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A 50-year-old male asked:

Could 4mm lung nodule cause fatigue&muscle loss for 1year?tested positive on early cdtlung blood test.sodium slight low cortisol slight high. advice?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
See an oncologist: Now is the time to find out if that nodule is, indeed, cancer, and a specialist's recommendations are the way to go. If so, that could be causing your fatigue. The muscle loss may be due to de-conditioning (not using the muscles enough), due to your fatigue. If it IS cancer, you are catching it at a very small size and there is a much better chance for a cure!
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
Mgt: The potential for malignancy should be assessed by a follow up imaging test. Please discuss with your physician. Family history, type of nodule, location and smoking history are part of the evaluation. If you smoke, please stop smoking and avoid smoke exposure.
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Last updated Sep 25, 2016

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