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What is the difference between lung nodule and lung fibrosis?
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: A big one
Lung nodule usually refers to a spot on the lung that may be tumor, infection, or scar tissue among others.
Lung fibrosis is diffuse scarring of the lungs usually due to occupational or other exposures, infections or idiopathic - of unknown cause. Work up and treatment are completely different.

In brief: A big one
Lung nodule usually refers to a spot on the lung that may be tumor, infection, or scar tissue among others.
Lung fibrosis is diffuse scarring of the lungs usually due to occupational or other exposures, infections or idiopathic - of unknown cause. Work up and treatment are completely different.
Dr. Rada Ivanov
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Dr. Amir Faridi
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: Differentterminology
Nodule is growth which could be benign or malignant.
Fibrosis is hardening of lung tissue.

In brief: Differentterminology
Nodule is growth which could be benign or malignant.
Fibrosis is hardening of lung tissue.
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