It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Cancer: Lung Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-11-2010, 01:24 PM   #1
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 1
Emilus HB User
8 mm nonclacified lingular lung nodule

I am a 52 year old male. I never smoked and considered healthy except that I have high cholesterol for which I am taking Lipitor. About 9 months ago, I had a chest pain and went to the emergency. They performed among other tests, a Chest CT Scan. My heart is fine but they found a 7 mm x 5mm nonclacified lingular left lung nodule. My doctor asked me to do a repeat scan after 3 months and it remained the same size. Then he asked me to do another CT Scan after 6 additional months (9 months altogether). The size of the nodule now is 8 mm x 5 mm.The radiologist said it has not changed significantly and recommended a conservative followup in 6-12 months. I am quite scared due to the fact that it has gone from 7 mm to 8 mm in 9 months. Can anyone reassure me that the scan sounds very stable and nothing to worry? I appreciate very much any contribution.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 01-12-2010, 12:53 PM   #2
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 25
intel HB User
Re: 8 mm nonclacified lingular lung nodule

I think that the thought process here is that if it was cancer it would have grown significantly during this process. I cannot say do not worry, of course you’re going to worry, try not to let it take over your life. Stay informed, stay proactive, and if you’re not satisfied with the doctor’s advice seek a second opinion. Do whatever it will take to ease your mind some. 1mm growth in 9 months is pretty small; actually 8mm is a very small nodule. Good luck.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Lung nodules carl2201 Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 17 12-13-2010 03:32 PM
Follow-up post in regards to lung nodule momto2boyz Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 7 10-18-2008 10:50 AM
Worried to death about Lung Nodule mikael26288 Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 15 04-21-2008 06:33 PM
scared it's lung cancer sissyab Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 6 02-05-2008 05:22 AM
Lung Nodules and "Valley Fever" Questions Grand Rapids Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 4 04-16-2006 04:02 AM
Nodule in Lung signing Cancer: Lung 38 10-03-2005 08:11 AM
Can one with severe COPD withstand lung surgery? Tiz Cancer: Lung 3 03-09-2005 08:45 AM
I have a lung nodule!!!??? kellyljames Cancer: Lung 10 02-20-2004 01:25 PM
3mm lung nodule - scared! llovell67 Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 10 02-17-2004 09:35 AM

ct scan, lung cancer, lung nodule

« lost voice | Pain »
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:34 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2015 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!