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A 39-year-old female asked:

Would a chest xray show lung cancer? i had ct of chest nov 2012 and it was clear. i have +ana elevated sed and low grade fevers.up back pain 1 year.

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Dr. Mark Kuhnke
General Surgery 41 years experience
It should: Basic cxr should show a lung cancer of any size. If there's any change in symptoms, a follow up cxr for comparison might be appropriate. Your ct would have a basic plain film at the outset. All your symptoms and tests are non specific, so keep working with your medical team. Focus on a good healthy lifestyle while work up continues. Good luck.
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Chest X ray: A chest x ray would show lung cancer. Your lab results suggest youmight have an auto immune disease. See an internist or a rheumatologist for a definitive diagnosis.
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Last updated Nov 4, 2013

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