How is bronchoalveolar carcinoma diagnosed?

Bronchoalveolar carcinoma is often misdiagnosed because its symptoms are similar to those of other lung diseases such as pneumonia or asthma. One way doctors can diagnose bronchoalveolar carcinoma is through chest radiographs, which can detect the cancerous legions in the lungs. If bronchoalveolar carcinoma is suspected, doctors can also run a computed tomography (CT) scan of the lungs, which produces a number of x-ray images of the chest. The doctor can then check for malignant tumors in various locations of the lungs. If the tumor is located on the peripheral part of the lungs or near the alveoli or bronchi, a diagnosis of bronchoalveolar carcinoma can be made.

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