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After your lung screening, a radiologist looks for spots, also known as nodules on your scan.  These spots indicate small lumps of tissue that many people have. Both you and your primary care provider will receive results within three weeks. 

You may receive one of the following lung screening result types.

The radiologist did not notice anything of concern from your scan, but regular screening is important to monitor for changes as you age.


Next Steps: 

You will receive a reminder letter when it is time to screen again in two years.‎

 

The radiologist considers you to have a low chance of lung cancer, but recommends continued monitoring of your lungs. 


Next Steps: 

You will receive a reminder letter when it is time to screen again in one year.‎

 

The radiologist has noticed some findings from your scan that may be related to inflammation, infection or a need to monitor an area more closely. We would like to check again in 3 months to see if there are any changes. 


Next Steps: 

You will be contacted to arrange a follow-up LDCT scan in 3 months.‎

 

Your lung scan has revealed some spots that require further investigation. This does not mean that you have cancer, but it is important that you attend all follow-ups. 


Next Steps: 

You will be contacted shortly by a chest specialist to arrange for follow-up, which may include more scans or a biopsy. 

Your lung scan has revealed findings that are not related to lung cancer but require follow-up. 


Next Steps: 

Your primary care provider will contact you for follow-up. ‎

 




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