Hello--I am new to this message board/thread forum, but have found it very helpful to read what other people have been saying.
I went in for a CT of my abdomen for some digestive problems I was having and to my complete surprise--my Dr. called the very next morning to tell me they found 2 different 5mm nodules in the lower right lobe of my lung. I didn't even know they could see my lungs on this abdominal scan. I am pretty concerned about it--I do not smoke but my husband of 30 years does. I was told the same thing several of you mentioned--that I should just wait for 6 months and have another CT scan done then. I'm not very comfortable with this mainly because my husband was just diagnosed in Nov. with inoperable, aggressive prostate cancer which is somewhat rare for a 51 year old man. His PSA rose from a 12 to a 25 in just 2 months and we were told that it becomes inoperable when the PSA reaches 20 and above, as the cancer has most likely penetrated the prostate wall and there are likely micro pockets in the bones. They wanted to do PSA's for several months before deciding on the next step and it looks to me like the delay caused him a much poorer prognosis. He has just undergone 8 weeks of radiation and is on hormone shots which are a horrible thing for him (and me), but they say this is the best way to slow the cancer down.
Anyway--we certainly don't need this scare now of me having two lung nodules. I realize there are benign nodules as well, but does anyone know if there are some non-invasive tests that can help determine the nature of the nodules? Is there a blood test like the PSA for prostate cancer? Would a chest xray show anything different? The fact I have two of them concerns me. I do have a hard time in our high altitude catching a deep breath, and I get dizzy at times--have no idea if this is related.
Sorry for rambling--I probably lost some of you, but this is brand new news to me and I would appreciate anyones input.