lung masses found yesterday

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lung masses found yesterday

by Lillian645 on Wed Jan 30, 2019 04:03 PM

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Hi I am a 66 yr old woman who has survived breast cancer going on 6 yrs now. Well my daughter went to the ER because she had a back pain and difficulty breathing.  They did a Cat Scan with contrast and found she had pneumonia.  I had the same symptons so I too went to the ER and had a Cat Scan with contrast and they found I had 2 masses on my lungs!  What!  Never expected this! Now I have an appointment with my oncologist today at 3pm but really scared! The dr in the ER said the masses were 3 & 5 centimeters, so I want to know if they are cancerous or hopefully benign.  Never smoked, oldest sibling in the family and I have had skin cancer, gallbladder removed, breast cancer, arthritis in one kee and colitis.  No one in my family has any history of lung cancer and my parents are both alive at the age of 87!  Hope to learn as much as I can.  So scared, just want to be around for my daughter and husband.  I am the glue that holds this family together,  God bless everyone going through this right now!  Thanks for listenening to me! 

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by peggyznd on Thu Jan 31, 2019 09:00 PM

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Lung masses can come from other cancers, could be benign, but seem large for that.  You need to request a review of your kidneys, any other organs that are known to produce lung masses.  Getting another CT with contrast and with that, a review of your body in general is important.  

I had a large kidney cancer which gave me lung metastases, thus my thoughts.  that was 14 years ago, by way of perspective.

PeggyRCC.com

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by Valeriepannone on Tue Feb 12, 2019 08:40 PM

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On Jan 30, 2019 4:03 PM Lillian645 wrote:

Hi I am a 66 yr old woman who has survived breast cancer going on 6 yrs now. Well my daughter went to the ER because she had a back pain and difficulty breathing.  They did a Cat Scan with contrast and found she had pneumonia.  I had the same symptons so I too went to the ER and had a Cat Scan with contrast and they found I had 2 masses on my lungs!  What!  Never expected this! Now I have an appointment with my oncologist today at 3pm but really scared! The dr in the ER said the masses were 3 & 5 centimeters, so I want to know if they are cancerous or hopefully benign.  Never smoked, oldest sibling in the family and I have had skin cancer, gallbladder removed, breast cancer, arthritis in one kee and colitis.  No one in my family has any history of lung cancer and my parents are both alive at the age of 87!  Hope to learn as much as I can.  So scared, just want to be around for my daughter and husband.  I am the glue that holds this family together,  God bless everyone going through this right now!  Thanks for listenening to me! 

Hi, Don't be scared because there are so many treatments today for lung cancer, my mom had it 10 years ago, the Dr, removed a piece of her lobe, so here we are 10 years later. She went for her yearly check up this july 2018 and they did find 2 more spots on both lungs, so at the end of july she went for surgery and they removed a piece of her bottom lobe and did radiation on her other lung in August. She is fine now. She survived and beat it once again. She also went for second opinions and compared notes..I HIGHLY suggest you get a second opinion. For the sake of your life, please  get the second opinion. My friends father went for 4 opinions, 4 different doctors and 3 out of 4 said the same thing.. so i thinks it's important to do that. My dad who has cholangiocarcinoma (liver/bile duct cancer stage 4) went for 2 opinions and they both said the same thing, unfortunatly, dad only has a month to live. His cancer is agressive and rapid.

Hang in there and you are in my prayers!!! Stay strong and take one day at a time, baby steps..

Val Staten Island, N.Y.

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by peggyznd on Tue Feb 12, 2019 09:10 PM

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Lillian, I hope you have been able to get more information on these masses in your lungs, and that the oncologist is answering all your questions.  

Keep in mind that it takes 2.5 centimeters to equal an inch, so these two are about 1 and 2 inches in size.  They can certainly be biopsied, which may be the important first step, unless they can be accurately identified by the CT scans.  

Again, a mass in one organ does not necessarily tell you that it is a cancer OF that organ, as some primary cancers can move into a different organ.  I am also a breast cancer survivor, now about 5 years, so know how unfair it seems to have to deal with a second cancer, wherever it is!

PeggyRCC.com

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