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Lung Cancer

Lung nodules

05/22/2009

Question:

Sir,Over the past year I have 2 ct scans and one pet scan of the chest,results are showing new 5 mm nodules in right upper and left lower lungs.I have been experiencing shortness of breath and also wheezing when lying down for about 6 months now.I have had a breathing test and nuclear stress test which both were negative.I am a 4 year Malt Lymphoma survivor.Should I be concerned about these lung changes or would you say its asthma? My Next CT is due in August.Thanks Doc...

Answer:

Your symptoms are unlikely related to these small nodules.  If they do not change on serial CT's, they are likely benign.

I hope this helps.

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Response by:

Sandra L Starnes, MD Sandra L Starnes, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati