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can a chest xray show cancer

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
It should: Basic cxr should show a lung cancer of any size. If there's any change in symptoms, a follow up cxr for comparison might be appropriate. Your ct wou ... Read More
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Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Chest X ray: A chest x ray would show lung cancer. Your lab results suggest youmight have an auto immune disease. See an internist or a rheumatologist for a defi ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alphonse Ekole
26 years experience Family Medicine
You may or may not: It all depends on the type of cancer in your spine and its stage of growth. Some cancers eat-up the bone and others build on the existing bone. Best ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan answered
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Might: Not sure what "great cancer" is.....Most of them are lousy! chest xray might show cancer in the lungs or chest. It might show tumors, fluid or swolle ... Read More
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A 14-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
No: You need abdominal studies like soon , ct etc even in late stages rarely metastasizes to lung to be seen by a chest x ray.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eleanor Host
28 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Usually you can see tumors that have spread to the lungs on an x-ray. However, you can have stage 4 cancer without there being any cancer in the lungs ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manoj Reddy
23 years experience Radiation Oncology
Work up : Work-up for a testicular mass would include history, physical, labs- afp, bhcg, ldh, chemistry, chest x-ray, and testicular ultrasound. Further treat ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
These: Are unrelated findings. The thoracic spurring is a mild aging change of the spine that just about everyone gets. Breast fibrosis is a non-cancerous fi ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Possible to see: And equally possible to miss , just like a picture as in chest xray some ribs will be out focus , you need rib xrays , scans .And special studies
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Many sources...: Many medical conditions can cause spots to form on lungs. The most common in the US include prior tuberculosis infection and/or prior histoplasmosis ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes/No: A chest X-ray is a good screening test for most symptomatic tumors/ cancer masses in the lung . It can easily detect tumor of 2CM or larger. Tumors sm ... Read More

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