Is it lung Cancer?

Posted by darlenecaywood164 @darlenecaywood164, Jun 25 8:47am

I did blood work to check my liver function and cbc and results came back showing signs of lung disease within a week had XRay and CT scan no contrast that shows innumerable nodules and enlarged lymph nodes and a mass so now have to have a pet scan to see what's going on? Dr. Wrote either infection or malignancy on my CT scan results? What does this all mean, my anxiety is through the roof, I want to talk and get answers, so stressed. If it is lung cancer can you work while doing treatment?

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I am going through a similar situation. Pet scan this week. In sheer panic mode. Trying to help myself not go to that bad place by doing short meditation sessions that I found on the internet.💕💕


Hi @darlenecaywood164, First, take a deep breath. The PET scan will be helpful to get some answers, but at this point we don’t know for sure what it is. Depending on the results, there may be more and even more tests. The process can be daunting and a whirlwind all at the same time. It’s good news that you didn’t mention other symptoms that took you into the doctor; cough, chest pressure, etc.
Hoping for an infection!, but if it is worse news there is much hope it today’s lung cancer world.
When is your PET scheduled?
Are you experiencing other symptoms?


Pet is scheduled for Wednesday. I have the tail end of a cough which I caught from family a few weeks ago. No other symptoms to speak of. Except for my anxious thoughts which I can barely shake. 💕


It means you have a dark patch on your CT scan. I'm curious as to why no contrast. My first CT scan was with and without for comparison. Nodules by themselves don't mean anything. My youngest brother had a sizable one that he had to have checked annually. After 6 years, they got tired of checking.

Something is going on in your body, and it sounds like your doctor is working to find out what it is. In answer to your question, absolutely. I was diagnosed in 2018. I did take some time off after they removed my upper right lobe, but I never missed a day through chemo and radiation.

I had bad luck and my lung cancer returned to my brain, so I missed 2 months after that surgery. Then I went back to work! I have the greatest job in the world, so I'm still working full-time. They tell me I currently have stage 4 metastatic lung cancer, but if we met on the street and started talking, you'd never know it.

I found, and find, that taking notes between doctor visits is a great idea. You never remember everything when you're talking with them. At least I don't. And don't be afraid to ask questions. Oncologists are used to lots of questions and will answer them all. Best of luck to you!


Hi @phylrose1taubezin, I just wanted to check in and see how you are doing? Did you receive any news after the PET scan?

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