Guest Farfbaz Posted December 7, 2006 Share Posted December 7, 2006 Hi... Just found this message board recently. My mom went to the ER a few weeks as she thought she had a broncial infection which was not clearing up (family doc diagnosed bronchial infection). They did an xray, and bloodwork, and CT scan and advised it was most likely lung cancer.. and referred her to a respirologist. We saw the respirologist who scheduled a Bronchoscopy. Had the Bronchoscopy last wed, and get the results tomorrow. At the first appt with the respirologist he thought best not to give her any pain meds as they might cause pneumonia, or other complications, until the were sure what they were dealing with. The CT Scan showed a 5cm x 6cm mass in her right lung. After speaking with the doc right after the bronchoscopy he advised that one of her airways was partially obstructed by the mass. Mom has been in terrible pain for about a week or so (chest pain, headache etc), and has seemed to have gotten worse since the bronchoscopy. Our appointment is tomorrow to get the results.. My question is this.. Is it unusual for them to not prescribe any pain meds? What should we expect at the appt tomorrow? I assume they'll just confirm that it is lung cancer, and then refer us to an oncologist for staging and potential treatment options. Am i correct in thinking this? Btw.. my mom is 62, smoker (until this). Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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