Apr 20, 2013 - 10:21 pm
Hello all, I am a bit confused and allot nervous looking for some input. I had colon cancer treated with a re-section in 2009. Since then all colonoscopies have been clear. I also have what they call a nodule in my adrenal gland which we do a CAT scan on once a year to be safe. The CAT scan is a head neck and chest view. In November the CAT scan revealed no issue with the adrenal gland however showed a nodule in my lung. A 2nd scan 3 weeks ago showed that the lung nodule had more than doubled in size since November. I went to a pulminary doc and he called the growth "very concerning" and said the nodule had "spirals". I understood that to mean likely cancerous activity. He ordered a PET scan to be sure but he even gave me the name of a surgeon. When he called me with the PET scan results he said the nodule was either benign or too small to detect a cancer and wanted me to wait 3 months and do another scan. Really??? And then he said....but, it appears that your colon cancer has returned. He said it lit up in the lower colon in the PET scan. I call the doc that did my original re-section, she ordered a blood test and it came back normal, She is not thinking cancer at this time and scheduled a colonoscopy for next week. So much waiting between tests and wtg for docs to call me are making me physically ill. my stress level is off the charts. So I am wondering...are the blood tests dependable to rule out cancer? If its not cancer that lit up on the PEt SCAN, what else could it be? And really...wait 3 months to check the lung again after such rapid growth? does that sound right? What other kind of nodule grows?? HELP!