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Old 09-24-2009, 06:09 PM   #1
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CT scan spot on lung 7 years post lobectomy

My Father is 86 years old and in excellent health, walks 3 miles a day, sharp as a tack. He had a lobectomy for bronchioalveolar carcinoma of the lung 7 years ago and has been cancer free since. Did not need any chemo or radiation after the initial surgery. His last CT scan showed a spot on his other lung. Doctor did not think it was anything to worry about, but because of his history told him to get a repeat CT scan in 3 months. He went today to followup on the repeat CT scan and the spot was still present, but had not changed in size. Doctor sent him to have a TB test and mentioned the only way to find out what it is would be to take it out. Told him to have a repeat CT scan in 6 months. My Dad is freaked out, thinking the cancer is back. I am not sure what to think of this. I am surprised the doctor did not refer him to a pulmonologist for a bronchoscopy? I would think with the size of the spot unchanged that is a good sign, but am not familiar enough with lung cancer to know if a typical lung cancer would change in size in a 3 month period of time. Any input would be appreciated.

 
Old 10-17-2009, 06:19 PM   #2
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Re: CT scan spot on lung 7 years post lobectomy

yes it is possible for a tumor to increse in two months.

 
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Old 12-09-2009, 06:48 AM   #3
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Re: CT scan spot on lung 7 years post lobectomy

I am a 66 year old Male with similar history. Had two lobes of the right lung removed 7 years ago, with no recurrance until about five months ago when a CT showed two spots on the left lung. Both proved to be cancerous and I had a resection done on them in Late October this year. Am now feeling very well, went back to work after three weeks. CT scan yesterday showed no evidence of any cancerous tissue but they are going to do chemo as a precaution because of the previous history. Keep his spirits up and pray. God has been my strength trough all of this.

 
Old 04-29-2010, 10:39 AM   #4
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Re: CT scan spot on lung 7 years post lobectomy

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My Father is 86 years old and in excellent health, walks 3 miles a day, sharp as a tack. He had a lobectomy for bronchioalveolar carcinoma of the lung 7 years ago and has been cancer free since. Did not need any chemo or radiation after the initial surgery. His last CT scan showed a spot on his other lung. Doctor did not think it was anything to worry about, but because of his history told him to get a repeat CT scan in 3 months. He went today to followup on the repeat CT scan and the spot was still present, but had not changed in size. Doctor sent him to have a TB test and mentioned the only way to find out what it is would be to take it out. Told him to have a repeat CT scan in 6 months. My Dad is freaked out, thinking the cancer is back. I am not sure what to think of this. I am surprised the doctor did not refer him to a pulmonologist for a bronchoscopy? I would think with the size of the spot unchanged that is a good sign, but am not familiar enough with lung cancer to know if a typical lung cancer would change in size in a 3 month period of time. Any input would be appreciated.

 
Old 05-01-2010, 09:20 AM   #5
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Re: CT scan spot on lung 7 years post lobectomy

I had a middle right lobectomy 4 years ago. About a year later 3 spots appeared on my 3 month x-rays. They have not changed in size since they were originally spotted. The Oncologist thinks they are scar tissue from the surgery that eventually calcified making them denser than normal scar tissue and thus showing up as spots. More recently however a diffused area in a different area showed up and so far hasn't grown any more. I also have pain there and at this point they think its an adhesion as its near the surgery site. All I can do is get x-rays every 3 months. They don't even want to do another CT scan yet even though I haven't has one in 3 years so they must not think its something serious yet. I also still have regular blood and urine tests every 3 months to look for enzyme markers the cancer would produce and they have all been in the middle of the normal range so far. Have they been doing that with your Dad?

 
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