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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?

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Dr. Olivia Liao
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Need more data: Using a combination of a thorough history of symptoms looking for risk factors and examination and imaging.
Answered on Oct 1, 2013
Dr. Tracy Sinha
52 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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 ?
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
check with my office and we will fix it.
Oct 1, 2013
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
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. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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.
Answered on May 11, 2017

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