Lung Cancer Community
Lung Nodules
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to lung cancer.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Lung Nodules

My CT scan report stated that there are subpleural lung nodules and possibility of underlying early metastasis
and also small left adrenal hypodense nodule which represent incidental adenoma or metastatic focus.
What does metastasis mean? is it malignant? What other follow up procedures?
Thanks.
Related Discussions
Avatar_m_tn
Hi,

The 1st thing is to consider a biopsy to make sure that you are dealing with lung cancer. The adrenal is a common site where lung cancer spreads. The metastasis means a cancer which has migrated from the original site (so in this case from the lung to the adrenal gland). Modern imaging has also introduced the problem of “incidentalomas” meaning the likelihood of an incidental finding such as a benign adenoma is becoming common. You could consider performing another test such as a PET which could evaluate the metabolic behavior of the adrenal site, but if the findings are again equivocal, and the lung nodules are already proven cancer – then a biopsy on the adrenal would be another thing to consider.
Stay positive.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Lung Cancer Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank