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Lung nodule 1.4 -2,7 SUV r middle lobe (VATS) now or wait 3months for another scan 3 thoracic surgeons said different things?

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pulmonologist or thoracic surgeon can do bronco and biopsy the lesion
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Dr. Sue Ferranti answered:

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

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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.
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What is a 7 mm noncalcified lung nodule?

Anything

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It means there is a little mass in your lung. It could be anything. If you are smoker it could be cancer. If you are not there are multiple other causes. You will need repeat CT scan to see whether there is any increase in size
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Dr. Brian Mott answered:

What is a lung nodule?

Solid mass in lung

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A lung nodule is a soft tissue mass that is located somewhere within the lung itself. It can be a benign or malignant nodule. Following it with CT Scans to see if it changes in size is one way to manage them or going directly to biopsy.
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I was wondering what are the odds that a 2cmx3cm lung nodule is cancer?

Tissue biopsy

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At least 50% if non smoker over that if smoker. Need to perform excisional or incisional biopsy and cultures for the pathologist to determine what is it.
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Going for followup 2mrow.worried abut mu lung nodule..scared too,..

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Sometimes, we as physicians use that word loosely. I did not mean to be lackadaisical. I am sure you are concerned and I am only trying to calm you down. I see you have other conditions being followed by your doctor. Have a good talk with your doctor as to the best way of finding out and options of treatment. Lung cancer is very rare at your age anyhow.
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What are the symptoms of a lung nodule and are they malignant?

No symptoms

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Lung nodules have no symptoms, unfortunately. Most of the time, they are benign things like scars, but sometimes they can be early cancers. If you have a nodule found on a CAT scan, they need to be followed to make sure they don't grow or change over time. This is especially true if you have risk factors for cancer such as smoking or radiation exposure.
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi answered:

Saw a show on TV and they mentioned something called lung nodule. What is that?

Also used to be

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called a coin lesion. A solitary pulmonary nodule may be a primary cancer, or a granuloma or other benign things like a hamartoma or interlobar node. It also may the cause of "false positives" on CT-chest screening. Multiple nodules draw suspicion to traveled tumors. When very small (<5 mm), can be watched for growth; if larger, further work up including removal.
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Dr. Michael Sokol answered:

Can a radiologist tell if a lung nodule is benign by just looking at it?

Often but not perfec

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Often there are certain characteristics on the XRAY that are helpful but no guarantee. It is often helpful to obtain a PET/CT scan as it has more accuracy. The best test is a biopsy IF POSSIBLE.
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Is it worse to have a solitary lung nodule in apex of lung?

Solitary nodule

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Not necessarily. Any solitary nodule an be cancer and needs to be worked up.
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