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A CT finding of a, stellate 1.6 x 1.1 CM subpleural right anterior segment upper lobe nodule is present. Additional 2mm middle lobe nodule is cancer?

A CT finding of a, stellate 1.6 x 1.1 CM subpleural right anterior segment upper lobe nodule is present. Additional 2mm middle lobe nodule is cancer?

Could Be: The right upper lobe nodule sounds most suspicious and may require some sort of biopsy to be sure. Comparison with any older imaging studies might add more information. The 2mm nodule is too small to assess and would likely be put under surveillance.

Hope things work out for the best. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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I went fr a scan on my thyrroid and they found a 4cm nodule I am waiting to see someone for it but what is my chance of cancer?

I went fr a scan on my thyrroid and they found a 4cm nodule I am waiting to see someone for it but what is my chance of cancer?

Not mutch: Majority of thyroid nodules are benign, and majority of thyroid malignancies are curable due to early detection .Your doctor will do fna biopsy in the office , almost 90% of the nodules are benign. Good luck. ...Read more

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My thyroglobulin levels are 999 I'm on medication, does that mean presence of cancer? I have nodules but when checked 2012 they shrunk.

My thyroglobulin levels are 999 I'm on medication, does that mean presence of cancer? I have nodules but when checked 2012 they shrunk.

Thyroglobulin: Hi, have u been diagnosed with Thyroid cancer before and u have been treated for it? If thats the case then the level of Thyroglobulin should be undetectable in the blood,
if not why did ur doctor decide to check ur Tg? I think you should get a neck ultrasound, plz talk to ur Endocrine doctor. ...Read more

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Could a slow growing nodule on my kidney be cancer? It has been slowly growing for the past 6 years. Should I have it removed? Only 2.6 CM now

Could a slow growing nodule on my kidney be cancer? It has been slowly growing for the past 6 years. Should I have it removed? Only 2.6 CM now

Maybe: A growing nodule, even if slow growing, can be very serious. These are complex issues, and symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health care provider. ...Read more

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My biopsied nodule was deemed cancerous. The cancer m.D. Was perplexed that the nodule shrunk. I chose the wait and see choice. Was that wise?

My biopsied nodule was deemed cancerous. The cancer m.D. Was perplexed that the nodule shrunk. I chose the wait and see choice. Was that wise?

Need More Info: Where was the nodule? What is the presumed origin of the cancer? Did your cancer doctor give you the "wait-and-see" option? If things are not crystal-clear, return to your cancer doctor for clarification and/or seek out a formal second opinion. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hav 6 nodule. Dr saz bigest 9 mm if grows to 10 - 5% chance cancer. This bad? Y dos he change my US from 1 to 2 years then? What happen if go to 10?

Hav 6 nodule. Dr saz bigest 9 mm if grows to 10 - 5% chance cancer.  This bad? Y dos he change my US  from 1 to 2 years then? What happen if go to 10?

Nodules: i assume you are discussing thyroid nodules. They usually biopsy when > 10 mm, but can have cancer in smaller nodules. I would recommend second opinion and biopsy. Thyroid cancer is very amenable to surgery . i would not wait 10 years because if it is cancer it will be at stage III or IV out of the thyroid and into surrounding tissues by then if your area has radon more likely cancer ...Read more

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Are 3 nodules on thyroid 1.5, 1.0, and .9 hetergenorous and hyperechoic cancer. ?

Are 3 nodules on thyroid 1.5, 1.0, and .9 hetergenorous and hyperechoic cancer. ?

Unlikely: Most likely they are benign adenomas. Your doctor may follow them with repeat sonos if their imaging characteristics did not suggest malignancy. Possible there may be a needle biopsy done under local anesthesia. ...Read more

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Ir lung nodules are not cancer, what exactly are they?

Many things: Some are from trapped tissues from old infections such as pneumonia, some are old granuloma or set in inflammation that has died down (like a chalazion in the eyelids, or old scars. ...Read more

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Thyroid nodules and cancer. What % of nodules are cancer?

Thyroid nodules and cancer. What % of nodules are cancer?

Varies: The likelihood of a thyroid nodule being cancer is about 10-20%. The incidence is higher with prior history of radiation (20-40%) and in patients with multiple endocrine neoplasia. ...Read more

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Can 8 mm nodule be of cancer, if so how long does it take for it to go double or to point of danger, thanks?

Can 8 mm nodule be of cancer, if so how long does it take for it to go double or to point of danger, thanks?

Probably not: For a 39 year old, this is probably benign unless you have a long smoking history. Would follow it with a ct in 3-6 months to ensure no growth. ...Read more

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I have a 8mm polmonary nodule they not sure what it is..can it become cancer in weeks to the point it cant be fixed?

Further evaluation: and observation, possible biopsy are necessary to determine the nature of the nodule; forunately, most are benign. ...Read more

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Do mural nodules mean cancer?

Do mural nodules mean cancer?

Not clear: "mural nodules" is not a specific term. In order to evaluate your question, i need more information. For instance: in what organ are the mural nodules? How were they identified? Were they biopsied? Are they growing? Multiplying? Causing any problems? Are they associated with any other health condition? Making a diagnosis (especially cancer diagnosis) requires a great deal of information. ...Read more

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Does vascularity in a throid nodule meam cancer?

Does vascularity in a throid nodule meam cancer?

Not necessarily: Vascularity can be a sign of malignancy in a thyroid nodule but the vast majority of nodulea are still benign. Also, several benign conditions also lead to increased vascularity. A biopsy may be necessary to make sure or is benign. ...Read more

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I have a 1.0cm x.80cm hypoechoic solid nodule. Could it be cancer?

I have a 1.0cm x.80cm hypoechoic solid  nodule. Could it be cancer?

Go for FNA: I hope you are talking about thyroid nodule. Hypoechoic or hyperechoic how sound wave is reflecting in thyroid tissue. Hypoechoic will have higher incidence of cancer you should have simple painless fine needle aspiration biopsy. Even if it is ca highly curable especially young age.Do not worry and go for it I am sure your doctor already advised you. ...Read more

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Does seperate few nodules of tumor away from the cancer means was thru bloodstream?

Does seperate few nodules of tumor away from the cancer means was thru bloodstream?

Not necessarily: We need a little more information to answer this. Are you referring to nodules outside the organ of origin or smaller nodules near the tumor in the organ of origin. In the former situation, this implies spread via the circulation; in the latter situation, these "satellite" nodules grow by direct extension from the tumor. ...Read more

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If you have a heterogeneous complex increasing vascular nodule 3.0cm should I worry about it being cancer?

If you have a heterogeneous complex increasing vascular nodule 3.0cm should I worry about it being cancer?

Biopsy: You should show the lesion to your doctor or dermatologist. Nodule might be benign, or malignant. Usually, biopsy of the lesion and microscopic evaluation is helpful in right diagnoses. Do it on time, do not postpone.
Thanks for your question. Stay well. ...Read more

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Hav 9mm thyrod nodule. Dr saz if go 10mm -5 % chance cancer. Hav US in anothr yr. 5% bad? Shud i be concernd? Tell family?. Can risk be more than 5%?

Hav 9mm thyrod nodule. Dr saz if go 10mm -5 % chance cancer. Hav US in anothr yr. 5% bad? Shud i be concernd? Tell family?. Can risk be more than 5%?

Thyroid nodules: Many people have thyroid nodules. The vast majority are benign (not cancer). If solid, over 1.5 cm, most literature suggests biopsy may be prudent. Cancer risk still remains less than 5% for nodules >1.5cm. Cancer risk is very small for nodules 1cm. ...Read more

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What does "very hypoechoic nodules with increased vascularity" mean? Is that indicative of cancer? Nodules are not 1cm.The larger one is 0.40cm x 19cm

Nodule: Hypoechoic generally means that the lesion is more likely to be cystic (contains fluid), however, increased vascularity is concerning. depending on the history, location and presence of other symptoms fine needle aspiration for cytological analysis or a biopsy should be considered. Watch for alternative points of view from other physicians ...Read more

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Had a total thyroidectomy last wk due to indeterminante nodule.1 pathology say cancer other say its not its being pass to other pathology who believe?

Had a total thyroidectomy last wk due to indeterminante nodule.1 pathology say cancer other say its not its being pass to other pathology who believe?

Thyroid Nodules: Most common thyroid cancer is papillary, followed by follicular and much less commonly medullary and rarely Anaplastic. The pathologist needs the entire specimen for proper determination and not just needle aspiration or "biopsy". You need to speak to your doctor and if the reading on the thyroidectomy is in doubt, then it needs to be sent for another opinion, possibly consult AFIP. ...Read more

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I had a biopsy done in march. This was for a nodule on my isthemus. It was not cancer. However I have been having pain when bending my neck down and lifting it up. In the area. ?

I had a biopsy done in march. This was for a nodule on my isthemus.  It was not cancer. However I have been having pain when bending my neck down and lifting it up. In the area. ?

Scar tissue?: My guess is you mean the isthmus of the thyroid. Obviously it's been quite a while since the biopsy was done however scar tissue can occur which is tougher and less resilient than normal tissue. This can bind surrounding tissue like tight strings. Consider a follow-up evaluation with your surgeon to see if there's any exercises or local massage that might loosen things up. ...Read more

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Why do thyroid cancers form nodules?

Why do thyroid cancers form nodules?

Cell growth: Nodules are another word for a mass. Cancers generally form masses. About 20% of the population have thyroid nodules at some point during their lives. About 70% are benign; of the remaining 30%, 80% are papillary thyroid carcinoma, which is a very low aggressive form of cancer to have. Follicular, medullary and undifferentiated carcinoma make up the rest, with some rare types. ...Read more

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Are nodules and mets the same thing in a cancer patient ?

Are nodules and mets the same thing in a cancer patient ?

Yes and no: When mets develop and defined as a lesion in lung, liver etc it is a pure lesion composed of the cancer. Some nodues are metastatic lymph nodes where the node has been replaced to some degree by tumor. In other cases a nodule may be an associated inflammatory condition or a lesion replaced by fibrous tissue after a chem response. Bx is essential for determining diagnosis and significance. ...Read more

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What are my chances of a nodule on my lung being cancer? 54 years, nonsmoker.

Size and growth rate: Lung nodules in the lung — are quite common. They appear as round, white shadows on a chest x-ray or computerized tomography (ct) scan. They're usually about .2 inch to 1 inch in size. A nodule that's 25 mm or larger, is more likely to be cancerous than is a smaller one. If prior image is available comparing sizes to assess the rate of growth will help. Cancer grows faster. ...Read more

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Lung nodule grew 6mm, could I have cancer?

Lung nodule grew 6mm, could I have cancer?

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

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Are small lung nodules cancer?

Are small lung nodules cancer?

Needs biospy: Small nodules can be cancer, but they would need to be biopsied. Many times, the nodules are just scars and not cancer. If you find nodules on a cat scan of your chest, depending on the size, they need to be followed to make sure they don't grow or look ominous enough to warrant a biopsy. What to do about nodules also depends on your risk for lung cancer, i.e., were/are you a smoker, etc. ...Read more

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Does non calcification lung nodules be cancer?

Could be: A lung nodule may be primary or metastatic lung cancer. A calcified nodule is more likely to be old granuloma. ...Read more

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Is a nodule another name for a met in colon cancer ?

Nodule: Nodule is simply a term that denotes a well circumscribed mass. It can be either benign or malignant. ...Read more

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Where come from the thyroid have a nodule and become a cancer ?

Where come from the thyroid have a nodule and become a cancer ?

Thyroid nodules: Not all thyroid nodules are cancer. In fact, most nodules found in the thyroid are not cancer, they are either hyperplastic nodules (goiter) or benign lesions (adenoma). Those types of nodules can be large, but they do not "become" cancer, they are benign. In order to know if it is benign or a thyroid cancer, the nodule has to be sampled by FNA or excision, and examined by pathologist ...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