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lung nodule

I am 21 years old i have smoked since i was 16, i recently went to the er and they found an 8mm nodule on my left lung. They called me the next day and told me about it they said i need to follow up in 6 months with my primary physician. Will it grow between now and then? i am worried
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Hi there!

It would be difficult to comment on the situation without knowing the relevant clinical details.  If a follow up has been asked, there is an equal chance of the nodule turning benign or malignant and it would be too premature to comment on the etiology at this stage. The nodule is assumed to be benign at this stage unless there are signs of malignancy such as rapidly increased growth etc. It would be best to discuss the situation in detail with your treating doctor at the follow-up appointment.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
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