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Questions

by krichards275 on Fri May 22, 2020 11:25 PM

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I don't know if anyone can answer my question, or relate to my current experience, but here goes. I found out Monday, that a CT showed a 12 x 4mm nodule in my right lung. Nobody ever told me, so no follow ups were done until yesterday, when I had another CT. Of course, my doctor took today off, so the nurse could only tell me that the size of the nodule now is 11 x 7.5 mm. I don't think it's necessarily grown, but it's changed shape. I imagine it was short and fat and now tall and thin :).

So, is a CHANGED nodule concerning?

I appreciate any responses.

Best,

Krichards275

RE: Questions

by krichards275 on Fri May 22, 2020 11:26 PM

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On May 22, 2020 11:25 PM krichards275 wrote:

I don't know if anyone can answer my question, or relate to my current experience, but here goes. I found out Monday, that a CT showed a 12 x 4mm nodule in my right lung. Nobody ever told me, so no follow ups were done until yesterday, when I had another CT. Of course, my doctor took today off, so the nurse could only tell me that the size of the nodule now is 11 x 7.5 mm. I don't think it's necessarily grown, but it's changed shape. I imagine it was short and fat and now tall and thin :).

So, is a CHANGED nodule concerning?

I appreciate any responses.

Best,

Krichards275

Sorry, I forgot to mention that the 12 x 4mm nodule was noticed over 2 years ago.

RE: Questions

by ToddlerFather on Sat May 23, 2020 03:13 AM

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CT resolution is usually 1.5 mm, so 12 or 11 can't be defined as change. 

But, from 4 to 7.5mm is a noticeable change. The best way to compare though is having both image and tumor markers. Starting measure them now will be more telling about the nature and growth rate of whatever you might have. 

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