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I was reading my scan results

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Mmoses25
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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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A stable 1mm nodule in the lungs is no big  deal. They are common for everybocy.

 

 

 

 

 

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What Iceman said.

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

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Mmoses25
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Yeah it's 1 cm. They call stable

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

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

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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

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

Deanie0916
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On your scans! Come on Uncle Ned!

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Mmoses25
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Thank you

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crossing fingers

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Mmoses25
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Thank you

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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.

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

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