"What are lung nodules? Lung nodules or pulmonary nodules are small round- or oval-shaped growths in the lung. These spots are also referred to as spots or coin lesions. Nodules are smaller than 1.2 inches. If these nodules grow bigger than that size, they are no longer a nodule and are considered a pulmonary mass. When it is a mass size, the likelihood of it being cancer is greater.
Nodules can either be malignant (cancerous) or benign (noncancerous). More than 90 percent of lung nodules smaller than ¾ inches are benign. Benign nodules can be caused by inflammation in the lung from a disease or infection. Malignant nodules are often found in people who were/are smokers and are older in age. Overall, most pulmonary nodules are benign.
Nodules are commonly found through x-ray and CT scans. For the most part, lung nodules have no symptoms. Usually, a patient will never know that he or she has a lung nodule unless he/she has an x-ray or CT scan done. A positron emission tomography (PET) scan can also tell if a nodule is malignant or benign. A doctor can also biopsy a small area from the nodule to determine if the nodule is benign or not.
If a nodule is concerning or malignant, the doctor will want to remove it through surgery. Benign nodules usually don’t require treatment. If the patient is healthy enough for surgery and the cancer has not spread, the malignant nodule can be removed."
Hopepray wrote:...We just went to our oncologist after pet ct scan yesterday...The current pet ct report says there are two 4mm nodules in right lung, non specific but mentioned as interval growth...
Any inputs appreciated.
Hopepray wrote:Worried a bit, because my mom just had a pet ct scan ... the scan said a 4mm nodule right upper lung. A 4mm pleural based nodule right posterior basal lung are seen that were not present in previous pet ct... A bit worried about this at the moment.
"...Often times the reports are essentially a discourse on the anatomic findings obtained from the CT portion of the study with little emphasis placed on the information delineated on the PET component of the examination...."
Hopepray wrote:Thx JJH for more info. There is no mention of SUV max, or any of the pics showing any highlights in the report and the summary at the end of the report says no significant suv uptake...
Hopepray wrote:Thx JJH.
That helps. Will wait to see if I can get some input on xeloda mono-therapy
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