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Chest X-Ray, soft tissue density, mediastinal lesion. Lung fields normal broncho-vascular markings. Cancer or tumor?

My dads Chest X-Ray says that he has soft tissue density lesion in right paratachebronchial location. Features suspicious of mediastinal lesion. What does this mean? does this indicate that he has a cancer/tumor?
Followings were the findings:
Visible osseous structures in the chest are normal.
Both costo and cardio-phrenic angles are normal. No evidence of effusion or pleural thickening.
Soft tissue density area noted in right paratachebronchial location. Medially it is emerging with mediastinum. Lateral outline is smooth. Lung fields are clear with normal broncho-vascular markings.
heart is normal in size and configuration.
Trachea is central in position.
Asked On : Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to hCM.
It can be tumour but this isnt the first thing to think of. It can be swollen lymph node, cyst or thymus residue. If he has no symtpoms or pain and non smoker there is no reason to be concerned. But i suggest to do frequent check up or CT scan to rule out something serious especailly if he experiences some symptoms such as cough, pain , fatigue. WIsh you good health.
Answered: Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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