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A 63-year-old female asked:

Just got my ct results today i'm a 63 yr old woman ex smoker for 25 yrs i have a 11mm in right upper lung dr. wants to wait 3 months to do another ct scan. my mother had lung cancer at 53. should i wait this long or should i ask for other test? th?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
A mass in the lung of an ex smoker is a serious finding and should result in some kind of diagnostic follow up. Waiting 3 months many not be in your best interest. Get a second opinion from another Dr. They will have you sign a release form that allows them to see your CT scan and medical records. They may also examine you. The next step may be a biopsy or other invasive test.
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