Top 20 Doctor insights on: 2 cm nodule on lung
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Benign biopsies in Nov. Chance of Cancer? Recent PET fu- 1.7 cm non calc. Lung nodule. Intensity greater than blood pool. Concern for malignancy. 2 mild FDG avid L hilar & L prevasc. Media. Lymph nodes. Concern for metastatic disease of L lung malign.
Pt is 65. We are stuck as they reluctant to give chemo due to 5 fu chest tightness. They are also refusing to ablate or operate. The liver met is single and small and lung nodule is 0.5 cm. There is a aortocaval node too. Should we get a 2 nd opinion?
Yes...: Always get a 2nd opinion in a case like this ...Read more
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
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?
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?
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Chest CT scan shows multiple scattered tiny ill defined nodules in the right lung & subcarinal lymph node measures 1 cm in its short axis, prognosis?
Diagnosis: Prognosis would depend on the diagnosis and it is not feasible to make a definitive diagnosis from the information you provided. ...Read more
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 had two nodules that are non calcified in CT of lungs. 5 months later I have 4. The biggest one is 6mm. What causes that?
Several possible: Causes. If there is concern, a biopsy needs to be done to determine what the nodules are. ...Read more