What Is a Lung Nodule?

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By james
Jul 29, 2020
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2. Benign vs. Malignant

One of the scary things about lung nodules is that they are sometimes cancerous. Thankfully, that is not usually the case. If a lung nodule is discovered then there’s a 60% chance that it is not cancerous, but this statistic changes between different demographics.

For example, if you are over 50 years old then the chances of a lung nodule being cancerous are approximately 50/50. If you are below 35 years old, however, then that statistic drops to around 1%. Regardless of statistics, it is always a good idea to have the nodules checked to help you determine whether or not a nodule is malignant.

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