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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

Diagnosis

11/26/2007

Question:

I am a 53 year old male who was recently diagnosed with "Stigmata of chronic granulomatous lung disease" and "Calcified right perihilar lymph node". Are either one of these an onset to cancer or are they cancerous? How can I treat this disease?

Answer:

Chronic granulamatous disease and calcified right hilar node sounds like an old, healed infection that likely has no particular significance if you are not having symptoms.  Sometimes granulomatous disease is associated with an active infection or inflammation, but whether that is going on is impossible to tell from the information you provide.  It is not cancer or considered a prelude to cancer.

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Response by:

Mahasti   Rittinger, RRT Mahasti Rittinger, RRT
Clinical Program Manager of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University

Phillip T Diaz, MD Phillip T Diaz, MD
Professor of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University