confused and scared
For the past 6 weeks I have had a pinched nerve in the neck that then radiated down me left shoulder and arm. I have no numbness or tingling sensation.
I went te ER and had a chest x-ray and neck x-ray that came out clear. Was told it is a trapped nerve or repetetive strain injury from working at the computer.
Two weeks later, I went to a different ER and had another chest x-ray that came out clear and a shoulder x-ray. They found a small lesion on the cortical shaft of humerus.
I have had many blood tests, a mamogram and will have a bone scan on Jan 3rd 2012.
My question is, if they suspect lung cancer (they have listened to my lungs, asked if I smoked and checked my fingers for clubbing (no clubbing), why are they not ordering a ct scan or MRI ?
Will the blood test tell them if it's lung cancer that has mets to the bones ?
Can an x-ray miss advanced lung cancer twice ?
I am so scared, I can hardly function.
Could the lesion have been there since I was young ? They say it's an incidental finding.
As for the neck and shoulder pain, it is getting better, still there but not as painful.
I really need some positive feedback.