U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 51-year-old female asked:

Can you have lung cancer if have clear chest x-ray (both pa & lateral view) two months ago?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Of course, but...: The answer is NO, if a person is healthy and has no special reason to be suspected of having lung cancer. Many things are possible in life. So, as long as a person has lungs, he CAN have lung cancer, but it is not detectable until the tumor gets bigger. Likewise, he can have brain cancer, liver cancer, etc... But, in order to live a happy, normal life, we say NO CANCER when we don't detect cancer.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jan 2, 2020


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.