Which chest radiography findings suggest non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)?

Updated: Jul 15, 2021
  • Author: Winston W Tan, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Nagla Abdel Karim, MD, PhD  more...
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After physical examination and CBC, chest x-ray is often the first test performed. Chest radiographs may show the following:

  • Pulmonary nodule, mass, or infiltrate
  • Mediastinal widening
  • Atelectasis
  • Hilar enlargement
  • Pleural effusion

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