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    Early detection of lung cancer and lung nodule care: Mount Nittany Health’s Lung Nodule Program

    Published on June 20, 2016 By Janet Cady, MSN, RN, CEN, lung nodule program coordinator, Mount Nittany Medical Center

    What is a lung nodule? A lung nodule is a small growth on the lung. They are very common and are found routinely on chest x-rays and computed tomography (CT) scans. Nodules vary in size and can be as small as a grain of rice. In most cases when a lung nodule is found it is not cancer. The nodule may be related to a current or previous infection, or may also be related to scar tissue. The facts on treatment Lung cancer is easier to treat when it is found in early stages. If there is a change in your lung nodule or if you have larger lung nodules, a referral to a lung specialist called a pulm...

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