Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

129 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Smoker. Have bronchitis. White spots and big heart seen in xray. Could it be cancer?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Jawahar Ticku

Oncologist

Practicing since :1979

Answered : 431 Questions

default
Posted on Wed, 26 Dec 2012 in Cancer
Question: I went to the Dr was told I had broncitis again for the 5th time, but this time he ordered,xrays and quite a bit of blood work and asked me to return in 10 days for a followup,I've never been asked to come back after a broncitis before. I saw my xrays,They were very black,with 2 large bright white spots,and the heart looked rather big.
I'm 54,female,yes I'm a smoker.
Do you think this could be cancer?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Jawahar Ticku 1 hour later
Dear,

Thanks for the query.

I understand your concern, but it is difficult to give the interpretation of X-ray without seeing it. Besides that diagnosis of a neoplasm (cancer) will require much more sophisticated investigations such as CT/MRI scan, sputum cell cytology or may be bronchoscopy.

Your doctor may have asked you to follow up to find the response to the treatment he gave. I would do the same with my patients.

Repeated bronchitis is a matter for concern and the follow-ups are required to monitor the progress of condition and whether or not you are recovering. He/she might order for repeat x-ray after the treatment to know if the treatment was OK. The aforementioned test may be needed to rule out if symptoms or X-ray suspicions do not resolve.

Hope this clarifies your doubts. Let me know if you have any other queries.

Truly,
Dr. Ticku

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Lab Tests ,   ,  

Recent questions on  MRI

doctor1 MD

Hi. I recently had an MRI that showed c5 c6 impingement and the disc bulging on the left side and right side. Left side lays on spine. I have had horrible pain for 4 weeks. I am seeing a chiropractor and that helps a bit. How serious is this and can it lead to paralysis if not treated?

doctor1 MD

Hello Doctor, My name is Careyanne Johnson I am a 21 year old female. I am growing concerned with my well being because I have been experiencing some foreign symptoms. Starting with today the right side of my mouth has been partially numb for going on several hours now & I am having throbbing headache that comes and goes behind the back of my lower head & temples. Just a couple days ago my toes (on the right side again) were numb as well. I have also been having sharp, deep chest pains for a few months now. At first I thought it could maybe be heart burn but realized it is a much different ache. I think its safe to say the chest pains have grown more frequent because I m counting them every day now instead of once or twice a week. The only other symptoms I can think of is my ears will ring every now and then but still more so then I would think is normal. & I feel like I have poor circulation to my legs cause sometimes they feel stiff, however I also have a job where I stand without sitting for up to 8 hours a day. I have had Health issues in the past where I would become very light headed, my vision would go black, and I sometimes would faint. the fainting spells never lasted more then 5 mins. I was only unconscious for 30 seconds to 1 min. I have seen a neurologist and he conducted many tests, an MRI or brain scan being one of them. My results were all negative. The dr. did refer me to a cardiologist that I never went to. My fear is I may have a stroke or heart attack please help!

doctor1 MD

My sister just had an MRI and it states the ill-defined high T@/Flair signal areas in cerebral white matter bilateraly, especially in the frontal lobes. Would you put this in simple terms. She was diagnosed w/a grade II astrocytoma in June 2011 & underwent radiation. Currently on Avastin.

doctor1 MD

I have had a right leg gait issue for years even following a partial laminectomy 8 years ago. My most recent (last week) MRI revealed a 5mm posterocentral L 4-L 5 soft tissue abnormality extending 5mm to the superior disc level and a 2-mm central disc bulge L 5-S 1. Both are on the right side of the discs. Is this something a neuro surgeon can correct?

doctor1 MD

For past 12+ hours, I’ve had left side pain from left pectoral up through left shoulder and down my left arm to my hand. Sharpest pain is in shoulder, elbow and dorsal side of forearm. Some twitching in wrist and hand.

doctor1 MD

I had a discectomy and I woke up in excruciating pain. A week later a laminectomy to stop the pain. Epidural injection,Morhine, Dilaudid , nothing helps. Something does not seem right. My Dr. has released me and says it will take a year to get...

doctor1 MD

I have been diagnosed with spondylothesis of the L5 and S1 region. I have had an mri and x-rays for my back. I had an epidural injection(2) in Nov in my back which seemed to help the pain going down my legs for a couple of weeks. Unfortunately I...