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

Updated: Jun 05, 2020
  • 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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