Oncology Questions? Ask an Oncologist for Answers ASAP
This is Dr. David.
the chance of him having a malignancy is low.
too bad he can't have a chest CT scan.
it could be a tumor.
but chances are low that it is.
a chest CT scan would be better to see.
I would like to look at the xray myself.
because lung cancers are rare.
the radiologist thought it was a possibly to be a hiatus hernia
so that doesn't sound like lung cancer.
and he has never smoked.
so that decreases chances of lung cancer.
it could be scar tissue.
or a bone spur.
it is hard to know on chest xray.
no, a lung tumor does not always look the same on chest xray.
do you have any other questions?
it could be
but the chances are low.
hang in there
let me know what the next chest xray shows.
get a copy of the report at least.
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