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Q: mass in right anterior chest on xray

i had a recent chest xray showing a mass in the right anterior chest stating probable moragagni hernia. After that the radiologist states he suggests that this is not in fact a hernia but rather a rising mass in the right anterior chest.  It has grown in size since a previous chest xray. I think the 2 xrays were taken about 3 months apart. Nothing was said about the first one but are saying something about this one. I am terrified that this is a fast growing cancer? It i think was something like 4x 2 x3 and is now i think @4x4x7cm . I am waiting to have a ct scan of chest done. Any thoughts.?

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MonicaRD, Health Pro
1/21/10 9:09am

Hi Serenity,


It is good that you followed up with the X-rays to see if it is growing in size.  Right now my best suggest is to make sure you go to all of your appointments with your physician and your CT scan.  If your physician is unsure just from the CT scan and X-rays, ask for a referral to an oncologist (a cancer specialist) for further work up to determine if it is cancer. Unless you have been given a positive answer that this is still the hernia, I would stay on top of this until you have an answer. 


Best of luck,

Monica M. Skidmore, MS, RD, LDN

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