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Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Lung Nodule (Overview)

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 part of the body.


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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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Dr. Loki Skylizard
284 doctors shared insights

Lung Nodule (Overview)

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 part of the body.


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Treating a Lung Nodule (Tip)

Treating a Lung Nodule

Lung nodule means CT. CT means check with lung specialist. Discuss bronchoscopy. ...See more

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Treating a Lung Nodule (Checklist)

Recognize that most nodules are benign scars, not malignant
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Remember to obtain any previous images possibly showing nodule
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Research whether it's best to follow the nodule or to biopsy it
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Pls advice me what symptoms a lung nodule would normally cause?Mine is 8mm, unrelated to dilated bronchi, would it increase in size if its not cancer?

Pls advice me what symptoms a lung nodule would normally cause?Mine is 8mm, unrelated to dilated bronchi, would it increase in size if its not cancer?

An 8mm Nodule: Is too small to give any symptoms. If it is cancer it would continue to grow and grow. Large nodules that obstruct airways cause shortness of breath and coughing and sometimes bleeding in the lung. ...Read more

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My father was diagnosed with lung nodule. Should I be worried for him?

My father was diagnosed with lung nodule. Should I be worried for him?

Needs investigation: Lung nodule needs to be investigated to ascertain the underlying pathology. It may a residua of an old infection, an easily treatable infection or lung cancer. Worrying would not address the issue. Your father should see an internist or a pulmonary specialist. ...Read more

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Treating a Lung Nodule (Tip)

Treating a Lung Nodule

Do not smoke. Lung nodules are more likely to be cancerous in smokers than non-smokers. ...See more

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Treating a Collapsed Lung (Checklist)

Go to the ER for x-rays and initial treatment
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Use high flow oxygen
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If a lung nodule is malignant , would that show up in blood test, and how fast would it grow if its cancer lung nodule is calcified in center?

If a lung nodule is malignant , would that show up in blood test, and how fast would it grow if its cancer lung nodule is calcified in center?

Hmmmm : There is no blood test that i know of top detect lung cancer. Radiographic studies are used to help with lung cancer diagnose. If youworry about nodule being lung cancer, please seek advice of your hometown physician. We can't make aa definitive diagnosis for you over the internet. Your doctor will be the healing hands. ...Read more

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What are the tests for lung nodule?

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 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


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