My Tumor Starts at Collarbone Down to Breast, 4In. Long, 3 In. Wide. Lots of Pressure/pain What doctor do I go to? Lots of pressure in chest, shortness of breath. Pressure goes to my shoulders as well. I do experience chest pain as well as pressure. When I eat and drink it wants to come back up or take extra time to go down. My D.O. thinks it is a fatty tumor and I should go to ER. What do i do? Is the ER best or do I go a different route? I have been sick with a chest cold this week and that hasn't helped.
What Kind of Doctor Can Help Me w/ Chest Tumor?
Doctor Answers (6)
Large Tumor of Chest Wall
I would recommend consultation with a board certified general surgeon or surgical oncologist. Tumors of this size would benefit from a incisional biopsy to obtain a diagnosis. Depending on the diagnosis, you may require further imaging and workup prior to extirpation of this mass. All the best in a safe recovery.
Paul S. Gill, M.D.
Gill Plastic Surgery
Houston Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Mass tumor of chest and options for management
The number one thing you need is a diagnosis. This could be made clinically based on its appearance or you may require a biopsy. Prior to biopsy you may first require some imaging to determine the extent and nature of the tumor. Most of this could be accomplished by a general surgeon or thoracic surgeon.
Your physician is of NO HELP.
The ER is not the first place to go to.
ou need to see a Family Physician or internist to start with. a full work up is needed, including full examination, full blood work and probably an MRI of the chest. Then your Family Physician will refer you to the appropriate specialist depending onthe diagnosis.
With your symptoms you need to act very quickly
You do not need to go to the ER if you are taking the time to survey this internet site. Make an appointment with a board-certified general surgeon.
What kind of doctor do you need?
If your DO says you should go to the ER, they aren't helping you very much. From what you describe, a General Surgeon, certified by The American Board of Surgery would be the best best for you to sort this out. Good luck!