I recently had my 2nd lung CT. I had the first in 2007 after my sister was diagnosed with 4th stage lung cancer. In addition my dad, his sister, her daughter and another of my dad's sisters developed the disease. My dad, my sister and my aunt had quit smoking more than 15 yrs prior. My other aunt had never smoked and my cousin was still a smoker. Everyone died except my aunt that never smoked. Now my younger brother,54 and still a smoker, was diagnosed with 4th stage lung cancer and he's very sick. I insisted on another CT scan after my brother was diagnosed. Here are the findings. Both scans were done without contrast.
Findings: There is a tiny subpleural nodule measuring 3-4 mm in size in the posterior aspect of the left upper lobe on image # 13, stable since the prior examination. Both lungs are otherwise clear...
Impression: Stable tiny 3-4 mm in size subpleural nodule in the left upper lobe stable since the 2007 examination consistent with a benign findings.
My Dr. reported the exam was stable, with no other info.
On the internet I read that there are doctors who think a nodule is the first stage of cancer.
What, if anything should I do next. I'm 61 yrs. old and quit smoking 28 yrs ago. I smoked less than a half pack a day.