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can my doctor hear lung cancer in a stethoscope

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Lung cancer: A small lung cancer can not be detected by stethoscope. Advanced lung cancer may cause fluid formation in the chest which can be suspected by stethosc ... Read More
Dr. David Kornguth
19 years experience Radiation Oncology
Not really: Though some lung problems can be heard with the stethoscope that are associated with cancer.

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
No: Lung cancer can not be diagnosed by listening to the lungs with a stethoscope.
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
No: And no. It can be suspected but not diagnosed with auscultation.
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
No but,,,: A doctor cannot tell if a person has lung cancer just by using a stethoscope, but if there are obstructive sounds heard with it, they might lead to a ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Chemotherapy: Usually the lung cancer itself does not affect hearing. However, platinum based chemotherapy (ie cisplatinum) can cause hearing loss which can be tem ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not always: Persistent cough and cold like symptoms. Weight loss and lifesytle habits may put you at risk and screening CT scans are now advocated for long time ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
X-ray: Really look, listen, feel, test. X-ray or ct can be first notice even without symptoms. Proof is biopsy or removal.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
26 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends.: Lung cancer typically has no obvious symptoms. Thats why so difficult to diagnose early. If already diagnosed then some symptoms depending on location ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Probably: If you are unwell, a physician visit is advised. There are no symptoms that are specific for lung cancer, however, your doctor can ask questions, exam ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Upendra Parvathaneni
27 years experience Radiation Oncology
No: Staging requires a clinical + imaging and possibly a procedural work up.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
YES & NO: A chest xray can detect a large lung cancer easily but smaller ones can be missed (especially in the top of lung). Chest ct is much more sensitive.
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