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Enlarged hilar lymph node, bilateral ant groundglass opacities, rt pulm nodules, elevated ana, fam hist. Odds of lung cancer/metasticzd fromelsewhere?

Enlarged hilar lymph node, bilateral ant groundglass opacities, rt pulm nodules, elevated ana, fam hist. Odds of lung cancer/metasticzd fromelsewhere?

Let's not jump into: The worst conclusions. Your are 30 y/o, nonsmoker. If you look at the study, 1994, univ of miami, people who developed lung cancer under age 36 were mainly exposed to marijuana, inconclusive but something to think about. In all likelihood this is part of your rheum problem such as rheumatoid nodules or infectious such as fungal. You need a bronch/biopsy for dx. I wish you luck, keep spirits up.

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6mm ground glass ill defined upper left lung what percentage that its not cancer I am getting another CT scan in dec. To check for growth?

6mm ground glass ill defined upper left lung what percentage that its not cancer I am getting another CT scan in dec. To check for growth?

Lung lesion: At your age and with this description I would think there is an overwhelming chance that this lesion is benign. I agree with a repeat scan in a couple months. If it grows a ct guided needle biopsy could be performed by an interventional radiologist.

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Lung CT scan showed small areas of ground glass opacity on upper rt. Lobe consistent with mild pneumonitis. Is this cancer? When should I repeat scan

Lung CT scan showed small areas of ground glass opacity on upper rt. Lobe consistent with mild pneumonitis. Is this cancer? When should I repeat scan

Depends: On size of lesions and risk factors such as smoking. However, first follow up scan is typically in 3 months. More scans will follow, usually every 12 months, to make sure no cancer present.

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CT had 1.6cm & two 7mm ground glass nodules in lungs after 6 mo of cough & chest pain. Had blood clots in lungs 2x. Ex smoker. Could it be cancer?

CT had 1.6cm & two 7mm ground glass nodules in lungs after 6 mo of cough & chest pain. Had blood clots in lungs 2x. Ex smoker. Could it be cancer?

Absolutely possible: The only way to get a definitive diagnosis is to get a biopsy and look at the tissue under the microscope. If it is in a single lobe it may be best to remove the whole lobe. Speak to iour local pulmonologist and your thoracic surgeon ASAP.

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Chest cta notes 3mm and 5mm ground glass nodules. Dr didn't seem worried. I read these are more likely to be cancer. What should I do?

Chest cta notes 3mm and 5mm ground glass nodules. Dr didn't seem worried. I read these are more likely to be cancer. What should I do?

Follow up checks: Lung nodules on CT cans are common; most of these nodules are benign unless you are a heavy smoker. The best way to resolve the question of them being benign or cancerous is to obtain a follow up CT scan in 6 months. If they remain unchanged they are considered benign. You may have to change your doctor if the first one is not willing to do a follow up with a CT scan of your chest.

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Can lung cancer spread in family?

Can lung cancer spread in family?

No: Individual entity. Not infection. Not communicable. But with smoking, exposure, second hand smoke several family members can have cancer.

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If I smoke will I get lung cancer?

If I smoke will I get lung cancer?

15%: 15% of smokers (>100 cigarettes in a lifetime) develop lung cancer. 80% of all lung cancer is caused by smoking. If you stop smoking, your risk of lung cancer decreases each year after stopping.

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Could car fumes cause lung cancer?

Could car fumes cause lung cancer?

Not likely: The vast majority of lung cancer is caused by smoking - i.e. First hand cigarette smoke. Lung cancer is rare in people who have never smoked. If car exhaust were an important contributor we'd see far more cancer in people who had never smoked.

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Would a body scan show lung cancer?

Would a body scan show lung cancer?

May be: A question of the form can A show B is almost always answered maybe, because you cannot completely exclude the possibility that it may or may not demonstrate the finding in question. Also a mass has to have at least 1, 000, 000, 000 cells before it is visible on a contemporary scan.

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Can garlic help metastize lung cancer?

Not sure? You mean: ...But garlic will neither make lung cancer spread (metastasize) nor treat metastatic lung cancer.

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How do u know when u have lung cancer?

How do u know when u have lung cancer?

Not easy: It is difficult to catch it early. Some people might benefit from regular screening. Symptoms are more likely with advanced cases, they include cough, weight loss, shortness of breath, chest pain. ... Etc.

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What is a good way to cure lung cancer?

Depends: This depends on the stage and performance status of the patients. Most of the time surgery is recommended. However certain early forms of lung cancer and advanced forms of lung cancer can be treated without surgery (ie chemotherapy and/or radiation)

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How do I find out if this is lung cancer?

How do I find out if this is lung cancer?

Physical and tests.: Physical exam, evaluation of risk factors, chest x-ray and ct scan would be the initial way of diagnosing lung cancer.

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What is the best oral drug for lung cancer?

What is the best oral drug for lung cancer?

No good answer: You must talk to a cancer doctor (oncologist) as there are many types of lung cancer and the treatments differ depending on the type.

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What are the common symptoms of lung cancer?

Cough: The most common symptom of identified lung cancer is cough, followed by chest pain, shortness of breath, weight loss, followed by other constitutional findings.

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What are the common symptoms of lung cancer?

What are the common symptoms of lung cancer?

From nothing: To terminal. Early on, no symptoms. May be identified on x-ray or ct for something independent. Cough hemoptysis- coughing blood pain in apex or chest wall shortness of breath. Progress from tiny, to small stage 1, to local spread to lymph nodes, to spread with distant metastasis stage 4.

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