Hello and welcome to the forum. You sound like a good friend and we appreciate your asking about your friend's situation. I'm sure you are both concerned. Your question is difficult to answer without a full heath history though and is best asked of his health care professional. His doctor may be able to take a phone call question of this sort before his May 22 appointment.
In the mean time, calcifications of nodules is indeed common after a health issues such as he had and are typically benign. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2883201/. When dealing with the lung, nodules classified as calcified, they often are less likely to be caner related.The macro lobular mass and it's size are a bit more concerning but again, please have him speak to his doctor about this. What makes a mass different than a nodule is the size. Anything smaller than 3 cm is called a nodule and anything larger is considered a mass. The fact that he is a long time heavy smoker does put him at higher risk, obviously. However, the calcifications associated with the larger mass is a good sign that this is likely benign.
Again, this is not to be used as an interpretation of his results as that needs to come from his doctor but is some basic information to help inform. Let us know how things go.
Jeanette1952, I wanted to check in to see if there has been any update with your friend?
On Wednesday 6/12/2019 he will b biopsied. I will post back then. Thank you so much for your caring responses. So, so much appreciated.
We wish him the best of luck. Please do come back and let us know how it goes and the findings.
Hello, I wanted to check back in. I'm hopeful that the appointment went well. I'm sure this is a very trying time for your friend.
Hi there. I wanted to see if there is an update on your friend. I hope you have had good news and things are going alright. Please let me know.