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Chest tube insertion to drain fluid in lungs - is that usually a cancer sign?
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Dr. Philip Ovadia
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Maybe, maybe not
Fluid can develop around the lung for many reasons, most common being cancer, infection and heart failure.
Most of the time when a chest tube or needle is used to drain the fluid, tests will be done to determine what caused the fluid to accumulate which will then determine what other treatment may be necessary.

In brief: Maybe, maybe not
Fluid can develop around the lung for many reasons, most common being cancer, infection and heart failure.
Most of the time when a chest tube or needle is used to drain the fluid, tests will be done to determine what caused the fluid to accumulate which will then determine what other treatment may be necessary.
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