Hi. I have a 2cm lung nodule (05cm 2 yrs ago).Bronchoscopy report says:There is a piece showing squamous metaplasia with inflammation and slight atypia, the underlying submucosa with chronic inflammation,no tumor identified..but didn't get samples from the actual nodule.Sputum & blood tests show nothing.I have advanced bullous emphysema,had TB as child (lower right lung),family history of COPD & TB..NO family history of lung cancer.Age 55,102 lbs,5' 4".Surgical biopsy not an option.History of Lorazepam addiction,history of ear fungus,sister w Allergic Fungal Sinusitis,other sister w COPD & MAC infection they thought was cancer but wasn't.I smoke,don't drink alcohol.I live in Iowa,2 people here blind from histoplasmosis.I feed birds,played in chicken coop,haymows as child.6 months ago found hugh wall of mold behind wall panelling by leaky window AC,had 3 months severe asthma-like attacks before mold was found.Fev1 went from 44% to 29% but asthma-like attacks rare now & way milder.Sputum clear to tan color w larger brown spots,teeny black specks.
Description of nodule:small irregular,parenchymal mass,posterior aspect of left upper midlung.No other nodules. No infiltrates or effusions. No hilar or mediastinal mass or adenopathy.Nodule is low density soft tissue.Is not cavitated. No calcium.No hepatic metastatic disease identified,adrenal glands normal in size and appearance.Trachea and carina appear normal.Spiculation but pulmo says w COPD that's not important.Large bullae directly above nodule,read that can cause triangle shaped pseudomass..this nodule is triangular.Thanks.