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What does negative result mean regarding small lung nodules?

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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
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Dr. Stephen Siegel
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not malignant

A negative result by lung biopsy of a small lung nodule means it is not malignant.
Other examinations of lung biopsies are performed to examine for evidence of infection or conditions which might cause lung nodules. A negative result of ct scan on followup exam means the nodules has remained the same or less in size. Lung nodules are followed for 2 years to be sure they do not increase in size.

In brief: Not malignant

A negative result by lung biopsy of a small lung nodule means it is not malignant.
Other examinations of lung biopsies are performed to examine for evidence of infection or conditions which might cause lung nodules. A negative result of ct scan on followup exam means the nodules has remained the same or less in size. Lung nodules are followed for 2 years to be sure they do not increase in size.
Dr. Stephen Siegel
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