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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rada Ivanov
30 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Not necessarily: You can get chest pain from pleurisy associated with the pneumonia. That would be the most common cause for chest pain, together with muscle sprain fr ... Read More

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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
The sensitivity: of a chest xray for detecting lung cancer ranges from about 40-80% according to various studies. A chest xray is a 2D representation of a 3D structur ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
Maybe,: but if you're having chest pain, cancer is not high on the list of potential causes. If your pain is acute, consider going to the ER for evaluation.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience in Family Medicine
Unlikely: Lung cancer takes quite a while to develop. Your lungs are just clearing out the leftover garbage left down in there from smoking. This is pretty co ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Unlikely: The pains that you feel need to be evaluated for what is causing them. Lung cancer is usually initially without much pain except for irritation of air ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Spratt turner
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Chest pain: There are a lot of reasons that you can be having chest pain. You need to see a doctor to have them determine if this is related to possibly your sto ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Here is my guidance: Chest pain can be caused from many causes, lung cancer is not the first thing that should come to your mind. If the pain has been present for more tha ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience in Medical Oncology
Not yet.: You probably don't have lung cancer yet. If you want to get lung cancer, you'll need to continue smoking for several more years.
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
Are you: referring to the ESR(erythrocyte sedimentation rate)? A value of 3 mm/hr is normal. Even if it was elevated, the ESR is a very nonspecific indicator ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Sure: Many lung conditions can cause shortness of breath, for example asthma, reactive airway disease, bronchitis, various respiratory infections, pneumonia ... Read More
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