bbear Posted January 27, 2007 Share Posted January 27, 2007 Hi all--I have been "lurking" for a couple of weeks and thought I'd come out! (thanks nikkala for telling me how to post!) Long story short, somewhat--my father died from lc in 1986, my brother, 42, was diagnosed with Stage III lung cancer 6 weeks ago. (I am 37 mom of 2) I since then have gone to my dr, expressed my concern about family hx, smoking, etc--she sends me for x ray--it comes up clean. I get on internet and it says x ray no good--do spiral ct scan--which I do (pay for out of pocket, since ins won't cover, no symptoms, don't tell my doc cuz I don't have to can do it all on my own) Diagnostic imaging center says nothing about how common nodules are, guess who has nodules??? Me and I freak out. My dr gets report and says that I have two nodules, one on each lung upper lobe and she is not concerned at all, radiologist was not concerned either said come back in 4-6 mos and just check them. I continue to freak out and another dr in my gp's same office looks at report and said she doesn't feel that I have anything to worry about, still I am a mess and she sends me to go get another CT scan this time with contrast--radiologist did not do it--said they were small (less than 1 cm)and he was not worried about them either--per radiologist tech (yeah, I know)--if a radiologist saw something alarming they would send me straight to pulmonary dr--they would cover their a## beings how I was there for early lung cancer detection--ok here's where the neurotic part comes in--a few of us nodule watchers on here may be able to relate....I called my brother's oncologist to get his opinion--First for this cancer center I'm sure that I want to make an appt with an oncologist and I don't even know if I have cancer...Well, this dr looks at the report and says he is not worried about it (fyi cool guy) Even if the report from the tech says indeterminate is there characteristics of nodules that make them lean more towards the benign side (besides age of patient)and make them wait and watch--Also--my doc said that it was almost better that there was two of them--we know that it has not metastisized from anywhere--so guess what guys--I am looking for peace of mind--I feel like I already know some of you from reading your posts and I have told my brother about it--lots of help and support here...... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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