Nov 03, 2000 - 12:14 pm
My name is Rory. I have developed pain in my upper chest and back with aching and swelling of the left arm and hand. I have a history of Hodgkins lymphoma with mantle radiation. Doctor states I am very high risk for lung cancer, sarcoma, breast cancer, and non-hodgkins. She is most worried about lung cancer. Since I have a pacemaker the cannot do an MRI. They did a CT scan but can't visualize behind the pacer due to scatter emitting from the unit. They also found a small spot in my right lung which may be a granuloma, but they are not sure. Thus, they are going to consider doing a PET scan. Has anyone ever had one of these? What other symptoms should I be watching for? I know about Hodgkins but not alot about lung cancer or any of the others. Thanks for any information you can give.