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5 Mm Nodule On Lung
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?
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
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?
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?
It depends: Not all lung nodules are alike. The odds that a nodule is cancer depends in the appearance and size of the nodule, the medical history of the patient, the smoking history of the patient, and how the nodule changes over time. Radiologists, pulmonary physicians and thoracic surgeons are best qualified to determine the risk that a particular nodule is cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What does this mean I had lymphoma twice already
Lungs: The previously noted 5 mm right upper lobe nodule is unchanged in size.
More info: 5 mm is small. What is the time interval between the scans? If it has been stable for about 2 years, it's benign. ...Read more