Long nodule found on my husbands chest x-ray today
A lung nodule was found on my husbands chest x-ray today. He is a heavy smoker and I am a mess. He goes to a specialist Friday but wanted to see how often these things are actually cancer if anyone has any answers for me. He is almost 56 and has been smoking for over 40 years.
How is your husband? Lung nodules or small masses of tissue are quite common and appear as round, white shadows on a chest X-ray. A larger lung nodule 25 mm or larger, is more likely to be cancerous than is a smaller lung nodule. A comparison from a previous x-ray may help CT scan may be done to determine if there was a change in size or appearance. A repeat chest x-ray after 3 months or a CT scan may be done. Take care and do keep us posted.
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