Boy, oh boy does this ever bring back memories for me. In April, 1995, I went in for a routine X-Ray. I'll never forget that day for the rest of my life. Yea, just like you they found a spot about the same size as you describe on my lung. I thought " what does this mean?" Well, I kept getting told the same thing maybe something maybe nothing. I went from Doctor to Doctor...they all told me the same thing that the only way to find out for sure is to have a biopsy (translation surgery) was I scared...you have no idea. They wanted to cut into me. I never smoked they told me this was good for me. THe odds of it being cancer were greatly diminished. So I kept going from doctor to doctor, I think I saw about 3 surgerons and several pulmonary specialists in Dallas, Ft. Worth Texas. I asked one doctor how long I would have if it was cancer. He said "well, in a non smoker like you it generally spreads like wildfire you'll probably be dead in 6 months. Oh, man I went out and got a will drawn up, would walk in to look at my kids at 3 oclock int he morning I was living a living hell. I couldn't sleep...I had to know but I didn't want surgery...I just kept looking for an opinion that would be what I wanted to hear. But I think all the surgeons wanted to be absolutely sure to keep from a lawsuit. I know I know your dying to know what happened right! Well it was histoplasmosis (the cave illness). People who go into caves get it a lot. I'd been in 3 including Carlsbad and 2 down in San Antonio. Histoplasmosis as I understand it is acquired from plant vegetation and decaying bird droppings. It is most prevalent in the Ohio and Mississippi river valleys's But I had it in Texas. But I also had done traveling to New Orleans and Omaha, Nebraska (two hot beds for histoplasmosis) I'm also told that something like 80% of the people in Kentucky have antibodies for Histoplasmosi in their system. I heared all kinds of stories about this and that but finally they gave me an fungus test where they send the specimen to the Mayo lab and grow it for a week and it came back I had acute antibodies for Histoplasmosis. Can I help answer any other questions?