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[QUOTE=llovell67]I'm new to the boards and need some reassurance. I'm 37 years old and for my birthday, I 'treated' myself to a full-body scan. My doc called and said everything was normal except that I had a 3 mm non calcified nodule in one of my lungs. She said to come back for a CT scan in 3-6 months. I called her back and told her that I didn't want to wait that long to find out if it was cancerous or not. She said that it was so small that they couldn't do any other testing on it at this time. Is that true? I am a smoker (3-7 cigs per day) and am very concerned. She said that it could just be some old scarring or something, but that doesn't make me feel any better!

Is there a difference in calcified and non calcified? And does that determine the benign-ness of a nodule?

Any help would be appreciated! Thanks much![/QUOTE]

Try not to worry ok? I have a 5mm nodule in the left lung, they discovered it back in 2000 and made me come in every 6 mos for 2 yrs and it never changed nor did it calcify either. i was anxious for over a year and it wasn't anything. Calcified means it has been there a long time and they don't bother further testing. Mine still isn't calcified but it hasn't grown either, in the last Ct it appeared more like a scar tissue. Anything to do with the lung brings more anxiety and really alot of weird nodules, cysts and stuff happen in the lung and it isn't unusual but we think the big C right away. Especially us smokers





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