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Second Opinion for lung nodule biopsy

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I had a calcium CT scan to look at plaque build-up in my coronary arteries. I did this to show my doctor that I did not need a statin that he was pushing. I am a very healthy 64 year old and still run 20 miles a week, eat healthy and get good sleep and keep my stress down. the Scan showed me int he bottom 10% for risk, but also showed a cyst in one of my kidneys and a nodule on my lung. I am not at high risk for lung cancer with only 13 pack years of cigarettes. However, I was a uranium worker back in the late 70's. There have not been any cases of lung cancer reported by my coworkers, but it is another point for concern.

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@d41king – Good morning. I've been thinking about your dilemma and I'm not sure that I would wait for 3 months either. Having worked with uranium for years increased the risk of lung cancer, having been exposed to radon gas, a radioactive material plus mining dust. I'm sure that you have had concerns for quite a while about the potential side effects of your exposure. Since you have already decided that you definitely want a second opinion now I'm glad that your dr. will work with you on that. I'm sure that you have felt like a powder keg all of these years. Do you have any large teaching hospitals near you where a second opinion will be easy to secure? Are you coughing a lot?

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