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11mm nodule cancer fear

I went to the er a couple of nights ago with chest pain. They did a Ct and found a 11mm nodule and bilateral plueral effusion. I am 24. I have horrible anxiety and I am terrified that I have cancer. I can barely function I am so scared. I am setting up an appointment to see a pulmonologist. What are the chances that a
24 year old has lung cancer?
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CT scan done with, or without contrast?  Also, did the nodule indicate calcification?
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Done with contrast. No calcification.
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I forgot to ask originally, but did the radiologist's report indicate a Lung-RADS category for the nodule?  My guess would be that the pulmonary specialist might order a PET/CT scan as a follow-up.  Post back up how this goes, and don't let any fears get the best of you.
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Idk what that is. All the report said was 11mm nodule. Bilateral plueral effusion and hilar Adenopathy. I am so terrified that it's cancer. I can't focus on anything else. The radiologist wrote in the report most likely infection/inflammation. Is lung cancer common in my age?
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Not common at all, I'd take the radiologist's findings as good news thus far.
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