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Doctor insights on: Tiny Nodules In Lungs

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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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CT 'Tiny subpleural nodule right lung base laterally' (no measurement) age 34 smoked 8 pack yrs Doc says rescan 6mths but I am terrified its cancer?

CT 'Tiny subpleural nodule right lung base laterally' (no measurement) age 34 smoked 8 pack yrs Doc says rescan 6mths but I am terrified its cancer?

Lung bump: I would be too. But not likely is what he must be thinking. What other reasons for nodule did he suggest. Why was CT done in first place? . Work around asbestosis? ...Read more

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CT scan "Tiny nodule in subpleural right lung base" 34f smoked 13 yrs quit 2 wks doc says rescan in few mths. I can't stop worrying it's lung cancer?

CT scan "Tiny nodule in subpleural right lung base" 34f smoked 13 yrs quit 2 wks doc says rescan in few mths. I can't stop worrying it's lung cancer?

Follow up scan: What are the size of the tiny nodules to be precise here? If they are so small like a few mm only, there is nothing much you can do at this time anyway as biopsy would likely not be able to be done due to the limited size. No need to worry at this time. People can have scarring or granuloma which can be presented as small lung nodules. You definitely need to get a follow up CT scan to compare them ...Read more

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I'm 42, healthy, n/s. Random CT in march showed several tiny lung nodules. No change in sept CT except 1 grew from 5mm to 6mm. I'm afraid it's cancer?

I'm 42, healthy, n/s. Random CT in march showed several tiny lung nodules. No change in sept CT except 1 grew from 5mm to 6mm. I'm afraid it's cancer?

Probably not.: From march to sept (6 months), it only 'grew' 1 mm. This, given the limitations of ct, would not be considered true growth and is very unlikely to be lung cancer, especially because you are young (42) and a non-smoker. Do, however, follow your physician's advice about reimaging and follow-up. ...Read more

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If chemotherapy fails, and there is a tiny new lung nodule, 1 liver met and 1 node can anything b done in colon cancer pt aged 65?

If chemotherapy fails, and there is a tiny new lung nodule, 1 liver met and 1 node can anything b done in colon cancer pt aged 65?

Sometimes: Depending on co-morbidities and surgical risk, some studies have shown survival benefit with surgical resection of metastatic lesions. Consult with cancer surgeon. ...Read more

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If chemotherapy treatment fails for metastic colon cancer pt, what else can be done for a liver met, 1 node and a tiny lung nodule?

If chemotherapy treatment fails for metastic colon cancer pt, what else can be done for a liver met, 1 node and a tiny lung nodule?

Remove lung lesion: At age 34 attempt at cure should be made. If liver met small and primary already out, liver met to be resected or microwave ablated. Usually chemo is only of temporary value and if all fails, the FDA protocol for monoclonal antibody Neo102 is available for treatment of metastatic colon cancer having failed chemo. The small node and lung lesion can be removed by laparoscopy/thoracoscopy. ...Read more

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2cm liver mass, tiny lung nodules, tiny brain lesions. Found 2 1/2 yrs ago and still stable. Dr's say unrelated, but No biopsies. Please help. Cancer?

2cm liver mass, tiny lung nodules, tiny brain lesions. Found 2 1/2 yrs ago and still stable. Dr's say unrelated, but No biopsies. Please help. Cancer?

Focal nodular: Hyperplasia is a benign liver lesion, and unrelated to lung nodules or brain lesions. Tiny lung nodules in an average risk patient that are stable for 2 1/2 years can be considered benign. No way to opine about the brain lesions without more info, but stability over 2 1/2 years likely also indicates benignity. ...Read more

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I have tiny nodular density in right upper lung. What does it mean? Does it mean im not fit to work? Thanks

I have tiny nodular density in right upper lung. What does it mean? Does it mean im not fit to work? Thanks

Mgt, workup: If the nodule is very small, it is most likely benign. Your risk factors including smoking history, family history and pulmonary history can be assessed to determine the next best step.
I would suggest a TB test and a follow up appt with a review of the CT scan: healthtap. Com/DosanjhMD ...Read more

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Can small lung nodules be cancerous?

Can small lung nodules be cancerous?

Yes: Cancers do start out as small lesions/nodules. ...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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Is a 1.4 lung nodule classed as small?

Is a 1.4 lung nodule classed as small?

1 cm nodule: Any nodule is abnormal. Nodules greater than a centimeter are considered pathological and worrisome. Certain radiological characteristics make some nodules more serious than others. Other tests like pet scans can help in differentiating malignant nodules from benign ones. ...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 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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Could aspirating a small piece of popcorn cause a lung nodule?

Yes: Inhalation of foreign bodies will initiate an inflammatory response from your immune system which can ultimately culminate in a calcified lung nodule on x-ray. ...Read more

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What are the chances of surviving lung cancer if caught early as a tiny nodule?

What are the chances of surviving lung cancer if caught early as a tiny nodule?

Excellent, indeed: But as a doctor who has specialized in treating tiny lung cancers for years, I have never seen one is someone as young as you. It is highly unlikely that you have lung cancer. ...Read more

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If lung cancer is found early (still a small nodule,) can it be cured, or can it only be treated. Some sites say that lung cancer can not be cured.

If lung cancer is found early (still a small nodule,) can it be cured, or can it only be treated. Some sites say that lung cancer can not be cured.

It can be cured: New guidelines have urged yearly low level ct scans to be done in smokers and smokers that have quit within the last several years. This will hopefully pick up early cancers that can be surgically cured. ...Read more

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Can breathing mold cause lung nodules? I have multiple small nodules <9mm.

Can breathing mold cause lung nodules? I have multiple small nodules <9mm.

It can, however: Exposure to mold and lung nodules may not be related. You obviously have seen a doctor to know that you have lung nodules. It would be prudent to consult a pulmonary medicine doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a 1cm lung nodule has "small density", does that point toward Cancer? Or Benign?

Small density.: A 1 cm nodule is a small density. Most likely this is benign finding but additional info about appearance and history/ physical exam are important. Are you a smoker? What prompted the X-ray or CT? A 3 month follow-up film is likely needed if this is a new radiological finding. Talk to your doctor. Best wishes. ...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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Bun 5, basophil auto1.2%, vit d is 24 and multiple small lung nodules could these all be connected and help with a diagnosis.

Bun 5, basophil auto1.2%, vit d is 24 and multiple small lung nodules could these all be connected and help with a diagnosis.

Not likely: Lung nodules require a careful history for prior exposure to agents like tuberculosis, industrial exposures like asbestos or tobacco. Follow-up imaging is needed. If size increases a pet ct and biopsy can be contemplated. ...Read more

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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?

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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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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What could a "Small density 1cm lung nodule "be, seen on chest xray, chances of malignancy?

What could a "Small density 1cm lung nodule "be, seen on chest xray, chances of malignancy?

Need more info: Smoker? Any other history?
Malignancy always possible but could be scar or benign nodule. Should be followed or biopsy for definitive diagnosis if feasible. ...Read more

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Would calcium coronary scoring results be affected by having multiple tiny nodular densities within lung parenchyma or scarring. How reliable the test?

Would calcium coronary scoring results be affected by having multiple tiny nodular densities within lung parenchyma or scarring. How reliable the test?

Calcium scoring: Coronary calcium score is not affected by any lesions in lung with focus only on calcification in coronary arteries. ...Read more

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With a cyst in the liver, probably several tiny cysts and a nodule in the lung - can they be related (like Hydatid disease) or is this too far fetched?

With a cyst in the liver, probably several tiny cysts and a nodule in the lung - can they be related (like Hydatid disease) or is this too far fetched?

More history needed: This a rare occurrence and more history would be needed to give a educated opinion. I hope all is well with you. ...Read more

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Is a 0.5 CM lung nodule in colon cancer pt regarded a small? Can it be ablated?

Is a 0.5 CM lung nodule in colon cancer pt regarded a small? Can it be ablated?

Depends on what: The nodule is. If the nodule is a met from colon cancer, then ablating this apparent solitary nodule is not likely to affect the course of the disease. Calling is small or large is not relevant, the nature of the lesions needs to be ascertained. ...Read more

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What is histoplasmosis? Does it affects lungs forming very small nodule, bcz of my lung nodule. Can it be seen in ct, ?

Yes: Yes, it can show as nodules in imagines. Consult your doctor for diagnosis and treatment should it become necessary. ...Read more

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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?

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

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My father died of lung cancer should I worry about my lung nodules they are 6 x 4 mm and 6 x 5 mm and other small ones?

Not if stable: Many, maybe most folks in some communities have these from old histoplasmosis. If they are not growing or they are calcified, they present less danger to you than intervention would. ...Read more

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I was recently told that I have a small 5 mm lung nodule. Discovered by CT scan. I am not a smoker. Never have been. Should I be worried?

I was recently told that I have a small 5 mm lung nodule. Discovered by CT scan. I am not a smoker. Never have been. Should I be worried?

Fleischner criteria: Nodules are common, and tend to scare people. The following link has criteria often followed by radiology groups regarding your findings. Be cautious, but not worried. Best wishes.

http://www. Snm. Org/docs/pet_coe/off_the_wall/fleis. Pdf. ...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