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I'm sorry to hear about this
Spiculated is the same as irregular
The upper lobe is less of a risk than a lower lobe
Oh..I thought the upper lobe was the highest risk so that is good. Is it possible that this could be a pneumonia scar from about 6 months ago? The doc seemed to think it is cancer by looking at the CT. Can pneumonia scar be accurately differentiated from cancer in a CT? He is fairly sure, but there are very few risk factors.
A pneumonia scar will not cause a nodule, but a nodule does not have to be cancerous, 80% are not cancerous
80 percent...even if they
If they are irregular then about 50% are cancerous
One more thing...do you think it was a little bold to be so sure from a CT and start talking about taking out 2/3 of the lung. He has no symptoms and has not smoked for 30 years, nor does he have family history of any kind of cancer. This was an incidental finding from a chest x ray 2 months ago and the spot did not change from the x ray to the recent CT scan. Can he really be so sure from the CT considering other things seem favorable?
Yes, it was bold and too assuming to say it is cancer from a CT scan
I kind of thought that! We will get the PET results in a day or tw
two..maybe the new will be good.
Yes, I hope so