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Conditions We Treat: Lung Nodules

Lung nodules are small masses of tissue commonly found in imaging scans. Most lung nodules are noncancerous.

We recommend that patients with nodules who are at high risk of lung cancer – especially smokers over age 55 –undergo annual lung cancer screenings that detect lung cancer early. Learn more about our lung cancer screening/pulmonary nodule clinic.

Lung Nodules: What You Need to Know

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  • Lung nodules are often found during imaging scans for unrelated symptoms.
  • Most lung nodules are not cancerous.
  • Larger lung nodules are more likely to be cancerous than small ones.
  • Patients who are 55 and older and are also former or current smokers are at increased risk of lung cancer.
  • Lung cancer screenings helps detect and diagnose lung cancer early; when lung cancer is caught early it can sometimes be treated effectively with surgery.

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Why choose Johns Hopkins for treatment of lung nodules?


Our Physicians

Our collaborative team of lung cancer specialists has extensive expertise in diagnosing and treating all stages of lung cancer with advanced, effective treatments. Our doctors are here to help you manage your lung cancer and related health complications with integrated, comprehensive care.

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Our Research

We’re always innovating new diagnostic techniques and treatments for lung cancer patients. Our specialists are national leaders in lung cancer research, advancing new and emerging cancer therapies such as epigenetic therapy, a treatment that slows or stops the growth of tumors by switching on certain genes to fight cancer cells.

Learn more about our research and clinical trials.


Our Treatments

When a patient’s lung cancer screening test leads to a diagnosis of lung cancer, we’re ready to help with a top team of specialists who have extensive experience in all aspects of lung cancer care, including surgery, chemotherapy, targeted cancer therapies, interventional pulmonology and radiation therapy.

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Our Locations

  • Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center on the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Campus - (410)-955-LUNG (5864)
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  • Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at The Johns Hopkins Hospital - (410)-955-LUNG (5864)
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  • Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington D.C. - (202)-660-6500
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