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A 66-year-old male asked:

Radiology report: pulmonary nodule right lower lobe and right apex.... what does it mean and treatment.. what drugs and prevention should i do?

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Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 6 years experience
Breathe: A pulmonary nodule in the right lower lobe and right apex says you have two collections of tissue in your lung that could be benign like a swollen gland like you get in your neck with strep throat, or other reactive tissue. Sometimes the nodules go away and sometimes they get bigger. Sometimes they are an early cancer and repeat imaging at the suggested interval is the next step
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
What to do: Please rely on your doctor. The only information that you have provided is part of an x-ray report. Based on that you want to know what drugs/ treatment should be prescribed. To give you recommendations one would need to know your past & current medical history, physical exam findings & results of any other tests. You can't be diagnosed & treated off of an Xray report.
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Last updated May 29, 2020


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