Lung nodules

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What is lung nodules?

A pulmonary nodule is a small, roundish growth on the lung, sometimes called a spot on the lung. Follow up and evaluation of lung nodules focuses on determining whether a pulmonary nodule is cancerous or benign.

Common symptoms reported by people with lung nodules

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with lung nodules

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3) anxious mood (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Marijuana)
Type
Other
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Essential Oils)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) stress (1)

Data from patients with lung nodules, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with lung nodules

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
sedation
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (3) anxious mood (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Marijuana)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
blurry vision dry mouth
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Hospitalization
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Essential Oils)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1) stress (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with lung nodules, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has lung nodules on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 3
30s 8
40s 32
50s 50
60s 55
70+ 18
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 12
50-59 years 8
60-69 years 5
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 31
Female 139

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 90
Not Diagnosed 4

These charts show data from lung nodules patients who have completed their condition history
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