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Biopsy came back benign on my lung nodule but it grew to 9mm is this cancer and should I have this surgicaly removed

A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Cancer?: Biopsy of what? Why was scan done? Cough? Coughing up blood or why? Age? Smoker? So if you have lung or other cancer I would also be concerned. I can' ... Read More

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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Angel Arturo Moya Marquez
Specializes in General Practice
Prostate cancer: Hello. In theory, prostate cancer could spread anywhere, however the lungs are not a common location. What to do or to expect after the biopsy depends ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Depends: Treatment and prognosis depend on the kind of cancer (small cell or non-small cell), the stage (how advanced it is), and the general health of the pat ... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Lung nodules: Clearly in face of smoking a worrisome finding. Biopsy appropriate.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Uncertain: A cancerous growth cannot be benign. It sounds like they found a lung nodule and biopsied it. If the doctor told you it is benign, then you need not ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Unlikely: If entire mole is removed , if report has no cancer then there is no cancer and is a good news. How ever in rare cases due to unusual appearance patho ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Restate question?: You state that the MRI showed "malignant". Do you mean that? If there is a known malignancy, evaluation by gynecological oncology is the next step. If ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Answer when out: The answer to the breast lump will be known when it is surgically removed and sent to the Pathologist for microscopic analysis and not before.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Dang
13 years experience Radiology
Hard to say: This depends on what cartilage is calcifying. There can be normal and abnormal cartilage calcifications. Normal calcification of the rib cartilage usu ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
13 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Investigate: Usually if it is a "simple cyst" (i.e. With no signs of cancer), and does not hurt or cause bleeding or uti, a cyst does not need to be removed and ca ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
19 years experience Pediatrics
More details...: To get the best answers from an online forum, greater details in the questions can lead to more helpful answers. No... all tumors are not cancer. I ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
Not likely: A benign tumor by definition does not metastasize to distant parts of the body. A benign tumor like a uterine fibroid can frequently grow but almost n ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu answered
24 years experience Endocrinology
Depends on problem: 3 categories of potential health issues from thyroid nodules: a) large size affecting swallowing, breathing, voice ; b) over active production of thyr ... Read More
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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
A : A benign tumor is a tumor that lack the ability to spread or 'metastasize.' most benign tumors will not cause problems. Some tumors have abnormal cell ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hernani Cualing
29 years experience Pathology
If tumor remains: Squamous cell carcinoma treatment depends on location,age,size,depth but if small, the excision biopsy could have taken all cancer cells. Verify with ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Either: If lymph node not present before biopsy, likey "reactive" lymph node from procedure. Show the node to MD when you return.
A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible: But more likely not. Further x-ray views or a ct might be helpful. Were you a smoker?
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Trimas
32 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Basal cell carcinoma: The lump you are referring to is a type of skin cancer. The good news is that it is very slow growing, normally does not spread and is easily curable ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
34 years experience Family Medicine
Breast lump: That is a fairly significant sized lesion. I am assuming a needle biopsy was performed to establish the diagnosis. While it most likely is benign ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
See prior biopsy...: Probably related to the same reason the first node was enlarged. Would have to see biopsy of that first node. You should talk to your doc.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Grissom
42 years experience Radiology
No: Usually only the largest solid nodule is biopsied.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Sadow
16 years experience Pathology
Lumpy: If you had a fine needle biopsy of a thyroid nodule read as benign, this is likely correct. Many people have multinodular thyroids (lumps). You can ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
31 years experience Sleep Medicine
Needs work up: You need to see a doctor so he can properly do the required work up. That can include Mammogram and Ultrasound to begin with. Differential diagnosis i ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Nodule: Can you clarify where is the nodule? Your cough may have multiple causes, i suggest you see an allergist as your medications indicate you may suffer f ... Read More

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