Addie Posted May 10, 2004 Share Posted May 10, 2004 Had the CAT scan on Friday, xray on Monday and biopsy of the mediastinal lymph nodes on Thursday. The initial pathology report on the frozen slide was "inconclusive" and as this has come on relatively fast...my internist was leaning towards a diagnosis of lymphoma. I'd had a CAT scan of the lungs last July and NONE OF THIS was going on then. Today, my internist called and said it IS sclc. Aside from the enlarged lymph nodes though, there is just one area in the upper part of the left lung that they are calling a "patchy infiltrate". It is not well defined....not a tumor or a mass and is about 1.5 cm in size. Could also be a lymph node....but they think this is where it all started. I'm still trying to absorb all this and have more questions for my doctor....but has anyone ever had or heard of sclc presenting this way? With a rather undefined "patchy" area? And as it's only in one lung and the mediastinal nodes, does that make this limited stage? I tried today to get in to the see the oncologist that my internist referred me to.....and the earliest they could even see me for a consult was mid-June!! Somehow it doesn't seem too prudent to me to hang around for a month twiddling my thumbs before starting some treatment! I'm so glad to know this resource is here for information and support and thank you all in advance. I'm not one who easily folds up my tent and gives in...so am hoping the right attitude will be an asset for the road ahead. Any info you might offer re: how this all presented and just how strange or weird that might be....I'd appreciate it. Also, from lurking around and reading a bit...it seems to me that the sooner treatment begins, the better....right? It makes no sense to wait a month for a consult. Looking forward to learning as much as possible. Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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