A 39-year-old male asked:
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do ct scans show if a person has lung cancer?

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Dr. Joseph Oh
Dr. Joseph Oh answered
14 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: A CT scan is probably the best way to characterize/detect lung cancer. However, often times a plain X-ray of the lungs is sufficient for the initial diagnosis. Whether or not it is positive - stop smoking! It is the most common cause of lung cancer, and will almost certainly shorten your life.
Answered on Oct 19, 2018
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Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Yes: if CT revealed mass in lung for defenite diagnosis need biopsy,or if possible resection of tumor.
Answered on Oct 25, 2018
Dr. Rashed Hasan
30 years experience Pediatrics
CT scan of the lungs: Yes
Answered on Jan 5, 2019

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