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what is a stable nodule

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Klein
21 years experience Pathology
Seems reasonable: Calcified small lung nodules as you describe are almost always benign and likely a represent a granuloma or hamartoma (a benign growth). A 6-12 month ... Read More
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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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Generally, one does: NOT go in and surgically remove multiple nodules in the lungs. A biopsy may be necessary to get a diagnosis, but this would be to obtain a specimen f ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Yes: No significant change in size of thyroid nodule.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Benign tumor.: There is a nodule in the top of your right lung which appears to be a benign tumor of a type called a hamartoma. These are absolutely nothing to worr ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
29 years experience Pathology
BR-Rads 2: BI-RADS 2 means that your mammogram was normal (ie, no cancer), but other findings (eg, cysts) are described in the report. You should continue your ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
No concern: The mammo defines a malignant lesion as a stellate one usually with associated microcalcifications. A sono can suggest the nodule is a fibroadenoma o ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Benign: Bi-RADS is a system used by radiologist to categorize the level of suspicion of breast lesion for cancer. It includes 0-6. BiRADS 2 is benign, meaning ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Ok to refuse: If the thyroid nodule is stable like you said, there is no need for a repeat biopsy (unless the last one didn't get enough materials or if your doctor ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
11 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Minimal concern: Like your skin, your breasts can have any number of "blemishes" that aren't cancer. A nodule that is diagnosed as BIRADS-2 can be thought of as a birt ... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Unlikely: The nodule has a 5% chance of cancer (low risk). The function of the thyroid is typically a different issue apart from the cancer risk. The only way ... Read More
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