Main Office:
Oakdale Medical Bldg.  3366 Oakdale Avenue
Suite #401
Robbinsdale, MN 55422

Ph: 763.520.2940
Fax 763.520.2943

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Lung Nodule Clinic

People are getting CT scans more often these days, and when these CT scans involve the lung it is common to find small spots, which are called lung nodules. Most lung nodules found are not cancerous, and are usually due to some current or past infection. However, a nodule is more or less likely to be cancerous based on the size, appearance, and growth rate. The likelihood also depends on the person’s age and smoking history. If these factors suggest a particular lung nodule is likely to be cancerous, then a biopsy is usually done. On the other hand, if a particular lung nodule is not very likely to be cancerous, we often monitor for growth by repeating CT scans over time.

Sorting out which lung nodules are serious and which are not usually requires specialty care by a Pulmonologist. That’s why we formed a Lung Nodule Clinic, designed especially to focus on this common problem. The goal is to quickly evaluate patients who have a lung nodule, then set out a sensible path to manage the problem.