Cornelia Posted April 23, 2022 Share Posted April 23, 2022 I was just diagnosed this week with lung cancer. I was stunned. I am 71 years old, smoked since I was a teenager, but quit in 1997. How could it be? I had an appendectomy in 2019 and the radiology report said they saw a 2.2 cm nodule in my right lower lobe. They gave me a second CT scan and that DR said it was nothing in his report. I trusted him and thought I was clear. A couple of weeks ago I had vertigo for some reason and went to my primary and had CT scans for the carotid arteries and my heart for plaque. You can guess what they found - a lung mass, same place but 3.3 x 4cm. I am devastated. I have to have another bronchoscopy w/ebus in the coming weeks to see if it has spread to the mediastinal lymph nodes. I am told if it has, I cannot have surgery, which I don't understand. If anyone could help me here I would appreciate it. Justin1970 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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