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How Could They Miss It?

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Old 08-12-2004, 02:28 PM   #1
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How Could They Miss It?

My grandmother went into the hospital this past monday feeling nauseous and bloated, and, as usual, the doctors put her through a bunch of tests. This time however, they found a spot on her lung and said they would have to remove it to see what it was. We just got a call about an hour ago from my grandmother saying that they told her she has lung cancer. How could they know this before doing the surgery to remove the spot, or any other tests? And the thing that really gets me is that she has had so many x-rays and scans, they didn't notice it before. After looking at an x-ray from last year, the doctors saw that the spot was there then as well. How could they not notice it (or check into it) for over a year, knowing there was a spot there? They said it had only gotten a little bigger, but it still annoys me to no end that no one noticed this a year ago. Now she'll have to go into surgery to get it removed, and see if it has spread anywhere else. I'm hoping it hasn't, otherwise I will be even more upset with the doctors for missing it so many times before.

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