A 35-year-old male asked:
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had a chest ct scan 3 months ago. now have chest and back pain and shortness of breathe. can it be lung cancer?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Chest pain: Loads of possible causes for those symptoms, go get checked out.
Answered on Apr 10, 2013
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Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Low chance: Ct has good rate of finding lung probe, s! seek another explanation! but stop smoking to get yourself back on track!
Answered on May 19, 2013
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