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Old 11-24-2010, 05:39 PM   #1
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what is a non-calcified mass?

i am a 24 year old female who has suffered with highblood pressure and palpatations since i delivered my second son. during an office visit with a cardiac specialist i had a chest xray performed which has revealed some sort of non-calcified mass in my left lung. the nurse assured me that with my age and its size it would most likely not be cancerous but that i should think about a CT scan. i was just wondering if other things, such as mucus, could appear in this manner on a chest xray, or if it can only be a nodule....im a little lost and a little nervous becuase every site i look at says non calcified is worse than calcified...some one please let me know...knowledge is comfort, even if it isnt what i want to hear...thankyou

 
Old 11-24-2010, 05:53 PM   #2
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Re: what is a non-calcified mass?

The size matters, I don't understand why she wouldn't send you for a follow-up, I think that you should sign up for a CAT scan....it will be covered by insurance because there is a suspcious lesion. Also, you should find out if this mass was showing up on past XRAys..and if it has changed. Have you had past x-rays? It is probably nothing..and I don't know how a "nurse" knows if it is classified or non-classified...you didn't talk to a Dr.? Many people have nodules...it seems like it is a personal choice on how far you investigate them....you can wait until the next X ray (which I hope they are going to watch this and see if it changes)..or you can follow-up on this one. I have 3 nodules...I only had 1 3 years ago...I just had an MRI and they are not concerned about them. But, I just read a post where a ladys Dr. told her not to be concerned...and she went further and had surgery and hers turned out to be malignant cancer. So, its our choice on how far we go.

 
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:32 AM   #3
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Re: what is a non-calcified mass?

thankyou so much missy, and yes the doctor reviewed it and had told the nurse to offer a chance for a cat scan. i think i am going to take your advice and call them monday for a followup. not knowing i think is worse than anything. i appreciate your help...

 
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