... Pulmonologist said the nodule was almost certainly benign and the "emphysema" was so mild he wasn't even certain that's what it was. He thought it could just be severe asthma. So we treated that with inhalers. ... (2 replies)
... I have a benign lung nodule but I was a wreck over the whole thing before I finally got my results. Having never been a smoker, I kept telling myself that it just has to be benign. ... (8 replies)
... uary I was having severe digestive issues which led to the emergency room where an abdominal CT scan was performed. My abdomen showed no abnormalities but a 3mm lung nodule was discovered in my lower lobe. ... (3 replies)
... that started at 5 mm and continued to grow very slowly for three years. You are right about the not calcified. If a nodule is calcified it is most likely benign. Mine like your was not calcified so the continued to watch it. ... (15 replies)
... I don't have or know anyone with a granuloma or lung nodule, but I recently helped someone on one of these boards who was dealing with the same thing with her husband, and it turned out that it was from an infection.
I'll tell you that if each CT scan said the same thing, it most likely is benign. If it were something like cancer, it would have grown.
Did the doctor say... (4 replies)
... I would love to hear from people that have had a lung nodule for a long time and it's benign. ... (4 replies)
... I do agree that you really should have a second lung CT scan to check out that nodule, but doubt there's anything to it. ... (3 replies)
... ymptoms I told them from 2 days prior they gave me and ekg and the doctor said he saw abnormality in my left lung so I went for a CAT scan and they said I have a nodule in my upper left lung but they dismissed it saying I can get a recheck cat scan in 9 months to a year from now to see if the nodule grows.. ... (1 replies)
... hello, my mom recently found out in her xray that she has tiny nodules in the upper part of her lungs. The doctor suggested to do a ct scan hwoever she did give an option to do it or not!
can anyone please provide some extra information on the dangers of these nodules, and if if they are tiny does that mean they are benign?
My mom hates going to the doc in genreal and... (3 replies)
... Just to maybe relax you a little I had my right upper lobe of my lung removed on 28.10.2008 lung cancer keyhole surgery and have acquired asthma for a short while I hope only. ... (17 replies)
... sure, it was cancer! I went through a cancer "staging" procedure biopsing all the lymph nodes in my chest, and all were benign. The nodule itself was in an area they couldnt biopsy, plus, unless they can get a positive biopsy for either fungus, infection, or malignant cells ect.. ... (5 replies)
... Welcome to the boards! Yes, from what I have read, Rheumatoid Arthritis can cause lung nodules. The common approach with a nodule like yours is a 'wait and see' approach. If there is no change in it in 2 years, it is considered benign. ... (1 replies)
... I feel for you and hope you can find comfort knowing that several here have had benign findings on their nodules. From your post, I can tell that you have read a few of the threads here in relation to your concern. ... (1 replies)
... just six months ago. Mine too, had no calcification. They found my nodule a few years back and monitored it for 2 years. I was told that if a nodule doesn't grow in a two year period..it is very unlikely to be cancer. Mine had grown right at the 2 year mark and was benign and ended up being a harmartoma. ... (15 replies)
... Thank you Sunny! I'm only 10 hours away from the CT scan now and feeling lightheaded and sick to my stomach with worry. Another of my main concerns aside from the possibility of it being cancer (which is THE BIGGEST FEAR) is the lack of medical insurance. My husband just started a new job and he doesn't qualify for another 8 weeks or so. Could they then turn me down for... (8 replies)
... But some may represent an early stage of lung cancer. ... (8 replies)
... Because they can't really tell if a tumor is malignant or benign just from a regular CT scan. I had no biopsy done because my results favored a benign tumor. ... (5 replies)
... Lung nodules are usually benign. It is very common to follow lung nodules with CT scans. Cancer grows. Benign problems generally don't grow. I think if I were you, I'd do the CT scans. It wouldn't take too long. ... (1 replies)
... and don't cause any symptoms. In fact, you often won't know you have a nodule until your doctor discovers it during a routine medical exam. ... (7 replies)
... I have the same thing but mine is 7mm. Usually lung nodules under 1-2cm do not concern doctors as much. FYI 10mm=1cm. However, it is good to follow up with the CAT scan. I had the same conclusions drawn regarding histoplasmosis/valley fever. I'm having my first CAT scan tonight, actually. I just recovered from bronchitis and also have pleurisy. I'm hoping that it is... (3 replies)