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  1. 1 hour ago, BridgetO said:

    is it a Valley Fever nodule? 

    It was something from the Ohio River Valley/Mississippi. I can't remember what he called it. A quick internet search shows up Histoplasmosis. It sounds like what he was talking about. Very similar to your Valley Fever!

    Apparently it is sometimes referred to as "Cave Fever". lol


  2. The pulmonologist doesn't agree about the nodule being spiculated after the second CT scan (high res this time). The nodule has not changed in appearance or size. He is certain that it is benign. He thinks it is a granuloma that is probably related to a common infection in the area I grew up. I am scheduled for another CT in 9 months just to be certain. That will be followed with one in 12 months. 

    That is better news than I was expecting to hear. :)


  3. I finally spoke directly with my general doc. He is having me get another CT scan now as well as setting up an appointment with a pulmonologist. I also learned that the nodule is spiculated. The negative PET is good, but the fact that it is spiky is a bit scary. At least it is in a good location to remove if needed. It's at the very top of the left lung. Not embedded somewhere.


  4. I had a calcium test done to check on potential buildup in my arteries with a CT test. Good news is that my arteries proved to be perfectly clear. Bad news is that they noticed a 17 x 10 nodule in a lung. I had a PET performed a few days later but won't have the results until next week. This seems to be a fairly large one from what I have read. Anyone else have a similar experience? 

    I haven't spoken to my general doc yet, only his nurse. The doc's online system shows it marked as malignant. I am hoping that they just treat it that way until they know otherwise.

    Given the size, is it likely that they will just remove it? 

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