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A 42-year-old female asked about a 72-year-old female:

ct had 1.6cm & two 7mm ground glass nodules in lungs after 6 mo of cough & chest pain. had blood clots in lungs 2x. ex smoker. could it be cancer?

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Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Absolutely possible: The only way to get a definitive diagnosis is to get a biopsy and look at the tissue under the microscope. If it is in a single lobe it may be best to remove the whole lobe. Speak to iour local pulmonologist and your thoracic surgeon ASAP.

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