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I had a biopsy on a lung nodule and it was bengn but the same nodule grew could this be cancer

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 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
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 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 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 member asked:
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 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Not if benign: .We wouldn't routinely remove benign nodules from the lung, assuming of course that we're really certain that it's benign. Nodules like this need to ... Read More
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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It could be: Thyroid nodules are quite common. Many of them are benign but cancer is not uncommon in the thyroid gland. The needle biopsy can misread them. So the ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Goodman
26 years experience Radiology
Very low probability: Lung cancer is very uncommon in your age group. Also nodules located in a sub pleural location have a even lower probability of being malignant. The g ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Need a biopsy: However, breast tumors that are quite round without projections are much more likely to be benign fibroadenomas than something nasty. You still need t ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Hurthle cell thyroid: 33 percent of hurthle cell tumous are malignant, you have to wait for the confirmation of huthle cells tumor and folllow the advice of your doctors.Tr ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
A : A cyst is a contained fluid collection; it usually has a thin outer capsule or rim. A nodule is entirely composed of soft tissue. A cyst can be draine ... 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 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Nodule: Unlikely, but you should have another study to be sure.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Any number of things: could mimic a lung "nodule" including artifact, nipple shadow, blood vessels, etc, which, even though it is not a "mistake" could be something inconse ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Re-eval: What is nodule size now? Significant increase in size of the nodule should be re-evaluated even if the previous test (bx?) was negative.
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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 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Need more info: Positron emission tomography or pet scans are pretty accurate for met disease, with out knowing the type or stage of disease, with info you gave , tha ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroid nodule ? CA: Chances are not zero. Need more information but I would not worry as you can't do anything about it till you get results of Biopsy. What did your team ... 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 member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroid nodule: How was a "benign thyroid nodule" diagnosed? How big was the nodule? Did a surgeon recommend you should have a biopsy removed? Please let me know.

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