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Doctor insights on: Non Calcified Lung Nodule In Lower Right Lobe

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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?

Needs Biopsy: Follow the treating Physicians advise. With rapid increase in 6 months; getting tisuue Dx is always very helpful. Otherwise you will be worried all the time until another Imaging study is done. Excision Bx is the way to go (removing the nodule) ...Read more

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


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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?

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

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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.

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

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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

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

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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

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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?

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?

Lung nodule: 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

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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?

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

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When my 6mm lung nodule was found on CT, slight "alvelitis" was found on the right upper lobe. What is alvelitis?

When my 6mm lung nodule was found on CT, slight "alvelitis" was found on the right upper lobe. What is alvelitis?

Alveolitis: This is inflammation of the Alveoli, ...the pulmonary (lung) alveoli are the terminal ends of the respiratory tree, which outcrop from either alveolar sacs or alveolar ducts, and which are both sites of gas exchange with the blood as well. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Met: It would be helpful to see the image during an inbox consult. Is there a history of smoking or a family history of cancer? There are risk factors for lung cancer which can be reviewed. I would also suggest a full physical exam. ...Read more

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Non calcified lung nodule brac1+ history of breast ca in 08 bilat mastectomy is this nodule ca? Enlarged lymph in neck and axil. Hoarse

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

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Can a biopsy be taken of a calcified lung nodule?

Can a biopsy be taken of a calcified lung nodule?

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

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I have a 2 CM calcified lung nodule as per my last x-ray, should I be worried?

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

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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?

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

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24mmx19mm centrally calcified lung nodule should I be worried?

24mmx19mm centrally calcified lung nodule should I be worried?

Yes if new: Some people contact TB as children and develop calcified nodes. If this is new and if you have been a long-term smoker do not fail to follow up with the doctor who discovered this because might be a malignancy. An old x-ray film could help to settle this matter. ...Read more

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I have a lung nodule in which the center is calcified in a bean shape within a round shadow, could it be malignant?

Likely benign: Probably granuloma
but should be followed with x-ray or ct.
Obtain any old films for tracking purposes. ...Read more

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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?

Pulmonary nodules: If the nodule has not changed over time, less than 3cm no smoking or previous history of malignancy, age less than 35 it is likely a benign process. ...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


Lobe (Definition)

1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more