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3 mm nodual on my lung

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: Depending on the Dukes classification as to extent of tumor into bowel wall and number of lymph nodes involved the chances of a lung lesion being meta ... Read More

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
46 years experience Hematology and Oncology
More details: Why did you have the ct scan in the first place? Where, fever, cough, weight loss, shortness of breath, infection, exposure to fungus, smoker? Family ... Read More
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Dr. Kamran Janjua
22 years experience Radiology
Depends on imaging: The nodule characteristics matter most, and that can only be determined by reviewing the actual images. A chest ct can be submitted to http://concier ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
54 years experience Radiology
Less likely but!: Pulmonary nodules that are stable by CT fit 2 yrs are benign. 3 months is not long enough to be certain. More follow up needed.
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
10 years experience Family Medicine
Lung nodule: Features of lesions that are likely non-cancerous : size<3cm, smooth, round, calcified, age<50, non-smoker etc. But it does need to be monitored ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Long
9 years experience Internal Medicine
Benign nodule: Your symptoms are most likely not related to a thyroid nodule, esp if benign. Hypothyroidism can cause the symptoms you describe but could be evaluate ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sridhar Shankar
Specializes in Radiology
More info: 5 mm is small. What is the time interval between the scans? If it has been stable for about 2 years, it's benign.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Unknowable: There are a lot of possibilities. It is a density in the lung identified on an x-ray or ct for a small nodule ct scan follow up at 3-4 months early ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Small, but: Small but big enough to have a work-up or follow-up. See a lung specialist for that. Do you smoke?
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Sheppard
34 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Big enough: A 13 mm lung nodule warrants a pet/ct scan. This will identify things like calcifications seen in benign nodules and will determine if sugar uptake is ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Need to follow up: Follow up checks with X-Ray /CT scan is advised to be certain that it does not grow in size. Most likely it is benign in which case it will remain ina ... Read More
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