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In remission of lung cancer, cervical spine xray shows mass on greater curve lobe region. Meaning?

My mother is in remission of lung cancer and she recently had a cevical spine x-ray and the report saus there is focal opacity in the right upper lobe that likely corresponds to an area of know tumor . The Impression of the X-ray says Mass on the greater curve lobe region. Just curios of what that might mean. She had a tennis ball clear cell carcinoma tumor that was gone as of August of this year
Asked On : Thu, 8 Nov 2012
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Hi, focal opacity can be due to calcification of old dead tumor cells. But as its showing mass on greater curvature, best would be to do CT scan of the chest and get the clear picture. X rays are not very good investigation modalities for the lung cancer. Take care.
Answered: Tue, 4 Dec 2012
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