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Lump on Lung

I will try to make this as breif as I can.  My father has had some health problems for the past 10 to 15 yrs, including a minor stroke, he's had several colon pollops removed and currently has another one that needs to be removed, he had a kidney removed a few years ago, and on April 8, 2002 he had a 5 bypass heart surgery. Dad is 78 yrs old.  For the past few weeks they have sent him back and forth from Dr Office to hospital.. for a lump on his side... he has made several trips, he has had exrays and ct scan. Yesterday he had a upper GI. He went back to Dr today.. they said the lump is on or in his lung, and are sending him to a "Lung Specialist". I am concerned...Could it be cancer? Dad smoked from the time he was 12 yrs old.. until the end of March 2002.  He hasn't smoked for a year... but maybe he quit too late!    Thank you for whatever help you can give me.....

                   Linda
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