A 38-year-old member asked:
Hi docs, can you tell me if small nodes seen on lungs thru chest ct scan are suggesting lung cancer?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Amrita Dosanjhanswered
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
Multiple causes/risk: This is one possibility, and the assessment of that diagnosis involves a visit with to a pulmonary specialist. They will recommend further evaluation. If there are multiple nodules, this actually may be related to infection. One example of such an infection is TB. If you have smoked in the past, swollen lymph nodes on the chest CT, or signs of illness, this raises the risk for a malignancy.
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Dr. Philip Ovadiaanswered
Thoracic Surgery 25 years experience
Likely Not: Small nodules in the lungs(less than 1cm) have a low likelihood of being cancer, but in most cases a follow up scan is recommended to ensure that they are not enlarging.
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Last updated Sep 17, 2014
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