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Thursday, September 1, 2016
Breast cancer in lung
I have breast cancer that has metastasized to the lung. I had a needle biopsy of a lesion to determine this. I have numerous tiny spots on my lungs with calcification that don`t seem to be changing which have been labelled granulomas, and we hope they are not cancerous. My last CT scan showed a calcified granuloma of the spleen. This is new. The spleen has been clear until now. Does this mean the cancer has likely spread to the spleen. I haven`t discussed this with my doctor yet.
Your questions are good ones, but difficult to answer. Please discuss each concern with your doctor. However, calcified lung or liver granulomas are unlikely to represent cancer.
Paula Silverman, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University