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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 is a skin nodule?

What is a skin nodule?

Type of growth: Skin nodule is a type of growth that developes as a symptom of certain skin conditions. ...Read more

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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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 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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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?

What is the definition or description of: nodule?

Lump: Nodule is small collection of tissue that can be felt at any level of the skin or in another tissue of the body. Nodules characteristically range in size from 1 to 2 cm in diameter. ...Read more

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