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3mm lung module detected

3mm lung module detected

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10/21/2019 6:53pm
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Hi everyone. Thank you all for your great contribution and support through this forum. I have learned much more than I could’ve by searching random sites.

In July I was diagnosed with Stage 1a Mel on my right forearm (.2mm Breslow, Clark level 2, no ulceration) and had it removed via WLE August 1st(clean margins). A couple of months after I had a CT scan of my chest area or served by my primary after feeling some tingling/numbness on my left armpit(opposite side of my Mel).

A month ago I was told results came back clean, but was just informed by my dermatologist there was a small 3mm module found on my right lung that the tech was not concerned about. She would like me to have another CT before our next appointment(5 months). Should I push for a scan earlier? Anyone have any experience with Stage 1 showing up in lungs without any sign on the armpit lymph nodes?

Sorry for any typos. Typing from my phone.

Linny - (10/21/2019 - 9:29pm)

Lung nodules don't have to be cancerous. Most of them are benign. Here's some more information on them:

Stage IIIB, Unknown Primary; 1 positive node in left axilla. Diagnosed December 2010.

richard24 - (10/22/2019 - 12:50am)

Thank you for the information.

tedtell1 - (10/22/2019 - 7:16am)

I've had several small nodules appear on scans....and docs have always said they are no worry, then next scan they aren't even there. I guess small lung nodules are relatively common. Hard not to worry though.....I get it! Hope you continue to be free of the beast!

Ted Tellman

Stage IV initial, NIVO February-June 2018 stopped because of colitis. WLE in Feb 2018, NED after surgery and recent scans. Treatment at Regions, St. Paul, MN, Dr. Dudek