CT scan and bronchoscopy

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CT scan and bronchoscopy


I have had a CT scan showing no abnormalities followed by a bronchoscopy which was normal. These tests were following episodes of haemoptysis and I also have pain and some other symptoms.

Could anyone please advise the likelihood of a lung tumour being missed by the scan and the scope? I am terrified the ct missed it and I don't know how often this can happen.

I am to have an MRI on my spine but the respiratory team have discharged me as they didn't find anything

Any advice or comments appreciated


JanineT Forum M...
Hi Andrea, I'm sorry you're

Hi Andrea,


I'm sorry you're still having these issues.  I can't tell you any more than what I've said before.  A chest CT will pick up a tumor long before it causes symptoms.  Coughing up blood has many causes, lung cancer isn't that high on the list of possible causes.  I know this is a difficult time to feel sick and I'm so sorry I can't be of more help. 


I hope you are better soon,