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Sounds like lung cancer to me! Does it to you?

My husband's chest x-ray report reads as follows:

Findings:  There is borderline hyperinflation.  There is a subtle, ring-shaped area of soft tissue in the right mid lung, subpleural in location and measures approximately 3.8 x 2.6 cm.  A portion of this density overlies the right fourth rib.  Cardiac silhouette and pulmonary vasculature are normal.  There are calcified granulomas.

Impression:  There is a possible ring-shaped area identified in the right mid lung measuring up to 3.8 x 2.6 cm.  While this may simply represent fortuitous visualization of a confluence of shadows, the possibility of a cystic neoplasm or possibly developing lung abscess is not excluded.  A CT scan would be recommended.  Old granulomatous disease.  Findings are superimposed upon borderline emphysematous changes.

It sounds bad to me like it is lung cancer.  What do you think?
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This is not the typical X-ray picture of a lung cancer.
Please get the CT scan done, and I hope it turns out to be something benign.
All the best, and God Bless!
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