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lung nodule

My husband recently had a chest x-ray done that showed a 2.4cm x 2.2cm focal nodular density. He has smoked at least one pack a day since he was a teenager. He also has had pneumonia several times within the last few years. The MD never really addressed this issue when he went for a follow up visit. Any ideas what this could be?
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This “focal nodular density” could be a tumor, benign or malignant, or the residual of a prior infection, each consistent with your husband’s having had several episodes of pneumonia within the past couple years.  Its presence calls for comparison with prior Chest X-rays and, unless it is definitely calcified, most likely a CT Scan of the chest and  complete evaluation with recommendations by a pulmonary specialist.  It definitely needs to be addressed in a serious, comprehensive manner.

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