Sep 07, 2012 - 12:37 pm
A right upper lobe spiculated nodule was found on a ct scan of my neck I had after a car accident. My mother died of lung cancer when I was 19 so I was freaked out. My regular doctor told me protocol is to wait 3 months - 50, smoke,overweight, family history- I thought there is no way I am waiting. Pulmonary doc measured it at 8-10mm. I just had the pet scan today. I've spent the interim time between finding out about it and today, about 4 weeks, looking up spiculated lung nodules online and I must say it doesn't look optimistic. I have no idea what to expect next. I did read some posts which gave me hope (thank you thank you). I am a single mom of two boys - one just started college and the other is a 16 year old with aspergers and tourettes. I am afraid to tell them anything because I don't want to upset them and distract them. I have no SO, my parents are both dead and my siblings live far away. I feel alone and afraid.