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Is It Lung Cancer or Something Else?

STS member Dr. Luis Herrera, medical director of the Rod Taylor Thoracic Care Center at UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health, explains that there are three ways to learn if you have lung cancer.

  • You have symptoms and see your doctor, who then finds a suspicious mass on a CT scan or X-ray.
  • You undergo a chest X-ray for an unrelated reason, which indicates a spot in your lung.
  • Because you were a heavy smoker, you participate in lung cancer screening.

But abnormalities on the lungs don’t always indicate cancer. Read the full story in US News & World Report.