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Spot on Spleen, anyone else?


Cin

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I just had my 1.5 year CT scan and my lungs are clear (yeah!)  but it shows a spot on my spleen.  My doc looked at last scan and it was there there but very faint compared to yesterday. I will go for an MRI in 10 days, but I'm wondering if anyone has had this? Thank you, I'm so grateful for this site, I feel less alone.

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Cin,

Oh my. I can’t recall anyone reporting lung cancer mets to the spleen. I’m sure it happens but in all my years hanging around this forum, I’ve not seen it mentioned.

Hopefully, your spleen spots are like my phantom nodules. Here one scan, goner the next. Great result for your lungs. That is worthy of celebration.

Stay the course.

Tom

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@Cin, when I had my first CT scan 3 years ago, it showed a spot on my liver. I was surprised that none of my doctors was concerned about it, but it's been long gone. Hope yours disappears too. Congratulations on the clean lung scan! 

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@Cin We each go to our unique dark corner whenever there's something different. I'm great until after the dust settles, then I crawl under the bed for a while before I can function again. 

I have a fatty cyst on my liver that the scan-readers remark on, but no one cares, so I don't either. Even a few nodules that appeared didn't get any of us too excited-- they were just too teeny. And, in fact, they disappeared. 

I hope you can take deep breaths and walk through this with a bit of confidence. You can do it!

 

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  • 2 weeks later...

Well I met with my surgeon and he said it's not cancer and we'll keep an eye on it. Then he added casually, if things change we'll just take out your spleen! Don't get me wrong, he's a great thoracic surgeon, Dana Farber, and I wouldn't want anyone els ... But his lack of bedside manner sometimes makes me laugh.

You all understand these post-test results can be such a relif....

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Cin,

Glad to hear your news.  Now relax and enjoy the day.  You deserved the good news.

Lou

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