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24mmx19mm centrally calcified lung nodule should I be worried?

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes if new

Some people contact TB as children and develop calcified nodes.
If this is new and if you have been a long-term smoker do not fail to follow up with the doctor who discovered this because might be a malignancy. An old x-ray film could help to settle this matter.

In brief: Yes if new

Some people contact TB as children and develop calcified nodes.
If this is new and if you have been a long-term smoker do not fail to follow up with the doctor who discovered this because might be a malignancy. An old x-ray film could help to settle this matter.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Here in Kansas City, these are very common because of the histoplasmosis. Get an old film for comparison, and good luck. Just because most calcified nodules like this are harmless doesn't mean you don't deserve to have this checked out.
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Probably not

Most nodules are not cancer and centrally calcified nodules are universally recognized as benign.
Not all calcification patterns re associated with benign conditions, so the pattern is important but centrally calcified is nearly synonymous with benign.

In brief: Probably not

Most nodules are not cancer and centrally calcified nodules are universally recognized as benign.
Not all calcification patterns re associated with benign conditions, so the pattern is important but centrally calcified is nearly synonymous with benign.
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
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In brief: Concern

Not fear most likely benign.
But get and compare any old x-rays or ct scans. Regular ct followup, until certain no change. Then remain observant.

In brief: Concern

Not fear most likely benign.
But get and compare any old x-rays or ct scans. Regular ct followup, until certain no change. Then remain observant.
Dr. Creighton Wright
Dr. Creighton Wright
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