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Nodule (Overview)

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 and not medical terminology.


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What are vocal nodules?

What are vocal nodules?

"growths" on cords: Vocal nodules are lesions that can affect the true vocal cords. Nodules usually present as hoarseness or a change in your voice. They tend to be non-cancerous in nature but cancer is always a concern when ents look at your vocal cords and see "growths.". ...Read more

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Nodule (Overview)

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 and not medical terminology.


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Is a nodule that is 6mm considered big?

What type of : Nodule? In what part of the body? Please clarify and re-ask. ...Read 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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Is a 9mm nodule worst than 1.2 cm nodule?

Nodules: Usually smaller is better. So in this regard, 9mm (0.9cm) is better than 12mm (1.2cm). However, if we're talking about cancer then another important factor is how aggressive the cancer cells are, i.e., how fast they grow/spread. And this you can't tell by size alone but need to look at cells under a microscope and also evaluate for any other nodules or masses. ...Read more

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Is a 9mm nodule worst than a 1.2 cm nodule?

No: 9mm is smaller than 1.2cm. 1.2cm is 12mm. Both are smaller than a half inch. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: nodule?

Firm mass: 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 and not medical terminology. ...Read more

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Is the recovery time after have nodule removed long and is it painful?

Is the recovery time after have nodule removed long and is it painful?

Recovery time varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, smoker or not, blood sugar control, the exact type of procedure, and post-operative and follow up care. Discuss it with your surgeon and get their opinion as to what they feel is a reasonable recovery time for you. ...Read more

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