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Well, the doctors are right in going for a biopsy. If a lung nodule increases in size or undergoes change in density, appearance of nodules, calcification, a biopsy is needed. There is a 50-50 chance of lung cancer, so this is an important step to eliminate that. Also, the possibility of nodules becoming cancerous increases with history of smoking/current smoking/previous history of cancer/family history of cancer.
Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Take care!
Hello! thank you for your reply. I had the needle biopsy (2 needle biopsies of the 11 mm nodule) done in September 2011. It turned out to be benign for malignancy. My lung collapsed - had a tube in for 6 days but I am doing well now. Thanks for your advise. They still want to keep an eye on the nodule even though the biopsy did not show cancer.
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