i'm a 51 yr old female diagnosed in '93 with moderate emphysema in both lungs. have been feeling run down, achy, etc. since september of '04. had a chest x-ray done several months ago that showed nothing but the emphysema. then 2 wks ago had ct scan done which shows a 3 cm adrenal mass & a .7 cm noncalcified nodule in the right upper lobe in the periphery. since these discoveries my primary care lady has sent me to 2 specialists. i'm not proud of the fact that i've smoked for over 30 yrs, but it is what it is... my question, should this nodule that didn't show a few mos ago on a chest x-ray be more than just a small concern?