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I was reading my scan results

Mmoses25
Mmoses25 Member Posts: 156 **
edited September 19 in Kidney Cancer #1

It did mention I had a 1cm lung nodule that was stable should I be worried about it doctor didn't mention it

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  • icemantoo
    icemantoo Member Posts: 3,357 **
    edited September 20 #2
    Not worth mentioning

    A stable 1mm nodule in the lungs is no big  deal. They are common for everybocy.

     

     

     

     

     

    icemantoo

  • stub1969
    stub1969 Member Posts: 933 **
    Ditto

    What Iceman said.

    Stub

  • Biner
    Biner Member Posts: 103 **
    edited September 20 #4
    1mm or 1 cm?usaully 1 cm they

    1mm or 1 cm?usaully 1 cm they do biopsy

  • Canadian Sandy
    Canadian Sandy Member Posts: 716
    edited September 20 #5
    I have a nodule in my lung

    I have a nodule in my lung but it hasn't changed so they just ignore it. So thankful.

  • Mmoses25
    Mmoses25 Member Posts: 156 **
    edited September 20 #6
    Biner said:

    1mm or 1 cm?usaully 1 cm they

    1mm or 1 cm?usaully 1 cm they do biopsy

    1cm

    Yeah it's 1 cm. They call stable

  • Biner
    Biner Member Posts: 103 **
    edited September 21 #7
    Mmoses25 said:

    1cm

    Yeah it's 1 cm. They call stable

    That big,i dont know but

    That big,i dont know but maybe you can ask oncologist more deep?We have to advocate ourselves 

    The risk that any nodule is cancerous depends most importantly on the size.

    • In general, nodules that are less than 6 mm (1/4 inch) in diameter are followed with a repeat chest CT scan due to the low risk of cancer (ten percent or less), unless some other feature is felt to increase the probability of cancer.
    • Nodules between 6 mm and 10 mm need to be carefully assessed.
    • Nodules greater than 10 mm in diameter should be biopsied or removed due to the 80 percent probability that they are malignant.
    • Nodules greater than 3 cm are referred to as lung masses.
  • Mmoses25
    Mmoses25 Member Posts: 156 **
    Biner said:

    That big,i dont know but

    That big,i dont know but maybe you can ask oncologist more deep?We have to advocate ourselves 

    The risk that any nodule is cancerous depends most importantly on the size.

    • In general, nodules that are less than 6 mm (1/4 inch) in diameter are followed with a repeat chest CT scan due to the low risk of cancer (ten percent or less), unless some other feature is felt to increase the probability of cancer.
    • Nodules between 6 mm and 10 mm need to be carefully assessed.
    • Nodules greater than 10 mm in diameter should be biopsied or removed due to the 80 percent probability that they are malignant.
    • Nodules greater than 3 cm are referred to as lung masses.
    My appointment

    My appointment is on October 12 if it's still there I'll talk to doctor about it thanks

  • Allochka
    Allochka Member Posts: 974
    edited September 22 #9
    1 cm sounds like a a nodule

    1 cm sounds like a a nodule on bigger side of the spectrum. If it is stable  - than most probably not a met. But I'd definitely ask a doctor for how long it is stable and consider second opinion.

     

    That being said, my husband had enlarged mesenterial and hepatic lympnodes seen on his CT. But they were not of a concern after all, because on next CT a year and a half later they were still stable. Most probably they enlarged due to his Hep C and stayed like this

    So not that is out of ordinary automatically means mets

  • Mmoses25
    Mmoses25 Member Posts: 156 **
    edited October 8 #10
    Scans

    Well I go in on Tuesday for scans everybody keep your fingers crossed for Ned 

  • Deanie0916
    Deanie0916 Member Posts: 432
    Hope you get great boring results

    On your scans! Come on Uncle Ned!

  • Mmoses25
    Mmoses25 Member Posts: 156 **

    Hope you get great boring results

    On your scans! Come on Uncle Ned!

    Thank you

    Thank you

  • Biner
    Biner Member Posts: 103 **
    crossing fingers

    crossing fingers

  • lobbyist0724
    lobbyist0724 Member Posts: 471 **
    edited October 10 #14
    I agreed with others that if

    I agreed with others that if has been stable, it is likely not met. I wish you the best result, hope it shrink and disappeared.

  • Mmoses25
    Mmoses25 Member Posts: 156 **
    Biner said:

    crossing fingers

    crossing fingers

    Thanks

    Thank you

  • Allochka
    Allochka Member Posts: 974
    Keeping fingers crossed for

    Keeping fingers crossed for you! Scanxiety can be very tiring and unpleasant. But indeed - stable things can't be untreated cancer