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Old 02-27-2018, 06:17 PM   #1
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Had a cancer screening done. The results showed mild emphysema with scattered fibrosis in both lungs with no consolidation. I was told to get another scan in a year. The dr didnt discuss it or seemed to concerned. Isnt fibrosis serious ? Stopped smoking 14 mths ago when I was told I had mild copd. TY

 
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Old 02-28-2018, 02:53 AM   #2
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Good for you for stopping smoking! As a former smoker, I know how difficult that is!

Only your doctor can answer that question about if it is serious...being that he/ she said they will rescan you in a year, I would think its not terrible.....no treatment was suggested, which is a good thing; but to put your own mind at rest, Call the doctors office. Ask them to have the doctor call you at the end of his/ her day to talk...get the answers you are looking for.

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Old 02-28-2018, 04:33 AM   #3
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Was this a pulmonologist? If not,I'd take my scans to one for a second opinion. And if it was, I'd still get a second opinion. You should at least be on an inhaler. I've known several people with fibrosis and it should be treated from the start.

 
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