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Recently discovered a 6mm lung nodule during ctshort history of smoking around 18-20 sociallyshould i be concerned as a high or low risk patient?

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Dr. Craig Carter
Surgery - Thoracic
3 doctors agree

In brief: Low risk

Your smoking history is relatively short.
A 6mm nodule would be observed for 3-6 months before repeating the scan. The overwhelming majority (>95%) of nodules seen on ct are benign. If you stopped smoking, congratulations. If not, strongly consider it.

In brief: Low risk

Your smoking history is relatively short.
A 6mm nodule would be observed for 3-6 months before repeating the scan. The overwhelming majority (>95%) of nodules seen on ct are benign. If you stopped smoking, congratulations. If not, strongly consider it.
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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Pulmonary in Tampa

A nodule in the lung could be anything from old tb, infection (any past lung infection) to cancer.
Smoking increases your risk for malignancy but at your age is rather unusual. I'm afraid the only way to tell is lung biopsy. Alternatively, a wait and watch approach may be advisable. Please find a good pulmonary doc! http://www.Healthgrades.Com/pulmonology-directory/fl-florida/wesley-chapel.

In brief: Pulmonary in Tampa

A nodule in the lung could be anything from old tb, infection (any past lung infection) to cancer.
Smoking increases your risk for malignancy but at your age is rather unusual. I'm afraid the only way to tell is lung biopsy. Alternatively, a wait and watch approach may be advisable. Please find a good pulmonary doc! http://www.Healthgrades.Com/pulmonology-directory/fl-florida/wesley-chapel.
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