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6mm Nodule On Lung
6mm nodule left lung base pleural surface and faint 6mm nodule on left lower sub pleural lobe found from CT. Enlarged heart found on right side. Also very slight alveolitis found in right upper lobe.?
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
6mm nodule left upper lung 4mm left lower lung 1.5cm left axillary lymph node what test should be done to determine if its cancer?
Follow up CT: The importance of the findings may depend on why your ct scan was done. Current guidelines suggest Incidental single lung nodules between 4-6 mm in patients over 35 need follow ct scan, the interval between scans is dependent on the risk of cancer (smokers, exposure to asbestos, etc). 10mm (1cm) lymph note near trachea is upper limits of normal size. ...Read more
Had a ct scan and have a 6mm nodule on the lung radiologist said no follow up if not a smoker should I be worried about cancer I'm not a smoker?
Worrying is not a useful option. About 10% of the lung cancers in occur in non-smokers. It would be prudent to consult your primary care provider, who would know more about your health, for the advisability of a PET scan, MRI, other action or watchful waiting.
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Maybe: Lung nodules smaller than 10 mm (3/8 inch) can be falsely negative on pet because of limitations of the technology. That means the uptake on the scan is not high enough to be suspicious even though the nodule is actually worrisome. However, some small nodules have enough uptake despite their small size. The pet is not a bad idea for a 6 mm nodule, and if positive, means aggressive evaluation. ...Read more
Last xray found 6mm lung nodule but it was not on an xray fromvthe mpnth before. Why so sudden? Ciuld it be a mistake?
See below: Lung nodules are much harder to see on CXR, especially one so small. My guess is it was there, just not visible on CXR. ...Read more
Recently discovered a 6mm lung nodule during ctshort history of smoking around 18-20 sociallyshould I be concerned as a high or low risk patient?
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?
Lung nodules are checked every 6 months for 2 years. If they don't 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 more
What percentage is a 6mm lung nodule of being cancerous I’m 43 non smoker no drugs internet says 40 percent are cancerous just worried it could be?
Found 6mm lung nodule radiologist says no follow up if non smoker I've never smoked but work as plumber don't want to ignore this please advise?
F/up CT 1yr:
This is a difficult request to provide an answer in this format. Subcentimeter nodules are rarely malignant. It is suggest that nodules of 4-6mm in size have a 0.8% risk of being malignant in one study to up to a 5% risk in another series.
Risk factors, e.g. smoking, etc may alter the risk. It is generally felt that it would be wise to perform a follow-up CT scan in 1 year with a nodule 4-6mm. ...Read more
What percentage is a 5.6mm noncalcified lung nodule is cancerous. Non smoker work in construction. Doctor didn’t think follow up was needed just worry?
Less than: 1-2% (ACR Lung-RADS classification) if it has benign features and you are not at increased risk. ...Read more
Ct showed 6mm lung nodule had a repeat CT in 7months showed no changes now it's been 1.5 yrs since the first CT and smoke free since do I need repeat?
2 years: Usually nodules can be considered benign if stability demonstrated over 2 years. ...Read more
When my 6mm lung nodule was found on CT, slight "alvelitis" was found on the right upper lobe. What is alvelitis?
CT for K-stone in July found 6mm nonclassified lung nodule. 2nd K-Stone in Sept and 2nd CT. No mention of nodule. Can they disappear? Do I need 3rd CT
Had ct scan found 6mm lung nodule radiologist says if non smoker no further follow up should I be concerned I'm a no smoker what is my best option?
Lung nodule: Lots of people have nodules, oftentimes called an "incidentaloma" found on imaging studies. Speak with your primary care doctor to determine if a follow up image is necessary. If you are concerned, a repeat image in 6-12 months can be done to evaluate for changes in the nodule. ...Read more
Ct showed 5.6mm noncalcified lung nodule. Are noncalcified or calcified nodules more likely to be cancerous. 43 nonsmoker. Should I do follow up ct?
Hard to say,,: It's hard to say if a non-calcified lung nodule is more likely to be cancerous. I don't know if a study like that was done. Having said this, there are diseases like tuberculosis that produce calcified lung nodules, and other various cancers that can do it as well. The best course here would be to get follow up visits and other lab tests that could rule out cancer from your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Had a ct scan 6mm lung nodule they said nothing to worry about is there any chance that the ct could have missed a tumor that maybe causing chest pain?
Yes, Kind of.: The answer to your question is complex. Most lung cancers don't cause chest pain unless they advance into the chest wall. 6 mm is near the detection limit of a CT scan (small). However, it still could be malignant (cancerous). Your risk depends on its location, whether you've smoked, its appearance on CT, other factors. Https://reference. Medscape. Com/calculator/solitary-pulmonary-nodule-risk ...Read more
Just had ct scan found 6mm lung nodule doctor and radiologist not concerned about follow up scan what should I do? Just looking for second opinion
You have a choice:
Lung nodules are considered benign if they contain calcium. So check if yours are calcified or not?
If they are not calcified then a follow up CT scan may be justified provided you are a smoker.
A second opinion may be useful if you are anxious about your present situation. Otherwise go see your doctor in 6 months. A chest X-ray may be another alternative to check the lung nodule for any fur growt ...Read more
After pneumonia, 6mm ground glass nodule found in lung 7 years ago. Recent CT scan showed 11mm non-calcified nodule in very same area. Did it grow?
Possible granuloma: This may be a post-inflammatory granuloma, but that is hard to tell without multiple serial exams. If you have risk factors for lung cancer, such as a history of tobacco use, a pet/ct could be obtained to evaluate for abnormal increased metabolic activity in this nodule. Discuss with your md. ...Read more
Lung nodule: Lung nodule is defined as a small round or oval shaped spot in the lung, ...Read more
No, almost NEVER: A 5 mm lung nodule, even in a high risk person (heavy long time smoker) has a (much) less than 1% chance of being cancer as opposed to a benign scar or 'granuloma'. Nobody should be doing surgery to remove a 5 mm nodule except in the rarest of circumstances, too complicated to discuss in 400 characters. ...Read more
If you have a single nodule in each lung are they considered separated solitary nodules or multiple nodules?
Multiple nodules: Solitary nodules appear only in 1 lung. A single nodule could have multiple causes (infection, lymph node, cancer, others). However, 1 nodule in each lung would constitute an unusual finding. It deserves investigation, as both have a greater chance of being malignant (cancer). The only way to know for sure is by biopsy - "if tumor is the rumor, tissue is the issue". Talk to ur doctor soon. Good lu ...Read more
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?
I have been diagnosed with Atelectasis and now have several nodules in my lungs. Can this be asbestos? I served in the navy as a boiler technician and
Good question: It sounds like you have had a medical evaluation and some studies to look at your lungs. Unfortunately, it is not possible to know everything about lung nodules from xrays or cat scans, even though one can tell if they are growing or changing in any way. Hope for the best and continue to follow up with your doctors. If anything becomes suspicious, they may offer a biopsy to be sure. ...Read more
The radiologist is: Not sure what to make of this small nodule. If it was to be calcified then it would be one thing. For example an old residual of infection. This is not calcified. This opens up many other possibilities. An old infection is still a consideration. It depends on where it is in the lung, how many and do you have an old study. It may be worthwhile waiting a short period and repeat the ct to check it ...Read more
50%: A non calcified lung nodule has a 50%risk of being cancer. Diagnosis of cancer is made by pathologist on a microscopic slide of a significant biopsy size. Removal of the whole nodule provides the pathologist with adecuate specimen. Needle biopsy of a lung cancer will miss the diagnosis half the time. So if it is cancer by needle bx it is. Otherwise undiagnostic. ...Read more
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
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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