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I had pneumonia this past winter, had another X-ray this past week, received a letter indicating an abnormality lower left lung. Now they want to do a ct scan. I'm a non smoker, is this a sign of lung cancer? I have no problems breathing and work out 4 times a week.

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 2 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 2 months ago

What is your age?

What did the x-ray say?

Was pneumonia on the left lung?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
60, abnormality lower left lung, yes
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
No
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
You still there?
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 2 months ago

A CT scan usually is done for any abnormality.

That does not mean cancer.

It is just a protocol for the precautions.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further if you need any more information.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
How long should it take for the lungs to clear after pneumonia
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 2 months ago

This may take 12-20 weeks for the x-ray resolution completely.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
K thanks
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 2 months ago

You are very welcome.

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