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CT scan showed elevated diaphragm. Treatment?

HI my father recently do a ct scan . And the result show the following line iii-defined: soft opacity is seen in right superhilar region; right hilar shadow is prominent, mild linear opacities are present in right lower zone sub-diaphragmatic of the lung fields is clear.normal in td & contour. trachea: normal in position diaphragm:right dome is little elevated. So what is the condition of my father? is that a lung cancer?what kind of treatment available for that?
Asked On : Tue, 26 Mar 2013
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Get your CT reviewed again. opacity in suprahilar region can be a mass with adjoining lymphadenopathy in the hilar region. Ask your radiologist what they mean by subdiaphragmatic linear opacities.

the soft tissue in suprahilar region may be biopsied bronchoscopically and sample can be subjected to HPE diagnosis.

You have not told about the symptoms of your father.....those pertaining to lung cancer are: dry cough, occasionally blood streaked, there may be frank hemoptysis, wt. loss, fever etc. there may be peripheral lymph node enlarged...if it is then can be easily biopsied and diagnosis made.
Answered: Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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