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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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What could a "Small density 1cm lung nodule "be , seen on chest xray , chances of malignancy ?

What could a "Small density 1cm lung nodule "be , seen on chest xray , chances of malignancy ?

Need more info: smoker? Any other history? Malignancy always possible but could be scar or benign nodule. Should be followed or biopsy for definitive diagnosis if feasible. ...Read more

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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 more

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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.

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.

See braking bad: Need to know pathology results: small cell cancer vs non-small cancer vs mets - all will cast different prognosis. See oncologist for stats. ...Read more

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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 more

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Why would a t.Surgeon say wait and see , if he thought a lung nodule was a low malignancy in a healthy adult? A

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 more

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Could 4mm lung nodule cause fatigue&muscle loss for 1year?Tested positive on early cdtlung blood test.sodium slight low cortisol slight high. Advice?

Mgt: The potential for malignancy should be assessed by a follow up imaging test. Please discuss with your physician. Family history, type of nodule, location and smoking history are part of the evaluation. If you smoke, please stop smoking and avoid smoke exposure. ...Read more

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Could 4mm lung nodule cause fatigue&muscle loss for 1year?Tested positive on early cdtlung blood test.sodium slight low cortisol slight high. Advice?

Could 4mm lung nodule cause fatigue&muscle loss for 1year?Tested positive on early cdtlung blood test.sodium slight low cortisol slight high. Advice?

See an oncologist: Now is the time to find out if that nodule is, indeed, cancer, and a specialist's recommendations are the way to go. If so, that could be causing your fatigue. The muscle loss may be due to de-conditioning (not using the muscles enough), due to your fatigue. If it IS cancer, you are catching it at a very small size and there is a much better chance for a cure! ...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?

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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Tissue (Definition)

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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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