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Lung Cancer

I`m scared

03/27/2009

Question:

I am a 25 year old female..i quit smoking back in October, i kept getting bronchitis and such. I haven`t been well since October..i keep getting the bronchitis back..and here recently..i got very sick with high fever and coughing. My doctor just found nodules on my lungs in a CT scan. do i need to worry about lung cancer?

Answer:

Lung nodules are not uncommon and are usually benign.  At your age, it would be unlikely to have lung cancer.  I would recommend you see a pulmonary doctor or chest surgeon to follow the nodules with serial chest CT's. 

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Response by:

Sandra L Starnes, MD Sandra L Starnes, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati