Guest redhead Posted March 5, 2005 Share Posted March 5, 2005 Hi Everyone, A year ago I became a member of this community because my hubby was told he had a 1cm x1cm nodule in his lung. To make a long story short he was told to simply watch it and it was probably from a past infection. We just moved and met with a new pulmonologist who didn't think waiting for repeat CTs for 6 months was a good idea and ordered a new CT. Yesterday we received the results and will be meeting with doc on Wednesday. What I'd like to know is what I should be asking the doc based on the following report. Calcified subcarinal subcentimeter lymph nodes. Alos nonspecific, subcentimeter, pretracheal lymph nodes. A 1.3 x 1.0 cm, spiculated soft tissue mass and some subtlely increased densities in adjacent lung. A new finding is a slightly accentuated soft tissue density posterior to the previous existing mass. This finding can represent post needle biopsy (which he didn't have), or could conceivbly represent extension of the mass posteriorly. A small parenchymal scar or additional infiltrate is seen in right upper lobe. He also has bilateral jugulodigastric lumph nodes and nonspecific subcentimeter submental lumph nodes on thyroid CT scan....which is being treated as a seperate issue because it showed up on a PET scan he had done for the lung. Can't they be related? I know his previous doc had said if the nodule grows half his lung would need to be removed. Is chemo an option first? Doesn't having so many lymph nodes involved mean it's spreading? I have no support system here so I'm really counting on al of you. Thank you so much. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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