Went to ER last week because of pain and swelling in collarbone.A past history of blood clots in 2008 caused concern enough for immediate attention.The pain and swelling was only soft tissue injury,however the CT scan revealed a 6mm nodule and 4mm in other lung.Being a 49yr old male who smoked many years I am very concerned.
Hi, understand your anxiety, but it is difficult to predict what the nodules are due to. Nodules in the lungs besides tumors can occur due to chronic infections, inflammations or sometimes occupational lung diseases. Further evaluation will be based on whether the nodule is changing in size and systemic symptoms. If needed a PET scan and biopsy may help in further evaluation. A biopsy facilitates a histologic study of cells, which gives you a definite diagnosis. Follow up with your doctor for monitoring. Regards.
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