A 32-year-old female asked:
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is a 3 mm slightly spiculated lung nodule on ct in lower lobe likely cancer? 60 years old- hx of early breast cancer. had right pneumonia at the time

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Dr. Ira Friedlander
42 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Pretty worrisome: from your description. Address your concerns with your health care provider who has your history available. If you are not satisfied, ask for referral to a specialist (pulmonologist.)
Answered on Oct 30, 2017

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