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Old 12-19-2011, 05:28 PM   #1
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My mom went to gp for pneumonia. He heard congestion in her lungs and sent her for a chest ray. That showed a shadow. He sent her for a cat scan. Today he said he didn't like what he saw and referred her to a pulmonologist. What does all this mean? Is it cancer? Copd? She was responding to the antibiotics before they ran out. Is that a good thing. She doesn't really have any other symptoms. Please help me. I'm scared to death.

 
Old 12-27-2011, 12:24 PM   #2
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Re: scared

Unfortunately, nobody here can tell you anything with any certainty about what the nodule is. However, you should know that 60% of solitary nodules are benign. It is possible the pneumonia gave her the nodule or it is from a prior infection, or some other disease which is not cancer.

I too had a nodule found in an xray last month when I went to the ER and was told I had pneumonia and oh yeah, we found this nodule. I too was scared and went nuts for 2 weeks. Now I have let it go and will just take it as it comes as best as I can.

You have every right to be scared. But try to keep it perspective for now until you know for sure. I wish you and your mom the best!

 
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