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What is a lung nodule?

What is a lung nodule?

Solid mass in lung: A lung nodule is a soft tissue mass that is located somewhere within the lung itself. It can be a benign or malignant nodule. Following it with ct scans to see if it changes in size is one way to manage them or going directly to biopsy. ...Read more

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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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What is a lung nodule?

What is a lung nodule?

X-ray spot: It can be anything from an old inactive walled-off TB of fungus infection to a benign tumor to cancer to something as exotic as a dog heartworm that went far astray. Here in kansas, most are old histoplasmosis. But a spot is lung cancer until you & your physician have a reason to think otherwise. Good luck, and be brave. ...Read more

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What is a neoplastic nodule?

It means possibly ca: Neoplasm or neoplastic is another way of saying 'cancer'. ...Read more

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What is a malignant melanoma?

What is a malignant melanoma?

Skin cancer: In its most typical form, melanoma is a cancer that originates in cells of the skin called melanocytes. In some cases melanoma can spread to other organs from the skin. More rare types of melanoma start in the eyes, colon, mouth, bladder and other organs. ...Read more

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What is a mucinous carcinoma?

What is a mucinous carcinoma?

The term is used: In ovarain cancers and rarely in breast cancer, also called colloid carcinoma there. It shows cell making mucin, usually from a tumor with the characteristics of an adenocarcinoma. ...Read more

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What is malignant neoplasm; is it a special type of cancer; is it a bad cancer?

What is malignant neoplasm; is it a special type of cancer; is it a bad cancer?

Agree w/Dr Contreras: Malignant neoplasm means that something's a cancerous tumor.The're many different types of cancer ex:skin, colon, kidney, etc.Prognosis, or how treatable something is, depends on size, type, pathological features, staging of the cancer.Hope you or loved one do well, as the word "cancer" strikes fear in people, but know that many types of cancer are now very treatable.Positive attitude/faith help prognosis. ...Read more

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What are the odds that a lung nodule is cancer?

What are the odds that a   lung nodule is cancer?

It depends: Not all lung nodules are alike. The odds that a nodule is cancer depends in the appearance and size of the nodule, the medical history of the patient, the smoking history of the patient, and how the nodule changes over time. Radiologists, pulmonary physicians and thoracic surgeons are best qualified to determine the risk that a particular nodule is cancer. ...Read more

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What is a lung nodular density?

What is a lung nodular density?

Whitish spot on xray: On a chest x-ray, sometimes there are whitish spots that aren't supposed to be there in the normally dark images of the lungs. The spots are usually less than an inch wide, and often less than half-an-inch wide. Disorders that show up as a nodular density or multiple densities include infections (such as TB or other germs), fungi (such as aspergillus), inflammatory disorders, cancers, etc... ...Read more

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HILAR MASS LESION IS SYMPTOMS OF LUNG CANCER ? what is the best medicine to remove hilar mass lesion .

HILAR MASS LESION IS SYMPTOMS OF LUNG CANCER ? what is the best medicine to remove hilar mass lesion  .

Concerning: There's no easy answer, Albert. A hilar mass may be lung cancer, or it may be trivial. Here in Kansas City, most of us have old histoplasmosis scars walling off fungi in our pulmonary hila. There's no pill to take just now. Find out the diagnosis and good luck. ...Read more

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What is a benign cancer example?

What is a benign cancer example?

Benign tumor: Benign cancer is an oxymoron, you probably mean a benign tumor, cancers are by definition malignant. Examples of common benign tumors are, lipoma, uterine fibroid/leiomyoma, colonic polyp, and most nevi/moles. ...Read more

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Is a seborrheic keratosis is a malignant skin cancer tumor or benign?

Is a seborrheic keratosis is a malignant skin cancer tumor or benign?

Benign: Sk's are easily confused for skin cancers due to their large size, irregular shape, and being multicolored. A trained dermatologist can easily spot the difference but very confusing for patients and other doctors. People can have hundreds or even thousands of sk's on their body and they are all benign. But having these cover the body may make it difficult to monitor for skin cancers. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a malignant tumor and a benign tumor?

What is the difference between a malignant tumor and a benign tumor?

Spreading: A benign tumor will get larger but stay in one place. A malignant tumor grows but also spreads to other places in the body to form more growths called "metastases". These are microscopic at first but then get bigger and spread further. Some types of cancers spread very early in their existence and others grow in one place for a while before spreading. Doctors know where spreading is likely to go. ...Read more

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What is worse a malignant tumor or benign tumor?

What is worse a malignant tumor or benign tumor?

Usually malignant: Malignant tumors tend to spread all over the body. Benign tumors tend to spread locally. If a benign tumor is in a bad place, then local spread can be very serious. You can't always ignore a tumor just because it is benign. ...Read more

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How does a radiologist ddx a calcified granuloma vs. A rectal adenocarcinoma lung metastasis?

How does a radiologist ddx a calcified granuloma vs. A rectal adenocarcinoma lung metastasis?

Experience: A calcified granuloma is...Calcified! most metastatic nodules are not. Exceptions include mets from osteosarcoma, and mucinous adenocarcinoma of the colon. Granulomas tend not to change over time. Mets tend to grow and are usually multiple. ...Read more

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What is the probability of a lung tumor not being cancerous?

What is the probability of a lung tumor not being cancerous?

Depends on size & #.: Lung cancer is the most common visceral cancer in the world today. Because of this, the presence of a mass lesion in the lungs is concerning. Importantly, not all lung tumors are malignant, and that is good news. The most common type of benign tumor is called a pulmonary hamartoma. These benign tumors account for about 10% of small solitary lung lesions identified by imaging studies. ...Read more

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What is a noncalcified pulmonary nodule? Is it treatable?

It is a small: lung mass. There are benign and potentially malignant causes. Whether it needs workup depends on its imaging features and your clinical history. Sometimes a biopsy is necessary to determine what it is, other times it can be safely followed or ignored. The presence of calcification is important because most of the time a calcified nodule is benign. ...Read more

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What is a skin nodule?

What is a skin nodule?

Type of growth: Skin nodule is a type of growth that developes as a symptom of certain skin conditions. ...Read more

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What is a pedunculated lesion?

What is a pedunculated lesion?

Usually refers: To a polyps that has a stalk similar to a mushroom in appearance. ...Read more

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What is a hypoechoic cystic lesion?

What is a hypoechoic cystic lesion?

Indeterminate: A true cyst on ultrasound is, by definition, echo free or anechoic. A hypoechoic nodule has low level internal echoes that are less than surrounding tissue but not actually a cyst. So the finding is indeterminate. ...Read more

Malignant (Definition)

The term “malignant” is mainly used in the context of cancer, but can also be used to describe a condition that can be acutely damaging to the body, ...Read more


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