A member asked:

Swollen lymph nodes in chest and lung nodule, cancer? reason to be scared?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Thomas Birdas answered

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery

While lung cancer can present like that, there are a fewl other causes for chest lymphadenopathy and a pulmonary nodule, including infectious and inflammatory diseases. Without a doubt, further evaluation is mandatory, likely with a pet scan and likely a diagnostic biopsy. Of course the medical history is important (smoking, history of other cancers etc).

Answered Mar 12, 2020



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Dr. Rada Ivanov answered

Specializes in Pulmonary Critical Care

Consult a specialist. May be anything from scarring through infection to cancer. You may need a biopsy or further tests such as a pet scan.

Answered Jan 1, 2023



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