Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
165 Doctors are Online

Chest x-ray taken for persisting cough. Report showing focal opacity projecting over the left lung. Parenchymal nodule can not be excluded. Cancer chances?

I have had a cough for 2 weeks...went to the docor, after a week, and had a chest xray . The impression on the chest xray reads: Focal opacity (measuring just over a centimeter) projecting over the left lower lung on the frontal view and the lower thoracic spine on the lateral view. A parenchymal nodule cannot be excluded. I am going for a CT tomorrow. In your opinion, could this be cancerous? Thank you.
Asked On : Thu, 5 Jul 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  281
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
Lab Tests
Medical Topics
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Thanks for your query,
Your x-ray shows focal opacity.There were various reasons of this opacity.The first one they put as an nodule.the other possibility may be a pneumonitis or fungal infection patch ,or calcified spots or may be an mycobactarium infection.
your CT scan will help to locate its exact place with measurement & biopsy will decide its benign or malignant nature.
So don't worry wait for CT report to come.Thanks
Answered: Thu, 5 Jul 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor