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Small Nodule On Lung
Had ct scan was told have very small nodule on lung not to worry have primary dr. X-ray yearly should I be concerned?
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
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 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?
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
What is histoplasmosis?Does it affects lungs forming very small nodule, bcz of my lung nodule.Can it be seen in ct, ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer