... 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)
... I have seen the pulmonologist. He believes there is some calcification in the nodule, which would indicate it being benign. He also said that I'm low risk due to having never smoked. He wants to monitor and check it every 4 months for any changes. I'm hoping it will stay as it is and be OK, and I do feel better about it. Thanks for your reply and concern :) (2 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)
... Either way, it's very scary because best case scenario is that it's benign but we still have to remove it. I can't imagine if its grown this much in 19yrs what would happen if he kept it in there. ... (16 replies)
... apparently he had the nodule discovered 19yrs ago when he was a teen, which at the time was only the size of a nickel. ... (16 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)
... 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)
... 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)
... 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)
... But some may represent an early stage of lung cancer. ... (8 replies)
... we certainly don't need this scare now of me having two lung nodules. ... (5 replies)
... otten the answers you needed, but in case not this was my experience. as a result of pain in my back, I had a chest xray. The result showed a cracked rib and a nodule on my lower left lung. No correlation, just lucky for me it was found. This resulted in a ct scan, a pet scan, and a needle biopsy. ... (5 replies)
... I am not sure if any of you can help me with my question but my Mother who is 65 had a biopsy of a dime sized nodule in her lung 14 years ago. ... (0 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)
... 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)