17 Nodules Bilateral and enlarge Lymph node - 1266447

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 20:12
judea
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I have 17 multiple bilateral lung nodules measuring from 8 to 10 mm and 1 lymph node that is 13 mm. I did have a pet scan and the uptake was 2 on all the nodules and 3.5 on the lymph node. My next ct is in 6 weeks. Just wondering if this is alot of nodules. These are all non calcified. I also from time to time have shortness of breath.

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catdander
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Hi judea, I"m sorry you have these nodules to worry about. It's possible that they stem from an infection though 17 sounds like a lot I don't know. I'll make sure an oncologist comments by days end.

I hope these prove to be nothing but I also know that time really is the only way to find out and send hope and peace for the waiting.

All best,
Janine

Dr West
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Yes, that's a lot of nodules, and the fact that they have some, even low level PET avidity is concerning. However, these findings could certainly represent infection or inflammation -- the key is whether these nodules grow or not. Alternatively, the fastest way to get an answer would be to obtain a biopsy.

Good luck.

-Dr. West