What Caused the Hypermetabolic Lung Nodules?

Q:
What caused the hypermetabolic lung nodules?

A:
It is possible that the nodules represent multiple primary cancers, but it is more probable that they are not. The presence of multiple nodules without a single dominant mass tends to speak of disease coming from outside the lung.

For certain cancers, such as colon and melanoma, there are certain patients who can be offered to have the nodules removed, and such a plan can lead to prolonged survival.

Metastases into the lung may be due to blood borne cancer, so they may have traveled via the blood stream.

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