Mar 06, 2012 - 7:23 am
My mom was diagnosed with kidney cancer 2½ years ago. They removed the kidney and the adrenal gland and said it hadn't spread to the lymphnoids. She has had a couple of good checkups but last time she went they noticed some enlarged nodes on the lung lobe. They are watching them and will be doing another ct at the 6 month mark which is about 4 weeks away. This winter my mom has had a lot of problems with breathing. She has problems when walking and pretty much has to gasp for air at times (I haven't witnessed this happening but my grandma and my daughter both have). I'm just wondering if that is a symptom that occurs with lung cancer. I've also recommended that my mom have an air quality test in her home and she is seeing a pulmanologist tomorrow. Right now she doesn't even want to leave her house because she's afraid of losing her breath when she's outside. There has to be something going on but no one can figure out for sure yet. I just wondered if it could be linked to lung cancer because when her doctor talked to us after her kidney cancer surgery he said it was a very aggressive cancer and they got everything that was there at that time. I felt like he was telling us to prepare for it to show up somewhere else and now I'm wondering if it has or if I'm just borrowing worry for no reason.