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What is the percentage of lung tumors being benign vs cancerous?
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Dr. James Urbanic
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: Details matter
Many lung nodules are benign.
This will depend on were you live. Lung nodules can be granulomas, infections, fungal infections, benign growths such as hamartomas, and finally cancerous. It is important to have either serial imaging or a biopsy if a lung nodule is found. There are currently guidelines for this that a pulmonary medicine specialist or thoracic surgeon should follow.

In brief: Details matter
Many lung nodules are benign.
This will depend on were you live. Lung nodules can be granulomas, infections, fungal infections, benign growths such as hamartomas, and finally cancerous. It is important to have either serial imaging or a biopsy if a lung nodule is found. There are currently guidelines for this that a pulmonary medicine specialist or thoracic surgeon should follow.
Dr. James Urbanic
Dr. James Urbanic
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Dr. Lyall Gorenstein
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: <5%
Benign tumors of lung are rare many lung nodules are benign, because they are caused by an inflammatory agent.

In brief: <5%
Benign tumors of lung are rare many lung nodules are benign, because they are caused by an inflammatory agent.
Dr. Lyall Gorenstein
Dr. Lyall Gorenstein
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