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Just noticed on my chest x-ray that I have Biapical scarring

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what does this mean JA: How...
Just noticed on my chest x-ray that I have Biapical scarring what does this mean
JA: How long have you been dealing with the issue? In general, how has your health been lately?
Customer: I had anal cancer 3 years ago now my thyroid is out of whack and I am on natural thyroid medicine
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Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Oncology
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Oncologist: Anthony Bray, MD, Doctor replied 1 year ago
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Hello!

Bilateral apical scarring ( top portion of both lungs ) could be a pattern seen if you had a past active case of tuberculosis ...

You may be tested to see if that may be the case ...

That would be a primary concern...

Otherwise I would have you consult a pulmonary specialist ...

Have you been a smoker ?

I would advise a chest CT for better view ..

I hope that this information is helpful for you

Let me know if you have further questions or concerns

I will be happy to get back with you

If my answer has been helpful and to your satisfaction then please remember to leave positive feedback Thank you and Best Regards,

Anthony Bray MD

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