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Doctor insights on: What Does A Nodule On The Lung Mean

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What does a nodule in upper right lobe of the lung 4.6mm and not calcified mean discovered via health check CT scan?

Nodule: Usually benign nodule. It is common to find these. Most often they are related to a fungal spore. Talk to your doctor, but a reasonable course would be to get repeat chest xray 6 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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On the lung windows might be 1 or 2 minute lung nodular densities, below the resolution of pet. What does this mean? See pet results for further info.

On the lung windows might be 1 or 2 minute lung nodular densities, below the resolution of pet. What does this mean? See pet results for further info.

Talk with your doc: This is a very specific question and unfortunately there isn't enough information to answer it correctly. You should see your doctor for a specific answer about the pet scan results. ...Read more

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What exactly is a nodule on the lung?

What exactly is a nodule on the lung?

It is mass of tissue: It is a mass of tissues on the xray and cat scan.60%of lung nodules are due to benighn and not cancerous conditions but any nodule need to be investigated and followed up. ...Read more

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What is a nodule on the lung and will it cause coughing?

What is a nodule on the lung and will it cause coughing?

Pathology: It is lung pathology. Should be assessed by MD. Some can cause coughing. Follow up with MD. Important. ...Read more

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Are nodules found in the lung curable?

Are nodules found in the lung curable?

Curable? No: Lung nodules are very common, and over 95% are benign scars that require no "cure". They don't go away, and therefore are not "cured" but they are harmless. The 4-5% of lung nodules that are cancer require some form of treatment and many of these are curable. This depends upon thorough evaluation of the nodule, staging and treatment by experienced teams. ...Read more

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In the lung, if there is a subplueral nodule in the periphery base, is that an area that can be operated on or no?

Yes: That would indicate a nodule that is more amenable to an excisional biopsy (wedge resection operation) than centrally located nodules. But whether it should be operated on is a determination best made by a thoracic surgeon or pulmonologist. ...Read more

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Can benign lung nodules cause problems in the lung?

Yes: Benign means whatever is causing the nodule will not spread. However, the nodule can grow in size, impinge on, or erode into nearby structures and cause symptoms. ...Read more

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What size nodules of the lung are a cause of urgent concern? Ie; giving indication of cancer

What size nodules of the lung are a cause of urgent concern? Ie; giving indication of cancer

Presence: The presence of any nodule is of concern specially if not calcified specially in a smoker or someone that quit smoking within the last 10 years, a nodule that grows within 3 months. 5year survival for stage1non small cell lung cancer surgical resection is about 70%, for stage2nsclc about 30-35%. Stage 2 mass greater than 3cm or less than 3cm with metastasis to regional lymph node.Lowdosect. ...Read more

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Do the lung nodules caused by valley fever need to be surgically removed?

Do the lung nodules caused by valley fever need to be surgically removed?

No: A lung nodule caused by coccidioidomycosis (cause of valley fever) is just a clump of inflammatory debri. This is the bodies' way of "wrapping up" the infecting organism so that it cannot cause any further lung injury. They do not need to be surgically excised as they cannot do you any harm. Neatly packaged, these gifts await unwrapping by other micro-friends long after you are buried. ...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