... I wish I could say why the wait. I had lung cancer, stage 1A, Non small cell 3 years ago. Got CT scans every 3 months, then in December 2013, something showed up. Got a PET scan, and it revealed a hot spot in the remaining right lobe. My Doctor and the Radiologist could not agree on the size, and wanted to wait. Got two more PET scans and finally in September a needle... (1 replies)
... I am new to these boards. My father in law has just had ct scan results. It was an abdominal scan which obviously looked at chest area as well.
This has shown up at small spiculated nodule (size not know, we only have scan summary at the moment) in his upper right lung. The results also mention an adrenal mass which they say may or may not be malignant.
The summary says the... (0 replies)
... I have solitary 8mm nodule on the upper part of my right lung. My doctor has recommended a follow up scan in three months to see if it has grown. ... (1 replies)
... Hi, real quick...haven't you had a biopsy? I know that was the first things they did with my nodules. I would ask for one. I have apparently got a complicated case, (just got diagnosed) so I can't really help, but to say, if it bugs you enough to come to the forum, get the docs buns in gear!!
God bless and good luck, Dana (3 replies)
... I had a chest CT scan and they found 2 nodules on my lungs, one on each lung, appx 3mm in size. I had an MRI done this July 2013 and the nodule on the left lung has grown from 3mm to 7mm. Should I be concerned? ... (3 replies)
... Has anyone had a solitary pulmonary nodule grow from 1cm to 2cm in two weeks? ... (0 replies)
... scan in a year. They all felt it had benign characteristics. Funny thing is no matter how much i read up on the message boards i couldn't find anyone who had a nodule that grew but wasn't cancerous. I didn't think it was possible! ... (2 replies)
... All docs think benign but Pulmonologist told me to have it removed. I smoked for 20 years and quit right after the nodule was found. So, I am still quite concerned. They will not know for sure until the surgery. ... (2 replies)
I don't know what to think except the worst case scenario here. In 2008 they found 2 small nodules on my right lung (2.5 mm and 5mm). They checked it again in March of 2010 and they were both same size, no changes and they assumed it was scar tissue. I just did a follow up CT scan yesterday (nov 2011) and was told that the 5mm (which the report said was 5x8) grew a... (2 replies)
... I have a 9 mm noncalcified nodule with "mildly irregular margins" on my right upper lobe that was just discovered this week and I'm only 29. ... (7 replies)
... anything between four and five size is almost always cancer..one nodule in the lung could be no cancer or it could be small cell cancer and that is the most deadly!! it spreads like wildfire and you can not stop it.. ... (7 replies)
... to make sure it won't change in size and he could close the case at that time. He also said that if it remains unchanged, it's very very likey benign and that it will remain there forever. ... (7 replies)
... Was wanting to give you an update and check in on you and your situation. At my last appointment, my doctor was concerned because the nodules were growing in size and number. The PET scan was negative, so my doctor does not think that it is cancerous. ... (10 replies)
... The size of the nodule now is 8 mm x 5 mm. ... (1 replies)
... er so we are not concerned at this time but will followup. The small one you have is pretty small in the world of lung nodules and only if it were to change in size would I even consider a biopsy...they are kind of a painful procedure that really isn't necessary unless the nodule grows. ... (5 replies)
... As for the lump in his neck, I don't know what size it is. You can see it, it is kind of puffy and not hard. The doctor felt something but didn't seem too concerned by it. ... (11 replies)
... I had a ct scan in Aug07 for chest pains and the Dr. found a 3.3mm nodule in my right lung. She told me that it looked like an old infection. Took another ct scan in March 08, by a different Dr. and it was between 3.0mm and 5mm. ... (11 replies)
... no growth or no new nodules show up, all is well. If the reports indicate evidence of growth, then more diagnostic measures need to be done. My nodules range in size from 3mm to 5mm and at first were reported as indeterminate. My 2nd scan reported that one of the nodules has calcified, which is great news. ... (13 replies)
... Hi Yanksgirl,
Well I love to hear good news, so may I offer my congratulations!!
But being biased, for obvious reasons, I might want a second opinion or the very least ask you doctor what it is about the nodules that flags them as benign for certain?? Did they use contrast dye on the ct scan? My scans are always with contrast dye as well as that barium sulfate to drink.... (13 replies)
... My husband's doctor called today and said he has nothing to worry about, the nodules are 'benign'! We're so happy about that. I do wonder if that diagnosis can be 'for sure' with a CT scan only? This was done at a major medical center (among the top 8 in the country) and assurance by a Top Doc in that center. My husband plans to ask just what kind it is and if a follow up is... (13 replies)