Jul 10, 2002 - 9:09 pm
My husband has been treated for chronic shoulder pain for the last 2 mos. After visits to the family doctor and to an Orthapedic doctor and my husband suffering more and more pain the family doctor scheduled an MRI. After an MRI was done on the shoulder the results showed no shoulder problem, the doctor ordered chest X-rays. After the results of the chest x-ray he told my husband that he has a mass on his lung. The doctor ordered a cat scan and after a week and a half the doctor calls and says there is a hardness on the lung and schedules my husband to see a lung doctor, it will take almost 3 wks. to see him. No one will tell us whether or not we are dealing with cancer in the lung or not. I'm not understanding why it's taken over 2 mos. to diagnose this. Does a cat scan show whether or not you have cancer or is a biopsy done to determine this. This limbo state of not knowing or getting very little information is irritating, I don't know if it's the doctors or if this is what to expect as far as medical treatment is concerned. I only know my husband's pain is getting worse and the doctor prescribed a form of morhphine to help him relieve the pain and to be able to sleep.