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Suggest Treatment For Pleural Thickening Of The Lung

Hello, I have a situation and need streght answer since I am a single father and lost my wife to cancer 8 years ago and raising my daughter myself.

I have been dignosed with Apical pleural thickening of the lung, with no acute cardiopulmonary disease.

Please tell me if this is fatal or curable and if curable what is the treatment.

Thank you
Wed, 29 Jun 2016
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Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
First of all relax and be calm as apical pleural thickening is not a lethal or life threatening condition.
Pleural thickening is suggestive of old, healed, non active scar lesions.
This is mostly seen after pneumonia or tuberculosis healing. So you might be having pneumonia or tuberculosis in the past which was healed and produce this thickening. These kind of healed lesions are seen through out the life.
Since they are inactive scar lesions, no treatment is required for this.
So no need to worry for this apical pleural thickening.
Quit smoking if you are active smoker.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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Suggest Treatment For Pleural Thickening Of The Lung

Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic. I can understand your concern. First of all relax and be calm as apical pleural thickening is not a lethal or life threatening condition. Pleural thickening is suggestive of old, healed, non active scar lesions. This is mostly seen after pneumonia or tuberculosis healing. So you might be having pneumonia or tuberculosis in the past which was healed and produce this thickening. These kind of healed lesions are seen through out the life. Since they are inactive scar lesions, no treatment is required for this. So no need to worry for this apical pleural thickening. Quit smoking if you are active smoker. Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.