carolv13 Posted October 12, 2007 Share Posted October 12, 2007 Hi everybody, I recently was admitted to the hospital through the ER for what we thought was a cardiac problem. They thought I had a blood clot and did a cat scan which showed 3 "nodules" in the left lung and one in the right lung. I had to be discharged from the hospital to have a pet scan elsewhere, which I had Monday. I saw the pulmonologist today and he told me they all "lit up" and I have cancer. I smoked for many years and quit 18 months ago. I have COPD and the pulmonologist says he feels it would be dangerous for him to biopsy the tumors as I have so little good lung function. He is very fearful of a "lung collapse?". I am still working as a Realtor although I carry oxygen with me so I do lead an active life. I am being sent to an oncologist in the next week or two, but I wonder how can he treat me without knowing what kind of cancer it is, or is there a general treatment for all lung cancer? Is radiation and option? Hoping somebody has information or experience. I feel so lost. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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