Radiology/chest CT

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My father,who is 70 years old, had a chest xray and a chest CT after that.
Conclusion: On the upper lobe of left lung there is a mass of soft tissue 4,5 X 3,3 cm . There aren't any lymph nodes
Should i expect lung cancer or is there any chance that there is something else?
Thank you very much for reading my question .
PS: Please excuse my English. It's difficult to translate medical terms

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Hello, Maria.

I'm sorry to say that it very likely could be cancer. However, there are some benign (non-cancerous) lung tumors: http://www.webmd.com/lung/benign-lung-tumors-and-nodules

May your father's mass be one of those benign ones...

Hope this helps,
Delia

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Delia White

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I am not qualified to interpret diagnostic imaging or to diagnose disease. Please consult a physician for that information. I am the photographer. I can tell you what to expect during most MRI, CT and X-ray procedures.

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I now have more than 30 years experience in diagnostic imaging. My specialty is MRI. I am also very familiar with CT and the way we used to take x-rays (everything's digital now)!

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I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Radiologic Technology.

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