Does a lung mass equal cancer?

2 answers | Last updated: Sep 14, 2017
Dolores asked...

I may have a large mass on my lung. Does a lung mass mean I have cancer?

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Dan Tobin, M.D. is the CEO of Care Support of America, a national service providing telephonic and local nurse counsel to adult children caring for aging parents. Dr. Tobin is the author of books and articles focused on the practical and positive aspects of family caregiving.

Hi. It is important to ask your doctor what type of mass you have. A mass can be cancer as well as not. Your doctor will tell you what test have been done and what type of mass, cancer or not you have. It is of ten intimidating to ask doctors important questions but you should schedule time in the office to ask exactly what is going on for you and what types of treatments you can expect. If you are concerned you can have a friend or relative go to the doctor’s office with you and write down the answers. You can always call back and ask more questions. Remember, it is your body and your life. Don’t stay in the dark about important information.
Be well
Dan Tobin

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