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Nodules found in lung, between liver & diaphragm, elevated wbc- probability of malignant?

Nodules found in lung, between liver & diaphragm, elevated wbc- probability of malignant?

It is concerning.: While I'm unable to state anything with any degree of certainty based on hat description, we generally do not like to see individuals with diffuse lung and liver nodules or lesions. This does require immediate clarification of underlying process. An investigation needs to be done right away, including biopsy of any accessible nodules.

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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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My grandmother has just had a nodule (2cm) in lung and another between liver and diaphram along with elevated wbc - what is probability of malignant?

My grandmother has just had a nodule (2cm) in lung and another between liver and diaphram along with elevated wbc - what is probability of malignant?

Unable to determine: It is difficult to determine malignancy risk without having a tissue diagnosis from one of the nodules. Close follow up with a pulmonologist is advised to determine your malignancy risk (based on smoking hx, fam hx, etc) and create a management strategy such as (but not limited to) biopsy, imaging surveillance, need to see oncologist. An elevated WBC should be evaluated by your PMD.

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If chemotherapy fails, and there is a tiny new lung nodule, 1 liver met and 1 node can anything b done in colon cancer pt aged 65?

If chemotherapy fails, and there is a tiny new lung nodule, 1 liver met and 1 node can anything b done in colon cancer pt aged 65?

Sometimes: Depending on co-morbidities and surgical risk, some studies have shown survival benefit with surgical resection of metastatic lesions. Consult with cancer surgeon.

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Is it normal for 4cm nodule to go to full blown lung cancer in and spread to liver in just 4 months?

Is it normal for 4cm nodule to go to full blown lung cancer in and spread to liver in just 4 months?

Commonplace: I am sorry about the situation. If anyone suggested that someone could ignore ANY lung nodule, let alone a 4 cm one, I am deeply disturbed. Oat cell is usually even faster.

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Is it normal for a 4 mm lung nodule to turn to lung cancer and spread to liver in just 4 months?

Is it normal for a 4 mm lung nodule to turn to lung cancer and spread to liver in just 4 months?

Possible: What you described is not normal, but quite possible. Small cell lung cancers can spread to other organs even before the primary lesion is detected.

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Is it normal for a 4mm lung nodule to go from that to full blown lung cancer and spread to liver in just 4 months?

Is it normal for a 4mm lung nodule to go from that to full blown lung cancer and spread to liver in just 4 months?

Not uncommon: Metastatic lesions only with unknown primary (origin cannot be found) constitute a specific type of cancers. The point is that the size of the primary tumor is not predictive of the stage. Not to mention that in this type of scenario it is assumed that the lesions described are related, but that may need to be proven with biopsies.

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Mcrc patient had 1 liver met n 1 node. Irinotecan given, but a lung nodule 0.5 CM appears during the 4 months he on irinotecan. Is this fast spread?

Mcrc patient had 1 liver met n 1 node. Irinotecan given, but a lung nodule 0.5 CM appears during the 4 months he on irinotecan. Is this fast spread?

Depends: I am not an oncologist and not the best to answer this question. Each cancer has their own growth rate. The key is to be on the best therapy, whether it be chemotherapy, radiation or surgery, for that cancer. A new lung nodule means that the treatment is not controlling the spread of the cancer. You should consider an alternative treatment. I do not treat and don't know Irinotecan.

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With a cyst in the liver, probably several tiny cysts and a nodule in the lung - can they be related (like Hydatid disease) or is this too far fetched?

With a cyst in the liver, probably several tiny cysts and a nodule in the lung - can they be related (like Hydatid disease) or is this too far fetched?

More history needed: This a rare occurrence and more history would be needed to give a educated opinion. I hope all is well with you.

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Can having liver mass and lung nodules mean you have cancer?

Can having liver mass and lung nodules mean you have cancer?

Liver mass: No. Lung and liver nodules are common findings on ct scan. Depending on clinical setting no treatment may be indicated other than a follow up ct. In some cases where suspicion is high, a biopsy is needed to rule out or rule in cancer.

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Hello I have been diagnosed with a small module on my left lower lung. A low density lesion on my liver and a 6mm nodule on my right thyroid lobe.?

Hello I have been diagnosed with a small module on my left lower lung. A low density lesion on my liver and a 6mm nodule on my right thyroid lobe.?

See below: Such multiple findings as you describe are not uncommon on various imaging studies such as CT scans of the chest, abdomen, pelvis that include the thyroid, lung, liver, and kidneys where small sub-centimeter (<10 mm) nodules are commonly noted which are most often benign and clinically insignificant but which often deserve a follow-up study in 6-12 months. You should discuss this with your doctor.

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Ct scan found a lesion on my liver, a 6mm nodule on my lung, 2 tracheal lymph nodes 1cm each?

Ct scan found a lesion on my liver, a 6mm nodule on my lung, 2 tracheal lymph nodes 1cm each?

Follow up CT: The importance of the findings may depend on why your ct scan was done. Current guidelines suggest Incidental single lung nodules between 4-6 mm in patients over 35 need follow ct scan, the interval between scans is dependent on the risk of cancer (smokers, exposure to asbestos, etc). 10mm (1cm) lymph note near trachea is upper limits of normal size.

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What is prognosis like for colon cancer pt with 1 liver met, 1 node and 0.5 lung nodule? Primary was resected last year. Cea 10. Bloodwork normal?

What is prognosis like for colon cancer pt with 1 liver met, 1 node and 0.5 lung nodule? Primary was resected last year. Cea 10. Bloodwork normal?

Prognosis: Prognosis is determined at time of diagnosis/treatment. Seems cancer is/was stage 4, which has a shorter prognosis than stage 1. If stage 4 is NEW, newly discovered liver metastasis, then prognosis will be negatively impacted compared to a year ago. Regardless of prognosis, talk with your docs. Take friend/family with you to appointments to help with understanding. Treatments exist. Be well.

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Could good quality images of a cta chest detect also detect lung nodules and coronary problems present in the thorax? They detected a liver angioma on mine for example, incidentally. ..

Could good quality images of a cta chest detect also detect lung nodules and coronary problems present in the thorax? They detected a liver angioma on mine for example, incidentally. ..

Yes: While CT angiogram of the chest won't provide a numeric score for coronary calcium, the radiologist can say whether there is coronary calcification, whether there is more than expected. Lung nodules will definitely be seen on a CT angiogram of the chest.

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After diagnosis with C.T scan Abdomen results were liver cyst - small left lung base nodule, my mother have pain symptoms every four days pls advice?

After diagnosis with C.T scan Abdomen results were liver cyst - small left lung base nodule, my mother have pain symptoms every four days pls advice?

May not cause pain: Liver cysts are usually benign fluid filled structures. There are may causes for lung nodules including lung cancer and therefore usually requires follow up. Neither is usually painful.

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If chemotherapy treatment fails for metastic colon cancer pt, what else can be done for a liver met, 1 node and a tiny lung nodule?

If chemotherapy treatment fails for metastic colon cancer pt, what else can be done for a liver met, 1 node and a tiny lung nodule?

Remove lung lesion: At age 34 attempt at cure should be made. If liver met small and primary already out, liver met to be resected or microwave ablated. Usually chemo is only of temporary value and if all fails, the FDA protocol for monoclonal antibody Neo102 is available for treatment of metastatic colon cancer having failed chemo. The small node and lung lesion can be removed by laparoscopy/thoracoscopy.

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2cm liver mass, tiny lung nodules, tiny brain lesions. Found 2 1/2 yrs ago and still stable. Dr's say unrelated, but No biopsies. Please help. Cancer?

2cm liver mass, tiny lung nodules, tiny brain lesions. Found 2 1/2 yrs ago and still stable. Dr's say unrelated, but No biopsies. Please help. Cancer?

Focal nodular: Hyperplasia is a benign liver lesion, and unrelated to lung nodules or brain lesions. Tiny lung nodules in an average risk patient that are stable for 2 1/2 years can be considered benign. No way to opine about the brain lesions without more info, but stability over 2 1/2 years likely also indicates benignity.

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Can anything b done for a liver met, 1 lung nodule and a lypmph node if chemo fails? Does this mean no treatment for colon cancer pt? Primary removed

Can anything b done for a liver met, 1 lung nodule and a lypmph node if chemo fails? Does this mean no treatment for colon cancer pt? Primary removed

Metastatic colon CA: Typically, metastatic cancer (cancer that has spread to organs/areas beyond where it started) is considered incurable. There are some exceptions; if colon cancer has a single metastasis to the liver OR a lung, then chemotherapy & surgical removal of the met might be successful (perhaps 50%).For more than one organ, chances are less, & treatment frequently shifts towards comfort if chances poor/none.

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