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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Worry or not: need biopsy of at least one nodule , the 3 cm one . If biopsy comes OK no need to worry ( lung also will have benign nodules besides malignant one ) ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
No: Recurrent pneumonia can cause chronic scarring in the lung, but pneumonia itself not known to cause cancer or lung mass.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
Not always : But it should be evaluated. Depending on it size and appearance, your doc may be more or less inclined to get a biopsy. I'm assuming he/she will if i ... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
25 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Same thing: Lung nodule, lung mass, spot, tumor, lesion ... All mean the same thing.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
31 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
See an expert: If you have copd, and fibrosis and a lung mass, you have three very serious, and separate problems. "mass" implies something over 3 cm in size and is ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sanders
16 years experience Pulmonology
By definition: A mass is 3 cm or greater. A nodule is anything smaller. Depending on how good the film is, you can see nodules less than a cm I think....I'm not ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
21 years experience Family Medicine
Oh dear: Now you must have this mass identified. What is your doctor doing for you? Find put your treatment plan right away and get it done. You must start wi ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Another opinion: If the mass is still present and, as you say, the lung specialist has no clue, ask your physician for a referral to another specialist or facility for ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Yes,: It should be good enough in most cases to detect an anterior mediastinal mass(the usual location of thymomas)
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Xray can't see all: A mass large enough to cause chest pain is not likely to be missed on a properly done xray, but some very small ones at the edgesof lungs/chest wall c ... Read More
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