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A 53-year-old female asked:

I found out during a ct heart angio in may that i have a 4 mm calcified nodule, possibly on my intrapulmonary lymph gland. i am worried that it's lung cancer. i did not do a follow up. what should i do?

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Dr. Craig Carter
Thoracic Surgery 40 years experience
Relax: 95% of nodules seen on ct scan are benign. Nodules <7mm are usually just observed. The usual course of action is to get another scan 3-6 months later to check for a change in size. If it is bigger, then biopsy or resection would be appropriate.
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Possible: But quite small. Hard to biopsy at that size. Full history, and complete exam necessary. Repeat ct 3 months. If change-then open biopsy.

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