Hi there, my Dad is 67 and had an x-ray when he complained about breathlessness when he lies down, gone within a minute though. He used to get an x-ray every year at his work because he had worked with asbestoes and radiation, but once the subs left the x-rays stopped. His last x-ray through work was 9 year ago, his chest was clear, but the recent x-ray showed three masses on his right lung. I'm not sure what these other symptoms are though. His artery and veins on his face, neck and chest are all protruding and visable, his right gland in armpit is a bit swollen, as is his right arm, his right shoulder has dropped considerably and his face feels tight, he has neck and shoulder pain. the breathlessness is now worse when he bends over and lies down, he has a cough, (he always has had since a bout of pnemonia in his late teens) but hasn't lost weight, and feels great apart from this. Are these symptoms caused by the cancer pressing onto his arteries? Does it have a name? His biopsy was yesterday, and the sample was taking from outside his lung, perhaps the lining, but we thought they were inside his lungs, the way the specialist spoke. He is being very positive, but there is no need to say about how devistated we all are, because you folks will know all about that, but I'm so worried for him, that i can hardly breathe sometimes at the thought of losing him. Regards, S
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