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I had colon cancer three years ago, now nodule on left lung. Could it be cancer again?

I had colon cancer three years ago, now nodule on left lung. Could it be cancer again?

Yes: Depending on the Dukes classification as to extent of tumor into bowel wall and number of lymph nodes involved the chances of a lung lesion being metastasis is a possibility. A PET/CAT will help identify the lesion as met or not. If neg. careful follow up and possible biopsy might be necessary. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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I am a 52 year old female that have had two nodules on my lung and these proofed benign but on a recent scan more have appeared Could it now be cancer?

I am a 52 year old female that have had two nodules on my lung and these proofed benign but on a recent scan more have appeared Could it now be cancer?

Lung nodules: There are many causes of lung nodules, unfortunately cancer is one of them. Your doctor can help interpret these findings in the context of your entire clinical picture. ...Read more

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I have a 4mm lung nodule on my right lung 2 on my left could it be cancer?

I have a 4mm lung  nodule on my right lung 2 on my left could it be cancer?

Maybe....: ...maybe not. If they are all less than 5-6 mm, there is usually not a whole lot to do other than observation and follow up. PET scans are usually not too sensitive for very tiny nodules. I would defer, however, to the judgement of your physician who knows your situation better and can determine if there is anything else to do now. If you smoke, please stop. Best to you. ...Read more

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General discomfort in left lung, random sharp pain, had X-ray nothing there but that was 1-2 months ago, I'm 17, don't smoke, worried it's lung cancer?

General discomfort in left lung, random sharp pain, had X-ray nothing there but that was 1-2 months ago, I'm 17, don't smoke, worried it's lung cancer?

Cancer unlikely: It is highly unlikely that you have lung cancer. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. ...Read more

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There is cancer cells in his left lung but pathology can't pen down the cause or where the cancer is?

There is cancer cells in his left lung but pathology can't pen down the cause or where the cancer is?

We can't help: Pathology is usually helpful in identifying a potential source for metastatic disease, but as you are finding out, sometimes not conclusive. Further testing including imaging may be done. Ultimately, the physicians on the case know much much more than we do and it is hard to offer any additional insight. Be persistent in opening lines of communication with the treatment team. ...Read more

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I have really sharp pains where my left lung is when i breathe from time to time which lasts about 7 seconds and usually when im lying down? Cancer?:(

I have really sharp pains where my left lung is when i breathe from time to time which lasts about 7 seconds and usually when im lying down? Cancer?:(

More info needed: Because you mentioned that lying down makes the pain come out--I wonder if you may be having gas pains pushing up on your left diaphragm. If you have any constipation issue please mention this to your doctor. you need a careful history and physical. I wonder why you are concerned about cancer--family history??? Take care and thanks for asking. ...Read more

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I have a mass on the left lung; non-smoker; any non-cancer masses?

Yes: The large majority of lung masses in non-smokers are old scars. In my part of the country, it's usually histoplasmosis, but a variety of other inflammatory or bnign neoplastic situations can give a lung mass. The radiologist can usually tell whether cancer is a possibility and if so, the pathologist will need to get tissue. Good luck and thanks for asking. ...Read more

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Has small cell lung cancer in left lung want to give radiation and remove it?

Has small cell lung cancer in left lung want to give radiation and remove it?

Complex: Looks like she has small and non small cell cancer (one on each lung). I would assume they want to radiate the sc first and operate the nsc later. Aggressive but if the patient is in good health and neither cancer has spread, can't see why not. I wonder if the oncologist has considered adding chemo to the radiation for the sc. I would guess he/she did and may have a good reason not to use it. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more