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Doubtfull about cancer due to shadow shown in the lung x-ray

My husband is 51 in very good healthnand has never smoked and works out all the time. He had his yearly Physical and had a chest x-ray and it came back showing a shadow on his lung. The Dr. has him going back for an MRI. His father died in his 50 s from cancer that started in his colon . Should I be concerned?
Asked On : Sat, 7 Apr 2012
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colon cancer have familial predisposition like breast cancer,. and shadow in lung in 51 year age could be cancer. i suggest that instead of MRI ,HRCT is best option for lung cancer diagnosis. Biopsy must be taken to give exact histology of disease(NSCLC Vs SCLC) either by broncoscopy(if lesion lies central) or CT Guided(if peripheral tumor).
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