LoriMae Posted November 16, 2016 Share Posted November 16, 2016 Hello My Mother, (69, a recent nonsmoker who smoked heavily for 50+ years), was diagnosed 2 yrs ago with COPD. Then recently, an internest said he didn't think it was COPD and ordered X-rays, then X-rays with dye, then cat scan, and then cat scan with dye. He found "shadows", then did an internal "down the airway" scope, flush, brushing and biopsy. He didn't find anything and now wants her to have a needle biopsy. She has denied it, saying that if it is cancer she doesn't want surgery or chemo as she has watched so many people go through it all only to die anyways. So there we sit. She just had pneumonia, has finished her week of antibiotics, now has a large painful swollen glad along her jaw/throat area. What are your opinions? Is it cancer do you think? And does this possibly mean it has spread to her lymphatic system. If so, what stages is she likely to be at? I know you all are not Drs, however I also know you've been through it all and I just want opinions. I also think the pneumonia could be from the water they put down into her lungs for the biopsy and she couldn't cough it out as her throat was sore and lungs are weak from the COPD. If it is COPD ?!? . she's been short of breath for years. Thanks !!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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