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User Topic: Mass in my lung
Newlease
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Default  Posted: 3:07 PM, March 19th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I came down with a respiratory virus this week and due to asthma and COPD, I went to the Dr. to get checked out. I was having trouble drawing a deep breath - felt like a vice was on my upper body. I've had it before and I wasn't too concerned, but because of having had pneumonia in 2009, I wanted to get checked out.

Dr. did a chest xray and showed it to me. No infection (YEA) but, there is a mass in the lower region of one of my lungs - it was there in 2009 when I went through a very long bought with pneumonia and was determined to be scar tissue. I assume that is why I got a diagnosis of COPD.

I have never smoked but grew up in a house with heavy smokers. I never had any breathing issues until 2009 when I got the pneumonia that stuck around for 4 months until I finally kicked it. After that and many tests, including xrays, CT scans, and something where I had to inhale and exhale in a booth, I was diagnosed with asthma and COPD.

I am on a regimen of Cymbacort (sp) inhaler 2x a day and Cingular 10mg every night. I am able to keep it well under control using this and don't have to use a rescue inhaler much at all. This is all to illustrate that my life hasn't been impacted much at all by these issues.

Now the Dr. wants a new CT scan with dye to see if this mass (it looks more like a nodule to me) has grown since 2009. It looks the same to me, but I suppose very small growth could have occurred - it's about the size of a silver dollar.

He used the word cancer - which I didn't get to worked up about because he tends to be OVERLY cautious about these issues. I mean if I hadn't come in to get checked for pneumonia, he wouldn't have even thought about getting my lungs checked again.

Does this sound like something that is necessary? It seems like I get a lot of diagnostic testing for things that turn out to be nothing.

NL


Even if you can't control the world around you, you are still the master of your own soul.

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unfound
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Default  Posted: 4:04 PM, March 19th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

((nl)) I always err on the side of caution.


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jo2love
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Default  Posted: 4:35 PM, March 19th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

(((Newlease)))

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Deeply Scared
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Default  Posted: 4:56 PM, March 19th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

(((Newlease))) Sending you healing thoughts and energy.


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ajsmom
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Default  Posted: 4:57 PM, March 19th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I have never smoked but grew up in a house with heavy smokers.

Me too. What you're going through is one of my biggest fears.

That said, just like a mole, get it checked. You just never know.


AJ's MOM


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MovingUpward
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Default  Posted: 5:50 PM, March 19th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

If it has been a few years it is probably good to take another snap shot so you can know the history. If it has grown then it is better to be addressing in now instead of latter. If it hasn't grown then you have another data point over time. I think doctors today are really focused on catching anomalies as early as possible. The fear is usually cancer but I bet that is the minority of the findings.

Sending prayers of comfort


AKA Moo

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We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.


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purplejacket4
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Default  Posted: 8:46 PM, March 19th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Cancers in the lungs aren't that slow growing. Ever.

It's been so long it doesn't hurt to have new measurements but don't sweat it.

[This message edited by purplejacket4 at 8:47 PM, March 19th (Wednesday)]


Me: BS 45
Her: fWS 48 (same sex partner)
Together: 18 years now (both MDs)
OW: meh so what 40s PhD
DD1: 10/30/11EA; DD2: 11/10/11 Had ONS; TT until 12/26/11; broke NC 6/12; NC again 7/12; R-ish

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Default  Posted: 2:41 AM, March 20th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

My dad had the test with the dye for lung cancer. His was positive. He's been smoking for 50+ years.

Doc explained the dye is laced with a sugar solution. Everything that grows quickly needs food fast to grow. The sugar is consumed by the quickly growing tumor. As a result things that are consuming the dye(sugar) substance will glow during the scan.

I hope this explanation helps. And I'll be praying for good outcomes.

K


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tushnurse
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Default  Posted: 7:48 AM, March 20th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

What PJ said, and want to add that nodules in the lungs are actually pretty common.

Sending MoJo and well wishes.

((((and strength))))


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Him: FWS
Kids: 15 & 17
Married for 22 years now, was 16 at the time. .
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wildbananas
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Default  Posted: 8:58 AM, March 20th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

(((NL)))


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Newlease
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Default  Posted: 3:39 PM, March 20th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Just got the results back from the CT I had done this morning. No changes, no problems. Just as I expected!

NL


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Me: BS 45
Her: fWS 48 (same sex partner)
Together: 18 years now (both MDs)
OW: meh so what 40s PhD
DD1: 10/30/11EA; DD2: 11/10/11 Had ONS; TT until 12/26/11; broke NC 6/12; NC again 7/12; R-ish

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tushnurse
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Default  Posted: 3:44 PM, March 20th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Yippee!!!


Me: FBS
Him: FWS
Kids: 15 & 17
Married for 22 years now, was 16 at the time. .
D-Day Sept 26 2008
Fully R'd, and Happy Happy Happy

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Newlease
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Default  Posted: 4:41 PM, March 20th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Oh and thanks to everyone for the uplifting advice, prayers, and support!

NL


Even if you can't control the world around you, you are still the master of your own soul.

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jo2love
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Default  Posted: 1:01 PM, March 21st (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Thank Goodness.


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DD 20 and DS 15
Separated Aug 2012
Moved back home Oct 31 2013
Separated again June 2014. Heading toward divorce.
False R. Still Lying.

"You never know how strong you are until being strong is all you have left"


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MovingUpward
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Default  Posted: 1:32 PM, March 21st (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage


AKA Moo

Think of the haters in your life as sandpaper; they’ll scratch you up time and time again but in the end you’re polished, smooth, and spotless..while they end up useless

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.


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nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 1:34 PM, March 21st (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Yay!


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woundedby2
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Default  Posted: 1:36 PM, March 21st (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Great news!


Me: BS
2 kids: DD16 and DS19
Him: The Assclown NPD
OW: "friend" of 15 years
Divorced! Feb. 2010

Everybody, soon or late, sits down to a banquet of consequences.
~Robert Louis Stevenson


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