Guest spaceyjane Posted May 22, 2006 Share Posted May 22, 2006 Hi everyone.. thank you first for being here. I have a head swimming with questions. Can you all tell me what led up to your diagnosis (or your loved one) with lung cancer? How did it play out, if that makes sense? The reason I ask, is that my 74 year old father who has been a heavy smoker for over 50 years recently had a physical (after decades where he never sought medical attention). He had bloodwork done and was referred for a chest x-ray which showed "a spot on his lungs". This was done last Tuesday, and then they scheduled him for a CT scan which was completed last Friday. As of now we are awaiting those CT results (how long will those take anyway?). I guess my question is how often does what appears as "a spot on the lungs" on a chest xray come back after futher testing with a diagnosis of lung cancer? And, what all was seen in your case as you first came along this journey of discovering that you had lung cancer. I don't know if just the waiting for the further answers is what's making my head swim, of if it's the enormity of what lung cancer is... I almost regret getting on the internet to research it, because it's just SO and because I don't have any definitive answers, I'm nealry numb and blank by it all. As you have time, please share with me what your experiences have been, and any other information you think might be helpful. I sincerely appriciate your time, and after lurking here to read some of the posts, am truly inspired by the community you all have made here to strengthen one another. hugs.... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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