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Non Calcified Lung Nodule In Lower Right Lobe
9mm lung nodule found lower lobe on abdomininal scan. Follow up scan 6 months later nodule grew to 1.5 cm. PET scan no uptake former smoker 15 yrs ago?
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
Questionable right lower lobe lung nodule vs end on vessel a followup x-ray is recomended in 3 month to reassess. No acute anatomic finding. Any wrong?
Unclear: The lauded radiologist, whoever it was that issued the report, is uncertain whether a nodule was found in the lung, or if there was a confounding shadow from a vessel. That is why he/she recommends a repeat of the exam (X-ray) in 3 months. A malignant nodule would get bigger. A stable appearance suggests a benign anomaly or artifact. Without seeing the actual film, nothing more can be said. ...Read more
2mm lung nodule lower left lobe — unrelated CT found it — on 1yr fu it's now 4mm. Any reason other than cancer it would grow? I just quit smoking.
Benign possibilities: There are many benign causes of a solitary pulmonary nodule. However, with a smoking history, you probably ought to have it biopsied, if possible, or even removed. This is to be certain that this isn't due to an early malignancy whose removal would likely be curative. Kudos to you for smoking cessation; keep up the good work. Good luck! See a cardiothoracic surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more
Is a 3 mm slightly spiculated lung nodule on ct in lower lobe likely cancer? 60 years old- hx of early breast cancer. Had right pneumonia at the time
Pretty worrisome: From your description. Address your concerns with your health care provider who has your history available. If you are not satisfied, ask for referral to a specialist (pulmonologist.) ...Read more
X-ray picked up 4mm lung nodule, possibly calcified. Could it be larger and the rest not visible on an X-ray due to non-calcification?
Very common finding: Here in kansas city, most of us have one of more of these little nodules from having met and contained histoplasmosis. They're nothing to worry about. A lesion wasn't missed because it wasn't calcified -- I've watched radiologists at work and you can trust them. There are lesions that are so unlikely to be cancer their best left alone. Unless your physician tells you otherwise, just watch it. ...Read more
Lung nodule found 11/2013 docs say it begnin & it is too small to biopsy. It had calcification no signs show its Ca but still worried. Severe anxiety?
If your nodule is less than 1cm especially less than 0.5 cm, has a regular border, it's solid and pop-corn like then no reason to worry, so another thing that your doctor could do if to repeat your imagining at 6-12 months base on your risk factors. Try to relax and repeat a CT scan around Novemebr or so if your nodule was 6-8 mm and you are non-smoker.
If you are smoker repeat it now. ...Read more
Ct showed 5.6mm noncalcified lung nodule. Are noncalcified or calcified nodules more likely to be cancerous. 43 nonsmoker. Should I do follow up ct?
Hard to say,,: It's hard to say if a non-calcified lung nodule is more likely to be cancerous. I don't know if a study like that was done. Having said this, there are diseases like tuberculosis that produce calcified lung nodules, and other various cancers that can do it as well. The best course here would be to get follow up visits and other lab tests that could rule out cancer from your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
When my 6mm lung nodule was found on CT, slight "alvelitis" was found on the right upper lobe. What is alvelitis?
Lung nodule 1.4 -2, 7 suv r middle lobe (vats) now or wait 3months for another scan 3 thoracic surgeons said different things?
Caution: Pulmonologist or thoracic surgeon can do bronco and biopsy the lesion. ...Read more
I have just been diagnosed with a Lung Nodule. It is in Right lung btween upper two lobes. My father died from Squamous Cell. Should it be watched 6 m?
Lung nodules: Are very common and fortunately most of the time are benign. Some need to be watched and other do not. Certain characteristics such as the size, morphology and you're smoking history dictate the necessity and timing of follow up imaging studies. More information is needed to properly answer your question :) ...Read more
Had ct found a 5.6 non calcified lung nodule they were not concerned about follow up ct are radiologists fairly accurate at determining if it’s cancer?
If the nodule: is smooth and completely calcified, there is essentially no chance it is malignant. So under these circumstances, the answer is yes, to a high degree of certainty. Non calcified nodules or incompletely calcified nodules, however, cannot usually be reliably categorized as benign. ...Read more
23 yo female. Diagnosed with 4.7 mm non-calcified lung nodule. Faint wheezing in same lung, post nasal drip for months. Could this be cancer?
Non calcified lung nodule brac1+ history of breast ca in 08 bilat mastectomy is this nodule ca? Enlarged lymph in neck and axil. Hoarse
See your doctor: None of us can answer this question without looking at the scans and examining you in person. This is best answered by your oncologist and surgeon. I highly recommend that you make an appointment and get evaluated and have a conversation with them. Good luck with everything. ...Read more
Yes, but: Calcification of a lung nodule frequently indicates that it is benign in nature. It is the noncalcified nodules that are most concerning for lung cancer. And thus the noncalcified nodules that more frequently meet criteria that prompts biopsy of the nodule. Appropriate treatment of lung nodules is best done at facilities with experience ...Read more
Depends: The pattern of calcification is important. Lamellar, popcorn, central, and diffuse homogenous calcification are usually benign. Anything else that size is very suspicious. ...Read more
1 year ago 1 lung nodule 2mm 1year later same nodule 4.5 mm and new one a non calcified punctate at 2.7mm, tiny axillary node should I be worried?
Get it checked,,: At this point, it's hard to say what this is but it must be checked out and followed more closely. It is very important to discuss this with your doctor, run more tests, like a possible biopsy, and initiate the most appropriate treatment because it's clear that it is progressing. Best of luck. ...Read more
I have a lung nodule in which the center is calcified in a bean shape within a round shadow, could it be malignant?
but should be followed with x-ray or ct.
Obtain any old films for tracking purposes. ...Read more
Had a second opinion by a pulmonologist, who told me that I should not worry about a 2cm calcified lung nodule, is this a safe approach?
Pulmonologist said a lung nodule I have is benign, i still feel uneasy about his answer, should I seek a second opinion? Nodule is 2 CM calcified
Biopsy: A calcified nodule is likley benign. You need to compare thx xray with an old film of your chest if you have. Ct of the chest is helpful. If any doubt tissue biopsy will confirm the nature of this nodule. If you are not comfortable with the response nothing is wrong with getting another opinion. ...Read more
Worried about a solid lung nodule 4 mm in 2009 and is now 7 mm, non calcified, smooth borders. Rad said it looks like benign soft tissue, possible granuloma. Do non calcified granulomas grow, and could a cancer grow at that growth rate?
Yes and yes.: Get an opinion from pulmonologist or thoracic surgeon regarding opinion about possible biopsy. It depends on whether the benefits of biopsy outweigh its risks. ...Read more
Doctor said that lung nodule I have is calcified, and due to old glanulomatous disease, how do I know if this is right?
Try 2nd opinion: Calcified nodules are a relatively simple diagnosis either by chest x-ray, or even more reliably, by ct scan. If you have any doubts, get a referral to another radiologist for a second opinion. There will usually be a charge for this, but if it puts your mind at ease it will be worth it. ...Read more
Had Ct scan found a 5.8mm lung nodule non calcified they said no follow up needed if non smoker I don't smoke should I get a Ct scan in a year?
Technically, no: Fleischner Society Guideline Update 2017: Management of Solid Pulmonary Nodules now recommends that solid nodules 6 mm or less in diameter in low-risk adults >35 years old generally need no further follow-up. In higher-risk patients, a follow-up CT scan should be considered optional ...Read more
Had an MRI of a lung nodule that is non calcified ... Slow growing since 2001... 9mm... Radiologist made diagnoses of it being benign. How can he make such a diagnosis without truly knowing isn't a CT pet scan better to show or even a biopsy?
D/w your MD: It looks like a benign tumor--over 11 years- it grows slowly and the size is only 9mm. If this were a cancer, the growth will be way more rapid than this is. A pet scan has some degree of false negativity when the size is < 10mm. A biopsy is invasive and it's not easy to do when the size is small. Would recommend surveillance only, & quit smoking.If you smoke. (btw, ct scan is better than mri). ...Read more
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
In 07,1 calcified rt lung nodule found.ER CT Scan yesterday found 2 more 6mm. Does this mean cancer, previous Mammogram clear. Who do I see for this?
Pulmonologist: Your best bet would be to see a Pulmonologist. ...Read more
Can breast (benign) calcifications show up as a 2 mm lung nodule on CT w/o iodine? So scared! Node on CT in Apr. 14 and Oct. 14. Recheck tomorrow.
Unlikely: Benign calcifications in the breast are common but they should not cause or be mistaken for a lung nodule. Lung nodules can have many causes and are not necessarily malignant but the are not generally associated with benign breast calcifications. Hope this was some help. Best of luck. ...Read more
(36 and smoker)What could 3 noncalcified lung nodules sizes 6mm- 4mm left lower lobe be? Found on ct, what would be next step to identify cause?
Many possibilities.: Noncalcified lung nodules are worrisome, especially if you are a smoker (as you have), & more so if you are a "heavy" smoker (based on number of packs per day, & no of yrs that you've smoked). A nodule could be scar tissue, or the effects of an infection or radiation; however, most worrisome, of course, is lung cancer. To identify cause, next step is usually bronchoscopy (scope to look) & biopsy. ...Read more
Two lung nodules upper right lobe 5 and 2 one nodule lower left lobe 3 mm. All uncalcified. Colonoscopy endoscopy brain MRI normal. What are theseim26?
R u smoker?: The absolute diagnosis of pulmonary nodules is done by a pathologist under microscopic examination. Otherwise, speculative. Cat scan or pet scans are not microscopic examinations by a pathologist. If nodules become calcified most likely grannulomas. Carcinomas and grannulomas look alike early on. Close periodic f/u versus early excissional bx advised. Needle bx not DX unless cancer diagnosed. ...Read more
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