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4mm Lung Nodules
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
X-ray picked up 4mm lung nodule, possibly calcified. Could it be larger and the rest not visible on an X-ray due to non-calcification?
Very common finding: Here in kansas city, most of us have one of more of these little nodules from having met and contained histoplasmosis. They're nothing to worry about. A lesion wasn't missed because it wasn't calcified -- i've watched radiologists at work and you can trust them. There are lesions that are so unlikely to be cancer they're best left alone. Unless your physician tells you otherwise, just watch it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fell on my back , had cat scan , revealed (2 ) 4mm lung nodule pulmonary doctor says I should have nothing to worry about, follow cat scan in 6 mnth?
My mother had a recent CT scan, it showed 3 lung nodules, 4mm 6mm & 9mm she is 77yrs has had a cva 2yrs ago, history of lymphoma, & ex smoker. Cancer?
Probably not cancer: But best to talk with your doctor about the possibility of a ct guided biopsy by an interventional radiologist. A thin needle is passed into the nodule most easily reached and a sample is obtained for pathology. A biopsy is the only way to know for sure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Noncalcified 6mm upper lung nodule. Stayed that way for 3 years. 4th year it grew to 8.4mm. 5th year is 1.2cm. Could this be slow growing cancer?
Yes!!! : Lung nodules are checked every 6 months for 2 years. If they dont change in size, they are considered stable, and annual cxr is in order. If it grows, it could be malignant. 6 mm to 1.2 cm is a lot of change, so see your primary care doctor for a pulmonary consultation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
35 yrs old male, found multiple lung nodules 2 are 4mm should I worry, pulmonary doctor says I should not worry?
I have nodules on my lungs, with the largest one being 4mm i also have one on my thyroid and voice box. The lung nodules were found incidentally during a CT of my bowels. Could this be sarcoidosis?
Possibly: It's not unusual for there to be small nodules in the lung as you age. There are a lot of things from benign granulomas to lung cancer that are possible. Sarcoidosis in the lung is squally symptomatic. You will need to have few serial ct scans to mae sure they don't change in any way. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a one ppw smoker and in my first checkup in 10 yrs a CT revealed a lung nodule of 4mm. what are the chances that this will lead to lung cancer?
1 pack/week?: If one ppw means pack per week then your smoking exposure is probably low to moderate. (40 years smoking x 1 pack per week = 6 pack years of smoking) 55 is younger than average for lung cancer. The nodule needs follow up with serial CT scans. But you need to stop smoking now or you will continue to increase your chances of getting lung cancer, or a heart attack, or early impotency. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2mm lung nodule lower left lobe - unrelated CT found it - on 1yr fu it's now 4mm. Any reason other than cancer it would grow? I just quit smoking.
Benign possibilities: There are many benign causes of a solitary pulmonary nodule. However, with a smoking history, you probably ought to have it biopsied, if possible, or even removed. This is to be certain that this isn't due to an early malignancy whose removal would likely be curative. Kudos to you for smoking cessation; keep up the good work. Good luck! see a cardiothoracic surgeon for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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