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Extreme short of breath. my pulmonary doctor first diagnosed as asthma, then after more tests, says i have copd. how do i know it's not lung cancer?

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Olivia Liao
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Need more data: Using a combination of a thorough history of symptoms looking for risk factors and examination and imaging.
Dr. Tracy Sinha
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Be at peace: Say the same thing to your pulmonologist and he might order t scan of lungs 2nd opinion is worth too. Are you a smoker ? Loosing wt ?
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
Discuss with your lung doc. Do not wait. You are not sleeping well with these unanswered questions. Do not linger and drive yourself crazy. Talk to your doc.
Oct 1, 2013
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
check with my office and we will fix it.
Oct 1, 2013
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Imagine study: Usually an imaging study - CXR, CT scan of chest - will be able to rule in or rule out a mass lesion that could be cancer.

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