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My wifes last xray revealed a 2 cm nodule on her lung what could be the causes?

My wifes last xray revealed a 2 cm nodule on her lung what could be the causes?

Multiple causes: I'd need to know a lot more about her. Does/did she smoke? Have any chemical exposures? Why did she have the X-ray? Any history of cancer in the past? Does she have fever, chills, terrible night sweats? Weight loss? 2 cm is pretty big. She needs further evaluation. ...Read more

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


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I have a 2 CM calcified lung nodule as per my last x ray, should I be worried?

I have a 2 CM calcified lung nodule as per my last x ray, should I be worried?

Depends: The pattern of calcification is important. Lamellar, popcorn, central, and diffuse homogenous calcification are usually benign. Anything else that size is very suspicious. ...Read more

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I have a 2 CM nodule and smaller nodules in my lungs. Will be getting a pet scan. How quickly will it spread if it's cancer?

I have a 2 CM nodule and smaller nodules in my lungs. Will be getting a pet scan. How quickly will it spread if it's cancer?

Depends: Cancers spread at different rates. Small cell cancer spreads quickly. Treatment also affects the rate of spread. If the pet scan is positive next step is biopsy. ...Read more

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Is a 1.5 CM nodule spiculated lung bad?

Is a 1.5 CM nodule spiculated lung bad?

Possibly: A 1.5 cm spiculated lung nodule should be further evaluated, especially if the patient is a current / former smoker. Pet scan study might help to determine the metabolic activity of the lesion (higher suv more likely to be a malignancy while lower suv more likely to be benign / reactive). Biopsy may also be indicated. Close radiologic and clinical follow up at very minimum. ...Read more

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Pulmonologist said a lung nodule I have is benign, I still feel uneasy about his answer, should I seek a second opinion? Nodule is 2 CM calcified

Pulmonologist said a lung nodule I have is benign, I still feel uneasy about his answer, should I seek a second opinion? Nodule is 2 CM calcified

Biopsy: A calcified nodule is likley benign. You need to compare thx xray with an old film of your chest if you have. Ct of the chest is helpful. If any doubt tissue biopsy will confirm the nature of this nodule. If you are not comfortable with the response nothing is wrong with getting another opinion. ...Read more

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Have nodules 1.1 CM in upper right lung and 2 nodules 1.4 CM and 8mm in left thyroid all non calcified. What do I do?

Have nodules 1.1 CM in upper right lung and 2 nodules 1.4 CM and 8mm in left thyroid all non calcified. What do I do?

See your doctor: Nodules in the lung a very common, almost always benign, but depending on your age, family history, smoking history, and the appearance of the nodules, there are varying means of proving they are benign. These include everything from doing nothing, to surgery to remove a nodule. I suggest neither of these extremes in your case, but do suggest you see a doctor who sees a lot of nodules. ...Read more

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My CT discovered 6 lung nodules from. 2 -. 8 cm.. 8 node is calcified, others are not. Discoid atelectasis in the upper right lung. Concerning?

My CT discovered 6 lung nodules from. 2 -. 8 cm.. 8 node is calcified, others are not. Discoid atelectasis in the upper right lung. Concerning?

Yes: Many causes including metastatic cancer. Do you have history of cancer? Breast, colon, prostrate and bladder most common. Also non cancerous conditions like hamartomas, sarcoidosis, rhemautoid nodules, infectious conditions, lymphomas and kaposis sarcomas etc. Please, see a pulmonologist if this is a new finding. Good luck. ...Read more

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Chest xray revealed 1 CM nodule in right lung. I'm 47 & non smoker; can exp to ammonium hydrogen fluoride cause this? X-ray & CT scan 2 weeks later

Chest xray revealed 1 CM nodule in right lung. I'm 47 & non smoker; can exp to ammonium hydrogen fluoride cause this? X-ray & CT scan 2 weeks later

Unsure: Ammonium hydrogen Fluoride is definitely a dangerous product. While inhaling it as a mist can cause chemical burning of the lung tissue, I do not know if it will cause a nodule. ...Read more

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Left lung base nodule elongated at least 1.6x0.8 CM with multiple satellite nodules with reticulonodular densities. Not there on previous scans. Found on ER visit for pain in that area. Significant?

Left lung base nodule elongated at least 1.6x0.8 CM with multiple satellite nodules with reticulonodular densities. Not there on previous scans. Found on ER visit for pain in that area. Significant?

Yes important: Reticule nodular patterns are important for they imply a particular type of infection. You should have this investigated with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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9mm lung nodule found lower lobe on abdomininal scan. Follow up scan 6 months later nodule grew to 1.5 cm. PET scan no uptake former smoker 15 yrs ago?

Needs Biopsy: Follow the treating Physician's advise. With rapid increase in 6 months; getting tisuue Dx is always very helpful. Other wise you will be worried all the time until another Imaging study is done. Excision Bx is the way to go (removing the nodule) ...Read more

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Mcrc patient had 1 liver met n 1 node. Irinotecan given, but a lung nodule 0.5 CM appears during the 4 months he on irinotecan. Is this fast spread?

Mcrc patient had 1 liver met n 1 node. Irinotecan given, but a lung nodule 0.5 CM appears during the 4 months he on irinotecan. Is this fast spread?

Depends: I am not an oncologist and not the best to answer this question. Each cancer has their own growth rate. The key is to be on the best therapy, whether it be chemotherapy, radiation or surgery, for that cancer.

A new lung nodule means that the treatment is not controlling the spread of the cancer. You should consider an alternative treatment.

I do not treat and don't know Irinotecan. ...Read more

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Is a 0.5 CM lung nodule in colon cancer pt regarded a small? Can it be ablated?

Is a 0.5 CM lung nodule in colon cancer pt regarded a small? Can it be ablated?

Depends on what: The nodule is. If the nodule is a met from colon cancer, then ablating this apparent solitary nodule is not likely to affect the course of the disease. Calling is small or large is not relevant, the nature of the lesions needs to be ascertained. ...Read more

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CT w/contrast showed 3 nodules in rt lung in cm, last night ER did Ct w/contrast and only saw 1 but it was bigger, 3 cm. Is this bad news? Triangle sha

CT w/contrast showed 3 nodules in rt lung in cm, last night ER did Ct w/contrast and only saw 1 but it was bigger, 3 cm. Is this bad news? Triangle sha

Mgt: There are many causes for nodules in the lung. I would suggest an inbox consult to review your CT and history. Is there a history of smoking? Infection? ...Read more

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Ct chest adrenal nodule 1.9 CM right. Lungs demonstrate babisalar dependent atelectasis small subpleural bullae noted right up lobe trace pericardial?

Ct chest adrenal nodule 1.9 CM right. Lungs demonstrate babisalar dependent atelectasis small subpleural bullae noted right up lobe trace pericardial?

Adrenal eval: Hi. The adrenal nodule needs to be evaluated. What were the Hounsfield units on the non-contrast scan of the nodule? Your endocrinologist will determine: 1) if it's producing any hormones, and 2) if it's growing. If high Hounsfield units, it needs sooner evaluation. Any hirsutism, amenorrhea, diabetes, serious high blood pressure, sweating, headache, palpitations, etc? Good luck! ...Read more

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In colon cancer person can a 0.5 CM lung nodule be a met? This was seen on a ct Scan.

In colon cancer person can a 0.5 CM lung nodule be a met? This was seen on a ct Scan.

Afraid so: Given the circumstances you described the lung nodule would be presumed to be a met unless proven otherwise. Does the person have liver mets? If yes, then the lung nodule is more likely to be met. ...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 just found out today I have two 4mm nodules in each lung. I haven't seen a doctor as yet. What happens next? I am terribly anxious

I just found out today I have two 4mm nodules in each lung. I haven't seen a doctor as yet. What happens next? I am terribly anxious

Go to PCP now.: I know how frightening it is to find a tumor anywhere in the body because of the dreaded C word. However, it is also worse not to know what it is. It could be benign and you are just going to worry needlessly. Your PCP will order appropriate tests and refer you to the appropriate lung specialist. Make an appointment now. Take care. ...Read more

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I have just been diagnosed with a Lung Nodule. It is in Right lung btween upper two lobes. My father died from Squamous Cell. Should it be watched 6 m?

I have just been diagnosed with a Lung Nodule. It is in Right lung btween upper two lobes. My father died from Squamous Cell. Should it be watched 6 m?

Lung nodules: Are very common and fortunately most of the time are benign. Some need to be watched and other do not. Certain characteristics such as the size, morphology and your smoking history dictate the necessity and timing of follow up imaging studies. More information is needed to properly answer your question :) ...Read more

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Dx of lung nodules. Ct scans of chest two years. Had chestxr CT scan of chest 2012 2013 CT scan of chest pulm wants another im afraid it causes cancer?

Radiation from CT: This issue should be discussed with your pulmonary doctor and radiologist. There is some risk associated with the radiation from multiple ct scans. However, that risk is likely small compared to the risk of a nodule identified in the lung, and may not outway the risks of ct, in the long run. There should be a plan with a reasoned approach that minimizes the risk of ct that you can agree with. ...Read more

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Two lung nodules upper right lobe 5 and 2 one nodule lower left lobe 3 mm. All uncalcified. Colonoscopy endoscopy brain MRI normal. What are theseim26?

Two lung nodules upper right lobe 5 and 2 one nodule lower left lobe 3 mm. All uncalcified. Colonoscopy endoscopy brain MRI normal. What are theseim26?

R u smoker?: The absolute diagnosis of pulmonary nodules is done by a pathologist under microscopic examination. Otherwise speculative. Cat scan or pet scans are not microscopic examinations by a pathologist. If nodules become calcified most likely grannulomas. Carcinomas and grannulomas look alike early on. Close periodic f/u versus early excissional bx advised. Needle bx not DX unless cancer diagnosed. ...Read more

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I am having back and chest pain, two xrays showed nodule on mid left lung, having CT wed. Could also have opacified sinus sphenoid? Pneumonia?

Pneumonia unlikely: If only back/chest pain symptoms, pneumonia unlikely--expect cough, phlegm, fever, malaise. Chest pain on deep breathing may indicate pleurisy, probably viral in origin. Opacified sinus probably related to nasal mucosal irritation from smoking. Agree with planned eval of nodule. Look for other causes of back and chest pain--new exercise? New position in work? ...Read more

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My two year monitor for lung nodule be over in fall 2014. Will I need monitor after that with CT scan of chest. I am concerned about the radiation.

My two year monitor for lung nodule be over in fall 2014. Will I need monitor after that with CT scan of chest. I am concerned about the radiation.

Many factors...: Need to be looked at. Age, smoking, family and previous cancer history. Also characteristics of the mass. Radiation does have a risk. If your doctor agrees and you are low risk, then perhaps plain cxr is adequate yearly if there is no change and features are low risk. Discuss it in detail with your doctor, but don't ignore it. Stable nodules can and do change. ...Read more

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CT had 1.6cm & two 7mm ground glass nodules in lungs after 6 mo of cough & chest pain. Had blood clots in lungs 2x. Ex smoker. Could it be cancer?

CT had 1.6cm & two 7mm ground glass nodules in lungs after 6 mo of cough & chest pain. Had blood clots in lungs 2x. Ex smoker. Could it be cancer?

Absolutely possible: The only way to get a definitive diagnosis is to get a biopsy and look at the tissue under the microscope. If it is in a single lobe it may be best to remove the whole lobe. Speak to iour local pulmonologist and your thoracic surgeon ASAP. ...Read more

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I have a Chest CT Scan and it shows a 1.4 cm low attenuation nodule. Should I be worried?

I have a Chest CT Scan and it shows a 1.4 cm low attenuation nodule. Should I be worried?

CT chest: You need to discuss with your physician. I am sure they will discuss this with you. Modules can be anything from being benign to cancerous. Unless the CT is put in a clinical context, it is difficult to answer this question with certainty. ...Read more

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What is the mean of parenchymal nodule (0.5 cmxo.5 cm by chest xray)in right lower position (result by ct Scan)? cancer or noncancer? Next test?

What is the mean of parenchymal nodule (0.5 cmxo.5 cm by chest xray)in right lower position (result by ct Scan)? cancer or noncancer? Next test?

Mgt: There are many possible causes. It may be helpful to schedule a virtual consult. We can review your risk factors, medical history, images, labs etc.
If you are producing mucus, cytopathology and cultures may be sent. Your nodule should be further evaluated. ...Read more

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Had gastroscope done to rule out problem symptom was chest pain for two months nodule found at ge junction what should I be concerned about?

Biopsy: You should ask your GI doctor regarding the cause of the nodule, they are usually biopsied to determine if they benign or not. If it is due to constant reflux of acid from your stomach, this will explain your chest pain especially if your chest pain resolves with anti-acid medications. ...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