COPD: Should CT scans be done along with x-rays?
Many take CTscan. Is this something that should be done along with xrays. Neither my GP or Pulmonalist have ordered one. It was last done 14 years ago.
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I have copd and this fellow says he treats with herbs and can help cure copd ? if he is so good why are not all hospitals using this method.?
Like you @sakota, that's when I have cts too. I have one in mid- January. There is a ton of new research about multifocal adenocarcinoma of the lung and this type of lung cancer is more common that was thought but also more complex. It's like a great novel where there are sub-plots after sub-plots. You can google for more information.
Here are two to get you started:
A frequent clinical dilemma in lung cancer care is the management of a documented or suspected invasive adenocarcinoma in the setting of multifocal ground glass opacity (GGO) consistent with multifocal AIS.Sep 19, 2013
Treatment of Multifocal Lung Adenocarcinoma.
It's imperative to keep up the CT scans or PET scans that doctors order. Follow-ups save lives! And we are proof! When is your next one?
I have not heard from my nurse as she is my doctor also, she has not made a date for a c -scan.i have to call her. again
@joangma– Hello and welcome to Mayo Connect. When I see the word cure I see RED! And I run. If he can cure copd than why do so many people still have it. I don't suggest anyone contact him. There are no cures. Damage in the lungs is permanent. Symptoms can be treated and we can feel better as a result, but we can not recover from it…yet. Lungs do not regenerate themselves. Tell me, how is your COPD? How are you being treated for it?
@joangma– Yes, please call your doctor. Is she a surgeon? Are you in treatment?
my nurse practitioner has not made an appointment for me to see a pomologist, and I am mad as hell. what should my step be. now I just have a couple inhalers. and hasen't comtacted me in some time. thank you
@joangma– I would suggest calling the actual physician and make an appointment. I would be very angry too. Also, I would complain about this. Cancer is not something you fool around with. When was your last appointment @joangma?
she is not a surgeon, the va appointed her when I moved to wi from Florida. my treatment so far has been only inhalers.
couple of months ago, I had to call myself to get a heart exam. I felt I might have heart trouble because of my weight. she never thought of this, I thought it might be good to know. the test proved negative, thank god.
why she has never thought of getting appointment with pulmonogigist I don't know spelling is bad.