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Y/o male, slightly enlarged heart, emphysema, defused soft

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69 y/o white male, slightly enlarged heart, emphysema, defused soft tissue mass in right paratracheal region. could be summation artifact? what are chances it is cancer?
JA: Are you keeping a personal medical record while dealing with this?
Customer: only in my head right now
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have stage 2 heart failure, diabetic type 2, have DJD, cholesterol is 148, potassium and sodium are border line low.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.

This is Dr. David

I am a cancer doctor

how large is this diffuse soft tissue mass in the right paratracheal region?

do you have a history of smoking? you most likely do if you have emphysema.

do you have the full CT scan report which showed this diffuse soft tissue mass?

are your doctors sending you for more tests like a PET/CT scan or a lung biopsy of the mass to see if it is cancer?