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Are small nodules in lungs a cause for concern?

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Posted on Tue, 1 Dec 2015
Question: nodules were found on my lung. My questions is how often are these benign ? They were small and another cat scan will be done in 6 months.
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko (53 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Small nodules in the lungs are very often benign.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for the query.

If this nodules are few mm large, such finding in the lungs is very common. And in most cases such nodules are benign.
Only if you do smoke, the risk this lumps are cancer are noticeable. Otherwise, nodules are most likely benign.

Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions.
Regards.
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Brief Answer: Small nodules in the lungs are very often benign. Detailed Answer: Hello! Thank you for the query. If this nodules are few mm large, such finding in the lungs is very common. And in most cases such nodules are benign. Only if you do smoke, the risk this lumps are cancer are noticeable. Otherwise, nodules are most likely benign. Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions. Regards.