... Can smoking right before a PFT alter the DLCO test? ... (2 replies)
... Your welcome. Yes I KNOW all to well what we can find on the internet. I researched lung cancer extensivley myself when mine was found. ... (16 replies)
... Let me tell you my story, and try to give you peace of mind somewhat. Im 43 and I had a nodule detected in a May of 2007 in my right lung, they did another CT scan in August of 2007 and it was stable, no growth, it was 6mm, about the size of the tip of my pinky. ... (16 replies)
... growth in his right lung. The doc sent him for a CT Scan and we're picking up the results today. ... (16 replies)
... i haven't posted on a forum in years but i'm more than a bit concerned about a mass that was found on my upper right lobe after a cat scan was ordered because a "bronchitis" infection would not clear after 3 rounds of antibiotics and a month of sickness. ... (0 replies)
... Im sorry I cant offer no information on the sternotomy. I did have a open thorocatomy, and its a pretty painful surgery. But I did have an epidural while I was in the hospital so I was pretty much pain free. The incision is about 10" and follows the line of my shoulder blade. ... (16 replies)
... inectomy!! Supposedly the tumor is also taking over his vertebrae, but I really don't understand, if he IS NOT having any sort of nerve issue, why would they go in and cut out a piece of the vertebrae? ... (16 replies)
... I thought I should come in and give you a quick update on my freakout. ... (16 replies)
... I'm just so nervous and scared. I'm really trying to not make such a big deal but it's in the back of my head nagging at me constantly. ... (16 replies)
... Hi there. The CT reading can't really say what the mass is in terms of a diagnosis, only a biopsy can. ... (16 replies)
... a very large soft tissue mass, which appears to be a middle mediastinal mass that measures 8.5x7.0cm. It is not clearly cystic. The Hounsfield reading is 42. ... (16 replies)
... Thanks again!
Yes, either way as much of a frightening experience this is, I AM glad that he did find it so we can move on towards working on getting rid of it.
I will post once we know more.
Thanks for keeping us in your prayers, the funny thing is that I'm the one freaking out, he's totally non-chalant about it. He says "I've had this for twenty years and now we're gonna... (16 replies)
... Either way, it's very scary because best case scenario is that it's benign but we still have to remove it. I can't imagine if its grown this much in 19yrs what would happen if he kept it in there. ... (16 replies)
... Personally, I don't know how much I trust ER docs in general because I was once told I could be having a heart attack because I could not breathe. ... (0 replies)
... I was told that the spot on my lung was most likely cancer, due to the fact that I was a heavy smoker, but a needle biopsy proved it to be a lung infection, myobacterium avium, MAC, for short. So, as for your father, it could indeed be just a fungal infection. ... (2 replies)
... Hello to all who have written about their experiences with Mac. I was diagnosed in early Nov. 2010. What a shock to me. ... (4 replies)
... ve no one else to turn to because my father adamantly refuses a biopsy. His primary doctor told me 15 months ago, that he believed with certainty he has Stage 4 Lung Cancer. Now, the doctor has changed his opinion, he believes he has a Lung Fungus because my father shows no symptoms of lung cancer. ... (2 replies)
... I just had a sprial chest Ct scan looking for a pulmonary embolis. That was ok but they found a "fluid filled" mass on the right lung. The report states can not rule out cancer. I was to have a ultrasound guided biopsy to check it out. ... (4 replies)
... I had multiple blood clots in my lungs last year and a dvt in my leg. I was treated in hospital and the clots eventually dispersed with a course of heparin injections into my tummy and warfarin in pill form. ... (0 replies)
... Praise God it wasn't cancer! I'm not sure If I had talked to you when you had posted when things were in question, but my journey was very similar to yours. At the age of 43 I went through the same with a nodule in my right upper lobe. ... (7 replies)