I was informed 2 weeks ago after a routine X-ray/CT scan that I have a 7mm nodule on my left lung. What was more worrying was the fact that the CT report also indicated that I have about 3 mediastinal lymph nodes inflamed. I think they are 1.62 cm, 1.62 cm and 1.42 cm. I have not had a cough or any other infection for a long time except for the odd colds. I have been to a respiratory physician who wants me to get a biopsy done although he was quite sure that a 7mm nodule cannot cause this sort of lymph nodes inflammation. I am awaiting a call from him on what the next step to take.
I am scared to death that I have advanced lung cancer as I have a wife and a 2 year old. I don't have any other symptoms except a dull on/off right side back pain (which is the reason for abdominal ultrasound and x-ray initially) I have had for about 5 years now. Can anyone tell me whether they had a small sized cancer that caused enlarged lymph nodes which were visible on either CT or x-ray?