... Hello, I had pneumonia and have had abnormal chest xrays ever since. The lung doctor wants to do a CT scan and I am worried. I also have allergic asthma. ... (3 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)
... 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)
... Sounds like it could be a lipoma, which is a benign fatty tumor. Lipomas can grow very large over long periods of time. (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)
... s, which appears to be a middle mediastinal mass that measures 8.5x7.0cm. It is not clearly cystic. The Hounsfield reading is 42. It is flattening the vena cava in a localized region behind the head of the clavicle. There is no narrowing of the airway or pleural fluid present. ... (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)
... I am so sorry for what he is going through.
I will say prayers that all goes well and they get it ALL and he suffers NO complications.
God Bless You BOTH....
Vanessa (16 replies)
... Not yet, we're still waiting to see a pulmonary dr. to get an opinion/diagnosis I'm just going ahead of things..as always. (16 replies)
Has your b/f been scheduled for surgery?
Annette (16 replies)
... Thanks! I hope the universe hears you and that's what it ends up being.
Regardless of what it is, the surgery I imagine is unavoidable, won't be a cakewalk but it certainly will ease things to know it's not something more life-threatening.
Thank you for your vote of confidence and your response! :-) (16 replies)
Please let us know how he makes out today with the Doctor.
Take care, and GOd bless,
Annette (16 replies)
... plural scarring. The possible present of a small scar tumor in either lung apex cannot be excluded but is considered statistically less likely. ... (0 replies)
... My life just keeps getting more complicated by the day. Last week an Arachnoid Cyst was found in my brain now this 5 mm nodule in my lung. I am scheduled to see a pulmonary specialist next Thursday. ... (16 replies)