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Old 11-02-2010, 10:44 PM   #1
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Will someone PLEASE give me some feedback?? Im pretty shaken up.

If anyone can share his or her experience with a similar situation I would really appreciate it....I dont know what to think. Please any response will help.

Thanks...

 
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Re: Will someone PLEASE give me some feedback?? Im pretty shaken up.

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If anyone can share his or her experience with a similar situation I would really appreciate it....I dont know what to think. Please any response will help.

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Not sure what you are referring to. Are you asking specifically about lung cancer, or just cancer in general??
You appear to be very upset. If you could give a little bit more information about the situation, I am sure you will get some responses.

 
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Old 11-03-2010, 03:59 PM   #3
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Not sure what you are referring to. Are you asking specifically about lung cancer, or just cancer in general??
You appear to be very upset. If you could give a little bit more information about the situation, I am sure you will get some responses.
Hi Amanda,

Thanks for responding. Yes, I am asking about lung cancer and the spot found on my lung that was 2mm, I followed up with another xray and it is now 3mm. Lung cancer is prevelant in my family and I am concerned. Are there any other symptoms of lung cancer if detected this early? My Dr. said the person may have misread the xray. I am being referred to a specialist, but I am wondering what other peoples experiences have been with this type of news.

 
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Hi Amanda,

Thanks for responding. Yes, I am asking about lung cancer and the spot found on my lung that was 2mm, I followed up with another xray and it is now 3mm. Lung cancer is prevelant in my family and I am concerned. Are there any other symptoms of lung cancer if detected this early? My Dr. said the person may have misread the xray. I am being referred to a specialist, but I am wondering what other peoples experiences have been with this type of news.
My sister had metastatic lung cancer which originated in the breast. She was all set to undergo High Dose Chemotherapy (with her stem cell reinfusement a few days/weeks? later). However the day before they did another chest x-ray just to be sure it had not spread (the first one was done a few weeks before and came back negative) However, this time they found a spot the size of a quarter on her right lobe I believe. A biopsy confirmed it. The cancer at this point was of the very agressive type, and her last and only chance of beating this disease (the HDC) never happened.

I debated recounting this incident because of the negative outcome. However, this was her experience -- not yours.

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Are there any other symptoms of lung cancer if detected this early
Chronic coughing - a common early symptom •Coughing up blood •Worsening cough •Chronic chest pain •Fever •Shortness of breath •Wheezing •Hoarseness •Chest pain •Recurrent pneumonia/bronchitis •Swollen neck and or face •Loss of appetite •Weight loss •Tiredness •Weakness •Fatigue

I hope that I have not upset you any further - this was not my intent. Please let us know what is going on, o.k.????

 
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My sister had metastatic lung cancer which originated in the breast. She was all set to undergo High Dose Chemotherapy (with her stem cell reinfusement a few days/weeks? later). However the day before they did another chest x-ray just to be sure it had not spread (the first one was done a few weeks before and came back negative) However, this time they found a spot the size of a quarter on her right lobe I believe. A biopsy confirmed it. The cancer at this point was of the very agressive type, and her last and only chance of beating this disease (the HDC) never happened.

I debated recounting this incident because of the negative outcome. However, this was her experience -- not yours.



Chronic coughing - a common early symptom •Coughing up blood •Worsening cough •Chronic chest pain •Fever •Shortness of breath •Wheezing •Hoarseness •Chest pain •Recurrent pneumonia/bronchitis •Swollen neck and or face •Loss of appetite •Weight loss •Tiredness •Weakness •Fatigue

I hope that I have not upset you any further - this was not my intent. Please let us know what is going on, o.k.????
No, I appreciate your honesty. I would rather be prepared and educated than the alternative. Im sorry about your sister. I have a lot of chest pains, tired all the time, diarrhea, but no cough. We will see, but I assume the cough and coughing up blood comes with later detection. How big did her spot start when they found it? I will let you know. I want it tested because of my history, I dont want a Dr. who will just say, "lets just watch it" until its too big. Will they do that or does it have to be a certain size?

 
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How big did her spot start when they found it? I will let you know. I want it tested because of my history, I dont want a Dr. who will just say, "lets just watch it" until its too big. Will they do that or does it have to be a certain size?
The first x-ray showed absoutely NOTHING. However, 30 days later, it had grown to the size of a quarter. As I said, it had become very agressive at this point.

If you do nothing else today, DO THIS: Make an appointment with the best Oncologist you can find. Tell them what you have told this board regarding your x-rays, family history, etc.,, and if necessary, plead with them to be seen A.S.A.P. (bring copies of your previous x-rays with you). This is as you may already know, may be VERY SERIOUS.
As I mentioned earlier, keep me apprised!!!!!!!!!!!! I truly DO care!

 
Old 11-04-2010, 08:12 PM   #7
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Okay, I was referred to a pulminary specialist if my insurance accepts of course. I will ask for my xrays, I havent seen them, is that normal? DO I need to ask? I appreciate the feedback enormously. Thank you!

 
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