Posted by Diane
on July 30, 2000 at 17:13:17:
In Reply to: Lung nodule 1.3cmx1.2cm on CTscan posted by Sally on July 27, 2000 at 21:37:41:
: I had a chest xray, which showed a 1.8cm nodule. The CT scan showed a 1.2x1.3cm nodule. My doctor wants me to see a pulmonary dr. I go on Aug. 1. Do you think he will suggest a bronchoscopy. I feel if he doesn't I should push for one. I know how cheap insurance companies are and how doctors are afraid of ruffling their feathers.
: I quit smoking about 18 years ago and only smoked for 7 years about a half pack a day. I do use lots of hair spray.
: Thanks for any input
I have had a meeting with a lung surgeon and diognosis seems to depend mainly on location. If the nodule is in the bronchia(sp) a bronchoscope is possible. If it is near the surface of the lung endoscopy is the method. You will have more information when you see the pulmonary specialist but don't be intimadated by insurance companies. This is your life. Good Luck, Diane