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Old 02-11-2007, 12:02 PM   #6
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Re: So here's my story

I'm sorry you are going thru this! I am 27 years old and 2 years ago they found something on my right lung by accident. They did CT scans and a PET scan and both led them to believe it was just a hamartoma...but they couldn't rule out cancer 100%...although they were pretty sure it wasn't. So, after two years of monitoring it by CT scan....it showed growth. From what my pulmonist told me, if a scan hasn't changed after 2 years...it generally means it is benign. Since mine changed, they removed it. The pathology report came back as a benign hamartoma...just like they thought.

So, my advice is maybe to ask for them to monitor it over a 2 year period? I am not a doctor, however this was my experience. I hope that everything is okay.