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my grandmother went to the doctors about an abnormal lung spot. what does that mean?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Lung spot: Lung spot or solitary pulmonary nodule needs to be investigated especially in the elderly. There are certain features your doctor will look for in the x-ray or ct scan of chest like irregularity or calcification. If suspicious they may even do a biopsy to find out whether malignant or benign. A pet scan may also be helpful in diagnosis. If proven to be benign, it should still be monitored.

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Last updated Jul 21, 2018

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