I've been diagnosed with a lung nodule which is 2.5cm in circumference and smooth, I'm 44, smoked for 12 years, quit smoking 7 years ago. The nodule is currently indeterminent. Everything I have been told and literature I have read states that PET is approximately 93% accurate. I think that I should have the nodule removed and not even take the 7% chance that the PET scan misses a malignancy and I have more problems as a result. I know that only I can make the decision, but I would be extremely greatful for any opinions that you could provide.
Thanks in Advance,