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Thorax CT multiple lung nodules, calcified lt hilar nodules, benign appearing lt axilla lymph node 1.5cm I have smoked 30 years could it be cancer?

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Dr. Vamsidhar Velcheti
Internal Medicine - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: See below

Yes it is possible; please see a lung specialist and seek further work up.

In brief: See below

Yes it is possible; please see a lung specialist and seek further work up.
Dr. Vamsidhar Velcheti
Dr. Vamsidhar Velcheti
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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Probably not...

All non-calcified nodules can be cancer, but >96% are not.
The only way to prove its not cancer is watch it or take it out. For most, watching is best. Multiple nodules are less commonly cancer than a single one. Most people have some nodules in their lung. See an experienced chest physician (pulmonologist) and follow their advice. Most of all, if you worry about cancer, stop smoking!

In brief: Probably not...

All non-calcified nodules can be cancer, but >96% are not.
The only way to prove its not cancer is watch it or take it out. For most, watching is best. Multiple nodules are less commonly cancer than a single one. Most people have some nodules in their lung. See an experienced chest physician (pulmonologist) and follow their advice. Most of all, if you worry about cancer, stop smoking!
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: TIme to stop

The calcified hilar nodes are probably old histoplasmosis.
If the axillary node is stable, ignore it. Multiple nodules when you feel well are probably benign histoplasmosis or some other granulomatous process as well. If your physician recommends watchful waiting, sit tight and get with a smoking cessation helper. Best wishes.

In brief: TIme to stop

The calcified hilar nodes are probably old histoplasmosis.
If the axillary node is stable, ignore it. Multiple nodules when you feel well are probably benign histoplasmosis or some other granulomatous process as well. If your physician recommends watchful waiting, sit tight and get with a smoking cessation helper. Best wishes.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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