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Is a 0.5 cm lung nodule large ?

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Is a 0.5 cm lung nodule large ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Caring doc replied 2 years ago.
Caring doc :

Thankyou justanswer

Caring doc :

0.5 cm is not a large size nodules. It is considered as small ans subcentimeric

Caring doc :

Every nodule evaluation has to take into account the location ans xray characteristics

Caring doc :

Usually a nodule seen on xray has to be evaluated by chest ct to better charactize the lesion

JACUSTOMER-22pj9brw- :

thanks .can I please have help with comparing the 2 ct reports

JACUSTOMER-22pj9brw- :

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JACUSTOMER-22pj9brw- :

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JACUSTOMER-22pj9brw- :

I'm confussed as it says in new ct report-

JACUSTOMER-22pj9brw- :

1.new nodule on adrenal

JACUSTOMER-22pj9brw- :

Gland ( but the old report also had this ) which was not a met

JACUSTOMER-22pj9brw- :

2. Lung nodule remains unchanged ( old report had no mention if a lung nodule)

Caring doc :

Thank you the reports . they were helpful

Caring doc :

Well both reports noted adrenal gland nodule . The more recent one notes a lung nodule as well.

Caring doc :

I saw on the report that this was a post contrast CT in the setting of prior history of cancer status chemotherapy

Caring doc :

Now I hope you are being following by an oncologist , I am not sure when you had initial diagnosis of cancer and what type of cancer you had.

Caring doc :

In the setting of prior history of cancer and when periodic imaging of the body is taking place , any new nodule

Caring doc :

may it be in liver , lung , adrenal or bones becomes significant because it may imply metastasis.

Caring doc :

Usually a radiologist is able to pull up all prior radiographs and compare new radiographs from past and see if there is any progression.

Caring doc :

Sometimes in order to be sure PET scan or an MRI may be needed as well.

Caring doc :

My advice to you would be with your oncologist and make sure that this is not a new metastasis which requires further treatment .

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