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Can you see lung cancer in a chest x-ray?
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Dr. Mazen Ghani
Radiology
5 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mazen Ghani
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Dr. Brian Mott
Yes if big enough and not hidden by other structures. CT is more sensitive.
Dr. Sri Gorty
Radiation Oncology
In brief: Yes and no
Chest x-rays are good tools for screening for lung cancers.
If the nodule is large enough, it can be seen on a chest x-ray. However not all nodules are cancerous and therefore abnormal x-ray findings need to be evaluated by further testing including ct scans and biopsy.

In brief: Yes and no
Chest x-rays are good tools for screening for lung cancers.
If the nodule is large enough, it can be seen on a chest x-ray. However not all nodules are cancerous and therefore abnormal x-ray findings need to be evaluated by further testing including ct scans and biopsy.
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