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hi my question if u go for a lung xray can the doctor detec lung cancer easely

A 34-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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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
33 years experience Neurosurgery
No cancer: If your chest xray is read clear by 2 doctor then chance are very small you have cancer. If you want the docs at HealthTap to give a third opinion tr ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Chest doctor: A cough lasting longer than 2 weeks needs to be evaluated. The risk of lung cancer or TB is low is the chest x-ray was clear a month ago. However, it ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
22 years experience Radiology
Abnormal Xray: I cannot say without seeing the xray. However, "fibrotic" implies scarring. If you have history of tb, it can be from that, or any prior infection. ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
66 years experience Geriatrics
Cat scan: ; biopsy most advantageous approach.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Small: Chest xray was several months ago but is reassuring. You are young. What risk factors exist? Is chest pain rib or chest wall pain? Another check up ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Morton Levitt
48 years experience Pathology
Lung Cancer Scare: At age 32, even with a significant smoking history, it is unlikely that you have lung cancer, especially with a negative chest x-ray. The shortness of ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Not cancer: You're making a big mistake by reading cancer symptoms and concluding you might have it. Every symptom caused by any cancer -- lung or anywhere else - ... Read More
A 83-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience Family Medicine
Below: I was sorry to hear of your mothers DX. I'm sure you have encouraged her to stop smoking many times Stopping smoking now will not change the lung ca ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: Especially, adenocarcinomas in the apex can be very small and hide behind other structures.

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