... 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 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)
... d 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. They did CT scans every three months and on the 6th month it tripled in size and became "spiculated".... ... (7 replies)
... F will be in longer than that. After coming home the pain meds took care of alot, UNTIL the nerve pain started. It caused me not to take full breaths, so my lung would collaps at night. ... (16 replies)
... hi again,
has anyone here undergone a sternotomy with thoracotomy? I'm scared and would like to hear your recovery experience and all of that.
They mentioned he'll be placed on the heart/lung bypass machine which has me really freaked out.
Any info, suggestions, encouragement, etc. will be greatly appreciated Thank you!
UPDATE: They've now sprung up another thing,... (16 replies)
... Hi everyone,
I thought I should come in and give you a quick update on my freakout.
We've gone through dozens of tests, including a needle biopsy and luckily everything comes out "inconclusive" which I dont' know that it's exactly a good thing other than it doesn't look to be a metastasing type of growth.
The bad news: not only is it squishing the vena cavae and pushing on... (16 replies)
... I have been going through the same thing, I have two large nodules in my right lung that are being watched closely. I have had several CT scans the last one showed the nodules doubled in size. ... (8 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)
... Recently my mother has been on a roller coaster ride of doctors trying to diagnose a mass in her lungs. It started when she had pneumonia and coughed up blood. ... (8 replies)
... and had the middle lobe of her right lung removed. No additional chemo or radiation needed. ... (2 replies)
... rayt hat showed a mass,,,, she sent me for a cat scan that showed the mass to be a 7.5X5. ... (1 replies)
... Regarding cyst. I have scattered nodules, different sizes all through my lungs, I have fluid cysts and cysts mass pretty big size. I was told since nothing is growing and under your Pulmonologist watch, its OK. ... (1 replies)
... well not greatest news he said the 3 small ones that were 3 mm have grown one is 5 cm and one is 8 cm and other is almost 12 cm he said i have pnomonia right now that has to clear up and go for repeat cat scan than if thats clear go for a pet test. ... (12 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)
... Also found out that he said he has a large mass on the problem lung and several smaller masses in the abdominal cavity. Not sure what exactly this means or how long those have been there. ... (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)