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Had ct scan was told have very small nodule on lung not to worry have primary dr. X-ray yearly should I be concerned?

Had ct scan was told have very small nodule on lung not to worry have primary dr. X-ray yearly should I be concerned?

Lung nodule: Depending on the size of the nodule as well as your risk factors, follow up is usually with a repeat CT scan in 6-12 months. ...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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I was at ER tonight due to chest pain from ongoing virus. Ct scan and chest X-ray . Found small nodule in lung. Sent home w/ zpack? Now what do I do?

I was at ER tonight due to chest pain from ongoing virus. Ct scan and chest X-ray . Found small nodule in lung. Sent home w/ zpack? Now what do I do?

Follow up: You should finish the antibiotics. Repeat the ct in 6-8 weeks. If nodule still present, you should be referred to a pulmonologist or thoracic surgeon for evaluation. Some nodules can be observed and some need to be removed. ...Read more

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I have a 2 CM nodule and smaller nodules in my lungs. Will be getting a pet scan. How quickly will it spread if it's cancer?

I have a 2 CM nodule and smaller nodules in my lungs. Will be getting a pet scan. How quickly will it spread if it's cancer?

Depends: Cancers spread at different rates. Small cell cancer spreads quickly. Treatment also affects the rate of spread. If the pet scan is positive next step is biopsy. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a 2cm nodule and smaller nodules in my lungs, going in tomorrow for a pet scan. if this is cancer, how quickly will it spread?

What to do if I have a 2cm nodule and smaller nodules in my lungs, going in tomorrow for a pet scan. if this is cancer, how quickly will it spread?

Need evaluation: proceed with PET scan . ultimately you would need to have a biopsy of the lung mass to establish a diagnosis. if you smoke, please quit. God only knows how quickly it will spread. having said that- it will depend of the biology of the cancer- some cancers are indolent/slowly growing, and others are aggressive . PET scan will show if there is any other suspicious area- lymph nodes or organs. ...Read more

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Are small lung nodules cancer?

Needs biospy: Small nodules can be cancer, but they would need to be biopsied. Many times, the nodules are just scars and not cancer. If you find nodules on a cat scan of your chest, depending on the size, they need to be followed to make sure they don't grow or look ominous enough to warrant a biopsy. What to do about nodules also depends on your risk for lung cancer, i.e., were/are you a smoker, etc. ...Read more

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What does negative result mean regarding small lung nodules?

What does negative result mean regarding small lung nodules?

Too little info: What was "negative"? Did they biopsy it? Was it a pet scan, was it negative for serial growth on cxr? Ct scan? Negative is not descriptive enough. Give me more information and i will answer your concerns. Most nodules are not cancer. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Small lung nodules?

What is the definition or description of: Small lung nodules?

Fleischner Society: Guidelines define a small lung nodule as less than 8mm in diameter ...Read more

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What is a primary lung cancer that would cause multiple small lung nodules less than 5 mm when found?

What is a primary lung cancer that would cause multiple small lung nodules less than 5 mm when found?

Unusual: Consider some cancer superimposed on histoplasmosis. Metastatic, military cancer from melanoma, breast can have unusual appearance. Alveolar cell can be multiple lesions , but not like the description. ...Read more

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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