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Old 02-13-2008, 08:39 AM   #1
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Lung nodule 7mm - non calcified

The nodule was found 18 months ago; follow up CT scans every 6 months showed no change. I was just diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Can RA be the cause of the nodule? The location of the nodule makes it impossible to biopsy w/o invasive surgery. When can I stop having CT scans as follow ups.

 
Old 02-13-2008, 08:56 PM   #2
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Re: Lung nodule 7mm - non calcified

Hi sferris...

Welcome to the boards! Yes, from what I have read, Rheumatoid Arthritis can cause lung nodules. The common approach with a nodule like yours is a 'wait and see' approach. If there is no change in it in 2 years, it is considered benign. Seems like you're on the home stretch with only 1 more scan to go! Good luck, I hope the waiting period goes quickly for you!

Murphy.

 
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