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Low Density Soft Tissue Lung Nodule
Worried about a solid lung nodule 4 mm in 2009 and is now 7 mm, non calcified, smooth borders. Rad said it looks like benign soft tissue, possible granuloma. Do non calcified granulomas grow, and could a cancer grow at that growth rate?
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
What does it mean when a 1cm lung nodule has "small density" , does that point toward Cancer? or Benign?
Small density.: A 1 cm nodule is a small density. Most likely this is benign finding but additional info about appearance and history/ physical exam are important. Are you a smoker? What prompted the X-ray or CT? A 3 month follow-up film is likely needed if this is a new radiological finding. Talk to your doctor. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Low risk: Your smoking history is relatively short. A 6mm nodule would be observed for 3-6 months before repeating the scan. The overwhelming majority (>95%) of nodules seen on ct are benign. If you stopped smoking, congratulations. If not, strongly consider it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a lung nodule grows to 1cm and its cancerous and taken out. What are the chances of cure or survival? The internet says it is still low.
Why would a t.Surgeon say wait and see , if he thought a lung nodule was a low malignancy in a healthy adult? A
See below: Blondie, i did not realize you are in greece. Medicine in greece is practiced quite differently from the way we do it in the us. They are not that aggressive which may be good or bad in your case. Also unlike here, you won't be able to influence them to do what you want, or seek a second opinion. Is there any way you can come to the us to get treated? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many options: Depends on age, size of nodule, history, and smoking history. Options include do nothing (rare), pet scan if there is risk for cancer, follow up cts at intervals determined by experienced md. Biopsies and surgery can come, but generally after above steps. Most nodules (>95%) are not cancer, and therefore invasive procedures should be reserved for when suspicion (guided by above factors) is high. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more
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