Dec 05, 2011 - 3:41 pm
Hello to Everyone...
I have been a frequent visitor in the breast cancer forum. The love and understanding I've received from my sisters has encouraged me to post on this forum too.
I had a CT Scan a month ago that shows several small nodules. 5-6mm to be exact. I know what the lung experts say ... too small to be cancerous. I had a lumpectomy in September and a re excision last week. I've been staged at 2 with a grade 2 tumor, ER/PR+, no node involvement, invasive papillary, in situ DCIS, HER2 negative. I haven't even started rads or hormone therapy. Anyway...I need to ask a question. What does nodule density mean and how is it related to cancer (if at all)? I saw a thoracic surgeon today (went without onco doc prescribing .. just went on my own) and he said he didn't feel I needed a biopsy but was concerned that one of the nodules showed moderate density. He spoke to my oncologist and she said she wouldn't change her approach to treatment. She wants to wait 3 months for a new scan and watch the nodules carefully for any growth. This bothers me because my pathology report for BC says my type of cancer cells have a ridiculously high proliferation rate. Does this sound like the right plan? Just wait?
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
Hope to hear from you soon and sending out HUGS to all who need them.