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What does nodule on lung mean?

Have you been told you have a lung nodule/nodules on an x-ray, you’re probably very petrified. Lung nodules are described as “spots” that are 3 centimeters in diameter or less (lesions larger than 3 cm are referred to a lung masses. Lung nodules are very common, especially in people who have smoked, but not all lung nodules mean lung cancer there are many possible causes.

Factors such as a history of smoking, what the nodule looks like (for example, if calcification is present), and more can help your doctor estimate the chance that the nodule is malignant or benign. Diagnosis usually includes a CT scan or other studies, but a biopsy is needed to make a conclusive diagnosis. Treatments will vary depending on the specific cause of the nodule.

It’s important to state right away that the majority, at least 63 percent of lung nodules overall are not cancerous

ALGAEH‘s Pulmonary Nodule Management Solution(PNMS) being piloted in an NSH hospital in the UK has the following features

  • Recording of Multidisciplinary team’s findings
  • Records Teams actions
  • Helps to insert or attach images
  • Supports in calculating risk probability
  • Helps in scheduling a follow up plan

Contact Algaeh now to know more about PNMS

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