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A 45-year-old male asked:

My father 70+ had vats lobectomy 1 yr ago due to stg 1 lung cancer. x-ray taken today however revealed pleural effusion. anything to worry?

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Dr. Robert Dorsey
37 years experience
Yes: Needs to go see a physician for work up. It is not normal to have a pleural effusion.
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