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Ct thorax revels that 3mm nodule in lungs remains unchanged.Its 1 yr.Im so hapy, is it still be cancerous or it can grow in future or histoplasmosis?

Ct thorax revels that 3mm nodule in lungs remains unchanged.Its 1 yr.Im so hapy, is it still be cancerous or it can grow in future or histoplasmosis?

Likely no: 3 mm unchanged for 1 year is a good news, unlikely cancer. It is hard to say it is not a cancer, since thee are few very indolent cancers. But i see your age is 19, that again favour against a lung cancer. Unless there is a biopsy nobody can say for sure what it is. ...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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3mm nodule on right upper lung no change MRI 2008/2011. Can this just be an age thing you know how some things grow on you as you get older. ?

3mm nodule on right upper lung no change MRI 2008/2011.  Can this just be an age thing  you know how some things grow on you as you get older.  ?

PPD/quantiferon gold: Would suggest getting a PPD and/or a quantiferon gold blood test checking for any possible exposure to TB as this can cause small nodules. ...Read more

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Ct scan with contrast found a 3mm nodule in my left lung, minimal dependent atelectasis, & an exaggerated cardiac silhouette. What does this mean?

Ct scan with contrast found a 3mm nodule in my left lung, minimal dependent atelectasis, & an exaggerated cardiac silhouette. What does this mean?

Pulmonary nodule: Any nodule in the lung, no matter what size, needs to be investigated thoroughly. Comparison with previous chest xrays and CT scans would be the priority. If you smoked tobacco, then further tests such as a PET scan and a biopsy and bronchoscopy are indicated. Please see a pulmonologist soon. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Had CT to check arteries in lungs. 3mm nodule found. Intern. Med. Doctor said normal, no worry. Pulmonary said scan in 12mo. I need any more radiation?

That depends.....: If you are/were a smoker, yes, worth the repeat radiation. If you are concerned about lung cancer, and did not want any more radiation, any doctor that uses HDL (health diagnostic labs) labs can draw blood and run a lung cancer antibody profile. It has very high sensitivity, and is very specific towards antibodies the body produces against lung cancers. Not a smoker, try the blood test. ...Read more

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Should 5mm nodule on lung be removed?

Should 5mm nodule on lung be removed?

Probably not.: 5mm lung nodules are routinely followed with ct. How often is determined by your risk for lung cancer (smoking history etc.). ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have a lot of nodules in both my lung the largest one is 13 mm, should I have in removed?

Needs follow up: Usually the nodules less than 2 cm could be followed up with an imaging study in 3-6 month. If you had previous ct scan, we can compare with them. Please follow up with pulmonologist. ...Read more

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Why do I have a nodule on my lungs?

Cyst? cancer?: you are a young woman very unlikely to have cancer but still a slight risk , but high risk if smoke, do you smoke?? if so stop now before too late , your health will come back , if not great . get a pulmonologist to review your cat scan or whatever found this nodule , needs to be found out .pray it is ok ...Read more

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What is a lung nodule?

X-ray spot: It can be anything from an old inactive walled-off TB of fungus infection to a benign tumor to cancer to something as exotic as a dog heartworm that went far astray. Here in kansas, most are old histoplasmosis. But a spot is lung cancer until you & your physician have a reason to think otherwise. Good luck, and be brave. ...Read more

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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