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4 Mm Noncalcified Nodule In 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
Small, but: Small but big enough to have a work-up or follow-up. See a lung specialist for that. Do you smoke? ...Read more
Big enough: A 13 mm lung nodule warrants a pet/ct scan. This will identify things like calcifications seen in benign nodules and will determine if sugar uptake is high as seen in infection or tumor or low indicating scar. Depending on the likelihood of cancer, a ct guided biopsy is possible in most peripheral nodules greater than 9mm. Lung cancer is increasing in nonsmokers, women and the young in u. S. ...Read more
2mm lung nodule grew to 4.5 mm in 12 mo new nodule noncalcified punctate 2.7mm, 1palpable intramammary lymph node and tiny axillary nodes, related?
See. Pulmonolovisy: If you are smoker then see pulmonologist for your lung. Nodules. ...Read more
1 year ago 1 lung nodule 2mm 1year later same nodule 4.5 mm and new one a non calcified punctate at 2.7mm, tiny axillary node should I be worried?
Get it checked,,: At this point, it's hard to say what this is but it must be checked out and followed more closely. It is very important to discuss this with your doctor, run more tests, like a possible biopsy, and initiate the most appropriate treatment because it's clear that it is progressing. Best of luck. ...Read more
Possible: What you described is not normal, but quite possible. Small cell lung cancers can spread to other organs even before the primary lesion is detected. ...Read more
Worried about a solid lung nodule 4 mm in 2009 and is now 7 mm, non calcified, smooth borders. Rad said it looks like benign soft tissue, possible granuloma. Do non calcified granulomas grow, and could a cancer grow at that growth rate?
Yes and yes.: Get an opinion from pulmonologist or thoracic surgeon regarding opinion about possible biopsy. It depends whether or not the benefits of biopsy outweigh its risks. ...Read more
Can a stable over 4 yrs lung nodule at 5mm grow to 1.6 mm in 12 months or be effected by a dental injected sedative the day before CT scan?
Lung Nodule: An injected dental sedative has no effect on a lung tumor. A stable nodule may be a tumor, or it could be a scar from a previous localized infection. Most malignant tumors will grow considerably in 4 years; doubling in size in 12 months, however, raises the question that it is either a tumor in a growth phase or a granuloma or other form of chronic infectious process that should be followed up. ...Read more
4 mm lung nodule on ct scan radiologist thinks is a lymph node. I have localized lung pain in my right lung and I am spitting blood? Suggestions?
Resection: You should see pulmonary surgeon to remove the mass, or biopsy to find the cause so be treated. ...Read more
If a size of lung nodule increases from 8mm to 20 mm, is it always cancer, or could it stil be an infection causing increase in size, thanks?
No: A lung "nodule" is a term for small abnormalities seen on xray and ct scans. Most are found to be non-cancer. If larger, 2.5 - 3cm or bigger, call it a "mass". All lung nodules and masses should be evaluated and followed by referral to a comprehensive thoracic surgical cancer program. Integration into a comprehensive program saves lives and decreases unnecessary morbidity. ...Read more
I was recently told that I have a small 5 mm lung nodule. Discovered by CT scan. I am not a smoker. Never have been. Should I be worried?
Had CT scan 6 years ago. 2 mm and 2.5 mm nodules found. Recently found 11 mm nodule in lung. Could one of these have grown in the past 6 years?
Maybe so: It is possible that this is one of the nodules that were previously present however it is not certain given that time interval. Talk to your doctor and follow up as directed. As always, if you feel like you need a second opinion, you should get one! ...Read more
What's a difference between lung nodule and intrapulmonary nodule? What's smallest size in mm that can be detected on CT scan?
No difference: They are two terms for the same thing. The smallest size detectable depends on the type of CT scanner and the technical parameters of the scan. A high resolution, thin section scan could potentially detect lesions 1mm or so in size. ...Read more
Had ct scan 1.5yr ago found 5 mm lung nodule repeated ct year ago the radioligist stated no folow necessary, no changes smok free since still concrn?
Ct scan from 1 month ago showed my lung nodule grew 1 mm. Will a pet w/ CT tell me if its cancer?
Can radiologists tell by looking at a lung nodule if it is cancerous or not. Ct showed I have a 5.8 mm nodule I'm a non smoker anything to worry?
No: Ct can not be final diagnosis, follow up, and if is growing pet Ct and biopsy can help. ...Read more
9 mm uncalcified lung nodule followed for years said to be hematoma now how would they know unless they biopsies despite ct/pt scans could it still be cancerous regardless of no growth?
Very unlikely: Lung cancer grows, doesn't stay stable for years. Ctand pet scans are excellent (not perfect) at picking up worrisome nodules, especially of significant size (say 9mm). Biopsies carry some risk-collapse lung, bleeding, infection, so they are done if needed in questionable cases, or to confirm diagnosis of cancer fto plan and gauge treatment. ...Read more
Can breast (benign) calcifications show up as a 2 mm lung nodule on CT w/o iodine? So scared! Node on CT in Apr. 14 and Oct. 14. Recheck tomorrow.
Unlikely: Benign calcifications in the breast are common but they should not cause or be mistaken for a lung nodule. Lung nodules can have many causes and are not necessarily malignant but the are not generally associated with benign breast calcifications. Hope this was some help. Best of luck. ...Read more
Is a 3 mm slightly spiculated lung nodule on ct in lower lobe likely cancer? 60 years old- hx of early breast cancer. Had right pneumonia at the time
Pretty worrisome: From your description. Address your concerns with your health care provider who has your history available. If you are not satisfied, ask for referral to a specialist (pulmonologist.) ...Read more
Could an eye orbital mass be metastatic lung cancer from a 11 mm lung nodule, with no swollen glands or other evidence of cancer?
Time has taught me..: ..That with cancer almost anything is possible. That said, it would be unlikely for a 1cm lung "nodule" to go only to the orbit, especially if it is not proven to be cancer. I would suggest you discuss this with your doc (there may be details he/she knows that we don't) but seems to me that further imaging or maybe a biopsy are considerations if either of those 2 lesions are suspicious enough. ...Read more
Is it better to be safe than sorry, when one has a lung nodule 1.4 2.7 suv and get it removed or wait and perhaps cause more problems. Surgery seems so?
It depends: It depends on the patients medical history, smoking history, whether or not the nodule has grown over time, and what exactly it looks like. The patient's peace of mind is a factor as well. If a patient feels strongly that he would like a lung nodule removed that should factor into the equation also. ...Read more
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
Solid mass in lung: A lung nodule is a soft tissue mass that is located somewhere within the lung itself. It can be a benign or malignant nodule. Following it with ct scans to see if it changes in size is one way to manage them or going directly to biopsy. ...Read more
Many options: Depends on age, size of nodule, history, and smoking history. Options include do nothing (rare), pet scan if there is risk for cancer, follow up cts at intervals determined by experienced md. Biopsies and surgery can come, but generally after above steps. Most nodules (>95%) are not cancer, and therefore invasive procedures should be reserved for when suspicion (guided by above factors) is high. ...Read more
Many pathways: Depends on age, size of nodule, history, and smoking history. Options include do nothing (rare), pet scan if there is risk for cancer, follow up cts at intervals determined by experienced md. Biopsies and surgery can come, but generally after above steps. Most nodules (>95%) are not cancer, and therefore invasive procedures should be reserved for when suspicion (guided by above factors) is high. ...Read more
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