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Doctor insights on: Cancerous Nodes Chest X Ray

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Does a chest X-ray rule out cancer in the chest area??

Does a chest X-ray rule out cancer in the chest area??

NOOO!!!: You are on the young side (21 yr) for lung cancer. Helical CT seems to be best for that. Best thing for you to do is to stop smoking!! ...Read more

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Would a chest X-ray show advanced stages of great cancer that spread throughout the chest?

Might: Not sure what "great cancer" is.....Most of them are lousy! chest xray might show cancer in the lungs or chest. It might show tumors, fluid or swollen glands. By itself does not prove cancer.. Often chest xray can miss a cancer that is hiding in there. Usually need cat scan to get a better picture. ...Read more

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Can chest X-ray detect cancer in ribs?

Can chest X-ray detect cancer in ribs?

Yes : Most of the time it will show an abnormality. But a physical exam, history, imaging test and a lot of times a biopy for tissue diagnosis is needed. Pain in the affected bone the most common complain in patients. ...Read more

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What can cause spots on a chest X-ray besides cancer?

What can cause spots on a chest X-ray besides cancer?

Many sources...: Many medical conditions can cause spots to form on lungs. The most common in the US include prior tuberculosis infection and/or prior histoplasmosis infection (a fungal infection). These spots may be called "nodules" by your doctor. If they are small (less than 8 mm) they may be followed over time with repeat/serial scans of the chest. If in 2 years they do not change they are benign. ...Read more

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Are cancerous lymph nodes typically identifiable on a chest x-ray?

Are cancerous lymph nodes typically identifiable on a chest x-ray?

Not always: A typical chest xray is not very sensitive in finding abnormal lymph nodes. The best radiographic tests are chest cat scan and pet/cat scan when indicated. ...Read more

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My husband had a chest X-ray it showed linear s string on left base. He's a heavy smoker. Could this be start of cancer or copd? Should we ignore it?

CT chest: I would recommend further testing with a ct scan of the chest and a pulmonary function test. There is no question that he needs to quit smoking since he is at risk of heart attacks and cancers of the lung, throat, lips, tongue, stomach and bladder. ...Read more

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Can a chest X-ray show pancreatic cancer?

Can a chest X-ray show pancreatic cancer?

No: You need abdominal studies like soon , ct etc even in late stages rarely metastasizes to lung to be seen by a chest x ray. ...Read more

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Can you see lung cancer in a chest x-ray?

Can you see lung cancer in a chest x-ray?

Maybe: It depends on the size and location of the lung cancer. Small cancers (less than 1 cm) may be difficult to identify with chest radiographs. Ct scan of the chest is much more sensitive in evaluating for lung cancer and associated disease. ...Read more

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Would a clear chest X-ray mean there is no lung cancer?

Would a clear chest X-ray mean there is no lung cancer?

Not necessarily: Chest xrays are not regarded as good lung cancer screening tools. Ct-scan, while imperfect, is currently the best demonstrated screening tool for lung cancer. A proper protocol chest ct will use about the same radiation as a mammogram. http://goo.gl/b69an. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Xray Of Chest (Definition)

A chest x-ray is the basic radiographic study for evaluation of the heart and lungs. It usually consists of 2 views: postero-anterior and lateral. The image is now usually acquired digitally with the sensor placed against the front of the chest for the pa view and on the left side of the chest for the lateral view. Pneumonia, heart enlargement, CHF and many other ...Read more