Guest LisainFlorida Posted June 4, 2006 Share Posted June 4, 2006 This all started when I had a chest ct scan for some upper back pain. They found 5 small nodules on my left lung, largest measuring 1.5cm, and recommended a PET scan. I took the PET and it came back positive with a hot spot in my mediastinum. Pulmonologist believes it is nothing to worry about. Bronchoscopy came back negative. I Went to see medical oncologist recently and he says the only way to know for sure is to get a biopsy from my mediastinum. But, the only way to get to where it is at is to open up my chest. Mediastinoscopy will not work because of location. I am 39yrs. old and a smoker of 22 years, so there is some risk. I also had a grandmother die of LC. This last month has been rough. Test after test. Mammogram came back questionable for a 5mm. area in my left breast. A breast mri is recommended. Thyroid ultrasound came back a multi-nodular goiter. Waiting to take thyroid uptake. I also have an appointment at H.Lee Moffit Cancer Center on June 20th. Does it always take this long to get a definate diagnosis? This all started on April 20th. Thanks for listening. Lisa Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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