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Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Severe HPV (plantars), sarcoidosis w/ atypical lung nodules 8mm with suv of 10.9 what are chances of cancer? No lung bx done other site pos for sarc

Dr. Liawaty Ho
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
18 years in practice
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Severe HPV (plantars), sarcoidosis w/ atypical lung nodules 8mm with suv of 10.9 what are chances of cancer? No lung bx done other site pos for sarc

Hard to say: Do you have significant risk for lung cancer? Are you a smoker? If yes, you need to stop smoking . The lung nodule is likely sarcoidosis of the lung although if you are also a heavy smoker, lung cancer is possible. I will suggest you to have a follow up ct scan to ensure stability if it is rapidly growing, while your sarcoidosis is quite without symptom perhaps biopsy can be considered then. ...Read more

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Lung Nodule (Definition)

A lung nodule is a symptom in which a person has a chest x-ray or CT scan that shows a small lump (nodule) in a lung. A lung nodule can be cancerous or non-cancerous. If cancerous, it can be a lung cancer or can be a metastatic cancer that spread from another ...Read more


Dr. Liawaty Ho
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I have atypical lung nodule dr is attributing to sarcoidosis as have been dx'd by bx of parotid tumor. Pet said suv of 10.9 should this be of concern?

Dr. Liawaty Ho
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I have atypical lung nodule dr is attributing to sarcoidosis as have been dx'd by bx of parotid tumor. Pet said suv of 10.9 should this be of concern?

Further w/u. : How big is the lung nodule? Are you a smoker? With suv of 10.9- i think, a biopsy should be done- if possible - ( if the size and location allow tissue biopsy to be done).It could be a sarcoidois, but just because you have sarcoidosis-does not mean that this nodule is automatically one. Depending on your risk- other condition including- primary lung malignancy- has to be considered and ruled out. ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Mott
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I have nodules on my lungs, with the largest one being 4mm i also have one on my thyroid and voice box. The lung nodules were found incidentally during a CT of my bowels. Could this be sarcoidosis?

Dr. Brian Mott
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I have nodules on my lungs, with the largest one being 4mm i also have one on my thyroid and voice box. The lung nodules were found incidentally during a CT of my bowels. Could this be sarcoidosis?

Possibly: It's not unusual for there to be small nodules in the lung as you age. There are a lot of things from benign granulomas to lung cancer that are possible. Sarcoidosis in the lung is squally symptomatic. You will need to have few serial ct scans to mae sure they don't change in any way. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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I have had chest pain for 5 mos, an 8mm noncalcified nodule on my left lung, swollen left hilar and axillary lymph nodes and CRP is 12.4. Sarcoidosis?

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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I have had chest pain for 5 mos, an 8mm noncalcified nodule on my left lung, swollen left hilar and axillary lymph nodes and CRP is 12.4. Sarcoidosis?

Mgt/workup: This is in the differential of possible causes, and a biopsy may be performed so that your physician will have more information, before making a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Accurso
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Submandibuler growth with bilateral multiple lung nodules , is it malignancy case?

Dr. Joseph Accurso
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Submandibuler growth  with bilateral multiple lung nodules , is it malignancy case?

Need more info...: About your symptoms and the imaging. Lung nodules and growth within or next to the submandibular gland raise suspicion for cancer, but need to put all of the data together. Will probably need to have a biopsy to get tissue to examine under the microscope - that will allow an exact diagnosis and plan of treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Loki Skylizard
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I was wondering does mold cause lung nodules?

Dr. Loki Skylizard
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I was wondering does mold cause lung nodules?

Yes: Agree certain inhaled substances, including fungi can result in nodule development . All lung nodules require follow up and potentially more investigation based on history, findings, and criteria. ...Read more

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Dr. Loki Skylizard
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What symptoms can a benign lung nodule cause, and whether it causes blockage and effect on breathing?

Dr. Loki Skylizard
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What symptoms can a benign lung nodule cause, and whether it causes blockage and effect on breathing?

Mostly none: In general, lung nodules benign and malignant are asymptomatic (without symptoms). That said, benign is more likely associated with infection. Thus symptoms such as infection and pneumonia may be present; fever, cough, etc.... Other symptomatic nodules may be from sarcoidosis. There is a large list of symptoms with sarcoid. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Way are common causes of multiple small non calcified lung nodules in both lungs that has remained same size in 4 months besides cancer?

Dr. Creighton Wright
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Histoplasmosis: A common fungus in the midwest and south. Used to be tuberculosis was common, but that is not anymore. Cancer tends to grow. Followup ct is important. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Mcgee
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11/9 ct- multiple bilateral lung nodules. 11/22 ct/pet-focal increased activity suv5.5 suspect cancer in 1 of them. What could it be besides cancer?

Dr. Richard Mcgee
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11/9 ct- multiple bilateral lung nodules. 11/22 ct/pet-focal increased activity suv5.5 suspect cancer in 1 of them. What could it be besides cancer?

Infection, sarcoidos: While cancer is the major concern, other things such as infection (tb), fungus, or sarcoidosis might look like this. A biopsy should give the answer and i would proceed with it as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Rodney Del Valle
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My CT discovered 6 lung nodules from .2 - .8 cm. .8 node is calcified, others are not. Discoid atelectasis in the upper right lung. Concerning?

Dr. Rodney Del Valle
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My CT discovered 6 lung nodules from .2 - .8 cm.  .8 node is calcified, others are not.  Discoid atelectasis in the upper right lung.  Concerning?

Yes: Many causes including metastatic cancer. Do you have history of cancer? Breast, colon, prostrate and bladder most common. Also non cancerous conditions like hamartomas, sarcoidosis, rhemautoid nodules, infectious conditions, lymphomas and kaposis sarcomas etc. Please, see a pulmonologist if this is a new finding. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Marci Dietrich
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Sarcoidosis (Definition)

Sarcoidosis is a medical condition in which nodules form in various organs including lymph nodes, lungs, eyes, and liver. Common symptoms include cough, chest pain below the breast bone, fatigue, ...Read more


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