Dx of lung nodules. Ct scans of chest two years. Had chestxr CT scan of chest 2012 2013 CT scan of chest pulm wants another im afraid it causes cancer?
Radiation from CT. This issue should be discussed with your pulmonary doctor and radiologist. There is some risk associated with the radiation from multiple ct scans. However, that risk is likely small compared to the risk of a nodule identified in the lung, and may not outway the risks of ct, in the long run. There should be a plan with a reasoned approach that minimizes the risk of ct that you can agree with.
Lung nodules. There is no cause of concern for ct scan causing cancer. You should be more worried about these nodules, as not to be cancer. Interestingly you didn't mention bronchoscopy, cell cytology or biopsy , fluid culture or petscan. Some information missing! two years! you have to find out the cause of these nodules. Thanks.
Had 6 negative CT scans for a benign lung nodule in my early 40s. Is my risk of cancer increased, by how much and how many years down the road?
Cannot predicy. If after all those CT scans there has benn no change in the finding, then the likelihood it is nothing to worry about. Your risk of cancer is not increased by this nodule or the CT. There are never any guarantees that you won't get cancer. A healthy life style without smoking and the like will certainly be in your favor. Good luck. Read more...
In 07, 1 calcified rt lung nodule found. ER CT Scan yesterday found 2 more 6mm. Does this mean cancer, previous Mammogram clear. Who do I see for this?
Pulmonologist. Your best bet would be to see a Pulmonologist. Read more...
My mother had a recent CT scan, it showed 3 lung nodules, 4mm 6mm & 9mm she is 77yrs has had a cva 2yrs ago, history of lymphoma, & ex smoker. Cancer?
Possibly cancer. Risk depends on the total Pk/year smoking history amassed before she quit and the specifics of the lymphoma tx received ie. chemo? agent and # cycles if radiation was given, dose and location. If 9mm nodule is noncalcified then it should be followed by repeat scan in 3 mos and if it enlarges by 3mm or more biopsy is warranted. Presentation of case at a Tumor Board is probably indicated. Read more...