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Friday, October 31, 2014
4mm noncalcified pulmonary nodule
I had a cardiac screen via CT scan. They found a 4mm noncalcified pulmonary nodule in the R lower lobe. I quit smoking 20 yrs ago after smoking a pack a day for 30 yrs. I am a 64 yr old female with no health problems. I take no meds, I am slightly osteopenic and considered obese at 5`/170#. What would your recomendation be as to follow-up? Thank you
The chance of a 4mm nodule being cancer, even in a prior smoker, is very low. I would recommend a repeat chest CT in 6 months.
Sandra L Starnes, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati