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lung nodules found in ct scan

A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Listen to doctor: A calcified node is usually a result of healed infection and is not a risk factor for lung cancer. There is no need for a repeat CT scan. Wish you goo ... Read More
Dr. William Lizarraga
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Technically, no: Fleischner Society Guideline Update 2017: Management of Solid Pulmonary Nodules now recommends that solid nodules 6 mm or less in diameter in low-risk ... Read More

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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Fietsam
35 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Sounds safe: a small nodule with no change is considered a benign condition. Unlikely to undergo any further change.
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Follow up: I would recommend a follow up low dose CT scan, but more information including your medical history, risk factors, family history and calcification of ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
30 years experience Family Medicine
Check it out.: Probably not, based on statistics of non-smokers. It could be a cyst, scarring or a variety of things. But in any case you need follow up as recomme ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Accurso
29 years experience Radiology
Not much: The risk of a 5 mm nodule being malignant in a non smoker is quite low. The society of thoracic radiologists (the fleischner society) has recommendat ... Read More
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Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Fleischner criteria: Nodules are common, and tend to scare people. The following link has criteria often followed by radiology groups regarding your findings. Be cautiou ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Lung Nodules: are very common and fortunately most of the time are benign. Many people actually have these and are unaware. There are certain characteristics of n ... 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 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Cooper
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Repeat CT: It’s better to follow the Lung nodule with CT to compare with same modality.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Lung nodule: Lots of people have nodules, oftentimes called an "incidentaloma" found on imaging studies. Speak with your primary care doctor to determine if a foll ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
44 years experience Pathology
Possible: The 2nd CT should show if any of the lung nodules is increasing in size which would indicate possible cancer..otherwise multiple nodules thar are stab ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
No difference: They are two terms for the same thing. The smallest size detectable depends on the type of CT scanner and the technical parameters of the scan. A high ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes, it is not exact: Growing lung nodules can be cancer. But the growth has to be real which means increase of more than 2-3 mm before we can get concerned. The cross sect ... Read More
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