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Solitary Pulmonary Nodule (cont.)

Solitary Pulmonary Nodule Prevention

Avoiding the possible causes may help prevent solitary pulmonary nodule formation. Possible avoidable causes include the following:

  • Smoking: For information about how to quit smoking, visit the following links:
  • Traveling to areas endemic for mycosis (for example, histoplasmosis, coccidioidomycosis, blastomycosis) or to areas with a high prevalence of tuberculosis
  • Occupational exposure to risk factors for lung cancer (for example, asbestos, radon, nickel, chromium, vinyl chloride, polycyclic hydrocarbons)
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/25/2013

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