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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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