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Would they be able to determine if i have cancer in the

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would they be able to determine if i have cancer in the emergency room
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Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 8 years ago
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This depends.
Why do you think you have cancer?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
i went to the er the other night they found a lump and diagnosed me with possibly a sebcutaneos cyst something like that, but i also have been to the doctor before that because ive been coughing both doctors said that it was ok but my cough has been on for about 3-4 weeks they took blood test and results came back fine. i took 2 hiv test both were negative 1 41/2 months and the about 1 week before 6 months would they be conclusive? and my left breast hurt my obgyn doctor said the same thing itz probably a cyst. i also smoke cigarettes si i dnt know i need to know
Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 8 years ago
If the lump is in the breast it needs to be imaged with a mammogram, unless you just had a mammogram. OR, better yet, a breast ultrasound and fine needle aspiration can be done. If a cyst is painful, it should be addressed, in terms of management as well. They will probably not want to do this in the ER; it will have to be scheduled.

Hiv at 2 and 6 months should be adequate as long as you have been having safe sex.

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
ok but can a cough last that long on and off
Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 8 years ago
for any number of reasons.
A simple chest x ray would rule out nodules in the lung.
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