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I was diagnosed with anodule on my lung. The nurse reporting the diagnosis said they usually wouldn't even mention it because it very small. She said they felt they should because I have sjogren's syndrome and wanted me to be aware of it so I can have it checked yearly to see if it gets bigger. Could this be cancer? It was found by a cat scan. Should I request more testing because I have so many health issues and if so, what tests? Thank you
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DoogleNK replied 6 years ago.
Lung involvement is seen in around 14 % of patients with Sjogren's syndrome. This is usually in the form of diffuse involvemet shows as linear shadows on chest x-rays or CT scan. Sjogrens syndrome can also produce appearance of lung nodules.

Most single pulmonary nodules (smaller than 3 cm) are benign & noncancerous. The protocol for such nodules is serial yearly chest x-rays to see if there is any change in the size, shape & appearance of the nodule, indicative of possibility of cancer. If there is any change in the nodule, then it needs further investigations with CT scan, PET scan or tissue biopsy to see if its cancerous.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Can you direct me to a web page that tells about the lung involvement in patients that have Sjogren's syndrom as well as any web page that talks about sjogren's syndrom and/or fibromyalgia that has snyptons of memory loss and confusion? Thank you so much.
Expert:  DoogleNK replied 6 years ago.
Lung involvement in Sjogren's syndrome-
http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/picrender.fcgi?artid=1001676&blobtype=pdf
http://diseases.emedtv.com/sjogren's-syndrome/sjogren's-syndrome-and-lung-disease.html
http://ajrccm.atsjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/154/3/794
http://ard.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/58/1/61

Sjogren's syndrome & memory loss/confusion--
http://www.webmd.com/rheumatoid-arthritis/arthritis-sjogrens-syndrome
http://users.bigpond.net.au/lupustas/Sjogrens.html
http://www.sjogrensnewzealand.co.nz/Primary_&_Secondary.htm

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Expert:  DoogleNK replied 6 years ago.
Some more sites that speak about both-
http://www.clevelandclinic.org/health/health-info/docs/0200/0220.asp?index=4929
http://www.emedicine.com/med/topic2136.htm

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Reply to Niraj Kalore's Post: Hi, I have to call Pay-Pal tomorrow and see why the " accept answers are not being processed. I will be very happy to pay you. Please bare with me in that situation. I will not let you down.

The links you provided were much more than I expected. Did you find anything concerning memory loss and confusion reguarding fibromyalgia?
Thank you so much for going the extra mile. God bless you
Expert:  DoogleNK replied 6 years ago.
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Fibromyalgia is known to cause short-term memory loss & other cognitive dysfunctions. Here are a few links-
http://www.fmaware.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=5280
http://www.immunesupport.com/library/showarticle.cfm/ID/3816/t/CFIDS_FM
http://www.fibromyalgia-symptoms.org/fibromyalgia_memory_loss.html
http://www.fibromyalgia-symptoms.org/fibromyalgia_fibrofog.html
http://www.ei-resource.org/illness-information/environmental-illnesses/fibromyalgia-(fms)/
http://www.sover.net/~devstar/relative.htm

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