Guest TROY MARTIN Posted June 14, 2005 Share Posted June 14, 2005 My name is Troy, and I am new to the board. If anyone has any advice or beliefs please share with me. My mother has had pnemonia for about 2 months. She is 55 yrs old. She had her kidney removed 4-5 yrs ago due to cancer, therefore she has regular ct scans on that area. They have all been good. Recently she was put into the hospital for her pneumonia. At the hospital, they administered a few more tests. Her blood work and sputum cytology all came back good. A chest xray was given and nothing showed up. A ct scan did show a small thing in the bottom of her rt lung. They did a bronchoscopy which apparently confirmed that this spot was just a calcified deposit: however while doing the bronch. they discovered another mass in her upper right lung which did not show on the ct scan. They were able to attain brushings and washings from this. The biopsy came back and the doctor simply said that pathology had ruled it suspicious. I asked what that meant and they said that likely meant it was cancer. I then said well does it look like you caught it early and they replied probably not. The mass is about golf ball size I believe- 3-4 cm. There was also something on the pathology report that said possible small cell carcinoma differentation, which means that they think it is small cell. Through her scans and xrays at the hospital it looked as if it had not spread outside of the rt lung however, sclc spreads alot quicker than nslc. She had a PET done today. We are waiting for the results. I know this was a long post but I am just hoping and scared. I just dont see how the ct scan did not pick this up. She got out of the hospital last Thursday and is doing fine. If you have any thoughts please reply. Thank you Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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