Re: 2mm grew into 3mm spot on lung
I agree with the last post. I have several nodules in both lungs, (3,5,7,12 mm) and have been going through the same process. As I understand it, the next step would be to get a CT scan. Lung cancer can spread very quickly. And, there is a much greater chance of survival if it's caught early as opposed to later, so that's why it is so important for early detection. If they are concerned, the next step after the CT would be for a PET scan that would check for growth that is indicative of a malignancy. After that, a CT guided biopsy might me indicated, although if it is very small, that might not be possible.
The best approach with lung nodules, especially with someone who has a history of lung cancer in their family, is to determine what the cause is so that it can be treated as soon as possible. My PET scan was negative for cancer. Now we need to find out what else it could be. If it helps any, my nodule grew from one 9mm in size to 12mm plus three others and it was still found to be benign.
Last edited by Sunsetnan; 11-04-2010 at 02:25 PM.
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