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DiannaTV
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Lung nodules discovered on xray

Posted by @DiannaTV, Dec 7, 2015

I was in the hospital 2 months ago for a fractured back caused by a car accident. A xray showed I have a 17 mm pulmonary nodule in my posterior costophrenic sulcus in the right lower lobe of my lung. Nodule is slightly lobulated and completely soft tissue. Doctors were concerned because the nodule was not present in February and grew so quickly in that short of time ( 7 months). I underwent a lung biopsy that was inconclusive and showed tissue sample was “necrotic.” I saw a pulmonary physician this morning who ordered a PET scan to hopefully gather more information. He said that if the nodule “lights up or has FDG activity I will need a lung resection” and if it doesnt ” light” up they will monitor it by cat scans. I am very afraid I may have cancer. I am overwhelmed because we do not know what the nodule really is. Can anyone give me information, ideas, or opinions about my lung nodule ? Can a lung biopsy be inconclusive and “necrotic” if its cancer ? Any info, ideas or opinions would be greatlty appreciated..good or bad ! Thank you for your help !

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Hi DiannaTV,
Welcome to Connect. What a difficult time to be recovering from a car accident and to discover nodules in your lung. According to this article by Mayo Clinic “most lung nodules are noncancerous (benign).” Read more here:
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lung-cancer/expert-answers/lung-nodules/faq-20058445

When is your PET scan?

@marshaanddan, wrote about scans showing new lung nodules back in Sept. Marsha, how are you doing?

Anyone familiar with rounded atelectasis?

@colleenyoung

Hi DiannaTV,
Welcome to Connect. What a difficult time to be recovering from a car accident and to discover nodules in your lung. According to this article by Mayo Clinic “most lung nodules are noncancerous (benign).” Read more here:
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lung-cancer/expert-answers/lung-nodules/faq-20058445

When is your PET scan?

@marshaanddan, wrote about scans showing new lung nodules back in Sept. Marsha, how are you doing?

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Hi Dianna TV My lung cancer was discovered via MRI of my shoulder after hitting the ground with my golf club too hard. Fate! that was in 2013. I have had a right upper lobectomy and in 2015 2 left lung resections. There will be no more operations. I have not received any chemo or radiation at this time. My surgeon is concerned, he ordered a PET scan, even though I don[‘t want one, but he said the same thing. It will light up if anything is there. A CT scan will not see metastisis as well . So in July I will have that done. I’m sure I will have some treatment soon, but I am looking into Integrative Medicine along with any Chemo I may need. I eat mostly a plant diet and believe after much reading that it is safer than anything other way to eat. whole foods nothing processed. But I do have GF toast in the morning. Diet is very important Many books and google Food Revelution, and Ty Bolinger, who has been reseaching and interviewing MD’s and PHD’s all over the world. Very informative about this disease. It should have been iradicated years ago I think after viewing some of these interviews. Big Pharma in charge of all the research and want pills to be the answer, not the good food of the earth. Good Luck and prayers work wonders. Hope this helps somewhat. Bestcare

@upnorthnancy

Anyone familiar with rounded atelectasis?

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I have heard of atelectasis. Only pertaining to the lungs as pneumonia. Hope this help.

@upnorthnancy

Anyone familiar with rounded atelectasis?

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Hi @upnorthnancy, here is some info on atelectasis in case you wanted to find out more about it http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/atelectasis/basics/definition/con-20034847

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