A lung nodule may sound scary, but it’s really a fancy word for a “spot in the lung,” says University of Minnesota Health Thoracic Surgeon Rafael Andrade, MD. They are often caused by a small growth in the lung, or a reaction of the lung to inflammation or infection. They are frequently identified with an X-ray or CT scan.
Lung nodules are spots ranging between .2 inches and 1.2 inches and are relatively common — in many cases a lung nodule turns out to be benign, or non-cancerous. Additional testing helps determine the cause of a lung nodule.
Read the article in the University of Minnesota’s MHealth.org blog.