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Back in June, I had a CT scan because I have been having pain on my right side. It felt like I had something stuck in my ribs. They didn't find what was causing my pain, but they did find a solitary lung nodule in my right lung that was 3 mm and recommended a repeat CT scan in a year. My primary physician decided to give me a CT scan sooner than that because I used to smoke, so I had one this past Friday. I was truly expecting the CT scan not to show much of anything. I thought the nodule would be gone. However, the CT scan showed that I had multiple sub-centimeter pleural-based nodules bi-laterally. The largest measures 6x4 mm. The CT scan also found multiple mediastinal lymph nodes. It did not find any groundglass opacity, effusion, or lymphdenopathy . I am worried that I have more nodules appear in such a short time, and the one doubled in size. Could they still be benign? I don't see the doctor until Monday. I still have this pain in my side too, it has never went away. I can't get anyone to take me seriously about it. The pain starts just under my right rib cage and goes all the way around to my back. It is sore to the touch. Could it be related somehow?
Hi everyone, I am currently 45 years old. I have never smoked and have never been diagnosed with cancer. A year and a half ago, they found a 4 mm nodule on my right mid lung. It was an incidental finding during a heart calcium scan. I was told to wait a year and then get a CT scan. The 12 month scan showed the nodule to be 6.5 mm and another 2 mm nodule was also found nearby. The pulmonologist told me that the nodule may not have grown at all due to the fact that the CT for the heart did not provide the best view. He also said that the 2 mm nodule was out of view in the original scan so it might have been there all along. I was told to return for another follow up scan in 6 months. My scan is this coming Monday. When I search for info on lung nodules I find a lot of information about lung cancer, but very little about cancer that has matastisized to the lung. I have no symptoms other than a cough with post nasal drip that appears to be from laringitis which resulted from a bout with the flu in early January. My question is, what percentage of lung nodules that are discovered incidentally with no symptoms end up being cancer that has spread from another region of the body? Any possible info will be greatly appreciated.
I hope you do not mind this question because you all are dealing with so much more. I recently had a CT coronary artery calcium score done. (for no reason but precaution) The score was a zero which is great HOWEVER during the test they found 3 mm subplueral nodule in left mid lung. another is a 4mm in the right middle lobe... (not even sure what this means, do the locations mean anything? the fact that there is 2??) So I went to my general Dr. (actually doctor assistant) she is sending me for another CT scan...I'm guessing they will say to redo scan in 6 months..My question is should I be seeing another type of doctor? I am freaking out a bit (I know they are small) but my father died THIS WEEK of lung cancer. (he was a smoker in the past) I have Never smoked but was exposed as a child...I have had a cough but have been thinking its allergies...what type of cough is associated with lung cancer? ANy tips or advice appreciated and prayers for you all...