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What is a 7 mm noncalcified lung nodule?

What is a 7 mm noncalcified lung nodule?

Anything: It means there is a little mass in your lung. It could be anything. If you are smoker it could be cancer. If you are not there are multiple other causes. You will need repeat ct scan to see whether there is any increase in size. ...Read more

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Lung Nodule (Definition)

A lung nodule is a symptom in which a person has a chest x-ray or CT scan that shows a small lump (nodule) in a lung. A lung nodule can be cancerous or non-cancerous. If cancerous, it can be a lung cancer or can be a metastatic cancer that spread from another ...Read more


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Why would a lung nodule grow from 5mm to 9mm?

Why would a lung nodule grow from 5mm to 9mm?

Would get checked: A lung nodule is not cancer per se, but it is unusual for a noncancerous nodule to grow. In the setting of smoking, this would be worrisome and require further evaluation. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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9mm lung nodule found lower lobe on abdomininal scan. Follow up scan 6 months later nodule grew to 1.5 cm. PET scan no uptake former smoker 15 yrs ago?

9mm lung nodule found lower lobe on abdomininal scan. Follow up scan 6 months later nodule grew to 1.5 cm. PET scan no uptake former smoker 15 yrs ago?

Needs Biopsy: Follow the treating Physician's advise. With rapid increase in 6 months; getting tisuue Dx is always very helpful. Other wise you will be worried all the time until another Imaging study is done . Excision Bx is the way to go ( removing the nodule) ...Read more

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Would you operate at once if lung nodule went from 14, 2x10, 9mm-14, 2x 11, 6mm in a 2 month period, round , non smoker 55yo. Thoractomy 2 days later.

Choices: Follow for another few month since this may not be a change. Full history, and review of all xrays and ct scans is appropriate. If followed for some time already, and no other histoplasmosis or TB history, one might remove it. The benign ones will stay about the same, and calcify over time. Fear of delay diagnosing cancer is the issue since early removal has best survival. ...Read more

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9mm non calcified lung nodule... Had MRI said to be hematoma .. But it's slow growing also stated...Couldn't it be carcinoid?

9mm non calcified lung nodule... Had MRI said to be hematoma .. But it's slow growing also stated...Couldn't it be carcinoid?

Many things: Could be many things including carcinoid, cancer, arterio-venous malformation and many more. You need close follow-up and perhaps a pet scan when it gets big enough. If it continues growing, sometimes the best thing is to just take it out. Talk to your doctors! good luck! ...Read more

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Had an MRI of a lung nodule that is non calcified ... Slow growing since 2001... 9mm... Radiologist made diagnoses of it being benign . How can he make such a diagnoses without truly knowing isn't a CT pet scan better to show or even a biopsy?

D/w your MD: It looks like a benign tumor--over 11 years- it grows slowly and the size is only 9mm. If this were a cancer, the growth will be way more rapid than this is. A pet scan has some degree of false negativity when the size is < 10mm. A biopsy is invasive and it's not easy to do when the size is small. Would recommend surveillance only, & quit smoking .If you smoke. (btw, ct scan is better than mri). ...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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