Jan 01, 2013 - 2:49 am
Here is what the report reads
Auxillary regions are clear
Mediastinum is normal
Lung field assessment shows decreasing nodularity in the superior segment left lower lobe as compared to prior exam, (Nov 7th) now with only one dominant nodular measuring 4mm and other stranding in the area. Findings favor benign etiology / inflammatory etiology. Follow up to complete baseline is recommended
Additionally, there is stable micronodularity along the right major fissure since last exam.
No new abnormality detected.
Limited upper abdomen is unremarkable.
1. Decreasing fibronodularity of the superior segment left lower lobe with recommendations and disussion above.
2. Stable micronodularity along the right major fissure.
3. Followup scan is recommended to establish baseline and/or document stability.
The doctor told me today that basically the scan is "a better scan than the previous scan and that this favors NOT being cancer but rather infectious related"
My last scan showed 3 nodules in the left lobe with the largets node being 7mm, a granulated/crushed glass appearance in the left lung (funny the radioloist did not mention any granulated or crushed glass appearance in this scan, so I assume it is not there or not worthy of notation ?)...
So again, I am thankful for the prayers (and well wishes) you all have been saying. I am now just less than a month shy of the 1 year mark from my last radiation / treatment.
I personally have know idea what "stranding" means or "right major fissure" ...but if the doc says it's better than the last scan and shows shrinkage not growth...I'm happy with that. :)