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46, no smoker/healthy. pneumonia w. 6x5 lung mass, er dr called tumor, lung specialist say is not , but after 4 months has no clues. so what i do?

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Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Another opinion: If the mass is still present and, as you say, the lung specialist has no clue, ask your physician for a referral to another specialist or facility for further studies to explain the mass
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Urgent Care 19 years experience
Hmm: The definitive diagnosis is a biopsy of this mass. You may want to talk to your doctor also about a CT scan. X rays alone are not sufficient. Good luck
Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Lung mass?: A mass in your lung needs to be evaluated. Perhaps the opinion of another pulmonologist (lung specialist) is warranted. Better to be safe than sorry you didnt follow up.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
"watch" a tumor: taking repeated X-rays. In many cases a lung tumor turns out to be benign and harmless. A doctor should recommend a biopsy only when an initial test suggests an area of tissue in the body isn't normal.

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