How big are the lungs?

Lungs. There are variations between humans, but on average the right lung weighs about 625 grams and the left lung weighs about 567 grams (it is smaller because of the heart). Weight variances are due to the amount of blood or fluid that is in the lung. Males have heavier lungs than females; weight proportionally to the weight of the rest of the body is 1:37 in males, and 1:42 in females.

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How big are your lungs in centimeters? I'm online now. Type your question here.

Depends on your size. The size of the lungs are dependant on the size of the person and there is no one size By the way what made you ask this question. Read more...

Can you guys tell me how big does a lung tumor have to get for doctors to do anything?

See below. Lung nodules are easier to evaluate when they are 1 cm or bigger, at which time we can evaluate them by biopsy or by pet. When the lung lesion is known to be cancerous, management depends on if it has spread elsewhere & if surgery would be indicated/possible. Read more...

How big do lung glanulomas grow?

Up to few centimeter. Lung granulomas are usually tiny and can only be observed in lung tissue under the microscope. In long standing cases of TB or other non infectious conditions such as chronic granulomatous disease (cgd) they can sometimes grow up to a few centimeters. Granulomatous inflammation can also occur in the lymph nodes inside the chest, causing them to enlarge significantly to several inches in some cases. Read more...

Can you guys tell me how big do slow growing lung carcinoids grow in a year?

Slowly. Lung carcinoid tumors grow slower than other types of lung cancers.Typical carcinoids slow growing and rarely spread beyond lungs. Atypical carcinoids are less common, grow faster and spread elsewhere.Most typical carcinoids form in walls of bronchi called central carcinoids.Peripheral carcinoids develop in smaller airways.Cough, bloody sputum, wheezing, lung collapse are symptoms of central lesion. Read more...
Depends on size. Cancers grow by each of their cells dividing into 2. How often they divide depends on the cancer and is referred to as the doubling time (dt). The doubling time of typical lung carcinoids averages 400 days. So in one year they will almost double in size. In one year a 1mm carcinoid would grow to almost 2mm BUT a 10 cm carcinoid would grow to almost 20cm, so one grows 1mm & the other 100mm in 1 yr. Read more...