I have been having shortness of breath, trouble taking a deep breath and gaining a bit of weight. It hurts to breath. The doctor ordered an x-ray and called this evening to tell me there are "nodules" on one of my lungs. He has oredered a cat scan. I don't smoke but did 20 years ago.
Is the doctor looking for cancer? He said that the nodules could mean a variety of different diseases but didn't want to discuss possiblities without the cat scan. What other diseases might they be? I am imagining all sorts of things and would rather have a general idea than to be kept in the dark this way.
It could be pulmonary actinomycosis a bacterial lung infection caused by actinomyces or propionibacteria or rheumatoid lung disease. Those are the only two things I could find on the internet. But I am sure there are a lot more. Don't worry too much yet, but let us know what happens.
You should demand a pet scan. This showed two additional areas on my grama's lungs that the cat scan had missed two times. If it is cancer, the cells will absorb the glucose solution that they inject you with, and then you'll know for sure. She was told two years ago that she had nodules as well. Good luck!
Hi I am going thru a similiar thing as you a year and a half ago they discovere 2 nodules in my right lung both about 1cm in size, I had to wait for ct scan six nmonths at thatbtime they didnt change its been a almost 2 years now and they havent changed this is how they determine benign or not if they dont grow in a period of time they comsider them benign.It is very frustrating I know my mom died of lung cancer becaus eof that they will be checking e every year for the rest of my kife hard for peace of mind.I would recommend a et scan I insisted on it and I got one it came up normal the reason why I insisted on one was I wanted to know if there was anything else in my body if the kung was a secondary spot or not.After cat I would insist on pet for your peace of mind next thing is find out the size of the nodule 60 percent of all lung nodules are benign and its more of a percentage than that for nodules one centimeter and less hope all goes well and the most have to worry about is repeat cats like me
i was seen in the emergency room august 2002 for breathing problems. A routine chest xray was ordered along with an ekg. The emergency doctor asked me how long had I had the nodule on the upper right lung and had my primary doctor informed about the lung? I was stunned by her question! I had told her I knew nothing about my lungs except for being diagnosed copd in november of 2000. I have had numerous cat, pet, mri, and routine xrays. In november 2002 it was confirmed that I needed to have surgery, biopsy, and removal of the lung if in fact it was cancerous. On december 5, 2002 the lung and heart surgeon did in fact find the nodule to be cancerous and the upper right lobe was removed and resectioned the two lower lobes to the voided space. It was one of the most painful surgeries i've ever experienced in my life. I will tell you that I would recommend having the pet scan, it is an all day procedure with and without food and/or certain medications with an injection added on the second half of the procedure. Good luck! Dont delay
I have the same condition and the pulmonologist did not want to do a biopsy, but the hematologist/oncologist is insisting that he do it. I see the pulmonologist tommorrow for the results of a comparative ct study. He says that this will determine if he biopsies the nodules or not. Personally if the biopsy is not going to harm me, I would prefer that it be done so that I know what I am dealing with. I hope that you find consolation for your fears very soon.
I am undergoing a VATS biopsy in about three weeks. I have been showing nodules in my lungs for many years now, but in ther past year they have multiplied, and some have grown. I have Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome, but these nodules do not appear consistent with fibrosis, which is the last stage of HPS. Needless to say, I am beside myself over the procedure as well as what the results may show. One speculation is that it may be Sarcoidosis, which is not so great either. I have a preteen daughter, which makes all this harder to bear.
they just found nodules in my lungs and i will be having a petscan soon. the only thing that keeps me together is prayer. we have an awesome God. ... and i have an awesome church as well. i suggest that if youre not already involved with Gods love , that you get involved. he is the answer.......sincerely, Rosey
That is so true. Feb of 2013 I was diagnosed with a rare lung cancer had to have 2/3 of my right lung removed. I am only 24. But it was only by the grace of God through prayer and faith and believing that everything was going to be alright and it ha now been 2 months and I'm doing great just have shortness of breath.
my mom has Nodules On her Lungs an its about 15 of them. they are the size of a pen cap an dr.s dont want to do a biopsy to them incase they miss them cancer runs on both sides in my family an the dr.s are not that to helpful they really dont say much can anyone tell me what we can do or where we can go we live in nyc an trying to make apt. with the top dr.'s but have no luck they wait is 6 months. i feel im alon its just me an my mom i have no other family so i trt to be strong an not show i cry but i dont no what i can do to help her feel better she also took cat scans an 2 other test 2 of them showed they nodules an the other showed nothing she can not have color contrast. you all are in my prayers
I have a lung nodule on my left lung. It does hurt through my back where my left lung is. when I breath it does hurt. Had a Pet scan they did not find cancer. thanks to god. But they are going to wacth the growth. I somtimes just want to get it taken out. because I do hurt all the time. What do you think /
my daughter has elevated amylase levels, nodules on her lungs, extreme fatigue,nausea and burning pain on her feet. what are the possible causes. what kind of specialist should we see. The gasro doctor found the lung nodules.
you may need to right click and do a "Save Target As" in order to view the PDF doc. It talks and shows PET findings, how it works and the percentage of false positives and false negatives.... very interesting.
my mom is 59, she was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer, in 3 years she has had cancer twice in the right breast,last april she had the breast removed, 6 months ago the doctors found 2 nodules on right lung, and last month they found that they have grown quickly and now they also see 5, on 4-17-09 tomorrow she is having surgery to remove them and do a biopsy on it, they warned her that it might be cancer again, i feel so helpless for her and scared , i am leaving in an hour to drive 6 hours to be with her,due to her heart stopping the last surgery, can cancer spread this way and keep invading other organs?
CT Scans results showed 2 very faint 2mm in size ground glass opacity nodules. They weren't there 3 months before. I have been getting scans every 3 months due to high grade aggressive Soft Tissue Sarcoma (that was in my thigh)less than 2 years ago. I was treated with chemo, surgery, chemo then radiation. The next place this cancer travels is the lungs. I'm in the middle of the 3 month wait for my next scan to check size and change of these nodules or to see if there are more. Living life 3 months at a time isn't easy. I'm only being told they are to small to do anything at this point. And I do have to agree. I just pray won't be there at my next set of scans. Please post anything else you know about ground glass opacity nodules. I spoke to a Dr. and his concern wasn't so much the ground glass but more that they attached the words nodules to it.