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Tuesday, June 18, 2013
What are the possibilities of malignancy?
Within the last three weeks I have had two ct scans(with and without contrast) which both showed a smoothly marginated non-calcified nodule in the upper portion of my right lung. I am a non smoker, however, breast cancer to bone cancer to uterine cancer is prevalent in my family.
Can you tell from the size of the nodule or the non-calfication of the possible malignancy of the nodule? the size is 12x12x13mm.
My doctor has ordered a Pet scan for me.
Thank you for your time.
Certainly without a history of smoking, cancer is less likely. If the PET scan is negative, they will likely want to follow with serial CT scans.
I hope this helps.
Sandra L Starnes, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati