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82-year old male with 6 cm. nodule in left lower lung
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82-year old male with 6 cm. nodule in left lower lung

In '08 my dad had a CT scan which showed some scarring due to TB when he was young in the right lung.  It also showed a 5 mm nodule in the left lower lung.  He met with a lung specialist who said it was likely nothing.

In June '10 he had a physical with his primary care.  She suggested a follow-up CT scan which he had Tuesday.  This morning the primary called and wants him to have a follow-up CT scan with contrast.

The 5 mm nodule is now a 6 cm nodule.  I'm wondering if this is a likely lung cancer.  He is 82 and was a heavy smoker for a good portion of his life.

The doctor is recommending the CT before a biopsy due to his age.

I got the sense from her (through tone and what she said) that she thinks this is a lung cancer.

First, do you think this is likely a lung cancer?  Second, can you have a definitive diagnosis of lung cancer from a CT scan?

Thank you.
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