skdgr81 Posted November 19, 2005 Share Posted November 19, 2005 Hello to all, I am so glad to find this forum as you all seem to be so supportive and I really need to now and have alot to give. I am 31, male and a former smoker of 18 years.. My saga starts this july 2005 with a lump in one tonsil and strange neurological symptoms. Pains - like little electric shocks through my body. 2 Bouts of Bronchitis and coughing blood occasionally. Been to four doctors they say tonsilitis and send me home. Finally got a Doc that listens and have been getting test run to find my prob. I have had every symptom of lung cancer on and off and fear that my shooting pains are paraneoplastic syndrome in nature. I had a normal chest x ray but because of the blood Doc sent me for CT and they found a noncalcified 6mm pulmonary nodule on my upper left lung beside the fissure ( bronchi- i guess)..And a borderline enlarged hilar lymph on right side 1.5 cm... The nodule is too small to biopsy I am also having strange pains in my liver area and my head and throat. The ct of my neck found nothing and my sinus has a mucus retention cysts... They recommend a rescan in 3-4 months for the lung nodule The doc cant say if is cancer all he says is we watch and wait.. I am petrified considering the prognosis difference between stage 1 and later stage. My questions are is this standard procedure? Can I demand that they remove it? How likely is this to be cancer considering all my other symptoms? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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