Jump to content

Can a fast-growing nodule be anything OTHER than cancer?


Recommended Posts

My mother was diagnosed today with probable (99%) lung cancer. The reason it's not 100% is that she refuses all further diagnostics and treatment. Please don't tell me to convince her to get them, because she won't (not even a simple needle biopsy). The doctor said she has a nodule on her lung that has grown in size 50% since last month. The question I failed to ask the doctor is: Is there ANYTHING ELSE (fast growing) that could show up on the xray other than cancer (and therefore be removed with little or no chance of recurring?). If so, I MAY be able to convince her to have the biopsy (but probably not).

Thanks in advance for the help.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I dont have much of an answer except to say that based on my mom's chest xray and ct scan at time of diagnosis, before any biopsy, a pulmonologist said it was 99% lung cancer; 1% valley fever (valley fevere being so unlikely due to where we live).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.