symptoms. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr Nataraj Naidu R, General Surgeon