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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?

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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Lung (Definition)

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


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Serial Chest CT for lung nodules, one mediastinal node noted 2 yrs ago, recently more nodes are visible. Hx of papillary bladder ca. Follow up needed?

Serial Chest CT for lung nodules, one mediastinal node noted 2 yrs ago, recently more nodes are visible. Hx of papillary bladder ca. Follow up needed?

Bladder cancer: Definitely need follow up. It would be uncommon to have had a papillary bladder ca that spread to the lungs. If there is concern about a new ca I would recommend a PET scan. It could also be related to the lung nodules...etiology? Lymph nodes are seen when there is infection, inflammation, or ca. There are other things like sarcoid that can enlarge nodes. ...Read more

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What causes multiple bilateral lung nodules. The largest one is 5 mm and all the doctor wants to do is follow it. Why not biopsy it and find out why?

What causes multiple bilateral lung nodules. The largest one is 5 mm and all the doctor wants to do is follow it. Why not biopsy it and find out why?

Many things: Depending on where you live this can be an old infection called histoplasmosis. 5 mm nodules are quite small and biopsies may not be easy at this point. Also a surgical biopsy of the lung isn't a simple outpatient procedure. If you are concerned you can also get a second opinion. ...Read more

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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?

Probably overkill: For nonsmokers, with nodules in that size range, we recommend no further follow-up. If you are smoker stopped smoking. If any follow-up is necessary, 12 months is probably all you need. ...Read more

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What is a lung nodule?

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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What is a lung nodule?

What is a lung nodule?

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

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What are lung nodules?

What are lung nodules?

Lung nodules: Are densities or white areas, roundish usually that are seen in xr of the lungs which are not usually seen in normal, or regular chest x-rays. When we see them we do have to make decisions if pathologic to work them up to make sure they are not cancers or infections. When seen they don't always mean disease. ...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


Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more