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CT lung cancer screening

Lung Cancer | Last Active: Jul 22, 2019 | Replies (62)

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@cwm1

Larry, I would suggest scans every 6 mos. I am a breast cancer survivor. Mine was found because of scans every 6 mos. I had one nodule and a wedge resection. 6 mos. later, 2 more nodules were visible but too small to biopsy. I am now getting a scan every 3 mos. waiting for them to be large enough to biopsy. My next scans are next week. I too am a former smoker but only quit 8 yrs ago. Before I can have treatment, they need to determine if it is lung cancer or breast cancer since I have had both.

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@cwm1– I'm so sorry that you've been hit with cancer in two places. For years I had a scan once a year because my scans were clean after my first lobectomy. That lasted about 5 years. I am every 6 months now because I am stable enough. The number of CT scans and the time in between have to be carefully measured because you might have to return over and over again like I have needed to for 21 years and run out of options.
I wish you good luck with your scans next week so that you can get on with being treated and get rid of it all. How long do you wait to find out the results?

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