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Who Should I See for a Spot On My X-ray?

If your doctor has said that your chest X-ray has revealed a “spot” on your lung, you most likely have some understandable concerns about it. You’re probably wondering if you could have lung cancer. While a spot on the lung – also called a nodule – may be an early warning sign of lung cancer, it’s often …

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When Should I see a Doctor for My Shortness of Breath?

Shortness of breath is a worrisome feeling, and it’s a condition that should be carefully monitored. It may occur one time, may sporadically come and go, or it may be constant and get worse over time. The way it’s experienced can vary depending on its cause, but it’s often described as faster breathing that’s accompanied by …

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What are the Top Symptoms of Sleep Apnea to Watch For?

Snoring can simply be an occasional, annoying occurrence that may not be a cause for concern. But loud snoring, especially when it’s accompanied by other symptoms such as daytime fatigue, can be a sign of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a common and potentially dangerous disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep. …

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Top Reasons for Getting a Thoracic Ultrasound

Ultrasound examination is a valuable method used in the diagnosis of various thoracic (chest) conditions. Thoracic ultrasound is mostly utilized to locate a target organ- or disease-specific condition and is often used as a complement to other imaging, such as chest radiograph, computed tomogram, or magnetic resonance imaging. In this blog, Manhattan pulmonologist Dr. Marc …

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My Doctor Found a Spot On My Lung During a Chest X-Ray: Now What?

If your chest X-ray has revealed a “spot” on your lung, you probably want to know exactly what that means. Your first thought is to wonder what’s causing the spot and how concerned you should be about it. When faced with an abnormal X-ray, patients have many questions and concerns. In this blog, experienced pulmonologist, Dr. …

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