Results of CT Scan

Posted by alamogal635 @alamogal635, Sep 22 3:49pm

Heard from my PCP. No signs of cancer in my right, or left lung. I’ll know a little more from the oncologist tomorrow. There seens to be a spot fo some sort on my left lower lung that she says the radiologist thinks is mucus. I’ve never heard of that, but radiologist suggests regular CT scans to make certain it is what he thinks it is. Has anyone heard of mucus leaving a spot, or sign in/on one’s lungs? At least continue to be cancer free. Than you all for hearing me out.

I’d google it and have questions when I’d see the Dr.

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Haven't found anything via google. YOu bet I'll have questions tomorrow. Got this info from my PCP and will see the oncologist tomorrow. All of a sudden, the oncologist is seeing people in real-time! Hooray. I"ll let you know what he says. Think it is time to return to my pulmonologist. and will also ask about that. Here's hoping for the best. He's a good oncologist and kindly.

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Prayers for answers.

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@alamogal635 – Please don't be afraid, this can be something exactly what your doctor said it was. There is a downside to all of our wonderful technologies and that is you get the bad with the good. When I say bad I mean CT scans pick up all sorts of things. After my first operation, it picked up a shadow and I thought that I had another tumor. I was panicked. Since then my CT scans have picked up bits of clustered pneumonia cells, different things that I have asperated like phlegm. "Pulmonary aspiration is a condition that occurs when a person inhales a foreign substance into their windpipe and lungs. It often happens when something a person is eating or drinking goes down the wrong way. Or, it can occur when someone breathes in: water, such as when swimming or playing in a pool or river" (Medical News, 2019).

Your body will absorb it. I was very surprised when I learned this. A little while ago, I had, in my lower left lung, 2 lesions that were a concern. One is still being watched and the other was deemed something that I had either aspirated or a bit of an infection. Oh, also lung infections can also show up on CT scans.

Does this make sense?

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@merpreb Thank you. IT DOES make sense. Lord if anyone can swallow wrong, or aspirate something–I have always been the champion! I am calm. It will be interesting to know if somehow I swallowed a TicTac whole and that is what showed up on the scan :-). Lord knows what it might be. My PCP is different in personality from my oncologist. He's kind of calm and laid back where she is more ready to pounce on anything she is not certain about. When I see the oncologist today, he will explain what it is and what we can do, or if nothing needs to be followed up about it. I'm really more concerned about an earring that came off and that I can't find on the bedroom floor! You are such wonderful support. Thank you for writing back. I admire your strength and fight over all these years with your issues related to lung cancer. Bless you. I"ll let you know what the doctor says this afternoon after this appointment today. It's a beautiful fall day here.

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@alamogal635

@merpreb Thank you. IT DOES make sense. Lord if anyone can swallow wrong, or aspirate something–I have always been the champion! I am calm. It will be interesting to know if somehow I swallowed a TicTac whole and that is what showed up on the scan :-). Lord knows what it might be. My PCP is different in personality from my oncologist. He's kind of calm and laid back where she is more ready to pounce on anything she is not certain about. When I see the oncologist today, he will explain what it is and what we can do, or if nothing needs to be followed up about it. I'm really more concerned about an earring that came off and that I can't find on the bedroom floor! You are such wonderful support. Thank you for writing back. I admire your strength and fight over all these years with your issues related to lung cancer. Bless you. I"ll let you know what the doctor says this afternoon after this appointment today. It's a beautiful fall day here.

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Hi @alamogal635 ,

Thanks for the upate! How wonderful that no new cancer was seen. I can understand you questioning the unknown spot. I hope your oncologist is able to put your mind at ease regarding that. I look forward to your posting again after your appointment.

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Just talked with oncologist. No caner as I knew and he isnot concerned at all about the nodule. He is almost certain there is not cancer connected to it. He thinks it is mucus trapped in the airway to the lung–no really in the lung and will resolve itself. Yes, I am at peace. Will have an ealier CT scan in January to see that all is well. My appointment was by phone.

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Wonderful news, @alamogal635! Congratulations.

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@alamogal635

Just talked with oncologist. No caner as I knew and he isnot concerned at all about the nodule. He is almost certain there is not cancer connected to it. He thinks it is mucus trapped in the airway to the lung–no really in the lung and will resolve itself. Yes, I am at peace. Will have an ealier CT scan in January to see that all is well. My appointment was by phone.

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@alamogal635– Yipee! Just wonderful news. This sure made last night's rest peaceful, I bet! My next CT is in January too. We can hold each other's hands as we get closer!

What will you do now that your worries can be postponed?

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@alamogal635– Yipee! Just wonderful news. This sure made last night's rest peaceful, I bet! My next CT is in January too. We can hold each other's hands as we get closer!

What will you do now that your worries can be postponed?

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@merpreb–I slept the sleep of the just that night. Wonderful. Will look forward to holding your hand as January nears. You are sweet to think of me. Hope your weekend is a good one.

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@alamogal635

Just talked with oncologist. No caner as I knew and he isnot concerned at all about the nodule. He is almost certain there is not cancer connected to it. He thinks it is mucus trapped in the airway to the lung–no really in the lung and will resolve itself. Yes, I am at peace. Will have an ealier CT scan in January to see that all is well. My appointment was by phone.

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@alamogal635 so happy to hear! Wonderful news. Congratulations!

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Thank you, . eally appreciate you good wishes.

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