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how big is a 9mm nodule in lung

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?

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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 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: Information about the appearance of the nodule, location, and your individual risk factors such as smoking, would be helpful. I would suggest a visit ... Read More
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Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
Many factors: 6 to 7mm within diagnostic error. <1 cm overall a much better diagnosis: lots and lots of nodules are seen <1cm. 18 months is too long IF you ar ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
33 years experience Interventional Radiology
Need to check: the report again. 7 cm or 7mm or 0.7 cm? If lesion really 7 cm , it needs work up now. If 7mm ( same as 0.7cm ) then 6 month follow up scan ok.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Unlikely: The nodule still needs to be followed. It is small and can't be worked up with biopsy or even pet scan. The usual doubling time for size of tumor (in ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Maluccio
27 years experience Surgical Oncology
Would get checked: A lung nodule is not cancer per se, but it is unusual for a noncancerous nodule to grow. In the setting of smoking, this would be worrisome and requir ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
X-ray spot: It can be anything from an old inactive walled-off TB of fungus infection to a benign tumor to cancer to something as exotic as a dog heartworm that w ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Solid mass in lung: A lung nodule is a soft tissue mass that is located somewhere within the lung itself. It can be a benign or malignant nodule. Following it with ct sca ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tushar Patel
26 years experience Radiology
Chest CT scan: To search for a lung nodule, chest ct scan is more accurate than a chest xray. To see if a nodule is cancerous, depending on the size and location in ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Depends: A lung nodule is a lesion in the lung less than 3 cm in diameter. A larger lesion is often called a mass. Typically a lesion needs to be at least 1 cm ... Read More
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