Dr. Yoneda Discusses Pulmonary Nodules

Dr. Ken Y. Yoneda from UC Davis Cancer Center Discusses Pulmonary Nodules

Ken Y. Yoneda, MD, associate professor of internal medicine, pulmonary and critical care, University of California Davis Cancer Center, explains that pulmonologists will continue to see patients referred to them from radiologists and primary care physicians with pulmonary nodules and the majority of these nodules will not be cancerous.

Helping these patients will require communication and taking accurate family histories. In some cases early cancers will need removed or a tumor will be ruled benign and surgery will be avoided altogether. The pulmonologist’s goal is to find the best options for the patient.