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I have recently had a chest xray and was advised by my PCP that it appeared perhaps a growth or a pocket was seen on my lower left lobe. I initally presented to him due to chest pain in lower left lobe and croupy coughing about a month ago with chest pain some on the rght mostly left- does move around some too. Sometimes the pain feels sharp (much like pluerisy) but mostly very deep and achey, can only aliken it to a deep bruised feeling and hurts to breath deep. I had spontan L lobe pnuemothorax abt 25 yrs ago so this has alsway been been a tender spot that become achey somtimes and pluerisy has been an issue for me in the past. But this time it hasn't gone away. I quit smoking 10 yrs ago but until then was 2-3 packs a day for 20+ yrs and have been on HRT for 20ish yrs due to total-hyster in mid 20's. My PCP sent me for a CT scan and DX Emphz/COPD and advised I get to a lung specialist ASAP (his exact words). He said the test completed so far don't indicate nodules or masses. Poss CA?
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HI,

Thanks for using just answer.

Chest x rays are not as sensitive as CT scan.

Your xrays were suspicious thats why CT Scan was done. The Ct scan is just showing COPD & emphysema but not showing any other lesion like mass or growth, so the chances of having cancer seems to be no more.

Just relax and go to the lung specialist and get yourself treated for COPD.

Good luck and Relax

Regards

Dr Hasan

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