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Cancer: Lung Message Board


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[QUOTE=dawnmaz;4616353]Hi Amanda,

Thanks for responding. Yes, I am asking about lung cancer and the spot found on my lung that was 2mm, I followed up with another xray and it is now 3mm. Lung cancer is prevelant in my family and I am concerned. Are there any other symptoms of lung cancer if detected this early? My Dr. said the person may have misread the xray. I am being referred to a specialist, but I am wondering what other peoples experiences have been with this type of news.[/QUOTE]

My sister had metastatic lung cancer which originated in the breast. She was all set to undergo High Dose Chemotherapy (with her stem cell reinfusement a few days/weeks? later). However the day before they did another chest x-ray just to be sure it had not spread (the first one was done a few weeks before and came back negative) However, this time they found a spot the size of a quarter on her right lobe I believe. A biopsy confirmed it. The cancer at this point was of the very agressive type, and her last and only chance of beating this disease (the HDC) never happened.

I debated recounting this incident because of the negative outcome. However, this [B]was her [/B]experience -- not yours.

[QUOTE]Are there any other symptoms of lung cancer if detected this early[/QUOTE]

•[B]Chronic coughing[/B] - [B][U]a common early symptom [/U][/B]•Coughing up blood •Worsening cough •Chronic chest pain •Fever •Shortness of breath •Wheezing •Hoarseness •Chest pain •Recurrent pneumonia/bronchitis •Swollen neck and or face •Loss of appetite •Weight loss •Tiredness •Weakness •Fatigue

I hope that I have not upset you any further - this was not my intent. Please let us know what is going on, o.k.????
[QUOTE=amygdala;4616393]My sister had metastatic lung cancer which originated in the breast. She was all set to undergo High Dose Chemotherapy (with her stem cell reinfusement a few days/weeks? later). However the day before they did another chest x-ray just to be sure it had not spread (the first one was done a few weeks before and came back negative) However, this time they found a spot the size of a quarter on her right lobe I believe. A biopsy confirmed it. The cancer at this point was of the very agressive type, and her last and only chance of beating this disease (the HDC) never happened.

I debated recounting this incident because of the negative outcome. However, this [B]was her [/B]experience -- not yours.



•[B]Chronic coughing[/B] - [B][U]a common early symptom [/U][/B]•Coughing up blood •Worsening cough •Chronic chest pain •Fever •Shortness of breath •Wheezing •Hoarseness •Chest pain •Recurrent pneumonia/bronchitis •Swollen neck and or face •Loss of appetite •Weight loss •Tiredness •Weakness •Fatigue

I hope that I have not upset you any further - this was not my intent. Please let us know what is going on, o.k.????[/QUOTE]

No, I appreciate your honesty. I would rather be prepared and educated than the alternative. Im sorry about your sister. I have a lot of chest pains, tired all the time, diarrhea, but no cough. We will see, but I assume the cough and coughing up blood comes with later detection. How big did her spot start when they found it? I will let you know. I want it tested because of my history, I dont want a Dr. who will just say, "lets just watch it" until its too big. Will they do that or does it have to be a certain size?





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