guzele Posted February 24, 2006 Share Posted February 24, 2006 Hi everyone, I'm so glad I found you. I know we're not doctors, but I'm wondering what you think of my situation. About 4 months ago I started with an annoying cough that wouldn't go away. On occasion it produces "streaky(with blood)phlegm", as well as chest pain. I finally got a referral to pulmonology(this is military medicine I'm dealing with) where I then got a gallium scan and a high res CT scan. The gallium showed "warm" I was told this means my lungs are somewhat inflamed, and the CT showed a 3mm nodule in the left lung(not sure what part). I asked the doc was this cancer, and he immediatly said no, and started me on an asthma protocol. I was a smoker for 26 years(am 41 now). My question is this: How can the doc know it's not LC? When I had a suspicious lump in my breast last year, they jumped on it like flies on .....!(it was benign) I'm now more worried than before. Has anyone had a similar situation? Thanks for listening G Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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