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Experiencing shortness of breath and chest pain. Had Nephrectomy, X-ray shows Nodule in upper lobe. Suggestion?

Hello, I have been experiencing chest pain on and off shortness of breath, and extreme fatigue . I am a 60 year old woman who smoked for approximately 40 pack years. I quit 3 years ago when I had a nephrectomy due to renal cell CA. I just had a chest x-ray that showed a possible nodule in the r upper lobe. Dr has ordered a CT. Should I be concerned.
Asked On : Mon, 14 Jan 2013
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Hi.Renal cell carcinoma can spread to Lungs.So,A nodule in the right upper lobe of lung can be a metastases.But,it will be confirmed only after a CT guided biopsy.You can ask your Dr about Biopsy in the same sitting of CT ,as the lesion is precisely seen.But,many benign lesions produce Solitary pulmonary nodule.So,Dont worry.Wait for the pathologist report of the nodule.All the best.Take care.
Answered: Tue, 15 Jan 2013
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