New Diagnosis Lung cancer upper right lobe combined with Stage 5 renal failure
Im new to this group and I wondered if you would not mind answering some questions I have.
Tweave years ago I had a kidney transplant which has now failed
Seven months ago my consultant nephrologist suspected the possibility of a renal lymphoma and ordered an ultrasound scan.
This returned clear but as it was the first time lymphoma was ever mentioned I felt that an ultrasound scan alone was not an accurate enough appraisal when searching for cancerous cells which could spread and asked for a PET scan.
This was refused time and again until I put in a complaint against the hospital. Only then was the scan was finally arranged in December.
Two days ago I had a telephone call with the results.
This showed the PET scan had ‘lit up’ in one place only where I was told there was a suspected tumour.
This apparently had grown 15mm x 8mm in my upper right lung lobe which now has to be operated on immediately.
I asked if there was any any possibility that this could be a mistake and was told that until we operate to remove it , ‘ we cannot ever be sure it is cancerous but we have seen enough scans to know we have to act quickly’.
Everything is now moving so fast and I can’t get any direct answers.
I have also heard that the prognosis is not good for patients with combined lung cancer combined with transplant failure. I have always been very concerned about having to take Cyclosporine and Mycophenolate because they are carcinogenic drugs anyhow but there seemed no other option.
How far advanced would a tumour of this size be in terms of lung cancer?
Would this tumour be particularly advanced or early stages as I have no idea.
Can someone please reply.
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