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A 43-year-old female asked:

6mm nodule left upper lung 4mm left lower lung 1.5cm left axillary lymph node what test should be done to determine if its cancer?

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Dr. Vamsidhar Velcheti
Medical Oncology 8 years experience
See below: Discuss the results with your doctor and determine a plan for follow up; we often find lesions/nodules on scans which may be benign and will require follow up scans to follow change on scans. A pet scan is the next step to determine if it is suspicious enough to warrant a biopsy; but lesions.
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 48 years experience
B iopsy: An axillary biopsy will definitively evaluate for cancer. The lung nodule is too small to do a pet scan and may need radiographic f/u in 4-6 mo.

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