My mother is a heavy smoker - 72 years of age - and has COPD. In the last several months she has had a dry cough - unrelated it seems to me to the "smoker cough." I took her to our family physician and he did a chest x-ray. It came back on Friday as "Nodule density in right upper lung." The dr is on vacation so we don't see him until next Monday. The nurse did tell us that they will want a CT scan. She has had no other problems with cancer. What do you make of this finding? Thank you!
Hi Ry953- Sorry it took me so long to reply to you, we are not ignoring you, honestly! I hope everything turns out ok with your Mom. Unfortunately, I can not answer your question. If you go on teh internet and do a search on "nodule density", you will probably find a lot of information. If you need any help searching, let me know, I will be glad to help you.
We just got back from the dr's office. He thinks what mom has is a noncancerous nodule - possibly from fungus in our area - which he says is very common. We have a CT next week. But it's looking good!!