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Old 01-11-2010, 01:24 PM   #1
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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.

 
Old 01-12-2010, 12:53 PM   #2
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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.

 
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