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Pea size spot on lung. CT scan due. What could it be?

Jim was told told by Dr G in 9-12 that he had a pea size spot on his lung . He went to the VA physician 11-12 and was told there was nothing there. He went to Dr G 12-12 that it was the size of a walnut. Jim figured DR G was looking for cash and blew him off. Dr G s office had been contacting him with 2 letters and voice messages he did not answer. Finally Jim received a call from Dr G s office regarding setting up CT scan for surgery. Jim had them contact the VA hospital Dr W. Now the VA is setting up the CT scan for 2-28-13. What would this be in his lung?
Asked On : Wed, 27 Feb 2013
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Chest xray is not a good way to confirm lung lesion. CT scan of the chest will help you confirm if there is or not. So go for it to settle the matter for good. If the pea size lesion is more than 3 cm in size, with no other abnormality in the lung, depending upon the characteristic of the lesion, your smoking history and age you have to decide if you will need biopsy/ diagnostic cum therapeutic surgery. Bottom line is you need to get the CT done for sure unless you have a very good reason not to.
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