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Howdy fellow worriers (I speak mainly for myself)... I've got a bunch [...]

Posted by @themadyank in Lung Health, Oct 9, 2014

Howdy fellow worriers (I speak mainly for myself)... I've got a bunch of probs, but never let 'em get me down. Until lately, that is. Now My COPD has decided to flare (I'm writing this from the hospital) and - icing on the proverbial cake - I've been told "That spot on your lung has grown." Well, that ain't good, but it's a double whammy when nobody mentioned the spot BEFORE it grew. When I mentioned this little oversight, I got an indifferent, "Oh, nobody told you?"

Okay, enough venting. I had a Pet-Scan two days ago (no results yet) but am hoping for the best. Still, I'm thinking, what if they want to do a biopsy? If been reading (justifying my cowardice) that the biopsy is a much overused procedure. True? False?

Has anybody been through one? And for the the $64000 question: Does it hurt? A lot?

Thanks,

The Yank

Tags: Lung biopsy, PET scan, COPD

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Posted by @Margaret_Marie, Oct 14, 2014

Hi @themadyank. Here's information about biopsy procedures that you may find helpful http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/needle-biopsy/basics/definition/prc-20012926.

themadyank

Posted by @themadyank, Oct 14, 2014

Hi Margaret -

Much obliged for the info. Doesn't sound as bad as I feared and helps put
my mind at ease. Coincidentally, I just got word (minutes ago) that the
biopsy has been ordered. *Damn*.

Tony

nanaj

Posted by @nanaj, Jan 13, 2015

Where is the spot on your lung and where?

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