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lump on left side of back lung area

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Dea Sir/Madam, I have a small lump on my back area Lung area to be exact, this lump has become slightly bigger over the last year, I have a cough for years, yes I will be to blame as I have smoked for years since childhood and I am now 43, I dont really want to go to the doctors and would in the end opt out of treatments but I would just be happy to speak to someone here if I could, I have a slight dull ache around this area but that is not present all the time, thanks for your help emma
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replied August 3rd, 2010
It is unlikely that a lump under your skin on your chest is due to lung cancer, unless you have a very, very advanced case of this disease. However, since I cannot examine you, I really cannot offer you any specific advice except, of course, to remind you that you really should quit smoking!

Please see your doctor to have this problem properly evaluated.

Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

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