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How to diagnose lung cancer can chest x ray and sputum test detect lung cancer? If chest X Ray report are normal but chest pain still persists than what can we do
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Chest X ray and sputum test can't detect lung cancer many times. There are many causes of chest pain and lung cancer is not the major cause. Go for HRCT thorax and if any lesion found ,it can be biopsied though CT guidance or bronchoscopic guidance depending on the location.
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Give detailed history about the duration of the chest pain ,any other symptoms like cough ,blood in cough weight loss ,difficulty in breathing ,smoking history.
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Chest X ray and sputum examination do not satisfactorily detect lung cancer. So Low dose CT scans are recommended for lung cancer screening. However in case you have any symptoms, should rather go for a formal CT scan. Please contact for any further concerns
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