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A 40-year-old female asked:

1yr ago i did a early lungcdt my dr just routinely did it. all test was ok except mage4 was a little over cutoff. ct of chest was ok. false positive?

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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
You r ok: Chest ct is pretty good at detecting small tumors.
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine 34 years experience
Most likely: We do have a problem with the importance of the lung cdt. If one or more is positive, a cancer may not be found on any imaging. If it is negative, the ct would most likely be negative. So the negative test is more correlated with negativity. A positive test alarms people but may be unnecessarily. I still would rely on history, risks and imaging, at least low rad ct would be a better screening.

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