My husband recently had bronchitis. He went to his MD and was sent for an XRay. The XRay showed a small shadow in his right upper lobe. He was sent for a CT scan.
The radiologists report states
Indicative of early lung cancer.
The little blur was 2 1/2 cm by 3 cm
He was sent to a specialist who looked at the scan and told him he had early lung cancer. No biopsy was done! We asked but the answer we got was, "it's early lung cancer. We have to remove the upper lobe"
Last Thursday, they went in and removed his right upper lobe. The doctor said he tried to remove just a wedge but the cancer was too deep so he took the whole lobe.
Two days later, the biopsy came back.
It was a calcium deposit and not cancer.
My husband is in CCU and is in pain. Even when the doctor was asked about a biopsy before surgery, he insisted it was cancer.
Get another opinion! Get a biopsy first! Another few weeks won't matter especially if it's NOT cancer!
If you love someone or yourself, get a second opinion and insist on a biopsy! Be sure you know what is happening before you lose a lung to some fast acting idiot with a scalpel!