Chixter Posted June 3, 2017 Share Posted June 3, 2017 Hi All. I am a 59 yr old male. Was a pack/day cig smoker for 35 +/- years. I finally mustered the resolve to quit about 4 yrs ago. I have family Hx of lung cancer; Mother, paternal uncle,paternal Grandfather. Due to my obvious high risk, after discussion with my PCP, I had a full chest CT w/o contrast done. (2.5mm slice resolution). The radiology reveals the following: All aspects of chest within normal limits except "Numerous tiny nodules are identified. Due to their small size none of these are clearly calcified. There are Tree-in-bud changes likely related to infectious or inflammatory change in the superior aspect of the left lower lobe. IMPRESSION: A 3 month follow up CT is recommended for bilateral tiny nodules as noted. These are likely post-infectious or inflammatory." There are 11 of these suckers. 7 in the right upper lobe, 1 in the left upper lobe, 3 in the left lower lobe. all but 3 measure 2mm with the remaining measuring 3 and 4mm respectively. I am aware that multiple small nodules in the most common of cases are indicative of lung mets from another primary cancer. I highly doubt this is the case because I get regular check ups and blood work always optimum, I have had a colonoscopy less than 3 yrs ago totally clean, not even polyps. My PSA is always on the low end of normal and I had a full prostate work up including a (ouch) scope 3 1/2 yrs ago. I never had cancer in the past. And I feel great...no pain, discomfort, etc so I am ruling out mets from other cancers. I've browsed here and other places and have read about solitary or several nodules appearing on CT. What gives with 11? Does anyone here have experience with this sort of thing? Is the best course of action here to watch at intervals? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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