kkhadder Posted September 10, 2011 Share Posted September 10, 2011 Will try to be brief and then hoping for some insight. Hubby diagnosed with NSCLC 2.6 years ago. Had a upper right lobectomy. Nodes all negative. took out 12 or so. Followed with chemo cisplatin/navelbine and 28 radiations because tumor was pressing against chest wall. In March of this year, a small nodule in middle part of upper left lung showed growth from january to march from 3mm to 6mm. After research and opinions everyone leaned towards this being a 1a tumor starting on it's own and not a spread so did cyberknife. hubby has had severe pain in this groin areas and hips for over 3 months now. all the doctors, oncologists know this. Pet scan in June showed no cancer expect for little node (which we know was cancer from biopsy). Has had xrays and mris too. Oncologist leaned toward rheumatoid arthritis and said to see a specialist. Fam doc tested blood and it came back negative for rheumatoid but elevated sedimentation rate of 63!!! And all we read about that is CANCER. The xray did not show significant arthritis on hips either ... he does have a history of back problems (2 back surgeries). He is a diabetic and also is seeing chiropractor, massage therapist and a physical therapist. I am not sure if manipulation of areas can raise inflammation levels too. What should we do next? No one seems concerned about cancer but I am since we got the rate back and it was 63? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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