Questions about Lung cancer process

jessicaad16
jessicaad16 Member Posts: 7
So my dad had a CT scan 2 months ago showing a small tumor on his lung.He a PET scan a few weeks ago and a biopsy yesterday. And then today they did a chest x-ray. Is this normal procedure? We havent heard anything back from the biopsy.

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  • dennycee
    dennycee Member Posts: 842
    Waiting is soooooo hard.
    Hi Jessica, so sorry your dad and your family are going through this. Unfortunately it can take up to 72 hours to get results. He should hear by the weekend. Please ask if they did any mutation testing. Was he told the results of the PET scan? The scheduling of a chest x-ray seems out of place. It is going to be up to your dad and family to advocate for him. Call the doctor and demand an explanation.
  • jessicaad16
    jessicaad16 Member Posts: 7
    dennycee said:

    Waiting is soooooo hard.
    Hi Jessica, so sorry your dad and your family are going through this. Unfortunately it can take up to 72 hours to get results. He should hear by the weekend. Please ask if they did any mutation testing. Was he told the results of the PET scan? The scheduling of a chest x-ray seems out of place. It is going to be up to your dad and family to advocate for him. Call the doctor and demand an explanation.

    Yes they said when they did
    Yes they said when they did the PET scan that it was more than likely cancer. I thought the chest x-ray was strange too, thats why I asked.
  • dennycee
    dennycee Member Posts: 842

    Yes they said when they did
    Yes they said when they did the PET scan that it was more than likely cancer. I thought the chest x-ray was strange too, thats why I asked.

    What did they say when you
    What did they say when you called and demanded an explanation?
  • Ex_Rock_n_Roller
    Ex_Rock_n_Roller Member Posts: 281
    The chest x-ray does seem out of sequence ...
    ... but I'm sure they had a reason for wanting to see it. Certainly all the procedures you mention are an expected part of the process.