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Lung Nodules

Lung nodules are abnormal growth formed on the lungs that can be benign or malignant. It is usually shown on the X-rays or CT scans. Benign nodules are noncancerous and do not spread to other parts of the body. Malignant nodules are cancerous and can spread quickly. Noncancerous lung nodules occur due to infection, noninfectious inflammation, and noncancerous tumors. Lung nodules do not cause any symptoms if it is benign. But, it can cause breathlessness, chest pain, back pain, and weight loss when caused due to lung cancer. If it is a noncancerous one, its treatment depends on the cause. Cancerous lung nodules are removed using thoracotomy, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.

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What does my CT scan reports of lung nodule indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, For lung nodules, in the last three years, I had three scans with different radiologists. I would like to get it checked by one radiologist for any actual growth or changes that would indicate cancer. Does the lung nodule getting bigger? Due to my low platelet count, a lung biopsy is more...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Generally, lung nodule (small tissue like growth) is suspected to be a cancer if it doubles in size between 1 and 18 months. As per CT scan done before four years, it measures approximately 2.0 x 1.5 cm (anteroposterior x transverse) with a calcification in it. ...  Read Full »

Kindly take a look at my chest scan and give your advice.

Query: Hello doctor,Kindly take a look at my results from various scans of my chest and advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Vedprakash Verma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen all your FDG-PET reports, which is very sensitive to detect any tumor activity in unidentified mass as the scan shows solitary pulmonary nodules in the left lateral lower lobe. This scan is beneficial to identify and detect tumor by detecting the oxygen u...  Read Full »

I have a 2 mm solitary pulmonary nodule. Is this serious?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 74-year-old male, weighing 142 lbs, height 5 feet 10 inches, and a non-smoker. I worked in an auto body shop for two years and painted cars for 18 to 19 years. Had minimal exposure to asbestos and quitting grain farming at the age of 44 years. When I was 56 years old, I had a sev...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to See, solitary pulmonary nodule, which is asymptomatic, does not require any further investigations. However, any persisting fever, cough, and cold warrants bronchoscopy and biopsy of the lesion to rule out any possible causes. Atelectasis is the collapse of the alveo...  Read Full »

My computerized tomography (CT) scan reveals nodules in the right and left lower lobes of the lungs. Is it a benign lesion?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having sharp, stabbing pain in the chest (they feel like pain related to nerves as I get them all over the chest, sometimes on both sides at the same time) as well as shortness of breath and a stuffy nose, phlegm or sputum, sometimes cough and wheezing. Sometimes, I feel pa...  Read Full »

Dr. Prabhu Prasad N. C

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and understand your concerns. I assume you have two issues: 1. Lung nodules. 2. Probable asthma. The pain that you are describing could exactly correlate with computerized tomography (CT) scan findings because of the presence of nodules....  Read Full »

What are the nodules in the lungs, what do they mean, and what might be the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, My mom has lung cancer, she is 69 years old, recently did six weeks of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The scan report came out, need help interpreting it. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity) you have attached. The current report is suggestive of improvement in the large primary tumor. But now develops small nodules in the right lung and one mic...  Read Full »

My mother has a mass in the left mid lung of 5.3 x 4.5 cm, and her CEA result is 897. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is easily getting tired. I want to inquire and evaluate the x-ray result and laboratory report of my mother. Her x-ray shows that she had a mass in the left mid lung measuring 2.09 x 1.77 inch. Her CEA (carcinoembryonic antigen) result is 897 was the latest. She was previously d...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your mother has recently done a CXR (chest x-ray) P/A (posteroanterior) view. Her x-ray film (attachment removed to protect patient identity) has shown a mass in the left mid lung, lung ...  Read Full »

What are the chances of lung nodules being cancerous?

Query: Hello doctor, It is difficult for me to take deep breaths or yawn for the past three years. But, when I stand up, sit straight, or lean slightly forward, it often becomes easy to do so. I do cardio regularly for 45 minutes to one hour several times a week, but there is no improvement. My present med...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have difficulty in taking a deep breath or yawn occasionally. Yawning is a common reflex where your mouth becomes opened, takes in a deep breath, and exhales rapidly. After yawning, ...  Read Full »

Are pulmonary nodules that double in size after a year cancerous?

Query: Hi doctor, Two computed tomography (CT) scans a year apart have told me I have nodules on my lungs which have grown from 4 mm and 5 mm to 8 mm in a year. I have asthma and have also experienced tightness in my chest and sporadic coughing. Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to According to your statement, you have been suffering from tightness in the chest and cough. You have a history of pulmonary nodules. If the pulmonary nodules remain the same size for at least two years, it is considered benign. Usually, benign nodules grow slowly. But, c...  Read Full »

I have recently switched to a higher drug dose, but I do not have any side effects. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, Four years back, I was diagnosed with alveolar soft part sarcoma with multiple lung nodules. The primary tumor is located in my right thigh. I started taking tablet Sunitinib 25 mg at the beginning, which got raised to 37.5 mg after one year. The dose of 37.5 mg improved the situation....  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. It looks like you are suffering from metastatic alveolar soft part sarcoma with lung nodules. You have responded well to the treatment for three years. Before initiating the new dose of 50 mg, you should undergo a c...  Read Full »

I have an endobronchial nodule in the right lobe. Is it cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a 0.08 inch endobronchial nodule in the right lower lobe. I was a smoker for 20 years. I had a computed tomography (CT) scan for cough and now new nodule. Is this cancer?  Read Full »

Dr. Abaranam Innaci

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems to be a very small nodule. Do not get afraid first. Anyway, we have to confirm the pathology. At present, take treatment for cough. You will need to take follow up if the sympto...  Read Full »

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